Event #54: $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em Championship [No Late Reg, 128 Cap]
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Event #54: $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em Championship [No Late Reg, 128 Cap]
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High Rollers Dominate Final Four of $10K Heads-Up Championship

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$10K Heads-Up Championship Final Four
$10K Heads-Up Championship Final Four

One of the most anticipated tournaments of the GGPoker portion of the online 2020 World Series of Poker kicked off on Saturday as the $10,000 Heads-Up Championship got underway.

True to form in the skill-centric format, several high roller regs still remain alive as 128 evenly bracketed players got whittled down to a final four.

First to book a seat was Michael Addamo. The two-time bracelet winner has been on an absolute tear of late in high roller events, and he seemed to have the easiest time rolling through the bracket. Several times, he was among the first to advance through his matches, affording him some long stretches to relax or watch scout future opponents.

Opposite Addamo will be Michael Zhang. Another regular in the highest buy-in tournaments around the world, Zhang may have had the most impressive run of anyone en route to the semifinals. He dispatched the likes of Erik Seidel, GGPoker's Daniel Negreanu and Sean Winter.

On the other side of the bracket another top player, David Peters emerged. It wasn't easy though, particularly his final match. That turned into a four-hour marathon against Stefan Burakov, who at one point had Peters down to two blinds. However, Peters executed a memorable comeback to book what was for a time an unlikely berth.

The lone wild card remaining fills out the fourth seat: Canadian streamer Alyssa MacDonald. An online player with only $6K of live cashes to her name, MacDonald managed to get through Mark Radoja and Ajay Chabra as well as the red-hot Belarmino De Souza in the round of eight.

Routes to the Final Four

 Michael AddamoMichael ZhangDavid PetersAlyssa MacDonald
Round of 128Connor DrinanDavid YanJohan GuilbertBrunno Botteon
Round of 64Shota HiraoSean WinterSami KelopuroMark Radoja
Round of 32Gabriel CampanhaErik SeidelScott WoodsViktor Kudinov
Round of 16Bertrand GrospellierDaniel NegreanuSergi ReixachAjay Chabra
Round of 8Pedro WaldburgerChris BrewerStefan BurakovBelarmino De Souza

Players eliminated in the round of 16 and the round of eight did make the money. In addition to those listed above, Samuel Vousden, Aaron Van Blarcum and Mike Leah were among those cashing.

The remaining players are on ice for a week until the final four plays out next Saturday. They'll battle for the bracelet and $360,480 at that point, along with a WSOPE package. Come back to PokerNews then to find out who emerges as heads-up champion.

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Stefan Burakov Eliminated in 5th Place ($49,664)

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Peters vs Burakov
Peters vs Burakov

Blinds: 32,000/64,000

Stefan Burakov shoved from the button for 478,480 and was called by David Peters with the bigger stack.

Stefan Burakov: {k-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
David Peters: {a-Clubs}{5-Hearts}

The flop came {2-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} for Peters to hit the wheel immediately but Burakov also picked up the flush draw,

The turn was the {j-Clubs} which didn't change things and neither did the {q-Spades} on the river as the grueling heads-up match came to an end after almost three hours.

A recap of today's action is to follow.

David Peters us 1,920,000 766,480
Stefan Burakov RU Eliminado

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Peters Shoves Again

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Blinds: 25,600/51,200

David Peters limped in on the button and Stefan Burakov opted to check.

The flop came {8-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}, Burakov check-called the 51,200 bet of Peters.

The turn was the {q-Clubs}, and Burakov check-called the 168,960 bet of Peters.

The river completed the board with the {j-Hearts} for Peters to shove for 610,800 after Burakov checked and then folded.

David Peters us 1,153,520 40,960
Stefan Burakov RU 766,480 -40,960

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Peters' Turn to Shove on the River

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Blinds: 25,600/51,200

David Peters limped in on the button and Stefan Burakov opted to check.

The flop came {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}{6-Spades}, Burakov check-called the 51,200 bet of Peters.

The turn was the {k-Hearts}, Burakov bet 67,584 for Peters to raise to 184,320 which Burakov called.

The river completed the board with the {j-Diamonds} and Burkoav checked for the last time. Peters shoved for 539,120 to get the fold.

David Peters us 1,112,560 286,720
Stefan Burakov RU 807,440 -286,720

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Peters Working on a Comeback

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Blinds: 20,800/41,600

Stefan Burakov limped in on the button and David Peters opted to check.

The flop came {a-Spades}{4-Spades}{10-Clubs}, Peters check-called the 41,600 bet of Burakov.

The turn was the {2-Diamonds}, Peters checked again. Burakov bet 109,824 and was called.

The river completed the board with the {8-Clubs} for both players to check. Burakov tabled {8-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} for the rivered pair of eights but Peters held {10-Spades}{7-Spades} for the flopped pair of tens.

Stefan Burakov RU 1,074,960 -276,224
David Peters us 845,040 276,224

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Burakov Doubles to Leave Peters Short

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Burakov vs Peters
Burakov vs Peters

Blinds:20,800/41,600

Stefan Burakov raised to 83,200 from the button and David Peters shoved which Burakov called for the 830,849 he had left.

Stefan Burakov: {7-Spades}{7-Clubs}
David Peters: {a-Spades}{4-Diamonds}

The board ran out {9-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{2-Hearts} for Burakov to flop a set of sevens to double up with and leave Peters short.

Stefan Burakov RU 1,828,098 1,054,849
David Peters us 91,902 -1,054,849

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Peters Takes Chip Lead Back

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Blinds: 17,600/35,200

Stefan Burakov raised to 7,400 from the button and David Peters opted to check.

The flop came {2-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}, Peters check-raised the 92,928 continuation-bet of Burakov to 239,360 which was enough to get the fold and the chip lead back.

David Peters us 1,146,751 326,751
Stefan Burakov RU 773,249 -326,751

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