Event #15: $10,000 Heads Up NLHE Championship [No Late Reg, 256 Cap]

Aleksejs Ponakovs Eliminated in 2nd Place ($279,700)

Aleksejs Ponakovs eliminated in 2nd place

Blinds: 1,500/3,000

Aleksejs Ponakovs raised to 6,000 from the button and Arthur Conan three-bet jammed for Ponakovs to make the call for the 69,194 he had behind.

Aleksejs Ponakovs: {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}
Arthur Conan: {j-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

The flop came {k-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{9-Hearts} for Conan to hit the higher pair.

The turn was the {7-Spades} to not help Ponakovs as he was left with two outs to stay alive but the {7-Hearts} came on the river instead for him to bust as the runner-up for $279,700 while Conan walks away as a new WSOP champion and $466,167 richer.

A recap is to follow.

Player Chips Progress
Arthur Conan fr
Arthur Conan
fr 200,000 78,194
Aleksejs Ponakovs lv
Aleksejs Ponakovs
lv Busted