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ZZ Top: The Battle For Second Place

Zimnan Ziyard is thinking so hard we can hear his neural circuitry whirring away from the rail. At this moment it really does look like a battle for second spot between Hauke Heseding and John Taramas.

Here is the action from the last fifteen minutes:

- Taramas nervously moved his feet about and twiddled with the peak of his cap before moving all-in from the button for 440,000. Heseding was seated in the small blind and he made the cold call off a stack of around 2.1 million.

"Why was it such a tough decision?" Ziyard asked Heseding before moving all-in.

Heseding folded and Ziyard flipped over {6-Hearts} {2-Clubs} while Taramas flipped over {J-Clubs} {10-Hearts}. The board ran out {Q-Diamonds} {J-Spades} {10-Clubs} {5-Spades} {7-Clubs} and as Taramas doubled up, a large percentage of the rail were lauging at his decision to move all in with such a weak hand. Ziyard looked unpeturbed and knew exactly what he was doing.

"I just didn't want YOU to have those chips," Ziyard said to Heseding.

- Ziyard raised to 160,000 on the button and folded after Heseding moved all-in from the big blind.

- Ziyard moved all-in from the small blind and Taramas folded.

- Ziyard limped in the small blind and Taramas checked. The flop was {10-Spades} {7-Spades} {2-Diamonds} and both players checked. The turn was the {J-Hearts} and a 125,000 bet won the pot from Ziyard.

Chip stacks
Zimnan Ziyard gb 6,900,000 -100,000
Hauke Heseding 1,850,000 -450,000
John Taramas gr 1,150,000 750,000

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