Jeffrey Higgins was in late position and opened for a pot raise. The bet was 28,000 leaving Higgins just 4,000 behind. Botab Ayev called from the button and Mike Dentale defended the big blind. They were three-handed.
Dentale checked. Higgins got his last 4,000 in and Ayev and Dentale called without much thought.
Dentale and Ayev checked.
Dentale checked a third time and Ayev bet. Dentale folded and Ayev had Higgins at risk.
Ayev’s trip aces were best versus Higgins’ aces up. Higgins was eliminated in eighth place earning $6,400.
Botab Ayev – 364,000
Jeffrey Higgins – Eliminated in 8th place ($6,400)