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2019 50th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, June 07, 2019 to Sunday, June 09, 2019

$1,500 Seven-Card Stud (Event #20)

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $384,750
  • Entries: 285
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, June 10, 2019 4:29 PM Local Time
Elezra Three-Bets and Barrels Out Zinno

Anthony Zinno defended the bring-in with the  , while Eli Elezra had completed with the  . A raising war ensued on fourth with Zinno raising and Elezra three-betting it.

Zinno:   /  
Elezra:   /  

Zinno called and then called one more on fifth when he got the   against the   of Elezra. Zinno was then dealt the   and Elezra the  , and a bet on sixth convinced Zinno to let it go.

Eli Elezra1,850,000200,000
Anthony Zinno1,000,000-200,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 4:28 PM Local Time
Elezra Takes Rare Moment in the Tank

Eli Elezra is very swift acting in Stud, so it was notable that he took some time over his decision in a pot that ultimately went to Anthony Zinno. Elezra had completed with the  , Zinno called with the  . Elezra picked up the   on fourth, Zinno the  . Elezra fired again and was called.

Zinno:   /   
Elezra:   /   

Elezra bet out again; this time Zinno throw in a raise to 100,000. Now Elezra took a rare dip into the tank and when he emerged it was to fold.

Monday, June 10, 2019 4:20 PM Local Time
Elezra Back in Command After Picking Zinno Off

Eli Elezra

A back-and-forth hand just went down with Eli Elezra raising when Anthony Zinno completed with the   against the  . Zinno called but picked up a pair of eights right away and fired a double bet. Elezra called then paired aces and bet fifth. Zinno then picked up two pair and bet sixth.

Zinno:   /    
Elezra:   /    

Elezra called and they took in seventh. Zinno fired again and Elezra was in there with a quick call. Zinno showed an airball in the hole, playing his board, and Elezra had     for aces up.

Eli Elezra1,650,000300,000
Anthony Zinno1,200,000-300,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 4:14 PM Local Time
Elezra Wins with a Raise on Fifth Street

Zinno:   /   
Elezra:   /   

Anthony Zinno, who'd bet fourth and fifth streets, faced a raise to 100,000 from Eli Elezra. Despite the low, rainbow nature of Elezra's shown hand, Zinno elected to fold and bring the final two players' stacks a little closer back to even.

Anthony Zinno1,500,000-150,000
Eli Elezra1,350,000150,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 4:09 PM Local Time
Zinno Folds When Elezra Pairs

Anthony Zinno raised with the   after Eli Elezra completed with the   and Elezra peeled. He called on fourth, and Zinno appeared to catch decent on fifth with the   but Elezra paired his eight.

Zinno:   /   
Elezra:   /   

Faced with a bet on the paired board, Zinno backed down.

Anthony Zinno1,650,000150,000
Eli Elezra1,200,000-150,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 4:09 PM Local Time
Zinno Wins Smallish Pot with Smallish Pair

Betting dried up on sixth street when Eli Elezra opted to check, having bet and been called on fifth when he paired his three.

Elezra:   /    
Zinno:   /    

Both players checked the river and Zinno showed     in the hole, his pair of sevens taking the pot.

Monday, June 10, 2019 3:54 PM Local Time
Zinno Inches into Lead

Anthony Zinno

Anthony Zinno completed with the   but Eli Elezra took over the lead when he started picking up a threatening board on fourth with clubs and a possible straight rolling off, along with a pair of sixes.

Zinno:   /    / 
Elezra:   /    / 

Elezra bet the end and Zinno called fairly quickly. Elezra didn't appear to believe his hand was good, flashing the   for two pair, and Zinno indeed had aces up:    .

Anthony Zinno1,500,000100,000
Eli Elezra1,350,000-250,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 3:52 PM Local Time
Zinno Rivers a Flush

Anthony Zinno is regaining some of the ground lost in the last level to Eli Elezra. He defended with the   just now when Elezra, showing the  , made it 25,000 to go, and then bet when his eight paired. Elezra had picked up the  , and made the call, leading out himself when he paired higher with the   on fifth street. Zinno called.

Zinno:   /    
Elezra:   /    

Elezra bet again. This time, Zinno reached for more: he made it 100,000 and Elezra called. With the final card dealt, Elezra bet out 50,000. As soon as he received a call, he gathered up all of his cards to muck, pausing to hold them fanned briefly as if attempting to find some combination that beat Zinno's    /     ace-high flush.

