Event #13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em

Joe McKeehen Eliminated in 5th Place ($32,761)

dsalituro • Level 31: 120,000-240,000, 0 ante
Joe McKeehen

Ben Ross raised before Joe McKeehen three-bet from the button, leaving himself around 40,000 behind. Ross put him all in and McKeehen called.

Joe McKeehen: {k-Diamonds}{j-Spades}
Ben Ross: {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}

McKeehen stayed ahead as the flop came {6-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}, but Ross hit the {10-Diamonds} on the turn.

"Hold one time," he yelled as the dealer turned over the {k-Hearts} on the river, giving McKeehen a higher pair.

McKeehen doubled up to 1,200,000, but he was all in again the next hand against Michael Moncek.

McKeehen called a three-bet and saw a flop of {9-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}. Moncek bet, McKeehen raised, and Moncek called. They got the rest of McKeehen's chips in the middle on the {4-Diamonds} turn.

McKeehen had flopped a straight with {j-Spades}{8-Spades}, but Moncek had a higher straight with {k-Hearts}{j-Clubs}. The {3-Diamonds} on the river was inconsequential, and the 2015 Main Event champ made his exit in fifth place.

Player Chips Progress
Michael Moncek us
Michael Moncek
us 4,900,000 1,000,000
Ben Ross US
Ben Ross
US 1,500,000 -1,000,000
Joe McKeehen US
Joe McKeehen
US Busted

Tags: Ben RossJoe McKeehenMichael Moncek