MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event

Martin Zamani Eliminated in 3rd Place ($148,829)

HillKerby • Level 31: 100,000-200,000, 100,000 ante
Martin Zamani

Hand #1: Martin Zamani opened to 500,000 on the button and received a call from Kenneth Payne, who defended his big blind. The flop came {q-Spades}{10-Clubs}{j-Clubs} and Payne checked to Zamani, who made a continuation-bet of 2 million, nearly double the pot. Payne thought for a few moments and called.

The turn came {10-Spades} and Payne checked. Zamani immediately said he was all in. Two minutes later, Payne found a call for 9 million.

"You got me, good call," said Zamani as he tabled {8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}.

Payne showed {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}, prompting a response of surprise from Zamani.

The river {j-Diamonds} left Payne out in front and he earned the double as a result, leaving Zamani with 5.6 million.

Hand #2: On the following hand, Zamani raised his option over a small-blind completion from Payne and the two went to a flop of {k-}{j-}{8-}. Payne check-called a bet, and proceeded to do the same on the turn {j-}. Payne checked again on the river {8-} and Zamani shoved his remaining chips into the pot. Payne called.

Zamani was caught bluffing while Payne had {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for a full house, giving him the second won all-in pot against Zamani in as many hands, with this one leaving Zamani dry on chips to make him the third-place finisher in the tournament.

Player Chips Progress
Korey Payne us
Korey Payne
us 31,500,000 20,100,000
Salim Admon us
Salim Admon
us 5,575,000 -2,575,000
Martin Zamani us
Martin Zamani
us Busted

Tags: Korey PayneMartin Zamani