Heads-up play had only been underway for a minute or two when Stanley Lee raised from the button to 530,000, and Mike Vanier called and, thinking Lee was all in, briefly turned over his . But Lee still had 30K left in his stack.
The flop came , and Vanier moved all in. Lee said he didn’t like his situation, but he called all in for 30,000 with for jack high. Vanier officially flipped over his , and Lee needed to catch a jack or a runner-runner straight to stay alive.
The turn card was the , giving Lee an open-ended straight draw, but the river card was the . Vanier won the pot — and the title, the trophy, and $105,570) with king high.
Stanley Lee finished as the runner-up, earning $72,225.
Stay tuned for a recap from this event to be posted later this afternoon.
1st: Mike Vanier – $105,570 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd: Stanley Lee – $72,225
3rd: Giuseppe Calio – $46,500
4th: Raj Vohra – $29,300
5th: Ky Nguyen – $21,900
6th: Luke Brereton – $18,400
7th: Justin Zaki – $15,700
8th: Nick Palma – $13,200
9th: Mitch Garshofsky – $10,700