Event #45: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller

James Chen Eliminated in 2nd Place ($1,000,253)

zedmaster84 • Level 32: 200,000-400,000, 0 ante
James Chen

James Chen won two pots to earn himself two big blinds and climb to 3,900,000, then raised to 1,200,000 and picked up a call by Stephen Chidwick.

The flop came {k-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} and Chidwick checked to Chen, who bet 800,000. Just a few moments later, Chidwick check-raised the pot and Chen sunk back into his chair before eventually calling all in.

James Chen: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}
Stephen Chidwick: {k-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{6-Spades}

Chen was in trouble and needed running diamonds, straight cards or an eight to avoid the elimination. The {10-Clubs} turn gave him a gutshot, however, the {2-Diamonds} river was a blank and Chen's bid for a maiden bracelet came to an end. He receives a massive payday of $1,000,253 while Chidwick earns the biggest victory of his poker career so far.

A recap of today's action and all the winner quotes are to follow.

Player Chips Progress
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 41,700,000 3,100,000
James Chen tw
James Chen
tw Busted

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