Brady Holiman Wins, Zinno Fifth at 2018 WPT Choctaw Main Event

The Season XVII WPT Choctaw Championship final table lasted less than four hours, with Brady Holiman arising successful to declare the $469,185 first-place reward and also go into the prominent WPT Champions Club. Before the win, he had concerning $40,000 in lifetime casino poker cashes. Holiman topped a field of 755 entries at Choctaw Casino & Resort and eliminated four of his five challengers at the final table. The success was the biggest of Holiman’s career, and also we’ll currently see him contend in the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions.

Holiman started the final day as the chip leader with six remaining, sitting with more than twice as many chips as his nearest opponent in Timothy Domboski. Both leaders tangled early on at the final table, with all of the chips getting in preflop with Holiman holding the AHeart SuitKSpade Suit against Domboski’s KDiamond SuitKClub Suit. The ADiamond Suit6Spade Suit4Club Suit2Heart Suit3Spade Suit runout paired Holiman’s ace, gaining him the pot and sending Domboski to the rail in sixth place for $95,780.

Holiman knocking out three-time World Poker Tour main event winner Anthony Zinno in fifth place for $125,630 and 2011 WPT best bet Jacksonville winner Anthony Ruberto in fourth place ($166,605). Viet Vo eliminated Christopher Smith in third place for $223,370 but Holiman still held a 3-to-2 lead going into heads-up play.

He was able to expand his lead to roughly a 2-to-1 advantage by the time the final hand arose. With blinds of 100,000-200,000 and a big-blidn ante of 200,000, Vo raised to 450,000 from the button with the KHeart SuitKDiamond Suit. Holiman three-bet to 1,200,000 from the big blind holding the ASpade SuitJSpade Suit. Vo four-bet to 2,700,000. Holiman moved all-in and Vo quickly called for his total stack of around 9.9 million. Holiman was behind, but the tables quickly turned when the board ran out JHeart SuitJClub Suit6Diamond Suit3Heart Suit7Diamond Suit. Holiman’s flopped trips held on from there, sending Vo to the rail in second place with $320,725.

Official Final Table Results

PlacePlayerHome CountryPrize
1Brady HolimanUSA$469,185*
2Viet VoUSA$320,725
3Christopher SmithUSA$223,360
4Tony RubertoUSA$166,605
5Anthony ZinnoUSA$125,630
6Timothy DomboskiUSA$95,780

*First place includes a $15,000 seat into the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions.

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