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2007 38th Annual World Series of Poker

Sunday, June 03, 2007 to Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Event #5: $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $752,100
  • Entries: 327
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, June 5, 2007 6:33 PM Local Time
5K ante 5K.20k/40K Stud
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 6:29 PM Local Time
The Chris Bell elimination hand also cost Chris Ferguson a big portion of his stack. He just laid down his small blind and is now super short at 98K.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 6:24 PM Local Time
With only four big blinds left, Chris Bell made his stand but he faced calls from both Chris Ferguson and Tom Schneider. Two pair for Chris did not stand up and he is our 5th-place finisher.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 6:14 PM Local Time
The last 16 hands: Each player has taken down the blinds once and we have seen 11 chopped pots. Everyone is looking for a shot at chipleader Tom Schneider and, of course, Tom is willing to accomodate --- that's how he got all those chips.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 6:11 PM Local Time
135,000 chips to get to the river in the Omaha8, if your opponent is betting and right now they definitely are.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 5:58 PM Local Time
Color-up breaks are much longer this year at the Series, as floor staff are being extra cautious with correct procedures for color-ups. Something apparently happened at last year's Series??? 25K chips have been introduced; about 80% of the 1K chips have been taken off the table. The call has gone out for the players to return.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 5:38 PM Local Time
Another chopped pot and Chris, who was all-in, survives.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 5:38 PM Local Time
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 5:27 PM Local Time
There were some final-table access issues around the cameras, etc., but we seem to have that all worked out. We have moved to another Stud 8 round. Tom Schneider continues to build his chip lead. Chris Bell is still on the short stack.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 4:55 PM Local Time
Short Stackitis got to David and his final push ran into a set of Aces from Tom Schneider. David finishes 6th.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 4:49 PM Local Time
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 4:42 PM Local Time
Tom Schneider has been having his way at this final table. Annie Duke and Chris Ferguson have maintained solid second-place stacks and now Ed Tonnellier has moved up to a safe middle stack. David Benyamine and Chris Bell are hoping each hand they enter goes their way or they will be done.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 4:39 PM Local Time
Chris got it all-but-in on the end (he had 2 chips left) but Tom Schneider did not make the end call and Chirs has 135K.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 4:36 PM Local Time
Some paperwork delayed the start of this round
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 4:30 PM Local Time
Finishing just one table away from this final table: 9th Josh Arieh 10th Scotty Nguyen 12th Matt Lefkowitz 16th Cyndy Violette 18th Jan Sorensen
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 4:19 PM Local Time
Tom Schneider 805,000 Annie Duke 245,000 Edmond Tonnellier 227,000 Chris Ferguson 177,000 David Benyamine 76,000 Chris Bell 70,000
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 4:16 PM Local Time
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 4:14 PM Local Time
Perhaps 99.4% of you reading this tournament report know Annie Duke and Chris Ferguson. For those who do not know those two: How did you manage to find this tournament coverage? And Why? Oh, and thanks for dropping by. Perhaps at least 80% of you also know David Benyamine but for the new members of the reading audience, David is a big-time cash-game player, which does mean that he plays in the 'big game' at Bellagio with Doyle, Phil, Lyle etc. David first ventured into the tournament field in 1999 in Paris, which is home for him. His tournament success brought him to Las Vegas in 2002 and since then he has racked up dozens of final table appearances both in Europe and the States, including a WPT win in 2003. David and Erica Schoenberg are a couple. Still fewer of you will know Chris Bell by name but again he is well known to the poker-circuit crew. Chris runs with the Erick Lindgren/Gavin Smith/Michael Gracz group. It will be territorially interesting today with Gavin playing for a bracelet in the 2 PM Pot Limit Hold’em Final Table and Chris going for his bracelet at 3 PM on the other side of the bleachers in this event. Perhaps the Lindgren crowd will be perched up in the VIP party area, which will give them a view of both tables. But back to Chris’ poker accomplishments, which include 17 major-event cashes in the past two years, a WPT final table in 2006 and a win at the Trump Classic in 2005.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 4:14 PM Local Time
Joe needed a flush card on the river to survive against Tom Schneider; they got each other's flush card, but Tom had the bigger pair.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 4:13 PM Local Time
Joseph Bolnick is our most unknown player at this final table. I got to talk with him just prior to the start today. His home casinos are Commerce and Hollywood Park in Los Angles. Joseph is mainly a cash game player. He played his first WSOP in 2006 but today will be both his first Series cash and final table. He said based on this showing he will be playing more events this summer. Including at least two of the three HORSE events. The $50K HORSE depends on how he does in the first two.