PartyPoker Premier League IV
PartyPoker Premier League IV
Day 5 completed

Ian Frazer Wins Heat #5 ($32,000)

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Ian Frazer takes this one down!
Ian Frazer takes this one down!
Ian Frazer played as solid as anyone could play throughout the fifth heat of the PartyPoker Premier League IV. After a long day of battle that saw the most hands played in any heat so far, Frazer was able to best Luke Schwartz and take home the maximum 16 points for the win.

Countless swings happened when Frazer, Schwartz and Giovanni Safina were thee handed. The short stacked doubled or tripled numerous times and many watching thought the tournament would never end. But after Schwartz finished off Safina in third place, Frazer finished him off in rather easy fashion.

Schwartz couldn't seem to get anything going uring heads-up play and Frazer was on point. He seemed to just know when Schwartz didn't have it or when he did all match long, especially during heads-up play. After his kings held against Schwartz's {A-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}, it was all said and done.

Here's how the standings look now.

1. Phil Laak – 48 points
2. David Benyamine - 35 points
3. Giovanni Safina - 29 points
4. Ian Frazer – 26 points
5. Luke Schwartz – 23 points
6. JC Tran – 20 points
7. Yevgeniy Timoshenko – 16 points
8. Roland De Wolfe – 14 points
9. Vanessa Rousso – 12 points
10. Daniel Negreanu – 10 points
11. Phil Hellmuth - 8 points
12. Tony G - 9 points

Another heat takes place tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. local time here at The M Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Be sure to point your browser to PokerNews for all the live coverage!

Luke Schwartz Eliminated in 2nd Place ($22,000)

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Schwartz finishes in second
Schwartz finishes in second
Luke Schwartz raised to 120,000 from the button with the {A-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} and then Ian Frazer attacked back from the big blind with a shove all in holding two red kings. Schwartz made the call, but was hit with the bad news.

The board ran out {10-Spades}{4-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{9-Spades}{8-Clubs} and Schwartz was eliminated in second place, taking home eleven points and $22,0000 for his finish.

"Here we go The Razor!" yelled at Frazer after the final card hit the felt. ONe of the few words he's said all match.

Schwartz Spiraling Downward

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Luke Schwartz is widely considered as a heads-up specialist in the online game, having made millions and played in the biggest games available. One would think he'd have the advantage over Ian Frazer because of this, as the commentators hinted towards at the beginning of the match. But, it's been Frazer that has been owning Schwartz here in the first handful of hands of heads-up play. The commentators adamantly believe that Frazer has a read or tell on Schwartz, and a big one.

Frazer Owning

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Luke Schwartz raised to 120,000 from the button with the {6-Diamonds}{2-Spades}. Ian Frazer must have some sort of red on Schwartz as he moved all in with just {J-Clubs}{2-Hearts}. Schwartz folded and the commentators were left speechless.

Frazer Strikes Back

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Luke Schwartz raised the button to 120,000 with the {7-Clubs}{6-Hearts}. Ian Frazer reraised from the big blind with the {6-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} to 300,000 even despite being dominated. Schwartz folded and Frazer picked up the pot.

Short Break Before Heads Up

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The last two players, Luke Schwartz and Ian Frazer, are on a short break while heads-up play is set up.

Here's how the stacks will look when play resumes.

Ian Frazer - 1,590,000
Luke Schwartz - 810,000

Giovanni Safina Eliminated in 3rd Place ($16,000)

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Safina picks up eight points for third
Safina picks up eight points for third
Luke Schwartz moved all in from the small blind against Giovanni Safina's big blind once again. Schwartz held the {J-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} and was all in for 450,000. Safina held the {A-Hearts}{2-Spades} and took a minute before calling.

"What a slowroll," announced Schwartz. "One more time! Finish this guy!" he yelled out. Safina was all in for 360,000 chips.

The flop came down {Q-Clubs}{J-Spades}{10-Diamonds} and another big fist pump and a yell of "Yes!" rang out around the Ravello Bar.

The turn was the {8-Spades} and kept Schwartz in the lead. He offered the dealer $300 for a brick and then she dealt the {7-Diamonds} on the river.

"YEAH!!!" roared Schwartz, pumping both fists at his side knowing he has now locked up at least second place. Safina finished in thrid place and earned himself eight points along with $16,000.