Event #40: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Event #40: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Day 1 completed

Daniel Negreanu Among The Final 16 Players in the Heads-Up Championship

• Level 47: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante
Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

After four rounds of heads-up matches, only 16 players remain from a starting field of 136 entrants in Event #40: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship. Bracelet winners Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel, Sam Stein and Taylor Paur all in the hunt, as are a few heads-up specialists like Tommy Chen and Jason Koon, who have made deep runs in heads-up events in the past. Ankush Mandavia has also had major success in heads-up tournaments on the virtual felt.

Here are the matches for tomorrow:

NamevsName
Erik Seidel-Scott Baumstein
Max Silver-Sam Stein
Jason Koon-Dee Tiller
Alberto Gomez-Scott Davies
Tommy Chen-Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Colman-Taylor Paur
Davide Suriano-Serkan Kurnaz
John Smith-Ankush Mandavia

Of the remaining 16 players, all but one were fortunate enough to only play three matches. Serkan Kurnaz was the only one to not receive a first-round bye, therefore having to play four matches.

Play resumes tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. where the plan is either play down to the final four or to the championship match. Be sure to keep it here at PokerNews for updates on all of the exciting action as it takes place.

Tags: Alberto GomezAnkush MandaviaDaniel ColmanDaniel NegreanuDavide SurianoDee TillerErik SeidelJason KoonJohn SmithMax SilverSam SteinScott BaumsteinScott DaviesSerkan KurnazTaylor PaurTommy Chen

Updated Bracket

• Level 47: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante
Match Round of 128Round of 64Round of 32Round of 16
1Erik Seidel   
 Alec TorelliErik Seidel  
  vs.Erik Seidel 
2Glen BickerstaffGlen Bickerstaff  
 David Peters   
   vs.Erik Seidel
3Eros Nastasi   
 Aram SaatchianEros Nastasi  
  vs.James Carroll 
4James CarrollJames Carroll  
 Jason Mo   
    vs.
5Samuel Touil   
 Jason LesSamuel Touil  
  vs.Scott Baumstein 
6Scott BaumsteinScott Baumstein  
 Anthony Zinno   
   vs.Scott Baumstein
7Darren Elias   
 Conor ShellyDarren Elias  
  vs.Ben Warrington 
8Kyle JuliusBen Warrington  
 Ben Warrington   
     
9Max Silver   
 Don NguyenMax Silver  
  vs.Max Silver 
10Antonio EsfandiariSorel Mizzi  
 Sorel Mizzi   
   vs.Max Silver
11Timothy Adams   
 Kevin EysterTimothy Adams  
  vs.Branden Hampton 
12Jose GarciaBranden Hampton  
 Branden Hampton   
    vs.
13Sam Stein   
 David SchnettlerSam Stein  
  vs.Sam Stein 
14Bryn KenneyBryn Kenney  
 Brian Hewitt   
   vs.Sam Stein
15Warwick Mirzikinian   
 Sam TrickettSam Trickett  
  vs.Sam Trickett 
16Jeff GrossJoe Cada  
 Joe Cada   
     
17Jeffrey Ishbia   
 John JuandaJohn Juanda  
  vs.Jason Koon 
18Jason KoonJason Koon  
 Brian Roberts   
   vs.Jason Koon
19Thomas Cannuli   
 Timothy TenpasThomas Cannuli  
  vs.Michael Ferrell 
20David BenefieldMichael Ferrell  
 Michael Ferrell   
    vs.
21Keith Block   
 Dee TillerDee Tiller  
  vs.Dee Tiller 
22Jonathan DuhamelJonathan Duhamel  
 Markus Gonsalves   
   vs.Dee Tiller
23Jared Jaffee   
 Yevgeniy TimoshenkoJared Jaffee  
  vs.Jared Jaffee 
24Bertrand GrospellierScott Clements  
 Scott Clements   
     
25Gregg Merkow   
 Jonathan AzoulayJonathan Azoulay  
  vs.Salvatore Bianco 
26James ChenSalvatore Bianco  
 Salvatore Bianco   
   vs.Alberto Gomez
27Alberto Gomez   
 Nick SchulmanAlberto Gomez  
  vs.Alberto Gomez 
28Max AltergottMax Altergott  
 Dani Stern   
    vs.
29Daniel McAuley   
 Scott DaviesScott Davies  
  vs.Scott Davies 
30Tim WestTim West  
 Shawn Lampman   
   vs.Scott Davies
31Dimitar Danchev   
 Russell RosenblumDimitar Danchev  
  vs.Dan Smith 
32Micah RaskinDan Smith  
 Dan Smith   
     
33Bill Klein   
 Drake BronkBill Klein  
  vs.Tommy Chen 
34Tommy ChenTommy Chen  
 Frank Kassela   
   vs.Tommy Chen
35Ludovic Lacay   
 Jonathan JaffeJonathan Jaffe  
  vs.Connor Drinan 
36Connor DrinanConnor Drinan  
 Phil Galfond   
    vs.
37Andrew Lichtenberger   
 Richard LyndakerAndrew Lichtenberger  
  vs.Sylvain Loosli 
38Sylvain LoosliSylvain Loosli  
 Jacob Godshall   
   vs.Daniel Negreanu
39Brice Lin   
 Joseph MelanconBrice Lin  
  vs.Daniel Negreanu 
40Daniel NegreanuDaniel Negreanu  
 Max Steinberg   
     
