The All-Star Showdown semifinals were played over the weekend. Team Online's Ike Haxton and Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky battled for 19 hours (about 4,200 hands) until a winner had been crowned: Ben Sulsky. Not long after this marathon match came to an end it was time for the second semifinal between Phil "MrSweets28" Galfond and Daniel "w00ki3z" Cates. This match took a little more than seven hours to run through just over 3,000 hands. Cates was down for the most of the beginning hours of the match, however, he made an amazing comeback in the last 800 hands of the match and managed to defeat Sulsky.
The final of the All-Star Showdown is being played right now. Sulsky and Cates are guaranteed at least $250,000 each. The winner will take home an amazing $550k and the first All-Star Showdown trophy.