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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 2:13 PM Local Time
Vornicu Dodges "Fifty Outs" To Double

Valentin Vornicu, who completed for 15,000 showing the  , got the last of his stack in against Anthony Zinno on fifth street, having called Zinno's bet on fourth.

Vornicu:   /    (he turned over    when all-in)
Zinno:   /    (he showed   )

"A pair of sixes against fifty outs," said Vornicu. He dodged them all.

Valentin Vornicu180,000100,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 2:04 PM Local Time
Vornicu Needs Heat

Valentin Vornicu just dropped two pots and is in the danger zone with less than three bets.

The first one, he was calling down Eli Elezra until Elezra picked up open aces on sixth.

Elezra:   /    
Vornicu:   /    

Vornicu had paired his door card but he opted to release after some thought.

Then, he tangled with Anthony Zinno. Zinno check-called fifth and then led sixth when he showed three Broadways.

Zinno:   /    
Vornicu:   /    

Vornicu peeled the river but folded to a final bet.

Eli Elezra1,500,000100,000
Anthony Zinno1,300,0000
Valentin Vornicu80,000-116,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 2:01 PM Local Time
Jacks Up Good for Vornicu

Another pot just shy of 200,000 chips went to Vornicu after he tanked for a while on the river before calling down Anthony Zinno.

Zinno:   /    / 
Vornicu:   /    / 

Vornicu asked the dealer to spread the pot (it was around 130,000) and then threw in the 30,000 call. Zinno showed     which fit with his wheelish low diamonds like a square peg in a round hole. Zinno showed jacks up and took the pot.

Monday, June 10, 2019 1:49 PM Local Time
Possible Rolled up Eights for Zinno

Anthony Zinno was calling down Eli Elezra, who was betting every street, until Zinno raised on sixth.

Zinno:   /    
Elezra:   /    

Elezra called then called another bet on the end, and Zinno turned over    as if indicating those were his starting cards, followed by the  .

Eli Elezra1,400,000-100,000
Anthony Zinno1,300,000100,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 1:49 PM Local Time
Three Hidden Queens for Elezra

Eli Elezra

Eli Elezra won two hands against Valentin Vornicu, one when Vornicu folded on sixth, Elezra showing   /    and one that made it to showdown.

Elezra bet and was called until seventh street, his hand standing   /     . Vornicu held   /    / ; he mucked when Elezra showed three queens in the hole.

Monday, June 10, 2019 1:37 PM Local Time
Battle of Eights Goes to Zinno

Everyone started with an eight up and Anthony Zinno and Valentin Vornicu saw fourth for the minimum. When Vornicu made a three-flush on fifth, he bet and Zinno raised.

Vornicu:   /   
Zinno:   /   

Vornicu tanked awhile and called. He picked up the   and Zinno the   and Zinno bet again. Vornicu called, then called again on the end. Zinno showed    and Vornicu turned over    and mucked.

Anthony Zinno1,200,000100,000
Valentin Vornicu196,000-74,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 1:32 PM Local Time
Zinno Folds on Sixth

Anthony Zinno

Valentin Vornicu completed showing   /  and Anthony Zinno called showing   / . Vornicu bet on fourth street when he picked up the   and check-raised Zinno on fifth:

Zinno:   /   
Vornicu:   /   

Zinno made the call, receiving the   on sixth. Vornicu paired his five and bet another 30,000, leaving himself under one big bet behind. Zinno considered for a while, then folded.

Anthony Zinno1,100,0000
Valentin Vornicu270,00025,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 1:21 PM Local Time
Vornicu Doubles Through Zinno

Valentin Vornicu

Valentin Vornicu defended his bring-in with   when Anthony Zinno completed with the  . Zinno bet every street until checking seventh.

Zinno:   /    / 
Vornicu:   /    / 

Vornicu stuck in his last 28,000 and Zinno thought a bit and called. Vornicu showed at least    for jacks, with Zinno tabling    .

Anthony Zinno1,100,000-100,000
Valentin Vornicu245,000125,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 1:18 PM Local Time
Vornicu Loses Back the Chips he Just Won

The stack progress made by Valentin Vornicu has been undone, and then some, in another hand against Eli Elezra. Heads up, Valentin led and was called until sixth street, when Elezra's ace made him first to act and he bet quickly. Valentin thought for a short while and made the call.

Vornicu:   /    
Elezra:   /    

The final cards were dealt; Elezra fired again. Valentin made the call, but mucked when he saw hi opponent'ss hole cards:     for aces up.

Eli Elezra1,500,000100,000
Valentin Vornicu120,000-100,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 1:13 PM Local Time
Vornicu Folds the End

Valentin Vornicu defended his bring-in and then raised on fourth with    despite Anthony Zinno having the stronger board with   . Zinno called and they checked through fifth, then Vornicu bet sixth after pairing threes, only to have Zinno raise.

Vornicu:   /    
Zinno:   /    

Vornicu called and the river was dealt. Zinno fired again and Vornicu tanked almost a minute before giving it up.

Anthony Zinno1,200,000-100,000
Valentin Vornicu220,000-90,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 1:08 PM Local Time
Vornicu's Friends Came to See Elezra

Valentin Vornicu has a rail of friends at the side of the feature table who have flown in from Southern California just to watch this final table. "They flew in to see Eli," said Vornicu.

He just won a pot from Eli Elezra, in fact, boosting his stack over 300,000. Elezra completed showing the   and Vornicu called with the  . Elezra bet fourth and fifth streets too, called by Vornicu. On fifth street Elezra told him, "I didnt want you to call earlier. Now I want you to call."

