High Roller: Joe McKeehen – 5th Place ($158,130)

$25,500 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 132

Joe McKeehen
Joe McKeehen

Joe McKeehen raised from the cutoff to 500,000, leaving himself about 150K behind. Altman called from the button.

The flop came 8d6s5h, McKeehen moved all in for about 150,000, and Altman quickly called with AhAc.

McKeehen turned over Qd9d for a gutshot straight draw, and he needed to improve to stay alive.

The turn card was the Kd, giving McKeehen a diamond flush draw for additional outs.

But the river card was the 9h, and McKeehen’s pair of nines was too little, too late. Altman won the pot with his pocket aces to eliminate McKeehen in fifth place.

Brian Altman  –  4,350,000  (73 bb)
Joe McKeehen  –  Eliminated in 5th Place  ($158,130)

With four players remaining from a field of 132, the average chip stack is around 3,300,000 (55 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed to earn at least $203,875 each.