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

Benyamine Draws First Blood

• Level 1: 600-1,200, 0 ante

In the opening hand of his match with Anthony Guetti, David Benyamine saw a flop of {Q-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{Q-Clubs} and led out for 2,700 chips. Guetti raised to 6,300 and after some thought, Benyamine made the call. The {2-Clubs} on the turn brought a bet of 8,500 chips from Guetti and after more deliberation, Benyamine called. After the {K-Hearts} fell on the river, Guetti slowed down and checked, provoking a bet of 18,500 from Benyamine. When Guetti called, the Frenchman said "Queen," showed his {Q-Spades}{9-Diamonds} for trips and scooped a pot of nearly 70,000 chips.

Tags: Anthony GuettiDavid Benyamine