Following the elimination of Nathan Zimnik in 3rd place for $56,000, Felipe Ramos and Hank Yang were nearly dead even in chips with one big blind separating the two players. After a lengthy discussion, both players agreed to an equal money chop, and each player received $115,500, with Ramos taking the first place spot.
Following the elimination of Punnat Punsri in fourth place for $35,000, the three remaining players played a grueling three-hour-long battle as each player took the chip lead at one time or another. Yang started in the chip lead but immediately lost a flip with Ramos to make Lang the short stack. Yang doubled back into the chip lead moments later when he flopped a set of kings against Ramos’s nut flush draw.
Ramos left Yang short once again when he cracked Yang’s flopped set of nines with a turned flush. Ramos would move into the chip lead permanently after that hand, and the three players traded blows until Zimnik was eliminated, holding against the of Yang. Yang flopped a full house and moved into the dead even tie that ended the tournament.
John Riordan showed up at the end of registration and maneuvered to a 5th place finish for $28,000 after scoring a pair of doubles at the final table. Riordan found himself in prime position to eliminate Zimnik early five-handed when he flopped the nut straight against Zimnik’s pocket aces. Zimnik immediately turned the nut flush to double into the chip lead with 1.5 million while Riordan was out the door a few hands later.
Adam Hendrix and Karel Mokry were at the same table for most of the day,, and both made the final table of seven, but each fell in quick fashion. Mokry came into the final table as the short stack and immediately ran into the pocket aces of Zimnik to finish in seventh place.
Hendrix would be eliminated in sixth place on the direct money bubble when he had his top set of queens cracked by the rivered straight of Punsri to send the Alaskan pro out the door.
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|Bellagio High Roller Event #8 Results|
|Place||Player||Country||Prize||PokerGO Tour Points|
|2nd||Hank Yang||United States||$115,500||116|
|3rd||Nathan Zimnik||United States||$56,000||56|
|5th||John Riordan||United States||$28,000||28|
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Hank Yang opened to 100,000, and Nathan Zimnik moved all-in for approximately 450,000. Yang called.
The board ran out , and Yang flopped a full house to eliminate Zimnik in 3rd place for $56,000.
Hank Yang opened to 100,000 and Nathan Zimnik three-bet to 340,000 from the small blind. Yang called.
The board ran out , and action checked through to the river.
On the river Zimnik checked, Yang bet 300,000 with 65,000 behind, and Zimnik used a time-extension before tossing his cards into the muck.
“One time for the vlog,” Yang said as he tabled and collected the pot.
Hank Yang opened to 100,000, and Felipe Ramos called from the big blind.
The flop fell , and Ramos checked. Yang bet 150,000, and Ramos check-raised to 400,000.
“I surrender,” Yang said as he tossed face up into the muck.
Felipe Ramos raised to 120,000 in the small blind, and Hank Yang called.
The flop fell , and Ramos continued for 175,000. Yang used a time extension and called.
The dealer burned and turned the and action checked through.
The river completed the board, and Ramos bet 250,000. Yang mucked, and Ramos collected the pot.
20,000 / 40,000
Big Blind Ante
Action folded to Hank Yang in the small blind, and he raised to 90,000. Nathan Zimnik was in the big blind and called.
The flop fell , and Yang checked. Zimnik bet 80,000, and Yang used a time extension before he called.
The turn hit the felt and action checked through.
The river completed the board, and Yang checked. Zimnik bet 200,000, and Yang called.
Zimnik tabled for the king-high flush, and Yang mucked.
Felipe Ramos limped the button, and Hank Yang raised to 115,000 in the small blind. Ramos called.
The flop fell , and Yang continued for 150,000. Ramos moved all in, and Yang called for 325,000 total.
The turn provided no help to Yang, but when the hit the river, Yang made a better pair to double.
Nathan Zimnik limped on the button, and Felipe Ramos completed the small blind. Hank Yang was in the big blind and checked.
“This our first family pot? Somebody is going to get hurt.” Yang said.
The flop fell and Ramos checked. Yang bet 50,000, and Nimnik folded. Ramos check-raised to 265,000, and Yang moved all-in. Ramos called for 1,155,000 total.
The turn completed Ramos’s flush draw, and when the river completed the board, Yang was the victim of his own prophetic statement as Ramos doubled.
15,000 / 30,000
Big Blind Ante
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