$1,500 + $90 Heads-Up NLH
Total Entries: 64
Players Remaining: 4
Level 1: Blinds 100/200
Semi-finals have begun. Each player with 15,000 chips.
First hand goes to Hellmuth uncontested, then he take one at showdown. Hellmuth up a couple thousand.
Joe leads a paired board from the BB to get even with Busquet, then takes a hit the next hand. Busquet up.
A pot with kings for Phil doesn’t seem to go his way, which gets him talking.
Joey gets 3,000 back and pulls even.
Hellmuth picks up aces but gets no action. “I’ve had aces and kings already.”
Now it breaks Joey’s way. On the river of a queen high rundown board, his bet goes uncontested and he moves to a nearly 2-1 lead.
Meanwhile, Phil and Ryan remain dead even.