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2022 53rd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Saturday, June 04, 2022 to Monday, June 06, 2022

Event #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $439,215
  • Entries: 329
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, June 6, 2022 7:25 PM Local Time
Alex Livingston Wins Event #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud ($103,282) To Capure His First World Series of Poker Bracelet

Alex Livingston

Event #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud has come to its conclusion after a field of 329 ended in just one champion for the WSOP Bracelet and the grand prize of $103,292 out of the prizepool of $439,215.

After just five hours of play, Alex Livingston has defeated the field in Event #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud to capture his first World Series of Poker bracelet in a dominating performance that saw him go wire to wire on his chip lead.

Coming into today, Livingston had no recorded tournament victories as he had finished second and third in many events but today was the right time for him to come out on top.

He talked about how his third place finish in the 2019 Main Event has changed his poker playing perspective in recent years. "I used to be mostly just a cash game player. Since the Main Event, it got me more inspired to play a few more tournaments, especially going harder during the world series. So this win doesn't really change my plans for this WSOP as I was going to play a full schedule anyway."

When asked about how he would consider himself as a seven card stud player, Livingston was honest. "It's probably my worst game. I am good at Razz and Stud-8 but I don't think I am that great in stud. Anyone could have won with the cards I was dealt, I ran very well."

Livingston was a wire to wire chip leader winner from about the midway point in Day 2 as he explained the reason for that was mainly his good fortune.

"I did a good job of keeping my foot on the gas as others were battling for pay jumps but at the same time I ran so pure the entire tournament. It honestly feels kinda fluky.

"In the past when I have made final tables, I have slept badly or been nervous in the morning but this time I didn't have any of that."

Livingston had a little bit of fun with runner-up Daniel Weinman as they had a bet about the winner wearing their new bracelet. "Dan and I are going to go golfing and he said that I have to wear the bracelet on the first hole" he smiled as he described the first use of his new shiny bracelet.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize Money
1Alex LivingstonCanada$103,282
2Daniel WeinmanUnitd States$63,835
3Thomas TaylorCanada$44,112
4Hojeong LeeUnited States$31,083
5Kenny HsiungUnited States$22,344
6John RacenerUnited States$16,391
7Brad RubinUnited States$12,276
8John EvansUnited States$9,391

Action of the Day

First to be felted was John Evans, who came into the final table short stacked and lost all-in versus Kenny Hsiung to go out in 8th.

Next came a pivotal double knockout for Livingston. When two short stacks, in Brad Ruben and John Racener were picked off by the chip leader when his two pair of kings and sixes was enough to take us to five.

Kenny Hsiung was next to fall to Thomas Taylor. When he was reduced to five or so big bets, he ran it versus Taylor but didn't catch up against Taylors two pair.

In fourth, second in chips at the time Hojeong Lee got into it with Livingston and it didn't go well for him against the chip leader, falling to Livingston's flush with two pair aces and tens.

Third place was Thomas Taylor, who was super short after losing most of he chips on the previous hand. Livingston was the benefactor of the elimination, with his full house securing heads-up play.

Action was heads up within 3 hours and 30 minutes after Livingston eliminated five of the eight players that reached the final table.

Weinman did chip away at Livingston to get back into the contest but eventually Livingston caught the right cards and got paid in a couple of big spots.

''Stud is not my best game, I just ran crazy, ask Dan (Dan Weinman), ask anyone,'' admitted a modest Livingston, who also took full advantage of his cards and got maximum value in multiple spots when he committed to his read of situations.

That concludes PokerNews coverage of Event #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud, stay with us to get the scoop on all other events going on this summer in the World Series of Poker.

Monday, June 6, 2022 6:51 PM Local Time
Daniel Weinman Eliminated in 2nd Place ($63,835)

Daniel Weinman

Daniel Weinman:   /    [/ 
Alex Livingston:     /   

On fourth street, Daniel Weinman bet 100,000 with the lead, Alex Livingston raised to 200,000. Weinman called. Livingston called Weinman's bet on fifth street.

Weinman fired again on sixth street for 200,000 and Livingston raised to 400,000. Weinman thought for a while before he called.

Weinman checked dark on seventh and called the bet of 200,000 from Livingston.

Livingston tabled the     for the full house to leave Weinman very short with only 90,000 left. He would double once a couple of hands later but ultimately was eliminated on his next all in when he missed his outs for a straight and flush to fall to the pair of eights of Livingston.

