Event 5: Stabinski Coolered; Vu Wins Another

$1,100 Six Max No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 22: Blinds 6,000/12,000/2,000 ante

After the long 12-hour grind yesterday, it took just 16 minutes to settle the matter today. Despite the near equal stacks, Angel Vu grabbed a big lead against Daren Stabinski just as the new blind levels kicked in.

The critical hand saw Stabinki raise to 25,000 from the button and Vu came along to the AdJs5d flop. They both checked the flop and Vu bet 25,000 after the 3s turn. Stabinski called the bet to see the As river.

Vu bet out 75,000 and Stabinski pulled the raised to 200,000 total. She took her time to consider her options before calling the bet. Stabinskin rolled over 8s6s for the flush but Vu was just a little better with Ts9s.

The hand pushed Vu into a commanding lead and Stabinski took a shot a few minutes later with As2h and Vu called with Ah5h.

The hand ended quickly when the dealer slid out the Th9h7h flop to lock the tournament up.

It was a great run for Stabinski after battling back from a short-stack at the final table to take the lead at several points late. It took a heads-up cooler to knock him down.

This is the second tournament victory for Vu and she managed today’s victory with just one entry into the tournament.

Daren Stabinski (Miami, FL)
Daren Stabinski (Miami, FL)
Angel Vu (South Daytona, FL)
Angel Vu (South Daytona, FL)