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

Feinberg Likes His Jacks

Feinberg: (x)(x) / {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{2-Spades} / (x)
Lundberg: (x)(x) / {6-Spades}{q-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{4-Spades} / (x)
Bershad: (x)(x) / {2-Clubs}{9-Clubs} FOLDED

Sam Feinberg raised on third street, and Hakon Lundberg reraised. Mark Bershad called, as did Feinberg. Feinberg bet out when he paired his jack, but Lundberg was the only caller. From there, Feinberg bet on each street, and Lundberg called each time. Feinberg showed {j-Spades}{j-Hearts}{10-Hearts} for rolled up jacks turned to quads, and Lundberg could only show {k-Spades}{q-Spades}{2-Hearts} for two pair and a missed flush draw.

Sam Feinberg 71,000 25,000
Hakon Lundberg 38,000 -16,000
Mark Bershad 21,000 20,999

Tags: Sam FeinbergHakon LundbergMark Bershad

Collopy Survives

• Level 13: 1,500-3,000, 300 ante
Jim Collopy
Jim Collopy

Possibly the most entertaining part of this tournament is the continuing antics of Jim Collopy.

Collopy: {x-}{x-} / {10-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{K-Spades}{J-Clubs} / {x-}
Zeidman: {x-}{x-} / {5-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} / {x-}
Calenzo: {x-}{x-} / {2-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} / {x-}

Collopy was all in by fourth street and Calenzo check-called bets from Zeidman on fifth and sixth before finally folding on seventh showing {A-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{8-}. Zeidman showed {6-}{8-}{x-} with another low card in the hole but Collopy said, "Full house," and flipped {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}.

"Wait is he serious?" said Zeidman before seeing that Collopy had indeed made a boat. "Jeez kid, you're like a freakin' tick!" continued the slightly annoyed Zeidman.

Tags: Corey ZeidmanJim Collopy

Chad Continues To Roll

Dovzhenko: {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs} / {j-Spades}{8-Hearts}{3-Spades}{8-} / {a-Diamonds}
Karandeyev: {k-Clubs}{5-Clubs} / {9-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{7-} / {x-}
Chad: {a-Spades}{6-Spades} / {2-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} / {4-Diamonds}

Maksim Karandeyev completed, and Norman Chad called. Alexander Dovzhenko called all in, and the players were dealt fourth street. Krandeyev bet, and Chad raised. He was called, and then Chad bet enough to put Karandeyev all in. He called, and the players flipped up their hands. Dovzhenko had trip jacks, which improved to a full house on sixth street, and he was a lock to double up. Chad made a low on seventh, and his pair of aces were good enough to knock Krandeyev out.

Norman Chad 63,000 30,000
Alexander Dovzhenko 3,400 -30,200
Maksim Karandeyev Busted

Tags: Norman ChadAlexander Dovzhenko

Trip Deuces Not Enough

• Level 13: 1,500-3,000, 300 ante

Opponent: {K-}{K-} / {K-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} / {8-}
Larochelle: {A-}{2-} / {2-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Hearts}{J-Hearts} / {2-}

Joining the action on sixth street and an opponent led out before John Larochelle raised, Leonidas made it three bets and Larochelle called. His opponent fired out again on seventh and Larochelle called but was shown rolled up kings that had made a boat on sixth, Larochelle showed trip deuces, no low and found himself being scooped.

Tags: John LarochelleToto Leonidas

Boeken Beats Boyd For Big Pot

Boeken: (x)(x) / {5-Clubs}{a-Spades}{6-Clubs}{10-Clubs} / (x)
Boyd: (x)(x) / {2-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{j-Spades} / (x)

Noah Boeken has just won a nice sized pot over Dutch Boyd by betting, and betting often. We caught the action of fourth street, and saw Boeken bet out on every street. Boyd decided to call on every single street, and Boeken revealed {a-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{8-Spades} for an eight-six low and a pair of aces. Boyd showed {2-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} for an eight-seven low and a pair of twos. Boeken scooped the pot, vaulting him into the top 10 in our chip counts.

Noah Boeken 70,000 32,000
Dutch Boyd 28,000 -42,000

Tags: Noah BoekenDutch Boyd

"I Missed The 6-Max for This?!"

• Level 13: 1,500-3,000, 300 ante

Jim Collopy was just all in with two other players, with Yuval Bronshtein having both of them covered. Collopy showed {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} for trip threes, and Bronshtein showed {a-Hearts}{6-Spades}{9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}. Collopy had the other two drawing dead to the high going into seventh, and was looking to scoop the main pot with his trip sevens. However, Bronshtein made his low on seventh street, with the {3-Hearts}, meaning that Collopy would only win half of the main.

Collopy stood up from his chair and said "God I hate this game. I can't believe I missed the 6-max this morning for this. FOR THIS! So sick." Collopy is still alive with around 18,000 after the hand.

Tags: Jim CollopyYuval Bronshtein

Can't Dutch This

Pappas: {x-}{x-} / {4-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} / {x-}
Bucci: {x-}{x-} / {A-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{2-Hearts} / {x-}
Boyd: {x-}{x-} / {A-Hearts}{5-}{A-Spades}{7-Hearts} / {x-}

Joining the action on seventh and Dutch Boyd and John Pappas checked and James Bucci bet, Boyd and Pappas both called and Bucci said, "Six-low," showing {6-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}. Boyd flipped {8-}{6-}{K-} for aces and a 8-7-6-5-A low and Pappas turned over {5-Spades}{3-Spades}{8-Clubs} for fives and fours with a 8-7-5-4-3 low.

Boyd got scooped as Pappas and Bucci both took half the pot.

John Pappas James Bucci

Tags: James BucciJohn PappasDutch Boyd


Chow Time

• Level 12: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante

4 levels are in the books, and players are now on their 60-minute dinner break. Cards will be back in the air at 8:20 local time.

Hanging Chad

• Level 12: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante
Norman Chad
Norman Chad

Chad: {A-Clubs}{2-Hearts} / {A-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{6-Spades} / {2-Spades}
Opponent: {x-}{x-} / {3-Spades}{6-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} / {x-}

Norman Chad is usually seen providing the witty barbs of comedy in the commentator's booth for poker-based TV shows, but today he's mixing it up on the tables, deep in this Stud Hi-Low field. On seventh street, Chad fired out after his opponent checked and was called.

"Aces up and a low," said Chad showing aces and deuces and an 8-6-3-2-A low - it was good enough to scoop.

Tags: Norman Chad