Christopher Taylor was the chip leader earlier in the day, but over the course of the last few hours his chip stack began to dwindle. Now with only 120,000 left, well below the average, he needed to make a play if he wanted to stay in the money. With 30 players left and only the top 27 getting paid, the pressure was on.
He ended up picking his spot pretty well. He shoved with one caller, Lynn Phan. She flipped over a , he an .
Christopher made his Ace-high straight on the flop, but improved as he went along, eventually beating Lynn with a flush as the board was dealt . Now back up above the chip average, he’s well positioned to make the money and go deep.