Wednesday, March 19, 2014

2014 Rolling Thunder Event #2: Benjamin Zamani finishes ($80,130) WPT $3,500 Main Event

Benjamin Zamani
Quoc Pham opened from the cutoff to 110,000, Benjamin Zamani raises from the big blind to 375,000, and Pham quickly moves all in for 1,705,000.  Ben snap-called and Quoc was at risk. 

Zamani: [Ac][Qd]
Pham: [As][Ks]

Pham needs his hand to hold to stay alive, but the two players were very close in chips.
The board came out [Th][4d][2s][2c][Kc], and Pham wons the pot with two pair, kings and deuces, to double up in chips and cripple Zamani.

The very next hand Ben's last at this final table.
Quoc Pham raises under the gun to 110,000, and Benjamin Zamani moves all in from the small blind for 140,000. J.C. Tran calls from the big blind, and Pham calls as well.

Both players check the dry side pot all the way to the river on a board of [8s][8h][4h][4c][Ad].

Pham: [Jc][Js]
Tran: [As][4d] to win the pot with a full house, fours full of aces. 
Zamani: In The Muck

In the end Benjamin Zamani finished his run at the final table in fifth place for $80,130.