Erik Seidel had Annie Duke all in as the underdog as his AK went up against her Q9. The board brought a queen and suddenly, Duke had the massive chip lead.
Down to his last few big blinds, Seidel made his final move with A2 only to run into Duke’s 99. The board fell 87658 and Duke made a straight to earn the victory.
Seidel earns $250,000 for his runner-up finish. Duke takes home $500,000 and the title of 2010 NBC National Heads Up Poker Champion.
Here is a look at the Card Player Bracket Contest final standings. Included is the entrant’s name, score and predicted winner.
Note: Out of nearly 700 entrants, not a single person predicted that Annie Duke would win this tournament.
1. B Mark Rosen — 83 (Erik Seidel)
2. Carrie McBride — 61 (Antonio Esfandiari)
3. James Slusher — 60 (Erik Seidel)
4. Mike Gardner — 59 (Erik Seidel)
5. Richard McGraw — 57 (Erick Lindgren)
T6. Randy Belen — 56 (Allen Cunningham)
T6. Dan Zogman — 56 (Erik Seidel)
8. Tony Ciora — 54 (Erik Seidel)
T9. Charles Lamb — 53 (Chris Moneymaker)
T9. Dan Ross — 53 (Andy Bloch)
Everything that went right for Annie Duke in the first match went wrong for her in the second. Erik Seidel quickly built up a large lead and never let up. It was just a matter of time before Duke was all in.
She decided on K5 and Seidel was priced in with 87. The board gave him a straight when it fell 96459 and Seidel won the match.
We’re going to take a 15 minute break and begin match 3, where the winner will take it all.
Annie Duke quickly started off match 1 in the hole against Erik Seidel, but she stormed back to a big lead thanks to countless value bets and relentless pressure on her opponent.
Seidel was back into a corner and was forced to commit the rest of his stack with 86 on a flop of KJ7.
Duke made the easy call with AK and it held when the turn and river fell JA. Duke now leads 1-0 in the finals. If she wins the next match, she will be the champion.
The finalists are set and ready to begin. Each player will start with 640,000 in chips and the blinds will begin at 3,000-6,000 and increase every 15 minutes.
The first player to win two matches will take down the title and the $500,000 first-place prize. Shuffle up and deal!
The Finals are set! Annie Duke will now face off against Erik Seidel in the Championship match. The runner-up will take home $250,000 and the winner will receive a $500,000 payday.
The action is scheduled to get underway in the next 30 minutes or so. Be sure to keep your browsers locked on CardPlayer.com to see who walks away with the title.
Erik Seidel moved all in on a board reading 10-9-5-7-9 and Scotty Nguyen (pictured left) made the call with K-9 for trips.
Seidel showed 9-7 for a full house and each player’s stack was counted down before it was discovered that Seidel had him covered. Seidel advances to the finals and will take on good friend Annie Duke.
After the blinds had reached the point where both players had just over 10 big blinds, Dennis Phillips (pictured left) made his final push with A8 and Annie Duke made the call with pocket sevens.
The board fell 93264 and Phillips was eliminated. Duke advances to the final match to face the winner between Erik Seidel and Scotty Nguyen.
The Final Four participants are all set and ready to begin. Shuffle up and deal!
The final four is set to begin at 4:00 p.m. PST. Be sure to check back then to see who advances to the finals.
Annie Duke vs. Dennis Phillips
Erik Seidel vs. Scotty Nguyen
Annie Duke had Jerry Yang (pictured right) all in with the best hand three times and yet never closed it out.
Finally, on the last hand, Yang shoved with J3 and Duke called with A8. The board came AJ2109 and Yang was eliminated.
Duke advances to face Dennis Phillips in the Final Four.
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