Event 10: Loni Hui Wins ($85,355); Neil Zonenashvili Finishes as Runner-Up ($60,210)

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33:  125,000/250,000 with a 250,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 972

Loni Hui
Event 10 Champion Loni Hui

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 Kd9s7cQh, Zonenashvili bet 500,000, and Hui called.

The river card was the 3d, 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)

Neil Zonenashvili vs Loni Hui
Neil Zonenashvili (left) vs. Loni Hui (right)

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 8d7h4d. Zonenashvili checked, Hui bet 500,000, and Zonenashvili called.

The turn card was the Jd, and both players checked. The river card was the 2h, 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 Qc7c4c, and both players checked. The turn card was the 10h, Zonenashvili checked, Hui bet 600,000, and Zonenashvili called.

The river card was the 4h, Zonenashvili checked, Hui bet 1.2 million, and Zonenashvili called. Hui showed 7d4d 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)

Neil Zonenashvili
Runner-Up Neil Zonenashvili

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 7s7c.

Zonenashvili turned over 6h6c, and he was dominated as he faced elimination.

The board came 10c9d2hQhQs, 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