Event 13: $5,300 Australian Heads Up Championship
Event 13: $5,300 Australian Heads Up Championship
Day 1b Completed

All Done For Day 1b

So we're all set for the finals of the 2010 Australian Heads Up Championship.

The quarter finals draw is as follows:
Barry Woods vs Vanessa Selbst
Andrew Lichtenberger vs Martin Gudvangen
Kyle McMurphy vs Brian Roberts
Darren Woods vs Andrew Seidman

Join us tomorrow for all of the finals action as we play down to a champion from 2:15pm GMT+11.

We're Done - Woods is Through

Darren Woods has progressed to the quarter finals, and importantly the money.

The final hand saw him fire out 800 on a flop of {10-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{k-Spades}. David Saab made the check-call and they took a {6-Clubs} on the turn. Saab checked again, and Woods set him all in. After an agonising tank, Saab looked resigned and ropped his final 5,500 chips into the pot.

Saab: {j-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}
Woods: {k-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

The {2-Clubs} completed the board and today's play.

Woods Leading

Wood is getting on top in this one now. Taking down the lions share of smaller pots. Woods has about 12,500 in chips to Saab's 7,500. More importantly he has the all important momentum.

Saab is going to have to do something to turn this around.

Still Truckin'

We're still here. More raise and pitch. Things are pretty even.

All Even

Darren Woods has closed out a second rubber victory.

After Woods raised off the button, David Saab shoved over the top. Woods called and the match was very much on the line.

That said Woods was pretty comfortable with his {K-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} well in control against the {J-Clubs}{Q-Spades} of Saab.

It stayed that way, the board ran out {8-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} to level the match at 1-1.

They are taking a short break right now, before they play out the deciding rubber.

Saab Doubles

Darren Woods opened from the button to 400 and David Saab pushed over the top for about 4,500. Woods made the call with {A-Hearts}{8-Hearts}, to be ahead of Saab's {k-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}.

Saab trailing wouldn't last long. The {7-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} flop put him in front. He wasn't exactly happy to see the {k-Hearts} on the turn though. Although it made him trips, it gave Woods a flush draw.

"No sick redraws," said Saab.

There would be none. The {3-Clubs} blanked the river.

Things are almost even here in the second rubber.

Woods Still On Top

Darren Woods is still in front in the second rubber and the pair are taking very few flops. It's mostly just raise and pitch at the moment.

Contrasting Styles

It's interesting to note the contrasting styles of the two players in tonight's last game.

Darren Woods is a stoic character, with his iPod in his ears, not engaging a whole lot.

Saab on the other hand is chatting up a storm as always. Conversation topics have ranged from his favorite music (Eminem) to whether he really looks like the naked mafia boss from the movie "The Hangover".

Woods is leading the second rubber on chips. Saab leads the match 1-0.

Saab Up

All the chips went in preflop, with David Saab's {A-Spades}{j-Diamonds} the all in player, against Woods' {K-Spades}{9-Hearts}.

The board ran out {2-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{7-Spades}{Q-Hearts} to move Saab into a super commanding position.

The very next hand Woods moved in for 700 chips and Saab called. Woods had {Q-?}{7-?} and was crushed by Saab's {Q-?}{q-?}

The flop came {10-?}{A-?}{2-?}. The turn was a {j-?} and you guessed it {k-?} river.

Woods managed to double through twice, but there would be no third time lucky - David Saab is 1-0 ahead.