|Buy-In:||$4,850 + $150|
Just a few hands into the heads-up match Isaac Baron raised 30,000 on the button and Michael Benvenuti reraised all in for 399,000. Baron made the call and Benvenuti turned over A9. Baron flipped over A7 and he needed a seven to win the tournament. The board obliged when it was dealt Q7410K, and Baron was the champion of the 2009 Caesars Palace Classic. Benvenuti was awarded $129,562 in prize money for his runner-up finish and Baron took home the top prize of $246,928. He was also awarded the championship trophy and championship watch.
The final two players have returned, the trophy, championship watch, and prize money is on the table, and heads-up play has begun. Isaac Baron holds 3.6 million and Michael Benvenuti holds 560,000. The blinds are 12,000-24,000 with a 3,000 ante.
Michael Benvenuti — 595,000
Isaac Baron — 3,280,000
Isaac Baron raised on the button to 54,000 and Glen Chorny moved all in for about 250,000 in the big blind.
Baron instantly called with AK and Chorny showed down a dominated A9.
The board ran out 842J3 and Chorny was eliminated.
MONSTER HAND BELOW!!!
Isaac Baron raised to 54,000 on the button and Alex Keating called in the big blind. The flop came down QQ4 and Keating checked.
Baron bet 75,000 and Keating check raised to 170,000. Baron made it 270,000 and Keating reraised to 420,000.
The dealer brought in the 270,000 and Baron moved all in for an additional 1,295,000. Keating made the call, having Baron covered by about 15,000 in chips, not even enough for a big blind.
Baron showed AQ and had Keating’s Q9 out kicked. The turn and river fell 3J and Baron took a commanding lead of over 3.2 million in this tournament.
ELIMINATION HAND BELOW!!!
Keating was all in on the very next hand preflop and Glen Chorny made the call. Baron might have called, but he was still stacking up his millions and millions of chips. Keating showed 76 for his final stand and Chorny showed 82. The board was dealt A105104 and Keating was eliminated in fourth place.
Shortly after the break, Glen Chorny was all in holding pocket sixes against the A-10 of Isaac Baron.
The board ran out cleanly for Chorny and he doubled up to 550,000 in chips.
The players have returned from the break to increased blinds of 12,000-24,000 with a 3,000 ante.
The players are on a 10-minute break.
Jimmy Tran got the last of his chips into the middle preflop against Alex Keating and they turned over their cards. Tran held AQ and Keating showed QQ.
The board was dealt J8822 and Tran was eliminated.
Keating is now tied for the chip lead with 1.4 million.
As we were grabbing chip counts, Glen Chorny lost half of his stack to Baron. Chorny was facing an all-in river bet but couldn’t find a call, putting his stack back where it was before the double up.
Michael Benvenuti — 700,000
Alex Keating — 1,050,000
Jimmy Tran — 490,000
Glen Chorny — 435,000
Isaac Baron — 1,400,000
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