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

Negreanu vs. Chen Update

123md • Level 4: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante
Negreanu vs. Chen

Tommy Chen raised to 20,000 on the button and Daniel Negreanu called from the big blind.

They checked to the turn of a {9-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{6-Clubs} board where Negreanu bet 15,000. Chen raised to 42,000, Negreanu called and the {Q-Clubs} river was checked by both. Negreanu tabled {A-Hearts}{5-Spades} for a straight, but Chen collected the pot with {4-Spades}{2-Clubs} for a flush.

Shortly thereafter Negreanu shoved on the button for 160,000 and Chen called with {A-Hearts}{4-Hearts}. Negreanu led with {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}, but the flop fell {10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{2-Hearts} to give Chen the nut-flush draw. Fortunately for Negreanu, the {2-Spades} turn and {Q-Spades} river gave him the crucial double-up.

The following hand, Chen raised to 23,000 on the button and Negreanu shoved for 320,000. Chen folded, but not without some choice words for Negreanu.

"Pretty pro," said Chen.

"What? Just shipping? replied Negreanu.

After a few moments of silence Negreanu added, "I didn't know what to do with the hand. Just ride the rush."

Player Chips Progress
Tommy Chen us
Tommy Chen
us 610,000 -164,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 350,000 164,000

Tags: Daniel NegreanuTommy Chen