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2016 47th Annual World Series of Poker

Saturday, June 04, 2016 to Monday, June 06, 2016

Event #3: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $817,800
  • Entries: 87
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, June 6, 2016 3:13 PM Local Time
Level: 22 Limits: 20k/40k Bring-in: 5k Ante: 5k
Monday, June 6, 2016 3:10 PM Local Time

The five remaining players have racked up at the conclusion of the level, and they're on the move over to the main stage. Here's how they'll stack up when play resumes with Level 22:

Seat 1: George Danzer - 777,000 (19 BB)
Seat 2: Robert Mizrachi - 1,206,000 (30 BB)
Seat 3: Ted Forrest - 677,000 (17 BB)
Seat 4: --empty--
Seat 5: Matt Grapenthien - 921,000 (23 BB)
Seat 6: Steve Weiss - 793,000 (20 BB)

Monday, June 6, 2016 2:54 PM Local Time

David Benyamine Eliminated in 6th Place ($39,611)

Robert Mizrachi:     /      /  
Ted Forrest:     /      /  
David Benyamine:     /      /  

Robert Mizrachi calls the bring in with an eight and Ted Forrest raises. David Benyamine then reraises and Mizrachi and Forrest both call. On fourth street, Forrest bets with a suited queen and Benyamine calls, as does Mizrachi. On fifth street, Mizrachi finds a king and checks. Forrest bets, Benyamine calls with very little chips behind and Mizrachi calls as well.

Sixth street pairs Benyamine's four and he moves in for the remainder of his stack. Mizrachi calls, Forrest calls. After seventh street, Forrest shows four hearts and Mizrachi checks. Forrest bets and Mizrachi folds. "Do you have a flush?" Benyamine asks and Forrest replies "I don't think I have it," turning over    for a pair of queens. Benyamine shows     and needs to improve in order to stay in the tournament.

Forrest receives the   on seventh street and Benyamine get the  . The river doesn't improve Benyamine, and he finishes in sixth place.

Ted Forrest - 650,000 (21 BB)
Robert Mizrachi - 1,175,000 (39 BB)
David Benyamine - Eliminated in 6th place ($39,611)

Monday, June 6, 2016 2:50 PM Local Time

George Danzer:     /     
Ted Forrest:     /      (fold)
David Benyamine:     /    (fold)
Matt Grapenthien:     /     (fold)

In a four-way limped pot, George Danzer checks an ace on fourth street and Ted Forrest checks also. David Benyamine checks, Matt Grapenthien bets and Danzer calls. Forrest calls and Benyamine folds.

On fifth street, Danzer pairs his three and Forrest pairs his six. Forrest bets, Grapenthien folds and Danzer calls. Sixth street now gives Danzer aces and threes. He bets and Forrest folds.

George Danzer - 645,000 (21 BB)
Ted Forrest - 530,000 (17 BB)

Monday, June 6, 2016 2:48 PM Local Time

Ted Forrest:     /      /  
David Benyamine:     /      /  

Matt Grapenthien is the bring-in with the  . Ted Forrest completes with the  , David Benyamine raises with the  , and Forrest is the only caller.

Benyamine checks his lead on fourth street, then calls a bet from Forrest. On fifth, Benyamine leads out and Forrest calls, and the action reverses once again on sixth with Benyamine check-calling a bet. Both players check seventh street. Benyamine shows     for a pair of aces.

"One pair?" Forrest asks, leaning over the table to make sure. He shows    , winning the pot with jacks up.

Two hands later, Benyamine drops another pot, this time at the hands of Steve Weiss.

Weiss:     /      /  
Benyamine:     /      /  

Grapenthien is the bring-in with the  . Weiss calls with the  , Benyamine completes with the  , and Weiss is the only caller. Benyamine bets every remaining street, and Weiss calls him all the way down.

At showdown, Benyamine shows only the  . Weiss takes his cue to table    , winning the pot with queens up.