Eli Elezra1,600,000-200,000
Anthony Zinno1,400,000350,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 3:43 PM Local Time
Level 25 started
Level: 25
Blinds: 25000/50000
Ante: 5000
Monday, June 10, 2019 3:39 PM Local Time
Zinno Grinding Back Up

Anthony Zinno was calling down Eli Elezra after defending the bring-in but then picked up four to a straight and came out betting on sixth, despite Elezra having a strong board himself with a pair and three to a straight.

Zinno:   /    
Elezra:   /    

Elezra called and faced a final bet on the river. He tanked about 90 seconds and splashed in a call. Zinno showed     for the eight-high straight and took the pot.

Eli Elezra1,800,000-338,000
Anthony Zinno1,050,000338,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 3:36 PM Local Time
Elezra Wins One on Seventh, No Showdown

Heads up

Another pot for Eli Elezra: He was the bring-in with the  , Anthony Zinno completed to 20,000 with the   and Elezra called. On fourth street he raised when Zinno bet again, then called Zinno's bet on fifth.

Zinno:   /    
Elezra:   /    

Zinno checked, Elezra bet. Zinno called here on sixth street but declined to call the next bet after the river.

Monday, June 10, 2019 3:32 PM Local Time
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Monday, June 10, 2019 3:27 PM Local Time
Zinno Folds the River

Anthony Zinno completed with the   and Eli Elezra raised with the  . Elezra kept the betting lead even as Zinno's board ran out a little more coordinated, albeit smaller, with four to a straight.

Zinno:   /    / 
Elezra:   /    / 

Elezra's river bet caused Zinno to tank awhile. The two exchanged some banter and Zinno opted to lay it down. Elezra flashed his cards but we didn't catch them.

Eli Elezra2,138,00038,000
Anthony Zinno712,000-68,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 3:13 PM Local Time
Elezra Pulling Ahead

Eli Elezra

Eli Elezra and Anthony Zinno traded a few small pots, then played one all the way to the river. Elezra check-called until the seventh card was dealt, when he led out 40,000.

Zinno:   /    / 
Elezra:   /    / 

Zinno paused to consider, then called and mucked his hand, Elezra showing    /     for the queen-high straight.

Eli Elezra2,100,000250,000
Anthony Zinno780,000-220,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 3:02 PM Local Time
Zinno's Two Pair Good

Anthony Zinno completed with the   and Eli Elezra defended with  . When Elezra picked up an   he took over the betting and both players paired on sixth.

Elezra:   /    
Zinno:   /    

Zinno called another bet and it went check-check on the end. Zinno announced two pair and showed the  . Elezra indicated it was good and Zinno moved to muck to end the hand but was reminded he needed to show his other cards. He tossed in   .

Eli Elezra1,850,000-50,000
Anthony Zinno1,000,0000
Monday, June 10, 2019 3:01 PM Local Time
Valentin Vornicu Eliminated in 3rd Place ($39,830)

Valentin Vornicu

Valentin Vornicu started his last hand raising with the  ; Eli Elezra took him on for his tournament life, showing his hand at the start:    .

Vornicu's hand ran out       , with the final card dealt face down.

"I'll look at mine first," said Elezra, squeezing the   to add to his kings and the    

"That's one of my outs," said Vornicu.

Not one of his outs was the   river card, and a handshake later we're heads up.

Eli Elezra1,900,000100,000
Valentin Vornicu0-45,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 2:45 PM Local Time
Elezra Hammers Zinno Down a Bit

Anthony Zinno completed with the  , Eli Elezra raised with the   and Zinno made it three bets. Elezra peeled and paired his door card, which prompted him to come out firing on fourth and fifth.

Zinno:   /   
Elezra:   /   

Zinno conceded to the big bet.

Eli Elezra1,800,000378,000
Anthony Zinno1,000,000-142,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 2:44 PM Local Time
Vornicu Tank Calls, Gets Bad News from Elezra

Valentin Vornicu is down to just 45,000 after a big pot against chip leader Eli Elezra.

Vornicu:   / 
Elezra:   /  Elezra bet, Vornicu raised and Elezra called.

Vornicu:   /  
Elezra:   /   Vornicu bet and was called.

On fifth and sixth streets, Vornicu switched to check-calling Elezra's bets.

Vornicu:   /    
Elezra:   /    

Now facing a final bet from Elezra (about half his remaining chips), Vornicu thought for a while, turning and counting his chips. He threw in the call, but mucked when he saw Elezra's kings up:    /    .

Valentin Vornicu45,000-244,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 2:28 PM Local Time
Level 24 started
Level: 24
Blinds: 20000/40000
Ante: 5000
Monday, June 10, 2019 2:15 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts on Break

Players are on break for 15 minutes.

Eli Elezra1,422,000-78,000
Anthony Zinno1,142,000-158,000
Valentin Vornicu289,000109,000