We are down to just four players in the $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship event, and today is the day where we're going to crown a new champion! Play will resume at 1:00 PM local time with two semi-finals to be played. To read and listen up on some heads up poker strategy you can take a look at this interview Kristy Arnett did with Jason Koon.
Let's take a look at the final four players who are gunning for that gold bracelet and a $371,498 first place prize.
The first player to make the semi-finals was Jason Mo. After beating Andrew Robl in the round of eight he is now facing a true World Series of Poker champion in two-time bracelet winner Brock Parker. Mo's biggest result in live tournament poker came in the 2010 World Series of Poker Circuit event in St. Louis when he finished second for $122,502. Today's result will mark Mo's third WSOP cash after finishing in the money twice during last year's WSOP.
Brock Parker will be facing Jason Mo after he beat Michael Drummond in the quarter finals. Parker is no stranger to big results as he won two WSOP bracelets in 2009. Parker won the $2,500 Limit Hold'em Six Handed event for $223,697 and just days later he won the $2,500 No Limit Hold'em Six Handed event for a grand total of $552,745. With cashing this event Parker will eclipse the two million mark in live tournament earnings. Parker is also one of the online legends playing under the handle "t soprano".
In the second semi final match up there we will see Tommy Chen and Brian Hastings clash. Making the semi final in this tournament marks Chen's biggest tournament result as his previous biggest cash was a third place finish in the 2011 Seven Card Razz tournament banking $83,895. Chen has five WSOP cahses behind his name and this could be his second final table.
Brian Hastings is probably the most known player left in the field. When looking at his live results you might not be as impressed, but Hastings is mostly known as an online cash game player. Last year in August Hastings did win his first big live tournament when he won the World Poker Tour Regional event in Hollywood taking down the $213,877 first place prize. This doesn't compare to his online results as he has won millions of dollars playing high stakes cash games. He is most famous for crushing none other than Viktor 'Isilidur1' Blom winning $4.18 million in a single session. Hastings has to be the favorite today as heads up is his bread and butter.
Make sure to follow all the action on PokerNews.com as we bring you the semi and final table of this tournament. The final is scheduled to start at 4:00 PM local time.