Event #27: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better

Event Info

Prize Pool $869,400
Players 644

Jett Crashes, Does Not Burn Yet

David Warga: {6-}{7-}(X) / {4-Hearts}{3-Spades}{10-Clubs}{j-Spades}
Maxwell Troy: (XX) / {7-Spades}{9-} - fold
Karina Jett: {6-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{5-Spades} / {7-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{a-Spades}
David Levi: (XXX) / {j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{q-Spades}{8-Diamonds}

Maxwell Troy made the bring in and Karina Jett completed. David Levi raised, and after a short pause to squint suspiciously at him across the table, David Warga called. So did Troy and Jett.

Family pot.

Levi was first to act on fourth street with his pair of jacks, and he bet out. Warga and Jett both called, although Troy gave it up.

Levi bet out again on fifth street and both players called; he bet out again on sixth street and again, got two callers. The pot was by now well in excess of 1,000,000.

Come seventh street Levi checked and Warga checked behind. Jett now bet, leaving herself just 45,000 or so behind. Levi called. Troy looked terribly smug that he had gotten out of there.

"WOW," said Warga to no-one in particular. He sat there for a moment. "How d'you like a six-seven here?" He thought about it, and then made the call.

So, to showdown. Levi took the high with trip jacks, but it took everyone a moment to work out the low. Jett's was A-2-5-6-7, but as it turned out Warga had her pipped with A-3-4-6-7. Levi and Warga chopped the pot, and our former chip leader Jett was left with mere shrapnel.

Levi - 700,000
Warga - 1,050,000

Tags: David LeviDavid WargaKarina Jett

This Means War-ga

David Warga is up in second place in the chip counts after scooping a sizable pot.

Warga: {a-Spades}{6-Spades}{6-Clubs} / {3-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{8-Spades}{2-Hearts}
David Levi: (XXX) / {2-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

Karina Jett was involved in the hand, briefly - she folded on fourth street. Warga bet all the way thereafter and Levi called him down, but then mucked when Warga turned over two pair.

Warga - 830,000
Levi - less than 500,000

Tags: David WargaDavid Levi

Split It

"Every time?" complained David Levi as Maxwell Troy completed his bring-in. Levi made the fold.

On the very next hand, Levi brought in and, again, Troy completed. This time, Levi made the call. Levi then proceeded to bet every street, chopping it up at the end with the low to Troy's pocket eights for the high.

Levi: {2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{J-Spades}/{8-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}
Troy: {8-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{6-Clubs}/{8-Spades}{9-Hearts}{7-Spades}{A-Spades}

Levi - 655,000
Troy - 1,225,000

Play Resumes

Our final four are back at the tables and cards are in the air. Maxwell Troy has the chip lead.

Break Time

Our final four will be back in 20.

Christopher George Eliminated in 5th Place ($42,913)

Christopher George - 5th place
Christopher George - 5th place

Karina Jett: (XXX) / {3-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}
David Levi: {2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{k-Spades} / {4-Hearts}{8-Spades}{8-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}
Christopher George: {2-Clubs}{5-Spades}{8-Diamonds} / {a-Hearts}{2-Spades}{j-Spades}{10-Spades}

Karina Jett brought in and David Levi completed. Christopher George, by now the table short stack, raised. Both his opponents called.

George bet out on fourth street and both players called. He attempted to bet all in blind before the fifth card was dealt, but the dealer handed him back his chips, reminding him that he might not be first to act. And duly, Levi was first to act with a pair of eights. Levi checked, now George's chips went in, and both his opponents made the call.

Levi bet out on sixth street and Jett called, and then they both checked on seventh. No-one could boast a low and Levi's two pair, kings and deuces, were good enough to take the whole lot.

George hit the rail, Levi's stack increased to 890,000 and Jett's decreased to around 600,000.

Tags: Christopher GeorgeKarina JettDavid Levi

Troy Moves Into the Lead

Maxwell Troy: {6-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{q-Hearts} / {a-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Karina Jett: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} / {4-Spades}{4-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}

We just managed to catch Karina Jett check-calling bets on sixth and seventh streets, only to discover that her two pair, aces and fours, were no good against Maxwell Troy's trip queens.

Jett dropped back to 720,000 or so. Troy meanwhile moved into the lead on 1,130,000.

Tags: Maxwell TroyKarina Jett

Kangaroos & Bungees

One players whose stack has witnessed more ups and downs than a kangaroo on a bungee is Maxwell Troy's. Having recovered superbly from his poor start, he's now right back up there after taking a pot of George who is down to 420,000 as a result.

Christopher George {5-Hearts}{7-Spades}{2-Diamonds}/{8-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{7-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}
Maxwell Troy: {A-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{X}/{10-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}

This figure could be dramatically different in five minutes time, but, at the moment, Troy has circa 750,000.

Tags: Christopher GeorgeMaxwell Troy