Justin Zaki recently butt heads with Matthew Leecy and was left with only 120,000 after the dust of their hand settled. It played out as follows:
Zaki popped it to 60,000 from early position. Leecy was behind him in middle-position and made it 175,000 to go. The action mucked around, sending it back to Zaki. He called and the dealer burned and turned.
Flop: – Zaki checked. Leecy bet 175,000. Zaki called.
Turn: – Zaki checked. Leecy bet 335,000. Zaki called.
River: – With a big pot built, the action got more deliberate. Zaki checked a third time and Leecy went into the thinktank. After a minute or two, he pulled out a mix of white and blue chips good for a 650,000 bet. Zaki called leaving himself only about 120,000 behind.
Leecy turned over for an ace-high flush. Zaki’s hand hit the muck.
It was a short while later Leecy raised to 65,000 from early position and Zaki jammed his last roughly 120,000 from the big blind. Leecy called and turned over . Zaki’s was best, but Leecy flopped a 10 to send the Florida pro him in eighth place.
Matthew Leecy – 3,600,000 (144 bb)
Justin Zaki – Eliminated in 8th place ($13,944)