2009 World Series of Poker - Event #16 - Seven Card Stud $1,500 - Day 1
End of Day 1 chip counts and seating assignments:
Sunday, 07th of June 2009 03:00 AM(Aaron Angerman reporting)
Day 1 is a wrap. The board is showing 100 survivors, which may not be the official closing number. Chip counts of all remaining players will be posted once they are made available. It looks like Jeff Lisandro will be near the top of that list, if not the chip leader.
Lisandro looks to be stacked to 43K and change. He added a 9K pot to that stack recently when he showed that he had two jacks in the hole to match the two he had on the board. Needless to say, the quads were good and Lisandro ends the day on a high note.
John Juanda is gaining ground after dumping half his stack earlier.
Juanda looked poised to take down another nice pot, but when the dealer realized he forgot to burn before 7th street, Juanda's sixes and fives were suddenly back at risk, since the player with just a pair of threes now had a chance to dump the brick she got for another chance to squeeze. Unfortunately, the Q didn't pair her. Juanda's sixes up were still good, putting him back on the high-side of 20K.
Bryan Devonshire is heading the wrong way. And thanks to David Bach, he's doing so tilted.
Devonshire was ready to pull in a nice pot after back, who had a club draw on the board, squeezed 7th St. and couldn't find that last club. Devo was ready to pull in the pot, then Bach noticed he made aces up on the river, which was good enough for the win. Devo slammed his cards in the muck and let out a few cuss words (which apparrently aren't being penalized by the tourney staff like they said they would be). Bach apologized, saying he didn't mean to slow roll him and "must have picked up an ace on the river."
"Must have?!" said another player, sarcastically. After the hand, Bach was at 36K. Devo was steaming, now hovering around 10K.
That does it for Day 1 coverage of Event #15. Day 2 should fire up Sunday at 2 p.m. PT.
Sunday, 07th of June 2009 02:00 AM(Aaron Angerman reporting)
There are 150 players spread amongst 18 tables in the Brasilia room. Just one level remains in Day 1. A few players won't be invited back for Day 2, including Chip Jett, Mark Seif and Doug Lee.
John Juanda has seen his stack cut in half. I didn't catch the action, but with Rep Porter sitting on Juanda's immediate with more than 37K, I'm gonna guess they tangled and Rep came out on top.
Other notable chip counts; John Juanda (13K), Jason Mercier (31,500), Nick Frangos (17K), Jeff Lisandro (16K) and Chris Reslock (9,500).
Frangos just took down a 5K pot to hit the 17K mark. After getting called all the way down to 7th St., Frangos turned over J T T to go with his Q 7 K K board for kings up to take down the pot.
A few tables over, Jeff Lisandro got Chris Reslock out of his seat, if only for a moment.
Reslock called 800 after 6th street with J 2 Q 9 on the board. After the river, it was another bet from Lisandro, but this time, Reslock had to stand up to examine what Lisandro had on the felt in front of him. In the end, Reslock would pay to see Lisandro's 8 J /8 5 5 A /Q board. The eights and fives were good, meaning the pot went Lisandro.
Level 8 will be the last level of the day. It comes with a 100 ante and 200 bring in, plus 500/1,000 limits.
Sunday, 07th of June 2009 01:00 AM(Aaron Angerman reporting)
There are 184 Stud players roaming the hallways at the moment. This will be their last break of the day. Upon returning, they'll play two more levels until they put a close on Day 1. New betting will have 100 antes and bring ins, with 400-800 limits.
Mike Caro will not be a part of the Day 2 crowd. "The Mad Genius" shipped the rest of his stack into the middle with his 98 in the hole making two pair to go with his open-end draw. But Caro wouldn't even peek at his last down card, since his opponent had already revealed his A 4/2 2 K A/A full house, leaving Caro drawing to a big, fat, zero outs. Very un-Mad Genius-like.
