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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

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Monday, June 21, 2010 1:03 AM Local Time

Ernst Schmejkal opened with a raise to 165,000, and Ayaz Mahmood repopped it to 535,000 total. Schmejkal called.

The pair then checked the whole way down as the board came      . Mahmood showed that he'd reraised with   , and his hand turned out to be best as Schmejkal mucked.

Monday, June 21, 2010 12:52 AM Local Time

Ernst Schmejkal opened for 165,000, and Ayaz Mahmood called. Both checked the     flop. The turn brought the  . Mahmood checked, Schmejkal bet 150,000, and Mahmood called.

The river brought the  . Mahmood checked again, and Schmejkal bet 400,000 this time. Mahmood called, and Schmejkal showed    for trip eights. Mahmood mucked.

We're creeping up on the three-hour mark for this first match in the best-of-three final, and the players are once again close to their starting stacks.

Mahmood -- 4.08 million

Schmejkal -- 3.6 million

Monday, June 21, 2010 12:40 AM Local Time

Ayaz Mahmood opened to 205,000 from the button and Ernst Schmejkal made the call from the big blind.

The flop fell down     and Schmejkal check-called a 175,000-chip bet to see the   land on the turn and checks follows from both players.

The river landed the   and Schmejkal pushed out a bet amounting 330,000.

Mahmood made the call, and after being shown Schmejkal's   , he tabled his    for trips to rake in the pot.

Monday, June 21, 2010 12:31 AM Local Time

Ayaz Mahmood opened to 185,000 from the button only to have Ernst Schmejkal three-bet to 500,000.

Mahmood made the call to see the     flop fall and Schmejkal fired out 400,000.

Making the call, Mahmood checked behind the   on the turn and   on the river only to table his    to take down the pot and climb to 4,710,000 as Schmejkal slips to 2,970,000

Monday, June 21, 2010 12:28 AM Local Time

After winning a few small-to-medium pots, Ayaz Mahmood has snuck back into the chip lead after having been crippled by Ernst Schmejkal about 45 minutes ago.

Mahmood now has 3.95 million to Schmejkal's 3.73 million.

COPAG USA
Monday, June 21, 2010 12:21 AM Local Time

Ernst Schmejkal opened for a min-raise of 120,000 and Ayaz Mahmood made the call to see a     flop fall.

Mahmood check-called a 120,000-chip bet from Schmejkal before the   and   was checked on the turn and river.

Mahmood tabled his    for a pair of nines to take down the pot.

Monday, June 21, 2010 12:16 AM Local Time

Ernst Schmejkal raised to 120,000, and Ayaz Mahmood called.

The flop came    . Mahmood checked, and Schmejkal bet 110,000. Mahmood then promptly -- he almost always acts promptly -- check-raised to 410,000.

Schmejkal then repopped it to 800,000 total, and when Mahmood quickly announced he was all in, Schmejkal instantly folded his hand.

Mahmood moves back up to 3.18 million, while Schmejkal slips to 4.5 million.

Monday, June 21, 2010 12:09 AM Local Time

Ayaz Mahmood opened with a raise to 150,000, Ernst Schmejkal reraised to 425,000, and Mahmood called.

The flop came    . Schmejkal bet 375,000, and Mahmood got out.

Schmejkal - 6.13 million

Mahmood - 1.55 million

Monday, June 21, 2010 12:04 AM Local Time

Ernst Schmejkal opened for a min-raise to 120,000 and Ayaz Mahmood made the call.

Both players checked down the       board to see Schmejkal table his    for just ace-high, but also the pot.

Monday, June 21, 2010 12:00 AM Local Time

Ayaz Mahmood raised to 185,000 from the button, and Ernst Schmejkal called. The flop came    , and both checked. The turn was the  . Mahmood bet 200,000, and Schmejkal called.

The river was the  , and both checked. "Nine-high," said Schmejkal, tabling    for a busted straight draw. Mahmood flipped over    for eights and sixes, and took the pot.

COPAG USA
Sunday, June 20, 2010 11:49 PM Local Time

Ernst Schmejkal limped in and Ayaz Mahmood moved all in for 830,000 with Schmejkal instantly making the call.

