$5k NLHE Shootout – Josh Tieman Takes it Down
It took less than four hours to find a winner on Day 3 of the $5k NLHE Shootout event.
The final table ended up being one of the shortest in WSOP history and heads-up play between Neil Channing and Josh Tieman lasted less than 10 hands.
It helped that Tieman had Channing out-chipped by a 7:1 margin.
In the final hand Tieman opened for 80,000 and Channing opted to shove for his last 716,000.
Tieman thought about his decision for the next few minutes but eventually decided to call.
The players flipped over their hands:
Tieman: A♥ J♣
Channing: A♠ 7♥
Channing was going to need a lot of help from the board as his weak kicker was threatening to cost him his tournament.
It didn't come as the the board ran out K♠ T♣ 4♣ T♦ Q♥. Tieman takes the pot and the tournament with two-pair queens and tens.
With players like Channing, Nicolas Levi and Joe Elpayaa in the field, Josh Tieman was definitely a dark horse but he could hang with the big dogs by busting both Channing and Elpayaa while dominating the later stages of the tournament.
Tieman takes down $441,691 for coming in first while Channing earns a $273,153 consolation prize although he probably would trade all of it for his first WSOP bracelet.
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