Event #21: $1,500 Seven Card Stud

Gaspard and Pardey Tangle Again

Jean Gaspard has had an up and down evening, but this latest pot with Rodney Pardey has him back up towards the chip lead once more.

Gaspard: {4-Hearts} {4-Clubs} {9-Diamonds} / {q-Hearts} {4-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds} {a-Clubs}
Pardey: (X-X) {q-} / {9-Spades} {8-Hearts} {5-Clubs} {q-Spades}

We arrived on sixth street just in time to see Pardey calling a bet from Gaspard. He would do so once more on seventh street, but mucked after Gaspard tabled a set of fours.

Tags: Jean GaspardRodney Pardey

Akkari Crippled, Then Tripled, Then Resigned to the Rail

Andre Akkari: (XXX) / {7-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}
Opponent: {3-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} / {4-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{a-Spades}{9-Hearts}

We caught up with the action right at the tail end of the hand. Akkari's opponent dwelled up for a while before betting. Akkari dwelled up for a while before calling, and then mucked immediately to his opponent's two pair.

So reduced to just 500 chips, and with 100 of that going in as the ante, Akkari called all in to completion and a call in front of him. As the two other players in the hand continued to fight it out, Akkari sat quietly, peering at his down cards from time to time. Eventually all betting was complete and all three turned their cards face up - and Akkari's pair of nines was good enough to take the main pot to more than triple up.

"You're a brave man," one of the other players in the hand told him, eyeing up Akkari's hand:

{j-Clubs}{6-}{9-} / {7-Hearts}{9-Spades}{k-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}

However, Akkari's comeback was short-lived - he and his exceptionally garish orange hoodie were seen exiting the tournament area not long after.

Tags: Andre Akkari

Jesus Sacrificed

Chris Ferguson
Chris Ferguson

Ferguson: {q-Diamonds} {7-Diamonds} {8-Clubs} / {5-Diamonds} {a-Hearts} {5-Clubs} {2-Diamonds}
Kravchenko: {a-Spades} {a-Clubs} {4-Spades} / {4-Clubs} {10-Clubs} {k-Clubs} {3-Clubs}

Chris Ferguson was all in against Alex Kravchenko on fourth street, but was well behind and failed to catch up as the board ran dry on him. While Ferguson will have to sit the rest of this tournament out, his chips will likely be put to good use by Kravchenko, who now has 16,800

Tags: Alex KravchenkoChris Ferguson

Chainsaw Cut Down

Alan Kessler
Alan Kessler

Alan Kessler was down to just 200 chips when he sold 10% of his action to Chris Amaral for $100. With a small rail watching to see if he could make his last bet count he managed to quintuple up to 1,200 after hitting trip-jacks on seventh street to stomp on his opponent's pair of queens.

The celebration wasn't to last, though. Kessler went out on the very next hand when his previous opponent and Men Nguyen both had him all in again with Nguyen and Kessler losing the pot.

Tags: Alan Kessler

Florian Stack Blooming


Florian Langmann has just eliminated another player who was all in on fourth or fifth street. Jim Geary had been involved in the hand too but had folded on fourth with {8-Hearts}{5-} up.

Langmann: {a-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{7-Spades}{9-} in no particular order
All-in player: {k-Clubs}{4-Spades}{4-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}(X)

The all in was punctuated by pauses from the dealer (it's getting late, and these guys work hard) while a perhaps ungenerous tablemate kept telling the dealer, "She's all in," and latterly, "She's still all in."

Anyway, Langmann's two pair was better than the all-in player's two pair, and he took the pot while she hit the rail. Langmann is back in the game, although actually still below average, on 8,200.

Tags: Florian Langmann

Last 2 Levels

We're down to 192 players, meaning that we've lost over half the field in just six levels.

We'll be playing for another two hours before bagging up for the night.

Break and a Race

Players have some time to kick back, relax and do whatever they want to do in 20 minutes as staff race off the green 25 chips.

Salvation for Ferguson

Chris Ferguson: {7-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} / {q-Clubs}{k-Spades}{j-Clubs}{8-Clubs}
Opponent: (XXX) / {a-Spades}{8-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}
Alex Kravchenko: (XX) / {j-Hearts}{8-Spades}{10-Diamonds}

We caught up with the action on fifth street, just in time to see one player checking and Alex Kravchenko checking behind. Chris Ferguson bet, Kravchenko folded and the other player called. Heads up to sixth street.

Ferguson's opponent checked and then called Ferguson's bet, before both players checked on seventh street. Ferguson revealed a pair of kings, and his opponent just mucked.

The man in black is up to 5,800.

Tags: Chris FergusonAlex Kravchenko

Turner Takes a Hit, Still Looking Good

Turner: (X-X-X) / {a-Diamonds} {7-Hearts} {a-Hearts} {6-Clubs}
Seat 6: {4-Spades} {8-Spades} {4-} / {4-Diamonds} {j-Hearts} {8-Hearts} {3-Spades}

We caught up with the action on fifth street when Jon Turner was contemplating a raise from the player in Seat 6. He eventually made the call, check-calling a bet on sixth street. Both players checked seventh street and Turner mucked upon seeing his opponent's full house.

Turner is still sitting comfortable with about 24,000 in chips

Tags: Jon Turner