Rasam Mohammadian began heads-up play with only eight big blinds but wasn’t ready to just give up the title to Joseph Bartholdi without a fight. He caught a couple double up but Bartholdi kept up the pressure until Mahommadian was back under 10 big blinds.
On the final hand of the tournament, Bartholdi dropped in a stack of 100K chips from the button and Mohammadian called at risk for 750,000.
Mohammadian was behind but drawing live for another double.
“I’m feeling this one,” Mohammadian said. “Right on the flop.”
Despite his confidence, it was Bartholdi improving on the flop. His paired jack turned into trip jacks on the turn and Mohammadian was drawing dead to the river.
Mohammadian was very happy with his $87,500 for second place and Bartholdi walked to the cage to collect his $125,025 payout.
1st: joseph Bartholdi – $125,025
2nd: Rasam Mohammadian – $87,500