Joseph McKeehen Eliminated in 2nd Place ($820,863); Hugo Pingray Wins!
Hand #174: Hugo Pingray raised to 4 million from the button and Joseph McKeehen pushed all in for 45.85 million with Pingray instantly making the call to put McKeehen at risk.
With McKeehen trailing in both chip count and hand strength, the dealer fanned a flop to put Pingray squarely in the lead as his boisterous rail launched into a bevy of cheers.
McKeehen would now need a runner-runner combination of straight cards, trips or two-pair, but when the landed on the turn, he would be drawing dead as Pingray ran to his cheering rail to celebrate.
The meaningless landed on the river and McKeehen would take 2nd place for a $820,863 payday as Pingray would be crowned the Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack Champion!