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

Ivey Chips Up at Sexton's Expense


Sexton: (X) (X) / {7-Diamonds} {q-Diamonds} {10-Clubs} {a-Diamonds} / (X)
Ivey: (X) (X) / {a-Clubs} {4-Diamonds} {3-Diamonds} {4-Spades} / (X)

Keith Sexton was livid yesterday when, due to dealer error on the river, he lost a pot he should have won. Despite that setback, Sexton managed to hang on for the rest of the night and return today. But his day is off to a rocky start after running into the freight train known as Phil Ivey.

After Sexton completed third street, action folded to Ivey. He raised his ace and only Secton called. Ivey had the betting lead on every street and fired every step of the way until the river. On the river he checked, and Sexton checked behind. Ivey opened {k-Hearts} {k-Diamonds} {9-Diamonds} in the hole for two pair, kings and nines. Those two pair dragged the pot and increased Ivey's count to 75,000. Sexton is down to 42,000.

Tags: Keith SextonPhil Ivey

Gerasimov Crippled


Kiril Gerasimov led the action on fourth street only to get raised by David Ulliott. Gerasimov made the call before check-raising on fifth and firing on sixth after Ulliott called and then checked.

When seventh street fell, Ulliott fired out and Gerasimov made the call with both players boards reading as follows.

Gerasimov: (X)(X) / {9-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{A-Spades}{9-Spades} / (X)
Ulliott: (X)(X) / {6-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} / (X)

Ulliott tabled his combined down cards of {A-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{5-Hearts} for two-pair as Gerasimov mucked his hand while slipping to just 2,500 as Ulliot climbs over the 100,000-chip mark.

Tags: Kirill GerasimovDavid Ulliott

Fast Start for Buchman


Yesterday it was Dniel Negreanu's day to catch rolled-up hands and to make quads, including a really brutal hand against David Grey where Negreanu made quad jacks and Grey made quad sixes. Today might be Eric Buchman's day.

The 2009 November Niner started the day in third place in the chip counts. He quickly added to his stack in a hand against Edouard Mignot-Bonnefous by firing on every street. On sixth street, with Buchman's board showing a queen, two kings and an ace, Mignot-Bonnefous raised Buchman's bet. Buchman three-bet, then fired dark on the river. Mignot-Bonnefous called and saw the bad news -- Buchman made quad kings.

With that pot Buchman is up to about 135,000.

Tags: Eric BuchmanEdouard Mignot-Bonnefous

Amaral Busts, Neilan Triples


Christopher Amaral started the day as one of the tournament short stacks, and consequently found himself all in on third street against three players.

Greg Mueller folded on fourth while Craig Neilan led the better on fourth and fifth street only to get raised by Vladimir Schmelev. Neilan called both times before check-raising on sixth all in.

Amaral: {10-Clubs}{6-Spades} / {6-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} / (X)
Neilan: {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds} / {3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{K-Clubs} / (X)
Schmelev: {9-Hearts}{9-Spades} / {9-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{10-Spades} / (X)

"I'm drawing dead" commented Amaral at the sight of his opponent's down cards after seeing the fourth six - the {6-Hearts} - as one of his opponent's up cards before he folded.

Neilan revealed a {J-Diamonds} on seventh street and both Schemelev and Amaral folded their hands after not finding any improvement.

With Amaral hitting the rail, Neilan virtually tripled to over 51,000 in chips.

Tags: Christopher AmaralCraig NeilanGreg MuellerVladimir Schmelev

Negreanu Clipped


Daniel Negreanu led every street of betting against John D'Agostino only to fold seventh street when faced with a 3,000-chip bet with both players boards reading as follows.

Negreanu: (X)(X) / {10-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} / (X)
D'Agostino (X)(X) / {9-Clubs}{7-Spades}{5-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} / (X)

As D'Agostino climbs to 67,000, Negreanu slips to just 39,000 in chips.

