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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 7:53 PM Local Time


No Fourth Bracelet for Eli Elezra

George Danzer:    /      /  
Eli Elezra:    /       

George Danzer is the bring-in with the  . Everyone folds to Eli Elezra, who completes with the  . Danzer raises, and both players keep reraising until Elezra's stack of 115,000 is in the middle.

Danzer gets two pair on fifth street, while Elezra improves to trip eights. On sixth street, Danzer catches another four, giving him a full house. Eli doesn't improve, but has a ton of outs going into the river. An  ,  ,   or   will give him a quads or a bigger full house, while an  ,  ,   or   gives him a qualifying low hand.

Danzer gets the meaningless   on seventh street, and Elezra takes a long time sweating his final card. It is the  , missing both his high and low draw. Elezra will stay at three bracelets. He finishes in sixth place ($59,773)

George Danzer - 2,500,000 (31 BB)
Eli Elezra - Eliminated in 6th place ($59,773)

Monday, June 27, 2016 7:41 PM Local Time

Todd Brunson:     /      /  
Randy Ohel:     /      /  

Esther Taylor-Brady has the bring-in with the  . Todd Brunson completes with the  , Randy Ohel raises with the  , Taylor-Brady folds, and Brunson calls.

Ohel catches the case seven to pair his door card on fourth, and both players check. Ohel bets fifth street, and Brunson calls. That action repeats on sixth street, with Brunson calling another Ohel bet. Ohel checks seventh street, and Brunson squeezes his last card before checking behind.

Ohel shows    , winning the pot with jacks up. He's now comfortably in third place as the stacks start to become polarized.

Randy Ohel - 1,625,000 (20 BB)
Todd Brunson - 1,800,000 (23 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 7:35 PM Local Time

Eli Elezra:     /      /  
George Danzer:     /      /  
Justin Bonomo:     /    (fold)

Eli Elezra brings it in with the  . George Danzer completes with the  , Justin Bonomo calls with the  , and Elezra defends.

Bonomo has first action on fourth street. He and Elezra check, Danzer bets, Bonomo folds, and Elezra calls. Elezra check-calls bets from Danzer on fifth, sixth, and seventh streets.

Danzer shows    , scooping the pot with two pair and an eight-low. He's now the chip leader by just a few chips, while Elezra is left with barely a big bet.

"Four clubs with a pair of tens," Elezra laments. "Four clubs on fourth."

George Danzer - 2,265,000 (28 BB)
Eli Elezra - 95,000 (1 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 7:28 PM Local Time


Scott Clements

Scott Clements:    /      /  
Todd Brunson:    /      /  

George Danzer is the bring-in with the  , and Todd Brunson completes with the  . Scott Clements makes it two bets with the  , Danzer folds, Brunson three-bets, Clements four-bets, Brunson caps, and Clements calls all in for his tournament life.

Brunson catches the   on fourth street and   on fifth street, giving him a gutshot straight draw and a low draw.

"So far, so good," laughs Clements, who caught two bricks with the   and  .

Brunson rearranges his board, moves one of the sixes back, then creates a space between the 2-3-4 and 6 on his board, ostensibly for a five to make a straight.

Graciously, the dealer flicks Brunson's sixth card in the open spot. Almost as if it was planned, it's the  , locking the hand for Brunson and sending the table in a frenzy. Clements can only smile at his misfortune, even though the straight on Brunson's board leaves him drawing dead.

The two-time WSOP bracelet winner ends up in seventh place, taking home $45,935.

Todd Brunson - 2,200,000 (28 BB)
Scott Clements - Eliminated in 7th place ($45,935)

Monday, June 27, 2016 7:13 PM Local Time

George Danzer:     /      /  
David Grey:     /      /  

George Danzer has the bring-in with the  . David Grey (pictured) completes with the  , Danzer raises, and Grey calls the extra bet.

Grey pairs his door card on fourth street and bets, and Danzer calls. Both players check fifth street. Grey checks again on sixth street, Danzer bets, and Grey raises all in for less than two bets. Danzer calls the remainder to put him at risk.

Danzer shows    for ace-high and a seven-low.

