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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Saturday, June 25, 2016 to Monday, June 27, 2016

Event #43: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,278,400
  • Entries: 136
  • Remaining: 0

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Monday, June 27, 2016 11:07 PM Local Time


George Danzer With A Massive Lead

George Danzer:     /      /  
Justin Bonomo:     /      /  

George Danzer brings it in with the  . Justin Bonomo completes with the  , Danzer raises, and Bonomo calls. Bonomo leads out on fourth street, and Danzer calls.

Bonomo pairs up on fifth, and Danzer catches an ace. Bonomo checks, Danzer bets, and Bonomo calls. Bonomo checks sixth and seventh street as well, and calls a bet from Danzer both times.

Danzer tables    , giving him three sixes for the high and an 8-6-4-3-A for low. It's a scoop, as Bonomo mucks his hand. Danzer now holds a commanding lead over both of his opponents.

George Danzer - 4,900,000 (31 BB)
Justin Bonomo - 1,000,000 (6 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 10:48 PM Local Time

Randy Ohel:    /      /  
George Danzer:    /      /  

Randy Ohel is the bring-in with the  . George Danzer completes with the  , Ohel raises, and Danzer calls the extra bet.

Both players check fourth street. Danzer checks again on fifth, Ohel bets, and Danzer check-raises. It's decision time for Ohel, who eyes his own stack. He has 625,000 chips left in front of him at this point, and he eventually calls the extra bet. Danzer bets fifth street, Ohel raises, Danzer three-bets, and Ohel calls all in for 465,000 total.

"If you have a seven low, I'm dead," Ohel says. Danzer does not have a seven low. He has jacks and fives, while Ohel holds an eight low. Neither player improves on seventh street, and the duo chops the pot.

George Danzer - 4,000,000 (25 BB)
Randy Ohel - 815,000 (5 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 10:46 PM Local Time

Randy Ohel:     /      /  
George Danzer:     /      /  

Randy Ohel (pictured) and George Danzer put in 80,000 apiece on both third and fourth streets, though the order of the action is unknown. Both players show three suited cards on fifth, and Ohel bets his lead. Danzer calls, then picks up a fourth low card of his suit on sixth street. Ohel checks. Danzer looks around, then checks behind, which causes both Justin Bonomo and Ohel to laugh.

"I have... a draw," Danzer says, pointing to his board.

"I see," Ohel laughs back.

"What are you drawing to?" Bonomo asks. The three men are still keeping the mood light, despite the fact that they're playing for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Ohel checks seventh street, and Danzer bets. Ohel needs some time to consider, talking through the spot. "Not a good river card," he begins. "I had a draw too." After another minute, he adds, "I have a funny feeling you have just a pair of threes." Eventually, he calls.

Danzer shows    , winning the pot with an ace-high flush. He crosses the 4,000,000-chip mark as he drags that pot, while Ohel's stack has slipped below the million-chip mark for the first time in a while.

George Danzer - 4,025,000 (25 BB)
Randy Ohel - 950,000 (6 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 10:34 PM Local Time

Justin Bonomo:     /      /  
Randy Ohel:     /      /  

Justin Bonomo (pictured) is the bring-in with the  . Randy Ohel completes with the  , George Danzer calls with the  , Bonomo makes it two bets, Ohel makes it three bets, Danzer folds, and Bonomo calls. Ohel bets fourth street, and Bonomo calls.

Ohel bets fifth street, Bonomo raises, and Ohel calls. Both players check down sixth and seventh street.

Ohel flashes     for a buried pair of eights, Bonomo has     for a buried pair of jacks, and takes down the pot.

Justin Bonomo - 1,850,000 (11 BB)
Randy Ohel - 1,350,000 (8 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 10:21 PM Local Time
Level: 28 Limits: 80k/160k Bring-in: 20k Ante: 20k
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Monday, June 27, 2016 10:19 PM Local Time

George Danzer:     /      /  
Justin Bonomo:     /      /  

George Danzer (pictured) is the bring-in with the  . Justin Bonomo completes with the  , Danzer raises, and Bonomo calls.

Bonomo has first action on every street, and he check-calls bets on each, as Danzer floods the pot with as many chips as he's able to. When Bonomo calls the last bet on seventh street, Danzer shows     for trips and an eight-low. He scoops the pot, extending his chip lead in this three-handed battle.

George Danzer - 3,300,000 (28 BB)
Justin Bonomo - 1,115,000 (9 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 10:06 PM Local Time


George Danzer

Randy Ohel:     /      /  
George Danzer:     /      /  

Randy Ohel is the bring-in with the  . George Danzer completes with the  , Ohel makes it two bets, and Danzer calls. Danzer checks fourth street, Ohel bets, and Danzer calls.

On fifth street, Danzer checks, Ohel bets, Danzer raises, Ohel three-bets, and Danzer calls. Both players check sixth and seventh street.

