Event #50: $2,500 10-Game Mix (Six Handed)

Sebastian Saffari Eliminated in 2nd Place ($135,932)

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Sebastian Saffari - 2nd Place

No-Limit Hold'em

Brandon Wong and Sebastian Saffari battled through the stud-8 round, with Saffari being all in at one point by third street and surviving with a chop. They then moved to no-limit hold'em, and had cycled through the first five hands with Wong failing to bite after a couple of all-ins from Saffari.

Then came the sixth hand of the round, which again saw Saffari open-pushing from the button, this time for about 180,000.

Wong checked his cards and having found a good calling hand called right away.

Saffari: {8-Diamonds}{6-Spades}
Wong: {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}

Wong had woken up with the best hand in hold'em, and as both players' loud rails of supporters cheered their respective men on, the dealer spread the {Q-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} flop. The {9-Hearts} then came on the turn, earning some additional response as it gave Saffari a chance at a saving straight. But the river was the {6-Clubs}, and Wong's aces had held.

Saffari earns a nice $135,932 payday for coming on spot shy of the title, while Wong has won his first WSOP bracelet!

Brandon Wong us 2,820,000 155,000
Sebastian Saffari GB Ulkona

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