$1,000+$90 Heads Up NLH
Eric Schwartz never relinquished his early lead against Zhaoxing Wang and eventually finished off his opponent to take the first game of their match. Wang battled back from his early deficit but at no point had the chip lead against the defending Heads Up champion.
In the last hand at big blind 600, Wang shoved for 10,600 from the button. Schwartz thought for a few moments and called to put Wang at risk. It was a flip with Wang 5♣5♦ holding the underpair to Schwartz’s overcards A♥10♣. The A♠K♣10♠ flop put Schwartz ahead and locked up the first game of the championship match.
The players are currently on a 40-minute dinner break and will resume their match at approximately 8:25 pm. Additionally, the levels for the remainder of the match will be 20 minutes instead of 30.
E. Schwartz v Z. Wang (1-0)