The first ever PokerStars Championship Main Event in Macau concluded on Sunday evening after one of the longest heads-up matches in history!
Now, the final day started with 6 players and it only took two hours before the field had been narrowed down to the final two contenders: Elliot Smith (Canada) and Tianyuan Tang (China).
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Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 51 (M)
Many congratulations to Elliot Smith on winning this event. I am very surprised that the heads up battle lasted so long, after they had made a deal, and their concentration levels must be off the scale.
11 hours of playing together ?? ... I probably do not understand something in the game of poker ... and in the end they made a deal ????? ... I do not really understand anything about playing poker .... maybe they do not even have a private life
Joined: Mar '14
Age: 45 (M)
Wow. Seriously? Elliot Smith and Tianyuan Tang played for almost half a day for extra HKD$300,000 (approximately equivalent to US$38,000)? What a stamina! They must have been physically and mentally exhausted after the match.
Edited by Tony_MON7ANA (10 April 2017 @ 17:49 GMT)
Joined: Jan '17
Age: 62 (M)
I too not understand how two players can play heads up poker in a big tournament with more than 500 players in total with big blinds for 11 hours @[email protected] i just cannot think what they eere doing, just raise-fold and then raise-fold from the other side, until one all in hand after 11 hours
Hahahaha, 11 hours heads up does sounds pretty long but it does show how much discipline these professionnal poker players have. I wonder how many big blinds they had and how the structure was. Because usually when the heads up starts you're not that deep. But every tournament is different, sometimes the big stacks win every hand they play and there's just nothing small stacks can do
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 43 (F)
11 hours playing heads up. Thats n accomplishment alone without taking in mind the prizes. Not it says the longest heads up in poker stars history. there is another one even bigger than this? How can you play that long in heads up?
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 55 (M)
11 hours of heads up play? That is some amazing poker playing going on there. It would be good to see some of the highlights of this just to get a feel for how these guys played for eleven hours. Can you imagine playing heads up frthis long? I bet most of us couldn't imagine playing a whole tournament for that long!
Joined: Aug '10
Age: 48 (M)
That's verry amazing, a 11 hours hu-battle, i think i go tilt after some hours but these guys are really pro's And for this nice cash winning they have a good reason to play a long time for the first place. But i'm wonderinf why they don't make a deal at the beginning of the hu.
I think this is a little bit strange situation, not sure if i ever played for longer than 1 hour in a heads-up sit and go (do not have many experience in heads-up poker in bigger tournaments) and it was a really fun but hard experience, lots of funny and strange hands, lots of luck both ways, bad beats good beats and so on so cannot imagine this action of 11 hours...
11 hours but how long they had breaks? maybe 2 hours right? anyone has the answer? no seriously I would not play a heads up for that long, would do a deal and go home happy without spending so much energy...
I played on the final table in the decisive battle several times but it always happened pretty quickly ... of course sometimes it was delayed, but as far as I can remember the maximum time was about 15-20 minutes ... and then it was very long for me ... It's easier for me to agree to defeat than to play 11 hours
Joined: May '08
Age: 35 (M)
epic shoving of blinds back and forth for 11 hours i must admit, probably they thought of this when they struck a deal and then chit chatted in the toilet and decided to go for this no shorter than 11 hours heads up battle which was suppose to put them on par with Napoleon and Justin Bieber.
I mean it's ridiculous that this gotten so long and honestly the prizes were not that incredible either. Why would you drag 10 more hours of your life for something like this if you could spend it on prime asian hookers provided by the casino itself? Such a waste
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