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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 4:36 PM Local Time

WSOP Bracelet winner Todd Brunson

George Danzer:     /      /  
Todd Brunson:     /      /  
David Benyamine:     /     (folds)

George Danzer has the bring-in with the  . Todd Brunson completes with the  , David Benyamine calls with the  , and Danzer calls.

On fourth street, Benyamine checks, Danzer checks, Brunson bets, Benyamine calls, Danzer makes it two bets, Brunson makes it three bets, Benyamine calls, and Danzer calls.

Benyamine checks fifth street, Danzer checks, Brunson bets, Benyamine folds, and Danzer calls. Brunson bets sixth and seventh street, and Danzer calls twice.

Brunson shows     for two pair, queens and sevens, and Danzer mucks his hand. With that hand, Brunson surpasses the 1,000,000.

Todd Brunson - 1,100,000 (28 BB)
George Danzer - 650,000 (16 BB)
David Benyamine - 480,000 (12 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 4:16 PM Local Time
Level: 23 Limits: 25k/50k Bring-in: 7k Ante: 5k
Monday, June 27, 2016 4:06 PM Local Time

The first two levels are complete, and the field is on a 15-minute break. Here's how they'll stack up when the new levels begins with 25,000/50,000 limits:

Justin Bonomo - 1,210,000 (24 BB)
George Danzer - 980,000 (20 BB)
Randy Ohel - 693,000 (14 BB)
Todd Brunson - 683,000 (14 BB)
Eli Elezra - 665,000 (13 BB)
Roland Israelashvili - 571,000 (11 BB)
David Grey - 556,000 (11 BB)
David Benyamine - 538,000 (11 BB)
Esther Taylor-Brady - 449,000 (9 BB)
Scott Clements - 257,000 (5 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 4:05 PM Local Time

Scott Clements:     /      /  
Justin Bonomo:     /      /  

Scott Clements brings it in with the  . Eli Elezra limps with the  , Justin Bonomo completes with the  , and Clements raises. Elezra ducks out of the middle, and Bonomo and Clements cap the action at 100,000 apiece. Clements has 6,000 chips left, and that remainder goes into the pot on fourth street, with Bonomo putting him at risk.

Clements shows    with four to an eight-low. Bonomo opens up   .

Clements pairs up on fifth street, then again on sixth to take the lead with aces up. Bonomo's   on seventh street leaves him with just a pair of jacks and no low, and Clements scoops the pot to double up.

Scott Clements - 262,000 (7 BB)
Justin Bonomo - 1,180,000 (30 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 4:01 PM Local Time

Mike Leah Ends In 11th Place ($23,665)

Mike Leah:    /      /  
George Danzer:    /      /  

Mike Leah open-completes with the  . Action folds around to George Danzer, who makes it two bets, Leah and Danzer proceed to raise until Leah's stack of 75,000 is in the middle.

After sixth street, Danzer has a pair of aces, a flush draw and a 7-5-4-A low draw. Leah is sitting on a pair of deuces and has 7-3-2-A towards a low. The atmosphere at the table has been friendly and relaxed all day long, and Leah runs to Danzer to sweat the German's last card together.

"Three of hearts would be interesting," quips David Grey.

Danzer and Leah sweat it together, and indeed, Danzer has the   as seventh card, a monster card, giving him both a flush for high and 7-5-4-3-A for low. Leah needs a   or   to steal half the pot from Danzer, as the high is now out of reach.

Leah squeezes his last card, but quickly sees the   is not what he needs.

"Good game guys," says Leah, as he makes his way to the exit.

George Danzer - 980,000 (33 BB)
Mike Leah - Eliminated in 11th place ($23,665)

Monday, June 27, 2016 3:57 PM Local Time

Justin Bonomo:     /      /  
Esther Taylor-Brady:     /    (fold)
Eli Elezra:     /    (fold)
Scott Clements:     /      /  

Four players are involved in a pot on fourth street, and Bonomo is the first to bet. Esther Taylor-Brady calls, Scott Clements raises, and Eli Elezra folds. Bonomo three-bets, Taylor-Brady folds, Clements four-bets, and Bonomo caps it at 100,000. Clements calls the extra bet, then leads right back out with another bet of his own on fifth street. Bonomo calls. Clements checks on sixth street, then calls a bet from Bonomo, and that action repeats on seventh street with Clements paying off the last bet.

