Event #2: $25,000 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em
Event #2: $25,000 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em
Diena 3 Beidzies

Selbst vs. Mo for the First Open Bracelet of the Summer

• Līmenis 27: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Vanessa Selbst and Jason Mo
Vanessa Selbst and Jason Mo

After defeating JC Tran and Al Decarolis respectively in the heads-up semifinals of Event #2: $25,000 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em, Jason Mo and Vanessa Selbst are set to face off for $871,148 and the coveted gold bracelet on Friday. Mo will enter the Thunderdome with a near two million-chip advantage, with 5.86 million to Selbst's 3.96 million.

Both Mo and Selbst were the short stacks at the start of the semifinals - Selbst was a near seven-to-one dog - but Mo won a big flip against Tran and Selbst chipped away at Decarolis. In the end, Selbst flopped top pair against Decarolis' ace-king, and he was willing to risk his tournament life with the overcards. Neither the turn nor the river improved his hand, and he was eliminated.

Selbst, who has over $9.6 million in career live tournament earnings, is already a two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, while Mo has never captured WSOP gold. He did finish runner-up to Brian Hastings in the 2012 $10,000 Heads-Up Championship, earning $229,722.

Ironically enough, Mo called Selbst "so bad" on Twitter after she put a bad beat on his friend Ryan Fee earlier in the day:

shady mccoylol Vanessa is so bad, poor fees

Day 3 began with 16 players, and half of the field hit the rail in an hour. Barry Hutter was all in and at risk with two kings against Decarolis, who had a pair and a flush draw on the flop. The turn was a brick, but the river was the {a-Diamonds}, completing Decarolis' flush. Calvin Anderson ran pocket queens into Darren Elias' pocket aces on a paired flop. Nick Schulman lost a race, as did Kevin Song, and Elias was eliminated when Decarolis called a three-bet preflop with nine-deuce suited and turned drip deuces.

Aaron Jones ran ace-queen suited into Tran's ace-king suited, exiting in eighth place. Fee was bounced in seventh when he called a four-bet shove from Selbst with {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} and she rolled over {9-Diamonds}{8-Spades}. Selbst made a pair of nines, and Fee was off to the cage. Robert Tepper exited in sixth place, and then the final five players battled it out together for 78 hands. Finally, Matt Giannetti open-shoved with {a-Hearts}{5-Hearts}, and Decarolis looked him up with {a-Clubs}{10-Hearts}. The dominant hand held up, and Giannetti hit the rail.

Selbst and Mo will return on Friday at 2 p.m. PDT to battle it out for the gold bracelet. Be sure to check back then for hand-for-hand updates straight from the final table right here on PokerNews!

Etiķetes: Jason MoVanessa Selbst

Al Decarolis Eliminated in 3rd Place ($290,622)

• Līmenis 27: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Al Decarolis - 3rd Place
Al Decarolis - 3rd Place

Hand #124

Al Decarolis raised to 250,000 on the button, Vanessa Selbst defended her big blind, and the flop fell {4-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{7-Hearts}. Selbst checked, Decarolis bet 275,000, Selbst moved all in for effectively 920,000 or so, and Decarolis called.

Decarolis: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
Selbst: {9-Hearts}{8-Hearts}

Selbst flopped top pair, and remained ahead as the turn and river bricked {j-Diamonds}, {5-Clubs} respectively. The two-time bracelet winner looked ecstatic after mounting the comeback, and is off to play Jason Mo in the final tomorrow.

Vanessa Selbst us 3,960,000 1,150,000
Al Decarolis us Izkritis

Etiķetes: Al DecarolisVanessa Selbst

Hands #118-123: Selbst Getting Close

• Līmenis 27: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Vaness Selbst
Vaness Selbst

Hand #118

Al Decarolis limped in on the button, Vanessa Selbst checked, and the flop fell {10-Spades}{4-Hearts}{8-Spades}. Selbst led out for 120,000, and Decarolis folded.

Hand #119

Selbst raised to 200,000 on the button, and Decarolis folded.

Hand #120

Decarolis limped in on the button, Selbst raised to 250,000, and Decarolis called. The dealer fanned {2-Spades}{2-Clubs}{3-Clubs}, Selbst led out for 190,000, and Decarolis folded.

