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Buy-In: $10,000
Prize Pool: $1,522,800
Entrants: 162

Event 16 - $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Heads Up

  • Jun 07, '13 - Jun 09, '13
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 09, 13)

 
 

Mark Radoja Wins Event No. 16 ($10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em)

Level: 6

Blinds: 60,000-120,000

Players Remaining: 1 out of 162

Players Eliminated:

2nd: Don Nguyen – $204,648

Live Updates:

Don Nguyen Has to Fire Last Bullet

Don Nguyen moved all in on the button holding 8Heart Suit5Heart Suit and Mark Radoja called pocket sixes. The board ran out KSpade SuitJSpade Suit2Heart Suit7Club Suit2Spade Suit and Radoja won the hand with two pair. Nguyen had to reach for his final 1.28 million after the hand.

Mark RadojaMark Radoja Wins Event No. 16 ($331,190) — Don Nguyen Eliminated in Second Place ($204,648)

Don Nguyen moved all in preflop on the button and Mark Radoja called. The two final players then revealed their hands for the last time.

Radoja: KSpade Suit9Spade Suit
Nguyen: ADiamond Suit3Club Suit

Board: JClub Suit6Heart Suit5Heart Suit4Diamond SuitKDiamond Suit

Radoja won the hand and the tournament with a pair of kings and Nguyen was eliminated in second place, good for $204,468. Radoja was awarded one of the most coveted gold bracelets of the summer and the top prize worth $331,190.

Be sure to check back with Card Player for all of your final table action, chip counts, and prize payouts for each gold bracelet event.

Player Tags: Mark Radoja,   Don Nguyen
 

Level 4-6 Update: Mark Radoja Crippled by Don Nguyen

Level: 6

Blinds: 60,000-120,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 162

Average Chip Count: 2,430,000

Chip Counts:

Don Nguyen – 6,400,000
Mark Radoja – 1,280,000

Players Eliminated:

None

Live Updates:

Mark Radoja Crippled by Don Nguyen

Mark Radoja raised to 160,000 and Don Nguyen reraised all in. Radoja called all in and they revealed their hands.

Nguyen: KClub Suit6Heart Suit
Radoja: 9Spade Suit9Diamond Suit

Board: QClub Suit6Diamond Suit2Diamond SuitKSpade Suit8Spade Suit

Nguyen won the hand to grow his stack to a massive 6.4 million. Radoja was down to one final bullet and held 1,280,000.

Player Tags: Mark Radoja,   Don Nguyen
 

Level 1-3 Update: Don Nguyen Doubles Up

Level: 3

Blinds: 25,000-50,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 162

Average Chip Count: 2,430,000

Chip Counts:

Don Nguyen – 4,150,000
Mark Radoja – 3,530,000

Players Eliminated:

None

Live Updates:

Don Nguyen Doubles Up Through Mark Radoja

Mark Radoja raised to 80,000 on the button preflop and Don Nguyen reraised all in for 805,000. Radoja called and they flipped over their cards.

Nguyen: ASpade Suit3Diamond Suit
Radoja: ADiamond Suit6Club Suit

Board; KHeart SuitJDiamond Suit7Spade Suit9Spade Suit3Club Suit

Nguyen spiked a three on the river to double up and he held a total of 4.17 million after the hand. Radoja was behind now with 3.51 million.

Player Tags: Mark Radoja,   Don Nguyen
 

Action Resumes, Final Heads-Up Match Now Underway

The final heads-up match of Event No. 16 ($10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em) is now underway, and Card Player will be posting level-by-level updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

Don Nguyen first defeated Ben Sulsky in his semi-finals round to earn a seat in the championship match while Mark Radoja defeated Justin Bonomo to get here. Since this is a heads-up tournament, both players will begin with 3,840,000 each. Play will begin in Level 1 of Round 8 with blinds of 15,000-30,000, and will continue until a winner will be determined.

