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

Friday, June 10, 2022 to Sunday, June 12, 2022

Event #22: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $885,875
  • Entries: 95
  • Remaining: 0

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Sunday, June 12, 2022 9:49 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 6 hours ago)
Adam Friedman Wins Fifth WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event #22: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship

Adam Friedman

The 2022 World Series of Poker in its new home at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas has crowned yet another repeat winner of the coveted WSOP gold bracelet. Out of a field of 96 entries in Event #22: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship, Adam Friedman defeated Jean "Prince" Gaspard in heads-up to secure his fifth bracelet and the biggest slice of the $885,875 prize pool.

Friedman finished Day 2 well atop the leaderboard and went wire-to-wire on the final day as he only surrendered the lead for a very short period during three-handed play. Ultimately, there was no stopping Friedman and he celebrated the victory with his parents on the rail. For his efforts, Friedman receives a top prize of $248,254 and becomes one of only 30 players to have earned at least five WSOP gold bracelets as he starts to enter some more and more exclusive territory in poker history.

Final Result Event #22: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in USD)
1Adam FriedmanUnited States$248,254
2Jean GaspardUnited States$153,433
3Phil IveyUnited States$108,233
4Yuval BronshteinIsrael$78,348
5Ben DieboldUnited States$58,239
6Marco JohnsonUnited States$44,487
7James PaluszekUnited States$34,939
8Yueqi ZhuChina$28,258

Winner's Reaction

Friedman is one of the most dedicated and now also one of the most decorated mixed games players out there and in particular, seven card stud as he talked how much this particular title means to him.

"It is a real honor to be able to win this title with the players who have won it before me. Winning the stud high means more to me than winning my fifth in total for my own personal satisfaction. This is in my top three or four events. I have played thousands upon thousands of hours of this game. I have had really bad success in this event over the last several years and to close it out in my first real shot I have had is amazing."

He also added, "To win bracelets in four straight years is incredible" alluding to his amazing run he has had in recent years to catapult himself higher up in the echelons of poker history discussions.

Friedman also promoted the game of seven card stud in his post win interview. "Two-card poker is boring like I keep saying. My ROI initially went down playing stud but I was enjoying playing poker again. Seven card stud is the most complicated limit game that has ever existed. There are more nuances than almost any other two games combined. It is a beautiful game. It is really a shame that it is dying more and more each year. I think if people really gave it a shot, people would enjoy it and see all the cool things that can happen. I don't see a seven card stud renaissance happening, but I truly hope I am wrong."

Action of the Day

The day began at the final table of eight players with seven of the final eight already having at least one WSOP bracelet to their name, many of them with multiple ones.

Yueqi Zhu was the first to exit after about 30 minutes, as he could not get anything going and bowed out in eighth place.

James Paluszek was the next to go in seventh place and Marco Johnson followed him out the door in sixth place just ten minutes later.

In fifth place was Ben Diebold as he was able to ladder up a couple of spots with his short stack.

From there the stacks evened out as the remaining four players had some play in their stacks. Yuval Bronshtein went out in fourth place after he had been knocking on the door of the top two stacks at one point but a string of lost pots saw him go from that high to the short stack and eventually out the door.

Three-handed play gathered a large rail as most of the onlookers were watching Phil Ivey aim for his eleventh bracelet. Ivey had entered the day as the shortest stack but fought tooth and nail to raise his stack to the middle and eventually last all the way till three-handed. He was able to rake in some pots three-handed to make things interesting but he would soon lose a few big pots to Friedman to kill his momentum and eventually end his bid to end his eight-year bracelet drought.

Heads-Up play would then commence as Friedman had a huge chip lead over Gaspard, who at one point was close to being neck and neck in chips with Friedman but lost some ground in three-handed play that got him down to a big chip disadvantage entering heads-up. Gaspard was not able to gain much traction as his brief resurgence was quickly squashed by Friedman who then finished it off in about 40 minutes of heads-up play.

That wraps things up for the PokerNews coverage of this event. Continue to follow as there will be plenty more WSOP action to come.

Sunday, June 12, 2022 8:50 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 7 hours ago)
Jean Gaspard Eliminated in 2nd Place ($153,433)

Jean Gaspard

Adam Friedman:        
Jean Gaspard:        

Adam Friedman raised on third street and Jean Gaspard said "let's get it in" and raised enough to put himself all in.

