Dan 2 Kraj
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Dan 2 Kraj
After seven thrilling rounds in two days, only two players remain in contention for the gold bracelet and a first-place prize of $335,553 in the prestigious $10,000 Heads-up Championship. Sam Stein will face Davide Suriano, with Stein looking to capture his second bracelet while Suriano attempts to bring home his first.
Both finalists beat a series of top professionals in order to reach the finals as Suriano started out by beating Scott Seiver followed by Daniel Cates, who he busted after spiking a jack when his jacks ended up all in versus Cates' kings. On Friday Suriano faced Serkan Kurnaz and after a two-hour battle, the longest of the round, the Italian secured himself a spot among the final eight.
Heads-up specialist Ankush Mandavia was his next opponent and Suriano held the lead for almost the entire match before closing things out with king-seven versus king-three. In the semifinal Suriano faced yet another heads-up phenom, but Daniel Colman also proved to be no match for the aggressive Italian.
Stein faced Bryn Kenney during his second-round match and hit an ace while holding ace-queen against Kenney's kings to advance. The next two players Stein faced were among Britain's elite, but both Sam Trickett and Max Silver fell short of advancing.
With just eight players remaining Stein faced Scott Baumstein, who ran into Stein's kings to surrender the lead and the busted when he . In the semifinal match Stein trailed Scott Davies for quite some time, but a huge cooler turned things around. In a set-over-set situation Stein grabbed the lead, and while Davies doubled back up once, he was unable to come back.
Here is a complete look at their respective roads to the championship match:
|Round||Sam Stein||Davide Suriano|
|Round of 128||David Schnettler||Scott Seiver|
|Round of 64||Bryn Kenney||Dan Cates|
|Round of 32||Sam Trickett||Shane Moran|
|Round of 16||Max Silver||Serkan Kurnaz|
|Round of 8||Scott Baumstein||Ankush Mandavia|
|Round of 4||Scott Davies||Daniel Colman|
The final match of this year's $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship will start at 12 p.m. local time on Saturday, and PokerNews.com will be right there to bring hand-for-hand coverage.
Below is the complete Day 2 bracket. Here is a link to the complete Day 1 bracket.
|Match||Round of 16||Round of 8||Final 4||Final|
|Scott Baumstein||Scott Baumstein|
|2||Max Silver||Sam Stein||Sam Stein|
|Dee Tiller||Dee Tiller||Scott Davies|
|4||Alberto Gomez||Scott Davies|
|Daniel Negreanu||Tommy Chen|
|6||Daniel Colman||Daniel Colman||Daniel Colman|
|Serkan Kurnaz||Davide Suriano||Davide Suriano|
|8||John Smith||Ankush Mandavia|
Daniel Colman was sitting on around 800,000 chips when he ended up all in for his tournament life before the flop.
The board ran out and Suriano burst out in a huge celebration with his Italian friends on the rail. Suriano was lifted into the air after shaking Colman's hand and he will be facing Sam Stein in tomorrow's final match.
Daniel Colman raised to 80,000 on the button and Davide Suriano called from the big blind.
Both checked to the turn of a board where Colman bet 120,000. Suriano check-raised to 250,000, Colman reraised all in and Suriano folded immediately.
Daniel Colman limped on the button, Davide Suriano min-raised to 80,000 in the big blind and Cokman called.
The flop fell and Suriano bet 100,000. Colman called, the fell on the turn and Suriano checked. Colman bet 240,000, but folded immediately when Suriano check-raised all in.
Daniel Colman's still struggling to stay afloat, as Davide Suriano refuses to give up his chip lead.
Just now Colman raised to 80,000 and Suriano called from the big blind. The flop brought out and Suriano check-called 80,000.
On the turn the hit and both players checked. The river was a blank and Suriano bet 150,000, which was called by Colman.
Suriano slowly turned over and raked in this pot.
Sam Stein raised to 60,000 on the button, Scott Davies three-bet shoved for roughly 450,000 from the big blind and Stein called.
The flop came down , giving Davies the lead with a pair of sevens. Stein took it back when the turn fell and Davies found no help from the river, ending his run in fourth place.
On a flop we just saw Davide Suriano bet 30,000 and Daniel Colman raised to 85,000. Suriano proceeded to put his opponent all in and Colman called for a total of 563,000.
The board ran out , and Colman found himself a double up.