Raghav Bansal’s hopes of a comeback are now up in smoke and we have a champion with New Zealand’s Sosia Jiang emerging triumphant.
In the final hand, Bansal limped the button and Jiang made it 120,000 to go from the big blind. Bansal quickly pulled the trigger and moved all for his last 900,000 and Jiang looked eager to finish things and made the call.
Bansal found himself racing for his tournament life with the ducks and the looked to be a good one, with the Indian player keeping the lead. The turn changed nothing and Bansal looked primed for a double-up before disaster struck and the landed on the river to crush Bansal's dreams and grant Jiang the trophy, the title, and the HK$3,870,000 first prize.
Bansal will not be too unhappy with his career best score, however, taking home the equivalent of US$339,300 for his deep run.
“You played like a boss,” said a gracious Bansal as came over to shake Jiang’s hand.
“Thank you,” replied Jiang as she basked in the glory of her largest ever career tournament score.
All that excitement concludes our High Roller coverage for the series, though those looking for more action can check out the PokerStars Championship Macau Final Table, which is still going strong.
There will be a full write up to come so stick around as we walk you through all the tournament thrills and spills.