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2018 49th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Sunday, July 01, 2018 to Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Event #64: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,325,400
  • Entries: 141
  • Remaining: 0
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EVENT UPDATES

07/04/18 03:45:12 AM PDT (about 42 days and 2 hours ago)
 
Dan Matsuzuki Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet in $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better for $364,387
 

Dan Matsuzuki

First, it went one way. Then it went the other, and eventually at half past three in the morning, after one miracle seventh street, it went the way of Dan Matsuzuki who takes home $364,387 after winning his first WSOP gold bracelet in Event #64: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship.

"It still hasn't hit me really," said Matsuzuki. "I wasn't even going to play this event, but my buddy convinced me. 'Come on; Let's gamble' - those were his exact words. He took a piece of me and we registered on Day 2 and I just got a good run of cards."

Matsuzuki wasn't completely entering on a whim, however, and there was some thought behind his late Day 2 entrance.

"There was a little strategy behind [registering on Day 2]. I know these guys have a little edge on me in the tournament and have more experience and stuff, so I just felt like lessening the amount of time in the field was to my advantage," Matsuzuki admitted in his post-win interview.

It certainly paid dividends, giving the Tempe, Arizona, resident his maiden bracelet for his first ever career tournament title and largest career cash by some margin, with Matsuzuki's previous best a ninth-place finish in the $1,500 Ten Game Mix Six Handed back at the 2015 WSOP for $9,018.

Final Table Results

PositionNameCountryPayout (USD)
1Dan MatsuzukiUnited States$364,387
2Scott BohlmanUnited States$225,210
3Ken AldridgeUnited States$154,648
4Chris VitchUnited States$108,739
5Daham WangUnited States$78,337
6Jerry WongUnited States$57,855
7Bryce YockeyUnited States$43,833
8Joseph MichaelUnited States$34,089

Matsuzuki came into the final table last in chips and was just trying to survive, according to him: "I got heads-up with Scott [Bohlman] and I know he's one of the better tournament players around. I just felt fortunate enough to take home the victory."

Matsuzuki considers Stud Hi-Lo the "most entertaining" of the mixed games and credits a good run of luck to finally clinch his first WSOP gold bracelet.

"When the limits get so high, it's whoever gets lucky at the right time. They're the one who is going to end up with the bracelet. Fortunately enough I caught a couple of good cards on seventh street, and that's it!" said a modest Matsuzuki.

Final Day Recap

The day started with 15 players, including reigning champion Chris Vitch. It took a full level for start-of-day short stack Roland Israelashvili to be eliminated. Two-time bracelet winner Jesse Martin (13th - $18,897) and Mike Watson (12th - $22,365), were among the other players to miss out on the final eight, with Andrew Kelsall (11th - $22,365), Jack Duong (10th - $27,233), and Tom Koral (9th - $27,233), eliminated in quick succession to bring play down to the official final table.

At this point, it was Scott Bohlman heading the chip counts, with start-of-day chip leader Vitch close behind, and eventually surpassing him during the opening exchanges.

Vitch would boost his chip stack further with the elimination of Joseph Michael in eighth place before a sequence of bad cards sent Bryce Yockey to the rail in seventh at the hands of Matsuzuki.

It only took a few hands after the dinner break to send the next two players to collect their payouts. First, Vitch eliminated Jerry Wong and then Ken Aldridge eliminated Daham Wang to bring play four-handed.

As the limits increased, the stacks four-handed fluctuated; one minute Vitch or Matsuzuki would hold the lion's share of the chips in play, and the next the stacks would be dead even. In fact, both of these players at one point held half the chips in play.

In the end, it was Vitch who succumbed as Matsuzuki tightened his grip on the chip lead and sent the defending champion to the rail in fourth.

Over two hours later, and after some seesawing action between all three players, Aldridge was eliminated to bring play heads-up. If players and spectators thought that the action would settle into a steady rhythm, then they were mistaken.

With the limits continuing to climb the two continued to bring the action, with the chip lead swinging between the pair almost after every pot. Despite the large limits, neither player was in any danger on one specific pot, and only a bad run of cards would lead to their demise.

