– From Seminole Hard Rock, in Hollywood, Florida This is Poker Night in America. (energetic music) Hello and welcome to another special episode of Poker Night in America. I’m your host, Chris Hanson. Well, this is it. We are down to the final five players of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship.
Whoever takes home first place tonight will go home with over a million dollars. The pressure and the fatigue at this point in the tournament must be staggering for these players. Now, keep in mind, this is the Big Four. So we’ve got four final tables running simultaneously and we are going to be featuring this one. The $5 million guaranteed Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship.
907 players entered this event with a 5,250 buy in, but only a fraction of those are still left today. In fact, you can count the amount of players who made it to the final table on two hands. And we watched four of them bust out in the last episode. So now, like I said earlier, we’re down to five guys with their eyes on the prize of $1 million for a first place win. What about those other tournaments, you ask?
Well we’ve got three other featured events from the Seminole Hard Rock Open that have come to a head here and now. The $1,100 buy in seems to be moving the fastest today. We started all four final tables at the exact same time so we’re heads up on the 1,100. Over at the 2,650 buy in final table, we are four handed, and in the high-roller event, during our last episode, only one player was knocked out. The next player to bust out will almost triple their investment.
And what’s this? I’m being told we have an all in right now. Alright we’re going down to the table in the eye of the hurricane to Phil Hellmuth.
Phil, what’s goin’ on? – Ian has pocket aces, Phil Lock has King Queen off-suit. The math on this, I think, it’s seven to one. King Queen against two aces, give us flop.
10 seven deuce. Pretty good flop for Ian. He’s lookin’ good. Give us a card. Phil Lock turns a King, now he has hope.
He needs a King, there’s two Kings, He needs a Queen, there’s three Queens, He has five outs. Ian has 39 outs. Last card please.
(audience cheering) Phil Lock’s gonna finish in 8th place. – [Chris] And Phil Lock will be knocked out of the High Roller event, his chips are going to Ian O’Hara, and as we go back to the $5250, $5M final table, Randy Pfeifer is raised with King nine. And while Dan Colman thinks over Jack eight, let’s check out our latest chip count. Dan Colman, your chip leader by about a million over Omar Zazay and Randy Pfeifer currently sits on the short stack. Colman’s pumpin’ it up to 530.
$1 million for our champion here tonight at the $5,000 buy in, at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship. Dan Colman tryin’ to win this event two years in a row, literally the only thing I’ve done two years in a row is have a birthday. And Dan’s tryin’ to take this thing down for the second time in two years. Pfeifer hits his King on the flop.
I have a feeling that Colman is gonna bet to represent having that ace. And here comes the continuation bet. It’s 325.
Pfeifer makes the call. Pot is approaching 2 million in chips. Here’s the true test. If Colman bets here again, which it looks like he’s getting ready to, he’s now turned his bluff into a semi-bluff, as he did pick up the flush draw.
At 750,000. And so Pfeifer now tryin’ to decipher, that’s right Phil, I can do a bit of rapping as well, are these just two continuation bets or does he have it? – You are a man.
Nice hand. – [Chris] And right now, indeed Dan Colman is a man who has the chip lead. Here at this final table. – [Randy] I have the same hand as the hand I’ve lost all my chips with today, King nine.
– Yeah that’s true. – I lost to him and I lost to you. – [Chris] Randy Pfeifer has lost over 5 million in chips with a starting hand that has included a King. He started this final table as our chip leader. Kings are not the thing for Randy Pfeifer today.
– I’m sure my buddies’ll be “Ass [bleep], you pulled it again?” – [Chris] Randy you have nothing to worry about, man. You just tell your frends, “When was the last time you “played for a million dollars on Poker Night in America?” For more from Poker Night, visit pokernight.com or find us on Twitch, Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube, where you can see complete episodes and unedited live streams. Welcome back to Poker Night in America.
We get back to the tournament action tonight at the Big Four. – I’m gettin’ all these medium hands, like, garbage hands if I do, just do, five handed, and I haven’t had a pair bigger than nines at all. I’ve had Ace King once. I haven’t had Ace Queen at all yet. All the medium, Queen Jack, King Queen, King 10, King nine a lot.
