Event #30: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low
Tage:
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Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Preispool $793,800
Players 588

Level Info

Level 26
Limits 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 7,000

Highlights

Highlights

Heads-Up Chip Counts

• Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Calvin Anderson and Joe Tehan are back from their break and the cards are in the air with 21 minutes remaining in this level.

Calvin Anderson us
Calvin Anderson
us 1,890,000 340,000
Joe Tehan us
Joe Tehan
us 756,000 -44,000

Short Break

• Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Calvin Anderson and Joe Tehan are taking a short 5-minute break.

Eric Kurtzman Eliminated in 3rd Place ($79,800)

• Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Eric Kurtzman - 3rd place
Eric Kurtzman - 3rd place

Eric Kurtzman completed and Calvin Anderson called before Anderson bet fourth and fifth with Kurtzman calling and then raising to 100,000 on fifth. Anderson raised and Kurtzman committed his last 21,000 as each player's board ran out as follows:

Kurtzman: {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} / {4-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{6-Spades} / {2-Spades}
Anderson: {8-Spades}{3-Clubs} / {3-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{K-Spades} / {Q-Spades}

With Anderson making kings-up, Kurtzman was sent to the rail in 3rd place for a $79,800 payday.

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Kurtzman Gets Scooped, Down to a Few Bets

[user249920] • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Calvin Anderson completed with {7-Diamonds}, and Eric Kurtzman called from the bring-in with {6-Hearts}. Kurtzman caught good and bet fourth with the {8-Diamonds}, while Anderson called before betting fifth and sixth streets.

Anderson: {x-}{x-}/{7-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}
Kurtzman: {x-}{x-}/{6-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}

Both players checked the end. Kurtzman announced his board, but Anderson had {a-}{q-}{3-} for two pair.

Eric Kurtzman us
Eric Kurtzman
us 230,000 -100,000

Tags: Calvin AndersonEric Kurtzman

Straight for Kurtzman

• Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Calvin Anderson and Eric Kurtzman exchanged raises back and forth until it was capped at 125,000. Kurtzman then called 25,000 on fourth before tossing in his last 12,000 on fifth as both player's board ran as follows:

Anderson: {A-Spades}{3-Hearts} / {2-Hearts}{9-Spades}{A-Hearts}{5-Spades} / {J-Clubs}
Kurtzman: {7-Clubs}{5-Clubs} / {7-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}{6-Spades} / {4-Clubs}

With Kurtzman filling his gutshot, he doubled through to just over 330,000 in chips.

Calvin Anderson us
Calvin Anderson
us 1,550,000 -190,000
Eric Kurtzman us
Eric Kurtzman
us 330,000 210,000

Tags: Calvin AndersonEric Kurtzman

Kurtzman Takes a Dive

• Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Joe Tehan completed and Eric Kurtzman called before he called bets on fourth and fifth from Tehan before both players checked sixth.

On seventh, Kurtzman bet out and Tehan called.

Tehan: {X-}{X-} / {K-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} / {X-}
Kurtzman: {X-}{X-} / {5-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} / {X-}

Kurtzman showed the {5-Clubs} and Tehan tabled his {K-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{8-Hearts} to send Kurtzman's stack tumbling down to 120,000.

Joe Tehan us
Joe Tehan
us 800,000 500,000
Eric Kurtzman us
Eric Kurtzman
us 120,000 -280,000

Tags: Joe TehanEric Kurtzman

Levon Torosyan Eliminated in 4th Place ($55,319)

[user249920] • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Levon Torosyan - 4th Place
Levon Torosyan - 4th Place

Three players saw sixth street:

Calvin Anderson: {x-}{x-}/{a-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{10-Clubs}{6-Spades}
Levon Torosyan: {x-}{x-}/{2-Hearts}{3-Spades}{3-Hearts}{a-Hearts}
Eric Kurtzman: {x-}{x-}/{7-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}

Torosyan bet, and Eric Kurtzman folded. Calvin Anderson tossed in a raise, and Torosyan reraised. Anderson put him all in, and Torosyan called.

Torosyan turned over {j-Hearts}{6-Hearts} for an ace-high flush, but Anderson had {a-}{10-} for a boat, meaning Torosyan needed to hit a low card to merely survive with a chop. His river card was a {k-Hearts}, ending his tournament.

