Event 22: Justin Zaki Wins ($37,505); Ryan Jones Finishes as Runner-Up ($25,000)

$1,100 Six-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining:  1 of 160

Justin Zaki
Justin Zaki

After about 10 minutes of heads-up play, Ryan Jones got it all in from the button for 335,000 with AcQc, and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against Justin Zaki’s Kh10c.

The board came 8d7h4c2h8c, and Jones won the pot with his ace to double up in chips.

Ryan Jones  –  690,000  (35 bb)
Justin Zaki  –  1,710,000  (86 bb)

About five minutes later, Jones got it all in again, this time with 2h2c, but he was dominated by Zaki’s 6s6h.

The board came 8s8h7d3cAd, and the pocket sixes held up for Zaki to win the pot — and the tournament — with two pair, eights and sixes.

Stay tuned for a recap, which will be posted later tonight.

1st:  Justin Zaki  –  $37,505
2nd:  Ryan Jones  –  $25,000
3rd:  Tim Vance  –  $17,060
4th:  Gregory Back  –  $11,925
5th:  Hector Pacheco  –  $8,545
6th:  Aleksandr Gofman  –  $6,285
7th:  Gaurav Krishan  –  $4,740

Ryan Jones
Ryan Jones

Event 22: Tim Vance – 3rd Place ($17,060)

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$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 160

Tim Vance
Tim Vance

Tim Vance got it all in from the button for about 600,000 with AsKh, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the QsQd of Justin Zaki in the big blind.

The board came 4s4c3d8h2h, and the pocket queens held up for Zaki to win the pot and eliminate Vance in third place.

Tim Vance  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($17,060)

Heads-up play is underway, and these were their chip counts after Vance’s eliminations:

Justin Zaki  –  1,720,000  (86 bb)
Ryan Jones  –  680,000  (34 bb)

1st:  $37,505
2nd:  $25,000

Event 22: Gregory Back – 4th Place ($11,925)

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$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 160

Gregory Back
Gregory Back

With the board showing AcJc8h10c on the turn, Gregory Back got it all in from the small blind for about 200,000 with 10s10h for a turned set of tens.

But Ryan Jones turned over AsAd on the button for a flopped set of aces, and Back needed to catch the case ten on the river to stay alive.

The river card was the Qh, and Jones won the pot with his higher set to eliminate Back in fourth place.

Gregory Back  –  Eliminated in 4th Place  ($11,925)

Seat 1.  Tim Vance  –  500,000  (33 bb)
Seat 2.  Ryan Jones  –  900,000  (60 bb)
Seat 3.  Justin Zaki  –  1,000,000  (67 bb)

Event 22: Justin Zaki Leads the Final Four

$1,100 Six-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 160

Justin Zaki
Justin Zaki

They are down to the final four players in the six-max tournament, and here are their approximate chip counts:

Seat 1.  Tim Vance  –  600,000  (40 bb)
Seat 2.  Ryan Jones  –  475,000  (32 bb)
Seat 3.  Gregory Back  –  225,000  (15 bb)
Seat 4.  Justin Zaki  –  1,050,000  (70 bb)

And here are the final table payouts:

1st:  $37,505
2nd:  $25,000
3rd:  $17,060
4th:  $11,925

5th:  Hector Pacheco  –  $8,545
6th:  Aleksandr Gofman  –  $6,285
7th:  Gaurav Krishan  –  $4,740

We will be providing live updates for the rest of the night until they reach a winner.

Event 22: Final Table Begins with Gaurav Krishan in the Lead

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$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 160

After the elimination of Toby Boas in eighth place, the final seven players redraw for random seats at the final table, and they will play down to a winner tonight.

Here are their updated chip counts, followed by the payouts:

Seat 1.  Hector Pacheco  –  405,000  (41 bb)
Seat 2.  Tim Vance  –  325,000  (33 bb)
Seat 3.  Ryan Jones  –  210,000  (21 bb)
Seat 4.  Gregory Back  –  345,000  (35 bb)
Seat 5.  Gaurav Krishan  –  465,000  (47 bb)
Seat 6.  Aleksandr Gofman  –  230,000  (23 bb)
Seat 7.  Justin Zaki  –  455,000  (46 bb)

1st:  $37,505
2nd:  $25,000
3rd:  $17,060
4th:  $11,925
5th:  $8,545
6th:  $6,285
7th:  $4,740

8th:  Toby Boas  –  $4,740
9th:  Daniel Podheiser  –  $3,675
10th:  Christopher Staats  –  $3,675
11th:  Shea Smith  –  $2,925
12th:  Gil Morgensztern  –  $2,925
13th:  Zachary Caspe  –  $2,400
14th:  Yordan Petrov  –  $2,400
15th:  Milen Stefanov  –  $2,025
16th:  Rayan Chamas  –  $2,025
17th:  Jerry Humphrey  –  $1,760
18th:  Charles Odenz  –  $1,760
19th:  T.K. Miles  –  $1,575
20th:  Guy Naimi  –  $1,575
21st:  Ory Hen  –  $1,575
22nd:  Daniel Couzens  –  $1,575
23rd:  Filipp Khavin  –  $1,575
24th:  Abbey Daniels  –  $1,575
25th:  Vladislav Varlashin  –  $1,460
26th:  Viktor Kovachev  –  $1,460
27th:  Anatoly Zharnitsky  –  $1,460