Event #35: $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $10,000
Prize Pool $2,406,400
Players 256

Plenty to Watch

Across the Amazon Room, the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. is down to nine players. Phil Ivey is leading the way and going for bracelet #8.

The two players in this event still have their railbirds, but from our vantage point, the rail at the feature table in the orange section, is quite a few people deep, with everyone trying to get a glimpse of the action.

If you want to check in on that tournament click this.

Chips Ahoy!

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Here are the updated chip counts.

Ayaz Mahmood - 5,560,000
Ernst Schmejkal - 2,120,000

Match 2: Kings-Up . . . Chop It Up

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Ayaz Mahmood opened to 160,000 from the button and Ernst Schmejkal made the call.

The flop fell down {K-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{3-Clubs} and Schmejkal check-called a 150,000-chip bet from Mahmood before both players checked the {7-Diamonds} on the turn.

The river landed the {Q-Diamonds} and Schmejkal led out for 350,000 with Mahmood quickly calling.

Schmejkal tabled his {K-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for two-pair, and Mahmood tabled his {K-Spades}{8-Hearts} to see the pot chopped up.

Tags: Ayaz MahmoodErnst Schmejkal

Match 2: Schmejkal Can't Find the Call

Ernst Schmejkal opened to 125,000 and Ayaz Mahmood made the call. The flop came down {j-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{3-Clubs} and the two checked to the turn.

The turn brought the {4-Diamonds} and Mahmood bet 175,000. Schmejkal made the call and the {8-Hearts} fell on the river. Mahmood bet 350,000. That river must not have been what Schmejkal wanted, as he promptly folded his hand.

Tags: Ernst SchmejkalAyaz Mahmood

Match 2: Raise, Call, Check, Bet, Fold

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The last twelve hands . . . yes twelve hands . . . have gone as follows.

Raise, call, check, bet, fold with Ayaz Mahmood and Ernst Schmejkal trading pots back and forth.

Yes it is slightly boring, but we guess you knew that already.

Welcome to the $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship!

Match 2: Schmejkal Straightens Out Ayaz

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Ernst Schmejkal opened to 125,000 and Ayaz Mahmood made the call to see a {6-Clubs}{4-Spades}{5-Diamonds} flop fall.

Both players checked to see the {2-Spades} land on the turn with Mahmood firing out 150,000 and Schmejkal calling.

The river landed the {A-Spades} and Mahmood fired out 300,000 with Schmejkal making the call.

Schmejkal tabled his {K-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} to collect the pot and edge closer to even.

Tags: Ayaz MahmoodErnst Schmejkal

Match 2: Mahmood Gets One

Ernst Schmejkal limped from the button and Ayaz Mahmood checked his option. The flop came down {7-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}.

Mahmood check-called Schmejkal's bet of 60,000.

The {10-Hearts} fell on the turn and Mahmood check-raised all in after Schmejkal bet 140,000. Schmejkal promptly folded.

Tags: Ernst SchmejkalAyaz Mahmood

Match 2: Unsuccessful River Raise For Schmejkal

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Ayaz Mahmood opened to 160,000 from the button and Ernst Schmejkal defended his big blind to see a {9-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} flop fall.

Schmejkal checked and Mahmood fired out 175,000 with Schmejkal making the call as the {J-Hearts} fell on the turn with both players checking.

The river landed the {3-Spades} and once Schmejkal checked, Mahmood cut out a bet amounting 300,000. unsuccessful

With the action on Schmejkal he shuffled a stack of chips for over a minute before reaching for two 25,000-chip stacks and sliding them into the pot to amount to a raise of 1,000,000.

Mahmood quickly called and was shown Schmejkal's {6-Spades}{6-Hearts}, but it would be his {J-Clubs}{10-Hearts} that would take the pot down and see him soar to 5,480,000 as Schmejkal slips to 2,200,000 in chips.

Tags: Ayaz MahmoodErnst Schmejkal

Break Time

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The players are now taking a 15-minute break.

Match 2: Two Pair Good

Ernst Schmejkal made it 100,000 from the button and Ayaz Mahmood made the call.

The flop came down {6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{6-Spades}. Mahmood bet 100,000 and Schmejkal called.

The turn brought the {8-Clubs} and both players checked. When the {9-Diamonds} came on the river, Mahmood bet 150,000 and Schmejkal called.

Mahmood turned over {2-Clubs}{3-Spades} for two pair to take the pot.

Tags: Ernst SchmejkalAyaz Mahmood