Joe McKeehen raised from the cutoff to 500,000, leaving himself about 150K behind. Altman called from the button.
The flop came , McKeehen moved all in for about 150,000, and Altman quickly called with .
McKeehen turned over for a gutshot straight draw, and he needed to improve to stay alive.
The turn card was the , giving McKeehen a diamond flush draw for additional outs.
But the river card was the , 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.