Sunday, April 26, 2015

Kao Saevang - 1st Place

Quite a ride for Kao Saevang here at the @2PairPoker Tour Main Event.  He started the day 5th in chips, made the final table, was nearly eliminated and fights back to take down the title.

Down to 12 outs and all-in for his tournament life 3-handed with Dan Stir and A.L. Waseem, Saevang caught runner-runner flush to take a commanding chiplead into his heads-up match with Waseem.

Waseem, however, doubled up on one of the first hands and the two players were suddenly fairly close in chips. Less than 10 minutes later, Saevang calls Wassem's all in and is way ahead with his QJ against his opponent's Q7.

His QJ holds and Saevang is the winner of the inaugural 2 Pair Poker Tour Main Event. The Sacramento resident earns $30,106 for his win.