Event #21: $1,500 Seven Card Stud

Lewis Down & Out

Said Elsanafiri: {10-Clubs}{j-Clubs} / {q-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{6-Hearts} / {q-Clubs}
Barbara Lewis: {2-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} / {8-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{9-Spades} / {k-Clubs}

Barbara Lewis got her last 1,600 in on third street and her pair of eights stayed ahead all the way up until seventh street, when Said Elsanafiri's final down card gave him a pair of queens.

Elsanafiri claimed Lewis' tournament scalp and moved up to 70,000.

Tags: Barbara LewisSaid Elsanafiri

Owais-t of Chips for Seiver

Scott Seiver: {q-Spades}{6-Hearts}(X) / {q-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{7-Spades}{6-Spades}
Owais Ahmed: {2-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} / {3-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{a-Spades}

Scott Seiver bet on streets three through five, and Owais Ahmed called all the way. Ahmed was first to act on sixth and he checked; Seiver checked behind.

Ahmed check-called on seventh street and turned over a six-high straight. Seiver could only boast two pair, and the former chip leader dropped again to just 23,000 - only a few players are now shorter than he is. Ahmed meanwhile increased his stack to a rather healthier 61,000.

Tags: Owais AhmedScott Seiver

Rocco Turns It Around


Jon Turner completed before Michael Rocco put in a raise. Turner made the call and then again for the last 600 of Rocco's chips on fourth street. The boards ran out:

Turner: ({K-Hearts}{8-Hearts}) / {K-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{7-Clubs} / ({2-Diamonds})
Rocco: ({Q-Diamonds}{8-Spades}) / {8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{6-Clubs} / ({A-Spades})

Turner started out with split kings and had a ton of outs on the river to win the pot but Rocco's two pair held to take it down and double to 28,000. Turner slips to 51,000.

Tags: Jon TurnerMichael Rocco

Play Resumes

29 players remain, and we're not going to call it a night until we're down to eight. Or 3am. Whichever comes first.

Either way, cards are back in the air.

Albini Clubs Shebell


Scott Seiver completed with the {9-Diamonds} before Darren Shebell raised his {6-Diamonds}. Steven Albini made the call with his {A-Clubs} and Seiver came along.

On fourth Albini led with both opponents calling, before Shebell paired up and led on fifth. Albini called and Seiver folded. On sixth and seventh Shebell check-called.

Seiver: (XX) / {9-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{8-Spades}
Shebell: ({Q-}{J-Diamonds}) / {6-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{10-Clubs} / (X)
Albini: ({Q-Clubs}{3-Clubs}) / {A-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{7-Clubs} / {10-Spades}

Shebell made a reluctant call on the river with two pair but once again Albini had the goods as he takes it down to move up to 76,000. Shebell slips to 65,000.

Tags: Darren ShebellSteven Albini


Since we went to four tables, the action has somewhat slowed - presumably our remaining runners will now have their eyes on the very real possibility of a WSOP final table.

Nevertheless, the limits are large and some of the stacks are very small, and the combination of these two factors means that we'll be seeing a few more eliminations before long.

Kollmann Eliminated

Eric Kollmann
Eric Kollmann

Erich Kollmann is on the rail after he was all in on third street against Alex Kravchenko and Said Elsanafiri. The two live players checked on the side until sixth street when Elsanafiri fired a bet and Kravchenko raised. Elsanafiri made the call and then again on the river.

Kollmann: ({5-Clubs}{5-Spades}X) / {J-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Elsanafiri: ({A-Clubs}{3-Spades}X) / {3-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}
Kravchenko: ({7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}) / {5-Clubs}{6-Spades}{8-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}

Kravchenko made a nine-high straight to take it down and move up to 77,000.

Tags: Erich KollmannSaid ElsanafiriAlex Kravchenko

Recent Eliminations


The following players have been recently eliminated and will each take home $2,985 for their efforts in this tournament:

33rd Chip Jett
34th James Geary
35th Philip Collins
36th Edward Nilosek
37th Rod Pardey
38th Rodeen Talebi
39th Alexander Dovzhenko
40th James Maguire

Laird & Master of Ashby

Richard Ashby: (XX) / {q-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{3-Spades} - fold
James Laird - {k-Spades}{9-Diamonds} flashed / {k-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{9-Spades}{6-Spades}

Richard Ashby bet third street and called the raise from James Laird. Thereafter Laird led the action, and he bet out on every street. Ashby called him all the way down to sixth, when he folded instead.

Laird flashed him {k-Spades}{9-Diamonds} down for a full house.

Ashby - down to 83,000
Laird: up to 76,000

Tags: James LairdRichard Ashby