Hand #150: Mark Davis Wins the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown ($1,000,300); Darren Elias Finishes as Runner-Up ($660,000)

May 25, 2022

Mark Davis
Photo:  WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Champion Mark Davis

Mark Davis limps for 2,000,000, and Darren Elias checks his option.

The flop comes Club QSpade 8Club 5, Elias checks, Davis bets 2,600,000, and Elias thinks for a while before he calls.

The turn card is the Heart 10, Elias moves all in for 9,300,000, and Davis quickly calls with Heart 8Heart 5 for two pair, eights and fives.

Elias turns over Diamond 9Spade 7 for an open-ended straight draw, and he needs to catch a jack or a six to stay alive.

The river card is — the Heart 7.

Mark Davis wins the pot — and the WPT title — with two pair, eights and fives.

Mark Davis and Chance Kornuth
Photo:  Mark Davis (left) receives congratulations from Chance Kornuth after his victory.

Darren Elias finishes as the runner-up, earning $660,000.

Mark Davis wins the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, earning $1,000,300. Davis will have his name added to the one and only Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup alongside all of the other champions from all 20 seasons.

Congratulations to Mark Davis!

1st:  Mark Davis  –  $1,000,300
2nd:  Darren Elias  –  $660,000
3rd:  Marcos Exterkotter  –  $490,000
4th:  Viet Vo  –  $370,000
5th:  Andrew Barfield  –  $280,000
6th:  Mike Laufer  –  $215,000

Darren Elias
Photo:  Runner-Up Darren Elias

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