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2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker

Friday, June 18, 2010 to Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Event #35: $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship (256 player max)

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $2,406,400
  • Entries: 256
  • Remaining: 0

EVENT UPDATES

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Monday, June 21, 2010 6:29 PM Local Time

Ayaz Mahmood opened to 70,000 from the button and Ernst Schmejkal made the call.

The flop fell down     and Mahmood fired out an over-bet of 145,000 to collect the pot.

Monday, June 21, 2010 6:26 PM Local Time

"Raise. Fold. Ayaz wins!" announced our Tournament Director Kurt.

I think we'll be hearing a lot of that tonight . . . errr . . . and tomorrow morning!

Monday, June 21, 2010 6:21 PM Local Time

Ayaz Mahmood limped in from the button and Ernst Schmejkal checked his option in the big blind.

The flop fell down     and Schmejkal checked to Mahmood who opted to fire out 50,000. Schmejkal put in a check-raise to 125,000 to successfully take down the pot.

Monday, June 21, 2010 6:18 PM Local Time

Ernst Schmejkal opened to 70,000 from the button and Ayaz Mahmood made the call before leading for 75,000 on a     flop.

Schmejkal made the call before firing out 150,000 when the turn landed the   and Mahmood checked the action.

After some deliberation, Mahmood made the call to see the   land on the turn and, after another check, Schmejkal fire out an uncalled bet of 250,000.

Monday, June 21, 2010 6:16 PM Local Time

Ernst Schmejkal made it 75,000 to go and Ayaz Mahmood raised it 150,000. Schmejkal thought about it for a quick moment before folding.

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Monday, June 21, 2010 6:15 PM Local Time

Ayaz Mahmood opened to 70,000 from the button and Ernst Schmejkal made the call to see a     flop fall.

Schmejkal insta-mucked at the sight of Mahmood's 100,000-chip continuation bet.

The following hand Ernst Schmejkal opened to 70,000 and Mahmood made the call to see the dealer spread a     flop.

Before Schmejkal could even reach for chips, Mahmood mucked his hand.

Monday, June 21, 2010 6:13 PM Local Time

Ernst Schmejkal min-raised to 60,000 from the button and Ayaz Mahmood made the call.

The flop came down  .

Both players checked and and the 9d fell on the turn.

Mahmood bet 75,000 and Schmejkal made the call.

The   hit the river and Mahmood threw in a bet of 200,000. Schmejkal folded.

Monday, June 21, 2010 6:08 PM Local Time

Ayaz Mahmood opened to 70,000 from the button and Ernst Schmejkal made the call to see a     flop fall.

Both players checked and when the   landed on the turn, Schmejkal fired out 80,000 with Mahmood making the call.

The river feel the   and Schmejkal fired out 200,000 to prompt a fold from Mahmood.

Monday, June 21, 2010 6:05 PM Local Time

Both Ayaz Mahmood and Ernst Schmejkal both look refreshed as the cards hit the air for extended day three action!

Monday, June 21, 2010 5:07 PM Local Time

After a late, well very late, finish to day three, play has been extended in the Event #35: $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship.

Yesterday the final eight played down until just two remained with Ayaz Mahmood and Ernst Schmejkal both battling it out for the coveted gold bracelet, $625,682 first prize and title of Champion!

In last night's marathon match that last well over six hours, Mahmood eventually proved victorious and is taking the heavy advantage into play today. However Schmejkal is a heads up specialist who has been crushing online games of the shorter version and most definitely has the skills to fight his way back into this intense match.

PokerNews will again be there for every four-bet, two-outer and soul crushing river, so make sure you are there too from 7:00 pm PST so you can enjoy our exclusive coverage of the Event #35 and the 2010 World Series of Poker!

Monday, June 21, 2010 4:17 AM Local Time

After fourteen hours of play, the final eight has been whittled down to a final two.

