Event #33: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship

Event Info

Buy-in $10,000
Preispool $1,579,200
Players 168

Level Info

Level 28
Limits 100,000 / 200,000
Ante 20,000

Racener Doubles Through An Unhappy Hellmuth


John Racener completed with the {A-Spades} and Phil Hellmuth (who was the bring in with the {3-Clubs}) raised.

"Let's get it in now, raise re-raise," Hellmuth said.

Racener obliged and was all in for 134,000.

Racener: {Q-Spades}{J-Diamonds}/{A-Spades} - {Q-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}/{X-}
Hellmuth: {A-Clubs}{4-Hearts}/{3-Clubs}. - {10-Spades}{5-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}/{X-}

Racener turned over (the {J-Hearts}) on seventh street for queens up and needed to dodge a {2-} or low card to double. Hellmuth slowly peeled, but was disgusted to see the {5-Hearts} for a losing pair.

"What game are you playing? Three-and-a-half big bets left and you get it in with ace-queen-jack? Write that on the internet," said Hellmuth (That last part to us).

"Had to try and double. That's a scoop!" said a jovial Racener.

John Racener us
John Racener
us 300,000 150,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 225,000 -125,000

Tags: John RacenerPhil Hellmuth

Forrest Tank Folds

[user76023] • Level 23: 30,000-60,000, 7,000 ante

Forrest: {x-}{x-} / {7-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}
Rodawig: {x-}{x-} / {2-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{4-Spades}

Ted Forrest was facing a bet on fifth street from chip leader Eric Rodawig and tanked for about two or three minutes before eventually making a reluctant fold. Rodawig has been gradually increasing his stack all day and at this point it's very hard to see anyone stopping him the way the game is currently going.

Tags: Ted ForrestEric Rodawig

Joe Tehan Eliminated in 7th Place ($62,710)

Joe Tehan - 7th place
Joe Tehan - 7th place

Rodawig: {X-}{X-}/ {9-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{7-Spades}/{X-}
Tehan : {X-}{X-}/{4-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{4-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}/{X-}

What started as an uneventful pot turned into Joe Tehan's last of the tournament. The action was checked by both on fourth and fifth street. Tehan check-called a bet on sixth street and then fired on seventh, only to be raised for the rest of his stack. After a few moment Tehan called with {A-Spades}{5-}{A-} for aces up, but Rodawig tabled {J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{X-} for a straight to send Tehan to the rail in seventh place.

Eric Rodawig us
Eric Rodawig
us 2,500,000 645,000
Joe Tehan us
Joe Tehan
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Eric RodawigJoe Tehan

Savinov Doubles, Hellmuth Drops Back


Mikhail Savinov: {A-Spades}{A-Clubs} / {3-Hearts}{9-Spades}{4-Spades}{9-Clubs} / {8-Clubs}
Eric Rodawig: {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} / {2-Spades}{10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{3-Spades} / {3-Clubs}

Mikhail Savinov raised all in on fifth and showed buried aces against Rodawig's open tens. Savinov caught nines on sixth to make aces up and the chip leader couldn't catch another ten to eliminate him.

Meanwhile in big pot, it hard got heads up between Phil Hellmuth and Eric Rodawig on sixth street after Joe Tehan and Mikhail Savinov had folded.

Hellmuth: {x-}{x-} / {K-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}
Rodawig: {x-}{x-} / {10-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}

Hellmuth had been betting all the way and Rodawig had been the only caller on fifth, the chip leader then raised on sixth and Hellmuth said, "Mike Matusow told me all about the weird hands you play..."

Hellmuth eventually mucked the {K-Spades} face up, to become one of the shorter stacks.

Mikhail Savinov
Mikhail Savinov
400,000 197,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 260,000 -70,000

Tags: Mikhail SavinovEric RodawigPhil Hellmuth

Forrest and Rodawig Chop it Up


Joe Tehan: {x-}{x-} / {A-Clubs}{7-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} / {x-}
Ted Forrest: {x-}{x-} / {4-Spades}{3-Spades}{J-Spades}{6-Spades} / {x-}
Eric Rodawig: {x-}{x-} / {2-Clubs}{2-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} / {x-}

Joe Tehan had completed, called by Forrest and Rodawig, Tehan then fired again on fourth and fifth but on the latter Rodawig check-raised both players though they both made the call. It was checked to Forrest on sixth who bet with the other two check-calling before Rodawig check-raised Forrest on seventh. Tehan folded and Forrest put in three bets which the chip leader called.

Rodawig showed {2-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} for a boat while Forrest had {8-Spades}{5-Clubs}{4-Hearts} for a low and a flush to chop it up.

Joe Tehan us
Joe Tehan
us 215,000 -245,000

Tags: Eric RodawigTed ForrestJoe Tehan