Chidwick Takes Game 1 vs Elias

Fairly patient, measured play in early levels of game one in today’s final featured match – Stephen Chidwick vs. Darren Elias – Chidwick with a small chiplead.

Action gets moving with Chidwick jamming preflop with Spade 2 Club 2 and Elias calls off his stack holding Spade A Club 8.

Elias flops the world on the Club 6Club 7Club 5 flop spread, an open-ended straight flush draw and a better flush draw with his two overs as well.

The runout, however, goes  Spade J  Diamond 10 and Chidwick takes game one in their best-of-three match.