Event #11: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Days:
123
Event #11: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Day 1 Completed

Koon Advances; Field Set for Round of 16 in Event #11: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship

NicholasBaltz • Level 25: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
Jason Koon
Jason Koon

A total of 57 players ponied up the hefty $25,000 buy-in for Event #11: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship. In this star-studded field, eight players will make the money, with the winner set to take home $243,981.

Day 1 played through 2 rounds of the bracket-style tournament, with 16 players surviving to advance to Day 2. Notable players to advance include GGPoker Ambassador Jason Koon, PokerGO founder Cary Katz, Dan Zack, Jimmy D’Ambrosio, Jake Daniels, Galen Hall, and Johannes Becker.

PlacePrize
1st$243,981
2nd$150,790
3rd-4th$89,787
5th-8th$36,820

To start the day, players were given a random draw, with seven players given a bye. The other 50 players would automatically cash for $25,000 with a win.

The opening round had many exciting matchups, highlighted by a more than four-hour slugfest between Bertrand Grospellier and Jimmy D’Ambrosio. D’Ambrosio ultimately emerged victorious to bring the play-in round to a close.

For the Round of 32, there was a table redraw to set the final bracket. Some of the matchups included Nick Petrangelo vs. Dan Zack, Seth Davies vs. Jake Daniels, and Jonathan Jaffe vs. David Peters.

The Round of 16 will resume at 2 p.m. local time, with a 7 p.m. restart for the Round of 8.
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Level:
25
Blinds:
10,000/20,000
Ante:
0

Katz Gets Value

NicholasBaltz • Level 24: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
Cary Katz vs Dimitar Danchev
Cary Katz vs Dimitar Danchev

Dimitar Danchev raised to 32,000 and Cary Katz called.

The flop came {5-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} and Katz check-called a bet of 20,000.

On the turn {a-Clubs}, Katz led for 31,500 and Danchev called.

The river brought the {k-Spades}, Katz bet 39,000 and Danchev called again.

Katz turned over {k-Diamonds}{2-Spades} for kings and deuces and he dragged the pot.

Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 445,000 85,000
Dimitar Danchev bg
Dimitar Danchev
bg 155,000 -85,000

Tags: Cary KatzDimitar Danchev

Shevlyakov Defeats Vieira

MattHansen • Level 24: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
Joao Vieira vs Aleksandr Shevlyakov
Joao Vieira vs Aleksandr Shevlyakov

Joao Vieira was covered when Aleksandr Shevlyakov shoved before the flop. Vieira called.

Joao Vieira: {q-Hearts}{3-Spades}
Aleksandr Shevlyakov: {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}

The board ran out {4-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{j-Spades}{6-Clubs}{4-Spades} and the nines held to send Shevlyakov to the Round of 16.

Aleksandr Shevlyakov US
Aleksandr Shevlyakov
US 600,000 100,000
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
Winamax Team Pro
pt Busted

Tags: Aleksandr ShevlyakovJose Vieira

Katz vs Danchev

ajlamers • Level 24: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante

Cary Katz and Dimitar Danchev are the last Round of 32 match remaining in the Amazon Room. Cary Katz currently holds a slight chip lead as both stacks become increasingly smaller.

Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 360,000 -31,000
Dimitar Danchev bg
Dimitar Danchev
bg 240,000 31,000
Level:
24
Blinds:
8,000/16,000
Ante:
0

Vieira Gets Caught Bluffing

ajlamers • Level 23: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante

Aleksandr Shevlyakov limped in on the button and Joao Vieira checked his option. The flop came {9-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and Vieira checked to Shevlyakov who bet 12,000. Vieira check-raised to 42,000 and Shevlyakov called.

The turn brought the {a-Clubs} and Vieira led out for 55,000. Shevlyakov still called and the {6-Diamonds} completed the board. Vieira thought for nearly three minutes before announcing a bet of 94,000. Shevlyakov quickly flicked in a chip to call.

Vieira showed {j-Spades}{4-Diamonds} as a bluff and Shevlyakov rolled over {a-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} for two pair.

Aleksandr Shevlyakov US
Aleksandr Shevlyakov
US 500,000 205,000
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
Winamax Team Pro
pt 100,000 -205,000

Tags: Joao VieiraALEKSANDR SHEVLYAKOV