Mahmood:   

Schmejkal:   

The board ran out       to give Mahmood the double to 1,660,000 as Schmejkal slips down to 6,020,000 in chips.

Sunday, June 20, 2010 11:46 PM Local Time

Since that huge hand in which Ernst Schmejkal took most of Ayaz Mahmood's chips, we've seen a sequence of raise-and-fold hands, or hands proceeding to the flop (but no further) with small pots being won. Schmejkal did reraise all in once before the flop (prompting a fold from Mahmood), and another time Mahmood open-raised all in, but Schmejkal didn't bite.

Schmejkal - 6.75 million

Mahmood - 930,000

Sunday, June 20, 2010 11:40 PM Local Time

Ayaz Mahmood opened to 125,000 from the button and Ernst Schmejkal made the call from the big blind to see a     flop fall.

Schmejkal checked and Mahmood fired out 150,000 only to have Schmejkal check-raise to 425,000.

Mahmood leaned back in his chair and put his hands on his head before announcing "raise" and sliding in an additional 1,000,000.

Schmejkal moved all in for an additional 1,775,000 and Mahmood made the call.

Mahmood:   

Schmejkal:   

With the cooler flop bringing both a set and two-pair, the   and   on the turn and river would ensure Schmejkal a double to 6,650,000 as Mahmood slips to 1,030,000 in chips.

Sunday, June 20, 2010 11:31 PM Local Time

It has been a while since we have seen a preflop three-bet, but Ernst Schmejkal has just done so against Ayaz Mahmood.

Mahmood opened to 150,000 from the button and Schmejkal carefully cut out a re-raise amounting to 400,000.

A visibly anguished Mahmood took his time before tossing his cards into the muck to give Schmejkal the pot.

Sunday, June 20, 2010 11:27 PM Local Time

That's a pun, all right.

Ernst Schmejkal raised to 100,000, and Ayaz Mahmood called. They both checked down the     flop and   turn. The river then brought the  , and Mahmood bet 250,000. Schmejkal called, and Mahmood turned over    for two pair. Schmejkal mucked.

Mahmood -- 4.89 million

Schmejkal -- 2.7 million

COPAG USA
Sunday, June 20, 2010 11:23 PM Local Time

Ayaz Mahmood limped for the first time in this heads up match, and Ernst Schmejkal checked his option.

The     was checked through to see the   land on the turn and a 60,000-chip bet from Schmejkal take it down.

Sunday, June 20, 2010 11:14 PM Local Time

Ayaz Mahmood . . . wait for it . . . entered the pot from the button with a raise of . . . yep you guess it . . . 120,000 with Ernst Schmejkal making the call.

The board of       was checked down to the river where Schmejkal fired out 100,000.

Mahmood quickly cut down a raise amounting to 300,000 and Schmejkal made the call.

Mahmood tabled his    to rake in the pot and move to 4,405,000 as Schmejkal slips to just under 3,300,000 in chips.

Sunday, June 20, 2010 11:08 PM Local Time

Ernst Schmejkal raised to 80,000, and Ayaz Mahmood called. The flop came    . Mahmood bet 80,000, and Schmejkal called. Both then checked the   turn.

The river brought the  . Mahmood checked, and Schmejkal bet 120,000. Mahmood called, showed    for kings, and Schmejkal mucked.

Sunday, June 20, 2010 11:03 PM Local Time

Ayaz Mahmood opened to his standard 120,000-chip raise from the button with Ernst Schmejkal making the call.

On the     flop, Schmejkal fired out 120,000 and Mahmood made the call to see the   go check, check on the turn.

The river landed the   and after a Schmejkal check, Mahmood tossed in a bet of 75,000 with Schmejkal making the call.

"I play the board!" announced Mahmood (which was impossible).

Schmejkal tabled his    and raked in the pot to put him back in the lead.

Sunday, June 20, 2010 11:01 PM Local Time

Ernst Schmejkal opened for 80,000, and Ayaz Mahmood called. The flop came    . Mahmood checked, Schmejkal bet 80,000, Mahmood check-raised to 440,000, and Schmejkal called.

The turn was the  . This time Mahmood led out with a big bet of 1.1 million, and Schmejkal got out.

Back about even again, with Mahmood taking a small lead.

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