Event #21: $1,500 Seven Card Stud

Christine Pietsch Eliminated in 2nd Place ($86,756)

Christine Pietsch - 2nd place

Richard Ashby had a pair of kings up on sixth street. Christine Pietsch, who'd called him down that far but was only showing ace high, looked terribly unhappy. She folded, with obvious regret, and was down to 230,000.

Pietsch lost the next, rather smaller, pot as well.

So she was really rather short indeed by the time this took place:

Richard Ashby: {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} / {3-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{7-Spades} / {j-Spades}
Christine Pietsch: {k-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} / {j-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{10-Spades}{a-Diamonds} / {2-Hearts}

Ashby brought in and then called Pietsch's completion. Pietsch bet out on fourth and then reraised all in to a raise from Ashby.

Pietsch was most surprised to see Ashby holding queens for two pair, and her pair of tens was no good. With the best sportsmanship possible, Pietsch took second place - not bad for her first ever WSOP.

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