Championship: Brian Altman Defeats John Dollinger for the LHPO Title

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Level 33:  125,000/250,000 with a 250,000 ante

John Dollinger limped his button, Brian Altman raised to 800,000 and Dollinger quickly moved all in for 9,175,000.

“Did you say all-in?” Altman asked to confirm.

He did and Altman immediately called.

Altman: AcAd
Dollinger: As8d

Dollinger needed a lot of help to stay in the game but there was no magic on the Kc9s7d flop. The 2d turn left Dollinger drawing dead and Altman was officially a two-time WPT LHPO champ after the Th river.

Dollinger earned $311,751 for his runner-up finish while Altman earned $482,636 and put his name on the WPT Champions Cup for a second time.

1st: Brian Altman – $482,636*
2nd: John Dollinger – $311,751
* First-prize amount includes the winner’s $15,000 entry into the season-ending Baccarat Crystal WPT Tournament of Champions.

Championship: Brian Altman Retakes the Lead

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Level 32:  100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 843

After narrowing the gap with John Dollinger, Brian Altman opened his button to 375,000 and Dollinger called. The flop was Js9s8d and both players checked.

The turn was 8c, Dollinger bet 250,000 and Altman raised to 1,300,000. Dollinger called, the river was Kd, and Dollinger checked. Altman bet 3,200,000 and Dollinger quickly called.

Altman showed Qs8h for trip eights and Dollinger mucked the big pot to Altman.

Brian Altman – 21,550,000 (108 bb)
John Dollinger – 12,170,000 (61 bb)

Championship: Heads-Up Underway

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Level 31:  75,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 843

John Dollinger and Brian Altman took a quick break after Chanracy Khun’s elimination to set up the heads-up match. Blind levels are now 30 minutes long until we have a champion. Dollinger begins the match with a healthy lead over Altman.

Seat 1: John Dollinger – 20,850,000 (139 bb)
Seat 3: Brian Altman – 12,875,000 (86 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $482,636*
2nd: $311,751
* First-prize amount includes the winner’s $15,000 entry into the season-ending Baccarat Crystal WPT Tournament of Champions.

Championship: Chanracy Khun – 3rd Place ($230,086)

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Players Remaining:  2 of 843

Chanracy Khun

Brian Altman folded his button and John Dollinger moved all in from the small blind. Chanracy Khun gave his cards a look and called at risk for 1,900,000.

Dollinger: Th8h
Khun: Ad2h

Khun was ahead for the double but Dollinger paired his ten on the KdTc9h flop. The Ts turn left Khun drawing dead to the 7s river and he was sent out in third place.

John Dollinger – 20,850,000 (139 bb)
Chanracy Khun – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($230,086)

Championship: Chanracy Doubles Through Brian Altman

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Level 31:  75,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 843

Chanracy Khun

John Dollinger limped the button and Chanracy Khun shoved for 3,025,000 from the small blind. Dollinger mucked his hand out of turn before Altman called in the big blind.

Khun: Ac9c
Altman: KsQd

Khun’s suited ace was in the lead and the Tc7s2h9d6h runout gave him another double.

After the hand, Dollinger was issued an orbit penalty for folding out of turn.

Chanracy Khun – 6,600,000 (44 bb)
Brian Altman – 12,200,000 (81 bb)