The blind levels had reduced to 30 minutes heads up as per the published event rules, and during the 3rd level of heads up play, […]
We’re on a short break here as the TDs are racing off the T5,000 chips. Sheraz has regained the lead in this heads-up battle, as he has chipped up to 6,600,000, while Lu has dropped to 4,475,000.
Play resumes in level 32 momentarily, where the blinds will be 75,000 / 150,000.
Two big hands have recently developed here on this final table, and one nearly cancelled the other in terms of chip displacements.
On the first hand, Lu fired a river-bet of 710,000 into a 1,000,000 pot when she made a flush with , and Sheraz called with for a full house on a board.
On the next hand, she 4bet shoved for 2,400,000 preflop with , and doubled up versus the of Sheraz on a board.
She won a few more pots and is now only 75,000 behind in chips, not even a full big blind!
Event 15 in the Playground Poker Spring Classic presented by partypoker.net was a $200 + $20 No Limit Hold’em 8-Max Event. The tournament began on May 5th, 2015 at 7:30pm, and was a one-day event. There were a total of 146 players in the tournament, adding up to a total prize pool of $28,324.00. This was distributed according to the following table.
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Rank [attr sort=asc],First Name,Last Name,Prize
Play has been quite slow here in the heads-up confrontation between Lu Zhang and Sheraz Nasir, but after Sheraz took the early lead, Lu put her game face on and grinded it back to nearly even. She now holds 5,315,000 chips, just a little behind the 5,770,000 Sheraz, but with the blinds at 50,000 / 100,000, it’s very much anyone’s game.
Heads-up play is on a short break here at the partypoker.net WPT Canadian Spring Championship, and Sheraz Nasir has taken the lead, chipping up to 6,570,000, while Lu has dropped to 4,515,000.
Play will resume in a few minutes at level 29, where the blinds will be 40,000 / 80,000. Both players agreed to forgo the antes during this heads-up.
After only 4 hours of play at the official 6-handed final table, play in the partypoker.net WPT Canadian Spring Championship has reached just 2 players remaining – Heads up!
The two players who have survived to this point are also the two players who have been the most active during this final table: Sheraz Nasir and Lu Zhang. Sheraz starts this phase of the tournament with 5.825M while Lu is just a shade behind with 5.260M in chips.
There’s still a lot to play for, as first place takes home $237,390.00 plus the Championship Belt, the winner’s name on the WPT Champion’s Cup, and the bonus entry in the WPT World Championship! Second place, on the other hand, takes home $166,402.00
The players are on a short break while tournament and WPT staff prepare for heads up play.
Good luck to both of the players!
Levi Stevens has been grinding a short stack for a few orbits now, and we’ve seen him pull the trigger a number of times so far, most of which were uncalled. On this last hand, he moved in from the button for 505,000, and found a call from Lu Zhang in the big blind.
The window cards put Levi in heaps of trouble, as it paired Lu’s kicker. With showing on the table, Levi shook his opponents hands and made his exit in 3rd place, collecting a 6-figure payday.
3rd place: Levi Stevens – $106,820
Below are the updated chip counts shortly after the start of level 28:
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Levi Stevens,Seat 2,”1,015,000″
Sheraz Nasir,Seat 5,”6,085,000″
Lu Zhang,Seat 6,”3,985,000″
In a battle of the blinds, we saw Levi Stevens all-in and at risk versus Sheraz Nasir.
Levi paired an ace on the board to win a pot of roughly 1,400,000, keeping this final table at 3 players.
Gary Lucci opened to 125,000 from the button, Sheraz got out of the way in the small blind, and Lu Zhang pushed all-in from the big blind. Gary made a quick call with his 1,105,000 stack, and was flipping for his tournament life.
Lu caught the window card, and went on to win the hand on a board of to bring us down to 3 players.
4th place: Gary Lucci – $79,130