Event 16: Heads-Up Gap Narrows

$1,100 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-out)
Level 27: 15,000/30,000/5,000 Ante

Ricardo Alvarado vs Nacho Barbero
Ricardo Alvarado (left) heads-up against Nacho Barbero for this SHRPO trophy

The first 20 minutes of Level 27 were relatively light with action. Then, with the board showing Ad9d7d3s on the turn, Nacho Barbero bet 69,000, and Ricardo Alvarado called.

The river card was the 4c, Barbero bet 204,000, and Alvarado tanked for a while before he called. Barbero showed 9h8c for a pair of nines, but Alvarado turned over Kc9s for a pair of nines with a higher kicker to win the pot.

Ricardo Alvarado  –  1,215,000  (41 bb)
Nacho Barbero  –  1,415,000  (47 bb)

That evened up the chip counts a bit as they continue to play for the title, the trophy, the custom-framed winner’s photo, and a first prize of $50,497.

1st:  $50,497
2nd:  $34,164