Event #21: $1,500 Seven Card Stud

Event Info

Players 408

Sorel Mizzi Eliminated in 6th Place ($22,235)

Sorel Mizzi - 6th place
Sorel Mizzi - 6th place

Christine Pietsch: (XX) / {5-Hearts} - bring in and fold
Richard Ashby: (XX) {9-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{3-Clubs} - fold
Sorel Mizzi: {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts} / {8-Spades}{4-Spades}{2-Hearts}{k-Hearts} / {8-Clubs}
Darren Shebell: {2-Clubs}{2-Spades} / {10-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{7-Spades} / {k-Diamonds}

Christine Pietsch brought in and Richard Ashby called. Sorel Mizzi completed and Darren Shebell called; Pietsch folded and Ashby called.

Ashby bet out on fourth street and Mizzi thought about it for some time before raising. "I call!" announced a suspiciously cheerful Shebell; Ashby called too and they were at fifth street.

This time Ashby checked, and Mizzi now bet all in for 17,000. "Sorel Mizzi, stud champion!" shouted a passing Mike Matusow. He couldn't have been more wrong. The action moved over to Shebell, who raised. Back to Ashby, who tanked for a minute or two while Mizzi showed his down cards to a couple of railers. Eventually Ashby folded, and Mizzi and Shebell turned their cards up.

Once the cards had all been dealt, Mizzi could only boast a pair of eights. He was standing and wishing the rest of the table good luck before he'd even seen the last two cards. Shebell's set of deuces were good, and our field is now five.

Tags: Darren ShebellSorel Mizzi

Every Chip Matters

Sorel Mizzi is getting extremely short in chips. He recently completed under the gun with the {a-Diamonds} showing. Mizzi was happy when everyone folded, saying "Double up baby, ship it!"

He'll need a few more of those to get back into contention. Then again many of the chips on the table are just shuffling around. We haven't had a lot of big action since our two recent double ups, and no bust outs in over an hour and a half.

Tags: Sorel Mizzi

Heimiller Makes a Recovery

Dan Heimiller: {q-}{q-}{5-} / {5-Spades}{8-Hearts}{3-Spades}{10-Spades}
Darren Shebell: (XXX) / {6-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{a-Spades}{j-Spades}

Owais Ahmed was involved as well, but folded on fourth street with {q-Diamonds}{2-Spades} open to the elements to a bet from Darren Shebell. Dan Heimiller called, though.

Shebell and Heimiller checked down fifth and sixth streets and Shebell checked seventh as well before calling a bet from Heimiller. Heimiller turned over two queens and a five for two pair, and Shebell just mucked.

Shebell remains our chip leader after that on 580,000. Heimiller made a bit of a recovery and once his chips were stacked up they looked to number around 190,000.

Tags: Dan HeimillerDarren Shebell

Mizzi Doubles Through Heimiller, Remains Short

Mizzi - raking it in
Mizzi - raking it in

Dan Heimiller: {q-Clubs}{9-Spades} / {k-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{a-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} / {10-Hearts}
Sorel Mizzi: {j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} / {7-Hearts}{q-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Clubs} / {j-Clubs}

A short raising war between Sorel Mizzi and Dan Heimiller had Mizzi all in on third street. They turned that cards up and waited for the rest of their respective hands to be dealt.

"Straight!" announced Heimiller as he turned over his last down card, revealing the {10-Hearts} which did not make a straight. A pair of sixes was the best he could do.

"Doesn't matter," said Mizzi, who was now holding trip jacks.

Mizzi doubled up to around 150,000, although he lost a small pot to Christine Pietsch next hand to drop him back to 110,000. Heimiller was sitting on 135,000 after that.

Tags: Sorel MizziDan Heimiller

Ahmed Doubles Through Pietsch

Owais Ahmed was fortunate enough to double through Christine Pietsch, keeping him in the race.

Ahmed: {q-Hearts}{q-Spades} / {3-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{k-Hearts} / {6-Spades}
Pietsch: {q-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} / {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{q-Clubs} / {5-Hearts}

The action was three-bet on third street, and Ahmed was all in on fifth street. His aces and kings were good enough to double through the queens and jacks of Pietsch.

Tags: Christine PietschOwais Ahmed

De Wolfe at De Door

For the past couple of hours, this final table has been punctuated by curious grunts from the rail - they sound like, "LUN-kin," they are directed at Sorel Mizzi, and they seem to be coming from the mouth of a perma-grinning Roland de Wolfe.

Just now Mizzi attempted to call security on the ever-cheerful de Wolfe. We think he was joking, but we'll let you know if Mizzi does in fact succeed in having de Wolfe ejected.

Tags: Sorel MizziRoland de Wolfe

Pietsch in Contention

Christine Pietsch: (XX) / {q-Spades}{5-Clubs}{q-Clubs}
Richard Ashby: (XX) / {7-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{3-Spades}

CHristine Pietsch bet out with a pair of queens on fifth street, and it was enough to make Richard Ashby fold his pair of threes.

It was just a small pot, but worthy of note because Pietsch has been slowly creeping up in the chip counts and after that pot she was up to 550,000 - within 50,000 of the chip lead. The next-biggest stack at the table is Richard Ashby, who was at 218,000 after the hand.

Tags: Christine PietschRichard Ashby

Feed the Monster

Darren Shebell has extended his chiplead after winning a small pot against Sorel Mizzi.

Shebell: {4-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} / {6-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{9-Spades}{a-Hearts}
Mizzi: (XXX) / {k-Hearts}{4-Spades}{10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

Mizzi completed on third street and got Shebell to come along for the ride. But that was it for betting as the two checked it down the rest of the way.

Shebell's two pair were good enough to take it.

Tags: Darren ShebellSorel Mizzi

Bathroom Break

Sorel Mizzi said he didn't get a chance to hit the bathroom at break. The rest of the table agreed on giving themselves three minutes to hit the can.