$2,200 Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em

Steven Zhou Eliminated in 3rd Place (AU$79,646)

Chad_Holloway • Level 22: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Steven Zhou - 3rd Place

Hand #202: After hours of three-handed play a hand finally came that could very well determine the winner of this tournament.

It began when Steven Zhou raised to 25,000 on the button and Alex Antonios called from the small blind. Michael Tran came along from the big blind and all three players saw a flop of {k-Spades}{7-Hearts}{5-Spades}. Two checks saw Zhou continue for 32,000, and then Antonios woke up with a big check-raise to 107,000. Tran quickly folded, and Zhou snap-shoved for 341,000.

Antonios let an expletive slip his lips before asking for a count. After a minute he dropped in some chips to create a monster pot.

Antonios: {a-Spades}{2-Spades}
Zhou: {k-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}

Zhou was ahead with a pair of kings, but Antonios was drawing to a flush in addition to his ace. The {4-Hearts} turn have Antonios added straight outs, but it'd be the {A-Clubs} river that would give him the win. The river sent Zhou home in third place for AU$79,646, while Antonios takes a 6-1 chip lead into heads-up play.

Player Chips Progress
Alexander Antonios au
Alexander Antonios
au 1,286,000 386,000
Michael Tran au
Michael Tran
au 172,000 -53,000
Stephen Zhou
Stephen Zhou

Tags: Alexander AntoniosMichael TranSteven Zhou