The first round of the first-ever PGT Heads-Up Showdown is complete, with 16 players advancing to the second round. Among the group to advance are Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel, Sean Winter, and Shannon Shorr. The first-ever PGT Heads-Up Showdown featured 32 players competing for $25,000 apiece, creating a prize pool of
Erik Seidel opened to 10,000 from middle position and Ali Imsirovic defended the big blind. The dealer spread the [9c8c5c] flop and Imsirovic checked. Seidel bet 6,000, and Imsirovic put in a stack of chips to cover Seidel. Seidel called for his 80,000 chips. Seidel: [AcJh] Imsirovic: [9d8s] The [4c] turn vaulted Seidel ahead
Erik Seidel raised to 21,000 in the cutoff and Ali Imsirovic called in the small blind. The [6d3c8c3dAc] board checked through to the river where Seidel tabled his [AhKhJs8h] to take the pot.