Event 26 Flight G: David Pham Eliminated by Gary Wong

$600 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 13:  1,500/2,500 with a 2,500 ante
Flight G Remaining:  189 of 848

Gary Wong

David Pham was all in with KcJd in the hole, and Gary Wong had him covered holding pocket kings.

The final board read Qd8d4c2h2c, and Pham was eliminated from the tournament. Wong stacked up 158,000 after collecting the pot.

Gary Wong – 189,000 (75 bb)
David Pham – Eliminated

Event 26 Flight H: Locking Up the Guarantee

$600 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1:  100/100

The last flight of Showdown Event 26 gets underway at 5 pm and the $600 Deep Stack will surpass its $2,000,000 guarantee in the first level. From there, the prize pool will continue to climb until registration closes at 9:30 pm.

  • $2,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Day 1 levels last 30 minutes; Day 2 levels last 40 minutes
  • Levels 24+ last 60 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (9:30pm)
  • Day 1 will end when field reaches 12.5%
  • Event 26 Structure Sheet

Event 32: Prize Pool and Payouts with $10,585 to Badugi Champ

2024 Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 32
$600 Badugi (Re-Entry)
Entries:  55
Prize Pool:  $28,600
April 13, 2024

Registration closed for our first-ever Badugi trophy event with 55 entries creating a prize pool worth $10,585. The last seven players will make the money with $1,290 for a min-cash and $10,585 to the Badugi champ.

1st: $10,585 + Showdown Trophy
2nd: $6,290
3rd: $3,860
4th: $2,715
5th: $2,145
6th: $1,715
7th: $1,290

Event 26 Flight G: Fred Paradis Takes One Out

$600 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 12:  1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Flight G Remaining:  207 of 848

Fred Paradis

The small blind was all in holding pocket nines, but Fred Paradis had him covered holding pocket jacks UTG+1.

The final board read KdQs6s6c8d, and Paradis took out his opponent to stack up 129,000 after collecting the pot.

Fred Paradis – 129,000 (80 bb)

Event 26 Flight G: Gintautas Putinas the New Leader

$600 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 11:  800/1,600 with a 1,600 ante
Flight G Remaining:  243 of 848

Gintautas Putinas

The third break ended and they have two new big stacks to contend with this afternoon. Gintautas Putinas looks like the only player over 200K so far with 207,000 while Brandon Whidden is knocking on the door with 188,000.

They will likely get one more break before bagging since they need to get down to 106 before tapping out for the night.

Brandon Whidden

Event 26 Flight G: Next Break

$600 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 11:  800/1,600 with a 1,600 ante
Flight G Remaining:  243 of 848

Flight G is about ready to take another break, 15 minutes away from the tables while tournament staff pull the black chips out play.

With 243 players remaining and 106 moving on, they still have some work to do before they can prepare for bubble play.

Event 26 Flight G: Registration Closed with 848 Entries

$600 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 10:  600/1,200 with a 1,200 ante
Flight G Remaining:  369 of 848

Registration closed for Flight G of Showdown Event 26 with 848 entries putting the combined total at 3,650. The tournament is only 197 new entries away from surpassing the $2,000,000 guarantee and it should get there as soon as cards go in play for Flight H.

Flight G will continue until 106 players remain and survivors will advance to Day 2 tomorrow at 1 pm in the money. Players must bag chips to make the money.

Day/TimeFlightEntriesAdvanced
Weds at 10 a.m.A34544
Weds at 5 p.m.B40550
Thursday at 10 a.m.C44356
Thursday at 5 p.m.D40050
Friday at 10 a.m.E59375
Friday at 5 p.m.F61675
Saturday at 10 a.m.G848TBD
Saturday at 5 p.m.H
Total3,650350

Chip Counts Through Flight F

Event 26 Flight G: Robert Seaton Leads

$600 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9:  500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Flight G Entries:  848

Robert Seaton

The second break ended and players are back in their seats with an unofficial 848 entries showing on the clock. We will report the official numbers as soon as the math is complete.

Robert Seaton is the new leader in the room with a very nice 178,300 after eight levels. Adam Reese (138,500), Alexander Borukhovich (132,100), and Yaymel Bodes (120,400) are also doing well this afternoon as we begin playing down to the money.

Event 26 Flight G: Last Level to Register

$600 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8:  300/500 with a 500 ante
Flight G Entries:  777

Denavol Wilson

We are in the last level to join Flight G with a very lucky 777 entries but that will increase a bit before reg closes at 2:30 pm—an excellent turnout with lots of laughs and big pots.

More friends in the field include Denavol Wilson, Frank Russ, Huifang Zhang, Mica Lamar, Forrest Raleigh, Joel Deutsch, James Carroll, Micah Raskin, Jerry Silva, and Manny Minaya.

Frank Russo
Huifang Zhang
Mica Lamar
Forrest Raleigh (left) and Joel Deutsch (right)