Hand #84: Matt Keikoan Eliminated in 5th Place ($175,700)
Level 25: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Andy Seth raises from the cutoff to 56,000, Matt Keikoan moves all in for 283,000, and Andy Seth thinks for a bit before he calls with 99. Keikoan shows A7, and he'll need to improve to stay alive.
The board comes 86410A, and Keikoan flops a gutshot straight draw and turns a double-gutshot straight draw. But Seth turns a flush draw. Keikoan pairs his ace on the river, but it also gives Andy Seth a flush to win the pot and eliminate Keikoan from the tournament.
Seat 1. Hasan Habib - 880,000
Seat 3. Andy Seth - 1,126,000
Seat 4. Matt Keikoan - Out in 5th Place ($175,700)
Seat 5. Mclean Karr - 2,458,000
Seat 6. Dan O'Brien - 2,200,000
Matt Keikoan is both a hometown hero for the Bay Area and a known pro. Keikoan, who resides in Richmond, California, has over $1.2 million in career tournament earnings. His accomplishments include a World Series of Poker bracelet in a 2008 $2,000 No Limit Hold'em event worth $550,529 and a WSOP Circuit Ring at last November's Lake Tahoe event worth $106,435.This is his first career WPT final table. Prior to his showing here, his best finish in a WPT was when he came in 7th place at the Legends of Poker tournament during Season VII.
David Forster raises under the gun to 26,000, Matt Keikoan reraises from the cutoff to 78,000, and Forster calls. Both players check to the turn on a board of J1092, Forster bets 140,000, and Keikoan folds A-K face up. Forster shows Q-Q as he collects the pot.
Mclean Karr raises from the cutoff to 20,000, and Matt Keikoan calls from the small blind. The flop comes 743, Keikoan bets 25,000, and Karr calls. The turn card pairs the board with the 3, Keikoan bets 55,000, and Karr calls.
The river card is the 9, Keikoan bets 96,000, and Karr calls with A7 for two pair, sevens and threes. But Keikoan shows 88 to win the pot with a higher two pair, eights and threes.
Matt Keikoan - 940,000
Mclean Karr - 920,000
After the hand, Karr says, "Nice river bet." Keikoan replies, "That's the first pot I've beaten you all day."
Hasan Habib raises under the gun to 18,000, Dan O'Brien calls from the cutoff, Mclean Karr calls from the button, David Forster calls from the small blind, and Matt Keikoan raises from the big blind to 98,000. Karr calls, and everyone else folds.
Keikoan and Karr check all the way down on a board of JJ857. Keikoan shows A-K (ace high), but Karr shows 10-10 to win the pot with his pocket tens.