– It’s fine too, but like the time to hit your card rush isn’t 10 handed, 12 handed, it’s at the final table. – [Randy] Right, yeah, exactly. – It’s all for nothing if not – [Chris] You’ve gotta play with the hands you’re dealt and for Randy Pfeifer, King nine, the hand he’s been dealt and playing with, has not been working out for him.
Lines are 60 and 120k with a $20,000 annie. Zazay is gonna raise it up. The Texan playing here in Florida has Ace King and he makes it 265.
Randy Pfeifer in the one seed after giving away chips to Dan Colman. – [Randy] All in. – [Chris] He’s now all in with Ace Queen suited. Pfeifer said starting this hand that he hadn’t seen Ace Queen all day.
He gets it and runs into a cooler, Zazay having Ace King. – I fold. – Give rough count please. – [Omar] 2 million – [Randy] 2 million 80.
– [Chris] Come on Omar, it doesn’t matter what he has. You know you’re calling with Ace King, here we go. And Pfeifer is at risk.
– Randy is all in with Ace Queen of Diamonds. Omar has him covered and Omar has the best hand. Give us a flop. Omar is a 2 1/2 to one favorite. Nine four deuce. It’s a really good flop for Omar.
Give us a card dealer. – [Chris] Only one diamond there in a nine high flop. – It’s a six of Hearts and now Omar has to dodge a Queen. There’s three Queens left in the deck, which means he has 41 wins.
Randy has 3 wins. Last card. It’s a Jack – [Chris] River’s a blank and that’s gonna do it for Randy Pfeifer. Randy Pfeifer finally got an Ace Queen, and look at that, If he’d have been playing King Nine that time, he would have turned out to be a winner. That’s the way it goes and it is definitely not the last time we’re gonna see Randy Pfeifer at a big tournament final table. Now four handed, here’s what we have for chip count.
Omar Zazay, your new chip leader with 8.2 million in chips, Dan Colman, though, right behind him with 7.9 million. 4th place pays 220,000 and then you have a 90,000 jump up to 3rd place, for $310,000. – [Brian] How much the bet? – [Omar] (mumbles) – [Dan] What’s that? – No, (mumbles) – (chuckles) How much is the bet? – How much the bet?
(laughs) – [Chris] Colman raises to 300,000. – I think I’m gonna move to that seat over there, so that everybody’s on my right. – Uh… – Right? – I don’t, I don’t think… – It was a joke.
I just feel like everybody’s on my left even though we’re in a circle. – [Phil] Rubin versus David. – [Chris] Sounds like there’s some action over at the $1,100 table. They are heads up for that championship. Let’s go over to Phil Hellmuth.
– Ruben has the best hand and the chip lead. If he wins this, he wins this trophy and the title, and the cash. Ace Eight for Ruben against King five for David. Ruben is a 2 1/2, excuse me, two to one favorite to just win this title right here, right now. Give us a flop.
– [Chris] Alright we’re doin’ two at once. Two flops comin’ at ya on Poker Night in America. – [Phil] Three four Jack, it’s a pretty good flop for Ruben. Give us a card. – [Chris] Flop doesn’t help anyone here at the $5,250 entry.
– [Phil] It’s a five, not so good for Ruben. David now has a pair of fives. Ruben can win this pot with a deuce. There’s four deuces. He would make a straight. There’s three eights and there’s three Aces.
10 outs to win the title. Thirty four outs for David to take a massive chip lead. Give us the last card.
– [Chris] Colman bets 450. – [Phil] It’s a six and the King five is going to hold up. David’s gonna take a massive chip lead in this. – [Chris] And Colman will get no action. Thank you very much for keepin’ us updated on the $1,100 tourament, Phil.
And this seems like as good a spot as any to recap the action in the $1,100 buy in. 794 players bought in to the $1,100 event that had a 1/2 a million guaranteed in first place prize money, $146,000. This was the fastest moving of all four final tables. They got started at the same time. And every player that got eliminated, they got closer to the big money at the top.
