Ryan Fee Catches a Sweet River Card to Win LAPT San Jose
Ladies and gentleman we have our first winner of of LAPT Season 2 and it's not exactly a surprise who it is.
Some thought we might be in for a long drawn-out heads-up battle and for awhile that looked possible with Joel Micka winning several hands and starting to close the gap between him and Ryan Fee.
Then, as quick as the come-back started, it ended.
In the final hand of the tournament Micka bet $40,000 from the button and Fee re-raised to $105,000. Mick threw $300,000 more into the pot and Fee decided it was shove time.
Micka called in short order and the players tabled their cards:
Micka: 4♣ 4♠
Fee: A♠ T♥
Fee had Micka just barely covered as the dealer prepared to put out, what would be, the final board of the tournament. The flop came K♠ Q♣ 7♣ and Fee had a gut-shot straight draw. The turn was the 8♥ but the river fell... A♥!
It turns out ace on the river isn't just a book by Barry Greenstein!
Fee wins LAPT San Jose Season 2 for $287,773 while Micka settles for $148,993. We'd like to thank tournament director Mike Ward and his staff for putting an exceptional event here in San Jose and especially the folks at PokerStars.com, who provided a huge overlay for the players here in Costa Rica.
Stay tuned an interview with the winner and recap blog.
- Players Left
- Tables Left