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

Saturday, June 18, 2022 to Monday, June 20, 2022

Event #40: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,277,525
  • Entries: 137
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 1:23 AM Local Time
Daniel Zack Wins Third Bracelet In $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo Championship for $324,174

Daniel Zack

Just weeks after playing a seven hour heads up match to win his second WSOP bracelet, Daniel Zack, after a grueling eight-hour heads-up battle, won his third WSOP bracelet in Event #40: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship for $324,174 at Ballys and Paris Las Vegas here at the 2022 World Series of Poker.

"I'm really happy, much happier and I feel more energetic than the last bracelet," an elated Zack said. With this victory, Zack has put himself in first place on the WSOP Player of the Year standings. The poker pro has captured the third bracelet of his career and his second bracelet of this series, each coming in different formats.

Zack attributes much of his success and level-headedness in these long stretch heads-up matches to his long nights at cash games. "I've had a lot of marathon matches heads-up," says Zack "You just learn through experience to take it one hand at a time and do your best." He has been gunning for WSOP Player of the Year for the past few years, and with five cashes, three final tables, and two wins, he now leads the race this year.

Event #40: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship Final Table Results

1stDaniel ZackUnited States$324,174
2ndDavid FunkhouserUnited States$200,356
3rdZiya RahimUnited States$147,800
4thEric KurtzmanUnited States$110,379
5thShaun DeebUnited States$83,465
6thChad EveslageUnited States$63,914
7thBrian HastingsUnited States$49,571

Final Day Action

The day began at 3:00 p.m. local time with three players returning from the previous day's action. It took just under an hour for Ziya Rahim to exit the tournament in third place for $147,800. Rahim lost most of his chips when he ran into the full house of Zack, then was eliminated one hand later when he was all in for his remaining ante and David Funkhouser made a straight to eliminate him.

Heads Up Play

What followed was a lengthy heads up match in which each player held the chip lead for significant periods of time.

Initially, it was Funkhouser holding a large chip lead over his opponent and heads-up play began with hands going his way, with Funkhouser making a wheel and leaving Zack with a deficit of nearly seven-to-one. After the first break however, Zack found himself with a little momentum on his side as he made a full house to even out their stacks and then shortly after, his pair of queens were good to take the chip lead.

The battle went into full force with Zack's chip lead fluctuating between two-to-one and nearly dead even. Funkhouser would not go quietly into the night, however, as he fought and clawed back some pots to put him closer to Zack's lead. It was a pot hours later, in which Funkhouser had kings showing that Zack folded to a river bet, that gave Funkhouser a slight lead.

David Funkhouser
David Funkhouser fought valiantly heads up

After that, the momentum shifted in Funkhouser's direction and after a few key pots, including one where he showed a set of threes, Funkhouser had built a three-to-one chip lead over Zack. Eventually, the chips were all in the middle with Zack holding a pair of queens against the pair of nines for Funkhouser. Seventh street further improved Zack to queens-up and left Funkhouser with no improvement and Zack found himself a few hands later in the chip lead once more.

Within about 20 minutes, Funkhouser was down more than seven-to-one, but one massive seventh street to chop and survive, and one double saw him and Zack back to even. Later in the night, Funkhouser pulled ahead again, but shortly afterward he would lose a massive pot when Funkhouser's open kings ran into an eight-high straight and he would be left with just over one big bet. Soon after, they got it all in for Funkhouser's remaining chips. Aces and twos for Zack would be the winning hand that bested Funkhouser's aces and Funkhouser ended the tournament in second for $200,365.

Congratulations to Daniel Zack on winning his third WSOP bracelet in Event #40: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship for $324,174. Thanks to all of those who played and thank you for reading along with the updates. Stay tuned to PokerNews for all updates on all future WSOP events.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:10 AM Local Time
David Funkhouser Eliminated in 2nd Place ($200,356)

David Funkhouser

David Funkhouser completed, Daniel Zack put him all in for his remaining 75,000, and Funkhouser called.

David Funkhouser:        
Daniel Zack:        

Both players ended up with a pair of aces, but Zack also made deuces for two pair to eliminate Funkhouser in second place and bring the eight-hour heads-up match to a conclusion with his third WSOP bracelet.

Daniel Zack8,220,000800,000
David Funkhouser0-800,000
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:04 AM Local Time
Zack Scoops A Monster

Funkhouser completed with a   and Zack called with his   bring in.

David Funkhouser:   /    / 
Daniel Zack:   /    /  

Funkhouser check-called a bet from Zack on fourth street.

On fifth street, Funkhouser led with his pair of kings and Zack raised only to get called by Funkhouser.

