MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event

Zamani Wins a Big One Without Showdown

HillKerby • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Martin Zamani

Satoshi Tanaka opened the action with a raise to 140,000 in the cutoff and received a call from Martin Zamani, who was on the button. Daniel Kusnerak three-bet to 725,000 in the small blind and both players called to take three-way action to the streets.

The flop dropped {8-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} and both Kusnerak and Tanaka checked. Zamani bet 600,000 and got a fold from Kusnerak before Tanaka made the call.

Action was then heads up to the turn {4-Spades} where Tanaka checked again. Zamani went all in, putting Tanaka to the test for his remaining chips. Tanaka thought for over a minute and then folded.

"We had it, boys!" said Zamani and tabled {a-Diamonds} without showing his other card.

At the same time, there was a pile of chips in the middle on the other table in a heads-up pot involving Zachary Grech in the hijack and Jorden Helstern, who was on the button. Grech bet 150,000 on a board of {5-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{3-Hearts} and Helstern shoved for about four-times that amount.

Grech wound up folding and Helstern took down the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Martin Zamani us
Martin Zamani
us 6,100,000 1,700,000
Daniel Kusnerak us
Daniel Kusnerak
us 2,970,000 -665,000
Satoshi Tanaka us
Satoshi Tanaka
us 2,610,000 -940,000
Zachary Grech us
Zachary Grech
us 1,380,000 -1,060,000
Jorden Helstern us
Jorden Helstern
us 1,260,000 250,000

Tags: Daniel KusnerakJorden HelsternMartin ZamaniSatoshi TanakaZachary Grech