Event #61: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship

Event Info

Buy-in $10,000
Players 102

Level Info

Level 27
Limits 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000



Two Pair for Obst

[user68268] • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

Now this one was a fun one.

Ben Yu: {X-}{X-} / {2-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{5-Spades} / {X-}
James Obst: {X-}{X-} / {6-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{A-Diamonds} / {X-}

On third, Yu was the bring-in, Obst completed, Yu raised, Obst reraised, and Yu called. Then on fourth, fifth, and sixth, Obst fired bets and Yu called each time. On seventh, both players checked.

Obst showed the {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}{6-Spades} for two pair, tens and sixes, and Yu mucked his hand.

Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 355,000 -140,000
James Obst au
James Obst
au 250,000 81,000

Tags: Ben YuJames Obst

Hellmuth Tried To Take It

[user68268] • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

Ben Yu: {X-}{X-} / {Q-Clubs}{5-Spades}{10-Spades}{K-Clubs} / {X-}
Phil Hellmuth: {X-}{X-} / {2-Spades}{6-Hearts}{J-Spades}{7-Hearts}fold

Hellmuth was the bring-in, and Yu completed. Hellmuth called. Then on fourth street, Yu bet, Hellmuth raised and said right away, "I'll take it now, Ben." Yu called.

On fifth street, both players checked, and then on sixth street, Yu bet and Hellmuth folded.

Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 495,000 45,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 490,000 -50,000

Tags: Ben YuPhil Hellmuth

Jacks Up for Hellmuth

[user68268] • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

Phil Hellmuth: {X-}{X-} / {6-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} / {X-}
Steve Landfish: {X-}{X-} / {K-Spades}{7-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} / {X-}

On fourth street, Landfish led with a bet and Hellmuth called. On fifth street, the came action occurred, and then on sixth street, Hellmuth raised after Landfish bet. Landfish called.

On seventh street, Landfish checked, and Hellmuth quickly announced, "jacks up."

Hellmuth showed the {A-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{6-Clubs} for two pair, jacks and sixes, and Landfish showed the {K-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} for a pair of kings.

Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 540,000 136,000
Steve Landfish us
Steve Landfish
us 352,000 -198,000

Tags: Phil HellmuthSteve Landfish

Flush for Yu

[user68268] • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

Ben Yu: {X-}{X-} / {4-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{9-Spades}{10-Clubs} / {X-}
Jesse Martin: {X-}{X-} / {10-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{4-Spades} / {X-}
Todd Brunson: {X-}{X-} / {8-Hearts}{2-Spades}{7-Spades}{Q-Hearts}fold
Steve Landfish: {X-}{X-} / {K-Spades}{9-Diamonds}fold

Picking up the action on fourth street, Landfish checked, Yu checked, Martin bet, Brunson called, Landfish folded, and Yu called.

On fifth street, Martin bet, Brunson called, and Yu called, then on sixth street, Martin and Brunson checked before Yu bet. Martin called, but Brunson folded.

On seventh street, Martin checked, Yu bet, and Martin called.

Yu showed the {J-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{3-Clubs} for a flush, and Martin mucked his hand.

Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 450,000 203,000
Jesse Martin us
Jesse Martin
us 46,000 -110,000

Tags: Ben YuJesse MartinSteve LandfishTodd Brunson

Two Pair for Brunson

[user68268] • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

Ben Yu: {X-}{X-} / {3-Hearts}fold
Todd Brunson: {X-}{X-}{5-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{J-Spades} / {X-}
Steve Landfish: {X-}{x-} / {K-Spades}{4-Spades}{3-Spades}{A-Diamonds} / {X-}

Yu was the bring-in, Brunson completed, and Landfish raised. Yu ducked out of the way, and then Brunson called to see fourth street. On fourth, Landfish bet, and Brunson called.

The same action occurred on fifth street with Brunson calling a bet from Landfish, but then on sixth street Brunson took the lead with a pair of jacks showing and fired a bet. Landfish called.

Both players checked seventh street.

Brunson showed {7-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{5-Spades} for two pair, jacks and fives, and beat Landfish's {K-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{7-Clubs} for a pair of kings.

Tags: Ben YuTodd BrunsonSteve Landfish

First One To Orenstein

[user68268] • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

Jesse Martin: {X-}{X-} / {K-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}fold
Henry Orenstein: {X-}{X-} / {Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades}

Martin completed the bet on third street, and Orenstein called. On fourth street, Orenstein picked up a pair of queens and had the opportunity to bet the big bet. He did so, and Martin folded, giving Orenstein the pot.

Tags: Henry OrensteinJesse Martin

Shuffle Up and Deal!

[user68268] • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

The cards are in the air for Day 3 of Event #61: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship.


Brunson Charges Into Day 3; Hellmuth Eyes Number 14

Todd Brunson
Todd Brunson

Welcome back to PokerNews' third day of coverage of Event #61: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship from the 2014 World Series of Poker.

Leading the final nine players into today's action is Todd Brunson, son of the legendary Doyle Brunson and a man chasing his second career gold bracelet. Brunson holds a very sizable lead on the field, with 980,000 in chips — 430,000 ahead of his closest competitor.

Sitting in third place in the leaderboard coming in will be none other than 13-time WSOP gold bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth. While the majority of Hellmuth's bracelets have come in hold'em (12), he'll be looking for his second non-hold'em piece of hardware here today. He'll enter with 404,000 in chips.

Also here is the 90-year-old Henry Orenstein, the creator of the hole-card camera, Holocaust survivor, bracelet winner, and holder of around 100 patents. This man is making a run for the ages, but he'll have some work to do as he enters Day 3 with the second-to-shortest stack of 112,000.

Jesse Martin is another notable at the final table looking to add a second WSOP bracelet to his trophy case, with Steve Landfish, Matt Grapentien, Ben Yu, James Obst, and Henrik Hecklen rounding out the field.

Play is scheduled to kickoff at 2 p.m. local time, so be sure to stay tuned for the action that will begin shortly.

Event #61: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship
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