It appeared for a while on Saturday that there might be two brothers (Di and Hac Dang) in the semi-finals of the $25k Heads-Up PLO tournament on Full Tilt Poker. However, Patrik Antonius came from behind to eliminate Hac "trex313" Dang in the quarterfinals, eliminating the possibility of a brother vs brother semifinal.
The semi-finals of the event, which will begin on Sunday, will feature these two match-ups:
slaktarn vs Ugadabugada
Patrik Antonius vs Di "Urindanger" Dang
All four players are guaranteed at least $168,000 for making it to the semi-finals. The winner will receive $560,000, while the runner-up will receive $320,000.
64 players took part in this event. Similar to the $25k Heads-Up No Limit Hold'em tournament that took place a few months ago, many of the biggest names were eliminated in the first round. David Benyamine, Phil Ivey and Tom "durrrr" Dwan all were knocked out in the first round of the PLO event.
Played who were eliminated in the second round included: Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond, Scott Fischman and Dario Alioto.
Players who were eliminated in the third round included Tony G, Brian Hastings and Ben "Milkybarkid" Grundy.
All of the players who made it to the quarterfinals were guaranteed at least $96,000. Erich Kollmann, "SteveSung", David Benefield and Hac "trex313" Dang were all eliminated in the quarterfinals, taking home $96k for their efforts.
The final hand on Saturday came when Patrik Antonius flopped a set of Aces against "trex313". The flop read A-3-5 with two clubs. Antonius held A-7-2-A, and "trex313" held 7-J-3-4. Antonius bet out 3,600, and "trex313" called for his last 2,250 (Antonius held a 7,950 to 4,050 chip advantage before the hand, with the blinds at 100/200). "trex313" would need a two, six or running threes to win the hand. The turn brought the three of hearts, giving Antonius a full house and taking away all of the straight possibilities for "trex313". "trex313" had one out - the three of diamonds. The river brought the five of clubs, and Antonius moved on to the next round.
Play will resume on Sunday at 16:00 ET.
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