Dino Moustakis and Je Wook Oh outlasted a field of 226 players to evenly chop the Foxwoods World Poker Finals $2,700 Main Event for $108,651 apiece on Monday night.
The scores in the $500,000 guaranteed event represent the first six-figure cash for both players.
Official Final Table Results
|2||Je Wook Oh||$108,651|
|5||Brad St. Vincent||$32,883|
The event paid out 24 places. According to the live updates, RunGood Pro Michael Sanders was among those eliminated in the money, falling short of the final table on the penultimate day of the tournament, shoving and running into players holding kings and queens. Carlo Sciannameo spiked a set with his queens to get a double elimination.
Moustakis got lucky near the end of the day when he pushed his last 20 big blinds in with over a button open from Chris McIntyre, who held jacks. Moustakis flopped an ace and limped into the final day as one of the shorter stacks when things wrapped up a bit later with 11 players left.
Oh came into the last day as chip leader but found himself all in for his tournament life with nine players left. He was ahead though, with kings against the ace-queen of McIntyre. Oh managed to hold after a flop. McIntyre was eliminated in short order, followed by Justin Adams and Sciannameo.
Moustakis had to get lucky again when he jammed on a flop and ran into the aces of Brad St. Vincent. Running hearts gave Moustakis a winning flush.
After Matthew Wantman busted Steven Brackesy in sixth, Oh got it all in with ace-queen against the ace-king of Gennadiy Kostrov for his tournament life. A queen on the turn sent him the pot and propelled him past the 50 big blind mark.
St. Vincent jammed 12 big blinds over Wantman open with . Wantman showed up with jacks and eliminated him when neither player improved. Kostrov followed him, also courtesy of Wantman, when his ace-eight couldn't hold against king-ten.
Wantman had about half of the chips at that point, seeking to top the event for the second straight year after he and Oh both were part of a chop in 2015. It wasn't meant to be though, as he fell to Moustakis because of a bad beat. Wantman called off his stack with jacks when Moustakis jammed with and Moustakis found an ace on the flop to send Wantman out in third.
Moustakis then saw a beautiful flop against Oh when hit the felt with Moustakis holding and Oh . The two pair held up and Moustakis suddenly had a big lead heads up.
However, it evidently wasn't a lead he was looking to push. According to Oh's Twitter account, Moustakis was willing to accept an even chop of the remaining prize money despite the chip advantage. Oh was happy to take the money, ceding the trophy to Moustakis.
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