PKR Heads Up Grand Slam under way

PKR Heads Up Grand Slam under way

Friday, 9 October 2009

He says that no one can match him when it comes to heads up no limit hold’em but Luke ‘_Fullflush_’ Schwartz needed a big stroke of luck in his first round match of the PKR Heads Up Grand Slam yesterday.

After a standard raise from Yevgeniy Timoshenko, _Fullflush_ reraised to 1,300, the WCOOP Main Event champion reraised to 2,600 and Schwartz shoved. Timoshenko called instantly holding pocket kings. Schwartz looked in big trouble holding pocket jacks but a jack on the turn gave him the win. The sandwich loving high stakes pro now goes on to meet Lex Veldhuis in round two.

Other day one winners included Vicky Coren who defeated Peter Eastgate, John Duthie who beat Tom 'durrrr' Dwan and James Sudworth who beat Phil Laak.

Had durrrr beaten Duthie then he would have continued into an anticipated Round 2 match-up against Luke '_Fullflush_ ' Schwartz. Instead, topping the bill in today’s second draw is an old school clash between Dave Ulliott and Ian Frazer.

A number of the pre-tournament favourites have already made their exit from the event. Tom Dwan, JC Tran, Annette Obrestad, Neil Channing and Ilari ‘Ziigmund’ Sahamies all hit the rail in round one.

The complete second round draw is as follows:

Tony G vs Sandra Naujoks
Lex Veldhuis vs Luke Schwartz
John Duthie vs David Steicke
Vicky Coren vs Juha Helppi
Ian Frazier vs Dave Ulliot
Alec Torelli vs Antonio Esfandiari
Massimo Mele vs James Sudworth
Brahim Hajji vs Vladmir Geshkenbein

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