And right now it’s Ace Jack versus Ace Queen for David Eldridge to close this event out. – [Phil] Ruben with Ace Queen against David’s Ace Jack. 10 seven five. Good flop for Ruben. Give us a card. It’s the 10 of Clubs and David picks up the nut flush draw.
Ruben, you’re still three to one favorite going into the river. Wow. It’s a Queen of Clubs and Ruben is gonna lose this pot. He hits Queens on the river, but David makes a nut flush to win the title, the cash, and the girl. – [Chris] So indeed, David Eldridge scoops up the $146,000 with the win and he’s the 1st champion of the big four. Three more tables to go.
We’ll get back to the poker and Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championip when we come back. Welcome back to Poker Night in America. Here’s our updated chip counts. Omar Zazay with 8.9 million in chips, Brian Phillis right there with 7.6, Dan Colman, who was chip leader for a good portion of this final table, has dropped to 3rd at 7.4 and the short stack, Larry Moccia, with 3.2 million in chips. Phillis will start this hand under the gun Phillis folds, over to the short stack, Jack nine on the button.
Fold. Fold. Fold.
This is where you should fold. Except he raises to 250. When you’re the short stack, you gotta be careful with every raise you put into the middle.
(audience cheers) But he still has one of those stacks that, you know what? If he gets doubled up, it’s gonna hurt, that’s for sure, from the other player. And Zazay calls with a suited King.
Straight draw for Moccia, pair o’ kings for Zazay. And they’re both checking. Zazay is first and he fires 300,000. Moccia calls. Moccia hits his nine on the river and it is the worst thing to happen to him because he moves all in for 2.635 million. – Whaddya got buddy?
Got a good hand? – A little somethin’. – A little somethin’? You (beep)-ing (mumbles) – [Chris] Zazay playing very deliberately here at this final table.
As we said earlier, the stack that Moccia has, it’s enough to get somebody to fold, but it’s right on that line of getting somebody to call as well. And if Zazay thinks he’s just getting the right price here to make this call, he’s gonna be a winner. – Call. – [Man] Ooh, he called.
– [Chris] Zazay makes the call and Moccia knows he’s beat. – [Phil] It’s been a call – [Chris] Hats off to Larry, $140 step satellite got him into this $5,200 event. And he is gonna be leaving in 4th place with 220k. – 2% for the win. It’s all you bro. Good call buddy.
I had info. Larry, good job man. That was a, I couldn’t fold top pair, buddy.
– Yeah, I know, psh. Of course not. – [Chris] Alright now we’re three handed.
Third place in this event is $310,000. Phillis with suited Ace makes it 260. [Chris] And a call from Zazay So we’re heads up with Zazay and Phillis, here’s the flop. It’s 10 high. Gut shot straight draw for Zazay.
And Phillis has top pair, top kicker. Call from Zazay. And now an open ended straight draw for Zazay. He’s gonna get a free river card as Phillis checks as well. He doesn’t get there.
So Phillis and his pair of tens is the winner, unless he folds. Zazay will be first to act. Half-pot-sized bet from Zazay of 525,000. Phillis calls, Phillis wins. Zazay, interesting there, showed his cards to Phillis, showing him “I’m capable of bluffing at this, “even if I have absolutely nothing.”
Lot more great tournament action at the Big Four, when we come back on Poker night in America. He’s the weirdest (bleep)-ing guy in the world. – (laughs) So weird.
(energetic music) – [Chris] Omar Zazay is our chip leader, but it’s pretty tight between second and third place with Brian Phillis and Dan Colman. Again Dan Colman trying to win this event two years in a row. 350 from Colman, with Jack 10 of Hearts.
Phillis has pocket fours. Again, for Brian Phillis, his biggest ever live cash was $6,000. Just slightly more than the buy in to this tournament at Seminole Hard Rock. And here comes a raise from Phillis up to 900,000.
Call from Dan. Colman makes two pair on the flop. Phillis betting into a monster at 725k. And if you’re Omar Zazay, you’re loving this action, just hoping one of the two players is gonna eliminate the other, because you’ll automatically bump up from winning 310,000 up to at least 575,000 for second place. Colman lets Phillis swim away with a little bit more line. Turn is an eight.
