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

Hansen Can't Fade It

[user66118] • Level 11: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
Gus Hansen

We were distracted by an eruption from the Casino Employees' event across the room, and we missed the preflop action. We think Tom Dwan limped, then called a raise from Hansen, but either way, there was about 150,000 in the middle.

The dealer spread out {J-Hearts} {7-Hearts} {9-Diamonds}, and Hansen very quickly fired 115,000 at the pot. Dwan moved all in, and Hansen made the call for not much more with {A-Clubs} {J-Clubs}. Dwan turned up {Q-Diamonds} {10-Clubs} for the draw, and it came through quickly as the {K-Hearts} landed right on the turn to give him the unbeatable straight. The {2-Diamonds} on the river was meaningless, and Hansen is forced to part with a good chunk of chips. He's got just about 60,000 left in this second bullet here, and he's just now taken his last 200,000 to give him 260,000 and a big uphill climb back into this match.

Tags: Gus HansenTom Dwan