Championship: Justin Zaki Eliminated in 123rd Place by Phong “Turbo” Nguyen

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  122 of 1,541

Justin Zaki
Justin Zaki

Justin Zaki was all in preflop for 190,000 with AxKx against a big stack with AxKx and a stack slightly larger than his with QxQx.

The pocket queens held up, and Zaki was knocked down to just 10,000 in chips.

Justin Zaki  –  10,000  (<1 bb)

A hand or two later, Zaki called all in under the gun for 10,000. Phong “Turbo” Nguyen completed his small blind to 15,000, and the big blind checked his option.

The flop came AcJh6c, Nguyen bet 45,000, and the big blind folded. Nguyen took the side pot.

For the main pot, Zaki turned over 7d5h for seven high, and he needed to catch something runner-runner to stay alive against Nguyen’s Ad10d (pair of aces).

The turn card was the Ks, the river card was the Qh, and Nguyen won the pot with an ace-high straight to eliminate Zaki in 123rd place.

Phong “Turbo” Nguyen  –  350,000  (23 bb)
Justin Zaki  –  Eliminated in 123rd  ($6,750)

With 122 players remaining from a field of 1,541, the average chip stack is around 630,000 (42 big blinds). The field is in the money, with the remaining players guaranteed at least $6,750 each.

Action will continue tonight until the end of Level 20, around 11:30 pm.

Phong Turbo Nguyen
Phong “Turbo” Nguyen