Dory Zayner outlasted a field of 428 players from around the world to take down the Main Event of the inaugural PokerNews Cup. PokerNews Marketing Director Gareth Edwards and the Crown Casino's Tournament Director Brett Jones presented Zayner with his $300,000 check along with a stunning crystal trophy.
Though Zayner has only been playing poker for about a year, he came into this event confident that he could make the final table. Along the way, he outlasted a stacked field including some of Australia's top pros and WSOP Main Event Champion Joe Hachem. His beautiful wife was on hand to watch him win the title, though it was well past his 11-month-old daughter's bedtime.
Dory Zayner has the button. He raises to 700,000, Ng moves all in and Zayner calls. Zayner shows while Ng turns up . The flop is , the turn is the , the river is , and Dory Zayner wins the PokerNews Cup Main Event and $300,000. Kenny Ng earns $203,700 for his runner-up finish.
Kenny Ng has the button. He raises to 1,500,000, Zayner moves all in and Ng calls. Zayner shows while Ng turns up . The flop is , the turn is the , the river is the and Zayner rakes in the massive 7.3 million pot.
Dory Zayner has the button. He completes the small blind and Ng checks his option. The flop is and both players check. The turn is the and both check again. The river is the and both check a third time. Zayner shows and wins the pot.