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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Friday, June 19, 2015 to Sunday, June 21, 2015

Event #41: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,043,400
  • Entries: 111
  • Remaining: 0

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Sunday, June 21, 2015 8:54 PM Local Time

Stephen Chidwick is the bring in showing  . Daniel Negreanu folds and Max Pescatori completes showing  . Chidwick then makes it two bets and Pescatori calls.

Chidwick - (X)(X) /      / (X)
Pescatori - (X)(X) /      / (X)

On fourth street Pescatori check-calls one bet from the Englishman, but on fifth street the Italian leads out for one bet, only to see Chidwick make it two bets. Pescatori calls and again elects to check-call on sixth street. On seventh street Pescatori checks again, Chidwick fires out a bet and Pescatori calls, only for Chidwick to roll over     for a flush and seventy-five low. Pescatori grimaces and mucks his cards.

Stephen Chidwick - 1,200,000
Max Pescatori - 750,000
Sunday, June 21, 2015 8:46 PM Local Time

Aleksandr Denisov

Aleksandr Denisov (pictured, standing) brings it in with the   and Stephen Chidwick completes with the  . Denisov calls. Chidwick bets fourth street and Denisov gets the last of his chips in the middle. The hands are turned up and the rest of the cards are dealt.

Stephen Chidwick -   /    / 
Aleksandr Denisov -   /    / 

Chidwick's fours are just enough to eliminate Denisov from the tournament in 4th place for $81,865.

Stephen Chidwick - 775,000
Aleksandr Denisov - Eliminated

Sunday, June 21, 2015 8:42 PM Local Time

Max Pescatori brings it in with the  . Stephen Chidwick completes and Aleksandr Denisov raises.  Pescatori calls and Chidwick calls.

Max Pescatori - (x-x)/   
Aleksandr Denisov - (x-x)/    - fold
Stephen Chidwick - (x-x)/   - fold

Pescatori bets fourth street and Chidwick folds. Denisov calls.  On fifth, Pescatori leads for another bet and Denisov goes into the tank. He checks the tournament clock, then counts down his remaining chips.  He has just 130,000 behind and is facing a bet of 60,000. After nearly a minute in the tank, Denisov elects to fold.

Max Pescatori - 1,140,000
Aleksandr Denisov - 130,000

Sunday, June 21, 2015 8:27 PM Local Time

Gary Benson

Gary Benson is the bring-in and action moves to Max Pescatori, who completes. It folds around to Benson, who calls, and the pair see fourth street, where Pescatori bets again and Benson calls.

On fifth street Pescatori bets and Benson calls all-in, and cards are tabled.

Pescatori -    /    
Benson -    /    

Pescatori pulls the   on sixth street but Benson pulls the  , giving him more outs to make a low hand and chop the pot, along with some straight outs to scoop. On seventh, Pescatori squeezes first and finds the  , but Benson can only squeeze and find the  , giving him a worse two pair and eliminating him from the tournament in 5th place.

Gary Benson - Eliminated

Sunday, June 21, 2015 8:07 PM Local Time
Level: 26
Blinds: 40k/80k,Bring-in:10k
Ante: 10k
Sunday, June 21, 2015 8:02 PM Local Time

Max Pescatori brings it in with the  . Gary Benson completes and only Pescatori calls. Both players collect eights on fourth street; Pescatori gets the   and Benson the  . Benson bets and Pescatori calls. On fifth, Pescatori receives the   and Benson is dealt the  . Benson bets and Pescatori folds.

Gary Benson - 280,000
Max Pescatori - 1,065,000

Sunday, June 21, 2015 8:01 PM Local Time

Daniel Negreanu brings it in with the   and Stephen Chidwick completes with the  . Negreanu calls.

Daniel Negreanu - (x-x)/    /(x)
Stephen Chidwick - (x-x)/     - fold

Chidwick checks fourth street and Negreanu says, "It would look suspicious now if I didn't bet." Negreanu bets 30,000 and Chidwick calls. Negreanu takes the betting lead on fifth and bets 60,000. Chidwick goes into the tank for half a minute and calls.

Sixth street puts a fourth club on Negreanu's board and he says, "They're coming in on every street," and bets 60,000. Chidwick hesitates and Negreanu adds, "You're like 'Oh, sh*t, it keeps getting worse and worse,'" and laughs. Chidwick cracks a smile and folds.

Daniel Negreanu - 990,000
Stephen Chidwick - 420,000

Sunday, June 21, 2015 8:00 PM Local Time

Scooping is the main aim of Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better, and Max Pescatori has played two hands that demonstrate this, along with propelling him up the leaderboard.

