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Zaki Gets Some Payback on von Kriegenbergh
Level 4: 100-200, 25 ante
Action folds to reigning Seminole Hard Rock Showdown champ Taylor von Kriegenbergh in the cutoff and he raises to 600. Justin Zaki, who took third in the Seminole Hard Rock Showdown last year, calls from the big blind.
The flop comes KQ8 and Zaki checks. von Kriegenbergh bets 500 and Zaki calls. The turn is the 10 and Zaki checks again. Von Kriegenbergh bets 1,500. Zaki check-raises to 4,100 total and von Kreigenbergh takes a few seconds before calling.
The river is the 4 and Zaki bets 10,225.
"I have a really good hand," von Kriegenbergh tells Zaki. He repeats himself. "I have a really good hand."
Von Kriegenbergh continues to think alound and adds, "You could be value betting the worst hand." Eventually, von Kriegenbergh calls.
Zaki turns over AJ for a turned Broadway straihgt draw. von Kriegenbergh smiles and flashes his hand--88 for a set of eights.
"I knew it was coming too," Zaki said, referring to the gutshot draw he flopped.
"You deserve it," von Kriegenbergh tells him. "You deserve a lot of that shit against me."
For those who don't recall, von Kriegenbergh catapulted to a giant chip lead three-handed last year after he cracked Justin Zaki's pocket aces while holding K-10, so it is no surprise that von Kriegenbergh admits Zaki deserved to hit his hand. It is also no surprise that Zaki jokingly Tweeted about "payback" as soon as von Kriegenbergh took his seat at the able.
Justin Zaki - 48,000
Taylor von Kriegenbergh - 14,000
06:32 PM, 04/18/12