And so, with neither player seemingly able to win consecutive pots to clinch the victory, the tussle ensued. With seven million chips in play, both players touched the five million mark; seemingly one step away from victory only to get pegged back and see the chips shift the other way.

Eventually, as play entered the second additional "courtesy level" of the night in order to see out a victory, Matsuzuki and Bohlman got their chips in on fourth street. Despite Bohlman making a straight on fifth street, the one vital river card appeared to give Matsuzuki a full house, along with the bracelet and $364,387 in prize money.

That concluded the PokerNews live coverage for this event, but with the third and final flight of the Main Event getting underway on Wednesday, 4 July, this is far from the last of the live coverage available this series. Join us then for more World Series of Poker action.

07/04/18 03:33:56 AM PDT (about 42 days and 2 hours ago)
 
Scott Bohlman Eliminated in 2nd Place ($225,210)
 

Scott Bohlman

Dan Matsuzuki brought in and Scott Bohlman called.

Bohlman bet on fourth street and Matsuzuki raised. Bohlman called and was all in.

Dan Matsuzuki:    /      /  
Scott Bohlman:    /      /  

Bohlman had made a straight by fifth street and Matsuzuki had trips by sixth street. Bohlman drew a   on seventh street, but Matsuzuki drew a   improving to a full house and eliminating Bohlman in second place for $225,210.

Dan Matsuzuki7,050,000340,000
Scott Bohlman0-340,000
07/04/18 03:33:28 AM PDT (about 42 days and 2 hours ago)
 
Bohlman on Dust
 

Scott Bohlman:   /    / 
Dan Matsuzuki:   /    / 

Scott Bohlman was the bring in. Dan Matsuzuki completed and Bohlman called.

On fourth street, Matsuzuki bet and Bohlman called. On fifth street, Matsuzuki bet again. Bohlman made it two bets and Matsuzuki called.

On sixth street, Matsusuzki checked. Bohlman bet, and Matsuzuki called. On seventh street, Matsuzuki checked. Bohlman bet. Matsuzuki then raised and Bohlman dropped into the tank.

He leaned back and sighed and tanked for nearly five minutes, only saying a few words, talking to himself. Finally, Bohlman decided to call.

Matsuzuki turned up his     for a flush and that was good to earn him the big pot.

Bohlman was left with just 340,000 chips after the hand.

Dan Matsuzuki6,710,0001,460,000
Scott Bohlman340,000-1,460,000
07/04/18 03:29:53 AM PDT (about 42 days and 2 hours ago)
 
Level 32 started
 
Level: 32 Blinds: 150000/300000 Ante: 30000
07/04/18 03:24:17 AM PDT (about 42 days and 2 hours ago)
 
Bohlman Wins Some Back
 

Scott Bohlman:    /      /  
Dan Matsuzuki:    /      /  

Dan Matsuzuki brought in and Scott Bohlman completed. Matsuzuki called and bet on fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh street with Bohlman making the call.

"Good call," said Matsuzuki, "Sixes," he said. Bohlman showed     and took down the pot.

Dan Matsuzuki5,250,000-700,000
Scott Bohlman1,800,000700,000
07/04/18 03:19:08 AM PDT (about 42 days and 2 hours ago)
 
Bohlman Dropping Further
 

Dan Matsuzuki:   /    
Scott Bohlman:   /     — folded on fifth

Dan Matsuzuki was the bring in and Scott Bohlman completed. Matsuzuki made it two bets and Bohlman called.

On fourth Bohlman bet and Matsuzuki called. Both players checked on fourth. On fifth street, Matsuzuki bet and Bohlman folded.

Dan Matsuzuki5,515,000365,000
Scott Bohlman1,535,000-365,000
07/04/18 03:08:38 AM PDT (about 42 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Matsuzuki Back in the Driving Seat
 

Dan Matsuzuki:    /      /  
Scott Bohlman:    /      /  

Dan Matsuzuki brought in, Scott Bohlman completed and Matsuzuki called. Bohlman bet on fourth street and Matsuzuki called. The pair checked fifth street and Bohlman bet fifth street. Matsuzuki called.

Bohlman check-called a bet on seventh street and was shown     for two pair and took down the pot.

