Event 25 - Tran Takes It Down!
The second leg of the Tran Torelli conflict is turning into an epic encounter, neither player giving up much ground.
Though Torelli took the early impetus, Tran has kept up his relentless raising in position, enabling him to claw back a slim lead.
Few pots of note have played out, it is very cat and mouse at the moment, and although Torelli is not being over-run by Tran, he is picking up fewer of the inconsequential pots, enabling Tran to just stay on top.
Tran has had a few hands, although he hasn't received much action with them, flashing Kings and The Big Slick twice when Torelli laid down his Big Blind.
Tran has a small 2.6 million to 2.4 million lead at present, although that could all change in an instant.
And indeed it has!
Kenny Tran has taken down the World Championship Heads Up!
It all began with the players seeing a flop of Q♣ 7♣ 4♠.
Kenny Tran bet out $150,000, only to find Torelli popping it to $430,000.
A further raise from Tran to $1,000,000 ensued but Torelli wasn't going to be pushed around, and now moved all-in!
Tran sighed but called, showing down A♣ 8♣ for the nut flush draw.
Torelli's brave move with just Q-T was shown to be correct, but the poker gods were on Tran's side today and a rivered club completed his nut flush, meaning Torelli is OUT, eliminated in 2nd place, winning $336,896 but Kenny Tran is the Champion, taking down a cool $539,056.
A full interview with the champion will be posted up shortly!
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