Championship: Brian Altman – 4th Place ($290,000)

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship
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Level 31:  125,000/250,000 with a 250,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 1,541

Brian Altman
Brian Altman

Josh Kay raised from the button to 575,000 with AsKc, and Brian Altman called from the big blind with Ks8c.

Both players checked to the turn on a board of Jh9d8s10h, Altman checked, Kay bet 300,000, and Altman called.

The river card was the Qd, giving Altman a king-high straight, but Kay clinched the pot with an ace-high straight.

Altman checked, Kay bet 2,000,000, and Altman check-raised to 4,000,000. Kay moved all in, and Altman called all in for about 7,800,000 with his Ks8c for a king-high straight.

But of course Kay turned over his AsKc to win the pot with an ace-high straight, eliminating three-time WPT champion Brian Altman in fourth place.

Brian Altman  –  Eliminated in 4th Place  ($290,000)

Here are the updated chip counts for the final three players:

Seat 1.  Chad Eveslage  –  13,250,000  (53 bb)
Seat 2.  Josh Kay  –  19,825,000  (79 bb)
Seat 3.  Andrew Wilson  –  43,900,000  (176 bb)

And here are the final table payouts:

1st:  $785,800 + $10,400 WPT World Championship seat
2nd:  $525,000
3rd:  $390,000

4th:  Brian Altman  –  $290,000
5th:  Gediminas Uselis  –  $219,000
6th:  Robel Andemichael  –  $167,000

With three players remaining, the average chip stack is about 25,675,000 (103 big blinds), and the next player to be eliminated will earn $390,000.