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Event #40: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Event Info

Buy-in $10,000
Players 136

Level Info

Level 4
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 0



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Hands #1-5: Suriano Takes Early Lead

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Hand #1: Sam Stein raised to 75,000 on the button and Davide Suriano defended his big blind.

The flop came down {K-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}, Suriano checked and Stein continued for 75,000. Suriano check-raised to 175,000, resulting in a fold Stein.

Hand #2: Davide Suriano limped the button, Sam Stein checked his option and the flop fell {4-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{2-Spades}. Stein check-called 30,000 from Suriano to see the {J-Clubs} turn. Stein checked to Suriano again who bet 175,000. Stein folded, giving Suriano the pot.

Hand #3: Sam Stein raised to 75,000 on the button and took down the pot.

Hand #4: Davide Suriano raised to 75,000 on the button, Sam Stein called from the big blind and the flop fell {3-Clubs}{K-Spades}{10-Spades}. Stein check-folded to a bet of 75,000 from Suriano.

Hand #5: Sam Stein raised to 75,000 on the button and Davide Suriano three-bet to 250,000 from the big blind. Stein folded and Suriano collected the pot.

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Sam Stein vs. Davide Suriano For the Bracelet!

Sam Stein seeks bracelet #2
Sam Stein seeks bracelet #2

Welcome to Day 3 of PokerNews' coverage of Event #40: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship. After seven rounds of matches, only two players remain from the starting field of 136 entrants. What's on the line? A coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Each player is guaranteed $207,347 as of now, but going along with a bracelet is a first-place prize of $335,553.

Both Sam Stein and Davide Suriano beat stiff competition to reach the championship match. Here is a look at their respective roads to get here:

RoundSam SteinDavide Suriano
Round of 128David SchnettlerScott Seiver
Round of 64Bryn KenneyDan Cates
Round of 32Sam TrickettShane Moran
Round of 16Max SilverSerkan Kurnaz
Round of 8Scott BaumsteinAnkush Mandavia
Round of 4Scott DaviesDaniel Colman

For Stein, it's a chance to capture his second bracelet. His first came in 2011, winning a $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event. Meanwhile, this marks Suriano's fourth-career WSOP cash and first above four figures. Suriano is set to blow that number out of the water with today's result.

Play is scheduled to begin at noon, so be sure to keep it locked here at PokerNews as we provide hand-for-hand coverage of the championship match!

Event #40: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship
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