Event 16: McNeil Takes Another

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em Shootout
Level 13: 8,000/16,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 70

Michael McNeil raised to 41,000 on the button and Michael Aron called out of the big blind.

Both players checked a flop of Qd4h2c and the Ts came on the turn. Aron checked and McNeil bet 38,000. Aron called.

The river was the 5s and both players checked. Aron showed KxJx, but McNeil rivered him and won the pot with Ks5d.

Michael McNeil – 655,000 (40 bb)
Michael Aron – 345,000 (21 bb)

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$1,650 No Limit Hold'em Heads-Up Bracket
$1,650 No Limit Hold’em Heads-Up Bracket

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Event 16: Michael McNeil Takes One With Bottom Pair

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em Shootout
Level 12: 6,000/12,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 70

Michael Aron limped in on the button and Michael McNeil checked his option in the big blind. The flop was Ah9d6d and McNeil checked.

Aron bet 12,000 and McNeil called. The rest of the hand was checked down as the board was completed with the As and the 5c.

McNeil showed 6h3h and Aron mucked his hand. McNeil dragged the pot and keeps his chip lead over Aron. Most of the pots have been kept on the smaller side of things this level.

Michael McNeil – 670,000 (55 bb)
Michael Aron – 330,000 (27 bb)

Event 16: Nick Palma Eliminated in 3rd Place ($8,148)

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em Shootout
Level 11: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 70

Nick Palma
Nick Palma

Nick Palma lost a sizable pot to Michael McNeil with top pair against top two pair and then was left with about 130,000.

The next hand, he moved all in from the small blind for his last 130,000 and Michael Aron called from the big blind. Aron showed KdKs and had Palma’s KcJh in bad shape.

There wasn’t much of a sweat as the board ran out 8h4c3cQdJs and Palma hit the rail in third place, leaving Aron heads-up with Michael McNeil for the title.

Michael Aron – 330,000 (33 bb)
Nick Palma – Eliminated 

Event 16: Michael Aron Doubles Through Michael McNeil Again

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em Shootout
Level 11: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 70

Michael Aron moved all in for 69,000 out of the small blind and Michael McNeil called out of the big blind.

McNeil had Aron dominated with his KhQs against Aron’s Ks4d.

The board ran out Th9s7h8d4h and Aron rivered a three-outer to stay alive.

“Can somebody document how bad I’m running,” said McNeil. “That’s four in a row.”

Michael Aron – 140,000 (14 bb)
Michael McNeil – 585,000 (58 bb)