The heads-up battle was long, and it went back-and-forth without either player building up too much of a lead.
With the blinds at 100,000-200,000, Loni Hui raised to 500,000, and Neil Zonenashvili called. Both players checked to the turn on a board of , Zonenashvili bet 500,000, and Hui called.
The river card was the , and Zonenashvili moved all in for about 7.6 million. Hui tanked for a long time before she folded, and Zonenashvili took the pot. Zonenashvili later claimed he had two pair, and Hui said she couldn’t beat two pair.
Neil Zonenashvili – 10,000,000 (50 bb)
Loni Hui – 9,500,000 (48 bb)
About 15 minutes later, after the blinds increased to 125,000-250,000, and the pot was worth about 1.4 million when they went to a flop of . Zonenashvili checked, Hui bet 500,000, and Zonenashvili called.
The turn card was the , and both players checked. The river card was the , Zonenashvili checked, Hui bet 1.5 million, and Zonenashvili folded. Hui took the pot.
Loni Hui – 11,500,000 (46 bb)
Neil Zonenashvili – 8,000,000 (32 bb)
A minute or two later they saw a flop of , and both players checked. The turn card was the , Zonenashvili checked, Hui bet 600,000, and Zonenashvili called.
The river card was the , Zonenashvili checked, Hui bet 1.2 million, and Zonenashvili called. Hui showed to win the pot with a full house, fours full of sevens, and Zonenashvili mucked.
Loni Hui – 13,800,000 (55 bb)
Neil Zonenashvili – 5,700,000 (23 bb)
A minute or two later, Hui raised to 600,000, Zonenashvili moved all in for 5,675,000, and Hui waited for an exact count and thought for a while before she called with .
Zonenashvili turned over , and he was dominated as he faced elimination.
The board came , and the pocket sevens held up for Hui to win the pot — and the title, the trophy, and $85,355 — with two pair, queens and sevens.
Neil Zonenashvili finished as the runner-up, earning $60,210.
Congratulations to Loni Hui!
1st: Loni Hui – $85,355 + RRPO trophy
2nd: Neil Zonenashvili – $60,210
3rd: Ricardo Eyzaguirre – $39,500
4th: Abhishek Panda – $29,140
5th: Rogrigo Sardi – $22,085
6th: Orlando Maldonado – $17,595
7th: Stewart Yancik – $14,600
8th: Dimitry Agrachov – $11,605
9th: James Patterson – $8,675