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

Veldhuis Starts Strong

• Level 7: 1,000-1,000, 0 ante

Lex limped preflop, Molson raised to 5.000, Lex made it 11.5 and Molson shipped. {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs} vs {K-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}.

Board: {Q-Spades}{8-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{9-Spades}

From the button, Lex Veldhuis limped into the pot, and Will Moson raised to 5,000. Veldhuis reraised to 11,500, and Molson shoved all in for about 50,000 total. Veldhuis made the call, and his {A-Clubs} {J-Clubs} was poised to eliminate Molson and his {K-Hearts} {J-Diamonds}.

The board ran {Q-Spades} {8-Clubs} {2-Diamonds} {2-Spades} {9-Spades}, and Molson can not catch up to save his tournament life. He's out, and Veldhuis will be representing the Dutch in Round 2.

Sarah Grant caught up with him just before this hand.

Tags: Lex VeldhuisWill Molson