Vornicu:   /    
Elezra:   /    

Now Elezra checked and Vornicu bet 24,000. Call. After the last card was dealt to both players, Elezra announced "You win," throwing in his hand. Vornicu said, "Fives," and showed down    /    .

Eli Elezra1,400,000179,000
Valentin Vornicu310,00090,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 12:59 PM Local Time
Phongthep Thiptinnakon Eliminated in 4th Place ($27,993)

Phongthep Thiptinnakon

Valentin Vornicu attempted to fold with his   but was informed that wasn't allowed as he was bring-in. He swept his cards back up and when the first two folded to Phongthep Thiptinnakon with his   and he completed, Vornicu decided to defend. When Vornicu caught a  , he raised Thiptinnakon and they got it in.

Vornicu:   /  
Thiptinnakon:   /  

Thiptinnakon was narrowly ahead and he won the race to a pair with    appearing as his next two, giving him eights. Vornicu caught bricks with the   . Thiptinnakon turned over a worthless  , so it was on Vornicu to peel the last card and see if he could make a better pair.

"Yesss," he whispered, turning over the  .

Valentin Vornicu220,000-24,000
Phongthep Thiptinnakon0-69,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 12:54 PM Local Time
Rep Porter Eliminated in 5th Place ($19,996)

Rep Porter

Three-time bracelet winner Rep Porter has busted to Eli Elezra, who annouced, "I have to go for it," when Porter bet for the third time on fifth street - this time all in. He'd completed the bet initially, and led the other streets.

Porter:   /   
Elezra:   /    for the flush draw he was going for.

Elezra hit it straight away with the  , his seventh street the irrelevant  . Porter shook hands all round and went to collect his payout, as his final two cards were the unhelpful    leaving him still with a pair of fives.

Rep Porter0-61,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 12:45 PM Local Time
Thiptinnakon Triples Up

Anthony Zinno completed with the   and was called by Phongthep Thiptinnakon with the   and Valentin Vornicu with the  . Zinno kept the betting lead, with Thiptinnakon getting all in on fourth street. When Zinno paired his seven, Vornicu gave it up.

Zinno:   /    
Thiptinnakon:   /    
Vornicu:   /     (folded on sixth street)

Zinno turned over a   so Thiptinnakon could still survive by making a straight, trips or kings up. He squeezed it out.

"King, baby," he said, turning over  .

Anthony Zinno1,300,00081,000
Valentin Vornicu244,000-18,000
Phongthep Thiptinnakon69,0009,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 12:40 PM Local Time
David Singer Eliminated in 6th Place ($14,619)

David Singer

David Singer was in with a shot at a triple through, but has been eliminated by Valentin Vornicu. All in of necessity showing the  , Phongthep Thiptinnakon ( ) called Vornicu's complete bet showing the  . Fourth street saw Vornicu lead having picked up and ace, Thiptinnakon called (having ascertained that he'd place higher in the money if both he and Singer busted this hand).

Thiptinnakon:   /   
Singer:   /    
Vornicu:   /   

Vornicu now bet again and Thiptinnakon folded.

Singer   /    / 
Vornicu:   /    / 

Singer was walking away before seventh street was revealed.

David Singer0-30,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 12:25 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal

Play has begun at the final table.

Monday, June 10, 2019 12:09 PM Local Time
Slight Delay in Restart for Final Table

The final six are gathering at the feature table and play will resume shortly, streamed cards-up on CBS All Access/PokerGO from 1pm. Betting level: 12,000/24,000.

Monday, June 10, 2019 10:41 AM Local Time
Elezra and Zinno Lead Final Table of Event #20: $1,500 Seven Card Stud, Resuming at Noon

Eli Elezra

The final table of Event #20: $1,500 Seven Card Stud is set to crown a champion today on the Main Stage in the Amazon Room. The bracelet within reach, tied chip leaders Eli Elezra and Anthony Zinno have 86% of the chips in play split evenly between them creating an extraordinary table dynamic. Phongthep Thiptinnakon, Rep Porter and David Singer return with a couple of big bets (24,000) each, while Valentin Vornicu, the off and on chip leader through the latter stages of this tournament, comes back with an awkward 11 big bets, surrounded by stack extremes.

Anything can happen, however, as illustrated by Elezra, coming back from 30,000 three levels ago to end Day 3 as chip leader with 1,221,000. His streak of chip accumulation yesterday included busting Joshua Mountain (7th for $10,920) and Scott Seiver (8th, $8,337); a fourth bracelet now seems a real possibility. Experienced fellow finalist Rep Porter holds three WSOP bracelets, David Singer two and Zinno one: as expected, this seven-card poker variant attracted a highly-decorated and skilled field.

A total of 285 runners took part in the $1,500 Stud, generating a prize pool of $384,750. Today the largest prizes from it will be awarded, along with a WSOP bracelet.

1  $93,766
2  $57,951
3  $39,830
4  $27,993
5  $19,996
6  $14,619
7Joshua MountainUnited States$10,920
8Scott SeiverUnited States$8,337
9Timothy FrazinUnited States$6,510

Bet limits will resume at 12,000/24,000, 3,000 ante; expect some early fireworks. Live coverage starts here on Pokernews at noon when the first cards fly. The final table will be streamed cards-up on CBS All Access/PokerGO from 1pm.

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Bets
1Phongthep ThiptinnakonUnited States60,0002
2Valentin VornicuUnited States262,00011
3Rep PorterUnited States61,0002
4Anthony ZinnoUnited States1,219,00051
5Eli ElezraUnited States1,221,00051
6David SingerUnited States30,0001