Howard Lederer mounted an impressive victory. He spent the majority of the day at the back of the pack and sat on a short stack. He patiently waited to make a move as dozens of runners busted out before him. He outlasted the young guns and several of the established Las vegas veterans en route to his $1,250,000 first place victory.
What a long strange trip it's been for Lederer, who started playing cards at the infamous Mayfair Club in New York City back in the 1980s.
Howard Lederer has the button. He calls and Mark Teltscher checks. The flop is . Teltscher bets 60,000 and Lederer calls. The turn is the . Teltscher bets 110,000 and Lederer calls. The river is the . After using up his final time extension, Teltscher moves all in for 400,000 and Lederer calls.
Teltscher turns up for two pair, but Lederer has the better two pair with . Teltscher is eliminated and will collect $650,000 for his runner up finish.
Congratulations to Howard Lederer, who will take home $1,250,000 for his victory!
Mark Teltscher has the button. He calls and Lederer checks. The flop is . Lederer checks, Teltscher bets 40,000 and Lederer calls. The turn is the . Lederer checks, Teltscher bets 85,000, and Lederer calls. The river is the and both players check. Lederer shows , Teltscher mucks, and Lederer wins the pot.