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

Event Info

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

Match 2: Schmejkal's Straight Run Down


Both players limped in to see a {6-Clubs}{4-Spades}{2-Diamonds} flop fall and a check follow from Ernst Schmejkal as Ayaz Mahmood fired out 75,000.

Ernst Schmejkal check-raised to 200,000 and Mahmood hesitantly made the call to see the {2-Spades} land on the turn and Schmejkal fire out a 225,000-chip bet.

Deliberating for a few moments, Mahmood made the call as the dealer delivered the {6-Diamonds} on the river as Schmejkal checked the action over to Mahmood.

Mahmood cut out a bet of 400,000 and Schmejkal made the call.

Mahmood tabled his {10-Hearts}{6-Hearts} for a full house as Schmejkal flashed his {5-Clubs}{3-Hearts} for a flopped straight to slip to 3,820,000 as Mahmood sneaked ahead with 3,860,000 in chips.

Tags: Ayaz MahmoodErnst Schmejkal

Potato Chips Are Good, But These Are Better


Sorry about the very lame heading, but there are only a number of ways to say updated chip counts.

Either way, here they are, fresh from table 372!

Ernst Schmejkal - 4,670,000
Ayaz Mahmood - 3,010,000

Match 2: King-high is Good

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

Both players checked the {4-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} flop.

On the {2-Diamonds} turn, Mahmood made it 100,000 and Schmejkal made the call. The {8-Clubs} river prompted both players to check.

Schmejkal showed {k-Hearts}{7-Spades} for king-high which was good enough to take the pot.

Tags: Ernst SchmejkalAyaz Mahmood

Match 2: Sixes-Up For Ayaz


Ayaz Mahmood limped in from the button only to be faced with a raise from Ernst Schmejkal to 150,000.

Mahmood made the call as both players checked the {9-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{5-Spades} flop to see the {8-Spades} and on the turn and a 150,000-chip bet follow from Schmejkal.

Mahmood bumped it up to 450,000 and Schmejkal made the call as the river of the {5-Diamonds} went check, check.

Schmejkal tabled his {A-Spades}{3-Spades}, but it would be Mahmood's {J-Clubs}{6-Clubs} to rake in the pot.

Tags: Ayaz MahmoodErnst Schmejkal

Match 2: Ayaz Picking Up Some Pots


Ernst Schmejkal opened to 80,000 from the button and Ayaz Mahmood three-bet to 250,000 to prompt a fold from Schmejkal.

Over the past few hands Mahmood has been doing his best to close the gap between the two with a few three-bets here, and some opens there.

Tags: Ayaz MahmoodErnst Schmejkal