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 flop. Pho checked, Donovan bet 600,000 and Pho check-raised to 1,600,000. Donovan called, the turn was and Pho announced: “all in”. Donovan quickly called for 8,665,000 to get an expletive from Pho.
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 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.
Pho was ahead with big slick but Donovan jumped to the front after the flop. The board finished turn and 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