We last reported on the $2,100 Shooting Star when it was six handed. Well, the field has now been trimmed to three. Here were the last three eliminations
4th Place: Nipun Java ($43,170)
5th Place: Derrick Ho ($32,410)
6th Place: Scott Clements ($25,920)
The final three are all guaranteed their seat in the $7,500 Shooting Star event, as well as a cash prize.
When we arrived to count chips, we found Tim West all in against Johnson Liu. Tim held [9s][9c] against Johnson's [Ah][6d]. The [Qh][6h][4d] kept Tim in front, but Johnson had five outs to beat him plus a backdoor flush draw. The [9h] meant that Tim would need to fade a non-pair heart on the river, and he did just that as the [Js] landed on the river.
After that hand, here are updated chip counts for the final three:
Brian Yoon - 1,100,000
Johnson Liu - 1,300,000
Here are the remaining prizes to be played for:
1st Place: $121,710 + $7,500 Shooting Star Seat
2nd Place: $83,180 + $7,500 Shooting Star Seat
3rd Place: $50,820 + $7,500 Shooting Star Seat