$400+$50 Super Stack Elevator NLH
Level 24 (12,000/24,000/3,000)
Total Entries: 97
Players Remaining: 2
Average Stack: 1,940,000
James Lillis battled his way up to 900,000 in three-handed play but lost his footing and was back below 500,000. Lillis had a chance to hit 1,000,000 but the deck had different ideas.
Zhaoxing Wang limped the small blind and Lillis checked his option. Wang bet 50,000 on the 8♦6♥2♥ flop and Wang shoved for 400,000. Lillis called with 6♠2♠ and held a narrow edge against the 9♥8♥ of Wang. The 4♥ turn gave Wang a flush but Lillis still had a chance to hit a full house. The A♦ river missed him and he is out in third place.
This marks Lillis’s second deep run in the Borgata Poker Open after making Day 3 of Event 1.
With heads up play about to begin, Wang holds 2,160,000 to the 1,700,0000 of Aiman Abbassi.