"I have a straight," Bonomo says, showing     /     . He scoops the pot, leaving Clements with less just over two big bets.

Justin Bonomo - 1,285,000 (32 BB)
Scott Clements - 95,000 (2 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 3:53 PM Local Time

Roland Israelashvili was dangerously short on chips a few hands ago, but he's now comfortably in third place on the leaderboard, having worked his way up over 700,000 chips.

His tablemate, Randy Ohel, was also nursing a shortening stack through parts of the last two levels, but he too is on the rise. Ohel is involved in a recent heads-up pot against Scott Clements.

Clements:     /      /  
Ohel:     /      /  

Both players put in two bets on third street. Clements bets his lead on fourth street, and Ohel calls. Clements checks on fifth street, Ohel bets, and Clements calls. That action repeats twice more, with Clements check-calling bets on sixth and seventh streets.

Ohel announces his wheel, showing     to scoop the pot. His stack now matches that of Israelashvili, but things are constantly in flux at this stage of the tournament.

Randy Ohel - 740,000 (19 BB)
Scott Clements - 315,000 (8 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 3:30 PM Local Time

Justin Bonomo:     /      /  
Roland Israelashvili:     /      /  

Justin Bonomo brings it in with the  . Roland Israelashvili (pictured) completes with the  , and Bonomo defends.

Israelashvili checks his lead on fourth street, then calls a bet from Bonomo. That action reverses on fifth street, with Bonomo check-calling one Israelashvili bet there, then another on sixth street. That last Israelashvili bet leaves him with just 13,000 chips, so Bonomo sets him all in on seventh street. Israelashvili calls to put himself at risk.

Bonomo shows     /      for queen-high and a 7-5-4-3-2 low.

Israelashvili shows     /      for ace-high and a 7-5-4-2-A low. He scoops the pot to double up.

Roland Israelashvili - 296,000 (7 BB)
Justin Bonomo - 1,335,000 (33 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 3:30 PM Local Time

David Benyamine, Chopped Up

David Benyamine:     /      /  
George Danzer:     /      /  
Mike Leah:     /      /  

The action is three-way capped on third street, with George Danzer and Mike Leah being the aggressors. On fourth street, Leah commits his last 11,000. David Benyamine calls, Danzer makes it 31,000, and Benyamine calls.

On fifth street action is on Leah, but as he is all in, Benyamine is first to act. He checks, Danzer bets, and Benyamine calls. On sixth and seventh street, Benyamine check-calls a bet from Danzer as well.

Danzer shows     for a 6-5-3-2-A low. Leah has    , playing trip tens for the high half. Benyamine can't beat either of those hands, and he mucks.

George Danzer - 850,000
David Benyamine - 600,000
Mike Leah - 150,000

Monday, June 27, 2016 3:25 PM Local Time

Scott Clements:     /      /  
Eli Elezra:     /      /  

Scott Clements and Eli Elezra are heads up on fifth street. Clements leads with open fives, and he bets. Elezra calls that bet, then another one on sixth street. Clements bets again on seventh street, and Elezra raises. Clements calls, showing     for three fives.

Elezra tables    , though, winning the pot with a queen-high flush and an eight-low.

Eli Elezra - 650,000 (16 BB)
Scott Clements - 415,000 (21 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 3:07 PM Local Time

Mike Leah

Mike Leah:     /      /  
Todd Brunson:     /      /  

George Danzer brings in with the  . Mike Leah completes with the  , Todd Brunson calls with the  , and Danzer folds. On fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh street, Leah check-calls a bet from Brunson.

Leah shows     for two pair, aces and eights. Brunson shows    , which ends up being an inferior two pair and no low. Leah takes the full pot.

Todd Brunson - 600,000
Mike Leah - 300,000

Monday, June 27, 2016 3:01 PM Local Time
Level: 22 Limits: 20k/40k Bring-in: 5k Ante: 5k
Monday, June 27, 2016 2:55 PM Local Time

Justin Bonomo:     /      /  
Scott Clements:     /      /  
Eli Elezra:     /     (fold)
Randy Ohel:     /     (fold)

Four players each put in a bet on fourth street. Justin Bonomo picks up open aces on fifth street, and he bets. Scott Clements (pictured) calls, Eli Elezra folds, and Randy Ohel folds to leave the pot heads up.

Bonomo bets sixth street, and Clements calls. On seventh, Bonomo checks, then calls a bet from Clements.

