Event 43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

James Mackey Eliminated in 3rd Place ($286,000)

James Mackey - 3rd Place

Straight after James Mackey doubled through Neil Channing, it was looking like it was about to happen all over again. This time, Mackey was all-in holding {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} against Channing's {5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}.

The {k-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{4-Clubs} flop and Mackey's rail would be up on their feet celebrating. The {3-Spades} turn changed nothing and it was looking like Mackey was in very good shape to give himself a real chance at making a run at the title.

River: {5-Spades}

The poker gods had different ideas as the devastating river would give Channing the best hand, eliminating Mackey in third place and sending Channing into the heads-up battle with an unprecedented chip lead.

Player Chips Progress
Neil Channing gb
Neil Channing
gb 10,100,000 2,000,000
James Mackey us
James Mackey
us Busted

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