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2021 52nd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Wednesday, October 06, 2021 to Friday, October 08, 2021

Event #14: Seven Card Stud

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $347,100
  • Entries: 260
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, October 8, 2021 7:40 PM Local Time
Rafael Lebron Captures Second Bracelet, Wins 2021 WSOP Event #14: Seven Card Stud ($82,262)

Rafael Lebron

The 2021 World Series of Poker crowned a new gold bracelet winner at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Friday. The final day of Event #14: $1,500 Seven Card Stud came to its conclusion after just over four hours of play.

At the end of all of the stud action, it was Rafael Lebron walking away with a shiny new bracelet and a grand prize of $82,262. He topped starting field of 260 runners, which created a prize pool of $348,435.

Lebron has been on the big stage before as it was the second bracelet of his career with the first coming in the 2016 WSOP $3,000 Limit Hold'em Six-Handed for $169,337.

"I was hoping (to win a second bracelet). Didn't expect it so soon though," Lebron told PokerNews. "I felt good about last year but since it was online only last year I shifted my focus to 2021 and thought, I guess 2021 is my year".

Event #14: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Final Table Results

PlacePlayerHometownPrize Money
1Rafael LebronPuyallup,WA$82,262
2David WilliamsLas Vegas,NV$50,842
3David MoskowitzSunset Beach,CA$35,521
4Christina HillDesoto,TX$25,344
5Shaun DeebLas Vegas,NV$18,475
6Nicholas SeikenFort Worth,TX$13,766
7Maurizio MelaraMilan,Italy$10,490
8Hal RotholzNew York,NY$8,179
9Steven AlbiniChicago,IL$6,528

Despite now having two bracelets to his name, Lebron does not play poker all that often as he runs a car dealership out of Puyallup, Washington.

"I literally play like three times a year besides when I come down for the WSOP," he explained. He went on to mention how he plays any event he can, no-limit hold'em first and then the rest of the games through that base.

The 38-year-old made sure to mention the people closest to him: "I have three kids. I have to make sure to bring them up because the last time I won I forgot because I was so excited. And they will really not be happy with me if I don't bring them up again!"

One of the interesting dynamics of the final table was that Lebron had mentioned previously that eventual runner-up, David Williams, was one of his poker idols.

"David and Phil Ivey were the two people that really got me into poker, along with my best friend (three-time WSOP bracelet winner) Ian Johns. Ian and I learned to play together. Then I used to watch David on TV and it really inspired me. It was a dream come true to play him heads up."

Action of the Day

The day began with just six players remaining and the eliminations would come steadily as Nicholas Seiken hit the rail first in sixth place, unable to win his WSOP second bracelet.

Shaun Deeb began the day on a quest to win his fifth WSOP bracelet and after an initial surge; he would drop down in chips and eventually succumb in fifth place and be unable to add to his illustrious WSOP resume.

Christina Hill of Texas was the next to go as she went from bottom in chips to higher to eventually being eliminated in fourth. David Moskowitz would be eliminated in third place to set up the heads-up battle between Lebron and Williams.

Lebron began the day as chip leader and remained so throughout. He would take a commanding chip lead into heads up, where Williams was looking for his own elusive second bracelet (he won his only bracelet in the same event back in 2006). Unfortunately for him he was unable to overcome the massive chip disadvantage and instead finished runner-up for the fourth time in a WSOP event.

That wraps it up for PokerNews coverage of this tournament. Make sure to keep it locked here for the rest of the 2021 WSOP.

Congratulations to Rafael Lebron, winner of the 2021 WSOP Event #14: Seven Card Stud.

Friday, October 8, 2021 7:33 PM Local Time
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Friday, October 8, 2021 6:35 PM Local Time
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Friday, October 8, 2021 6:27 PM Local Time
David Williams Eliminated in 2nd Place ($50,842)

David Williams

David Williams:   /    / 
Rafael Lebron:   /    / 

David Williams pushed his last few remaining chips across the betting line on fourth street and was quickly called by Rafael Lebron. The cards ran out and Williams completed his diamond flush.

It was all up to Lebron's seventh street card. The final card was tabled and it was a third jack, which gave Lebron a full house, jacks full of kings, and Williams was eliminated in 2nd Place.

Rafael Lebron6,525,000375,000
David Williams0-350,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 6:16 PM Local Time
Williams Very Short

Rafael Lebron:   /    / 
David Williams:   /    / 

Rafael Lebron bet on fourth street and was raised by David Williams. On fifth and sixth street, Williams bet and each time was quickly called.

On seventh street, Lebron bet and Williams folded and showed his missed flush draw and he was left with fumes.

Rafael Lebron6,150,000960,000
David Williams350,000-950,000
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Friday, October 8, 2021 6:08 PM Local Time
Current Final Table Chip Counts

Rafael Lebron entered heads-up play versus David Williams with an almost 4 to 1 chip advantage.

Rafael Lebron5,190,0000
David Williams1,300,000-600,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 6:07 PM Local Time
David Moskowitz Eliminated in 3rd Place ($35,521)

David Moskowitz

David Moskowitz:   /    / 
Rafael Lebron:   /    / 

David Moskowitz placed his last remaining chips in the pot on sixth street. Rafael Lebron called and the dealer tossed out a couple of cards face down. After the dust had settled, it was the two pair, aces and tens of Lebron that earned the pot, and Moskowitz was eliminated in 3rd Place.

