Main Event: Justin Zaki – 8th Place ($13,944)

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 332

Justin Zaki

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: Qs8s6h – Zaki checked. Leecy bet 175,000. Zaki called.

Turn: Qs8s6h4s – Zaki checked. Leecy bet 335,000. Zaki called.

River: Qs8s6h4s – 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 As7s 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 QhTc. Zaki’s AcKd 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)

Justin Zaki