Meanwhile, John Juanda continues to boost his stack. Juanda is now pushing 29K after he made a king-high spade flush on 5th St.
More chip updates; Jeff Lisandro (14,500), Jason Mercier (22K), Bryan Devonshire (16K) and Michael Mizrachi (10,500).
Sunday, 07th of June 2009 12:00 AM(Aaron Angerman reporting)
Action is finally starting to pick up in the Brasilia room. Many players have been banned to the rail over the last hour, including Ted Forrest, Terrance Chan, Jason Young, Michael Binger, Justin Bonomo, Ylon Schwartz and Keith Sexton.
Ylon Schwartz got the rest of his chips in on 5th St. and showed down A J/ J Q 5 9/ 9 for jacks up. Unfortunately for the November Niner, his opponent squeezed out three pair, his kings and queens were enough the dispatch Schwartz.
Keith Sexton went down as part of a Mike Mizrachi double elimination. "The Grinder" had the two short stacks committed early and was able to turn over his rolled up queens. The three ladies held, sending Sexton and the other player packing. After the hand, Mizrachi was over 6K.
They're now playing in level 6, with 75 antes and 100 for a bring in. Limits are 300-600.
Saturday, 06th of June 2009 11:00 PM(Aaron Angerman reporting)
The cards are back in the air.
Yet another Poker Pages blogger, Jason Young, is taking in the Stud tourney. Young said he tried the $5K no limit earlier, but had his QQ rivered when his opponent's 66 got there with a runner-runner gutshot.
"Might as well try to ship a Stud bracelet then," said Young.
He's got his work cut out for him now, since he took a couple small hits while I sweated him. First, Young missed out on a 2,400 pot when his Q A J 3 board got topped by his opponent's Q 2 8 6.
"Two pair," said his opponent, as he turned up eights over deuces. Young rolled his eyes as his pair of aces got mucked by the dealer.
A few hands later, after starting with 6 5 4 2 as his first four cards, Young would bow out of the pot when his opposition improved to tip tens on the board.
"Just keep hitting him with tens," said Young. Young would get those last chips right back after his K 9 6 board scared off the same player, pushing Young's stack to 3,500+.
Find all of Jason's blogs right here.
A few tables over, Men "the Master" Nguyen is up to 8,500 chips. He pulled in about 2K of those just minutes ago, when after his opponent announced "kings!" in the showdown, Nguyen revealed a pair of sevens down to go with his sixes on the board.
New bracelet owner Jason Mercier is also in the field. Currently, Mercier has over 15K and is challenging Juanda for the early chip lead.
The prize pool has been announced. The top 40 will get paid a minimum of $2,489. The winner, in addition to the bracelet, will pocket $124,975.
Saturday, 06th of June 2009 10:00 PM(Aaron Angerman reporting)
There are 278 survivors now on a one-hour dinner break.
John Juanda looks to be the big stack. The 2008 WSOP-Europe Main Event winner pushed his stack up to 15K after getting his fives full of twos paid off.
Max Pescatori ran his last few chips into another fives full of twos. The other player was Shawn Sheikhan, who topped Pescatori's trip jacks. Katja Thater had queens in the hold, but came up short to not only Mark Seif's trip threes, but another players jacks full as well. Thater got a head start on the dinner break.
Play will resume around 10:20-ish Vegas time.
Saturday, 06th of June 2009 09:00 PM(Aaron Angerman reporting)
They're a few players lighter in the Brasilia room and managed to break a couple tables over the last hour.
Andy Bloch fell after committing the rest of his stack with 5 5 8 up, never managed to improve and came up well short of his opponent's king-high straight. Also busting was Anna Wroblewski, who's sevens didn't cut it against Nikolay Evdakov.
Stud bracelet owner and Poker Pages blogger Adam Roberts is in the field today. The Stud/Razz Consultant at PokerStars.com is still sitting behind the 4,500 starting stack. He tried to pump that up while I was in attendence, raising it up after starting with the As up. Everyone just mucked.
