Seat 5: David Moses – 8,800,000 (88 bb)
Seat 8: Justin Zaki – 5,600,000 (56 bb)
TK Miles opened to 225,000 from the button and picked up calls from David Moses in the small blind and Justin Zaki in the big. The flop came and was checked by Moses and Zaki.
Miles bet 300,000 and Moses announced all in. Zaki folded, Miles checked his cards, and called at risk.
Miles flopped a nine-high straight but was drawing dead against Moses’s nut flush. The turn and river finished the board and Miles comeback attempt was cut short.
Third place cash was enough to push his combined SHR Tampa poker career tournament earnings over $400K, the most of any player.
David Moses – 8,800,000 (88 bb)
TK Miles – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($67,345)
Soon after his cooler, TK Miles moved all in from the button for 875,000 and David Moses called to put him at risk.
Miles found a big hand at a crucial time and the all-heart board sent him a double.
Then he got his chips in once again for 1,830,000 and Zaki called trying to knock him out.
Two monster hands and Miles made another flush on the board to double again, right back in the mix.
Seat 2: TK Miles – 3,660,000 (46 bb)
Seat 5: David Moses – 5,790,000 (72 bb)
Seat 8: Justin Zaki – 5,120,000 (64 bb)
David Moses opened his button and Justin Zaki three-bet to 715,000 from the small blind. TK Miles ripped it in from the big blind, Moses folded, and Zaki quickly called at risk.
Two huge hands at the three-handed table and the all-low board gave Zaki the pot. He was all in for 3,195,000 and Miles was left with 11 big blinds.
Justin Zaki – 6,950,000 (87 bb)
TK Miles – 875,000 (11 bb)
Duff Charette open-shoved from under the gun for 1,165,000 and David Moses reshipped from the button with his chip leading stack. Justin Zaki and TK Miles folded their blinds and they were heads up.
Charette ran into a bigger ace and he found no help on the flop to exit in fourth place for $44,367.
David Moses – 6,665,000 (83 bb)
Duff Charette – Eliminated in 4th Place ($44,367)
David Moses opened the action under the gun with a big ship all in for his big stack. Justin Zaki folded, Manny Minaya called all in on the button and the blinds folded.
“You’re ahead,” Moses said before the cards were flipped up.
Minaya was ahead but he needed to fade the over cards. Moses paired his ten on the flop and Minaya was out in fifth place after the board finished with the turn and river.
David Moses – 5,500,000 (69 bb)
Manny Minaya – Eliminated in 5th Place ($34,165)
Nick Mann was the only player eliminated over the last two hours while Manny Minaya and David Moses found needed doubles. Blinds are going up to 40,000/80,000 with an 80,000 big blind ante and the average stack is 2,880,000 (36 bb).
Seat 2: TK Miles – 3,845,000 (48 bb)
Seat 4: Duff Charette – 1,350,000 (17 bb)
Seat 5: David Moses – 3,885,000 (49 bb)
Seat 8: Justin Zaki – 3,610,000 (45 bb)
Seat 9: Manny Minaya – 1,710,000 (21 bb)
David Moses and Justin Zaki were heads up in the blinds to a flop. Moses checked from the small blind, Zaki bet 275,000 from the big and Moses check-raised to 700,000.
Zaki looked at Moses’s stack, put in a big barrel of 100K chips and Moses called all in for 1,675,000.
Zaki was ahead with top pair, top kicker and Moses had a diamond draw along with the ol’ double belly buster straight draw. The turn paired Moses’s six to give him 20 outs to the river. One of them was the to give him a seven-high straight and the double up.
David Moses – 3,650,000 (61 bb)
Justin Zaki – 3,725,000 (62 bb)
Manny Minaya opened from the button and Duff Charette defended to the flop. Both players checked, the turn was , and Charette bet 170,000.
Minaya called, the river was and Charette bet enough to Minaya all in for his last 505,000. Minaya quickly called with for a pair of queens to top Charette’s .
Manny Minaya – 1,590,000 (27 bb)
Duff Charette – 1,895,000 (32 bb)
Nick Mann opened to 135,000 from under the gun and picked up calls from Justin Zaki and Manny Minaya in the blinds. The flop was , Zaki checked from the small blind, Minaya checked in the big blind, and Mann bet 210,000.
Only Zaki came along and the turn was . Zaki checked, Mann bet 375,000 and Zaki check-raised to 925,000. Mann thought for a few minutes, announced all in, and Zaki quickly called.
Zaki flopped a set of eights against Mann’s rockets and the river finished the board. Mann was all in for ~2,100,000 and Zaki it covered to send him out in sixth place.
Justin Zaki – 5,400,000 (90 bb)
Nick Mann – Eliminated in 6th Place ($28,295)