May 25, 2018
On the very next hand following Sam Panzica’s elimination, action begins with Ryan Riess (pictured left) in the hijack and he announces he is all in for roughly 180,000.
From the button, J.C. Tran (pictured right) declares he is all in for roughly 400,000. David Benyamine folds the small blind, and after looking at his holecards, Darren Elias in the big blind calls.
Both Riess and Tran were at risk, and when the dealer spread a flop, Tran would need to hit one of the two remaining aces in the deck, while Riess would need some additional help on top of that.
The dealer burns and turns the and now Riess would be drawing dead and be destined for 7th place.
Fortunately for Tran, he still had two outs, but when the dealer exposes the on the river, he would be headed to the rail in 6th place.
For Riess’ efforts, he takes home $53,985 for his 7th place finish in the WPT Tournament of Champions, while Tran would pocket $67,800 for his 6th place finish in the WPT Tournament of Champions.
Darren Elias – 1,400,000
J.C. Tran – Eliminated in 6th Place ($67,800)
Ryan Riess – Eliminated in 7th Place ($53,985)