Championship: Matthew Wantman Eliminated in 22nd Place by Taylor Wilson

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  21 of 1,692

Matthew Wantman
Matthew Wantman

Matthew Wantman moved all in from the hijack for 550,000, Taylor Wilson moved all in over the top from the button for nearly eight million, and everyone else folded.

Wilson said, “If you have an ace, you’re ahead,” and he showed KsQh. Wantman turned over Ac5h, and needed it to hold to stay alive.

The board came Qs8h4h9d6s, and Wilson paired his queen on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Wantman in 22nd place.

Taylor Wilson  –  8,600,000  (86 bb)
Matthew Wantman  –  Eliminated in 22nd Place  ($29,480)

With 21 players remaining from a field of 1,692, the average chip stack is around 4,030,000 (40 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $29,480 each.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight for as long as it takes to get down to the final two tables (16 players).