After a grueling hour-long heads-up battle that saw the chip lead change hand three times, Shawn Daniels improved on his second-place finish in Event #1 to top a field of 65 entrants to win Venetian High Roller Event #2 $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em taking home the first-place prize of $175,500.
Daniels started the heads-up match holding a near 5 to 1 chip lead over second-place finisher Sergi Reixach. Still, Reixach battled back and eventually took over the chip lead late in level 16 when he picked off a river bluff from Daniels to move over four million chips.
Daniels retook the chip lead for good a few hands later when he turned a pair of aces and got paid on the river by Reixach. With his second-place finish, Reixach improved on his sixth-place finish from Event #1.
Joining Daniels and Reixach at the final table for the second night in a row was Shannon Shorr, who finished in eighth. Rounding out the final table were Seth Davies, who finished seventh. Vicent Bosca, who finished sixth, Cary Katz, who finished fifth, John Morgan, who improved on his ninth-place finish in Event #1, finished fourth, and Chris Brewer, who improved on his tenth place finish in Event #1, finished third.
Sean Winter finished in ninth, and John Riordan finished tenth to round out the players in the money.
There was about a 10-minute delay on the bubble when Manig Loeser was forced all-in from the big blind for his last 15,000 in chips. There was some confusion on just exactly how much Loeser could win with the big blind ante in play, and it was ruled that he would post the big blind first and was thus eligible to win the small blind.
The ruling proved moot as Loeser ultimately ran his jack-six into the ace-jack of Bosca, and the board ran out ace-high, sending Loeser to the rail to burst the bubble.
Other notables to finish just off the money included Joey Weissman, Nick Petrangelo, Brock Wilson, and Eric Worre.
|Venetian High Roller Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Results|
|Place||Name||Country||Prize||PokerGO Tour Points|
|1st||Shawn Daniels||United States||$175,500||176|
|3rd||Chris Brewer||United States||$84,500||85|
|4th||John Morgan||United States||$65,000||65|
|5th||Cary Katz||United States||$52,000||52|
|7th||Seth Davies||United States||$32,500||33|
|8th||Shannon Shorr||United States||$26,000||26|
|9th||Sean Winter||United States||$26,000||26|
|10th||John Riordan||United States||$19,500||20|
The PokerGO Live Reporting team will be back on the Venetian Hotel & Casino floor to provide live updates of Event #3 $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em starting Saturday, May 29, at 5 p.m. ET.
The action was on Shawn Daniels, and he moved all-in for 450,000 effective covering Sergi Reixach.
Reixach called, and the cards were tabled.
The flop fell to give both players a pair, but Daniels held the higher one with his king.
The turn and the river completed the board, and Reixach was eliminated in second place for $130,000.
Sergi Reixach limped on the button, and Shawn Daniels checked.
The flop fell , and action checked through.
The dealer burned and turned the and Daniels checked. Reixach fired a bet of 200,000, and Daniels called.
The on the river completed the board, and Daniels checked a third time. Reixach fired a bet of 675,000, Daniels snap-called.
Daniels tabled for a rivered pair of queens and Reixach muck to fall just below one million in chips.
With over a million in chips in the middle and a board reading , Shawn Daniels fired a bet of 900,000.
Sergi Reixach used the majority of his shot clock and called.
Daniels tabled for a pair of aces, Reixach mucked, and Daniels has retaken the chip lead.
Shawn Daniels opened to 175,000 from the button, and Sergi Reixach called.
The flop fell , and Reixach checked. Daniels fired for 140,000. Reixach called.
The fell on the turn, and Reixach checked for a second time.
Daniels fired a bet of 420,000, and Reixach called.
The on the river completed the board, and Reixach checked again.
Daniels unloaded the clip and announced all-in having Reixach covered.
Reixach used all of his shot clock before tossing in the call.
Daniels tabled for king-high, but Reixach tabled for a pair of sixes to rake in the pot and take the chip lead.
Big Blind Ante
Sergi Reixach limped from the small blind, and Shawn Daniels checked his option.
The flop fell , and action checked through.
The dealer burned and turned the and Daniels fired for 100,000. Reixach called.
The hit the river, and Daniels fired again, this time for 285,000. Reixach used a time extension before making the call.
Reixach tabled for rivered trips, and Daniels mucked.
With the board reading , the action was on Shawn Daniels, who fired a bet of 525,000.
Sergi Reixach used a time extension before moving all in for 900,000.
Daniels folded, and Reixach collected to the pot to move into almost an even chip stack with Daniels.
With the cards already tabled, Chris Brewer was all-in for his last 700,000 holding against the of Shawn Daniels.
The board ran out , and Brewer was eliminated in third place for $84,500.
Daniels collected the pot to move close to 5 million in chips.
We picked up the action with John Morgan all-in against Shawn Daniels on a flop of , and the cards were tabled.
Daniels flopped top pair and a straight draw while Morgan held a flush draw.
The on the turn completed Daniels straight, but Morgan still had outs to the flush.
When the hit the river Morgan remain unimproved and was eliminated in fourth place for $65,000
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