Main Event

Joseph Skinner Eliminated in 2nd Place ($344,934)

donpeters • Level 31: 250,000-500,000, 50,000 ante
Joseph Skinner - 2nd Place

Hand #68: Maxx Coleman raised all in from the button, and Joseph Skinner folded.

Hand #69: Skinner raised all in from the button, and Coleman folded.

Hand #70: Coleman moved all in from the button, and Skinner called to put himself at risk with the {Q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}. Coleman had the {J-Spades}{4-Hearts}.

The {10-Spades}{9-Clubs}{5-Spades} flop kept Skinner in the lead with his queen high, but the {4-Spades} on the turn gave Coleman a pair of fours and the best hand. The river was the {2-Hearts} to complete the board, and with that Skinner was eliminated in second place.

Skinner earned $344,934 in prize money. For the man from Lubbock, Texas, who had under $2,000 in live tournament earnings coming into this event, the money is an amazing accomplishment. Plus, Skinner won his way into this event in a $500 satellite, making the result much sweeter.

Player Chips Progress
Maxx Coleman us
Maxx Coleman
us 29,100,000 8,960,000
Joseph Skinner us
Joseph Skinner
us Busted

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