Event #12: $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em - Live Updates

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06/07/2012 (3 years ago)

$10K Heads-Up: Hastings Wins Event #12

Brian Hastings
Brian Hastings wins his first WSOP bracelet

After Brian Hastings doubled Jason Mo up, Mo returned the favor. 

With 40,000/80,000 blinds, Mo raised to 160,000 and Hastings 3-bet to 400,000. Mo moved all-in and Hastings quickly called.

After counting up the chips, it turned out that Mo had Hastings covered, but not by much. 

Hastings had 2,345,000 while Mo had 2,775,000.

Mo showed A 3 and Brian turned over A 7.

The 2 K 10 flop didn't change much, but the 7 on the turn brought some excitement. 

It brought cheers from Hastings's camp as it gave him a pair, but it also gave Mo a flush draw.

The river was a 5 and Hastings doubled up.

Mo was left with 430,000 and no lammers. It was a tight spot.

With 40,000/80,000 blinds, Mo was down to one move, all-in. 

They went all-in soon enough and we had our final showdown:

Hastings: A 4

Mo: Q 9

Both players stood up and the board was dealt.

A 8 J Q 7

Hastings hit two pairs and won the $10K Heads-Up Championship.

Along with his first WSOP bracelet, Hastings will take home $371,498. This cash nearly doubles Hastings live cashes to date. Up until today, Hastings had six major cashes worth a total of $389,246.

That's it for Event #12. Join us tomorrow as we provide live coverage of the $10K Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship. 

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06/07/2012 (3 years ago)

$10K Heads-Up: Mo Doubles and Evens Things Out A Bit

Jason Mo
Mo catches Hastings making a play and doubles up.

Just when it looked like Hastings had Mo all figured out. Mo, with his dollar sign pajamas on, got Hastings to push his chips in bad.

Two Overs Will Do It

Blinds were at 30,000/60,000 when Mo raised from the button to 120,000. Hastings had been putting the pressure on Mo by shoving over the top of Mo’s raises. 

Mo was tired of folding and called for his last 1.3 million in chips.

Mo: K Q

Hastings: 9 8

The board came out 5 5 3 Q 3.  Jason Mo was able to double up to 2.6 million with two pairs queens and fives while Hastings played the board.

Players are fairly even in chips now, but Hastings still has both of his lammers behind which technically puts him in the lead still.

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06/07/2012 (3 years ago)

$10K Heads-Up: Hastings Puts The Pressure On

Brian Hastings
Hastings uses the all in move to his advantage.

Hastings extends his lead this this round by keeping the pressure on Mo. Blinds went up to 25,000/50,000, and at this level every move can mean the different between a bracelet and a runner up title.

All In Pressure

Hastings raised to 100,000 on the button, and Mo called from the big blind. The flop came 9 8 3.

After Mo checked his option, Hastings bet 110,000. With a call from Mo, the turn came the 2. Mo checked again, and Hastings put the pressure on with a 550,000.

Mo wasn’t going to let Hastings get off that easy, as he called to sweat another card. The river was the A which left Mo checking a third time. Hastings moved all in, and Mo folded.

Hastings has 4,020,000 in chips with two lammers behind.

Mo has 1,100,000 with no lammers behind.

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06/07/2012 (3 years ago)

$10K Heads-Up: Brian Takes a Hasty Lead

Brian Hastings
A hasty lead for Brian

Brian Hastings has extended his lead.

With 20,000/40,000 blinds, Hastings raised to 80,000 and Jason Mo re-raised to 225,000. Hastings called and the flop came 5 J K.

Mo led out for 250,000 and Hastings called, bringing the 3 on the turn.

Mo bet 425,000 on the turn and Hastings called. The river was a 5 and Mo moved all-in. Hastings called and showed king-three.

Mo showed king-six.

The players chopped the pot and their stacks remained exactly the same.

In the same level, Hastings raised to 80,000 and Mo called, bringing a 10 4 8 flop. 