Calvin Anderson us
Calvin Anderson
us 1,740,000 390,000
Levon Torosyan us
Levon Torosyan
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Calvin AndersonEric KurtzmanLevon Torosyan

Final Table Interview: Joe Tehan

[user250068] • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Joe Tehan
Joe Tehan

With over $4 million in tournament winnings including a final table just a few days ago, it might appear to be just another day at the office for Joe Tehan. Make no mistake about it though, he is on a quest to win his first bracelet and today might just be that day. We caught up with Tehan while the players were on break during Event #30: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low.

PokerNews: Congratulations on your final table. You just came off another final table — how are you feeling?

Joe Tehan: You can never feel at ease in these limit tournaments because you can go from out to chip leader in two or three hands. It’s a little nerve wracking but what are you going to do? I hope I do better than my fifth place a few days ago.

What’s the table like?

To get this point in a tournament you have to know what you are doing. The hard part is a lot of hands just play themselves out. You are just crossing your fingers and hoping you are on the right side of that.

How has the journey to the final table been?

In this tournament I have had huge stacks and been down to nothing. I have been up and down a lot. Sometimes you just go a while and are just chopping and you just never know when you are going to get scooped or when you will do the scooping. I was down to like 1,700 when we were down to 40 players, so I feel like I am free-rolling right now.

How do you feel about your play this summer so far? How is your confidence level?

I always feel like I play good. I am not sure the cards always cooperate though. You don’t really have to have any confidence at all. It just doesn’t really matter. As long as you know what beats what and know how to play the game, you have just as good a chance to win as anyone.

How is your schedule this summer?

I have played six events so far. I am a little more selective in the events I play. I put myself in all these tournaments, so I have to be more selective. I used to play everything. Now I just want to play the ones with the best value, smaller buy-ins and bigger fields.

Who is your toughest opponent at the table?

Everyone knows what they are doing. Cal (Calvin Anderson), I just met him for the first time and he said he was drafted in the fantasy draft. So he must know what he’s doing. I have been observing and he is really sharp. And I don’t say that about a lot of people.

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Melissa Burr Eliminated in 5th Place ($39,181)

• Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Melissa Burr - 5th place
Melissa Burr - 5th place

Melissa Burr had the bring-in and Joe Tehan completed. Burr raised to 50,000 and Tehan made it three bets to go before Burr raised one more time to 100,000 leaving herself just 13,000. Tehan putt Burr all in, and she obliged as both player's board ran out as follows:

Burr: {4-Clubs}{3-Hearts} / {2-Spades}{6-Spades}{J-Spades}{2-Hearts} / {J-Diamonds}
Tehan: {A-Clubs}{2-Clubs} / {6-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{3-Spades}{5-Spades} / {4-Hearts}

With Burr rivering jacks-up, it would be Tehan's river that saw him spike a wheel for the low and a six-high straight for the high to end Burr's tournament in 5th place for a $39,181 payday.

Joe Tehan us
Joe Tehan
us 300,000 100,000
Melissa Burr us
Melissa Burr
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Joe TehanMelissa Burr

Tehan Left Short as Burr Survives

[user249920] • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Levon Torosyan completed with {5-Clubs}, and Melissa Burr raised with {a-Clubs}. Joe Tehan called with {4-Diamonds}, while Torosyan made it three-bets, putting Burr all in. She called, as did Tehan. Here's how their boards ran out as Tehan and Torosyan got a couple more bets in before checking the last two streets:

Burr: {x-}{x-}/{a-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{7-Spades}
Tehan: {x-}{x-}/{4-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{6-Spades}
Torosyan: {x-}{x-}/{5-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{8-Spades}{10-Clubs}

"One pair," Torosyan said, shaking his head as he turned over {j-}{j-}{7-}. Tehan couldn't beat it though, and Burr had a low with {2-}{7-}{q-} in the hole, chopping the main pot.

Levon Torosyan us
Levon Torosyan
us 475,000 55,000
Joe Tehan us
Joe Tehan
us 200,000 -170,000
Melissa Burr us
Melissa Burr
us 108,000 8,000

Tags: Joe TehanLevon TorosyanMelissa Burr