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Day 5 Completed
Each player played strong, aggressive poker at today's final table, but Selbst also had to the good fortune of flopping some big hands in spots where her shorter-stacked opponents were forced to put their chips in. She even ran well in her flips, notably beating out Derek Raymond's ace-ten with pocket sixes for a pot worth roughly 5 million of the 21 million total chips.
At the end, it was the two chip leaders, Selbst and Beasley, to battle it out heads-up for the championship. Selbst had a 7-to-1 chip lead at that point. It didn't take her long to finish things off and take home the $750,000 first prize.
That ends our coverage of the 2010 PokerStars.net NAPT Mohegan Sun Main Event, but we're not done here just yet. Tomorrow we'll bring you coverage of Day 1 of the $25,000 High Rollers Bounty Shootout. That's sure to be a field loaded with the top talent in poker. You won't want to miss it!
While Beasley was tanking, Selbst turned to Neil Johnson and said, "We're heads-up in the tournament so now I can talk, yeah?" She was referring to an incident that happened yesterday right before dinner break.
Beasley eventually folded. The next hand, he moved all in but Selbst passed. The hand after that, they got it in pre-flop. Selbst tabled to Beasley's .
The flop came down , improving neither player. Selbst's ace was still in the lead. Beasley asked for a turn card that would at least give a decent sweat -- something like a jack. He didn't get it with the turn.
"Queen of diamonds," said David Fox from the rail. It would have to be a queen or a ten for Beasley to stave off elimination, but the river came to pair Selbst and send Beasley to the rail.
The next hand Selbst opened for 225,000. Beasley folded. Selbst showed pocket tens.
"You're supposed to shove with A-2 there," she joked.
Mike Beasley - 2,755,000
The two players are on a short break before heads-up play begins. The clock has been paused with just over 20 minutes left in Level 29.
The flop came down and Selbst checked. Woods fired 700,000. Selbst studied and then raised to 1.8 million. It was now Woods' turn to study in the tank and he did just that. Woods moved all in for 3,425,000 and Selbst snapped him off.
Selsbt tabled the for a set of eights and Woods had the for top pair and a straight draw.
The turn brought the and missed Woods, keeping Selbst in the lead. The river card was the and although he made two pair, Woods couldn't beat the set of Selbst and was eliminated in third place for $240,000.
All three players saw a flop of . It was checked to Beasley and he bet 275,000. Woods folded and Selbst raised it to 650,000. That didn't stop Beasley, re-raising to 1.1 million. Selbst asked for a count and when told that Beasley had about 3.3 million behind, she moved all in.
Beasley gave it up pretty quickly and Selbst took down the pot.
Both players checked the turn and the river. Beasley showed for a pair of tens; Selbst showed for a pair of aces.
"I should have bet the turn," said Selbst after the hand. "If I had know you were going to check the turn, I would have."
Woods led out 200,000 and Selbst raised an additional 275,000. Woods called and both checked the turn card, leading to the river card. Woods checked and Selbst bet 725,000. Woods called and mucked when Selbst tabled for two pair, winning the pot.