Jack Ellwood might be one of the most accomplished players left in the field that you've never heard of. Ellwood has almost $250,000 in live tournament earnings, but he cut his teeth online, where he has an FTOPS Main Event win, along with a win in the Ultimate Bet $200k. Well he has just made a fantastic read on Terrence Chan to knock him out, taking the chip lead in the process.
Action started with Ellwood raising to 4,500 in late position, with Chan being the only caller in the small blind. The dealer laid out a flop of , and Chan check raised a 5,100 bet from Ellwood to 12,500. Ellwood made the call, and the dealer peeled off the on the turn. Here's where things get interesting.
Chan took his time in assembling a bet of 35,000, just short of a pot sized bet, and put it into the middle. This sent Ellwood deep into the tank. He was there for about three minutes, shuffling his chips and doing deep thinking on the hand. Eventually, he moved all in, and while Chan took little time in calling, he didn't look thrilled about it. When the cards were tabled, we saw why.
Ellwood was out in front with top pair, but he needed to dodge a king, jack, or spade to secure the win. The river was the , and a stunned Chan headed to the rail. Meanwhile, Ellwood's gutsy play pays off, as he is now the chip leader.