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

Pezzin Hanging Tough

Pat Pezzin in earlier WSOP action
Pat Pezzin in earlier WSOP action

Pezzin Hanging Tough (10:36pm)

Pezzin: (X) (X) / {j-Hearts} {j-Hearts} {2-Hearts}
Nguyen: (X) (X) / {6-Clubs} {6-Spades} {a-Diamonds}

Pat Pezzin completed as last to act after Men Nguyen was forced to bring it in.  Nguyen raised, with Pezzin making the call.  Both players caught an open pair on fourth street.  Pezzin, with the bigger pair, had the betting lead and opted to double-bet.  Nguyen called.

On fifth street Pezzin bet again.  He had only 15,000 behind his 10,000-chip bet.  Nguyen asked for a count, then tanked for more than a minute before finally surrendering his hand.

Pezzin is up to 66,000.

Tags: Men NguyenPat Pezzin

Evdakov Clips Nguyen

Nikolay Evdakov completed for 5,000 and Men Nguyen made the call before making it two-bets on fourth street.

Evdakov called and then fired out on sixth only to call another two-bet raise from Nguyen before taking the aggressive line once again and firing out on sixth.

Nguyen slowed down by just calling before folding to a 10,000-chip bet on seventh with each player's respective boards reading as follows.

Evdakov: (X)(X) / {K-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{2-Spades} / (X)
Nguyen: (X)(X) / {6-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} / (X)

Following the hand Nguyen slipped to 345,000 as Evdakov climbs to 215,000 in chips.

Tags: Men NguyenNikolay Evdakov

Three Kings For Bonnefous

Doyle Brunson completed for 5,000 and Edouard Mignot Bonnefous two-bet to 10,000.

Brunson made the call and proceeded to call a bet on fourth and fifth before Bonnefous was all in for 3,000 on sixth.

Brunson: {J-Hearts}{8-Clubs} / {10-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{6-Clubs}
Bonnefous: {K-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} / {K-Hearts}{K-Spades}{J-Spades}{4-Hearts}

Brunson caught the {A-Spades} on seventh as Bonnefous found the meaningless {10-Clubs} also to ensure his double up to 70,000 in chips.

Tags: Doyle BrunsonEdouard Mignot Bonnefous

Buchman Scoops Big Pot, Sexton Crippled Then Eliminated


Eric Bachman has taken down a sizeable pot to soar to over 300,000 in chips.

Buchman led the betting on every street with his three opponents calling him down - albeit Dan Heimiller folding on sixth - until seventh street when they all folded to a 10,000-chip bet from Buchman.

Buchman: (X)(X) / {3-Spades}{7-Spades}{A-Clubs}{4-Spades} / (X)
Heimiller: (X)(X) / {8-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{J-Hearts} (folded on sixth)
Keith Sexton: (X)(X) / {3-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{10-Spades} / (X)
Joe Cassidy: (X)(X) / {J-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} / (X)

The main casualty in the hand was Sexton who was just left with 5,000 in chips, and a few hands later would be sent to the rail by Heimiller.

Sexton: {8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} / {5-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} / {4-Spades}
Heimiller: {K-Clubs}{9-Hearts} / {9-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{7-Spades} / {9-Hearts}

Tags: Dan HeimillerJoe CassidyKeith SextonEric Buchman

Recent Eliminations

Max Pescatori now on the rail
Max Pescatori now on the rail

The tournament is consolidating at a more rapid pace than expected. We're down to 26 players left in the field after Scott Seiver, Matt Glantz and Max Pescatori all busted in rapid succession.



Pezzin: (X) (X) / {8-Clubs} {7-Spades} {a-Diamonds} {10-Diamonds} / (X)
Nguyen: (X) (X) / {q-Hearts} {2-Hearts} {a-Clubs} {10-Clubs} / (X)

There's a new chip leader in town.  His name is Men "the Master" Nguyen.  Nguyen bet every street against Pat Pezzin, and Pezzin called him down each time until seventh street.  There, when Nguyen fired out one last bet, Pezzin folded.  

Pezzin's fold didn't stop Nguyen from showing his hand.  He had {a-Spades} {q-Spades} {q-Diamonds} in the hole for an extremely well-disguised queens full of aces.

Nguyen appears to be leading the tournament now with 340,000.  Pezzin is hanging on with 65,000.

Tags: Men NguyenPat Pezzin

Full-Blown Busto


Mueller: (X) (X) / {a-Clubs} {9-Diamonds} {j-Spades} {5-Spades} / (X)
Cassidy: (X) (X) / {4-Hearts} {3-Hearts} {q-Clubs} {6-Diamonds} / (X)

On his final hand of this tournament, Greg Mueller had the betting lead on every street.  Every time he checked it to Joe Cassidy, and every time Cassidy bet.  On fourth street, Cassidy's bet chased out two other players so that Mueller and Cassidy were heads-up.  Mueller check-called fifth street.

By sixth street, Mueller had only 10,500 left in his stack.  He checked and then deliberated after Cassidy bet.  Finally Mueller stuck in a raise.  Cassidy just called.

Mueller smoked a check on the river.  Cassidy said, "I'll bet it," and tossed in 500 -- all that Mueller had left.  Mueller called, then mucked his hand when Cassidy turned up {a-} {j-} {j-} for a pair of jacks.

Tags: Greg MuellerJoe Cassidy

Negreanu Culled By Adams

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu fired out on third, fourth and fifth street before Brandon Adams raised enough to put Negreanu all in. Negreanu obliged for his last 24,000 on fifth to see the following boards tabled.

Negreanu: {K-Clubs}{K-Spades} / {3-Clubs}{9-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
Adams: {J-Hearts}{3-Hearts} / {J-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}

Negreanu caught the {2-Hearts} and Adams the {10-Spades} on sixth street before Adams took the lead with the {10-Hearts} on seventh.

“Nothing across would be a good sweat” stated Negreanu as he started peeping at his seventh card.

“Paint card . . . diamond” continued Negreanu before he stood up to peer over at Adams’ board.

“Nup” he has it (in reference to Adams’ {K-Diamonds}) as Negreanu rolled over the {Q-Diamonds} to ensure his elimination from the tournament.

“Off to play the limit” he added as he ducked under the railing to go and find his chair and chip stack in Event #12: $1,500 Limit Hold’em while Adams climbs to 160,000 in chips.

Tags: Brandon AdamsDaniel Negreanu

Negreanu Wins Battle of the Shorties


Earlier in the day, Daniel Negreanu asked me how tall I am.  Why? Who can say.  But Negreanu was quite short for a hand against John D'Agostino.  D'Agostino was even shorter, by 1,500 chips, and was the one who took the worst of the confrontation.  Negreanu made three queens against D'Agostino's pair of kings.  D'Agostino did not draw out on the river.  He flipped his hand into the muck and quickly left the tournament area.  He's out.  Negreanu, meanwhile, is up to 32,000.

Tags: Daniel NegreanuJohn D'Agostino

Richey Busto

Brett Richey received no help from the Heavens!
Brett Richey received no help from the Heavens!

Brett Richey had his last 3,000 in on third street and was called in two spots before Men Nguyen forced a fold from Max Pescatori.

Richey: {J-Spades}{10-Hearts} / {6-Spades}{3-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{K-Spades} / (X)
Nguyen: {K-Hearts}{Q-Spades} / {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{2-Hearts} / {Q-Clubs}

With Nguyen taking the lead on fifth street and then improving on seventh, Richey hit the rail as Nguyen chipped up to 290,000 in chips.

Tags: Brett RicheyMen Nguyen