Danzer shows    , and plays just his open pair of nines. It's good, as Ohel mucks his hand.

George Danzer - 3,250,000 (27 BB)
Randy Ohel - 2,130,000 (18 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 9:59 PM Local Time

George Danzer:     /      /  
Justin Bonomo:     /      /  

George Danzer completes with the  . Justin Bonomo raises with the  , and Danzer calls.

Bonomo bets his lead on fourth street, and Danzer calls. Danzer picks up the lead on fifth, and he check-calls another Bonomo bet. The lead reverses once again on sixth, and Bonomo bets. Danzer raises, and Bonomo calls the extra bet. Both players check seventh street.

Bonomo shows    , and wins the pot with jacks up.

Justin Bonomo - 1,920,000 (16 BB)
George Danzer - 2,150,000 (18 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 9:47 PM Local Time

Justin Bonomo:     /     
Randy Ohel:     /     

Justin Bonomo completes with the  . Randy Ohel raises with the  , and Bonomo calls.

Bonomo checks fourth street, Ohel bets, and Bonomo calls. Ohel bets his own lead on fifth street, and Bonomo calls. Ohel bets sixth street too, and Bonomo surrenders his cards into the muck. Ohel wins the pot.

Randy Ohel - 2,720,000 (23 BB)
Justin Bonomo - 1,475,000 (12 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 9:37 PM Local Time

George Danzer:     /      /  
Justin Bonomo:     /      /  

George Danzer is the bring-in with the  . Justin Bonomo completes with the  , and Danzer calls. Bonomo bets fourth street, and Danzer calls.

Danzer gets an open pair of kings of fifth street and bets. Bonomo raises, Danzer puts in three bets, and Bonomo calls. On sixth street, Danzer bets, and Bonomo calls.

Danzer bets seventh street, but is met by a raise from Bonomo. Danzer calls.

Bonomo shows     for a full house, eights full of queens, and Danzer mucks.

George Danzer - 2,400,000 (20 BB)
Justin Bonomo - 1,900,000 (12 BB)

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Monday, June 27, 2016 9:10 PM Local Time
Level: 27 Limits: 60k/120k Bring-in: 20k Ante: 15k
Monday, June 27, 2016 9:08 PM Local Time

The final three players are on a 15-minute break. Here's how they'll stack up when the new level begins with 60,000/120,000 limts:

Randy Ohel - 2,915,000 (24 BB)
George Danzer - 2,400,000 (20 BB)
Justin Bonomo - 1,485,000 (12 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 9:08 PM Local Time

George Danzer:     /      /  
Randy Ohel:     /      /  

George Danzer brings it in with the  . Randy Ohel completes with the  , and Danzer defends.

Danzer has first action the whole way, and he bets on fourth street. Ohel calls that bet, then another one on fifth street. Danzer checks to him on sixth, Ohel bets, and Danzer calls. On seventh street, Danzer checks, then folds to one last Ohel bet.

As Ohel is stacking the pot, Danzer prods him for information. "Were jacks up good if I get there?" Danzer asks.

Ohel seems reluctant to answer. After maybe 15 seconds, he finds a response. "It was until the river," he says. Danzer seems satisfied by the answer, but that pot has knocked him out of the top spot on the leaderboard.

Randy Ohel - 2,915,000 (29 BB)
George Danzer - 2,400,000 (24 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 9:02 PM Local Time


Randy Ohel And Esther Taylor-Brady Watching Together

Randy Ohel:    /      /  
Esther Taylor-Brady:    /      /  

George Danzer is the bring-in with the  . Justin Bonomo raises with the  , Randy Ohel raises with the  , Esther Taylor-Brady three-bets with the  . Danzer folds, Bonomo folds, and Ohel calls. Taylor-Brady bets fourth street, and Ohel calls.

On fifth street, Taylor-Brady has 101,000 behind, and she bets 100,000. Ohel goes in the tank before making a decision.

"Come on Randy, raise and take it," laughs Taylor-Brady.

"I don't have what I'm supposed to have," smiles Ohel, who eventually commits 101,000 to the pot.

Taylor-Brady shows a pair of aces, and Ohel needs a miracle runner-runner to win with his high-card king. Ohel spikes the   on sixth street, giving him a gutshot straight draw, while Taylor-Brady picks up a low draw with the  .

Ohel gets there on the river, as the   gives him a Broadway straight. Taylor-Brady catches a third ace, but it's not enough to survive. The last non-bracelet winner in the field ends in fourth place, netting her a six-figure payday.

Randy Ohel - 2,500,000 (25 BB)
Esther Taylor-Brady - Eliminated in 5th place ($107,551)

Monday, June 27, 2016 8:48 PM Local Time

George Danzer:    /      /  
Todd Brunson:    /      /  

George Danzer and Todd Brunson (pictured) are heads-up on fourth street, with Brunson getting short on chips. Danzer bets his lead with ace-jack, Brunson raises, and Danzer calls. Danzer checks on fifth street, Brunson bets, and Danzer check-raises. A reraise from Brunson is enough to get him all-in, and Danzer calls to put Brunson at risk.

