Eric Baldwin Defeats Chris Moorman to Win Venetian $400K GTD For $114K11 months ago
The $1,600 Deepstack ExtravaganzaIV at the Venetian in Las Vegas attracted 345 entries who competed for a $498,180 prize pool, with Eric Baldwin claiming victory after besting Chris Moorman in a heads-up battle.
The Wisconsin native earned $114,585 for his winning performance, adding to his career cashes total that now stands at over $5.5 million. Moorman, who is poker's winningest online tournament player, took home $70,742 for finishing runner-up.
Always gracious in defeat, Moorman sent out a congratulatory tweet to Baldwin, at the same time letting his fans know that Planet Hollywood would be his next stop.
Higher Flush in Key Hand
Heads-up action began after an exciting hand that saw the board reading an A-3-2-5-4 wheel that included the suit of hearts every other card. Third place finisher Veneriando Villarino held the 6-7 in diamonds, but his straight on the river was no match for the flushes of both Baldwin and Moorman.
Baldwin's K-8 was the better flush over Moorman's 10-6, sending Villarino to the cashier cage to collect $51,313 and giving Baldwin a chip advantage of 5,750,000 to 1,150,000. Baldwin managed to whittle down Moorman's stack before delivering the KO that would end the contest.
The final hand saw Baldwin again holding K-8, but not suited this time around. He commenced to shove all-in, putting Moorman and his 600K in chips to the test.
Pocket threes had Moorman ahead pre-flop for his tournament life. But an eight on the flop ended his hopes of doubling up when Baldwin rode to victory with a higher pair.
$1,600 NLHE Venetian Deepstack Extravaganza IV - Final Table Results
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