High Roller: Joe McKeehen Wins! ($550,990); Darren Elias Eliminated in 2nd Place ($539,135)

$25,500 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  1 of 91

Joe McKeehen
Joe McKeehen

Darren Elias (4,870,000) and Joe McKeehen (4,230,000) agreed to a deal, giving each $539,135 and leaving $11,855 left to flip for.

On the first hand, Elias had Jc2c on the button against McKeehen’s 9h4h in the big blind. The board came 8dJh7h7c10d, giving McKeehen a jack-high straight to double up and take the lead.

On the second hand, McKeehen held Jc3d on the button against Elias’ 5c3c in the big blind. The board ran out Qd7d6s10hKh, no help to Elias, locking up the victory for McKeehen and a first-place payday of $550,990.

Elias finished runner-up for $539,135.

A recap of the event will be posted later tonight.

Darren Elias