The thirty-fifth bracelet of the 2010 World Series of Poker was supposed to be presented today, but after a heads up match between Ayaz Mahmood and Ernst Schmejkal that lasted over six hours, play has been paused for the night with Mahmood in the lead with a win under his sleeve.

The two players will be returning tomorrow . . . err today . . . at 7:00 pm PST where they will play the second match of the best-of-three series to see who will be crowned the Event #35 Champion!

Make sure to join the extremely tired PokerNews Live Reporting Team tomorrow as we provide all the live updates from this very intense heads up battle!

Monday, June 21, 2010 4:16 AM Local Time

Down to just 130,000 -- less than a big blind -- Ernst Schmejkal was all in with    against Ayaz Mahmood's   . The board came      , and Schmejkal was back to 260,000.

All in again the next hand, Schmejkal had    this time, and Mahmood   . The community cards were dealt --       -- and after six-and-a-half hours, the first match of the best-of-three final has finally finished.

Monday, June 21, 2010 4:12 AM Local Time

Ayaz Mahmood limped in from the button and Ernst Schmejkal checked his option.

The flop fell down     and Schmejkal checked to Mahmood who fired out 300,000. Schmejkal check-raised to 700,000 only to have Mahmood move all in for 3,575,000. Schmejkal quickly called and we were off to a showdown.

Schmejkal:   

Mahmood:   

With Schmejkal in the lead, he would unfortunately see the   land on the turn to be crippled to 130,000 as Mahmood soars to 7,550,000 in chips.

Monday, June 21, 2010 4:05 AM Local Time

Ayaz Mahmood raised to 500,000 from the button, and Ernst Schmejkal called. The flop came    , and both checked. The turn was the  . Schmejkal checked, Mahmood bet 600,000, and Schmejkal folded.

Schmekjal -- 4.35 million

Mahmood -- 3.3 million

Monday, June 21, 2010 3:53 AM Local Time

Ayaz Mahmood opened to 400,000 from the button and Ernst Schmejkal made the call to see a     flop fall.

Schmejkal checked and Mahmood fired out 1,200,000 to prompt a fold from Schmejkal.

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Monday, June 21, 2010 3:51 AM Local Time

It sounds like the players have agreed not to continue beyond this match tonight. Indeed, there was talk about bagging the chips right now and returning tomorrow to finish out Match #1, but it appears that's not going to happen.

Both have agreed that 7 p.m. tomorrow is a good time to resume their battle. We should see fairly soon who of these two will be returning with a 1-0 advantage.

Monday, June 21, 2010 3:49 AM Local Time

Play has begun with the blinds now 100,000/200,000 -- that means a little over a total of 38 big blinds in play.

Monday, June 21, 2010 3:32 AM Local Time

The two players are taking a break.

We would like to tell you how long exactly, but this is how the Tournament Director announced it, "the players are taking a short break and we will see you in 5, 10, 15 or 20 minutes!"

Monday, June 21, 2010 3:30 AM Local Time

Ernst Schmejkal limped, Ayaz Mahmood raised to 460,000 total, and Schmejkal called.

The flop came    . Both checked. The turn was the  . Mahmood bet 350,000, and Schmejkal called. The river was the  . This time Mahmood bet 750,000, and after a bit of thought Schmejkal called again.

"Jacks," said Mahmood, turning over   . Schmejkal flipped over    for the better pair, and took the pot.

Schmejkal now has 4.925 million to Mahmood's 2.725 million.

Monday, June 21, 2010 3:29 AM Local Time

Ernst Schmejkal open-jammed for his last 1,560,000 from the button and was instantly called by Ayaz Mahmood from the big blind.

Schmejkal:   

Mahmood:   

The     flop kept Mahmood in the lead, and after the   landed on the turn, it seemed certin that the first match would go to Mahmood.

Unfortunately someone wanted the torture to continue as the   spiked on the river to see Schmejkal double through to 3,120,000 as Mahmood slipped back down to 4,560,000 in chips.

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