Heads Up Counts
|Limits||50,000 / 100,000|
Kristopher Tong raised from the button, and Matthew Ashton put in a reraise from the small blind. Tong called, and the dealer fanned out a flop of . Ashton bet out, and Tong made the call. The turn brought the , and the two players got in a raising war that saw all of Ashton's chips get in the middle.
Tong had caught an inside straight draw to get the better of Ashton, who was looking for a jack and a jack only to survive. Unfortuantely for him, the river was the , knocking the Brit out in third place, and getting us to our heads up battle!
Matthew Ashton raised on the button, Mike Gorodinsky reraised from the small blind, and Kristopher Tong called from the big blind. Ashton then called, and the flop came down . Gorodinsky bet, Tong called, and Ashton folded.
The turn was the , and Gorodinsky check-called a bet from Tong to see the land on the river. Both players checked.
Gorodinsky showed the , and Tong mucked his hand.
Just a couple of hands ago Mike Gorodinsky won a huge pot to get back up to a million, but Kristopher Tong has just fired back, taking a huge pot of his own. We caught up with the action on the turn, with the board showing . Tong bet the turn, and Gorodinsky called.
The river brought the , and Tong fired out again. As soon as Tong dropped his chips, Gorodinsky snapped the chips he had in his hand in a frustrated manner. He tanked for at least a minute before begrudgingly putting the chips in, and Tong showed for a rivered wheel. Gorodinsky shook his head, and mucked his hand, dropping him to 700,000, while Tong is back up to 1.45 million.
From the button, Mike Gorodinsky raised. Both Kristopher Tong in the small blind and Matthew Ashton in the big blind made the call, and the dealer produced a flop. On the flop, Tong checked, Ashton bet, Gorodinsky called, then Tong called.
The turn was the , and Tong checked. Ashton also checked, and Gorodinsky fired a bet. Tong called, and Ashton called.
The river was the , and Tong and Ashton both checked. Gorodinsky bet, Tong called, and Ashton called.
Gorodinsky showed the for a flush and a seven-six low. Tong and Ashton mucked, giving Gorodinsky the pot.
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Kristopher Tong brought in with the nine, and Gorodinsky completed with the jack. Tong made the call, and he proceeded to call another bet on fourth street. The two players both knuckled on fifth and sixth street, and on seventh, Tong fired out. Gorodinsky peaked down at his hole cards a few times before sending them to the dealer, dropping him to 500,000 in the process.
Meanwhile, Tong is starting to distance himself from the other two, sitting on 1.6 million, which is over half the chips in play.
|Owais Ahmed||() / / ()|
|Kristopher Tong||() / / ()|
Kristopher Tong brought in, Owais Ahmed completed, and then Tong raised. Ahmed made the call. On fourth, fifth and sixth street, Ahmed called bets from Tong. It was on sixth street that Ahmed made his final call to put all of his chips in the middle. When the hands were opened, Ahmed had a pair of sevens and was behind the two pair for Tong.
Ahmed failed to improve on the river, meaning the 2011 winner of this event would have to settled for a fourth-place finish worth $62,631.
Mike Gorodinsky has been either first or second for the entirety of this final table, but he has just lost a handful of pots that have seen his stack dwindle down to just over half a million.
Mike Gorodinsky started the action by raising, and Christopher Tong reraised from the button. The blinds, and Gorodinsky called to send us to a flop of . Both players checked, and the turn brought the . Gorodinsky check called a bet from Tong, and the hit the river. Gorodinsky checked, and Tong fired out again. Gorodinsky went into the tank, and eventually found a call, though he didn't look thrilled about it.
Tong tabled for trip kings, and Gorodinsky dropped his cards in front of the dealer. After that pot, Tong is our new big chip leader, with 1.25 million.
Matthew Ashton raised from the cutoff seat, Mike Gorodinsky called from the button, and George Fotiadis called from the big blind. On the flop, Fotiadis checked, Ashton bet, Gorodinsky called, and then Fotiadis called all in for 18,000.
With Fotiadis all in, there was a side pot of 14,000 between Ashton and Gorodinsky. The turn was the , and Ashton bet. Gorodinsky called.
The river was the , and Ashton checked. Gorodinsky bet, and Ashton called.
The side pot was first, and both Ashton and Gorodinsky chopped it up. Ashton showed the for deuce-three low. Gorodinsky showed the for a straight to the seven.
For the main pot, Fotiadis could beat neither of these hands and was eliminated in fifth place. He earned $46,048.