Hand #1: Matthew Wantman Eliminated in 483rd Place by Lam Le

Dec 16, 2023

Matthew Wantman Photo: WPT Champions Club member Matthew Wantman

Matthew Wantman opens in the hijack and Lam Le three-bets to put Wantman all in for 385,000. Wantman calls, and the two await play to finish throughout the rest of the room.

Tournament Director Ray Pulford comes over to announce the hand, giving the green light for the two to table their cards.

Wantman shows Spade AHeart A and needs to hold against Le’s Diamond QClub Q to stay alive. The flop does not comply, putting a queen in the window on a runout of Heart QHeart 9Diamond 3Diamond 4Heart 6, and Wantman is eliminated in 483rd place.

With 482 players remaining, the field is two eliminations away from bursting the bubble and making it into the money.

Lam Le – 1,820,000 (121 bb)
Matthew Wantman – Eliminated

Championship Bubble Photo: Tournament Director Ray Pulford announces an all-in preflop situation on the first hand of hand-for-hand play.

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