Play has remained relatively active but aside from Jean Francois Bouchard’s big double up against Eric Afriat, there have been a lot of very cautiously played, pot-controlled hands as players have continued to search for an advantage.
That being said, time, tide and blinds wait for no one – and Tam Ho’s stack had dwindled to just about 11bb – and on his button, he open shoved. Eric folded in the small blind and Ema called in the bb by simply throwing in a single 100K chip.
Any doubt about the outcome of this hand was extinguished as Ema smashed the flop: and the remaining community cards – just cemented the result. Tam Ho was sent to the cashier while Ema is now playing a stack of around 3.5M. All three remaining players are about even in chip at this point.
An interesting side note – Ema came 5th in last fall’s WPT Montreal, but needed a 3rd place finish or better to surpass the $102K she won in that event. With Tam Ho’s elimination, she has now reached that plateau… although we know that first is the only prize Ema Zajmovic is truly interested in winning.
4th place: Tam Ho, $71,670.00