Danzer shows    for three jacks.

Brunson tables    for a pair of fives. Sixth street is a good one for him, as the   gives him both a low draw and a flush draw. That's as close as he gets to catching up though. Danzer rivers the   to make jacks full, leaving Brunson dead to the high half of the pot. He can't find an out to the low half either; Brunson's last card is the useless  , and he's eliminated in fifth place.

George Danzer - 3,250,000 (33 BB)
Todd Brunson - Eliminated in 5th place ($79,381)

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Monday, June 27, 2016 8:32 PM Local Time


Esther Taylor-Brady Happy With The Chop

Esther Taylor-Brady:     /      /  
George Danzer:     /      /  
Justin Bonomo:     /     (folds)
Todd Brunson:     /      /  

Esther Taylor-Brady is the bring-in with the  . George Danzer completes with the  , Justin Bonomo calls with the  , and Todd Brunson calls with the  . Taylor-Brady makes it two bets from the bring-in, and the other players call.

Danzer is first to act on fourth street and checks. Bonomo checks, Brunson bets, Taylor-Brady raises, Danzer calls, Bonomo calls, Brunson three-bets, Taylor-Brady calls 20,000 extra and is all-in, Danzer calls, and Bonomo calls.

Bonomo pairs up on fifth street, giving him first action. He checks, Brunson bets, Danzer raises, Bonomo folds, Brunson makes it three bets again, and Danzer takes a while before calling.

On sixth street, Brunson bets, and Danzer takes about thirty seconds before he calls. Both remaining active players check on seventh street.

Immediately, Danzer slams     open for an ace-high flush. Brunson mucks his hand, and Taylor-Brady tables     for a six-five low. She chops the pot with Danzer.

George Danzer - 2,645,000 (33 BB)
Todd Brunson - 580,000 (7 BB)
Esther Taylor-Brady - 425,000 (5 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 8:19 PM Local Time
Level: 26 Limits: 50k/100k Bring-in: 20k Ante: 10k
Monday, June 27, 2016 8:18 PM Local Time

Justin Bonomo:     /      /  
Todd Brunson:     /      /  

Justin Bonomo brings-in with the  . Todd Brunson completes with the  , Bonomo raises, and Brunson calls the extra bet.

Brunson checks his lead on fourth street, Bonomo bets, and Brunson calls. That action repeats on fifth street, with Brunson check-calling another. Bonomo bets his lead on sixth and seventh streets, and Brunson calls him down.

Bonomo shows     for a pair of aces and a smooth six-low. He scoops the pot, climbing back into seven-figure territory after a brief stint as the table short stack.

Justin Bonomo - 1,050,000 (13 BB)
Todd Brunson - 1,280,000 (16 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 8:13 PM Local Time

Considering what's at stake, the overall mood at the table is surprisingly light and talkative among the final five players. George Danzer (pictured) is the life of the party for the most part, with most of the conversation centering around the gregarious German pro.

At some point earlier today, Danzer's tablemates began to periodically criticize his play in jest, and that little side game has resumed once again over the past few hands. The announcer is provoking some of the chatter, and the dealers are occasionally chiding him in a good-natured way, too. Even Danzer himself has gotten in on the fun, often criticizing his own play or making jokes at his own expense.

In a recent pot, Danzer is heads-up against Esther Taylor-Brady.

Danzer:     /    
Taylor-Brady:     /    

Danzer brings-in with the  , Taylor-Brady completes with the  , and Danzer defends. Taylor-Brady bets her lead on fourth street, and Danzer calls.

"I don't think there's a word for 'fold' in German," Randy Ohel says.

Taylor-Brady bets again on fourth street, and Danzer seems reluctant to surrender. "I'm going to fold the best hand," he says, drawing a laugh from the table. He folds.

"Didn't you win this tournament before?" Todd Brunson asks, feigning disbelief.

"Yeah," Danzer confirms. "But I played...different."

Despite the needles, Danzer appears to be in his comfort zone this evening. He's the chip leader with five players remaining, looking to win this Stud Hi-Lo Championship for the second time in three years.

Monday, June 27, 2016 7:57 PM Local Time

Justin Bonomo:    /      /  
George Danzer:    /      /  

Esther Taylor-Brady is the bring-in with the  . George Danzer completes, Justin Bonomo raises, Taylor-Brady folds, and Danzer calls. Danzer checks every subsequent street, and Bonomo bets each time. On sixth street, Danzer raises, and Bonomo calls all in for 25,000 more.

Bonomo is in the lead with a pair of kings, while Danzer is drawing to an ace or a low hand. The   on the river is a brick for Danzer, and Bonomo doubles up.

Justin Bonomo - 560,000 (7 BB)
George Danzer - 2,370,000 (30 BB)

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