Tags: Daniel NegreanuJohn D'Agostino

Day 2 Set to Begin

Michael Mizrachi is in the pole position
Michael Mizrachi is in the pole position

85 players made it through Day 1 of the $10,000 Seven-Card Stud World Championship yesterday. When they bagged up the chips at the end of the night, it was Event 2 Champion, Michael Mizrachi, who had accumulated the biggest stack. Surprisingly, the player in second place was the player who finished in second place in Event 2 -- Vladimir Schmelev.

But in a very pro-heavy field, there are still plenty of "names" left looking to make a move up the counts and secure a seat at tomorrow's final table. In fact, the 1-2 punch from this event last year -- Freddie Ellis and Eric Drache -- are both alive and kicking heading into Day 2.

Play is set to resume at 3pm local time, in about thirty minutes. See you then!

Day 2 Table and Seat Draw


Table 312
Seat 1: Tony Guoga
Seat 2: Eric Buchman
Seat 3: Pawel Andrzejwski
Seat 4: Doyle Brunson
Seat 5: --empty--
Seat 6: Daniel Shak
Seat 7: Edouard Mignot-Bonnefous
Seat 8: Nick Schulman

Table 313
Seat 1: Joseph Bunevith
Seat 2: Sirious Jamshidi
Seat 3: Shane Douglas
Seat 4: --empty--
Seat 5: Scotty Nguyen
Seat 6: Refugio Quintero
Seat 7: Benjamin Lin
Seat 8: Michael Mizrachi

Table 314
Seat 1: --empty--
Seat 2: John Cernuto
Seat 3: Todd Barlow
Seat 4: Justin Smith
Seat 5: Alfred Decarolis
Seat 6: Andrew Black
Seat 7: Matt Glantz
Seat 8: Nickolas Frangos

Table 315
Seat 1: Kirill Gerasimov
Seat 2: Fu Wong
Seat 3: Pat Pezzin
Seat 4: Denise Molloy
Seat 5: Ray Dehkharghani
Seat 6: Joel Fischbein
Seat 7: Stuart Rutter
Seat 8: David Ulliott

Table 317
Seat 1: Eli Elezra
Seat 2: John Racener
Seat 3: Todd Brunson
Seat 4: Steve Billirakis
Seat 5: Steve Landfish
Seat 6: Scott Seiver
Seat 7: Robert Zipf
Seat 8: Nikolay Evdakov

Table 318
Seat 1: Oleg Shamardin
Seat 2: Dan Kelly
Seat 3: Kevin Tang
Seat 4: Brandon Adams
Seat 5: David Bach
Seat 6: Karen Mengden
Seat 7: Men Nguyen
Seat 8: David Singer

Table 319
Seat 1: George Lind
Seat 2: Keith Sexton
Seat 3: Alexander Kostritsyn
Seat 4: Alan Dvorkis
Seat 5: Eric Drache
Seat 6: Aurangzeb Sheikh
Seat 7: Phillip Ivey
Seat 8: Brett Richey

Table 320
Seat 1: Greg Mueller
Seat 2: Marco Liesy
Seat 3: Barry Greenstein
Seat 4: Vladimir Schmelev
Seat 5: Jennifer Harman-Traniello
Seat 6: Christopher Amaral
Seat 7: Mark Dickstein
Seat 8: Craig Neilan

Table 322
Seat 1: Yuval Bronshtein
Seat 2: Hasan Habib
Seat 3: Allen Kessler
Seat 4: Alessio Isaia
Seat 5: John Dagostino
Seat 6: William Munley
Seat 7: Neal Friets
Seat 8: Daniel Negreanu

Table 323
Seat 1: John Monnette
Seat 2: Brian Goddard
Seat 3: Cory Zeidman
Seat 4: Farshad Ben
Seat 5: Alexander Kravchenko
Seat 6: Joe Cassidy
Seat 7: Jordan Smith
Seat 8: Freddie Ellis

Table 324
Seat 1: Jean Gaspard
Seat 2: Dan Robison
Seat 3: Robert Mizrachi
Seat 4: Dan Heimiller
Seat 5: Dario Alioto
Seat 6: David Grey
Seat 7: Chris Ferguson
Seat 8: Max Pescatori