Dan Matsuzuki5,150,0001,700,000
Scott Bohlman1,900,000-1,700,000
07/04/18 03:04:33 AM PDT (about 42 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Matsuzuki Nearly Doubles
 

Dan Matsuzuki completed from the bring in and Scott Bohlman called.

Scott Bohlman:   /    / 
Dan Matsuzuki:   /    / 

On fourth both players checked. On fifth, Matsuzuki bet and Bohlman made it two bets. Matsuzuki called.

On sixth, Bohlman continued out with a bet and Matsuzuki made it two bets. Bohlman called.

On seventh street Matsuzuki put out another bet, putting himself almost all in, and Bohlman eventually called. Matsuzuki showed his     for the wheel and he would scoop the big pot to double up

Scott Bohlman3,600,000-1,400,000
Dan Matsuzuki3,450,0001,400,000
07/04/18 03:00:16 AM PDT (about 42 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Bohlman Hits Five Million
 

Scott Bohlman:   /    / 
Dan Matsuzuki:   /    / 

Scott Bohlman completed and Dan Matsuzuki called. On fourth street, Bohlman bet and Matsuzuki called. On fifth street, Bohlman checked and Matsuzuki bet. Bohlman called.

On sixth, Bohlman checked. Matsuzuki bet and Bohlman called again. On seventh, both players checked. Bohlman showed     for two pair and it was good as Matsuzuki just flashed a queen and mucked.

Scott Bohlman5,000,000900,000
Dan Matsuzuki2,050,000-900,000
07/04/18 02:54:58 AM PDT (about 42 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Big Pot for Matsuzuki
 

Scott Bohlman:    /      /  
Dan Matsuzuki:    /      /  

Scott Bohlman brought in and Dan Matsuzuki completed. Bohlman called. Matsuzuki bet on fourth and fifth street and Bohlman called.

Bohlman check-called on sixth street and then bet on seventh street. Matsuzuki called.

Bohlman showed [5h2d2h for two pair, fives and deuces. Matsuzuki showed     for fours and tens and took down the pot.

Scott Bohlman4,100,000-1,250,000
Dan Matsuzuki2,950,0001,250,000
07/04/18 02:53:06 AM PDT (about 42 days and 3 hours ago)
 
More for Bohlman
 

Scott Bohlman:    /      /  
Dan Matsuzuki:    /      /  

Dan Matsuzuki brought in and Scott Bohlman completed. Matsuzuki called. Bohlman bet on fourth, fifth and sixth street, getting called every time. However, his bet on seventh street went uncalled as Matsuzuki folded and Bohlman took down the pot.

Scott Bohlman5,350,000810,000
Dan Matsuzuki1,700,000-810,000
07/04/18 02:50:42 AM PDT (about 42 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Bohlman Takes The Lead
 

Scott Bohlman

Scott Bohlman:   /    / 
Dan Matsuzuki:   /    / 

Scott Bohlman completed and Dan Matsuzuki called. On fourth street, Matsuzuki bet and Bohlman called. On fifth, Matsuzuki bet again and Bohlman called again.

On sixth street, Matsuzuki checked. Bohlman bet and Matsuzuki called. On seventh, Matsuzuki checked again. Bohlman bet again and Matsuzuki tanked. He thought for a bit, then called.

"King-high flush," Bohlman said showing his     and that was good for him to scoop the entire pot and take the chip lead in the tournament.

Scott Bohlman4,540,0001,490,000
Dan Matsuzuki2,510,000-1,490,000
07/04/18 02:41:35 AM PDT (about 42 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Bohlman Pegs Back Matsuzuki
 

Dan Matsuzuki:    /      /  
Scott Bohlman:    /      /  

Dan Matsuzuki bet on fourth and fifth street and Scott Bohlman called both times. The pair checked sixth street, but Matsuzuki folded to a bet on seventh street.

Dan Matsuzuki4,000,000-700,000
Scott Bohlman3,050,000700,000
07/04/18 02:35:45 AM PDT (about 42 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Matsuzuki Takes the Lead Again
 

Dan Matsuzuki:   /    / 
Scott Bohlman:   /    / 

Scott Bohlman was the bring in. Dan Matsuzuki completed and Bohlman called.

