Day 2: Three More Rounds Completed, Final Four Remain
Day 2 of Event #15: $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship began with 32 players, 16 of whom would not make the money. Payouts started after the first round of the day at $26,711. Those who busted in the Sweet Sixteen, taking home $24,881, included Moritz Dietrich, Jason Les, Taylor Paur, Russell Thomas, Dario Sammartino, Dan Smith, Joe McKeehen and Chris Moore.
The quarterfinals ended with just four players moving on while the other four — Ryan Fee, Jack Duong, Olivier Busquet and Ryan Hughes — were eliminated but took home $56,909 for their efforts.
John Smith has advanced to the final four and is no stranger to this stage of the game; he finished second to Alan Percal in the 2016 $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship.
The Final Four bracket is below and play will be staggered as all matches will be held on the main stage in Brasilia until we have a champion.
The first match of John Smith vs. Ryan Riess will begin at 3 p.m. The second match between Charlie Carrel and Adrian Mateos will begin immediately after, and the winner of each of those matches will play heads up in the last round for $324,470 and a gold bracelet.
Here is each player's path to the Final Four:
|Round||John Smith||Ryan Riess||Adrian Mateos||Charlie Carrel|
|Round of 128||Osman Ihlamur||Goran Mandic||Daniel Negreanu||Timothy Adams|
|Round of 64||Dietrich Fast||Dimitar Danchev||Ian O'Hara||Stephen Chidwick|
|Round of 32||Chance Kornuth||Kane Kalas||Eric Wasserson||Jason McConnon|
|Round of 16||Russell Thomas||Dan Smith||Taylor Paur||Chris Moore|
|Round of 8||Jack Duong||Olivier Busquet||Ryan Hughes||Ryan Fee|
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