Eric Baldwin Defeats Chris Moorman to Win Venetian $400K GTD For $114K

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Eric Baldwin Defeats Chris Moorman to Win Venetian $400K GTD For $114K
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19 Nov

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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

1Eric Baldwin
$114,585
2Chris Moorman
$70,742
3Veneriando Villarino
$51,313
4Justin Chock
$37,862
5Travis To
$28,396
6Valentin Vornicu
$21,920
7Jason Gooch
$16,938
8Eric Blair
$13,451
9Tim Chang
$10,412

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Charles is a Chicago native and long time poker player who dusted off his journalism degree and began writing about poker following the events of Black Friday in 2011. He has written for a number of leading poker websites, offering his insights and expertise on subjects ranging from online poker leg...Read more

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