Brian Phillis checks to Dan Colman. – [Phil] Was Jason wrong once? – [Chris] Oh hey, wait a second. I forgot, Phil Hellmuth is joining us again today. – [Phil] You were wrong, in other words.
– [Chris] Alright, Phil, what’re you up to now? – [Phil] (laughs) He manned up. Well done Jason. That’s a test for you.
– [Jason] When you’re wrong as often as I am you just learn to say “Yeah I was wrong.” You’re just not used to it. – [Chris] Phil, leave Mercier alone, he’s trying to concentrate. Now keep in mind there are two other tables that are going on at the exact same time as this one. Just over 1.3 million, the bet from Colman.
And that should be it for Phillis. And it is as he folds. – [Phil] And Colman’s gonna win pot. – [Chris] And speaking of those two other tables that are going on, let’s check out the $25,000 high roller event for a bit.
It looks like they’re five handed, currently. Aah, but look at this. The 2,650 is heads up, alright. We’re whittling it down, what a fancy coincidence. Not related to editing, or anything like that. We have an all in.
Alright let’s see how this pans out. – Here we go. Fabrizio, he has a chance to win this tournament right here, right now.
It’s a flip. Four for Fabrizio, seven eight for Danny Fuse. Give us Flop.
Seven eight Jack, Danny’s flop two pair. Give us a card. It’s a six.
Fabrizio needs a five. There’s four fives in the deck. He needs a four, there’s two of those.
He has six outs to win the title. Danny has 38 outs to continue the fight. Give us card. It’s a five. (crowd cheering) Fabrizio’s gonna win the tournament. He’s made an eight high straight.
– [Chris] So there we go, it’s our second champion from the Big Four. Fabrizio Gonzalez taking home 236,000 dollars, but what about the rest of the players that made the final table of the 2,650 event, you ask? Well, here’s a little story about the 2,650. This was a million dollar guarantee event. They had 502 players for a $1.2 million prize pool.
Final table payouts ranged from $23,000 for 9th place all the way up to Daniel Gonzales beating out Daniel Fuse for the 236k prize. All those players are currently being paid out and now it’s time to go back to the the 5,250 $5 million guaranteed final table, where it looks like we’ve done some coloring up. So we have some plaques on the table now. Each one of those is worth 1/2 a million.
Blinds are 75 and 150K with a 25,000 chip ante New chips on the table, same Dan Colman betting. On the button, makes it 350,000. With suited Ace four.
Phillis calls the raise with King six. And that’s kind of a good flop for Phillis. Dan Colman has none of that flop. But Phillis checks and you know that Colman’s gonna continuation. And that’s exactly what he did.
400,000. Phillis calls, so here’s the turn. Now Colman picks up a flush draw. Both players will check. Oh wow.
A 10 of Diamonds on the river gives Colman his flush. So the board pairing again gives Phillis the full house. But you know Colman’s gonna wanna try to put some more money in here.
875. – [Phil] And Phillis checks, and Colman gets 875,000 – Flush – I had a full house, – [Chris] And Phillis was just – Wow – [Chris] Forced to call instead of coming back over the top just in case Colman had a 10 in his hand. And I think Dan Colman got away from that about as cheap as he could. – [Phil] And Colman made a flush, and Brian Phillis made a full house. And in this country, a full house beats a flush.
Actually, in every country that’s true. But it used to be in Canada, the straight be a flush. Did you know that?
It’s harder to make a straight than a flush, so the Canadians have some good logic there. – [Chris] Zazay just sitting back wondering “why won’t one of these two just please take out the other?” They’ve both been involved in so many hands, but both of them playing very carefully.
Zazay not gonna sit this one out, he raises with Ace five. Phillis folds, so it’s over to Colman. He calls.
And that’s two pair for Colman. Nothin’ for Zazay. 500,000 the bet. – All in. – Call. – [Chris] All in from Zazay and a quick call from Colman.
– Big hand here. Dan has Queens and eights. The board is Queen eight six. Brian Phillis moved all in bluffing with Ace five off suit. – (laughs) Not this guy. This guy.