Friedman had the lead with a pair of kings. The cards were dealt to each player. At the river, Gaspard was needing an ace for a better pair or a three for the wheel. But it was the   to miss everything and just like that Friedman was the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Champion.

Adam Friedman5,775,000550,000
Jean Gaspard0-550,000
Sunday, June 12, 2022 8:46 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 7 hours ago)
Gaspard Pays Off Friedman Twice

Adam Friedman

Jean Gaspard:    /      /  
Adam Friedman:    /      /  

Jean Gaspard completed with a queen and Adam Friedman called with a nine. Gaspard bet fourth and fifth street to earn a call and then checked sixth, as did Friedman. Gaspard check-called seventh and was shown the     for a pair of nines by Friedman.

"Nines as well, ace kicker ..." Gaspard told his rail as he sent the cards into the muck.

What followed were half a dozen hands that didn't go past fourth street including one in which Gaspard was the bring-in with the   and Friedman folded the   while adding "tight is right" with a smirk on the face.

Jean Gaspard:    /      /  
Adam Friedman:    /      /  

Friedman then completed and Gaspard called. On fourth street, Friedman bet and called a raise by Gaspard, who then bet his lead on fifth and received a call. They checked sixth and Gaspard bet seventh street, triggering a raise by Friedman.

While grabbing his cards and studying them with a smile on the face, Gaspard "tanked" the longest in the heads-up duel so far for around ten seconds before paying it off. Friedman announced a flush and tabled the     in order to further increase his lead.

Adam Friedman5,225,000725,000
Jean Gaspard550,000-725,000
Sunday, June 12, 2022 8:40 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 7 hours ago)
Friedman Bites Back With Two Pair Over Two Pair

Adam Friedman

Adam Friedman:     /   
Jean Gaspard:     /   

Jean Gaspard raised on third street and was called by Adam Friedman. Gaspard bet on fourth street, Friedman raised and Gaspard called.

Friedman again raised a bet from Gaspard on fifth street and again Gaspard called. Gaspard check-called sixth and seventh streets.

Friedman tabled jacks up which bested the fives and fours of Gaspard to take a big chunk right back from Gaspard and quell any ideas of another song.

Adam Friedman4,500,000950,000
Jean Gaspard1,275,000-950,000
Sunday, June 12, 2022 8:35 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 7 hours ago)
Gaspard Goads Friedman With Song

Adam Friedman:     /   
Jean Gaspard:     /   

Adam Friedman raised on third street and was called by Jean Gaspard. Gaspard paired his ten on fourth street to take the lead. He bet fourth through sixth street with the lead and was called each time. On seventh both players checked. Gaspard announced queens up and tabled    .

"The fat lady is going to start singing real soon champ" said Gaspard. "How does the song go? Sing it!" he then started to sing a rendition of "hey hey hey goodbye" as one member of the rail joined in to steam Friedman a bit.

Adam Friedman3,550,000-500,000
Jean Gaspard2,225,000500,000
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Sunday, June 12, 2022 8:27 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 7 hours ago)
Gaspard On a Roll to Reduce Friedman's Lead

Jean Gaspard

Jean Gaspard has won three hands in a row to cut into the large lead of Adam Friedman and even taunted his opponent in the process.

Two hands in particular stood out and happened as follows.

Jean Gaspard:    /    
Adam Friedman:    /     fold on fifth

Gaspard completed and Friedman called. Gaspard bet his lead on fourth to earn a call and then bet fifth. Friedman raised and snap-folded when Gaspard made it three bets. "Oh man, are you for real?" Gaspard joked.

Adam Friedman:    /      /  
Jean Gaspard:    /      /  

Friedman then completed and called a raise by Gaspard, who bet fourth and received a call. Friedman then bet his lead on fifth to seventh street and two quick calls by Gaspard were followed by a reluctant one.

Friedman didn't table his down cards but instead pointed to the other side of the table.

"You can't beat two fives? Oh wow, he is done ..." Gaspard joked to his rail while flashing his    . He then followed that up with a "I don't like your odds now ... I don't like your odds."

In the next hand thereafter, a similar pattern emerged but Gaspard folded a pair of fours this time with his open cards showing      against the      of Friedman.

Adam Friedman4,050,000-650,000
Jean Gaspard1,725,000650,000
Sunday, June 12, 2022 8:20 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 7 hours ago)
Gaspard Claws Back Two Pots

Adam Friedman:     /   
Jean Gaspard:     /   

Adam Friedman raised on third street, Jean Gaspard came along to fourth street where Friedman bet and was raised by Gaspard, Friedman called.

