Event #25: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better

Fast Exits

• Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Both Ron Fast and James Wheatley were all in before fourth street against Ming Reslock and Christopher Mchugh.

Mchugh: {X-}{X-}/{5-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}/{X-}
Wheatley: {X-}{X-}/{A-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}/{X-}
Fast: {X-}{X-}/{4-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{K-Spades}{6-Clubs}/{X-}
Reslock: {X-}{X-}/{7-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}/{X-}

Wheatley survived, having a buried queen to make trips. Fast however, was unable to beat either Mchugh's pair on board nor Reslock's better pair on board. He could not muster a low either, thus ending his tournament.

Tags: Christopher MchughJames WheatleyMing ReslockRon Fast


Bucci Bags Some Chips

• Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

James Bucci was all in by third against Sean Urban.

Bucci: {7-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{4-Spades}{6-Hearts}{3-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}
Urban: {8-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}

Urban made two pair but Bucci showed a seven-high straight with a six-low to scoop and survive. Steve Hohn however, has been eliminated leaving us with 28 players remaining

Tags: James BucciSean Urban

Pappas Chopped Up

Pappas: {X-}{X-}/{7-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}/{X-}
Jett: {X-}{X-}/{2-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{K-Spades}/{X-}
Chad: {X-}{X-}/{A-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{2-Spades}{5-Clubs}/{X-}

We picked up the action on fifth street where Karina Jett's bet was called by both Norman Chad and John Pappas. On sixth street Jett bet again, but Chad raised all in for his remaining stack. Both Pappas and Jett called, checking on seventh street.

Jett tabled {A-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} for aces up, while Chad showed {8-Clubs}{6-Spades}{X-} for a low. Pappas couldn't beat either and surrendered the pot.

John Pappas 160,000 -10,000
Karina Jett 87,000 11,000
Norman Chad 35,000 16,000

Tags: John PappasKarina JettNorman Chad

Kassela Back on the Straight and Narrow

Kassela: {x-}{x-} / {A-Hearts}{J-Spades}{9-Clubs}{4-Hearts} / {x-}
Feinberg: {x-}{x-} / {3-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} / {x-}

Sam Feinberg raised on third and Kassela made it two bets, Feinberg made it three and Kassela called. Feinberg then fired on fourth and Kassela raise, Feinberg then put Kassela all in and was called.

It was Feinberg's aces against Kassela's huge low draw, Kassela improved to a pair on fifth while Feinberg bricked. Both players bricked on sixth but Kassela caught a seven on seventh to scoop the entire pot rendering Feinberg final card - the {Q-Hearts} useless.

Frank Kassela 68,000 17,000
Sam Feinberg 43,000 -51,000

Tags: Frank KasselaSam Feinberg

Zeidman and Stavrakis Take Back Their Chips

• Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Stavrakis: {x-}{x-} / {2-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{10-Clubs}{K-Clubs} / {x-}
Zeidman: {x-}{x-} / {6-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{6-Spades}{Q-Spades} / {x-}

Filippos Stavrakis fired out on fourth and Corey Zeidman called before the latter took the lead on fifth with his open pair of sixes and fired out. Both players then checked sixth street before Zeidman bet seventh, Stavrakis calld with {A-}{5-}{6-} in the whole for a pair of aces and Zeidman showed {A-}{3-}{4-} for sixes with a 7-6-4-3-A low.

Tags: Filippos StavrakisCorey Zeidman



• Level 16: 3,000-6,000, 700 ante

The players are on their final 20-minute break of the day.