Firstly, he got in a hand with Aleksandr Denisov where Denisov limped showing   and Pescatori completed showing  . Everyone else got out of the way and on fourth street, Pescatori made a pair of sixes and bet. Denisov called and both players checked fifth. On sixth, Pescatori check-called one bet from Denisov and they headed for seventh street.

Pescatori - (X)(X) /      / (X)
Denisov - (X)(X) /      / (X)

Action was checked by both players on seventh and Pescatori showed     for trip sixes, which was enough for Denisov to muck and Pescatori to scoop.

A couple of hands later, Pescatori found himself in another hand where this time he limps after Gary Benson brings it in for the minimum, only for Daniel Negreanu to complete the bet. Both Benson and Pescatori call, and on fourth street it is three-way, with Negreanu first to act. He checks, Benson bets, and both players call in turn.

On fifth street action checks to Pescatori, who bets. This is enough for Negreanu to give up, but Benson calls. On sixth it is Pescatori to act first and he check-calls one bet from Benson.

Pescatori - (X)(X) /      / (X)
Benson - (X)(X) /      / (X)
Negreanu - (X)(X) /     - folded on fifth street

Both players check on seventh street and Pescatori rolls over     for a 75432 low and a pair of fives. Benson can only show     for a 76432 worse low and no high hand, meaning that Pescatori scoops again.

Max Pescatori - 930,000

Sunday, June 21, 2015 7:46 PM Local Time

Gary Benson is getting short on chips and was looking to scoop this pot, but the best he could do was a split.

Daniel Negreanu brings it in with the  . Aleksandr Denisov calls, Gary Benson calls, and Stephen Chidwick calls. Four players are in on fourth street.

Aleksandr Denisov - (x-x)/    /(x)
Gary Benson - (x-x)/    /(x)
Stephen Chidwick - (x-x)/     - fold
Daniel Negreanu (x-x)/ (x) - fold

Benson checks fourth street and Chidwick bets.  Negreanu folds. Denisov and Benson call. All three players check fifth street.  Denisov picks up a pair of queens on sixth street and bets.  Benson raises and Chidwick folds.  Denisov calls.

Denisov check-calls a bet from Benson on seventh street, and Benson has very few chips left behind.  Benson turns over his seventh card and exclaims, "Yes!" His seventh card has given him a wheel, with his three hole cards being    .

He gets the bad news, though, when Denisov turns over     for a broadway straight and the pot is split.

Sunday, June 21, 2015 7:38 PM Local Time

Daniel Negreanu brings it in with the   and Stephen Chidwick completes with the  .  Negreanu raises and Chidwick calls.

Stephen Chidwick - (x-x)/    /(x)
Daniel Negreanu - (x-x)/    /(x)

Chidwick bets his pair on fourth street and Negreanu calls.  Chidwick bets his trip aces on fifth street and Negreanu calls again.  Chidwick slows down and checks sixth and seventh streets and Negreanu checks behind.  At showdown, Negreanu shrugs to indicate he's missed and Chidwick says, "Three aces." The players and the rail share a laugh as Chidwick is pushed the pot.

Stephen Chidwick - 665,000
Daniel Negreanu - 930,000

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Sunday, June 21, 2015 7:32 PM Local Time

Stephen Chidwick brings it in with the   and Gary Benson completes with the  . Chidwick calls.

Stephen Chidwick - (x-x)/    
Gary Benson - (x-x)/     - fold

Chidwick bets his pair on fourth and fifth streets and Benson calls. On sixth, Chidwick picks up a third three and bets 60,000.  Benson has seen enough and folds.

Stephen Chidwick - 540,000
Gary Benson - 265,000

Sunday, June 21, 2015 7:24 PM Local Time

Gary Benson is the bring-in. Daniel Negreanu completes and Aleksandr Denisov calls. Benson also calls and it is three-way to fourth street.

On fourth street action is with Negreanu, who bets. Both players call and all three then check fifth street. On sixth street Negreanu checks, Denisov bets and Benson raises. Negreanu gets out of the way and Denisov calls for heads-up action on seventh street.

Benson - (X)(X) /      / (X)
Denisov - (X)(X) /      / (X)
Negreanu - (X)(X) /     - folded on sixth street

On seventh Benson bets when it is checked to him. Denisov calls and Benson rolls over     for a 7532A low and a pair of fives. Denisov flips     for a flush and the pot is chopped.

Gary Benson - 420,000
Aleksandr Denisov - 880,000
Daniel Negreanu - 1,055,000

Sunday, June 21, 2015 7:13 PM Local Time

Aleksandr Denisov brings it in with the   and Gary Benson calls with the  .  Daniel Negreanu completes with the  . Denisov folds and Benson calls.

