Adam Teasdale has increased his edge here during the early stages of his heads-up battle with Wade Woelfel.
Teasdale gathered some more chips just now in a hand that began with Woelfel opening for 130,000 from the button, Teasdale calling, and the flop coming . Teasdale checked, Woelfel bet 145,000, and Teasdale called. Both then checked the turn.
The river brought the . Teasdale fired 220,000 this time, and when Woelfel called, Teasdale flipped over for tens and deuces and Woelfel mucked.
Adam Teasdale raised to 130,000 from the button, and Wade Woelfel called to see the flop come .
Woelfel checked, and Teasdale continued for 150,000. Woelfel check-raised to 380,000, and Teasdale came back with another raise to 650,000 total. Woelfel then made it 1.38 million to go, and an undeterred Teasdale fired back once again by raising to 2.2 million.
Woelfel then took the opportunity to recheck his cards, and decided to let the hand go.
The cash is on the table, Wade Woelfel and Adam Teasdale are back in their seats, and the heads-up battle for the WSOP Circuit Harrah's Resort Atlantic City Main Event first prize and ring is underway.
Speaking of battles for first, we can report that Brandon Fish has now clinched Casino Champion for this WSOP Circuit stop, as Richard E. Ward has been eliminated in sixth place Event #12. Fish earns a seat in the $1 Million WSOP National Championship in May 2013 for his efforts here at Harrah's AC.
Pete Rios opened from the button with an all-in raise for about 1 million, then Adam Teasdale reraised his leading stack all in from the small blind. Wade Woelfel then checked his cards, and he also called all in for his last 2,665,000. The three players tabled their hands...
The crowd stood as one to see the community cards dealt, as did all three players. The dealer spread the flop — . An ace to pair Woelfel! The turn then came the to improve all three players to full houses, though Woelfel's was the best of the bunch.
Then came the river — the . Woelfel had improved his stack enough to push into first ahead of Teasdale, while Rios is out in third.
There will be a break now while preparations are made for heads-up play.
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The Adam Teasdale express keeps rolling, with the chip leader having just claimed another victim soon after knocking out Terry Grimes.
Following a Pete Rios open for 125,000 from the button, Sung Kim called from the small blind, then Adam Teasdale reraised to 440,000 from the big blind. Rios folded, but Kim responded by reraising over the top all in for about 2 million, and Teasdale called.
Kim had and Teasdale . The community cards came out , then , then , and Kim is out in fourth.
Terry Grimes has been eliminated in fifth place following a hand with new chip leader Adam Teasdale.
The hand started with Grimes raising to 125,000 from the hijack seat and Teasdale calling from the big blind. The flop came , and Teasdale led with a bet of 140,000. Grimes responded by shoving all in for about 2.45 million, and Teasdale called the shove.
Trip jacks for Teasdale, while Grimes had but jacks and eights. The turn was the and river the , and Grimes hits the rail in fifth.
Meanwhile, Teasdale now sits with about 6.4 million and a commanding lead.