Event 23: Keith Morrow Eliminated 2nd ($65,429)

Level 30
Blinds: 60,000-120,000 w/20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1


Keith Morrow earned a place on the Event 23 podium but came up just shy of a DSE III title, falling to Brian Altman. 

Heads up play between Brian Altman and Keith Morrow had the potential to be a lengthy match with both players plenty familiar with one-on-one battles during their career. Altman got the better of Morrow in a few small pots and then won the biggest all-in of the night to ship the title and complete his final table performance.

Altman limped the button and Morrow moved all-in for 1,920,000. Altman took an inventory of his stack and contemplated what to do before making the decision to call, putting Morrow at risk. Morrow was ahead with AJ♣ but Altman held two live cards K♣9♣.

The A♣5♣5 flop paired Morrow and gave Altman a flush draw. The flush came in on the 7♣ turn, leaving Morrow needing an ace or five to stay alive. The 10 river missed Morrow and the two players shook hands and congratulated one another.

Morrow takes home $65,429 and has his summer off to a great start. A winner’s recap will be posted shortly.

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