Salim Admon opened to 500,000 on the button and Korey Payne called in the big blind to see the flop come . Payne checked to Admon, who made a continuation-bet of 675,000 and received a call.
Payne led out on the turn , betting 675,000 himself, and Admon pumped it up to 2 million. The dealer reached for the stack to break it down and count it, but Payne immediately announced he was all in. Admon went deep into the tank, thinking for over two minutes before finding a call.
Payne slammed down onto the felt.
"Nice hand, man," said Salim sincerely as he turend over . Left with one shot at two remaining queens in the deck, Salim wound up one pip short on the river and finished in second place as a result, taking home $219,699 for his weekend's efforts.
Meanwhile, Korey Payne has officially become the champion of the 2020 MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event, earning $327,773 and the accompanying Main Event Champion's Trophy. A full recap of the tournament will be posted shortly.