Championship Day 1A: Brian Altman Eliminated by Farid Jattin In a Three-Way All-In Situation

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9:  1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Players Remaining:  300 of 893

Brian Altman
Brian Altman

After some preflop action, Farid Jattin reraised from the hijack to 17,000, the player on the button moved all in for 33,000, and three-time WPT champion Brian Altman moved all in over the top from middle position for 73,500.

Jattin tanked for a while before he called, and all three players turned over their cards. Here they are in descending order of chip counts:

Farid Jattin:  JdJc
Brian Altman:  AdKh
Button:  9s9d

The board came 7d4d3c7c10s, and the pocket jacks held up for Jattin to win the pot and eliminate both of his opponents from Day 1A.

Farid Jattin  –  250,000  (167 bb)
Brian Altman  –  Eliminated

Farid Jattin
Farid Jattin

With about 350 players remaining from an unofficial Day 1A field of 893, the average chip stack is about 102,000 (68 big blinds). The total prizepool is already worth more than $2.85 million (smashing the $2 million guarantee), plus whatever tomorrow’s field brings on Day 1B.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 11:15 pm.