Event #20: $1,500 Seven Card Stud



Elezra Takes Majority of Mountain's Stack with Back-to-Back Straights

• Level 22: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante
Eli Elezra
Eli Elezra

Two hands in a row, it was Eli Elezra vs. Joshua Mountain all the way to showdown. The first hand saw Mountain complete showing {x-}{x-}/{4-Hearts}, called by Elezra with {x-}{x-}/{9-Diamonds} and the bring-in Scott Seiver with {x-}{x-}/{3-Diamonds}. Seiver dropped out of the hand on the next card, but Elezra riased Mountain's lead with their hands thus:

Mountain: {x-}{x-}/{4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{5-Spades}
Elezra: {x-}{x-}/{9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{7-Spades}

Mountain made the call, and check called the last two streets, having been dealt a {j-Clubs} on sixth to Elezra's {a-Clubs}. When Elezra's last bet of 20,000 was called, he turned over {10-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{k-Spades}/{9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{7-Spades} for a jack-high straight and took the pot.

The very next hand, Elezra bet on fifth street and was raised by Mountain:

Mountain: {x-}{x-}/{2-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{7-Hearts}
Elezra: {x-}{x-}/{j-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{9-Spades}

Elezra made the call and picked up the {10-Spades} to Mountain's {a-Diamonds}. Elezra fired when Mountain checked to him, and Mountain called after thinking for a while (he had 115,000 behind at this point). One more call later, Mountain was down to 95,000 as Elezra showed down a queen for another straight.

Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 650,000 376,000
Joshua Mountain us
Joshua Mountain
us 95,000 -175,000

Tags: Eli ElezraJoshua Mountain


Elezra and Vornicu Pile In the Chips


Eli Elezra: {x-}{x-}/{2-Spades}{4-Spades}{5-Clubs}{7-Hearts}/{x-}
Valentin Vornicu: {x-}{x-}/{a-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{8-Spades}/{x-}

The action went bet-raise-raise-raise-call on fifth street, with Elezra capping off the action with the call. The players both checked through the rest of the hand, with Elezra showing {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{3-Spades} for the winning pair of kings.

Tags: Valentin VornicuEli Elezra

Vornicu Bets at Every Opportunity; Seiver Calls Until the River

The betting limits are a hefty 10,000/20,000, and any pot that gets to the later streets is big. Just now Valentin Vornicu bet all the way down to the river, Scott Seiver checking each time. Their hands by seventh:

Vornicu: {x-}{x-}/{k-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{10-Spades}
Seiver: {x-}{x-}/{j-Spades}{a-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}

The final time Vornicu bet, Seiver went into the tank, cutting down his chips with the dexterity of a dealer and considering his 122,000 remaining stack. Eventually, he folded.

Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 122,000 -93,000

Tags: Scott SeiverValentin Vornicu

Final Table Line-Up

SeatPlayerCountryChip Count
1Phongthep ThiptinnakonUnited States200,000
2Valentin VornicuUnited States520,000
3Scott SeiverUnited States278,000
4Joshua MountainUnited States325,000
5Rep PorterUnited States210,000
6Anthony ZinnoUnited States580,000
7Eli ElezraUnited States274,000
8Timothy FrazinUnited States79,000
9David SingerUnited States115,000

Rod Pardey Jr. Eliminated in 10th Place ($6,510)

Rod Pardey Jr
Rod Pardey Jr

Rod Pardey Jr. raised on fourth street, got a call from Scott Seiver and went in for the last of his chips on fifth street.

Rod Pardey Jr.:{a-Spades}{k-Clubs}/{10-Hearts}{3-Spades}{5-Spades}{q-Spades}/{5-}

Pardey has plenty of outs going into the river, with four to a spade flush and a gutshot to a broadway straight. He didn't improve enough to take down Seiver's {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} however, and the field is down to nine players.

Rod Pardey Jr US
Rod Pardey Jr
US Ausgeschieden

Tags: Rod Pardey JrScott Seiver

Two Five-Handed Tables: Seating

SeatPlayerCountryChip Count
1Tim FrazinUnited States115,000
2Phongthep ThiptinnakonUnited States200,000
3Rod Pardey JrUnited States45,000
4Eli ElezraUnited States274,000
5Scott SeiverUnited States215,000
1Valentin VornicuUnited States409,000
2Rep PorterUnited States281,000
3Anthony ZinnoUnited States733,000
4David SingerUnited States136,000
5Joshua MountainUnited States445,000

Shuffle Up and Deal!


Players are seated and Day 3 of $1,500 Seven-Card Stud has begun.