Event 28: Heads-Up Play Begins Between Mike Graffeo and Daniel Swartz

$1,100 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 251

Daniel Swartz
Daniel Swartz

In the first hand of heads-up play, Daniel Swartz min-raised from the small blind to 80,000, Mike Graffeo reraised from the big blind to 225,000, and Swartz four-bet it to 650,000.

Graffeo folded, and Swartz took the pot.

Daniel Swartz  –  2,260,000  (57 bb)
Mike Graffeo  –  2,760,000  (69 bb)

A couple minutes later, after a flop of Qc7s5c, both players checked. The turn card paired the board with the 5d, Swartz bet 150,000, and Graffeo called.

The river card was the Kd, Swartz checked, Graffeo bet 300,000, and Swartz thought for a while before he called. Graffeo showed AhKh for a rivered two pair (kings and fives), and Swartz showed one card — the Qd — for a lower two pair. Graffeo won the pot.

Mike Graffeo  –  3,320,000  (83 bb)
Daniel Swartz  –  1,700,000  (43 bb)

Here are the payouts they’re playing for:

1st:  $55,285 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd:  $39,100