Hand #121

Selbst limped in on the button, Decarolis checked, and the flop was {10-Spades}{9-Clubs}{5-Spades}. Both players checked, and they also checked on the turn ({4-Hearts}), and the river ({2-Clubs}). Selbst won the hand with {6-Clubs}{4-Clubs} for a pair of fours.

Hand #122

Selbst received a walk.

Hand #123

Selbst moved all in, and Decarolis folded.

Vanessa Selbst us 2,810,000 710,000
Al Decarolis us 1,150,000 -710,000

Etiķetes: Al DecarolisVanessa Selbst

Hands #115-117: Selbst Back in Front

• Līmenis 27: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #115

Vanessa Selbst limped in on the button, Al Decarolis checked in the big blind, and the dealer fanned {q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}. Decarolis checked, Selbst bet 125,000, and Decarolis folded.

Hand #116

Decarolis limped in on the button, Selbst raised to 275,000, and Decarolis folded.

Hand #117

Selbst raised to 200,000 on the button, Decarolis called, and the pair checked on a flop of {6-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{9-Clubs}. The turn was the {7-Spades}, Decarolis checked, and Selbst took the pot with a bet of 225,000.

Vanessa Selbst us 2,100,000 480,000
Al Decarolis us 1,860,000 -480,000

Etiķetes: Al DecarolisVanessa Selbst

Hand #113-114: Decarolis Back in Front

• Līmenis 27: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Al Decarolis
Al Decarolis

Hand #113

Al Decarolis received a walk.

Hand #114

Decarolis raised to 225,000 on the button, Vanessa Selbst called, and the dealer fanned {4-Hearts}{q-Spades}{4-Diamonds}. Selbst check-called a bet of 250,000, and both players knuckled after the turn brought the {a-Hearts}.

Selbst checked a third and final table after the {3-Clubs} completed the board, Decarolis bet 450,000, and Selbst folded.

Al Decarolis us 2,340,000 530,000
Vanessa Selbst us 1,620,000 -530,000

Etiķetes: Vanessa SelbstAl Decarolis

Hand #108-112: Selbst Takes the Lead

• Līmenis 27: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Vaness Selbst - Chip leader
Vaness Selbst - Chip leader

Hand #108

Vanessa Selbst received a walk.

Hand #109

Selbst raised to 200,000, and Al Decarolis folded.

Hand #110

Decarolis limped in on the button, Selbst checked, and the flop was {5-Hearts}{j-Spades}{9-Clubs}. Selbst checked, Decarolis fired out 100,000, and Selbst check-raised to 275,000. Decarolis folded.

Hand #111

Selbst called, Decarolis checked, and the two checked on the flop ({2-Spades}{3-Clubs}{7-Clubs}), and the turn ({a-Clubs}). The river was the {10-Diamonds}, Decarolis checked, and Selbst bet 100,000. Decarolis folded.

Hand #112

Decarolis raised to 200,000, Selbst moved all in, and Decarolis folded.

Vanessa Selbst us 2,150,000 730,000
Al Decarolis us 1,810,000 -730,000

Etiķetes: Vanessa SelbstAl Decarolis

Līmenis:
27
Blaindi:
50,000/100,000
Ante:
10,000

Hand #107: Decarolis is Always Tired

• Līmenis 26: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Al Decarolis
Al Decarolis

Vanessa Selbst raised to 160,000 on the button, Al Decarolis called in the big blind, and the flop fell {5-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}. Decarolis checked, Selbst continued for 110,000, and Decarolis check-raised to 260,000. Selbst called.

The turn was the {k-Spades}, and Decarolis moved all in for effectively 1.42 million. Selbst went into the tank.

"You're really that tired?" Selbst asked after a minute or two. "You want to go home?"

"I'm always tired, Vanessa," Decarolis responded.

Selbst found a fold, and Decarolis pulled in the pot.

Al Decarolis us 2,540,000 480,000
Vanessa Selbst us 1,420,000 -480,000

Etiķetes: Al DecarolisVanessa Selbst

Hands #104-106

• Līmenis 26: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #104

Al Decarolis raised to 165,000 on the button, and Vanessa Selbst folded.

Hand #105

Selbst raised to 160,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #106

Decarolis limped in on the button, Selbst checked, and the two checked it down on a board of {q-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{j-Hearts}. Decarolis showed down {7-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}, winning the pot with a pair of fours.

Etiķetes: Al DecarolisVanessa Selbst