Event #33: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship
Event #33: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship
Day 2 completed

Chip Counts (full)

Eric Rodawig 695,000 25,000
David Benyamine 448,000 143,000
Mikhail Savinov 431,000 101,000
Ali Eslami 415,000 45,000
Antony Lellouche 373,000 133,000
Joe Tehan 372,000 97,000
Christopher George 350,000 30,000
Phil Hellmuth 332,000 157,000
Felipe Ramos 331,000 -89,000
John Racener 321,000 66,000
Ted Forrest 280,000 -110,000
Phil Laak 193,000 -27,000
Erik Seidel 126,000 -54,000
Bill Chen 113,000 -37,000
Justin Smith 86,000 -144,000
Chris Tryba 75,000 3,000
Cyndy Violette 53,000 43,000
Jon Turner 44,000 -246,000

End of Day 2 of Event #33: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship

• Level 18: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Eric Rodawig
Eric Rodawig

Two full days of play and we're still not into the money in the Seven Card Stud-8 Championship event. Eric Rodawig (695,000) will be going into the (possible) final day of this tournament as the chip leader, at the top of a very stacked field that still includes Phil Hellmuth, Erik Seidel, Ted Forrest and David Benyamine.

We started today with 127 players, in essence around 75% of the field were still involved but things quickly became serious as players dropped thick and fast for the vast majority of the day. Among those to fall included Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, Erick Lindgren, Barry Greenstein and Jason Mercier but our remaining field is stacked despite not having made the money yet.

Tomorrow we'll be restarting at 3pm as this event continues - tune into PokerNews for all the latest updates!

Oh, the Zhumanity!

Yueqi Zhu: {5-Hearts}{3-Hearts} / {A-Clubs}{3-Spades}{K-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} / {7-Spades}
Felipe Ramos: {Q-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} / {4-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} / {8-Clubs}

Yueqi Zhu was all on sixth street with just a pair of threes but couldn't make trips or catch an ace against Felipe Ramos' four-flush that had become two pair. Both players bricked on seventh and Zhu's exit leaves us with 18 left.

Felipe Ramos 420,000 50,000
Yueqi Zhu Busted

Tags: Felipe RamosYueqi Zhu

Troy Falls

Maxwell Troy: {4-Clubs}{A-Hearts} / {2-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{K-Clubs} / {10-Spades}
Felipe Ramos: {A-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} / {5-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} / {7-Clubs}

Maxwell Troy was all in on fifth with four cards to a wheel against Felipe Ramos' pair of nines and a flush draw. Ramos made two pair by seventh but poor Troy could only catch three consecutive bricks to send him spinning out of the tournament.

Felipe Ramos 370,000 40,000
Maxwell Troy Busted

Tags: Maxwell TroyFelipe Ramos

Violette Gets Chopped Up

David Benyamine: {x-}{x-} / {A-Spades}{8-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{2-Clubs} / {x-}
Cyndy Violette: {x-}{x-} / {5-Hearts}{4-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} / {x-}
John Racener: {x-}{x-} / {K-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} / {x-}

On fifth, Racener bet, Benyamine raised with Violette and Racener both calling. It was checked to Benyamine again on the sixth and he bet with both players calling once more. Finally all three checked seventh.

Benyamine showed {Q-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} for an 8-6-4-2-A low, Racener flipped {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}{7-Clubs} for aces and kings and Violette couldn't beat either and mucked. She's really short now.

David Benyamine 305,000 55,000
John Racener 255,000 23,000
Cyndy Violette 10,000 -100,000

Tags: Cyndy VioletteDavid BenyamineJohn Racener

Rodawig Wins Again

Eric Rodawig: {x-}{x-} / {9-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{9-Diamonds} / {x-}
Chris Tryba: {x-}{x-} / {A-Spades}{6-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} / {x-}

Eric Rodawig raised and Chris Tryba made it two bets. Tryba continued to bet until sixth street where Rodawig took over the betting. Tryba called both there and on seventh only to be show his opponent's {9-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds} for trip nines.

Eric Rodawig 670,000 90,000
Chris Tryba 72,000 -88,000

Tags: Eric RodawigChris Tryba

Martin Busto

Jesse Martin: {3-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} / {2-Spades}{7-Spades}{10-Spades}{10-Hearts} / {x-}
Jon Turner: {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} / {8-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} / {8-Clubs}

Jesse Martin was all in on fifth with a low draw against Jon Turner's rolled up eights. Martin picked up a pair of tens on sixth but Turner made quads on seventh so Martin needed to make a low to survive. He couldn't and mucked his hand leaving us with 20 left.

Jon Turner 290,000 10,000
Jesse Martin Busted

Tags: Jon TurnerJesse Martin

Chip Counts

Eric Rodawig 580,000 120,000
Ted Forrest 390,000 50,000
Felipe Ramos 385,000 220,000
Ali Eslami 370,000 99,000
Christopher George 320,000 5,000
Jon Turner 280,000 -90,000
Joe Tehan 275,000 23,000
Mikhail Savinov 265,000 140,000
Bill Chen 260,000 5,000
David Benyamine 250,000 63,000
Antony Lellouche 240,000 -10,000
John Racener 232,000 32,000
Justin Smith 230,000 155,000
Erik Seidel 180,000 -10,000
Phil Hellmuth 175,000 -30,000
Chris Tryba 160,000 -80,000
Phil Laak 140,000 -235,000
Cyndy Violette 110,000 50,000
Yueqi Zhu 110,000 -77,000
Maxwell Troy 58,000 -192,000
Jesse Martin Busted