Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
On Sunday, 145 players forked over $5,000 to take part in Event #10 Seven Card Stud and created a prize pool of $681,500. Today, 91 of those players returned with their eyes firmly fixed on making the money at the top 16, and hopefully taking home the $190,826 first-place prize. After more than ten levels of play, the money was made, but just barely as the money bubble burst right at the end of the night.
Leading the pack is 2009 WSOP Player of the Year Jeff Lisandro, who bagged up 276,500. Lisandro won three bracelets in Stud variations that year, so to say he is a favorite would be an understatement.
Unfortunately, not every one was as fortunate as Lisandro. One man who was conspicuously absent at the start of the day was last year’s runner-up, Steve Landfish. He was anted off for a bit as he overslept, but eventually returned to action. Unfortunately for him, nothing would go right as he grew extremely short stacked. In what would be his final hand, Landfish was all in after completing with the bring in, which was called Todd Barlow. Brandon Guss then raised on the side and Barlow called, action that would be repeated on the turn, fifth and sixth. Guss slowed down on seventh with a check, which led to him check-folding to Barlow's bet.
Guss: (x-x) /
Barlow caught a flush, which easily down Landfish's pair of sixes. Another man who failed to get anything going on Day 2 was the defending champ, Bertrand “ElkY” Grosspellier, who joined Landfish on the rail.
Other eliminations included Matt Glantz, Matt Hawrilenko, David Williams, Jason Mercier, Chris Reslock, Maxwell Troy, Cory Zeidman, Allen Cunningham, David Oppenheim, Steve Billirakis, Andy Bloch, Frank Kassela, Todd Brunson, Bill Chen and the winner of this event in 2009, Freddie Ellis, who earned the distinction of bubble boy.
Of course where many failed, a few thrived. John Monnette, Cyndy Violette, Mike Sexton, Eugene Katchalov, Perry Friedman, Nick Schulman and Bryn Kenney all managed to navigate the tough field and punch their ticket to Day 3.
End of Day 2 Chip Counts
Who will be the next to join this prestigious list? We’ll find out tomorrow.
Past Seven Card Stud Championship Results
|2011||Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier||126||$331,639|
|2010||Men “The Master” Nguyen||150||$394,807|
*Buy-in was $5,000
The remaining 16 players will return on Tuesday at 2 p.m. to play down to a winner. As always, we’ll be on hand to capture all the action, so join us then as we look to crown the Event #10 Seven Card Stud champion.
Freddie Ellis received a double from Jeff Lisandro after making a straight on seventh street, but his newfound stack of 26,000 would be short lived as he became the bubble boy on the very next hand.
It happened when Bryn Kenney brought it in with the and Lee Goldman completed. Ellis came along for the ride, as did Kenney, and it was three-handed action to the turn. Goldman put out another bet, which was again called by both his opponents, before firing for a third time on fifth street. This time Kenney got out of the way while Ellis made the call and left himself just 7,000 behind.
The rest went in on sixth street and Ellis discovered he'd run his pair of tens into kings up. The 2009 champ needed a ten on the river, but it wasn't in the cards as he received the .
Ellis: / /
Goldman: / /
Kenney: (x-x) / fold
Ray Dehkharghani began with a king showing, and he completed the bet on third street. Bryn Kenney called, and he drew the on fourth street. Dehkharghani pulled another king and bet it, and his first motion was enough to chase Kenney out.
"You got it," he said as he mucked.
"You sure?" Dehkharghani asked, rolling over his first four cards: .
How very apocalyptic.
After both Raymond Dehkharghani and Freddie Ellis checked the turn, the former bet fifth street and was called by the latter. Ellis proceeded to check-call a bet after taking the lead on sixth, but then check-folded on seventh. He was left with just 16,000.
Ellis: (x-x) / / (x)
Dehkharghani: (x-x) / / (x)
Freddie Ellis brought it in with the , and Bryn Kenney called with the . Jeff Lisandro completed showing the , and both Ellis and Kenney put in the extra 3,000 to proceed.
Ellis: (x-x) / / (x)
Kenney: (x-x) / muck
Lisandro: (x-x) /
Ellis did the betting on fourth, fifth, and sixth streets, and both men checked on seventh.
"Two pair," Ellis announced, turning up / .
Lisandro waited to make sure it wasn't aces up before showing his superior / . That's three pair, but he only needed two of them, and kings up earn Lisandro that pot.
Ellis is down under 50,000 now.
Hand-for-hand play is still in progress, and the plan is to play one more hour. It will still remaining Level 18, and if we lose a player action will come to a halt for the night. If we fail to lose anyone in an hour's time then the night will come to an end with 17 players and resume tomorrow with more hand-for-hand play.
In the last hand before the break, Bryn Kenney brought it in with the and Lee Goldman completed. Freddie Ellis made the call while Kenney opted to get out of the way. The turn saw Ellis check-call a bet before Goldman took the lead on fifth. A bet and call followed with the same action happening on sixth. Seventh saw both players check and Goldman's nines proved enough to beat Ellis' sevens.
Ellis: / /
We've reached the scheduled ten levels, but we're on the bubble and we need to keep going. The players have been sent off for a 10-minute break, and we'll be back to play one more level in a few minutes.