Event #40: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better



Armstrong Can't Call on the River

Jan_Kores • Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 1,500 ante

Mark Armstrong and Scott Abrams were on fifth street with Abrams hitting open fours. He led out, and Armstrong stuck around. Abrams led out again, and Armstrong carried on calling.

Mark Armstrong: {X-}{X-} / {2-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}
Scott Abrams: {X-}{X-} / {4-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{K-Clubs}

Abrams pulled the trigger once more on seventh street, announcing he had only 500 more after he'd made the bet. Armstrong checked his hole cards several times but eventually decided to fold, leaving himself with 15,000. He showed {9-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{5-Spades} before mucking.

Scott Abrams us
Scott Abrams
us 100,000 19,500
Mark Armstrong us
Mark Armstrong
us 15,000 -102,000

Tags: Mark ArmstrongScott Abrams

Forrest Scoops Jamison

[user249920] • Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 1,500 ante

Ted Forrest defended his bring-in with the {2-Diamonds} against Gregory Jamison, who came in first to act for a complete bet with the {a-Clubs}. It was Forrest catching best with a {6-Diamonds}, and he took the betting lead, but then Jamison fired out when Forrest caught a {10-Spades}.

Forrest: {x-}{x-}/{2-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{4-Spades}
Jamison: {x-}{x-}/{a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{4-Hearts}

Forrest called and then retook the lead after snagging another low card. Jamison called bets on sixth and seventh streets, and Forrest rolled over {a-Spades}{3-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}.

"Wheel and a six-high straight," the dealer accurately observed.

Ted Forrest us
Ted Forrest
us 180,000 -10,000
Gregory Jamison us
Gregory Jamison
us 45,000 -75,000

Tags: Gregory JamisonTed Forrest

Harris Triples Up With Three Nines

Jan_Kores • Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 1,500 ante

Michael Harris was the bring-in with the {6-Spades}, and Andrew Yeh and Max Pescatori called.

Yeh bet out on fourth street. Pescatori called, and Harris called for his last 5,500. Pescatori then led out into a side pot, and Yeh called When Pescatori bet again on sixth, having his aces paired, Yeh finally folded.

Andrew Yeh: {X-}{X-} / {7-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{Q-Spades} (folded on sixth street)
Michael Harris: {X-}{X-} / {6-Spades}{3-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}
Max Pescatori: {X-}{X-} / {A-Clubs}{7-Spades}{5-Clubs}{A-Spades}

Pescatori had aces up with {9-Spades}{7-Clubs} in the hole, but Harris had the other three nined, holding {K-Spades}{9-Hearts}. Pescatori then looked at his last card and mucked it immediately, saying, "Nice hand," while Harris looked at his last card, too, but didn't roll it over.

Michael Harris US
Michael Harris
US 32,000 -37,000

Tags: Andrew YehMax PescatoriMichael Harris

"Best You Can Do is Get Your Money Back"

[user249920] • Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 1,500 ante

Don Zewin got his remaining chips in on sixth street with an open pair of fives against Bill Kohler, who also had an open pair of fives.

"Best you can do is get your money back," Zewin declared.

"Well, then, I can't even do that," Kohler replied.

Zewin: {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}/{5-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}
Kohler: {8-Clubs}{2-Spades}/{8-Hearts}{5-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}

Indeed, Kohler was drawing dead against Zewin's kings full, and both players dutifully flipped over meaningless river cards to move on to the next hand.

William Kohler US
William Kohler
US 74,000 25,000
Don Zewin us
Don Zewin
us 33,000 -20,000

Tags: Bill KohlerDon Zewin


Rosenfeldt Busts Cong

Jan_Kores • Level 17: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Jack Rosenfeldt's momentum continues, as he just knocked out Senh Cong in 34th place.

Cong completed with the {6-Hearts}, and Rosenfeldt defended the {3-Clubs}. Cong bet out on fourth street, receiving another call. Cong's remaining chips went in on fifth street as he check-raised for less than two bets. Rosenfeldt was ready to pay.

Senh Cong: {X-}{X-} / {6-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{9-Spades}
Jack Rosenfeldt: {X-}{X-} / {3-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{5-Clubs}

Rosenfeldt had three low cards out, all of them suited. Cong was dealt the {3-Diamonds} on sixth, and Rosenfeldt added the {2-Diamonds} to his board. Cong's eventual hole cards read {7-Spades}{2-Spades}{7-Clubs} for a pair of sevens and a eight-seven low. Neither of that was any good, as Rosenfeldt turned up his {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{K-Spades} for aces and a sixty-five low, eliminating Cong from the tournament.

Jack Rosenfeldt us
Jack Rosenfeldt
us 196,000 43,000
Senh Cong us
Senh Cong
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Jack RosenfeldtSenh Cong

Gazlay Scoops Harris

[user249920] • Level 17: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Michael Harris bet on sixth street with open fives and got raised by Brayden Gazlay.

Harris: {x-}{x-}/{2-Spades}{5-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Gazlay: {x-}{x-}/{5-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{8-Spades}{a-Spades}

Harris called to see seventh, checking dark. Gazlay bet right away, and Harris eventually called. Gazlay showed {a-}{6-}{2-} for aces up and an eight-six, and that was enough to scoop.

Brayden Gazlay us
Brayden Gazlay
us 125,000 37,000
Michael Harris US
Michael Harris
US 69,000 -51,000

Tags: Brayden GazlayMichael Harris

Cruel 45 Minutes

Jan_Kores • Level 17: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

It's been a seat-open festival since the dinner break, so far. Among those who left within the first 45 minutes of Level 17 were notable players such as Phil Hui, Randy Ohel, Allen Kessler, and Jeff Madsen.

Phil Hui us
Phil Hui
us Ausgeschieden
Brian Nunneley us
Brian Nunneley
us Ausgeschieden
Cole Jackson us
Cole Jackson
us Ausgeschieden
Randy Ohel us
Randy Ohel
us Ausgeschieden
Allen Kessler us
Allen Kessler
us Ausgeschieden
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
us Ausgeschieden
Dave Stann us
Dave Stann
us Ausgeschieden
William Shelton us
William Shelton
us Ausgeschieden
Jeffrey Mitseff us
Jeffrey Mitseff
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Allen KesslerJeff MadsenPhil HuiPhillip HuiRandy Ohel

Lewis Scoops a Huge Three-Way Pot

Jan_Kores • Level 17: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

The action was on fifth street with Barbara Lewis, Tony Ma, and Justin Bonomo fighting for a hefty pot.

Ma had three hearts out, and he bet, earning calls from both Bonomo and Lewis. Bonomo paired his sixes on sixth street, and he led out. Lewis called, and Ma stayed in the contest, too. Seventh street was checked through.

Tony Ma: {X-}{X-} / {3-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{J-Spades} / {X-}
Justin Bonomo: {X-}{X-} / {6-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} / {X-}
Barbara Lewis: {X-}{X-} / {2-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} / {X-}

Bonomo had just the open sixes, rolling over {A-}{J-}{8-}. Lewis had him beat with two pair, showing {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{2-Spades}. Ma double-checked his hole cards and shook his head in a sign of his defeat. Lewis scooped the whole pot to climb over 200,000 in chips.

Barbara Lewis US
Barbara Lewis
US 215,000 35,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 195,000 -25,000
Tony Ma us
Tony Ma
us 105,000 50,000

Tags: Barbara LewisJustin BonomoTony Ma