Championship: Blake Whittington Eliminated in 54th Place by Aram Oganyan

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  53 of 1,692

Blake Whittington
Blake Whittington

Blake Whittington moved all in from the cutoff for 285,000, and Aram Oganyan tanked for a while before calling or shoving from the small blind. Nadya Magnus quickly folded from the big blind.

Whittington showed Ks7s, and Oganyan turned over — Kh7h.

Unless the board brought three spades or three hearts, it would be a chopped pot.

The board came 5s4h2h9sQh, and Oganyan rivered a heart flush to win the pot and eliminate Whittington on one of the most painful preflop beats in the game.

Aram Oganyan  –  1,100,000  (22 bb)
Blake Whittington  –  Eliminated in 54th Place  ($15,140)

With 53 players remaining from a field of 1,692, the average chip stack is around 1,595,000 (32 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $15,140 each.

There will be a one-hour dinner break around 6:00 pm, and the field is scheduled to play as long as it takes to get down to the final two tables tonight (16 players).

Aram Oganyan
Aram Oganyan is fresh off winning the $25,500 High Roller on Friday, where he won $480,175.