Main Event: Tim Shortell Eliminates 2015 WPO Champion John-Christian Templeton in Three-Way All-In

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 21: 6,000/12,000/2,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 35/671

Tim Shortell

On the first hand back from break, Tim Shortell opened the button for a raise to 30,000. Next up was 2015 Winter Poker Open Main Event champion John-Christian Templeton in the small blind. He jammed for about 240,000. John Racener was in the big and promptly four-bet shoved sliding a stack of blue 25,000 chips in. Shortell called off 305,000 total and the hands were put face up.

Shortell: AdAh
Racener: AsQs
Templeton: KsQd

Shortell had the best of it, but needed to fade Racener who had both players covered.

Runout: 6s4c5h3s6c

Shortell’s aces held and he nearly tripled through. Templeton, meanwhile, was eliminated in 36th place.

Tim Shortell – 884,000
John Racener – 570,000
John-Christian Templeton – Eliminated in 36th place ($4,932)