Friedman check-called on fifth and sixth street. On seventh both players checked.

"I have a small pair." said Friedman, "Threes" when Gaspard asked how small and then Gasard tabled the   for a pair of fours to pip the pot.

Adam Friedman:     /   folded sixth street
Jean Gaspard:     /  

A couple of hands later, Gaspard bet on fourth street with a pair of fives showing. Friedman called. Gaspard fired again on fifth, Friedman raised and Gaspard called. On sixth street, Gaspard made trip fives. Friedman mucked in frustration before Gaspard could even get the bet out

"You gotta be kidding me" Friedman said as Gaspard gained a little momentum.

Adam Friedman4,700,000-300,000
Jean Gaspard1,075,000325,000
Sunday, June 12, 2022 8:12 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 7 hours ago)
Friedman Pulls Further Ahead

Adam Friedman won two of the first three bigger hands in heads-up play against Jean Gaspard to extend his lead. The first one was with a pair of nines and the second was with a pair of fives only as Gaspard showed he had faded a straight and flush draw.

Adam Friedman:    /      /  
Jean Gaspard:    /      /  

Gaspard completed and Friedman called to then call a bet by Gaspard on fourth. Gaspard bet fifth for Friedman to raise and receive a call. On sixth, Gaspard check-called a bet with three hearts showing and they checked seventh.

Friedman exposed the     for just the pair of fives but it was good enough to win the pot.

Adam Friedman5,000,000450,000
Jean Gaspard750,000-425,000
Sunday, June 12, 2022 8:05 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 8 hours ago)
Phil Ivey Eliminated in 3rd Place ($108,233)

Phil Ivey

Jean Gaspard:    /      /  
Phil Ivey:    /      /  

Moments after losing the big pot and being left with fumes, Phil Ivey was all-in and at risk on third street against Jean Gaspard. While he started with random cards only, Gaspard made running two pair until sixth street while Ivey failed to improve with his pair of kings. Gaspard bricked seventh but so did Ivey in order to finish in 3rd place.

Adam Friedman4,550,000150,000
Jean Gaspard1,175,00025,000
Phil Ivey0-110,000
Sunday, June 12, 2022 8:02 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 8 hours ago)
Friedman Collects Big Three-Way Pot, Ivey on Fumes

Adam Friedman:     /   
Jean Gaspard:     /    folded seventh street
Phil Ivey:     /   

Three-way action was in progress as Phil Ivey three-bet third street over the raise from Adam Friedman and the call of Jean Gaspar. Both of them called the three-bet.

Ivey bet with the lead on fourth and was called twice. Friedman grabbed the lead on fifth street with a pair of sixes, he bet and both opponents called. Friedman fired again on sixth and was called twice again.

Friedman bet once again on seventh street. Gaspard shook his head and folded. Ivey gave a sigh call. Friedman tabled     for trip sixes which won him the pot as Ivey's stack was decimated.

Adam Friedman4,400,000450,000
Jean Gaspard1,150,00025,000
Phil Ivey110,000-490,000
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Sunday, June 12, 2022 7:57 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 8 hours ago)
Friedman Hits Straight vs Ivey

Phil Ivey:     /   
Adam Friedman:     /   

On fourth street, Adam Friedman bet, Phil Ivey raised and Friedman called. Friedman then check-called on fifth street and raised on sixth street after an Ivey bet which Ivey called.

Friedman fired on seventh street and was called again. Friedman tabled the     straight to cut away more chips from Ivey.

Adam Friedman3,950,000475,000
Phil Ivey600,000-400,000
Sunday, June 12, 2022 7:48 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 8 hours ago)
Ivey Gets Short; Wins Pot Against Gaspard

Adam Friedman:    /      /  
Phil Ivey:    /      /  

Phil Ivey completed and was called by Adam Friedman, who then also called a bet by Ivey on fourth. Ivey bet fifth to then face a raise by Friedman, which he called. Ivey check-called sixth and check-folded seventh to drop well below one million in chips.

Phil Ivey:    /      /  
Jean Gaspard:    /      /  

Jean Gaspard completed and bet on fourth and fifth against Ivey before they checked sixth. On seventh, Gaspard check-called and Ivey tabled the     for jacks and treys, which beat Gaspard with the     for a pair of aces.

