Event #11: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Badziakouski Takes Commanding Lead

NicholasBaltz • Level 20: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

With 25,000 in the middle and board reading {j-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}, Kane Kalas bet 10,300 and Mikita Badziakouski raised to 26,000.

Kalas called and the turn came the {10-Diamonds}. Badziakouski bet 62,000 and Kalas called.

On the river {q-Hearts}, Badziakouski moved all-in for 134,700 and Kalas called.

Mikita Badziakouski: {j-Diamonds}{5-Spades}
Kane Kalas: {q-Clubs}{k-Hearts}

Badziakouski doubled up and has a large chip lead.

Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 542,000 242,000
Kane Kalas us
Kane Kalas
us 58,000 -242,000

Yifrach Kicks Out Lonis

ajlamers • Level 20: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante
Jesse Lonis vs Gal Yifrach
Jesse Lonis vs Gal Yifrach

Gal Yifrach raised it up on the button and Jesse Lonis defended. The flop came {j-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} and Lonis checked to Yifrach who continued for 6,000. Lonis check-raised to 18,000 and Yifrach just called.

The turn was the {3-Clubs} and Lonis led out for 43,000. Yifrach moved all in and Lonis quickly called off his remaining stack for 80,000 more. Yifrach flipped over {k-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} which had Lonis out-kicked with {9-Spades}{4-Spades}. The river was the {a-Hearts} and Yifrach held on to eliminate Lonis.

Gal Yifrach us
Gal Yifrach
us 600,000 427,200
Jesse Lonis us
Jesse Lonis
us Busted

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D'Ambrosio Defeats Crivello

MattHansen • Level 20: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante
Jimmy D'Ambrosio
Jimmy D'Ambrosio

According to an observer, Frank Crivello got it in for around 100,000 with {q-Spades}{10-Spades}. Jimmy D'Ambrosio called with {a-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}.

The board brought four diamonds to give D'Ambrosio the ace-high flush and Crivello was eliminated from the tournament. D'Ambrosio will return tomorrow for the Round of 16.

Jimmy D'Ambrosio us
Jimmy D'Ambrosio
us 600,000 133,000
Frank Crivello us
Frank Crivello
us Busted

Tags: Frank CrivelloJimmy D'Ambrosio

Imsirovic Runs Into Aces

ajlamers • Level 20: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante
Henri Puustinen vs Ali Imsirovic
Henri Puustinen vs Ali Imsirovic

Ali Imsirovic was down to less than 100,000 chips to start the hand. Henri Puustinen opened on the button and Imsirovic shipped all in which Puustinen snap-called.

Ali Imsirovic: {8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}
Henri Puustinen: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}

The flop of {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} gave Imsirovic something to cheer for with a flush draw. The {8-Hearts} hit the turn and the {a-Diamonds} landed on the river. Imsirovic made a flush but Puustinen hit a full house to move on.

Henri Puustinen fi
Henri Puustinen
fi 600,000 98,000
Ali Imsirovic ba
Ali Imsirovic
ba Busted

Tags: Henri PuustinenAli Imsirovic


Reason Advances

NicholasBaltz • Level 19: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante
Joshua Heinzl vs Benjamin Reason
Joshua Heinzl vs Benjamin Reason

With the board reading {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{5-Clubs}, Joshua Heinzl moved all-in and Benjamin Reason called with the bigger stack.

Joshua Heinzl: {a-Diamonds}{6-Spades}
Benjamin Reason: {k-Hearts}{8-Clubs}

Heinzl was drawing dead and he exited the tournament area.

Benjamin Reason us
Benjamin Reason
us 600,000 216,000
Joshua Heinzl us
Joshua Heinzl
us Busted

Morris Leaves Koon Short

ajlamers • Level 19: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante

In a four-bet pot, Jason Koon and Nicolai Morris were set to play a big pot with around 200,000 already in the middle. The flop came {8-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{2-Spades} and Koon led out for 40,000. Morris called and the {10-Spades} landed on the turn.

Koon jammed all in and Morris instantly called off his remaining 136,900 chips. Koon flipped over {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} but Morris turned a set with {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}. The river was the {9-Spades} and Morris scored a huge double up through Koon.

Nicolai Morris us
Nicolai Morris
us 550,000 250,000
Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
us 50,000 -250,000

Tags: Jason KoonNicolai Morris