Daniel Negreanu - (x-x)/    /(x)
Gary Benson - (x-x)/    /(x)

Benson catches a pair of sixes on fourth street and bets. Negreanu calls.  On fifth, Benson bets 60,000 and Negreanu announces a raise to 120,000.  Benson calls, and then check-calls bets on sixth and seventh streets.

Negreanu turns over     for trip jacks and scoops the pot to take the chip lead.

Daniel Negreanu - 1,115,000

Sunday, June 21, 2015 7:05 PM Local Time
Level: 25
Blinds: 30k/60k,Bring-in:10k
Ante: 7k
Sunday, June 21, 2015 6:45 PM Local Time
We have completed four levels and the players are on a 20-minute break.  Play will resume at approximately 7:00 p.m. local time.
Sunday, June 21, 2015 6:38 PM Local Time

Thomas Butzhammer

Thomas Butzhammer

Aleksandr Denisov brings it in with the  . Gary Benson completes with the  , and Thomas Butzhammer calls with the  . Denisov folds.

Gary Benson - (x-x)/    /(x)
Thomas Butzhammer - (x-x)/    /(x)

Benson check-calls a bet from Butzhammer on fourth street. Butzhammer takes the lead with a pair of sevens on fifth street and bets 50,000. Benson calls.

Both players check sixth street, and Butzhammer bets his last 33,000 chips on seventh street. Benson calls and turns over     for an ace-high flush and an eight-six low. Butzhammer has an eight-seven low but it's not good enough and he mucks his hand, finishing in 6th place for $51,022.

Gary Benson - 785,000
Thomas Butzhammer - Eliminated

Sunday, June 21, 2015 6:32 PM Local Time

Gary Benson brings it in with the  , Daniel Negreanu completes with the  , and Aleksandr Denisov raises with the  .  Benson calls and Negreanu calls.

Aleksandr Denisov - (x-x)/    /(x)
Daniel Negreanu - (x-x)/    /(x)
Gary Benson - (x-x)/    /(x)

Benson bets fourth street and both opponents call.  On fifth, Benson checks, Negreanu bets, and both opponents call.  On sixth, Benson checks, Negreanu bets, and both opponents call.  On seventh, Benson and Negreanu check-call a bet from Denisov.

Denisov tables    for the wheel and scoops a massive pot.

Aleksandr Denisov - 750,000

Sunday, June 21, 2015 6:27 PM Local Time

Aleksandr Denisov brings it in with the  , Gary Benson calls with the  , and Daniel Negreanu calls with the  .

Daniel Negreanu - (x-x)/    /(x)
Gary Benson - (x-x)/    /(x)
Aleksandr Denisov - (x-x)/    /(x)

Benson checks and Negreanu bets 25,000. Denisov and Benson call.  Benson picks up a pair on fifth street and bets. Negreanu calls and Denisov raises.  Both Benson and Negreanu call.

On sixth and seventh street, all three playes check it down.

Negreanu tables    for a pair of jacks.  Neither opponent tables a hand that can beat it and Negreanu takes it down with a shrug.

Daniel Negreanu - 648,000
Gary Benson - 620,000
Aleksandr Denisov - 420,000

Sunday, June 21, 2015 6:16 PM Local Time

Aleksandr Denisov

Stephen Chidwick is the bring-in. Daniel Negreanu, next to act, completes the bet, only for Aleksandr Denisov to make it two bets. Action folds back to Negreanu and he calls.

On fourth street Denisov is first to speak and he bets, with Negreanu calling. This action repeats on fifth street, and on sixth street Denisov bets all-in. Negreanu calls and cards are tabled.

Denisov -    /      / (X)
Negreanu -    /      / (X)

As Denisov is all in, Negreanu squeezes his seventh street card first and flips over the  . Denisov then squeezes and with a look of relief on his face, flips the   to make a low and chop the pot.

Sunday, June 21, 2015 6:08 PM Local Time

Gary Benson

Aleksandr Denisov brings it in with the  . Gary Benson (pictured) completes with the  . Max Pescatori calls with the  , Stephen Chidwick calls with the  , Daniel Negreanu calls with the  , and Aleksandr Denisov folds.

Gary Benson - (x-x)/    /(x)
Stephen Chidwick - (x-x)/    /(x)
Daniel Negreanu - (x-x)/    - fold
Max Pescatori - (x-x)/   - fold

Benson bets fourth street. Pescatori folds, Chidwick calls, and Negreanu calls. On fifth, Benson bets, Chidwick calls, and Negreanu folds. Now heads up, Benson checks sixth street and Chidwick checks behind. Both players check seventh street and the hands are turned up.

Benson shows     for a flush and scoops the pot.

Gary Benson - 1,090,000
Stephen Chidwick - 690,000

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