Event 1: Salmon Slowly Builds Big Lead

$350 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack (Re-Entry)
Level 39: 500,000/1,000,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 2,692
Average Stack: 26,920,000 (27 big blinds)

2016 Showdown Heads up-3

It can happen when the big blind in a heads up match is 1 million, James Salmon has built himself another big chip lead without a significant hand.

Limped pots have 1.7 million in the middle before the flop comes out and Salmon has most of the pots in the last 30 minutes.

James Salmon – 38,000,000 (38 bb)
Vitor Coelho – 16,000,000 (16 bb)

Event 1: Coelho Pulls Ahead

$350 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack (Re-Entry)
Level 38: 400,000/800,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 2,692
Average Stack: 26,920,000 (45 big blinds)

Things have been trending Vitor Coelho’s way since his double up early in the heads up match and he pulled a big pot to put him in the lead.

They were mixed up in a 6 million chip pot with the board reading Kc6s4hJh8s and Salmon put out a 3 million bet. Coelho quickly raised to 7 million to get a fold from Salmon.

Seat 5: James Salmon – 24,000,000 (40 bb)
Seat 6: Vitor Coelho – 30,000,000 (50 bb)

Event 1: Coelho Doubles

$350 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack (Re-Entry)
Level 38: 400,000/800,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 2,692
Average Stack: 26,920,000 (45 big blinds)

2016 Showdown Heads up

It looked like a pretty tame pot but turned into a big one for Vitor Coelho. James Salmon bet out 2 million with the board reading Td9h4d4h and Coelho called then checked before the 9s hit the river.

Salmon announced all-in and Coelho instantly called. He snapped over Tc4s to get a muck double from Salmon.

James Salmon – 34,500,000 (58 bb)
Vitor Coelho – 19,500,000 (33 bb)