And Just Like That, It's Ovar!
Match 2 had barely begun but Dan "Rekrul" Schreiber has put Mark Muchnik out of his misery and taken down this year's Heads-Up Championship! It lasted only eleven hands with Schreiber running the show every step of the way.
It seemed like Muchnik had recognized the passiveness that had been his undoing in the last match and came out firing this time around. But it was to no avail since in hands ten and eleven Schreiber crippled then felted his out-classed opponent.
Schreiber opened the pot to $70k and was raised to $420k by Muchnik. Dan made the call and the flop came J♥ 8♦ 3♦. Muchnik shoved all-in and Schreiber made the call. Q♠ J♣ for Rekrul was in the lead but would need to hold up against the K♦ 9♦ of Muchnik.
Mark was looking for a diamond, a king or some kind of runner-runner straight but after the turn and river came 3♠ A♥ Dan's jacks were good for the pot.
The two were quite even in chips at the beginning of the hand and it was unclear who was the all-in player. After a countdown we saw that Muchnik did indeed have a few chips left over to ship in at the next available opportunity.
The Next Available Opportunity
That chance came on the very next hand when he moved all-in for the rest of his recently-depleted stack. Schreiber made a quick call with K♣ 2♠ and was in the lead against Muchnik's Q♥ 8♠. The flop brought a king and Muchnik would need some serious help going to the turn. The board bricked out though, eliminating Mark Muchnik in second place for $230,300 and making Dan "Rekrul" Schreiber our new Heads-Up Champion!
Rekrul will take $425,594 back home to Seou, Korea. After the match, when asked what his plans for the night were he replied, "I want to go to sleep, that was the most boring match ever!" Check back later tonight for the interview I did with Rekrul. It'll be up once all the other tournaments are put to bed for the night.
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