Championship: Maximino Ramirez Lopez Eliminated in 257th Place by Shawn Barnett

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 17:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining:  256 of 2,290

Shawn Barnett
Shawn Barnett

With the final board showing QdJc2s9sQc, Maximino Ramirez Lopez moved all in from the big blind for 218,000, and Shawn Barnett went into the tank in late position.

Eventually, Barnett called, and Ramirez Lopez showed Js10d for two pair, queens and jacks. But Barnett turned over 2d2c to win the pot with deuces full of queens, eliminating Ramirez Lopez in 257th place.

Shawn Barnett  –  1,000,000  (100 bb)
Maximino Ramirez Lopez  –  Eliminated in 257th Place  ($5,850)

With 256 players remaining from a field of 2,290, the average chip stack is around 447,000 (45 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $5,850 each.

Action will continue tonight until the end of Level 20 (around 12:35 am).

Event 1: Matthew Zarcadoolas Eliminated in 56th Place by David Maslowski

$600 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  55 of 4,535

Matthew Zarcadoolas
Matthew Zarcadoolas

Matthew Zarcadoolas was just eliminated when his 10d9d failed to catch up to David Maslowski’s 10h10c on a board of 10s5d4s7c3h.

Maslowski won the pot with his set of tens to eliminate Zarcadoolas in 56th place.

David Maslowski  –  2,725,000  (55 bb)
Matthew Zarcadoolas  –  Eliminated in 56th Place  ($5,050)

With 55 players remaining from a field of 4,535, the average chip stack is around 1,650,000 (33 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $5,050 each.

David Maslowski
David Maslowski

Late Day Eliminations

Level 14
Blinds: 1,200/2,400
Ante: 300

A short-stacked Alex Bolotin shoved from the cutoff for about 21,000. The player in the big blind called with AsKs, leading Bolotin’s 3s2s. The flop came down Jd7s3d to pair Bolotin and he maintained the lead through the 9d turn. However, the Ad landed on the river to end Bolotin’s day. Meanwhile, Adam Levy busted at a nearby table.

Alex Bolotin – Eliminated
Adam Levy – Eliminated

Levy Likes the River

Blinds: 75/150

Picking up the action after a 9s8c2h flop, the player in the big blind checked to Adam Levy who bet 400 from middle position. Levy’s opponent called to see the As turn, which both players checked. When the 3c landed on the river, the player in the big blind bet 1,000. Levy raised to 3,500 and after a few moments, Levy’s opponent called.

Levy tabled 3h3s for a set of threes, his opponent mucked, and Levy collected the pot to increase his stack to about 22,000.