The primary ever $25,000 buy-in PokerGO Tour Heads-Up Showdown has condensed down from 32 avid gamers to the overall 4, one in all whom is Darren Elias who defeated Daniel Negreanu within the quarterfinals Friday afternoon.
When the day started at midday in Las Vegas, 16 players remained, every wanting to win two fits at the day to advance to the semifinals and make the cash.
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In Round 2, Alex Foxen coolered Sean Winter to win, Justin Young advanced against Shannon Shorr, Negreanu dominated Tamon Nakamura, Elias outlasted Erik Seidel, Chino Rheem beat Jeremy Ausmus, Bill Klein defeated Jake Daniels, Dan Shak beat Persson, and Isaac Kempton bested Scott Ball.
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Negreanu reached the quarterfinals but faced a tough opponent in Elias. Things didn’t go well in that match for the GGPoker ambassador as he picked the fallacious time to bluff.
Elias limped at the button with and a 2:1 chip benefit with the blinds at 2,000/4,000. Negreanu then raised it as much as $14,000 with and gained a choice.
The flop got here out and each avid gamers checked to look the at the flip. Negreanu led out this time for 20,000 and his opponent, who spiked a couple, made the decision. When the gave the impression at the river, motion checked to the one four-time World Poker Tour champion who sized up a big gamble of 35,000.
“DNegs” had no approach to win the pot with six-high except he raised, which he did, an all-in guess of 109,000. Elias snap-called with journeys and despatched the six-time WSOP bracelet winner house in need of the cash.
With that victory, Elias is assured no less than $100,000, however is chasing the $400,000 first-place prize. He is having fairly a month as he additionally reached the overall desk with the chip lead within the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown and can try to prolong his document to 5 profession WPT titles subsequent month in Las Vegas.
Elias will catch up with Younger, who defeated Foxen within the quarterfinals, on Saturday at midday PT. The winner will take at the winner of the Rheem as opposed to Kempton fit.
Kempton, following his quarterfinals victory over Shak, stated that he is the most productive participant within the box and assured he will win the 32-player match.
Every participant left is assured no less than $100,000, the payout for fourth and 3rd position. The runner-up will obtain $200,000, and $400,000 is going to the champion.
Rounds 4 and 5 will happen Saturday starting at 1 p.m. on PokerGO. The overall two rounds will kick off on the identical time on Saturday. When all is alleged and performed, the winner will take house $400,000 of the $800,000 prize pool. Every of the highest 4 finishers might be paid.
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