Alex Livingston8,225,0001,725,000
Daniel Weinman0-700,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 6:40 PM Local Time
Livingston Takes a Chunk From Weinman

Alex Livingston

Daniel Weinman:    /      /  
Alex Livingston:    /      /  

Alex Livingston has taken a healthy amount of chips Weinman, who was to that point, battling back into the heads up battle. On sixth street, Weinman had bet and Livingston called.

Going to seventh, Weinman bet again but this time Livingston raised. Weinman perhaps annoyedly hit his chips down onto his stack. After perhaps a minute of thought he threw in calling chips and got the bad news when Livingston tabled trip nines for the win.

Alex Livingston6,500,000-25,000
Daniel Weinman700,000-1,000,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 6:26 PM Local Time
Livingston's Turn For Trips

Daniel Weinman:   /    / 
Alex Livingston:     /   

On fourth street, Alex Livingston bet with the lead. Fifth street gave Daniel Weinman the lead and he bet on fifth and sixth and was called both times.

On seventh, Weinman checked. Livingston bet and Weinman called.

Livingston showed trips with the     and Weiman mucked as his stack was knocked down a few pegs.

Alex Livingston6,525,000910,000
Daniel Weinman1,700,000-910,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 6:16 PM Local Time
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 100,000/200,000
Ante: 20,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 6:09 PM Local Time
Brief Break Time

The two players are now on a brief 10-minute break. So far in heads-up play there have been few hands of note, with many of the hands being folded on third or fourth street.

Alex Livingston5,615,000-85,000
Daniel Weinman2,610,00060,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 5:54 PM Local Time
Trips For Weinman Edges Him Closer

Daniel Weinman:     /   
Alex Livingston:   /    / 

Action was on fifth street. Alex Livingston bet on fifth and on sixth street when the king paired and was called both times.

On seventh street, Livingston checked. Daniel Weinman bet and got called.

Weinman announced trips and showed the    to win a nice pot to bridge the chip gap a bit.

Alex Livingston5,700,000-1,000,000
Daniel Weinman2,550,0001,080,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 5:39 PM Local Time
Livingston in Control

Alex Livingston has the commanding chip lead early on in heads-up play as there have been few pots to go beyond fourth street so far, as both players vie for their first WSOP bracelet.

Alex Livingston6,700,000-1,300,000
Daniel Weinman1,470,000700,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 5:26 PM Local Time
Level 29 started
Level: 29
Blinds: 80,000/160,000
Ante: 20,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 5:23 PM Local Time
Thomas Taylor Eliminated in 3rd Place ($44,112)

Thomas Taylor

Thomas Taylor:    /      /  
Daniel Weinman:    /      /  
Alex Livingston:    /      /  

Thomas Taylor has been eliminated in 3rd place. In the previous hand, Taylor had lost a decent percentage of his stack, so by the time he was all-in, it was for 130,000 chips.

Alex Livingston started with an open, Taylor raised to 120,000 and Daniel Weinman called too, then Livingston put in the bet to get the rest of Taylors chips in the middle and Weinman called to create the side pot.

It was inconsequential and after Weinman bet fourth and Livingston called. On fifth street Weinman check-called a bet from Livingston of 120,000 and Weinman called.

Cards were shown and no surprise that Livingston was winning the pot with a full house, fives full of tens, eliminating Taylor and sending us to heads-up play.

Alex Livingston8,000,0001,920,000
Thomas Taylor00
Monday, June 6, 2022 5:11 PM Local Time
Hojeong Lee Eliminated in 4th Place ($31,083)

Hojeong Lee

Hojeong Lee:   /    / 
Alex Livingston:   /    / 

Action came in on fifth street as Hojeong Lee bet 120,000 with a pair of tens showing. Livingston raised to 240,000. Lee quickly re-raised to 360,000 and Livingston raised again to make Lee put in the rest of his stack.

Lee had the lead as he turned over buried aces and Livingston had a flush draw. Sixth street was bad news for Lee as Livingston made his flush with the  , much to Lee's dismay.

Seventh street was dealt; Lee needed a ten or ace to make a boat but it was just the   and he was eliminated as Livingston had the  , the card that would've given Lee a full house on the river for a little extra needle.

Alex Livingston6,080,000360,000
Hojeong Lee0-1,225,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 4:59 PM Local Time
Kenny Hsiung Eliminated in 5th Place ($22,344)

Kenny Hsiung

Kenny Hsiung:    /      /  
Thomas Taylor:    /      /  

Shortly after doubling, Hsiung got it in against Thomas Taylor. Hsiung made it 60,000 to go and Taylor raised. With the action on Hsiung again he re-raised and Taylor called. They got the remainder of Hsiung's chips in on fourth street and cards were on their backs.