Both players checked and a 4 came on the river.

Hastings bet 80,000 when checked to and Mo folded. After this hand, Mo chose to use his final rebuy chip.

Hastings would then take some of those chips away too. 

In what has become standard this match, Hastings raised to 80,000 and Mo called. 

The 3 9 7 flop elicited a check from Mo and a 90,000 bet from Hastings. Mo raised to 210,000 and Hastings called. 

The A came on the turn and Mo led out for 480,000. Hastings called and a 2 came on the river, both players checked. 

Mo showed king-high while Hastings showed 10-7 for a pair of sevens and the pot.

Both players are now about even in chips with 2.6 million, but Hastings still has both lammers while Mo has none.

We'll keep you posted on the final match of the $10K Heads-Up Championship. 

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06/07/2012 (3 years ago)

$10K Heads-Up: Mo and Hastings Heads Up For the Bracelet

Brian Hastings
Hastings takes an early lead.

Cards are in the air for the final round of the $10,000 Heads-Up Championship.

Jason Mo and Brian Hastings are playing eachother for the pride, money, and a shiny piece of medal.

Players will start with 3.84 million in chips and two lammers worth 1.28 million.

Hastings Becomes Chip Leader

Blinds started at 15,000/30,000.

Hastings was on the button and raised to 60,000.  Mo made the call, and the flop came J 6 4.  Mo checked giving Hastings the opportunity to lead with a 70,000 bet.

Mo called to see the turn card come Q. Mo check-called a 200,000 bet from Hastings.

When the river delivered the 3. Mo checked a third time and Hastings moved all in.  Hastings had 920,000 left behind.

Mo thought for a few minutes before releasing his hand.
If the aggression continues like this, we should be in for an exciting heads up match.

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06/07/2012 (3 years ago)

$10K Heads-Up: Final Table Set

Brian Hastings and Tommy Chen
Chen picks up a good hand, but can't fade the turn.

Just like that, everything ended. Mo was able to defeat Parker after both players hit a pair on the flop. Chen went all in with a pocket pair, but Hastings was able to suck out.

Chen Has Snowmen

Blinds were at 40,000/80,000 when Chen raised on the button to 160,000.  Hastings moved all in and Chen called.

Chen had 900,000 left, and was at risk for elimination.

Chen 8 8

Hastings: K T

The flop looked good for Chen when it came 2 Q 5. However, the T wasn’t giving Chen the warm and fuzzies when it gave Hastings a higher pair.

The 9 didn’t help Chen catch up, so he will be eliminated in 4th place. He takes home $130,606.

Hastings goes on to play heads up for the bracelet.


Parker's early lead and multiple double ups didn't last too long.

With 30,000/60,000 blinds, Parker raised to 120,000 and Mo called. The flop came 3 A K and Mo check-called Parker's 125,000.

Mo checked again when the the 6 and Parker bet 225,000. Mo called and a 10 came on the river

Parker bet 375,000 when checked to.This put Mo in the tank.

Mo eventually called and Parker turned over A 5.

Mo stood up and looked over before turning over A 8.

"Did you just slowroll him?" One of Mo's railbirds asked?

"What were you thinking in the third minute?" Another railbird asked. "I thought you had queen-nine or something."

"F*ck all of you guys," Mo laughed. "How long am I going to get made fun of for this?"

"Oh, for the rest of the summer at least," his friend said.

Brock Parker
Parker's shirt is snazzy, but is sure isn't lucky!
The Final Hand

Parker was left with about 1.2 million and was in need of a double up, he wouldn't get it.

With 40,000/80,000 blinds, Mo raised to 160,000 from the small blind and Parker called.

The flop came K 9 Q and Parker checked. Mo bet 185,000 and Parker moved all in.

Mo quickly called and showed K 4 for top pair. Parker turned over Q 8 for second pair.

The turn was a 3 and the 10 came on the river, eliminating Parker.

