Hand #184: An exciting final table has just come to an abrupt conclusion after just a single heads-up hand.
The players had repositioned themselves on opposite sides of the table, with a cursory counting of chips determining that Alaei had the edge going into the hand. Daniel Alaei then raised to 200,000 from the button and Jared Bleznick called.
The flop came and Bleznick checked. Alaei bet 275,000, and Bleznick responded by raising the pot — 1.25 million. Alaei called without too much hesitation.
The turn was the , and Bleznick instantly announced he was betting the pot. Alaei raised all in, and Bleznick called. Just like that all of the chips were in the middle, with Bleznick the one at risk.
The pair stood as they each tabled their cards. Bleznick had for an open-ended straight draw while Alaei had turned a set of tens with .
Bleznick was already leaning over and shaking Alaei's hand before the river came the , pairing the board and improving Alaei's hand to a full house. Bleznick shook Alaei's hand once more, still smiling despite coming one spot shy of the victory. Bleznick earns a handsome $526,625 prize for his efforts in Event #61, while Alaei has won his fourth WSOP bracelet!