Day 2 Completed
|Blinds||20,000 / 40,000|
Day 2 Completed
After a three-hour heads-up match, Shawn Schoreck emerged victorious over Kou Vang to win the Mid-State Poker Tour Belle of Baton Rouge for $34,105. Vang will have to console himself with $21,032. The heads-up battle was a mismatch on paper, with Vang holding a $512,930-to-$4,376 edge in career tournament winnings, but Schoreck prevailed when his help up all in before the flop against Vang's .
Busts came fast and furious early on, as players wasted little time getting their chips into the middle. Just a few hours in, we were already hand-for-hand on the money bubble, which lasted more than two hours until the elimination of Seville Hale. Justin Truesdell and David Chocheles bowed out shortly thereafter, and we were set with our final table.
The last woman remaining and the Day 2 chip leader coming in, Erica Sumner, was the first to fall when final table play began when she shoved over a raise with ace-ten and lost to Daniel Holmes' ace-queen.
Michael Benton, Allen Kessler, Mihail Karasoulis, and Robbie Matthews busted out in a flurry after that, leaving us five-handed. Matthews had a particularly tough exit, as he got all in with the nut straight on the turn against two pair, only to watch Daniel Holmes' spike a boat on the board.
Long-time chip leader Tom Annonson then busted with when he couldn't catch the of Shawn Schoreck. A short-stacked Will "Monkey" Souther found himself with three outs when he jammed against the of Kou Vang, and the "Monkey" fell short of matching the success of Russell Wilson, whose jersey he'd donned for the final table, by exiting in fourth.
Daniel Holmes attempted to push the pace three-handed, but he seemed to pick the wrong spots to turn up the aggression, and he shipped all in from the button for 289,000, and Schoreck made the call in the small blind. After about two minutes of thought, Vang laid his big blind down.
The flop left both with hopeful positions: , giving Schoreck a straight draw and two overs while keeping Holmes' eights best for the moment. An turn cause Holmes to slide his chair back, and the river officially ended his tournament.
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Kou Vang opened for a raise on the button, and Shawn Schoreck three-bet to 200,000 from the big blind. Vang shoved all in for about 600,000, and Schoreck went into the tank. After thinking for awhile and professing his belief that he needed to get lucky, he made the call.
Instead, Vang was the one in need of luck, but he received none on the flop. A turn was a blank, and the river ended the tournament.
Kou Vang raised to 90,000, and Shawn Schoreck called. Schoreck bet out 125,000 on the flop. Vang made the call, and he called 200,000 more after the hit the board. Both players checked the , and Schoreck revealed for two pair, which beat Vang's .
Kou Vang raised to 90,000, and Shawn Schoreck called. Schoreck then check-called 79,000 on the flop and 159,000 on the turn. He checked the river, and Vang pushed for about 350,000. Schoreck folded, showing .
The players have agreed to take a short break.
Shawn Schoreck raised to 60,000, and Kou Vang called. Vang led out for 64,000 on the flop, and Schoreck made it 164,000. Vang called, and the two saw an turn. Vang checked, and Schoreck fired 200,000 this time. Vang laid his hand down after thinking for a bit.
Shawn Schoreck raised to 75,000 after Kou Vang limped in, and Vang made the call.
The flop came , and Vang raised to 189,000 after Schoreck bet 75,000 again. Schoreck came back with 314,000, and Vang tanked about a minute before calling. After the dealer burned and turned a , Schoreck immediately put his opponent all in for about 800,000, and Vang took a bit of time again before choosing to fold this time.