|Blinds||8,000 / 16,000|
Huck Seed limped his small blind and Howard Lederer checked his option in the big blind.
Both players checked the flop, and the turn, only for Lederer to take it down with a bet of 16,000 on the river.
Cards are in the air for the heads up match. Howard Lederer tweeted:
Just got head up with Huck. I have 468 to his 342. Given his HU record, I feel like a small dog.
We'll see if Huck's ninja heads-up skills come into play, or if they're too shallow, and too tired, to make this one a real battle.
And so, after a an epic final day, we are down to our final two Gladiators: Huck Seed and Howard Lederer, both of whom will be eager as a lodge of beavers to get their hands on the $500,000 first prize as well as the sparkling chip-shaped trophy. If the thought of that wasn't enough to get their blood circulating, the spondoolies have been brought out to the final table just to remind them exactly what they are playing for.
Howard Lederer raised from the small blind to put Johnny Chan all in, and after hollywooding for a bit, Chan made the call for his last 49,000.
The audience cheered for all kinds of cards as the dealer laid out the flop. That was a pretty good one as far sweats go. Lederer hit top pair, but Chan picked up an open-ended straight draw. The wasn't any help to him though. And much to the disappointment of his family and friends on the rail, the didn't save him either.
We're taking a brief break now to prepare for the heads-up match between Lederer and Huck Seed.
A well deserved rest for crew and players alike.
Johnny Chan raised it to 30,000 from the button, and after Huck Seed folded, Howard Lederer defended his big blind. The flop fell , and Lederer checked. Chan checked behind. Things got much more interesting after the on the turn. Lederer checked again, and Chan bet 45,000. Then Howard check-raised all in for a total of 173,000. Chan spent several minutes in the tank...and emerged with a call.
Chan had a world of outs, but the wasn't one of them. Lederer doubled up to 360,000, leaving Chan crippled with 45,000.