Clements announces a flush, tabling     to win the pot. After a sluggish start to his day, he's recovered his losses and now sits slightly above where he began an hour ago. Bonomo is still atop the leaderboard despite that dent to his stack.

Scott Clements - 760,000 (25 BB)
Justin Bonomo - 1,340,000 (45 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 2:37 PM Local Time

Eli Elezra:     /      /  
Esther Taylor-Brady:     /      /  

Roland Israelashvili has the bring-in with a  . Eli Elezra completes with the  , Esther Taylor-Brady calls with the  , and Israelashvili folds. Taylor-Brady checks her lead on fourth street, Elezra bets, and Taylor-Brady calls. Both players check fifth street. Taylor-Brady bets on sixth street, and Elezra raises.

"You didn't raise me on this street, did you?" Taylor-Brady asks.

"He did," the dealer confirms.

"That was a mistake," Taylor-Brady says, calling the extra bet. She check-calls one last bet on seventh street.

Elezra shows    , winning the pot with two pair.

Eli Elezra - 815,000 (27 BB)
Esther Taylor-Brady - 695,000 (23 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 2:33 PM Local Time

David Grey

David Grey:     /      /  
David Benyamine:     /      /  

Todd Brunson brings it in with the  . David Benyamine completes with the  , David Grey makes it two bets with the  , and Benyamine calls. Both players check fourth street.

Grey bets fifth, sixth, and seventh street, being all in for 20,000 with his last bet. Benyamine calls every street.

Grey quickly tables     for aces-up, and Benyamine folds.

David Grey - 220,000 (7 BB)
David Benyamine - 450,000 (15 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 2:24 PM Local Time

Jack Duong (Middle) Out In 12th

It's been a horrible day for bracelet winner Jack Duong, who lost two big pots right off the bat. With his last chips, he's all in versus Todd Brunson, who has the high locked up with a full house. Duong has a low draw, but bricks on the seventh card and is eliminated.

Todd Brunson - 900,000 (30 BB)
Jack Duong - Eliminated in 12th place ($23,665)

Monday, June 27, 2016 2:17 PM Local Time

George Danzer:     /      /  
Jack Duong:     /     (folds)
Mike Leah:     /     

George Danzer completes on third street, Jack Duong calls, Mike Leah (pictured) makes it two bets, and both players call. Leah bets fourth street, Danzer raises, Duong calls, and Leah goes all in for 2,000 more. Both players call.

On fifth street, Danzer bets, and Duong folds. Danzer shows   , and Leah shows   . On seventh street, Danzer catches the  , giving him an 8-7-6-4-2 low. Leah spikes the  , winning the high with a pair of sevens.

George Danzer - 1,100,000 (37 BB)
Mike Leah - 100,000 (3 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 2:14 PM Local Time

Hand #1

Eli Elezra and Randy Ohel have tangled in three early pots, with two of them going Elezra's way and one for Ohel.

Ohel:     /      /  
Elezra:     /      /  

This is the second encounter between the two, and it begins with Ohel bringing it in with the  . Elezra completes with the  , and Ohel defends.

Ohel checks his lead on fourth street, Elezra bets, and Ohel calls. Elezra picks up the lead on fifth, and he bets. Ohel calls that bet, then another bet on sixth street, Both players check seventh street.

"Three pairs," Elezra announces, showing    . He wins the pot, but the two battle again one hand later.

Hand #2

Ohel:     /      /  
Elezra:     /      /  

Ohel brings it in with the  . Esther Taylor-Brady completes, though she doesn't factor in the hand beyond that. Elezra calls with the  , and Ohel defends.

Elezra bets his lead on fourth and fifth streets, with Ohel calling both bets. The lead changes hands on sixth, and Ohel bets. Elezra calls, and they both check seventh street.

Ohel shows    , winning the pot with nines up.

Randy Ohel - 350,000 (12 BB)
Eli Elezra - 750,000 (25 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 2:11 PM Local Time

In the first hand of the day, Jack Duong loses a lot of chips versus David Benyamine. Five big bets go in, and the following hands are shown at showdown:

David Benyamine:     /      (full house, kings over eights)
Jack Duong:       /      (doesn't show)

David Benyamine - 570,000 (19 BB)
Jack Duong - 170,000 (6 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 2:01 PM Local Time
The final 12 players are in their chairs, and Day 3 is under way.