Rudolph Doubles to Reset Heads Up

A huge sweat for Christian Rudolph just now as he got his last 106 million chips in the middle preflop with [adth] vs. the [khqd] of button Anton Suarez, who limp-shoved on his opponent's three-bet.  The flop was all over Suarez: [jh9h3h].  Two bricks followed, however, the [jc3s], and Rudolph

Suarez Up to Maximum Lead So Far in the Heads Up

Both players flopped top pair as [qh7d2d] came down while Anton Suarez on the button held [qc8d] and big blind Christian Rudolph held [qsts].  Rudolph led the flop for 13,000,000, called by Suarez.  He checked the [js] turn, and called when Suarez bet [40,000,000].  On the [qd] river - a

Heads Up Play on Fast Forward

It's almost impossible to keep up with the speed of play - we've never seen a heads up with a $1,000,000 first prize play out as if everyone was out of timebank cards and the shot clock was five seconds. An overview of recent exchanges: Christian Rudolph got 20,000,000 worth of value

Suarez Pulls Away

Christian Rudolph took his turn raising his button with [kh2s] to 10,000,000, called by big blind Anton Suarez with [qcth]. Suarez hit top pair on the [jd9cqd] flop and proceeded to check the streets down.  Rudolph fired 12,000,000 on the flop, and another 38,000,000 on the [3h] turn.  He gave

Pace of Play Extraordinarily Quick

The big blind ante has been done away with heads up.  So far there have been no huge pots, mainly a trade of small raises which take the chips either preflop or on the flop.  That's not to say there's no action - Anton Suarez is acting within seconds at

James Romero Busts in 3rd Place ($420,000)

Another heads up small blind vs. big blind limp-check started what was to be James Romero's final hand.  Anton Suarez completed with [2c2s] and Romero checked his [kdjd].  The flop came down [qd2hkc] and Suarez led his set for 3,000,000, flat calling when Romero raised to 10,000,000.  Suarez went into

Suarez Fights Back

A limp-checked pot between small blind Anton Suarez and big blind James Romero has re-plumped the former's stack.  Both players checked a [kh4c3h] flop, Suarez with [7h3d], Romero with [qh7c].  The turn paired Suarez's other hole card: [7s].  He bet out 7,500,000, called by Romero.  On the [2h] river, Suarez

Rudolph Makes Inroads into Suarez’s Stack

The chip lead has changed hands after a big pot between button Anton Suarez and big blind Christian Rudolph.  Suarez raised to 7,000,000 with [qhqd]; Rudolph defended with [9c6c].  Rudolph check-raised the [8s7h2h] flop - 7,500,000 to 23,000,000 - with his open-ended straight draw and Suarez made the call. The turn