Grey shows    for a pair of sevens and a gutshot straight draw. "Well, you got half so far," he says.

Danzer is not content with half, however, quickly improving to aces up on sixth street to take the lead. Grey improves to two pair with the  , but he still needs to improve further to stay alive. He cannot. His last card is the  , and Grey is eliminated in eighth place.

Danzer is now neck-and-neck with Todd Brunson for the chip lead with seven players remaining.

George Danzer - 1,920,000 (24 BB)
David Grey - Eliminated in 8th place ($36,044)

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Monday, June 27, 2016 6:58 PM Local Time
Level: 25 Limits: 40k/80k Bring-in: 10k Ante: 10k
Monday, June 27, 2016 6:47 PM Local Time

The first four levels of Day 3 are complete, and the field is on an abbreviated ten-minute break. While they're away, the 1,000-denomination chips are being colored up and raced off.

Here's how the table will look once the new level begins with 40,000/80,000 limits:

Seat 1: George Danzer - 1,545,000 (19 BB)
Seat 2: Justin Bonomo - 360,000 (5 BB)
Seat 3: Todd Brunson - 1,900,000 (24 BB)
Seat 4: Randy Ohel - 1,165,000 (15 BB)
Seat 5: David Grey - 270,000 (3 BB)
Seat 6: Scott Clements - 330,000 (4 BB)
Seat 7: Esther Taylor-Brady - 785,000 (10 BB)
Seat 8: Eli Elezra - 445,000 (6 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 6:47 PM Local Time

Justin Bonomo:     /     (folds)
Todd Brunson:     /      /  
David Grey:     /      /  
Eli Elezra:     /      /  

George Danzer has the bring-in with the  . Justin Bonomo completes with the  , Todd Brunson calls with the  , David Grey goes all-in for 50,000 total, showing the  . Eli Elezra calls, Danzer folds, Bonomo calls, and Brunson calls.

On fourth and subsequent streets, Grey has the best hand showing with a pair of sixes. Eli Elezra will be first to act on all streets for action in the side pot, and he checks. Bonomo checks, Brunson bets, Elezra calls, and Bonomo calls.

Elezra checks fifth street, Bonomo checks, Brunson bets, Elezra calls, and Bonomo elects to fold. Elezra check-calls a bet from Brunson on sixth street. Both players check their final card.

Brunson shows     for two pair, fours and deuces. David Grey shows    , and has a qualifying low with 8-7-6-5-A. Elezra mucks his hand, and Brunson and Grey chop it up.

Todd Brunson - 1,890,000 (31 BB)
David Grey - 270,000 (5 BB)
Eli Elezra - 445,000 (8 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 6:47 PM Local Time

David Grey:     /      /  
George Danzer:     /      /  

Justin Bonomo brings it in with the  , David Grey completes with the  , George Danzer makes it two bets with the  , Bonomo folds, and Grey calls. Danzer bets on fourth street, and Grey calls. Both players check fifth street.

On sixth street, Danzer returns to betting, and Grey calls. Danzer also bets seventh street, and gets a call.

Danzer shows     for aces up, and Grey mucks his hand, dropping to just over one big bet.

George Danzer - 1,500,000 (25 BB)
David Grey - 75,000 (1 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 6:38 PM Local Time

Scott Clements:    /      /  
George Danzer:    /      /  

Scott Clements has the bring-in with the  , and he completes for the full 30,000. George Danzer raises with the  , Clements three-bets to 90,000, and Danzer calls. Clements has already committed about 60 percent of his stack.

Danzer bets his lead on fourth street, and Clements raises, with 1,000 chips behind. Danzer puts him all in for 61,000 total, and the cards are on their backs.

Danzer shows    for a pair of queens, and Clements tables    for a pair of nines.

Clements promptly improves to two pair on fifth street, and that's enough to get the job done. Danzer bricks out on his last three cards, and Clements doubles up.

Scott Clements - 365,000 (6 BB)
George Danzer - 1,050,000 (18 BB)

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Monday, June 27, 2016 6:08 PM Local Time

The official final table is now set. Streaming will be on a 30-minute delay.

