Event #15: $10,000 Heads Up NLHE Championship [No Late Reg, 256 Cap]

Bruschi Has the Higher Two Pair


Blinds: 1,250/2,500

Aleksejs Ponakovs limped in on the button and Renan Bruschi opted to check.

They then proceeded to both check through the {4-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} flop and the {8-Hearts} on the turn to the {6-Clubs} on the river. BRuschi bet 11,250 for Ponakovs to raise it up to 26,250 after considering his options for a bit and got called. Ponakovs tabled the [6d2h[ for two pair but Bruschi held the {j-Clubs}{6-Hearts} for the higher ones and the pot.

Renan Bruschi br
Renan Bruschi
br 129,392 25,250
Aleksejs Ponakovs lv
Aleksejs Ponakovs
lv 70,608 -25,250

Holz Halted by Yao

Yao vs Holz
Yao vs Holz

Blinds: 1,000/2,000

Fedor Holz raised to 4,000 from the button and Yen-Liang Yao defended.

The flop came {4-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} for Yao to check Holz continued with a bet of 2,640 for Yao to respond with a raise to 11,000. Holz reacted with a jam for 46,936 in total. Yao tanked for a while before opting to make the call.

Fedor Holz: {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}
Yen-Liang Yao: {10-Hearts}{9-Spades}

The GGPoker Ambassador needed some help as Yao had hit a pair of nines on the flop but the rest of the board was completed with the {2-Spades} on the turn and the {j-Clubs} on the river instead to eliminate him.

Yen-Liang Yao tw
Yen-Liang Yao
tw 200,000 100,000
Fedor Holz de
Fedor Holz
de Eliminado

Nuutinen Tries to Bluff Kelopuro

Kelopuro vs Nuutinen
Kelopuro vs Nuutinen

Blinds: 1,000/2,000

Jorma Nuutinen raised to 4,200 from the button and Sami Kelopuro called.

The flop came {6-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{4-Spades}, Kelopuro check-raised the 4,200 continuation-bet of Nuutinen to 12,600 and got called.

The turn was the {a-Diamonds} and Kelopuro bet 19,800 for Nuutinen to call.

The {10-Diamonds} paired the board on the river for Kelopuro to check. Nuutinen shoved for 27,987 and got called. Nuutinen showed the {7-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} for the missed straight draw to bust as Kelopuro held the {a-Spades}{10-Clubs} for the full house.

Sami Kelopuro fi
Sami Kelopuro
fi 200,000 100,000
Jorma Nuutinen fi
Jorma Nuutinen
fi Eliminado

Kruse Kicks Larabi Out

Kruse vs Larabi
Kruse vs Larabi

Blinds: 1,000/2,000

Max Kruse raised enough from the button for Bernard Larabi to make the call for the 9,594 he had left.

Bernard Larabi: {k-Spades}{2-Hearts}
Max Kruse: {k-Hearts}{4-Spades}

The board ran out {8-Hearts}{2-Spades}{a-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} for Larabi to flop a pair of deuces but for Kruse to river the pair of fours to eliminate Larabi.

Max Kruse de
Max Kruse
de 200,000 100,000
Bernard Larabi hu
Bernard Larabi
hu Eliminado

Jiang Jousted Out by Capriles

Capriles vs Jiang
Capriles vs Jiang

Blinds: 600/1,200

Sosia Jiang raised to 2,640 from the button for Miguel Capriles to think a bit before deciding to three-bet to 10,800 which Jiang called.

The flop came {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}, Capriles continued with a bet of 9,600 and Jiang called.

The turn was the {2-Spades} and Capriles fired a bet of 26,928 into the pot. Jiang decided to shove her stack of 50,990 and Capriles called.

Sosia Jiang: {k-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Miguel Capriles: {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

Jiang had flopped top pair but Capriles had hit his set.

The river completed the board with the {2-Clubs} to Capriles to improve to a full house to take Jiang out before the money.

Miguel Capriles ve
Miguel Capriles
ve 200,000 100,000
Sosia Jiang nz
Sosia Jiang
nz Eliminado

Koop Outkicked by Boika

Boika vs Koop
Boika vs Koop

Blinds: 600/1,200

Aliaksei Boika raised to 2,400 from the button for Niko Koop to three-bet jam for 27,097 which Boika called.

Niko Koop: {a-Clubs}{10-Spades}
Aliaksei Boika: {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} for Boika to hold with the higher kicker to bust Koop.

Aliaksei Boika by
Aliaksei Boika
by 200,000 100,000
Niko Koop de
Niko Koop
de Eliminado

Burakov Busted by Lache

Lache vs Burakov
Lache vs Burakov

Blinds: 600/1,200

Stefan Burakov raised to 2,640 from the button for Vlad-Stefan Lache to three-bet to 9,480 which Burkov called.

The flop came with the {3-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{5-Spades}, Lache continued with a bet of 6,291 and got called.

The turn was the {6-Hearts} for Lache to take a few seconds before opting to continue with a bet of 8,771. Burkov called again to see the {8-Clubs} complete the board. Lache shoved and Burakov tanked for a while before opting to make the call for the 39,786 he had behind with the {k-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} for the pair of fives. Lache tabled the {k-Hearts}{10-Hearts} for the flush and a spot in the next round.

Vlad-Stefan Lache ro
Vlad-Stefan Lache
ro 200,000 100,000
Stefan Burakov ru
Stefan Burakov
ru Eliminado

Chen Chucked Out by Soltys

Soltys vs Chen
Soltys vs Chen

Blinds: 600/1,200

Daniel Soltys limped in on the button and Feng Chen shoved his last 12,967 into the pot for Soltys to quickly call.

Feng Chen: {a-Spades}{4-Spades}
Daniel Soltys: {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}

The board ran out {3-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} for Soltys to flop top pair and improve to two pair on the river to bust Chen.

Daniel Soltys us
Daniel Soltys
us 200,000 100,000
Feng Chen cn
Feng Chen
cn Eliminado

Maslak Bricks the River

Andersson vs Maslak
Andersson vs Maslak

Blinds: 500/1,000

Konstantin Maslak raised to 2,500 from the button and Joakim Andersson three-bet to 9,000 for Maslak to call.

Andersson check-called the 13,000 continuation-bet of Maslak on the {j-Spades}{10-Spades}{6-Diamonds} flop to see the {7-Hearts} on the turn. Andersson checked again and Maslak shoved for 59,147. Andersson tank-called.

Konstantin Maslak: {5-Spades}{4-Spades}
Joakim Andersson: {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}

Maslak had flopped a flush draw and turned the open-ended straight draw while Andersson held top pair.

The river completed the board with the {5-Diamonds} to give Maslak a pair too but that wasn't enough to stay alive.

Joakim Andersson se
Joakim Andersson
se 200,000 100,000
Konstantin Maslak ru
Konstantin Maslak
ru Eliminado