– Oh, sorry. Omar moved all in bluffing with Ace five off suit. Sorry, let me get it right. (audience boos) – [Chris] Come on Phil, you’re gonna step on my lines.
You can at least bother to get ’em right. – Alright, however, if you had to have a dry Ace high, at least he has backdoor spades, and a backdoor straight. Give us a card.
Big pot here. It’s a 10, and Dan doesn’t even have to worry about the river, he’s gonna get the double up. – [Chris] That’s where Dan Colman with that just continuous betting added up now to get him paid here at this spot. – 3.5, four. – [Chris] And Brian Phillis is not pleased with that result. Probably thinking, “Zazay, why did you do that?
“You had Ace high.” More poker action from South Florida when we come back to the Big Four on Poker Night in America. (Theme music) – (Voice over) During the break a couple of players were knocked out at the high roller final table, so let’s recap all of this. We’re back at the Big Four, with three players at each of the two remaining final tables, and I am one lucky guy to have a scriptwriting intern who feeds me this gold, see what I did there? Four… Three… Two… One… Clever!
Aren’t they? Anyway. Let’s get back to the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championsh. which happens to be one of the two final tables with three players left at the Big Four.
Oh my… here we go. – I mean really, can we just pay somebody to write scripts instead of having the interns do it? There’s gotta be somebody who can do it. ‘Course I don’t want to do it, but someone could do it for me. Blinds are 75 with 150K with a 25 thousand chip ante. 350, the bet from Zazay.
Five Seven for Coleman. As Dan Coleman has been doing this entire final table, he keeps the pressure on, raising it to 1.1 million. And here comes another raise. – What do you say the short hand was? – Zazay bringing it up to 1.875 million.
All of these players are basically within one raised pot of each other. Roughly three million chips separating first from third. And that bet is enough to get rid of Dan Coleman! – On the button with Jacks, Coleman makes it 325. – 907 entries into this event at $5250 entry.
Brian Phillis from Pompano Beach, Florida calls out of the big blind. And that is about the most perfect flop you can get if you’re Brian Phillis. He flops the straight, Coleman hits a set on the flop, and when you’re in Florida, the fireworks look even bigger and we’re gonna sit back and watch him go. – As Coleman bets just over half a million. Phillis comes back over the top to 2.5 million.
This will probably be the make or break hand for both of these players at this final table. – I’m all in. – And there we go! We knew it was going to happen with that kind of flop. – Call. (Crowd repeating ‘call’) – [Phil] Brian’s called!
– Whoever wins this pot will be the new chip leader and will be in a great position to go heads up… (Crowd cheering) for the million dollar first place prize. – [Phil] This may well be a 20 million dollar pot. [Chris] We talked about this before Get it right, Phil. It’s 16.95 million in chips Right now Dan needs a King, a Jack or a ten.
– Coleman’s already packing up. [Phil] He’s around a two to one underdog. [Chris] Don’t forget your Swiffer Wetjet that’s under the table as well. Make sure you check under the broiler pan. See if there’s anything in there. – [Phil] Now, a Queen in the river would be a tie but basically Dan needs a Jack, just one Jack.
Dan needs a ten, there’s three of those, three kings, three aces, Dan has ten outs. Brian has 34 outs going into the river and there’s three tie cards. Last card.
-Deuce! [Chris] River is a deuce! And Brian Phillis is going to eliminate Dan Coleman and there is much jubilation here at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.
(Crowd cheering) – Sick cooler bro. – And Dan Coleman will not go back to back after winning this event last year, he will go out in third place this year. A lot of applause for one of the best players in the world right now. Dan Coleman, let’s have a round of applause.
He played great again. – What is going on here? All this excitement of Dan Coleman being eliminated it looks like we’re heads up at the high roller and we’ve got an all-in. – [Phil] Jason Mercier has Jacks. Ian has Ace, King. If Jason’s Jacks hold up he wins the tournament.
– [Chris] Well Jacks didn’t work out for Dan Coleman at the $5,250 entry. – [Phil] Right now Jason’s almost a 13 to 10 favorite. Give us a flop. (Crowd chanting ‘Ace’) – There’s a Jack in the door, Jason’s flopped a set. [Chris] Everybody has a set of Jacks. Ian’s flopped a King.
