Team Aced and Danny Nelson Victorious!
The heads-up match is over and Danny Nelson is champ! He wins the individual part of this tournament while Team Aced takes the bulk of the cash for winning the team segment. Nelson gets the $13,000 he agreed to in the three-way chop with Phil R. and Gerald Percival, as well as the $6,000 they left on the table to play for.
Team Aced, made up of Jamie Gold, Ashley Nataupsky and Houston Waldie, take the $59,000 team prize as well as a set of Dream Team trophies.
And now, on to the heads-up match. Phil R. started with the chip lead and kept it for some time as the two battled back and forth. The counts were pretty much the same when the biggest hand of the match occurred.
The Turning Point
Phil R. raised from the button for slightly more than the minimum, adding 190,000 to the pot. Nelson defended in the big blind and the flop came down Q-6-2. Nelson led out for 300,000 and Philip min-raised to 600,000.
Nelson took a moment before moving in for 1.5 million more. Phil went way into the tank. After a long time and a lot of head-shaking he showed one of his cards to our side of the room, a queen.
We were shocked to see him take so long, and we couldn't believe he was going to fold top pair with that much invested. He thought some more and eventually mucked.
We spoke with Nelson and he had flopped bottom two pair with 6-2.
The Death Blow
Nelson had the lead going into the final hand. It started with Phil R. limping on the button and Nelson checking his big blind. The flop came down K♣ 8♦ 4♥ and Nelson checked. Phil min-bet 160,000 and Nelson min-raised to 320,000.
Phil took a second before moving all-in and Nelson made a quick call.
Phil: J♥ 8♠
Nelson was in the lead and would need to dodge a jack or an eight. The turn and river bricked and just like that Danny Nelson had every last chip in play.
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