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

Great Dane Takes a Big Hit

• Level 10: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante
Gus Hansen
Gus Hansen

When we caught up with the action the board read {5-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{3-Spades} and Gregory Brooks made a pot-sized bet of 24,400. Gus Hansen went deep into the tank and mentally reviewed the action for at least five full minutes, appearing to talk himself in and out of calling. The famously loose Hansen finally came to a decision and slowly rolled five 5k chips into the middle. Brooks quickly tabled the {K-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} for a turned flush and scooped a pot of nearly 75,000 chips.

Tags: Gregory BrooksGus Hansen

Schulman Flops Flush

• Level 10: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante

On a board of {K-Spades}{4-Spades}{2-Spades}, Vanessa Rousso led out for 7,500. Nick Schulman put in a raise, making it 18,500 total. Rousso went into the tank before eventually moving all in, only to be instantly called by Schulman.

Rousso: {A-Spades}{8-Hearts}
Schulman: {10-Spades}{8-Spades}

The turn and river bricked out for Rousso, coming {4-Hearts} and {3-Diamonds}. Nick Schulman scooped a nice sized pot and Rousso tapped into her add-on chips.

Tags: Nick SchulmanVanessa Rousso

Kenney Doubles Effective Stack Through Dwan

[user196942] • Level 10: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante

Tom Dwan called 1,200 from the small blind and Bryn Kenney raised to 2,800. Dwan announced he was all in and Brynn made the call for his remaining 23,000.

Dwan: {J-Clubs}{8-Hearts}
Kenney: {A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}

The board ran out {8-Spades}{10-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and Kenney's aces were good enough to double to 46,000. Kenney still has two add-on chips worth 50,000 each.

Tags: Bryn KenneyTom Dwan

Dwan Rivers Two Pair

• Level 10: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante

With a flop of {A-Clubs}{6-Spades}{3-Spades}, Bryn Kenney bet 3,200 into Tom Dwan. Dwan decided to make it 7,800 total from the button and Kenney made the call. The {K-Clubs} turned and it went check-check, bringing the {2-Diamonds} on the river. Kenney shot out a bet of 17,300 into Dwan, who called instantly and without saying a word, tabling {A-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} for two pair. This was ahead of Kenney's {A-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} and Dwan raked in the pot of over 50,000.

Tags: Bryn KenneyTom Dwan

Robl Felts E-dog

[user196942] • Level 10: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante

On a flop of {10-Spades}{3-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}, Erick "E-dog" Lindgren checked to Andrew Robl, who bet 2,200. Lingren check-raised to 6,000 and change and Robl made the call. Lindgren then checked when the {5-Clubs} fell on the turn, prompting a 7,000 bet from Robl. Lindgren made the call. The {6-Clubs} river brought one more check from Lindgren and Robl quickly moved all in. Lindgren fell into the tank, but eventually called off the rest of his stack, showing {10-}{3-} for a flopped two pair. Robl showed {J-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} for a higher two pair, which left Lindgren having to use one of his two remaining add-on chips for 50,000.

Tags: Andrew RoblErick Lindgren


Duhamel Jumps Out to Early Lead

• Level 10: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante
Jonathan Duhamel
Jonathan Duhamel

On the button, Jonathan Duhamel min-raised to 1,600 and John Duthie three-bet to 4,600. Duhamel made the call and the dealer flopped the {4-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}. Duthie continued with a bet of 4,500 and Duhamel deliberated for a minute or so before making the call. The turn brought the {Q-Diamonds} and Duthie slowed down, checking the action to Duhamel, who slowly counted out a bet of 7,300. Duthie flashed a pained smile while showing his opponent a black Ace, before mucking his hand. Duhamel now has a sizable lead but both players retain their 50k add-ons.

Tags: John DuthieJonathan Duhamel

Lyndaker Doubles Through Rajkumar

• Level 10: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante

When we caught up with the action, Richard Lyndaker moved all in preflop and was called by Vivek Rajkumar who tabled {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}. A discouraged Lyndaker flipped over {A-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}.

The flop fell {5-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}, giving Lyndaker the diamond flush. After losing these chips, Rajkumar tapped into his first add-on, leaving him with 100,000.

Tags: Vivek RajkumarRichard Lyndaker

Cates Takes an Early Lead

[user196942] • Level 10: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante

Yevgeniy Timoshenko min-raised to 1,200 from the button and Daniel Cates three-bet to 4,000. Timoshenko made the call. The flop came {K-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{7-Hearts} and both players checked. The turn came the {K-Diamonds} and Cates check-raised Timoshenko's 4,000 bet to 14,000. Timoshenko thought it over for a couple minutes before folding. Cates' stack is at approximately 170,000.

Tags: Daniel CatesYevgeniy Timoshenko

Bonomo Turns a Set But Alaei's Gutshot Takes the Match

• Level 10: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante

The {2-} on the turn hit Justin Bonomo's {2-}{2-} perfectly and his set was far ahead of Daniel Alaei's {K-}{Q-} heading to the river. Alaei held a gutshot straight draw and had exactly four wins left in the deck, and fortunately for him the dealer delivered the perfect card, ending this second round matchup in stunningly quick fashion and sending Alaei on to the round of 32.

Tags: Daniel AlaeiJustin Bonomo