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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 7:48 PM Local Time

Sorry about the very lame heading, but there are only a number of ways to say updated chip counts.

Either way, here they are, fresh from table 372!

Ernst Schmejkal - 4,670,000

Ayaz Mahmood - 3,010,000

Monday, June 21, 2010 7:48 PM Local Time

From the button, Ernst Schmejkal made it 100,000 and Ayaz Mahmood made the call.

Both players checked the   flop.

On the   turn, Mahmood made it 100,000 and Schmejkal made the call. The   river prompted both players to check.

Schmejkal showed   for king-high which was good enough to take the pot.

Monday, June 21, 2010 7:44 PM Local Time

Ayaz Mahmood opened to 150,000 from the button and Ernst Schmejkal made the call.

The       board was checked down to see Mahmood table his    to collect the small pot.

Monday, June 21, 2010 7:44 PM Local Time

Ernst Schmejkal made it 100,000 to go and Ayaz Mahmood made the call.

The flop came down  .

Mahmood checked and Schmejkal made it 100,000 to go. Mahmood folded and Schmejkal took the pot.

Monday, June 21, 2010 7:40 PM Local Time

Ayaz Mahmood gave Ernst Schmejkal his first walk of the second match and Schmejkal wasn't too happy as he flashed   .

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Monday, June 21, 2010 7:39 PM Local Time

Ernst Schmejkal opened to 100,000 only to have Ayaz Mahmood three-bet to 300,000.

Schmejkal made the call before his 350,000-chip on the     flop was enough to collect the 600,000-chip pot.

Monday, June 21, 2010 7:35 PM Local Time

Ayaz Mahmood limped in only to have Ernst Schmejkal bump it to 125,000.

With the action back on Mahmood, he played the sneaky limp-raise card by bumping it to 325,000 to prompt a fold from Schmejkal.

Monday, June 21, 2010 7:32 PM Local Time

Ayaz Mahmood limped in from the button only to be faced with a raise from Ernst Schmejkal to 150,000.

Mahmood made the call as both players checked the     flop to see the   and on the turn and a 150,000-chip bet follow from Schmejkal.

Mahmood bumped it up to 450,000 and Schmejkal made the call as the river of the   went check, check.

Schmejkal tabled his   , but it would be Mahmood's    to rake in the pot.

Monday, June 21, 2010 7:23 PM Local Time

Ernst Schmejkal opened to 80,000 from the button and Ayaz Mahmood three-bet to 250,000 to prompt a fold from Schmejkal.

Over the past few hands Mahmood has been doing his best to close the gap between the two with a few three-bets here, and some opens there.

Monday, June 21, 2010 7:19 PM Local Time

Ernst Schmejkal made it 80,000 from the button and Ayaz Mahmood made the call.

The flop came down   and both players checked to the   turn. Both players checked again and the river brought the  . Again, they checked and Schmejkal won the pot with queen high.

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Monday, June 21, 2010 7:17 PM Local Time

Ernst Schmejkal opened with a raise from the button and Ayaz Mahmood made the call.

The flop fell down     to see a check from Mahmood and a 80,000-chip bet follow from Schmejkal. Mahmood made the call, before also check-calling 140,000 when the turn landed the  .

The river fell the   and after a pause, Schmejkal fired out an uncalled bet of 400,000 to climb to 4,175,000 in chips.

Monday, June 21, 2010 7:05 PM Local Time

From the button, Ernst Schmejkal made it 80,000. Ayaz Mahmood made the call and the two were off to the flop.

Flop:  

Mahmood check-called Schmejkal's bet of 80,000.

The turn brought the   and Mahmood checked again. Schmejkal fired out a bet and Mahmood moved all in. Schmejkal snap called, tabling   for a flush.

Mahmood held   and would need a heart on the river to end this tournament. It didn't come, instead, the   fell and Schmejkal doubled up.

The two are about even now.

Monday, June 21, 2010 7:00 PM Local Time

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

Both players checked the     flop to see the   land on the turn and a 40,000-chip bet from Schmejkal collect the small pot.

Monday, June 21, 2010 6:55 PM Local Time

Ernst Schmejkal opened to 80,000 from the button and Ayaz Mahmood made the call to see a     flop fall.

Mahmood checked and Schmejkal fired out 80,000 only to muck at the sight of Mahmood's 305,000-chip check-raise.

Monday, June 21, 2010 6:52 PM Local Time

Ernst Schmejkal opened to 80,000 from the button and Ayaz Mahmood made the call.

The flop came down  .

Mahmood check-called Schmejkal's bet 85,000.

The turn brought   and the two players checked.

The   hit the river and both players checked again. They both chopped the pot with tens and fours with an eight.

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Monday, June 21, 2010 6:43 PM Local Time

Ayaz Mahmood opened to 70,000 from the button only to have Ernst Schmejkal three-bet to 210,000 from the big blind.

Mahmood made the call to see a     flop fall and Schmejkal fire out 175,000. Mahmood made the call, and when the   was checked to him on the turn, he fired out 500,000.

Schmejkal took his time before moving all in with Mahmood instantly calling.

Schmejkal:   

Mahmood:   

With Schmejkal needing to catch a club - that also didn't pair the board - to prove victorious in this match, he would unfortunately see the   land on the river to see him slip down to 1,470,000 as Mahmood climbs to 6,210,000 in chips.

Monday, June 21, 2010 6:39 PM Local Time

From the button, Ayaz Mahmood made it 70,000. His opponent, Ernst Schmejkal, made the call.

The two checked the   flop.

The turn brought the  . Schmejkal checked and Mahmood bet 150,000. Schmejkal made the call and the river brought the  .

Schmejkal checked and Mahmood fired out a 550,000 bet. Schmejkal couldn't take the heat, and folded.

Monday, June 21, 2010 6:36 PM Local Time

Here are the updated chip counts.

Ernst Schmejkal - 4,560,000

Ayaz Mahmood - 3,120,000

Monday, June 21, 2010 6:35 PM Local Time

Quite the rail has developed here for the second match of this $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship.

About twenty people are surrounding the rail watching on this extremely exciting match between Ayaz Mahmood and Ernst Schmejkal.

Monday, June 21, 2010 6:33 PM Local Time

Ernst Schmejkal opened to 60,000 on the button only to have Ayaz Mahmood bump it to 210,000 from the big blind.

Deliberating for a few moments, Schmejkal put in a four-bet to 500,000 and Mahmood quickly made the call.

The flop fell down     and both players checked it through to see the   land on the turn and Mahmood check once again. Schmejkal fired out 425,000 and Mahmood tossed in his hand to collect the biggest pot of the second match.

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