When heads-up play began between Jason Conforti and Ratharam Sivagnanam, Jason was more than a 2-to-1 underdog. There was a lot of back and forth between the two, but within a few orbits Jason managed to grind his stack into the lead.
On the final hand of play, Ratharam opened from the small blind, and then 4bet just over 1 million chips total after a 3bet to 100,000 from Jason, who made the call. When they tabled their hands, they realized they were virtually flipping for the bracelet, as Ratharam showed a pair of , and Jason opened . Jason spiked the window card to take the lead, and his top pair earned him the pot on the board. When the dealer counted the stacks, he announced that Jason had Ratharam covered by a mere 40,000 in chips, making him our Event 13 champion!
Jason earned $37,105 for his victory, and is now the proud owner of a Playground Poker Spring Classic bracelet! Ratharam received a consolation prize of $25,970.
Event 13 – Second Chance Champion: Jason Conforti – $37,105
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