Seat 1: George Danzer - 1,100,000 (18 BB)
Seat 2: Justin Bonomo - 486,000 (8 BB)
Seat 3: Todd Brunson - 1,741,000 (29 BB)
Seat 4: Randy Ohel - 910,000 (15 BB)
Seat 5: David Grey - 337,000 (6 BB)
Seat 6: Scott Clements - 260,000 (4 BB)
Seat 7: Esther Taylor-Brady - 1,033,000 (17 BB)
Seat 8: Eli Elezra - 934,000 (16 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 6:07 PM Local Time

Esther Taylor-Brady:     /      /  
Justin Bonomo:     /      /  
Roland Israelashvili:     /      /  

Esther Taylor-Brady brings it in with the  . Justin Bonomo completes with the  , and Roland Israelashvili (pictured) raises all in for 60,000 total with the  . Taylor-Brady calls both bets, and Bonomo calls the extra one to create action on the side.

Bonomo check-calls bets on fourth and fifth street. Taylor-Brady picks up the lead on sixth and bets, and Bonomo raises. Taylor-Brady stands up to get a better look, then calls. As seventh street is dealt, Taylor-Brady says, "I didn't even know you had four spades. Fuck me. I mean... pardon my language." She checks, Bonomo bets, and Taylor-Brady calls.

Bonomo:     /      (ace-high flush)
Taylor-Brady:     /      (seven-six low)
Israelashvili:     /      (pair of fives)

Bonomo and Taylor-Brady get half the pot apiece. Israelashvili gets none, and he's eliminated in ninth place.

Justin Bonomo - 485,000 (8 BB)
Esther Taylor-Brady - 1,035,000 (17 BB)
Roland Israelashvili - Eliminated in 9th place ($28,890)

Monday, June 27, 2016 5:55 PM Local Time

George Danzer -     /      /  
Esther Taylor-Brady -     /      /  
Eli Elezra -     /     (folds)

On fourth street, Esther Taylor-Brady checks, Eli Elezra bets, George Danzer makes it two bets, Taylor-Brady calls, and Elezra calls. Elezra has first action on fifth street and checks. Danzer bets, Taylor-Brady calls, and Elezra folds.

Taylor-Brady pairs her ace on sixth street and bets. Danzer calls, and the German calls a bet on seventh street as well.

Taylor-Brady tables     for two pair, aces and threes. Danzer shows     for an inferior two pair of jacks and tens. With no qualifying lows, Taylor-Brady takes the full pot.

Esther Taylor-Brady - 800,000 (13 BB)
George Danzer - 960,000 (16 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 5:42 PM Local Time

Roland Israelashvili:     /      /  
Eli Elezra:     /    (fold)
Todd Brunson:     /      /  

Roland Israelashvili brings it in with the  . Eli Elezra completes with the  , Todd Brunson calls with the  , and Israelashvili defends.

Elezra checks his pair of fours on fourth street, Brunson bets, Israelashvili raises, and Elezra folds. Brunson three-bets to 90,000, and Israelashvili calls. Israelashvili check-calls follow-up bets on fifth and sixth streets. Both players check seventh street.

"Just aces for the high," Brunson says, showing    .

"Low's good?" Israelashvili asks. He tables     for a pair of sixes with no low, appearing to misread his hand. Brunson wins the pot.

Todd Brunson - 1,800,000 (30 BB)
Roland Israelashvili - 120,000 (2 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 5:40 PM Local Time
Level: 24 Limits: 30k/60k Bring-in: 10k Ante: 7k
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Monday, June 27, 2016 5:34 PM Local Time

Scott Clements:     /      /  
Todd Brunson:     /      /  

Randy Ohel brings in with the  , Scott Clements completes with the  , Todd Brunson calls with the  , and Ohel folds. Clements bets fourth street, and Brunson calls.

Brunson gains the lead on fifth street and bets. Clements calls, and pairs his door card on sixth street. The 3Bet pro bets, and Brunson calls. On seventh street, Clements bets, Brunson raises, and Clements calls.

"Wheel," says Brunson, who tables     for the five-high straight, both high and low. Clements can't defeat that, and mucks his hand.

