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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 6:01 PM Local Time

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

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

Chidwick checks fourth and Negreanu checks behind.  Denisov bets 25,000.  Chidwick folds and Negreanu calls.  Denisov bets fifth street and Negreanu raises.  Denisov thinks for fifteen seconds and then calls. Denisov check-calls a bet from Negreanu on sixth street and again on seventh street.

Negreanu tables     for a pair of sevens and a seven low and scoops the pot.

Daniel Negreanu - 638,000
Aleksandr Denisov - 160,000

Sunday, June 21, 2015 5:43 PM Local Time

The players have moved to the main feature table and play has restarted at the start of Level 24.

Sunday, June 21, 2015 5:41 PM Local Time


Sunday, June 21, 2015 5:30 PM Local Time
The clock has been paused for 10 minutes in order for players to move from the secondary feature table to the main feature table in the Amazon Room.
Sunday, June 21, 2015 5:28 PM Local Time

Action is on fourth street where Gary Benson bets and both Daniel Negreanu and Aleksandr Denisov call in turn. On fifth street, Benson is now first to speak and continues to bet, with both of his opponents sticking around for another street.

On sixth street the same action happens again, Benson bets and both players pay 40,000 to see seventh.

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

On seventh Benson bets and Negreanu goes into the tank before choosing to fold his hand. Denisov calls and Benson shows     for a full house. Denisov quickly flips over     for a low and the pair chop Negreanu's contributions to the pot.

Gary Benson - 875,000
Aleksandr Denisov - 310,000
Daniel Negreanu - 380,000

Sunday, June 21, 2015 5:18 PM Local Time

Thomas Butzhammer brings it in with the  . Stephen Chidwick calls with the  , Aleksandr Denisov calls with the  , and Gary Benson calls with the  .  Butzhammer raises to 20,000.  Chidwick calls, Denisov folds, and Benson calls.

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

Benson bets his pair of sixes on fourth street and Butzhammer raises. Chidwick folds and Benson calls. Butzhammer picks up a pair of eights on fifth street and he bets. Benson calls.  Butzhammer bets again on sixth street and Benson calls.

On seventh street, Butzhammer bets and Benson raises to 40,000.  Butzhammer thinks for a moment then announces he's all in for 21,000 more.  Benson calls and the hands are turned up.

Thomas Butzhammer -    
Gary Benson -    

Butzhammer has eights full of aces for the high.  Benson has an eight-high straight that's only good for the low.

Thomas Butzhammer - 305,000
Gary Benson - 634,000

Sunday, June 21, 2015 5:06 PM Local Time

Stephen Chidwick is the bring in. Daniel Negreanu calls only for Aleksandr Denisov to complete the bet. Max Pescatori calls and Chidwick tosses his hand into the muck. Negreanu closes the action by calling.

On fourth street it is Negreanu with the option to speak first and he checks. Denisov checks behind only for Pescatori to bet. Both players call.

On fifth street Pescatori now has the option to speak first and he checks. Negreanu also taps the table and Denisov makes a bet, which is called by both of his opponents.

On sixth street all players elect to check and see seventh street, which is pitched out face down by the dealer.

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

Pescatori leads out for one bet and both remaining players call. He tables     for a pair of queens and a 7642A low, only for Denisov to roll over     for a pait of aces but no low. Negreanu, however, cannot beat any of these, and both of his opponents take half the pot each.

Sunday, June 21, 2015 4:56 PM Local Time

Richard Sklar

Max Pescatori brings it in with the   and Richard Sklar completes with the  . Thomas Butzhammer raises with the  . Max Pescatori calls and Richard Sklar puts his last 12,000 in the pot.  A side pot is created between Pescatori and Butzhammer.

Max Pescatori - (x-x)/    /(x)
Thomas Butzhammer - (x-x)/    /(x)
Richard Sklar - (x-x)/    /(x)

On fourth and fifth streets, Butzhammer bets and Pescatori calls. On sixth street, Butzhammer checks and Pescatori checks behind.  On seventh, Butzhammer checks and Pescatori bets.  Butzhammer calls and the hands are turned up.

Max Pescatori -    
Thomas Butzhammer -    
Richard Sklar -    

Pescatori has a heart flush for the high and a six-smooth for the low.  Butzhammer is second best to Pescatori.  Sklar turns over his five-deuce of diamonds first and gives seventh street to the dealer to turn over.  Sklar needs to fill up to take the high and survive.  The dealer turns over the  . It's a blank for Sklar and he exits the tournament in seventh place for $41,433.

Sunday, June 21, 2015 4:40 PM Local Time

Max Pescatori is the bring in with the  . Richard Sklar completes, both Daniel Negreanu and Thomas Butzhammer call, and Pescatori tosses away his hand.

Butzhammer - (X)(X) /      / (X)
Sklar - (X)(X) /      / (X)
Negreanu - (X)(X) /      / (X)

On fourth street Sklar checks and Negreanu bets, with both players calling. On fifth street it is Butzhammer who is first to speak, but action again checks to Negreanu and he bets, with both players calling again. On sixth street Butzhammer leads out, and both Sklar and Negreanu call to take it to seventh street with all three still in the pot.

On seventh, the action is checked to Negreanu and he bets. Both players call and Negreanu tables     for trip threes. Butzhammer quickly rolls over     for a 86542 low, and Sklar shakes his head and mucks.

Richard Sklar - 35,000

Sunday, June 21, 2015 4:31 PM Local Time
Level: 23
Blinds: 20k/40k,Bring-in:5k
Ante: 5k
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Sunday, June 21, 2015 4:12 PM Local Time
Players are now on break.  Play will resume at approximately 4:30 p.m. local time.
Sunday, June 21, 2015 4:11 PM Local Time

Gary Benson is the bring in and it folds to Stephen Chidwick, who completes the bet. Both Daniel Negreanu and Aleksandr Denisov call, and Benson makes it up to close the action.

