Neil Channing was short throughout the final table, but he parlayed the aggressive play from others with his own mastery of the game to reach a heads up match with Joshua Tieman.
Channing was unable to overcome the near 7:1 chip advantage though, and after about a dozen hands of heads up we have a champion.
Tieman opened to 80,000 with the button and Channing moved all-in for 716,000. Tieman took his time, patient as always, riffling chips with his hand. Finally he called and and the hands were tabled:
The dealer wrapped the table and flopped . No help for Channing.
The on the turn paired the board, keeping the door cracked open a bit.
It slam shut with the on the river.
The English professional was so close to his first WSOP bracelet, but he will have to settle for second place and $273,153.
Marvelous effort Mr. Channing!