The heads-up H.O.R.S.E. battle between Phil Hui and Lazaro Rodriguez started with a swing in Rodriguez’s favor. The action started at the beginning of Level 23, with blinds at 25,000-50,000.
During a round of Omaha-8, Rodriguez took a more than 2-to-1 chip lead.
Lazaro Rodriguez – 935,000 (19 BB)
Phil Hui – 350,000 (7 BB)
Hui battled back to narrow the gap after that, but was still behind Rodriguez.
After the blinds increased to 30,000-60,000, they battled to showdown in a hand of Stud Hi-Lo.
Lazaro Rodriguez: () ()
Phil Hui: () ()
3rd Street: Both players put in 30,000 each.
4th Street: Rodriguez bet 30,000, and Hui called.
5th Street: Rodriguez bet 60,000, and Hui called.
6th Street: Rodriguez bet 60,000, and Hui called.
7th Street: Both players checked.
Lazaro Rodriguez: ()
Phil Hui: ()
Neither player had a qualifying low. Hui showed two pair, sixes and deuces, with no qualifying low, but Rodriguez turned over a higher two pair, nines and fives, to win the pot and knock Hui down to just two big bets.
Lazaro Rodriguez – 1,170,000 (20 BB)
Phil Hui – 116,000 (2 BB)
Here are the remaining payouts at stake:
1st: $14,460 + SHRPO trophy