Michael Partipilo (pictured) managed to hang around the final table to the top three, despite never getting above 1,400,000 chips. Shortly after losing Brek Schutten in 4th place, Lance Howard raised on the button and Partipilo went all in for 1,400,000 in the big blind. Howard called and Partipilo was at risk.
Howard: Ad 6d
Partipilo: Kc Qh
The board came 9d 4h 4c 4s As. Howard’s pair of aces was best and Partipilo was eliminated. For his 3rd place finish, he receives $99,535 in addition to a $10,000 WSOP Main Event seat.
Lance Howard – 13,250,000 (133 bb)
Michael Partipilo – Eliminated in 3rd place