Main Event

Ken Pates Eliminated in 5th Place ($21,624)

mnuwwarah • Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Ken Pates - Fifth Place

Ken Pates raised to 170,000 on the button, and Mike Lang defended his big blind. Lang checked to the raiser on the {k-Clubs}{a-Spades}{6-Spades} flop, and Pates fired 225,000. Lang raised it to 500,000, and Pates announced a deep-voiced all in.

Lang tanked for a long few minutes before voicing a call.

Lang: {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}
Pates: {a-Diamonds}{3-Spades}

Lang was in a great spot, needing to fade only a three, while a pair on the board below kings would chop it for Pates. The {2-Diamonds} and {7-Hearts} kept it clean for Lang, and Pates had to settle for fifth.

Player Chips Progress
Mike Lang us
Mike Lang
us 3,450,000 1,500,000
Ken Pates us
Ken Pates
us Busted

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