It’s King, Jack, deuce. [Chris] I haven’t seen this many Jacks since I went to the Jack Convention It’s over, the four on the turn, it’s over. Jason Mercier is your champion. Well done Jason, congrats brother.
– [Chris] and Jacks didn’t work out for Dan Colman, but wins the event for Jason Mercier here at the high roller final table. – [Phil] Jason “the Luckbox” Mercier. – [Chris] The $25,000, no limit, high roller event had 83 participants, and when you look at a list of the players that were in this event, this was a tough field to get through. 11 players made money in this event, everyone else falling short and in the end we were heads up with Ian O’Hara and Jason Mercier and as Phil Hellmuth said: “Jason Mercier luckbox-ed his way into $652,000 and for O’Hara it was $391,000 for a second place effort.
When we come back to Seminole Hard Rock, more of thePoker Open championsp Where we’re heads up with Omar Zazay and Brian Phillis, the last of the four final tables here at the Big Four. – [Phil] Mano a mano for one million dollars, gentlemen, it’s time to take the stage. – (Voice Over) Closed captioning is brought to you as a public service by Poker Night in America. Thanks for coming back to Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida. Let’s get back to ‘The Big 4’. In this heads up battle it’s Omar Zazay, who has a lot of work to do.
He’s at 6.1 million in chips, that’s 31 big blinds and Brian Phillis, sitting on a stack of 21 million chips. – [Phil] And now Phillis, with Kings, coming out of the small blind. He makes it half a million and call from Zazay.
And trip eights for Zazay! Alright, now we can see some action! 500,000 the initial bet, but now raised up to 1.2 million.
– All in. -Call. – Phillis moves all in and Omar quickly calls. So Zazay in a good spot to double up. – I really had a feeling he had it too. I’m like, “what the [bleep] am I going to do?”
– Brian needs a king. Oh wow, the turn is another ten. So it’s really hard because he can win with a ten or a king. He has two tens, two kings. Omar, you have 40 cards you can win with. Last card please.
And the river is a Jack and Zazay’s gonna double up. To quote Eminem: “Omar’s back, back again, Omar’s back, tell a friend. Omar’s back, Omar’s back, Omar’s back dadadaduhduhduhduh.” That’s Eminem! I worked on that one too. [Chris singing] Guess who’s back?
Back again. [singing] Shady’s back. Tell a friend Yeah, that is Eminem Tell a friend Zazay is back So Zazay doubles up and just like that, we’ve got a brand new ballgame. Raised to half a mil.
Call from Zazay. Second place: 575 thousand. The winner tonight walks away with a million. Check check the flop. [Phil] Six, three deuce, check check. – Here comes Zazay firing half a million.
Phillis raises to a million and a call from Zazay. – 500 – 500,000, the bet from Phillis. [Phil] Omar checks, Brian bets 500, Omar calls. – Phillis caught hand firmly in cookie jar there, and with that, a little over 4 million in chips and the chip lead now goes to Zazay. – Last call. – [Chris] At one point Brian Phillis almost had a four to one chip lead and now he find himself sliding in the wrong direction.
He’s got 11 million in chips and Omar Zazay with just over 16 million. Still pretty close though. Ace, Queen goes to 500,000 and another ace in Phillis’ hand.
Aces are a big commodity when you’re heads up. – Three million. – We’re going back and forth, Phillis raises it to 1.5 million. Zazay then makes it three million. And there is a fold! Brian lays it down.
Zazay is playing with the confidence and he’s playing with the chip lead. His entire body language is changed. His style of play seems to have changed as well, where he is now pushing the action and it’s working for him. – 1.2 – 400 from Zazay and a raise to 1.2 million from Phillis. This 5 million dollar guarantee is down to these two players.
As we’ve got a million dollars for tonight’s winner of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open and here’s the flop. Phillis pulls even further ahead, pairs his ace on the flop. – Omar calls.