Rafael Lebron5,190,0001,090,000
David Moskowitz0-625,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 5:54 PM Local Time
Lebron Finds Wheel

Rafael Lebron

Rafael Lebron:   /    / 
David Moskowitz:       / 

Rafael Lebron bet on fifth, sixth and seventh street and each time David Moskowitz called him.

Lebron tabled the straight and Moskowitz mucked to bring himself to a shorter chip count.

Rafael Lebron4,100,000900,000
David Williams1,900,000655,000
David Moskowitz625,000-1,575,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 5:38 PM Local Time
Williams Rolled his Way to a Big One

David Williams

David Williams:   /    / 
Rafael Lebron:   /    / 

David Williams led out the betting on all streets and was called each step of the way by Lebron.

Seventh street saw Williams table his rolled-up fours and he was awarded the pot.

With this pot Williams is now back up above the million chip mark, while chip leader Lebron has dropped to 3,200,000 chips

Rafael Lebron3,200,000-1,500,000
David Williams1,245,000595,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 5:31 PM Local Time
Level 29 started
Level: 29
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, October 8, 2021 5:23 PM Local Time
Williams Getting Short

David Moskowitz:   /  
David Williams:   /   - folded on fourth street

David Moskowitz called the bet from David Williams on third street. On fourth street, Williams bet again and Moskowitz raised. Williams quickly folded as his stack continues to shrink

Rafael Lebron4,700,0001,300,000
David Moskowitz2,200,000150,000
David Williams650,000-400,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 5:05 PM Local Time
Christina Hill Eliminated in 4th Place ($25,344)

Christina Hill

Christina Hill:   /    / 
Rafael Lebron:   /    / 

Christina Hill pushed her last remaining chips into the pot on sixth street and was all-in. Rafael Lebron made the call.

The cards were turned up, and the dealer pitched seventh street face down to each of the players. Unfortunately for Hill, she saw the grim news of Lebron's tabled two pair, tens and eights, and was eliminated from the tournament in 4th place.

With that pot Lebron has extended his chip lead and now sits at 3,400,000 chips with three players remaining.

Rafael Lebron3,400,0001,700,000
Christina Hill0-980,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 4:55 PM Local Time
Moskowitz With Better Pair vs Williams

David Moskowitz:   /    / 
David Williams:   /    / 

David Williams bet on fifth and sixth street and was called both times.

On seventh street, both players checked and Moskowitz showed the superior pair to take the pot.

David Moskowitz2,050,000600,000
David Williams1,050,000545,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 4:39 PM Local Time
Hill Takes One From Moskowitz

Christina Hill

Christina Hill:   /    / 
David Moskowitz:   /    / 

The betting was led by Moskowitz on each street and was called by Hill up until sixth street where he slowed down and checked. Hill fired out a bet and Moskowitz called.

Seventh street saw another check by Moskowitz. Hill took the opportunity to fire once again. This action sent Moskowitz into the tank for a while. He eventually opted to fold and Hill was pushed the pot.

David Moskowitz1,450,000-800,000
Christina Hill980,000-420,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 4:33 PM Local Time
Level 28 started
Level: 28
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Gorilla Gaming
Friday, October 8, 2021 4:11 PM Local Time
Hellmuth Talks Legacy

PokerNews caught up with all-time bracelet leader Phil Hellmuth to talk poker and how he looks at his poker legacy.

Friday, October 8, 2021 4:08 PM Local Time
Break Time

The remaining four players have been sent on their first fifteen minute break of the day.

Friday, October 8, 2021 3:47 PM Local Time
Updated Final Four Chip Counts
David Moskowitz2,250,000740,000
Rafael Lebron1,700,000-200,000
Christina Hill1,400,000-550,000
David Williams505,000-595,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 3:40 PM Local Time
Shaun Deeb Eliminated in 5th Place ($18,475)

Shaun Deeb

Shaun Deeb:   /    / 
Rafael Lebron:   /    / 
Christina Hill:   /    - folded on fifth street

Shaun Deeb was all in on third street. Rafael Lebron bet on fifth street and Christina Hill folded.

Deeb was at risk and behind through sixth street. Seventh street was dealt face down, Deeb looked at it and tossed it into the muck in frustration as it was no help and he was eliminated in fifth place.

Christina Hill1,950,000550,000
Rafael Lebron1,900,000690,000
David Moskowitz1,510,000-90,000
David Williams1,100,000-700,000
Shaun Deeb0-150,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 3:35 PM Local Time
Moskowitz Leaves Deeb Short

David Moskowitz:   /    / 
Shaun Deeb:   /    / 

The action was picked up on sixth, with Moskowitz having checked once again. Deeb bet the action as he had on all the previous streets.

On seventh street, however, Moskowitz checked once again, and Deeb looked at his hole cards, and checked back. Moskowitz tabled two pair, aces and fives, and that sent Deeb's cards towards the muck.

David Moskowitz1,600,000275,000
Shaun Deeb150,000-330,000
Gorilla Gaming