Most of the other players would’ve been rooting for Jonathan Duhamel in this heads-up battle, but it’s Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates who’s prevailed and taken down the maximum 16 points (and $32,000) on offer.
The key hand in heads-up play came when Duhamel raised with king-eight and then called Jungleman’s three-bet, the latter had them aces. On the queen high flop Jungelman c-bet, Duhamel raised all-in, Jungleman snap called and his hand held up.
That left Duhamel with just 62,000 and although he got it all the way back up over 300,000 he couldn’t get a serious foot hold in the match and Jungleman took the victory.
Group A Heat 2 result:
1st. Jungelman (16 points)
2nd. Jonathan Duhamel (11 points)
3rd. Daniel Negreanu (8 points)
4th. Phil Hellmuth (6 points)
5th. Scott Seiver (4 points)
6th. Marvin Rettenmaier (3 points)
7th. Sam Trickett (2 points)
8th. Antonio Esfandiari (bagel)
Group A overall standings
Remember the top three qualify for the final automatically, whilst fourth and fifth will play-off in a heads-up match against fifth and fourth respectively in Group B. Each point they earn in the group stages equates to 10,000 chips at the final table.
1st. Jonathan Duhamel – 27 points
2nd. Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates – 18 points
3rd. Daniel Negreanu – 14 points
4th. Sam Trickett – 13 points
5th. Marvin Rettenmaier – 11 points
6th. Phil Hellmuth – 10 points
7th. Scott Seiver – 4 points
8th. Antonio Esfandiari – 3 points
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