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Day 2 completed

Posted 2012-06-06 GMT-6

Event 12: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

The Final Four is Set

Posted 2012-06-06 GMT-6 • Level 69
Brock Parker going for bracelet #3
Brock Parker going for bracelet #3

A field of 152 players started in Event 12, the $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em. Making Wednesday's Day 2 was what it took to make the money and 32 players did just that. From there, three rounds of matches were played and when all was said and done, only four players survived to have a shot at capturing the World Series of Poker gold bracelet tomorrow.

Among the players that were eliminated in the round of 32 were Scott Baumstein (29th), Tommy Vedes (28th), Kevin Saul (26th), Eric Froehlich (25th), Andrew Lichtenberger (23rd), Mark Radoja (21st), Richard Lyndaker (19th), and Darren Elias (18th). They each earned $10,966.

Those who fell in the sweet 16 and collected $20,674 include Antonio Esfandiari (16th), Jonathan Jaffe (13th), Paul Volpe (12th), and Vanessa Selbst (9th).

Following them out the door with losses in the elite eight worth $56,380 were Michael Drummond (8th), Andrew Robl (7th), Jeffrey Gross (6th), and Chris Moore (5th).

Here are the players who will be returning tomorrow, along with their respective Day 2 paths to the final four:

Player Round of 32 Opponent Round of 16 Opponent Round of 8 Opponent
Tommy Chen Eric Froehlich Antonio Esfandiari Chris Moore
Brian Hastings Tommy Vedes Amritraj Singh Jeffrey Gross
Jason Mo Serkan Kurnaz Eevert Kokkonen Andrew Robl
Brock Parker Mark Radoja Douglas Polk Michael Drummond

Play resumes Thursday at 1:00pm local time with Tommy Chen vs. Brian Hastings and Jason Mo vs. Brock Parker. Make sure to keep it here for live updates throughout the day to see who becomes the next WSOP champion!

Chris Moore Eliminated in 5th Place ($56,380)

Posted 2012-06-06 GMT-6 • Level 69
Chris Moore - 5th place
Chris Moore - 5th place

A flurry of big hands in a 10-minute span told the tale of the final match to end in the round of eight.

Chris Moore limped on the button and Tommy Chen raised to 95,000 from the big blind. Moore re-raised to 300,000 and Chen moved all in over the top. Moore called all in for just a little bit more and showed {A-Clubs}{4-Hearts}. Chen was ahead with {A-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}, but was unable to hold through the {9-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{J-Spades} board.

Shortly thereafter, Chen shoved on the button for a tad less than 300,000 with {8-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}. Moore called from the big blind with {A-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}, but once again the favored hand failed to hold. The board ran out {Q-Spades}{8-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} to double Chen right back up. Keep in mind, Moore had used both lammers while Chen still had both at his disposal.

A few hands later, Moore opened to 40,000 on the button and Chen re-raised to 105,000 in the big blind. Moore four-bet shoved with the bigger stack and Chen called all in for 564,000 with {A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}. Moore slightly trailed with {K-Clubs}{Q-Spades} and even through the {9-Spades}{8-Spades}{5-Spades} flop didn't help him, he became a slight favorite to win the hand. However, the {3-Hearts} turn and {A-Clubs} river were no help.

Down to about 200,000, Moore called all in with {K-Spades}{J-Clubs} after Chen raised for more on the button with {8-Clubs}{6-Clubs}. The final board of Day 2 ran out {9-Spades}{5-Hearts}{2-Spades}{10-Spades}{7-Diamonds} as Chen hit the straight on the river to earn a spot in the final four.

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Jeffrey Gross Eliminated in 6th Place ($56,380)

Posted 2012-06-06 GMT-6
Jeffrey Gross - 6th place
Jeffrey Gross - 6th place

In just two hands it was all over for Jeffrey Gross who came up short against Brian Hastings. On the first hand Gross raised to 32,000 and Hastings made the call. The flop came down {5-Clubs}{K-Spades}{6-Spades} and both players checked. The turn was the {8-Spades} and Hastings bet 42,000, Gross called. The river was the {J-Spades} and Hastings checked. Gross bet 50,000 and Hastings decided to check-raise to 150,000. Gross moved all in and Hastings called for a total of 455,000. Hastings showed {A-Spades}{3-Diamonds} for the nut flush and he doubled up to around 1,058,000 with one extra lammer left behind.

On the final hand Gross moved all in from the button for 468,000 and Hastings snap-called with {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts}. Gross showed {J-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} and the board ran out {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} giving Hastings the win and a spot in the Final Four. He will play against the winner of the match between Chris Moore and Tommy Chen.

Chip Counts
Brian Hastings 1,920,000 960,000 pos
Jeffrey Gross Busted

Moore in Trouble

Posted 2012-06-06 GMT-6 • Level 68

Chris Moore just raised to 24,000 after which Tommy Chen moved all in putting Moore to the test. Moore made the call for his final 175,000 chips and we got to see an all in showdown. Moore turned over {6-Clubs}{10-Spades} and was in trouble against {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}. The board ran out {2-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} giving Chen the win forcing Moore to use a rebuy chip. Moore gave the dealer both his lammers and he is now playing for hit tournament life.

Moore has 640,000 chips in front of him while Chen has 640,000 with two lammers left behind.

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Chen Doubles

Posted 2012-06-06 GMT-6 • Level 68

The back and forth battle between Tommy Chen and Chris Moore continues. Chen raised to 25,000 on the button and Moore re-raised all in from the big blind. Chen called all in with {A-Clubs}{J-Spades} for 247,000 and raced with the {3-Clubs}{3-Spades} of Moore. The board rolled out {10-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{A-Spades}, giving Chen the pot with trips. He now holds a 494,000 to 146,000 lead.

Both players still have both lammers remaining.

Moore Doubles

Posted 2012-06-06 GMT-6 • Level 67

Tommy Chen shoved on the button with the bigger stack holding {K-Clubs}{10-Spades} and Chris Moore woke up with {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} in the big blind. He called all in for 167,000 and was in trouble when the flop came down {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{6-Spades}. However, the {5-Diamonds} turn and {3-Diamonds} river gave Moore a runner-runner flush to him a slight lead in the match. Both players still have both of their lammers at their disposal.

Chris Moore vs. Tommy Chen Update

Posted 2012-06-06 GMT-6 • Level 66

Tommy Chen currently holds about a 480,000 to 160,000 lead against Chris Moore. Neither player has used any additional lammers yet.

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Winner Brian Hastings
Winning Hand ♥A♥4
Prize 371,498

Level Info

Level 69
Blinds 10,000 / 20,000
Ante 0

Players Info

Prize Pool 1,428,800