Event #20: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
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Highlights

Highlights

Stoller Gets Back to 10k

GeoffFisk • Level 3: 200-400, 50 ante

Ernst Stoller fired bets on sixth and seventh street, getting the call from his opponent.

Ernst Stoller: {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}/{9-Spades}{q-Clubs}{k-Spades}{3-Clubs}/{a-Spades}
Opponent: {x-}{x-}/{5-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{7-Spades}/{x-}

Stoller's opponent mucked in frustration when Stoller showed the pocket queens for trips, and Stoller is now back up to the starting stack amount for the day.

Ernst Stoller cz
Ernst Stoller
cz 10,000 10,000

Tags: Ernst Stoller

Legendary Lisandro is in the Building

GeoffFisk • Level 3: 200-400, 50 ante
Jeff Lisandro
Jeff Lisandro

Players at Amazon Purple #455 know they're sitting with one of poker's finest with Jeff Lisandro at the table.

Lisandro's enjoyed success across all forms of poker in his storied career, and he's always a threat in stud. The six-time bracelet winner was the runner-up in last year's $1,500 Seven Card Stud event, and a look at his career results reveals consistent success in this venerable poker variant.

Four of the Australian's six WSOP bracelets have come in stud events, including three at the 2009 WSOP. Lisandro won WSOP Player of the Year in 2009, on the back of bracelet wins in $1,500 Seven Card Stud (this very event), $2,500 Razz and $10,000 Seven Card Stud 8-or-Better. He also won a bracelet at the 2007 WSOP in the $2,000 Seven Card Stud event.

Lisandro's career tournament earnings sit at $5,626,956, and he's always a threat to add to that total when he sits in on a stud event.

Jeff Lisandro au
Jeff Lisandro
au 10,000 500

Tags: Jeff Lisandro

Level:
3
Limits:
200/400
Ante:
50

Break Time

GeoffFisk • Level 2: 150-300, 25 ante

Players are now on their first 15-minute break of the day; play resumes with Level 3 when the players come back.

Assorted Chip Counts

GeoffFisk • Level 2: 150-300, 25 ante
James Brundige us
James Brundige
us 21,625
Pablo Ortiz
Pablo Ortiz
16,000 16,000
Gabe Ramos us
Gabe Ramos
us 16,000
Alan Nugent
Alan Nugent
15,225
Edward Weich US
Edward Weich
US 15,000 15,000
Mike Ross us
Mike Ross
us 14,000 14,000
Rod Pardey Jr US
Rod Pardey Jr
US 14,000
Shannon Petluck us
Shannon Petluck
us 13,200
Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 13,000 3,000
Mark Provenzano us
Mark Provenzano
us 13,000
Julius Reiner us
Julius Reiner
us 12,000
Dan Heimiller us
Dan Heimiller
us 11,000 11,000
Alan Myerson us
Alan Myerson
us 10,500 10,500
Jeff Lisandro au
Jeff Lisandro
au 9,500 -500
David Tarbet
David Tarbet
9,100 200
Brandon Shack-Harris us
Brandon Shack-Harris
us 7,000 -1,500
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
us 6,500 -2,000

Himes Scoops Up a Four-Way Pot

GeoffFisk • Level 2: 150-300, 25 ante

Ryan Himes was one of four players in the hand, with a sizable pot on the line. Another player, along with Himes, called a seventh street bet, and the final player to act was Daniel Mogavero, who took a minute to think before finishing off the final betting round with a call.

Ryan Himes: {10-Diamonds}{7-Spades}/{6-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{5-Clubs}/{6-Clubs}

The pot went to Himes, who hit five consecutive running clubs to make the flush and chip up to 13,000.

Ryan Himes us
Ryan Himes
us 13,000 13,000

Tags: Ryan HimesDaniel Mogavero

Faces In the Crowd

GeoffFisk • Level 2: 150-300, 25 ante

There are quite a few WSOP bracelet winners in the field in the early stages of this event.

Six-time bracelet winner and stud legend Jeff Lisandro is in the field; Benny Glaser, Barry Greenstein and David Bach are all three-time bracelet winners; and two-time bracelet winner Brandon Shack-Harris is also in the running.

Allen Kessler us
Allen Kessler
us 11,000 11,000
David Bach us
David Bach
us 10,700 10,700
Jeff Lisandro au
Jeff Lisandro
au 10,000 10,000
Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 10,000 10,000
David Tarbet
David Tarbet
8,900 -1,900
Brandon Shack-Harris us
Brandon Shack-Harris
us 8,500 8,500
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
us 8,500 -700

Tags: David BachBenny GlaserBarry GreensteinAllen KesslerJeff LisandroDavid TarbetBrandon Shack-Harris

Level:
2
Limits:
150/300
Ante:
25

Kessler Gives a Free Lesson

GeoffFisk • Level 1: 100-200, 25 ante
Allen Kessler
Allen Kessler

A player who is new to stud is seated to Allen Kessler's right, and the veteran poker player is graciously answering the player's questions about the betting rules of the game.

Kessler is a great player to learn from, as he's enjoyed success in stud tournaments at the WSOP and elsewhere for years. Kessler's best career finish came in the $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo 8 Championships at the 2010 WSOP, where he finished second for $276,485.

The man known as "Chainsaw" is a fixture at the WSOP in general, consistently competing in stud, hold'em, omaha, mixed-game events and just about every other poker variant. Kessler finished eighth in the 2014 $50,000 Players Championship for $134,101, and finished ninth in the $10,000 Razz Championship at the 2018 WSOP for $25,564.

Tags: Allen Kessler

Greenstein Tangles with Tarbet

GeoffFisk • Level 1: 100-200, 25 ante

David Tarbet: {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}/{4-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}/{j-Spades}
Barry Greenstein: {x-}{x-}/{6-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{2-Clubs}/{x-}

Barry Greenstein put in a bet on fourth street, getting calls from David Tarbet and a third opponent. Tarbet led out on fifth street and Greenstein raised, folding out the third player but getting a call from Tarbet.

The {4-Diamonds} came in on sixth street for Tarbet, giving him open trips. He led out again, and this time Greenstein just called. The final card came in and Tarbet once again bet and Greenstein called. Greenstein mucked when he saw Tarbet's down card aces for a {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} full house.

David Tarbet
David Tarbet
10,800 10,800
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
us 9,200 9,200

Tags: Barry GreensteinDavid Tarbet