Event 17: Brian Altman Wins a Four-Way All-In

$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guarantee | Structure
Level 12:  1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining:  45 of 149

Ian O'Hara, Brian Altman, and Chad Eveslage
From foreground left to right: Ian O’Hara, Brian Altman, and Chad Eveslage

There was a four-way all-in preflop situation, and here were their cards in roughly the order of descending chip counts:

Ian O’Hara:  9d9c
Manuel Amaro:  4s4d
Brian Altman:  AhKc
Hijack:  As10d

The board came 8s7h2dAc3d, and Altman won the main pot with a pair of aces and his king kicker to triple up and eliminate the player in the hijack.

O’Hara wins a smaller side pot with his pocket nines to eliminate Amaro.

Brian Altman  –  70,000  (35 bb)
Ian O’Hara  –  155,000  (78 bb)

At another table, after two players entered the pot, the player in the big blind moved all in for 23,000. The middle-position player folded, and Jerry Wong called from the button with KsKh.

The big blind turned over 5d5c, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came 8h4c3s10d2c, and the pocket kings held up for Wong to win the pot and eliminate his opponent from the tournament.

Jerry Wong  –  65,000  (33 bb)