– 1.3 million from each player, going into the middle, this pot, over 5 million as we go to the turn. Board pairs. Zazay drawing dead as we’re gonna head to the river. Phillis checks.
And Omar Zazay bets 1.2 million. Both of these players will be taking home their biggest poker payday ever, whether they come in first or second place. – 1.2 – We now have over 7 million in the middle. Phillis is ahead with his pair of aces. Does Zazay have the courage to fire one more bullet, Here on the river?
And will it work? Phillis bet the flop, Zazay bet the turn, and now Zazay has bet enough to put Phillis all in on the river. – How much did he bet on the turn? 1.2?
You got it Omar? – If Phillis folds, he’s going to be crippled. He’ll have just over 3 million left, and he’ll be in a huge hole.
And Phillis lays it down. – Don’t, don’t show it [bleep]. – And Omar Zazay shows Phillis that one.
– [Phil] Omar was bluffing! – [Chris] And once again you can just tell, the confidence, the swagger, the momentum, is all right now, with Omar Zazay. – Nice job. [Chris] When we come back, we continue heads up play for one million dollars. – I told myself every street, there’s no way I’m fooling. Good job man.
– Thanks bro. – I don’t know where the defibrillators are at Seminole Hard Rock, but Brian Phillis’ chip stack needs some resurrection because it has slid all the way down to just over 3 million in chips. And with this big of a chip lead, Zazay’s gotta try and close it out, and if you are Brian Phillis, you just gotta find a spot to get all these chips in the middle.
And this might be it! He raises to half a million with nines. – All in. – Call. – Deuces for Zazay and Zazay moves all in, a quick call from Phillis.
And here we go, pocket nines vs. pocket deuces, for a million dollars. (Crowd jeering) – [Phil] Give us a flop. – [Chris] Alright, only a deuce will eliminate Brian Phillis, otherwise, he’s gonna double up. – [Phil] Four, seven. Looks like a pretty good board for the nines, for Brian, give us a card. It’s a five and Brian is gonna have six million in chips if he can hold off a deuce.
There’s two deuces left in the deck. 42 wins for Brian, 2 wins for Omar. Last card. And now Phillis has just over six million in chips. We started the hand saying he had to find the spot where he had to get all the chips in the middle, and pocket pair vs. pocket pair did exactly that.
– I’m trying bro, I’m trying! – And Phillis fans are loving every minute of it. (Crowd cheering) [Phil singing] We’re just having fun, we don’t care who sees.
So what? We go out. That’s how it’s supposed to be. Living young and wild and free. Ladies and gentlemen, okay, now we got it goin Phillip, Hellmuth, Junior, tip your bar staff. Two drink minimum here tonight at the Seminole Hard Rock, Hollywood, Florida.
Both players catch a piece of the flop. Zazay’s got a pair of tens, Phillis with a pair of deuces. The turn pairs the board. 700,000 from Zazay, and a call from Phillis.
1.1 million from Zazay. (Crowd heckling) 1.1 million and Phillis calls. And that one hurts. It wasn’t a huge pot but it now seems like all the momentum you had from the double up is now gone and some of the air is being let out of the building.
This is the lowest point that Brian Phillis has been in this heads up battle. Omar Zazay has 24.3 million, just ten big blinds left for Brian Phillis. – All in.
– Zazay moves all in with a six and a call. From Brian Phillis with ace, five, suited. Will this be it? One million dollars goes to the winner. – A six on the flop baby!
Let’s go! – Put a Jack. – Things are in terrible shape for Phillis. – Don’t celebrate yet, I flopped two pair aces and sixes. – Alright, so here’s the turn.
It is a seven of spades. – Jack or a seven. And now there are more chopouts for Phillis, but it’s over. Omar Zazay is your Seminole Hard Rock Open champion and South Florida’s newest millionaire. – Good job brother. – Thanks for the support brother.
– You played well man, good job. – [Chris] It is the kind of money that can change a life and there you have it the final results of the final, final table of The Big 4 at the Seminole Hard Rcok Poker Open. Omar Zazay takes it down with Dan Colman just two places away from back to back titles. Congratulations to all the players. For more from Poker Night visit pokernight.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Twitch.
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