Main Event

Ryan Tepen Eliminated in 9th Place ($9,393)

mnuwwarah • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante
Ryan Tepen - Ninth Place

Ryan Tepen raised to 60,000 in middle position, and Taylor Howard three-bet to 170,000 in the hijack. Action folded back to Tepen, who took a long look at Howard before announcing all in. Howard called right away with his 680,000 stack.

Howard: {a-}{q-}
Tepen: {a-Clubs}{6-Clubs}

Howard had Tepen dominated, but Tepen picked up a gutter on the {5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{3-Spades} flop. The {2-Spades} turn gave Tepen chopping outs, but a {9-Diamonds} river meant he shipped nearly all of his stack to Howard.

The next hand, Tepen pushed all in for 57,000 in early position, and both Rick McGown and Matt Kirby called in the blinds. After the {7-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{9-Diamonds} flop, McGown shoved and Kirby folded.

McGown: {10-Clubs}{4-Clubs}
Tepen: {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}

Tepen had a straight draw in addition to his set outs, but nothing materialized for him on the {a-Clubs} turn or {3-Spades} river, and he became the second player ousted from the final table.

Player Chips Progress
Taylor Howard us
Taylor Howard
us 1,441,000 689,000
Rick McGown
Rick McGown
370,000 84,000
Ryan Tepen us
Ryan Tepen
us Busted

Tags: Matt KirbyRick McGownRyan TepenTaylor Howard