Event #49: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #49: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 3 completed

Miscikowski, Szecsi Deadlocked

• Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
The heads-up battle continues on to Day 4.
The heads-up battle continues on to Day 4.

Two warriors have proven themselves above the rest in Event #49: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em, and David Miscikowski and Norbert Szecsi will continue their heads-up dogfight on Day 4. Miscikowski, known as "DonkCommitted" online, will bring a small chip lead into final day, but just a few big blinds separate the two.

Twenty-three players were in contention to start the day, including plenty of notables who fell by the wayside. Anthony "holdplz" Spinella (22nd), Melanie Weisner (21st), Daniel “mrGR33N13” Colman (19th), Jason "NovaSky" Koon (13th), and Josh Arieh (12th) all fell before the final table.

Once there, Blake Bohn looked to be in good shape before losing two flips and eventually going out in ninth, including a huge {a-}{k-} versus {q-}{q-} confrontation to Szecsi. He was followed out the door by John Dolan and Jean Gaspard, in that order. Then, multimillion-dollar winner Kevin MacPhee bowed out in sixth when his {a-}{6-} was dominated by Oliver Price's {a-}{7-}. Unfortunately for Price, the win didn't do him much good as he was the next player out.

Day 3 leader Margareta Morris then got caught squeezing all in with {k-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} by eventual third-place finisher Manig Loeser, who held {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} and stayed good. When Loeser busted after almost two hours of three-handed play, the heads-up battle commenced, and that's what we'll be watching on Day 4.

The victor will claim more than $700,000, so be sure to tune back in at 2 p.m. for the exciting conclusion of the tournament.

Tags: Anthony SpinellaBlake BohnDaniel ColmanDavid MiscikowskiJason KoonJean GaspardJohn DolanJosh AriehKevin MacPheeManig LoeserMargareta MorrisMelanie WeisnerNorbert Szecsi

Szecsi Catches a Bluff

• Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Norbert Szecsi opened for 200,000 and was called by David Miscikowski. After the {8-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{6-Spades} flop, Szecsi fired 250,000 and was called. Both players checked the {5-Diamonds} turn, and Miscikowski bet 700,000 on the {10-Hearts} river. Szecsi called, and Miscikowski showed {q-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} for an airball, while Szecsi had {8-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} for top pair on the flop.

David Miscikowski us 5,445,000 -1,240,000
Norbert Szecsi hu 5,000,000 1,240,000

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Szecsi Folds the River

• Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

David Miscikowski raised to 225,000 and called a three-bet to 575,000 from Norbert Szecsi. The dealer spread an {8-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{7-Spades} flop, and Szecsi fired 600,000 out. Miscikowski called, and both players checked the {6-Clubs}. Szecsi checked the {j-Spades} river, and he was soon facing a bet of 1.5 million. That convinced him to muck his cards.

David Miscikowski us 6,845,000 1,595,000
Norbert Szecsi hu 3,600,000 -1,595,000

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Szecsi Ties it Up

[user139916] • Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

David Miscikowski raised to 200,000 on the button, Norbert Szecsi called from the big blind and the flop fell {4-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{3-Diamonds}.

Szecsi checked to Miscikowski who bet 200,000. Szecsi check-raised to 575,000, Miscikowski called and the {10-Clubs} landed on the turn. After a few moments Szecsi fired 850,000, resulting in a fold from Miscikowski.

David Miscikowski us 5,250,000 -930,000
Norbert Szecsi hu 5,195,000 930,000

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Miscikowski Doubles

• Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
David Miscikowski
David Miscikowski

David Miscikowski raised to 225,000 and got called by Norbert Szecsi. The flop brought {6-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{k-Spades}, and Szecsi check-raised to 675,000 after Miscikowski bet 250,000. Miscikowski moved all in for 2,855,000, and Szecsi called.

Szecsi: {k-Hearts}{2-Hearts}
Miscikowski: {k-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}

Both had flopped top pair, but Miscikowski was in complete command with his jack kicker. The turn brought a {3-Hearts} and the river a {9-Spades}, ensuring the double for Miscikowski.

David Miscikowski us 6,180,000 3,080,000
Norbert Szecsi hu 4,265,000 -3,080,000

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Miscikowski Creeping Back Up

• Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Norbert Szecsi raised to 200,000 and was called by David Miscikowski. Szecsi folded to a bet on fourth street as the board came {k-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}.

The next hand, Miscikowski raised to 225,000 and got a call. The two checked it down as the board came {10-Spades}{9-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} until Miscikowski bet 225,000 on the end. He took the pot.

Szecsi then raised to 200,000, only to be shoved on by Miscikowski. Szecsi folded to the first all-in wager of heads-up play.

Norbert Szecsi hu 7,345,000 -605,000
David Miscikowski us 3,100,000 605,000

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