Event #21: $1,500 Seven Card Stud

Chair That Was Once Phil, Left Empty

Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey

Ivey: {q-Hearts} {q-Diamonds} {7-Spades} / {4-Spades} {a-Hearts} {7-Diamonds} {2-Clubs}
Opponent: {8-Clubs} {5-Spades} {9-Spades} / {8-Diamonds} {3-Diamonds} {8-Spades} {6-Diamonds}

We caught up with Phil Ivey when he was all in on 5th street and drawing thin against an opponent who had just made a set of eights. Ivey's two pair failed to fill up and he was left without any chips.

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May the Schwartz Be With You

Schwartz - using his kopf
Schwartz - using his kopf

Ylon Schwartz had jacks up and his opponent aces up when said opponent got his last in on fifth or sixth street. However, once all the cards had been dealt Schwartz could boast a full house - jacks full of fives - and his opponent was bust.

Schwartz meanwhile is flying high on 21,000, only a little behind chip leader Jean Gaspard who has improved to 26,000.

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Munley Done

We arrived just in time to see Bill Munley turning his cards over and wishing the rest of the table good luck - whatever he had it couldn't beat the, er, three pair that his opponent was holding, and he headed for the rail.

Opponent: {a-}{a-}{k-}{k-}{q-}{q-}(X)

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Dinner Is Over

Time to get down to the serious business of this tournament.

We lost around a quarter of the field in the first four levels. Let's see how many we can drop in the next four before we call it a night.

Dinner Time

Four levels have been and gone, and it's time to hit the Poker Kitchen.

Back in an hour.

Annette Obrest-out

Annette Obrestad - silent and no longer deadly
Annette Obrestad - silent and no longer deadly

It seems that Annette Obrestad will not be claiming her first bracelet in the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event. Never managing to get above her starting stack to our knowledge, she has quietly and with the minimum of fuss hit the rail.

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Mizrachi Unable to Grind Out a Win

Binger: (X-X-{j-Hearts}) / {10-Diamonds} {a-Clubs} {10-Clubs} {6-Clubs} - FOLDED
Mizrachi: (X-X-X) / {10-Hearts} {q-Hearts} {7-Clubs} {6-Diamonds}
Opponent 1: ({k-Diamonds} {k-Hearts} {9-Clubs} / {k-Spades} {q-Clubs} {6-Spades} {a-Spades}
Opponent 2: (X-X-X) / {4-Spades} {j-Clubs} {7-Hearts} {2-Clubs} - FOLDED

Michael Mizrachi found himself all in on fourth street while Michael Binger and two other players at the table duked it out all the way to seventh street where a bet from Opponent 1 was enough to get Binger and Opponent 2 to fold.

Mizrachi mucked upon seeing Opponent 1's set of kings.

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Gaspard Extends Chip Lead

Jean Gaspard: {2-Clubs}{8-Spades}{4-Clubs}{k-Spades}{2-Spades}{6-Spades} / {q-Spades} his last down card
All-in player: {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{j-Hearts} / {4-Diamonds} on seventh

"I'm gonna make the spade," warned Jean Gaspard as he and his all-in opponent prepared to turn over their last down cards. His opponent was in the lead with kings up.

The all-in player turned over the {4-Diamonds} for two pair. Gaspard turned over the {q-Spades} for a flush.

"I told you I'm gonna make the spade," said Gaspard cheerfully; some brief good-game type pleasantries were exchanged and Gaspard's opponent then took his leave.

After that, Gaspard is our chip daddy by a long way, on 21,000.

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Gaspard Takes Chip Lead

Gaspard: {j-Clubs} {j-Spades} {4-Diamonds} / {3-Clubs} {8-Diamonds} {4-Hearts} {7-Spades}
Opponent: (X-X-X) / {5-Diamonds} {5-Hearts} {9-Spades} {8-Clubs}

Jean Gaspard seems to have taken the chip lead after this hand in which he raised on fourth street, called a bet on fifth street, and bet on sixth street before both players checked through seventh street.

In the end, Gaspard's two pair were good for a win and a 14,800 chip count.

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Buss Heading Uptown

We recently reported that Jerry Buss had slipped to 3,200 chips. However he was recently involved in a hand that saw him climb back up to close to 5,000.

Seat 1: (X-X) / {j-Hearts} {6-Clubs} - FOLDED
Seat 4: (X-X-X) / {2-Spades} {j-Diamonds} {8-Diamonds} {5-Diamonds}
Buss: {10-Clubs} {2-} (X) / {7-Diamonds} {10-Spades} {7-Clubs} {7-Spades}
Seat 6: (X-X) / {10-Clubs} {6-Hearts} {k-Spades} - FOLDED

This hand kicked off when all three players called a raise from the player in Seat 6. On fourth street, action was checked to Seat 6 who once again placed a bet. The player in Seat 1 folded, but Buss and the player in Seat 4 made the call.

It was Buss who made a bet on fifth street, getting a call from Seat 4, but Seat 6 folded. Buss bet again on sixth and seventh street, with Seat 4 calling both times.

Buss tabled a full house and has some more chips to his name.

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