Heads-Up Grinds Along
We've now played an hour of heads-up at the feature table in the Amazon Room, with Tom Schneider and Hoyt Verner battling it out for the bracelet and the cash. The players started mano-a-mano with almost identical chip stacks, and since then we've seen both players land punches with Verner taking over the chip lead before relinguishing it to Schneider. At present, both players are even again.
At the beginning of heads-up, Verner took a nice pot from Schneider after bringing it in with the 2♦ and seeing Schneider complete with the 7♦. Verner bet on Fourth, both players checked Fifth, and after Schneider bet out Sixth showing 7♦ J♣ 9♣ K♠, Verner raised with 2♦ 4♠ 3♥ 9♣ and Schneider folded, giving Verner the pot.
About a half-hour later, Verner brought it in with the 4♦ and Schneider completed with the 7♠. Verner bet out on every street and Schneider flat-called on every street, showing 7♠ 5♠ 9♥ 9♦ to Verner's 4♦ 2♥ 2♦ 8♥. Verner turned up a duece and an eight in the hole and took down the pot with deuces full.
Later, Verner again brought it in with the 4♠ and Schneider completed with the 9♥. Both players checked Fourth and on Fifth Schneider bet out with 9♥ 6♥ K♦ and Verner raised with 4♠ 5♣ 9♠. On Sixth Street Schneider received the 6♦ and Verner the 4♦ and both players checked, and again the players checked on Seventh. Verner showed a pair of threes in the hole for fours-up, but Schneider had a nine hidden and took the pot with nines and sixes.
Both players have about $650,000.
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