On fourth street it is Denisov who is first to speak, and he bets. Benson calls and Chidwick makes it two bets, enough to force out Negreanu. Both Denisov and Benson call and the three head down fifth street.

On fifth street action is checked to Chidwick, who bets. This gets rid of Benson after Denisov calls.

On sixth street both players elect to knuckle the felt and action is heads up heading to seventh street.

Chidwick - (X)(X) /      / (X)
Denisov - (X)(X) /      / (X)
Benson - (X)(X) /     - folded on fifth street
Negreanu - (X)(X) /    - folded on fourth street

On seventh, Denisov checks. Chidwick sits and thinks about the action before electing to bet. Denisov quickly calls, only for Chidwick to table     for Aces up, which gets Denisov to muck his hand.

Sunday, June 21, 2015 4:05 PM Local Time

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

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

Negreanu checks his pair of fives on fourth street and Benson bets 15,000.  Chidwick and Negreanu call.  Benson checks his pair of sixes on fifth street. Chidwick bets 30,000.  Negreanu and Benson call.

Benson bets sixth and seventh streets and both his opponents call.  "Aces up, no low," Benson says.  Chidwick turns over     for a seven low, and Negreanu turns over     for trip fives to take the high.

Stephen Chidwick - 920,000
Daniel Negreanu - 415,000
Gary Benson - 560,000

Sunday, June 21, 2015 3:52 PM Local Time

Alan Ledford

Thomas Butzhammer is the bring in showing the   and Alan Ledford completes showing the  . Action folds back to Butzhammer who calls.

Butzhammer -    /      / (X)
Ledford -    /      / (X)

On fourth street Butzhammer makes a pair of twos and bets, with Ledford calling. Butzhammer then checks on fifth street and calls Ledford's all in-bet, with cards tabled. Butzhammer has trip tws but Ledford has outs, drawing to a low and a flush. On sixth street Butzhammer can't make a low, meaning that if Ledford catches a low card then he is guaranteed half the pot.

It comes down to seventh street and Butzhammer pulls the  , meaning all Ledford's outs are live. Sadly for him, he pulls a brick in the form of the  , eliminating him from the tournament.

Alan Ledford - Eliminated

Sunday, June 21, 2015 3:43 PM Local Time

Alan Ledford brings it in with the  . Richard Sklar completes with the   and Gary Benson calls with the  .  Action folds back to Ledford and he raises.  Sklar and Benson call.

Alan Ledford - (x-x)/    /(x)
Richard Sklar - (x-x)/    /(x)
Gary Benson - (x-x)/    /(x)

Benson leads with a bet on fourth street and Ledford calls all in for less than a full bet.  Sklar calls and a side pot is started.  On fifth and sixth streets, Benson check-calls a bet from Sklar.  Both Sklar and Benson check down seventh street.

Sklar shows down     for the low on both the side pot and the main pot.

Benson shows  (x)(x) for a pair of queens, good for the high half of the side pot.

"Jacks up, baby," Ledford says as he turns over    , good for the high side of the main pot.

Alan Ledford - 101,000
Gary Benson - 680,000
Richard Sklar - 180,000

Sunday, June 21, 2015 3:29 PM Local Time

Max Pescatori is the bring in for 5,000. Alan Ledford calls and Stephen Chidwick completes to 15,000. Action folds back to Pescatori who calls. Ledford also flicks in the extra 10,000 and it is three-handed on fourth street.

On fourth street Chidwick has the lead and bets, with both players calling. On fifth street, Chidwick bets again. Pescatori mucks his cards but Ledford calls. Chidwick continues to lead out on sixth street and Ledford again calls to go to seventh street heads up.

Chidwick - (X)(X) /      / (X)
Ledford - (X)(X) /      / (X)

On seventh street Chidwick fires the last bullet and Ledford goes into the tank, before deciding to call. Chidwick tables     for a ten high straight and an eight rough low, which is enough to get Ledford to muck. Ledford drops to 75,000 in chips and is now the shortstack, whilst Chidwick increases his stack to 850,000.

Sunday, June 21, 2015 3:12 PM Local Time
Level: 22
Blinds: 15k/30k,Bring-in:5k
Ante: 3k
Sunday, June 21, 2015 3:05 PM Local Time

With Yehuda Buchalter's elimination, the final table will line up as follows:

1 - Thomas Butzhammer - 270,000
2 - Max Pescatori - 465,000
3 - Alan Ledford - 265,000
4 - Richard Sklar - 180,000
5 - Stephen Chidwick - 755,000
6 - Daniel Negreanu - 350,000
7 - Aleksandr Denisov - 350,000
8 - Gary Benson - 640,000

Sunday, June 21, 2015 3:03 PM Local Time

Yehuda Buchalter

Yehuda Buchalter was just eliminated in 9th place when he found himself all-in against Stephen Chidwick. According to the remaining players at the table, Chidwick was holding       and Buchalter was unable to beat this, with no low possible.

Buchalter will take home $28,620 for his efforts, and players have now commenced on the official final table.

Sunday, June 21, 2015 2:57 PM Local Time

The remaining nine players have redrawn to the unofficial final table:

1 - Thomas Butzhammer - 270,000
2 - Max Pescatori - 465,000
3 - Alan Ledford - 265,000
4 - Richard Sklar - 180,000
5 - Yehuda Buchalter - 75,000
6 - Stephen Chidwick - 680,000
7 - Daniel Negreanu - 350,000
8 - Aleksandr Denisov - 350,000
9 - Gary Benson - 640,000