Here is a look at the final heads-up match:

Don Nguyen — 3,840,000 vs. Mark Radoja — 3,840,000

While only 2 remain, this event attracted 162 players, creating a total prize pool of $1,522,800 and the top 16 players got paid. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $331,190

2nd Place — $204,648

Be sure to check back with Card Player at the conclusion of each level for regular updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

Player Tags: Mark Radoja,   Don Nguyen
 

Level 4-5 Update: Justin Bonomo and Ben Sulsky Both Eliminated in 3rd Place

Level: 5

Blinds: 20,000-40,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 162

Average Chip Count: 2,430,000

Players Eliminated:

3rd: Ben Sulsky – $110,485
3rd: Justin Bonomo – $110,485

Live Updates:

Don Nguyen vs. Ben Sulsky

Ben Sulsky Eliminated in 3rd Place ($110,485)

Don Nguyen raised to 60,000 preflop on the button and Ben Sulsky reraised to 145,000. Nguyen reraised and Sulsky reraised all in for 935,000. Nguyen called and they revealed their hands.

Nguyen: 8Diamond Suit2Diamond Suit
Sulsky: ASpade SuitJClub Suit

Board: KClub Suit9Diamond Suit7Heart SuitJSpade Suit10Heart Suit

Sulsky was eliminated in third place and Nguyen advanced to the final of this heads-up event thanks to a straight on the river.

Justin BonomoJustin Bonomo vs. Mark Radoja

Justin Bonomo Eliminated in 3rd Place ($110,485)

Justin Bonomo raised all in on the button preflop and Mark Radoja called. The two players then tabled their hands.

Radoja: AClub Suit10Diamond Suit
Bonomo: JDiamond Suit7Diamond Suit

Board: ASpade Suit6Heart Suit3Club SuitKDiamond Suit3Spade Suit

Bonomo was eliminated in third place thanks to a pair of aces and Radoja advanced to the final match against Don Nguyen.

Player Tags: Justin Bonomo,   Mark Radoja,   Ben Sulsky,   Don Nguyen
 

Level 1-3 Update: Don Nguyen Doubles Through Ben Sulsky

Level: 3

Blinds: 15,000-30,000

Players Remaining: 4 out of 162

Average Chip Count: 1,920,000

Live Updates:

Don Nguyen vs. Ben Sulsky

Don Nguyen raised to 32,000 on the button and Ben Sulsky reraised enough to put Nguyen all in. Nguyen called and they flipped over their cards.

Nguyen: AHeart Suit10Heart Suit
Sulsky: KSpade Suit6Heart Suit

Board: 10Club Suit7Spade Suit3Heart SuitQDiamond Suit10Spade Suit

Nguyen doubled up on the hand to 2 million and he held a slight lead over Sulsky, who held 1.8 million.

Justin BonomoJustin Bonomo vs. Mark Radoja

Justin Bonomo Takes the Lead

Mark Radoja raised on the button to 40,000 preflop and Justin Bonomo reraised to 120,000. Radoja called and the flop was dealt 8Spade Suit3Diamond Suit2Diamond Suit. Bonomo bet 100,000 and Radoja raised to 215,000. Bonomo reraised to 900,000 and Radoja pondered the all-in call. He eventually released his cards and took a hit down to 1.5 million. He was down to 1,280,000 by the end of Level 3 and Bonomo held the upper hand with 2,560,000.

Player Tags: Justin Bonomo,   Mark Radoja,   Ben Sulsky,   Don Nguyen
 

Semi-Finals Begin on Final Day of Event No. 16 ($10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em)

The semi-finals round of Event No. 16 ($10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em) is now underway, and Card Player will be posting level-by-level updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

Since this is a heads-up tournament, all players will begin with 1,920,000 each. Play will begin in Level 1 with blinds of 8,000-16,000, and the survivors of each round will face off in the final round of heads-up play where a winner will be determined.

Here is a look at the semi-final match ups:

Match 1: Ben Sulsky — 1,920,000 vs. Don Nguyen — 1,920,000

Match 2: Mark Radoja — 1,920,000 vs. Justin Bonomo — 1,920,000

While only 4 remain, this event attracted 162 players, creating a total prize pool of $1,522,800 and the top 16 players got paid. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $331,190

2nd Place — $204,648
3rd Place — $110,485

4th Place — $110,485

Be sure to check back with Card Player at the conclusion of each level for regular updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

 
 
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