The heads-up match did not last long. Griffis continued to apply pressure and extended his lead. After a flop of , Rodriguez put his last 1,380,000 in the middle and Griffis called after a minute.
Rodriguez was ahead with ace-high and a gutshot wheel draw but had a lot of outs to fade to double. The turn kept him in the lead but Griffis had 18 river outs to end the match. The paired him to give him the hand, the pot, and the title.
Rodriguez earned $23,473 for the runner-up finish while Griffis walked away with $33,430 along with a seat into the Tampa Poker Classic Main Event kicking off in the morning.
1st: Glyn Griffis – $33,430 + $1,650 TPC Main Event seat
2nd: Juan Rodriguez – $23,473
We will post a complete tournament recap on Thursday morning.