Parker earned $130,606 for his finish while Mo advances to final for a shot at the bracelet and $371,498.

Final Matchup

The final match up is set to start at 4:00 p.m. Jason Mo and Brian Hastings will go head to head for the bracelet.  Both are guaranteed $229,722, and the winner will get a shiny new piece of man jewelry and $371,498.

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06/07/2012 (3 years ago)

$10K Heads-Up: Things Get Swingy

Brian Hastings
Hastings falls behind but is hanging onto his lammers.

Both matches are still going strong, and the underdogs from the first few rounds are starting to take the lead.

There is some friendly banter going on at the table between Hastings and Chen which is keeping the mood light. They are even including the dealer in on some of the conversations they are having.

Chen Comes Out Ahead

The blinds went up to 40,000/60,000.  Hastings was on the button and made his usual min raise to 80,000. Chen made the call.

The flop came A 4 4.  Chen check called a 60,000 bet from Hastings. When the 5 came on the turn Chen took the lead and bet 125,000.  Hastings called.

The river was the 7. Chen kept his aggressive stance and bet 225,000. Hastings called to see Chen turn up A 5 for top pair.

Hastings was sitting at about 860,000 verses Chen’s 1.7 million. However, Hastings still has both of his lammers left.

Hastings Doubles

Blinds went up to 30,000/60,000, and Hastings was looking for a spot to double up. His only real move was to push all in or fold.

He finally found a hand that was suitable, and Chen was game to play.

Hastings A 6

Chen Q 8

The board ran A 6 8 3 7.

Hastings’ two pair doubled him up to 1,394,000 in chips.

Brock Parker
Parker takes the lead early in the day, but slips to Mo in the later rounds.

Take Some Mo Chips

Parker had the advantage at the end of the last update, but Mo started fighting back.

With 15,000/30,000 blinds, Parker raised to 80,000 and Mo called.

There was a Q 9 4 flop and Mo check-called Parker's 80,000 bullet.

The turn was a 10 and there was another check-call by Mo. This time for 160,000.

The 2 came on the river and both players checked.

Mo showed Q 3 and Parker threw his hand into the muck.

Can't Win Them All

Parker lost a few more pots to Mo and soon enough, they got it all in.

Mo called Parker's 470,000 all in and showed K 9. Parker turned over 5 4.

The 9 3 2 brought gasps from the rail, but they went silent when the J came on the turn and a 10 fell on the river.

Mo saw his stack grow to 2,560,000 while Parker was forced to use his first rebuy.

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06/07/2012 (3 years ago)

$10K Heads-Up: Parker and Hastings Lead

Brock Parker
Parker doubles up again

We're an hour into the first round of Day 3 and things are still close to call.

Brock Parker and Jason Mo are about even in chips, but Mo has used on rebuy chip already.

Advantage: Parker

In the space ship, feature table match, Chen has used up both his rebuy chips while Hastings still has both. 

Chen has about 1.1 million while Hastings is at 1.4 million.

Advantage: Hastings

Hello Kitty advantage: Mo*

*Read on for details

Parker Doubles Again

There was a lot of min-raising and folding going on. They accounted for approximately 70 percent of the hands, three others saw a flop.

But another brought a double up and a reluctant showdown. With 12,000/24,000 blinds, Jason Mo made the standard minraise to 48,000 from the small blind and Parker called.

The flop came K 9 4 and parker check-called Mo's 50,000 bet. 

The 5 on the turn brought another check from Parker, another bet from Mo, and a call from parker.  The river was an 8 and Parker checked again. Mo bet again, but this time, it was a bit larger. 

Mo moved all in for about 1.4 million. Parker counted out his chips, about 415,000, and contemplated the call.

After about a minute, Parker called and Mo tried to throw his hand in the muck.

"You got it," Mo said.

Parker turned over 9 8 for two pair, but the dealer told Mo he'd have show his hand.

