Event 19: Lazaro Rodriguez Takes a 10-to-1 Lead Over Phil Hui

$600 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  30,000/60,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  2 of 86

Lazaro Rodriguez
Lazaro Rodriguez

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:  (XxXx)  5cAh5d9s  (Xx)
Phil Hui:  (XxXx)  Js2c2dQd  (Xx)

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:  (9c8h2h)  5cAh5d9s
Phil Hui:  (8d6s6c)  Js2c2dQd

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
2nd:  $8,805