"I wanted to raise it up, because I knew you were taking a picture," said Roberts.
Click here to find Adam's blog archive.
Apparrently, Phil Ivey is in the field today. Actually, Ivey is not in the room, just his stack. The now six-time bracelet winner is being blinded off as he goes for another one in the $2,500 No Limit event.
The price of poker is now 50/50, with limits at 200-400. Players should be getting a dinner break at the end of the level.
Saturday, 06th of June 2009 08:00 PM(Elissa Harwood reporting)
Players came back from their first break with quite a few new additions. As people bust from the $2K and $5K Hold’em events, they make a brief stop at the registration desk and head right down the hall to the Brasilia room. Terrence Chan, Andy Bloch, Eli Elezra, and Justin Bonomo all made late appearances. Bonomo’s opinion of the field: “I just entered a time warp to 1974. I’m the only one under 42 years old in the tourney.”
There have been a few early exits as well as late entrants. Amnon Filippi is already out after sending all of his chips in the direction of David Bach’s Aces in the hole. David Singer is also history. He was short on chips when his AA/T 6 5 9/6 was no good against his opponent’s T2/2 Q 8 2/A.
Allen Kessler is feeling a little better this level, having doubled his stack since the break with Aces up that actually held up this time. According to the Chainsaw, tweets from Shannon Elizabeth brought him good luck. I’m sure most guys think he’s lucky just to be talking to her. Mark Seif is also going strong and is up to 10K.
The most entertaining site on the tournament floor at the moment is Perry Friedman’s head. In an effort to top last year’s do, when he shaved Full Tilt into the side of his melon, he has cornrows threaded with beads that spell out “Full Tilt.” That’s some serious brand loyalty!
Saturday, 06th of June 2009 07:00 PM(Elissa Harwood reporting)
We've had our first bust out! The honor belongs to Dario Alioto, whose opponent made quad jacks on sixth street to bounce the Italian.
Ylon Schwartz jumped out to an early lead by taking a big pot from Kai Landry. Schwartz bet out every street with xx/Q T 8 7/x. Landry flat called each bet with xx/Q 4 2 2/x. At showdown, Schwartz flipped over Q5/T, having caught two pair on 7th street to best Landry's Queens with a 9 kicker. Schwartz was up to 7,300 after the hand, and Landry was left with 2,100.
Paul Darden is up to 6,700. Bryan Devonshire is also doing well with around 6,000. Allen Kessler is less happy with his 3,750. He hit Aces up on 6th street after building a big pot. But his opponent hit a gut shot on 7th to take the 3K pot. The Chainsaw appears to be steaming after the hand.
Saturday, 06th of June 2009 06:00 PM(Elissa Harwood reporting)
The $1,500 7-Card Stud event is off to a slow start as players continue to trickle in. Most tables are still playing short-handed. The crowd at the back of the Brasilia room is definitely more “mature” than it is in the rest of the Rio, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a bevy of big names. “Miami” John Cernuto, Thor Hansen, and Eskimo Clark are holding court. Representing the younger crowd are Bryan Devonshire, Ylon Schwartz, Anna Wroblewski, and Amnon Filippi. Still, Allen Kessler was pretty accurate with his tweet: “Mostly randoms in this stud event.”
Katja Thater was relaxing and enjoying a nice massage during an early hand. Last to act, she checked 7th street and, thinking she’d lost, was confused when the dealer pushed the pot to her. He had to tell her that she’d made a straight.
If it's a $1,500 buy-in and a Seven Card Stud offering then it must be Event 16. Sure to attract a smaller field than the $5,000 NLHE also kicking off today, this event will attract a more recognizable field of players. Michael Rocco took down the bracelet and $135,753 in 2008 as he was able to successfuly navigate the field of 381 entrants. Poker Pages will give you all the important action LIVE when the cards fly at 5 p.m. PDT.
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