Can Kim Hua called on the button, and Calen McNeil checked his option. The flop came , and McNeil check called a bet. The turn brought the , and both players checked. The river brought the , and McNeil checked again. Hua fired out again, and McNeil made the call.
Hua rolled over for anothe full house, and McNeil showed his frustration again, flashing before he mucked his hand.
Can Kim Hua raised it up on the button, and McNeil called. The board ran down , and on every street, McNeil would check, and Hua would instantly bet. McNeil called on the flop, and the turn, but on the river, McNeil tank folded.
After that pot, Hua has the slight chip lead, with 2.325 million to 2.245 million.
Calen McNeil called on the button, and Can Kim Hua checked his option. Both players checked the , and the turn brought the . Hua check called a bet from McNeil, and the river was the . Hua checked, and McNeil fired out again. This time, Hua raised it up, and McNeil made the call. Hua tabled for a rivered full house, and McNeil spiked his cards down on the table in frustration as Hua took anouther pot.
Calen McNeil raised it up, and Can Kim Hua made the call. The flop came , and Hua check called a bet from McNeil. The turn brought the , and McNeil fired again after Hua checked. This time, Hua raised, for almost all of his chips, and McNeil went into the tank. After about a minute of thinking, McNeil gave his hand up.
After both players traded the first few small pots, McNeil won the first hand with a showdown. Can Kim Hua called from the button, and Calen McNeil checked his option. The flop came , and both players checked. The turn brought the , and McNeil fired out. Hua called, and thje rive was the . This time, McNeil check called a bet, and Hua said "you're good." McNeil showed for ace-king high, and it was good enough to put a dent in Hua's short stack.
Yesterday, 22 players returned with hopes of winning Event #20, and after 9 levels of play, it was down to two players: Can Kim Hua and Calen McNeil. The two battled for over an hour, with the players exchanging scooped pots, and the lead. By the end of the 10th level, the players had the option to play one more level, or come back today and finish it out. McNeil wanted to press on, but Hua was done for the night.
McNeil will come into today with a huge chip lead thanks to a monster pot that he dragged on the last hand of last night. Hua attempted to bluff raise the river, but that card had given McNeil trips, and he made the call. With the blinds starting at 50,000-100,000, and the betting limits being 100,000-200,000, we expect this to be a short heads up battle. Here's how the stacks look coming into today.
Calen McNeil: 3,470,000
Can Kim Hua: 1,100,000
The two players are scheduled to continue play at 1 PM, and we will be here to give you all the updates on how it goes! Until we get started, check out Lynn Gilmartin's recap to get caught up on all the other action from the Rio yesterday!