Todd Brunson - 1,500,000 (37 BB)
Scott Clements - 420,000 (11 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 5:04 PM Local Time

The final nine players have redrawn for new seats around the final table, and they've relocated to the main stage. Here's how they stack up:

Seat 1: George Danzer - 943,000 (19 BB)
Seat 2: Justin Bonomo - 397,000 (8 BB)
Seat 3: Todd Brunson - 1,250,000 (25 BB)
Seat 4: Randy Ohel - 1,127,000 (23 BB)
Seat 5: David Grey - 447,000 (9 BB)
Seat 6: Roland Israelashvili - 617,000 (12 BB)
Seat 7: Scott Clements - 826,000 (17 BB)
Seat 8: Esther Taylor-Brady - 581,000 (12 BB)
Seat 9: Eli Elezra - 629,000 (13 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 5:03 PM Local Time


David Benyamine

Todd Brunson:     /      /  
David Benyamine:     /      /  

Todd Brunson brings it in with the  . David Benyamine completes with the  , and Brunson calls. Brunson checks fourth street, Benyamine bets, and Brunson calls.

On fifth street, Brunson catches the  , and he bets out. Benyamine raises to two big bets, and Brunson comes along with the call. Brunson spikes the   on sixth street, and bets out again. Benyamine raises, leaving himself with a little more than one big bet behind. Brunson three-bets, Benyamine gets it in, and Brunson calls.

"I have a wheel," says Brunson, who shows    for the five-high straight, both low and high. A head-shaking Benyamine tables    for three of a kind jacks, needing to fill up on the river to stay alive.

Benyamine's last card is the  , which doesn't improve his hand. Benyamine ends up in 10th place, adding $28,890 to his already impressive poker resumé.

Todd Brunson - 1,250,000 (31 BB)
David Benyamine - Eliminated in 10th place ($28,890)

Monday, June 27, 2016 4:51 PM Local Time

George Danzer:     /      /  
Esther Taylor-Brady     /      /  

George Danzer brings it in with the  , Esther Taylor-Brady completes with the  , and Danzer calls. Taylor-Brady checks fourth street, Danzer bets, and Taylor-Brady calls.

From fifth street onwards, it's Danzer who has first action. He checks, Taylor-Brady bets, and Danzer takes a while before calling. On sixth street, Danzer checks, Taylor-Brady bets, and now Danzer takes over a minute before sliding in a call.

Danzer checks the final card, Taylor-Brady bets, and after thirty seconds of thought, Danzer lets it go.

Esther Taylor-Brady - 600,000 (15 BB)
George Danzer - 800,000 (20 BB)

Monday, June 27, 2016 4:43 PM Local Time

Scott Clements:     /      /  
Randy Ohel:     /      /  

Scott Clements (pictured) brings it in with the  . Randy Ohel completes with the  , and Clements defends. Ohel bets his lead on fourth street, and Clements calls. Clements checks on fifth street, Ohel bets, and Clements gets the rest of his chips in right there.

Ohel shows    for a pair of sevens and a draw to a seven-low. Clements shows    for ace-high and a flush draw. Ohel makes his low on sixth street, and Clements picks up a draw to his own seven-low. With one card to come, Clements isn't winning either half of the pot, and he needs to improve to stay alive. He does; his last card is the  , giving him the high half of the pot with a flush.

Clements starts the next hand with 154,000 chips, and he ends up all in once again.

Justin Bonomo:     /      /  
Scott Clements:     /      /  

Randy Ohel brings it in with the  . Justin Bonomo completes with the  , Clements raises with the  , Ohel folds, and Bonomo calls. The two show the same hand on fourth street, and Bonomo is first to act. He checks, Clements bets, and Bonomo calls. On fifth street, Clements bets all in for 24,000, and Bonomo calls to put him at risk.

Bonomo shows    for a pair of sevens, and Clements tables    for a pair of aces. Sixth street gives Bonomo a low draw, but he misses with the   on seventh street. Clements ends up running out aces up with the   on seventh street, scooping the pot to double up.

Day 2 began with two players over the million-chip mark, but there are none with seven-figure stacks at the moment.

Scott Clements - 348,000 (7 BB)
Justin Bonomo - 925,000 (19 BB)
Randy Ohel - 600,000 (12 BB)

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