Taylor's pair of sevens improves to two pair with deuces. It was good enough to scoop the important pot for the Alberta native and send Hsiung to the rail in 5th, good for $22,344.

Thomas Taylor1,000,000250,000
Kenny Hsiung0-225,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 4:44 PM Local Time
Livingston Has It Again

Alex Livingston:     /   
Kenny Hsiung:   /    / 

Alex Livingston completed, Kenny Hsiung raised and Livingston called. Hsiung bet on fourth street, Livingston called. Both players checked on fifth street.

Hsiung bet on sixth and Livingston called. Hsiung checked-called on seventh street.

Livingston tabled the     for trip tens and Hsiung flashed his cards and then turned them over to muck.

Alex Livingston5,720,000420,000
Kenny Hsiung225,000-205,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 4:23 PM Local Time
Level 28 started
Level: 28
Blinds: 60,000/120,000
Ante: 15,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 4:23 PM Local Time
Chip Count Update After Break
Alex Livingston5,300,0000
Hojeong Lee1,225,000-15,000
Daniel Weinman770,000245,000
Thomas Taylor750,000-65,000
Kenny Hsiung430,0005,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 4:13 PM Local Time
Brad Ruben Eliminated in 7th Place ($12,276); John Racener Eliminated in 6th Place ($16,391)

Brad Ruben

Brad Ruben:    /      /  
John Racener:    /      /  
Alex Livingston:    /      /  

On third street Ruben bet out and Alex Livingston raised. John Racener reraised and Ruben moved all in for his last 190,000, and both Livingston and Racener called. That got the rest of Racener's stack in and cards were dealt.

By seventh street, Livingston made kings up, which was enough to eliminate both players. PokerNews didn't catch Ruben's hand, but it was no match for Livingston, and with the shorter stack he finished in seventh while Racener exited in sixth place.

Alex Livingston5,300,0001,040,000
Brad Ruben0-275,000
John Racener0-425,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 3:58 PM Local Time
Sevens Good For Livingston

Thomas Taylor:   /    / 
Alex Livingston:     /   

Alex Livingston completed and Thomas Taylor called after putting up the bring-in.

Livingston fired on streets four through six with the lead and was called each time. On seventh he checked and Taylor checked behind.

Livingston showed     for just a pair of sevens but that was the winner as Taylor mucked.

Alex Livingston4,260,0001,160,000
Thomas Taylor815,000-555,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 3:46 PM Local Time
Ruben Loses Some Then Doubles Through Hsiung

Brad Ruben

Brad Ruben:    /    
Alex Livingston:    /    

In the previous hand, Brad Ruben had bet 50,000 on third street and was called by Alex Livingston.

Ruben then check-called a bet by Livingston on fourth. On fifth, he folded when Livingston kept betting. Ruben jokingly asked the dealer ''I'd like to use my one time to switch cards,'' pointing to Livingston's  .

Kenny Hsiung:    /      /  
Brad Ruben:    /      /  

In the following hand, Ruben bet 50,000 on third and Hsiung put him all in for his remaining chips. The board ran out good enough for Ruben as his pair of aces scooped the pot.

Kenny Hsiung425,000-190,000
Brad Ruben275,000-425,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 3:32 PM Local Time
Hsiung Gets Shorter

Thomas Taylor:     /   
Kenny Hsiung:   /    / 

Action was picked up on fifth street. Thomas Taylor bet and Kenny Hsiung called. Hsiung paired his ten on sixth street and bet it which Taylor called. Hsiung checked seventh street. Taylor bet and Hsiung thought for about 30 seconds before calling.

Taylor showed the     for two pair and Hsiung mucked and shook his head.

Thomas Taylor1,370,000515,000
Kenny Hsiung615,000-335,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 3:27 PM Local Time
Livingston Still Setting The Pace

Alex Livingston

Kenny Hsiung:    /    
Alex Livingston:    /     
John Racener:    /     

After a bet from Kenny Hsiung on third, Alex Livingston and John Racener both called.

Fourth street went check, check, check, with Livingston saying ''A lot of fives out!''.

On fifth, Livingston led and got raised to by Racener. Hsiung got out of the hand, before Livingston pumped it up to 300,000. Racener made the call.

At sixth, Livingston bet out and after some deliberation, Racener let his hand go.

Alex Livingston3,100,000400,000
John Racener425,000-350,000