Event #2: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Mother Russia Has One Less

Paul_Oresteen • Level 11: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante

Mikhail Smirnov was not having a good match against Nikolay Evdakov. Smirnov had already cashed in his two rebuys and Evdakov still hadn't used either of his rebuys. Smirnov moved all in preflop with pocket queens and Evdakov called with {A-Spades} {K-Hearts}. Smirnov had Evdakov's 371,000 shove barely covered. The board ran {7-Hearts} {3-Hearts} {A-Clubs} {5-Clubs} {4-Hearts} and Smirnov was crippled to just under 30,000.

Two hands later Smirnov moved all in from the button for 29,300 and Evdakov called.

Smirnov: {Q-Hearts} {8-Diamonds}
Evdakov: {J-Diamonds} {9-Clubs}

The board fell {A-Clubs} {10-Clubs} {K-Hearts} {3-Clubs} {4-Clubs} giving Evdakov the pot and the most decisive defeat of the round.

Tags: Mikhail SmirnovNikoly Evdakov