Main Event: Zach Donovan Loses the Lead; Bounces Back To Win

$1,700 WSOP Circuit Main Event
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33: 120,000/240,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 805

Zach Donovan

The swingy match continued and then ended with two big hands. Sokchheka “Chico” Pho pulled his way into a small lead over Zach Donovan before the first big hand of heads-up.

Donovan opened his button to 550,000 and Pho called to see the 8d6s5h flop. Pho checked, Donovan bet 600,000 and Pho check-raised to 1,600,000. Donovan called, the turn was Th and Pho announced: “all in”. Donovan quickly called for 8,665,000 to get an expletive from Pho.

Donovan: 9s7h
Pho: 6h5s

Donovan flopped the nine-high straight and improved to the ten-high straight on the turn. Pho needed his two pair to turn into a boat but the Ks river put Donovan up to nearly a ten-to-one lead.

A few hands later, Pho moved all in for his last 1,700,000 and Donovan called with a chance to end the tournament.

Donovan: Jh7h
Pho: AdKs

Pho was ahead with big slick but Donovan jumped to the front after the Jc8h5h flop. The board finished 7s turn and Jd river to give Donovan all the chips and the Main Event title.

1st: Zach Donovan – $243,916 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Sokchheka “Chico” Pho – $150,374

Sokchheka Pho