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 , and Oganyan turned over — .
Unless the board brought three spades or three hearts, it would be a chopped pot.
The board came , 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).