Reluctantly, Mo turned over 6 2 for…a stone-cold bluff. Parker crossed the 1 million mark and players are now close to even. Mo though, has a Hello Kitty card protector and a railbird with a Hello Kitty poster.

Parker has none of these things. 

Chen Finds Trip Queens To Close The Gap

Blinds were at 12,000/24,000, and Chen had already cashed in both of his lammers to have some wiggle room to out maneuver Hastings.

Hastings was on the button and raised to 48,000. Chen made the call, and the flop came 4 Q 9.

Chen led out for 55,000, and Hastings made the call.  The turn brought the Q.  Chen fired out 109,000, and Hastings called again.  

The 5 came on the river, and Chen wasn’t slowing down. He bet 225,000. Hastings took a moment to contemplate his move, and ultimately decided to make the call.

Chen turned up Q T for trip queens. Hastings mucked his hand.

Chen adds chips to his stack, but he is still trailing Hastings in chip counts.

Stay tuned for more updates. 

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06/07/2012 (3 years ago)

$10k Heads-Up: Cards Are In The Air

Brian Hastings
Hastings is stoked to have an early lead.

The final day of the $10,000 Heads-up event is underway, and we are down to the final four.

Tommy Chen and Brian Hastings are battling on ESPN feature table, while Brock Parker and Jason Mo are exchanging blows on the secondary feature table.

The day will start at Level 70 with blinds at 8,000/16,000.  Each player will start the round with two lammers which is good for extra chips should they need them.

Chen Takes a Hit Early

Chen was on the button and raised to 38,000, and Hastings made the call.  When the flop came K Q 3 both players checked.

The 2 induced a 55,000 bet from Hastings.  Chen called pretty quickly to see the 8 on the river.  Hastings fired out 225,000 into Chen.

Chen admitted that he thought Hastings had the best hand, but called anyways.  Chen’s read was right; Hastings turned up K 4 which was good enough to send Chen’s chips his way.

Chen cashed in one of his lammers to load up on more chips.

Parker With an Early Double

Brock Parker and Jason Mo are at it.

Mo has already cashed one rebuy while Parker has his safely behind his stack. That stack has been at risk a few times though.

There was a pre-flop battle that ended with Parker going all in for about 300,000.

Mo called and showed A 10 to Parker's Q Q.

The board ran 7 3 3 10 6 and Parker doubled up. Mo was left with about 1.3 million after the hand while Parker was up to 600,000.

We'll follow Mo and Parker as they battle each other for a chance to go heads-up for a bracelet.

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06/07/2012 (3 years ago)

$10k Heads-Up: Day 3 Preview

Over the last two days a total of 152 of the best poker players in the world have faced off in one-on-one heads-up matches.

Today it’s Day 3 and only four players remain.

Online pro Brian Hastings will face Tommy Chen while Brock Parker will take on Jason Mo. The winners will play each other in the ultimate heads-up match with $371,498 and a WSOP bracelet on the line.

Hastings likely needs no introduction as he’s an instructor with CardRunners and used to crush the high stakes games on Full Tilt. He’s perhaps best known for destroying Isildur1 in a single session for $4.2 million.

Brock “t soprano” Parker is a beast at the WSOP and won two bracelets in 2009. Since then he’s made two final tables but the third bracelet remains illusive.

Tommy Chen and Jason Mo aren’t quite as established as Hastings and Parker but they’ve been outstanding in this tournament.

Chen has been particularly good as he upset Eric Froehlich, Antonio Esfandiari and Chris Moore on Day 2 alone.

Action begins at 1 p.m. today.

Here are the final four match-ups:

Brian Hastings vs. Tommy Chen
Brock Parker vs. Jason Mo

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Event Information

Event Name
Event 12 - $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em
Rio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
Final Day
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Event Winner

Player Prize Money
1 Brian Hastings $371,498
2 Jason Mo $229,722
3 Brock Parker $130,606
4 Tommy Chen $130,606
5 Chris Moore $56,380

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