On fourth street, Bohlman bet and Matsuzuki called. Both players checked on fifth street.

On sixth street, Bohlman bet and Matsuzuki made it two bets. Bohlman called. On seventh, Bohlman checked. Matsuzuki bet and Bohlman immediately released his hand.

"Queen-high flush and seven low," someone on the rail said. "I know my boy," he said, speaking on Matsuzuki.

Dan Matsuzuki4,700,0001,150,000
Scott Bohlman2,350,000-1,150,000
07/04/18 02:32:12 AM PDT (about 42 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Bohlman Brings us Back to Even
 

Dan Matsuzuki:    /      /  
Scott Bohlman:    /      /  

Scott Bohlman brought in and Dan Matsuzuki completed. Bohlman called and check-called bets on fourth and fifth street. Matsuzuki bet and sixth street, Bohlman raised and Matsuzuki called. Matsuzuki check-called a bet on seventh street and Bohlman showed     for eights full and took down the pot.

Dan Matsuzuki3,550,000-1,100,000
Scott Bohlman3,500,0001,100,000
07/04/18 02:30:17 AM PDT (about 42 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Matsuzuki Opens a Lead
 

Dan Matsuzuki:    /      /  
Scott Bohlman:    /      /  

Dan Matsuzuki brought in, Scott Bohlman completed and Matsuzuki called. Bohlman check-called a bet on fourth street before Matsuzuki bet on fifth and sixth street. Bohlman called both times and both players then checked seventh street.

Matsuzuki showed     and took down the pot with two pair.

Dan Matsuzuki4,650,000600,000
Scott Bohlman2,400,000-600,000
07/04/18 02:25:04 AM PDT (about 42 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Matsuzuki Pulls Ahead
 

Scott Bohlman:   /    / 
Dan Matsuzuki:   /    / 

Scott Bohlman completed and Dan Matsuzuki called. Bohlman bet on fourth and Matsuzuki called again.

On fifth street, both players checked. they checked again on sixth. On seventh, Bohlman put out a bet and Matsuzuki called. Bohlman announced that he had aces, but Matsuzuki held     for two pair and that would earn him the pot.

Dan Matsuzuki4,050,000550,000
Scott Bohlman3,000,000-560,000
07/04/18 02:19:17 AM PDT (about 42 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Level 31 started
 
Level: 31 Blinds: 120000/240000 Ante: 30000
07/04/18 02:10:56 AM PDT (about 42 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Stacks Level at the Break
 

Dan Matsuzuki:    /      /  
Scott Bohlman:    /      /  

Dan Matsuzuki brought in and Scott Bohlman completed. Matsuzuki called. Bohlman bet on fourth street and Matsuzuki called. Matsuzuki bet on fifth street and Bohlman called.

Matsuzuki check-called bets on sixth and seventh street and Bohlman showed     for kings up and took down the pot.

The players are now taking a 15-minute break.

Scott Bohlman3,560,000760,000
Dan Matsuzuki3,500,000-750,000
07/04/18 02:09:18 AM PDT (about 42 days and 4 hours ago)
 
Ken Aldridge Eliminated in 3rd Place ($154,648)
 

Ken Aldridge's rail included James Woods

Ken Aldridge:   /   
Scott Bohlman:   /   

Ken Aldridge completed and Scott Bohlman called over his bring in.

On fourth, Aldridge checked. Bohlman bet and Aldridge called. On fifth, Aldridge moved all in.

"I got a big hand Teach," Bohlman said before calling. Bohlman was holding    for a made low and a big draw while Aldridge held    for just a low draw.

Here's how their hands ran out:

Ken Aldridge:   /    / 
Scott Bohlman:   /    / 

Bohlman had his cards lined up in descending order when he pulled the   making his straight.

"I called my shot there," Bohlman said. Aldridge could not catch up and he was sent to the rail shaking hands with everyone on his way out. Everyone on the rail gave "Teach" a round of applause on his way to the payout desk.

Dan Matsuzuki4,250,00050,000
Scott Bohlman2,800,000300,000
Ken Aldridge0-300,000
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