Adam Friedman3,475,000550,000
Jean Gaspard1,125,000-615,000
Phil Ivey1,000,000-100,000
Sunday, June 12, 2022 7:42 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 8 hours ago)
Ivey Gains Some Back From Friedman

Phil Ivey:     /  
Adam Friedman:     /   folded sixth street

Picking up action on fourth street, Adam Friedman bet and Phil Ivey called. Ivey check-raised on fifth after his jack took the lead, Friedman called.

On sixth, Ivey bet with the lead and Friedman folded after thinking for a few moments.

Adam Friedman2,925,000-375,000
Jean Gaspard1,740,000140,000
Phil Ivey1,100,000220,000
Sunday, June 12, 2022 7:29 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 8 hours ago)
Ivey Beats Gaspard; Loses to Friedman's Straight

Phil Ivey:    /      /  
Jean Gaspard:    /      /  

Jean Gaspard completed with a queen and Phil Ivey called. Gaspard bet fourth and fifth to get calls from Ivey and they checked the last two streets. Gaspard tabled the     for ace-king high and Ivey won the pot with the     for a pair of treys.

Adam Friedman:    /      /  
Phil Ivey:    /      /  

Adam Friedman then completed and Ivey came along. Friedman bet his lead on fourth and fifth, then Ivey did so on sixth. On seventh street. Ivey check-called a bet by Friedman and was shown the     for a nine-high straight by Friedman, who increased his lead.

Adam Friedman3,300,000255,000
Jean Gaspard1,600,000-25,000
Phil Ivey880,000-135,000
Sunday, June 12, 2022 7:21 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 8 hours ago)
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Sunday, June 12, 2022 7:08 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 9 hours ago)
Break for the Final Three Players

Jean Gaspard:    /      /  
Phil Ivey:    /      /  

In the last hand of the level, Jean Gaspard completed and Phil Ivey called. Gaspard bet fourth to earn a call from Ivey and bet again fifth, which Ivey called. On sixth, Ivey paired his four and bet, Gaspard raised and Ivey called. They checked down seventh street and Gaspard won the pot with     for aces and fives.

Right after the hand was over, the three remaining players were headed into a scheduled 15-minute break in which the T-1,000 chips are raced off.

Adam Friedman3,045,000295,000
Jean Gaspard1,625,000275,000
Phil Ivey1,015,000-335,000
Sunday, June 12, 2022 7:05 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 9 hours ago)
Friedman Forces Fold From Gaspard

Adam Friedman:     /   
Jean Gaspard:     /    folded seventh street
Phil Ivey:    /   folded fifth street

Jean Gaspard raised on third street and both of his opponents called. Gaspard bet on fourth and was called twice. On fifth he bet again, Ivey departed from the hand and Friedman raised which Gaspard called.

On sixth street Friedman was the one who bet and Gaspard called. On seventh, Friedman fired again and Gaspard folded quickly.

Adam Friedman2,750,000370,000
Jean Gaspard1,350,000-450,000
Sunday, June 12, 2022 7:02 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 9 hours ago)
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Sunday, June 12, 2022 7:02 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 9 hours ago)
Gaspard Takes Another Pot Off Friedman

Adam Friedman:    /      /  
Jean Gaspard:    /      /  

Adam Friedman completed and Jean Gaspard called. It was then Friedman who check-called every single further street and Gaspard tabled the     for two pair, nines and fives, to win the pot.

Adam Friedman2,380,000-270,000
Jean Gaspard1,800,000180,000
Phil Ivey1,350,000-320,000
Sunday, June 12, 2022 6:56 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 9 hours ago)
Friedman Takes From Gaspard; Loses to Ivey

Adam Friedman:    /      /  
Jean Gaspard:    /      /  

Adam Friedman completed and Jean Gaspard called. On fifth street, Gaspard bet his lead and Friedman then did the same on sixth. Both checked on seventh and Friedman's     for a pair of sixes was enough.

Phil Ivey:    /      /  
Adam Friedman:    /      /  

Phil Ivey then completed and Friedman called. Ivey raised a bet by Friedman on fourth to earn a call and Friedman bet fifth, then called a raise by Ivey. Friedman check-called both remaining streets and mucked when Ivey tabled the     for trips fives.

Adam Friedman2,650,000-200,000
Phil Ivey1,670,000295,000
Jean Gaspard1,620,000145,000
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