41Paul Newey   
 Joseph McArthurJoseph McArthur  
  vs.Joseph McArthur 
42Thiago NishijimaThiago Nishijima  
 Ryan Fee   
   vs.Daniel Colman
43Jason Mercier   
 Chae AnJason Mercier  
  vs.Daniel Colman 
44Daniel ColmanDaniel Colman  
 Fabrice Touil   
    vs.
45Chou Chou   
 Doug PolkDoug Polk  
  vs.Michael Pickett 
46Gaetano PreiteMichael Pickett  
 Michael Pickett   
   vs.Taylor Paur
47Sergey Rybachenko   
 Kevin SongSergey Rybachenko  
  vs.Taylor Paur 
48Taylor PaurTaylor Paur  
 Idris Ambraisse   
     
49Scott Seiver   
 Davide SurianoDavide Suriano  
  vs.Davide Suriano 
50Bryan PellegrinoDan Cates  
 Dan Cates   
   vs.Davide Suriano
51Robert Tepper   
 Matt MarafiotiRobert Tepper  
  vs.Shane Moran 
52Shane MoranShane Moran  
 Brock Parker   
    vs.
53Michael Brady   
 Serkan KurnazSerkan Kurnaz  
  vs.Serkan Kurnaz 
54Martin FingerMartin Finger  
 Brian Green   
   vs.Serkan Kurnaz
55Stephen Chidwick   
 Mark McGovernStephen Chidwick  
  vs.Stephen Chidwick 
56Mark RadojaMark Radoja  
 Steven Saris   
     
57Joseph Stiers   
 Pablo FernandezPablo Fernandez  
  vs.John Smith 
58John SmithJohn Smith  
 Eric Froehlich   
   vs.John Smith
59Phil Ivey   
 Charles FureyPhil Ivey  
  vs.Phil Ivey 
60Nick GuagentiAaron Jones  
 Aaron Jones   
    vs.
61Ankush Mandavia   
 Vanessa SelbstAnkush Mandavia  
  vs.Ankush Mandavia 
62Faraz JakaFaraz Jaka  
 Zach Hyman   
   vs.Ankush Mandavia
63Chris Whitcomb   
 Tobias ReinkemeierChris Whitcomb  
  vs.Chris Whitcomb 
64Helio LibermanHelio Liberman  
 Kyle Frey   

Smith Grinding Ivey Down

[user249920] • Level 47: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante

Phil Ivey raised to 25,000 on the button, and John Smith called. Smith check-shipped over Ivey's continuation-bet of 25,000 on the {9-Clubs}{8-Spades}{8-Diamonds} flop, and Ivey folded.

Ivey called preflop shortly after, and Smith checked. Ivey fired out 12,000 on the {6-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Spades} flop, and Smith called. When both players checked the {a-Clubs} turn, the {2-Diamonds} hit and prompted another check from Ivey. Smith took the pot with a 25,000 bet.

It was Ivey's turn to win one shortly thereafter, as he raised to 30,000 and was called. Action checked until the board read {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{5-Spades}, and Ivey raised to 40,000 after Smith bet 16,000. Smith mucked.

John Smith us 343,000 93,000
Phil Ivey us 137,000 -93,000

Tags: John SmithPhil Ivey

Ankush Mandavia Defeats Chris Whitcomb

[user249920] • Level 47: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante

Ankush Mandavia pushed all in from the button, and Chris Whitcomb called off.

Mandavia: {k-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Whitcomb: {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}

Whitcomb's hand stayed best on the {9-Spades}{6-Clubs}{7-Clubs} flop, but a {k-Clubs} turn gave Mandavia lead with a pair. All wasn't lost for Whitcomb, as he could hit a club or an ace to stay alive, but a {2-Hearts} meant the end.

"Good match," Mandavia said. "Crapshoot there at the end."

At the other table, Taylor Paur just got ran down when he was all in pre with {a-}{j-} and Michael Pickett paired a queen with {q-}{10-} to stay alive. The two are nearly even now.

Ankush Mandavia us 480,000 212,000
Taylor Paur us 241,000 -101,000
Michael Pickett us 239,000 101,000
Chris Whitcomb Busted

Tags: Ankush MandaviaChris WhitcombMichael PickettTaylor Paur

Ivey Closes the Gap

• Level 47: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante

John Smith raised on the button to 25,000, Phil Ivey called from the big blind and the flop came down {9-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}. Ivey led out for 25,000, Smith called and both checked the {A-Clubs} turn. The {9-Hearts} river completed the board and Ivey shoved for about 80,000. Smith gave it some thought, but ultimately folded.

A few hands later Ivey limped on the button and Smith checked his option. The flop came down {7-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} and Smith check-called 12,000 from Ivey to see the {Q-Spades} turn. Smith check-called another 30,000 from Ivey, landing the {10-Spades} river where Smith checked for a third time. Ivey bet 75,000, but this time Smith couldn't find a call.

John Smith us 250,000 -75,000
Phil Ivey us 230,000 75,000

Tags: Phil IveyJohn Smith

Perfect Turn for Paur

[user249920] • Level 47: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante

Taylor Paur opened for 25,000, and Michael Pickett defended. Both players checked the {5-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} flop, and Pickett bet 30,000 on the {4-Diamonds} turn. Paur called, and the river brought the {k-Hearts}. Pickett cut out 75,000, only to see Paur shove all in.

"Wow," Pickett whispered before calling.

Paur held {q-Clubs}{4-Clubs} for trips, but the key was his superior kicker since Pickett had also turned trips with {7-Diamonds}{4-Spades}.

Pickett had just 69,000 left, but he doubled the next hand by jamming {a-Spades}{8-Clubs} on the button and holding against {k-Spades}{5-Clubs}.

Taylor Paur us 342,000 87,000
Michael Pickett us 138,000 -87,000

Tags: Michael PickettTaylor Paur