The first ever $25,000 take care of-in PokerGO Tour Heads-Up Showdown has condensed down from 32 avid gamers to the closing four, one of whom is Darren Elias who defeated Daniel Negreanu within the quarterfinals Friday afternoon.
When the day began at midday in Las Vegas, 16 avid gamers remained, every desirous to take care of shut two matches on the day to reach to the semifinals and create the money.
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In Round 2, Alex Foxen coolered Sean Iciness to take care of shut, Justin Young developed against Shannon Shorr, Negreanu dominated Tamon Nakamura, Elias outlasted Erik Seidel, Chino Rheem beat Jeremy Ausmus, Invoice Klein defeated Jake Daniels, Dan Shak beat Persson, and Isaac Kempton bested Scott Ball.
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Negreanu reached the quarterfinals however confronted a elaborate opponent in Elias. Issues did now not walk effectively in that match for the GGPoker ambassador as he picked the atrocious time to bluff.
Elias limped on the button with and a 2:1 chip reduction with the blinds at 2,000/4,000. Negreanu then raised it as a lot as $14,000 with and received a call.
The flop came out and each avid gamers checked to request the on the turn. Negreanu led out this time for 20,000 and his opponent, who spiked a pair, made the resolution. When the appeared on the river, motion checked to the supreme four-time World Poker Tour champion who sized up a guess of 35,000.
“DNegs” had no reach to take care of shut the pot with six-excessive except he raised, which he did, an all-in guess of 109,000. Elias snap-called with trips and sent the six-time WSOP bracelet winner house attempting the money.
With that victory, Elias is guaranteed no decrease than $100,000, however is chasing the $400,000 first-express prize. He is having barely a month as he also reached the closing table with the chip lead within the WPT Seminole Exhausting Rock Poker Showdown and ought to try to lengthen his file to 5 occupation WPT titles subsequent month in Las Vegas.
Elias will meet up with Young, who defeated Foxen within the quarterfinals, on Saturday at midday PT. The winner will take care of shut on the winner of the Rheem versus Kempton match.
Kempton, following his quarterfinals victory over Shak, talked about that he’s the supreme player within the discipline and assured he’ll take care of shut the 32-player match.
Each player left is guaranteed no decrease than $100,000, the payout for fourth and third express. The runner-up will fetch $200,000, and $400,000 goes to the champion.
Rounds 4 and 5 will take care of shut express Saturday starting attach at 1 p.m. on PokerGO. The closing two rounds will kick off at the identical time on Saturday. When all is talked about and achieved, the winner will take care of shut house $400,000 of the $800,000 prize pool. Each of the head four finishers will most seemingly be paid.
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