Steve Weiss - 750,000 (25 BB)
Ted Forrest - 615,000 (21 BB)
David Benyamine - 50,000 (2 BB)

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 6, 2016 2:35 PM Local Time

Robert Mizrachi:     /      /  
Steve Weiss:     /      /  

Robert Mizrachi calls with the   and Steve Weiss raises with an ace to see Mizrachi call. On fourth street, Weiss bets with his ace-high and Mizrachi calls. Fifth street gives Mizrachi three clubs. Weiss checks his lead and Mizrachi bets. Weiss calls, then both check sixth street.

On seventh street there is no betting action, and Weiss shows     to win the pot.

Steve Weiss - 650,000
Robert Mizrachi - 1,200,000

Monday, June 6, 2016 2:28 PM Local Time

George Danzer:     /      /  
Steve Weiss:     /      /  

In a heads-up pot, George Danzer bets his lead on fourth and fifth streets. Weiss calls on fourth but raises on fifth, and Danzer calls the extra bet. When Danzer draws the ace on sixth, he leads right back out with a bet, and Weiss calls. Both players check on seventh street.

Danzer shows    , and his pair of jacks is good enough to win the pot.

George Danzer - 550,000 (18 BB)
Steve Weiss - 500,000 (17 BB)

Monday, June 6, 2016 2:19 PM Local Time

Ted Forrest:     /     
Matt Grapenthien:     /     

Robert Mizrachi brings it in with the   and Ted Forrest calls. Matt Grapenthien then completes with a king. Mizrachi folds and Forrest calls. On fourth street, Forrest picks up a suited ace and bets. Grapenthien calls. A third diamond shows up on fifth street for Forrest and he bets. Grapenthien calls again.

On sixth street, Forrest pairs his nine and bets. Grapenthien quickly folds.

Ted Forrest - 580,000 (19 BB)
Matt Grapenthien - 1,150,000 (38 BB)

Monday, June 6, 2016 2:11 PM Local Time

None of the first five hands have gone past third street.

Matt Grapenthien wins the first hand with a completion, and Steve Weiss takes the second with the same action. On the third, David Benyamine completes with the  , and Grapenthien raises with the  . Benyamine folds, and Grapenthien shows another nine in the hole as he drags the pot. Danzer completes the next two hands, winning the bring-in and antes both times.

The average stack is still close to 25 big bets, so there's plenty of time to settle into the game this afternoon.

Monday, June 6, 2016 2:04 PM Local Time
The six finalists are in their chairs, and Day 3 has begun.
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 6, 2016 2:04 PM Local Time
Level: 21 Limits: 15k/30k Bring-in: 5k Ante: 3k
Monday, June 6, 2016 11:23 AM Local Time

The Seven Card Stud Championship is on the line this afternoon in Las Vegas.

This $10,000-buy-in event drew a field of 87 players, and the final six are set to return to the Amazon Room today to play for the bracelet. Everyone left is guaranteed to earn close to $40,000, but all eyes are on the top prize of $242,662.

Here's the lineup for the start of play:

Seat 1: George Danzer - 340,000
Seat 2: Robert Mizrachi - 1,371,000
Seat 3: Ted Forrest - 447,000
Seat 4: David Benyamine - 373,000
Seat 5: Matt Grapenthien - 1,157,000
Seat 6: Steve Weiss - 682,000

Mizrachi enters Day 3 with the big stack, seeking what would be his fourth gold bracelet. Right behind him is Matt Grapenthien, the 2014 champion of this event, and those two are setting the pace with seven-figure stacks. Weiss, who was the Day 1 chipleader, is the only one of the finalists without a bracelet in his trophy case. The others have a combined 14 between them, led by Forrest and his six. Two of Forrest's bracelets are in this game, and he'll likely be a tough out today despite his middling stack. Benyamine and Danzer, the 2014 WSOP Player of the Year, round out the final table at the bottom of the leaderboard.

Cards go in the air at 2:00 p.m., and action will continue until a winner is determined. Live updates will be published here, and a cards-down live stream will be broadcast on a five-minute delay.