WSOP Event #12: Brian Hastings Is Heads-Up Champion

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2012. June 08.
Day 3 of Event #12 $10,000 NLHE Heads-Up in the World Series of Poker 2012 featured the semi-finals and the finale of the tournament with <strong>Tommy Chen</strong> against <strong>Brian Hastings</strong> and <strong>Jason Mo</strong> against <strong>Brock Parker</strong>.
Players started the semi-finals of WSOP 2012 Event #12 $10,000 NLHE Heads-Up with 640,000 in chips plus two add-ons for stacks of a total of 1,920,000 each.

Tommy Chen
Tommy Chen

On Level 72 (12,000/24,000), Chen already asked for his second add-on, busting out with {#}J {#}T against Hastings’ {#}T {#}T but he managed to come back, starting the next level with a slight edge. Hastings, however, succeeded in grabbing the lead once again and, eventually, they shoved on Level 76 (40,000/80,000) preflop:

Brian Hastings: {#}K {#}T
Tommy Chen: {#}8 {#}8

Board: {#}2 {#}Q {#}5 {#}T {#}Q

Hastings made it to the final table with a pair of tens.

Brock Parker
Brock Parker

Meanwhile, Parker acquired a lead with 1,650,000 with both his add-ons still available, when Mo had 1,000,000 left and no add-ons. He managed to come back nevertheless, forcing Parker to use his add-ons but even those could not help him. The final hand occurred almost at the same time as on the other table, the players shoving on the {#}K {#}9 {#}Q board:

Brock Parker: {#}Q {#}8
Jason Mo: {#}K {#}4

Turn: {#}3
River: {#}T

Jason Mo
Jason Mo

With a top pair, Mo was in the finale, too. Hastings seemed unstoppable, though; he developed an edge over the first couple of hands and dominated the match all along. Mo could double up once but the finale as over on Level 81 (40,000/80,000) with two consecutive hands nevertheless.

Jason Mo: {#}A {#}3
Brian Hastings: {#}A {#}7

Board: {#}2 {#}K {#}T {#}7 {#}5

Mo was left with 430,000 in chips and he shoved it on Hastings’ preflop raise in the next hand:

Brian Hastings: {#}A {#}4
Jason Mo: {#}Q {#}9

Board: {#}A {#}8 {#}J {#}Q {#}7

Brian Hastings
Brian Hastings

Hastings won the heads-up championship and the $371,498 first prize with a top pair.

WSOP 2012 Event #12 Winnings

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