Event #21: $1,500 Seven Card Stud

Eric Friedman Eliminated in 12th Place ($7,942)


Eric Friedman led the betting until sixth street when Dan Heimiller paired up and fired out. Friedman made the call for all of his chips.

Friedman: ({7-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}) {7-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
Heimiller: ({J-Hearts}{5-Hearts}) {10-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

Heimiller flipped a {2-Diamonds} on the river so Friedman had plenty of outs to better the pair of tens. He squeezed but could only find a {J-Diamonds} to leave his pair of sevens short. He's out in 12th for a $7,942 payday.

Tags: Eric FriedmanDan Heimiller

Miller Has an Axe to Grind

Curiousness on the floor as Darren Shebell took exception to the presence of well-known WSOP presenter and producer Joy Miller behind him as he played.

"Can you leave the room, I'm trying to protect my hand," said Shebell.

This was not the right thing to say to Joy Miller.

We rather lost track of the argument that ensued, although we do know that the phrase, "If you ever went deeper than top 12 you'd know who I am," left Miller's mouth. Eventually Owais Ahmed got involved as well somehow, albeit briefly.

Anyway, after a while Miller did in fact leave and peace returned to the tournament floor.

It's very late.

Tags: Darren ShebellJoy MillerOwais Ahmed

Heimiller Higher

Christine Pietsch: (XXX) / {9-Spades}{k-Spades}{3-Clubs}{q-Spades}
Dan Heimiller: {2-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} / {k-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{6-Spades}
Brian Johnson: (XXX) / {9-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{2-Hearts}

All three player made it to seventh street and the action went like so:

Third - Pietsch brought in, Heimiller completed, Johnson called, Pietsch called

Fourth - Pietsch checked, Heimiller bet, both called

Fifth - Pietsch checked, Heimiller bet, both called

Sixth - Johnson checked, Pietsch checked, Heimiller bet, both called

Seventh - checks all round

Heimiller turned over three pairs, the best two of which were kings and eights, and upped his stack to 255,000. Pietsch and Johnson were left with 62,000 and 20,000 respectively.

Tags: Brian JohnsonChristine PietschDan Heimiller

Nice Boards!


Here's something you don't see everyday...

Richard Ashby: (XX) / {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}
Owais Ahmed: (XX) / {J-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{J-Clubs}

Trips showing on both boards! Freaky! As Sorel Mizzi jumped out of his chair to take a photo of the boards on his phone, Ahmed fired a bet and Ashby let his hand go.

Julian Herold Eliminated in 15th Place ($5,155); Steve Albini Eliminated in 14th Place ($6,356);


When we got to the table Darren Shebell had two opponents all in and he threw out the classic line, "I got a full house, I gotta call!"

Steve Albini (yes, of Big Black fame) was putting his last chips in on sixth street with Julian Herold already all in at that point. Here's how the boards were spread:

Herold: (XX) / {2-Hearts}{2-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{4-Spades}
Albini: {K-Hearts}{K-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{A-Spades}{A-Diamonds} (order uncertain)
Shebell: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} (order uncertain)

Albini would need to improve on the river but he bricked out as Herold quickly mucked his down cards, and Shebell had suddenly sent two to the rail! He's up to a tournament-leading 275,000 chips.

Tags: Darren ShebellJulian HeroldSteve Albini

Walter Back from the Dead

Eric Friedman: (XXX) / {k-Spades}{8-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}
Raymond Walter: {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}(X) with the ace on seventh street / {q-Spades}{a-Spades}{3-Hearts}{a-Clubs}
Pat Pezzin: (XX) / {q-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} - fold

Down to just 11,000 at the break, Raymond Walter has made an impressive comeback - he seems to have decatupled his stack over two big hands and is now at 110,000.

Walter had already doubled up on the previous hand when the following occurred: Friedman and Walter just called the bring-in before Pezzin completed. They both called.

Thereafter Walter led the betting, and he bet out on every street. Pezzin gave it up on fifth street but Friedman called all the way before mucking to Walter's trip aces.

Friedman, by the by, was left with 92,000.

Tags: Raymond WalterEric Friedman

Turner On A Rush

Jon Turner
Jon Turner

Jon Turner has had a good few minutes after winning back-to-back pots to get himself up to 190,000 chips.

In the first hand, Turner completed before firing bets on fourth (double) and fifth, before sixth and seventh were checked down against Darren Shebell.

Turner: ({Q-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{7-Clubs}) / {J-Clubs}{J-Spades}{6-Clubs}{K-Hearts}
Shebell: ({A-Clubs}{10-Clubs}X) / {K-Clubs}{A-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{4-Spades}

Turner showed a flush which was good as Shebell flipped aces up.

The following hand Turner and Sorel Mizzi clashed, with Turner applying the pressure all the way to the river until Mizzi gave it up.

Turner: (XXX) / {K-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{J-Hearts}
Mizzi: (XXX) / {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{10-Spades}{4-Diamonds}

Turner - 190,000
Mizzi - 210,000
Shebell - 230,000

Tags: Jon Turner

Just Pietschy

Pietschy keen
Pietschy keen

Christine Pietsch: {3-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{j-Clubs} / {3-Hearts}{8-Spades}{10-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}
Pat Pezzin: (XXX) / {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}
Alex Kravchenko: (XX) / {j-Spades}{9-Hearts} - fold

Christine Pietsch completed and Pat Pezzin and Alex Kravchenko both called. Pezzin, with a pair of nines showing, bet out on fourth street and Kravchenko folded; Pietsch made the call though and they were heads up.

Pezzin bet out again on fifth and sixth streets and both times Pietsch made the call. They both checked on seventh and Pietsch's two pair was presumably good enough to win, as Pezzin just mucked his hand.

Pietsch: 123,000
Pezzin: 195,000
Al Krav: 65,000

Tags: Christine PietschPat PezzinAlex Kravchenko