On sixth and seventh street, Funkhouser check-called bets from Zack. "Straight," declared Zack as he turned over     for a straight to an eight and a seven-six low to scoop a monster pot and leave Funkhouser with very little chips.

Daniel Zack7,420,0004,200,000
David Funkhouser800,000-4,200,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 11:55 PM Local Time
Funkhouser Back In The Lead

Funkhouser completed with a   and Zack defended his   bring in.

Daniel Zack:   /    / 
David Funkhouser:   /    / 

Funkhouser bet on fourth, fifth, and sixth street and Zack called each time.

On seventh street the action checked through and Funkhouser showed     for a pair of fives. Zack frustratingly mucked his cards as Funkhouser regained the chip lead.

David Funkhouser5,000,0002,000,000
Daniel Zack3,220,000-2,000,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 11:45 PM Local Time
Updated Counts
Daniel Zack5,220,000520,000
David Funkhouser3,000,000-520,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 11:42 PM Local Time
Three Straight For Zack

Daniel Zack:   /  
David Funkhouser:   /   - folded

David Funkhouser completed and Daniel Zack called. Zack made a pair of sixes on fourth street and led out with a bet.

Funkhouser, his head propped up on his hand, went into the tank for about a minute before giving up his hand.

Funkhouser folded on third street the next two hands as Zack has once again assumed the chip lead.

Daniel Zack4,700,000780,000
David Funkhouser3,520,000-780,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 11:30 PM Local Time
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 11:28 PM Local Time
Time for Another Break

Daniel Zack and David Funkhouser have elected to take a short break as the heads-up match enters its seventh hour.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 11:25 PM Local Time
Zack Has Three Tens

David Funkhouser posted the bring in with a   up and Daniel Zack called with a   up.

Daniel Zack:   /    / 
David Funkhouser:   /    / 

Zack led out on fourth and fifth street and Funkhouser called both times.

On sixth street, both players checked through to seventh and Zack bet out. Funkhouser looked at his hand and nodded before tossing in the call. Zack turned over     for three tens, which was good for he pot and Zack narrowed the gap between himself and Funkhouser.

David Funkhouser4,300,000-1,520,000
Daniel Zack3,920,0001,520,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 11:14 PM Local Time
Funkhouser Keeps Firing

David Funkhouser:   /    / 
Daniel Zack:   /    / 

David Funkhouser completed and Daniel Zak called.

Funkhouser checked on fourth street and called a bet, then took the lead again on fifth. Zack called a bet and another on sixth.

Zack checked with his king on seventh before Funkhouser bet. "Nice runout," Zack said as he picked up his cards and gave another frustrated sigh. He eventually folded as Funkhouser as now taken a sizeable chip lead.

David Funkhouser5,820,0001,520,000
Daniel Zack2,400,000-1,520,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 11:06 PM Local Time
Funkhouser On Top

No pots have seen any farther than fifth street, the most recent of which have gone Funkhouser's way, putting him in the lead.

David Funkhouser4,300,000480,000
Daniel Zack3,920,000-480,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 10:53 PM Local Time
Funkhouser Inches Closer

David Funkhouser:   /    / 
Daniel Zack:   /    / 

Daniel Zack completed and David Funkhouser called. Funkhouser took the lead on fourth street, with Zack calling.

Both players checked fifth before Zack bet on sixth. Funkhouser thought about the decision for about a minute before calling as seventh was checked down.

"Threes," Zack announced, but Funkhouser turned over     for a pair of sixes. Zack could only take one last look at his cards while shaking his head before sending them back to the dealer.

Daniel Zack4,400,000-920,000
David Funkhouser3,820,000920,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 10:48 PM Local Time
Zack Leads Again

Daniel Zack posted the bring in with a   up and Funkhouser completed with a   showing, which Zack responded to by raising and getting called by Funkhouser.

David Funkhouser:   /   
Daniel Zack:   /   

Zack bet on fourth street and Funkhouser called.

On fifth street, Zack bet once more and Funkhouser folded. With that pot, Zack regained a sizable lead on Funkhouser.

Daniel Zack5,320,0001,020,000
David Funkhouser2,900,000-1,020,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 10:42 PM Local Time
One Pair for Zack, One for Funkhouser

Daniel Zack:   /   
David Funkhouser:   /    - folded

David Funkhouse completed and Daniel Zack called. Zack called another bet on fourth street as they headed to fifth.

Zack picked up a pair of kings and led out with a bet, enough to force a fold from Funkhouser.

The next hand, it was Funkhouser who was showing a pair.

David Funkhouser:   /    / 
Daniel Zack:   /    / 

The players checked down the entire board and Funkhouser took the pot with his sevens as the players remain virtually tied.

Action has slowed considerably since the last break, with any bet likely to take down a pot uncontested.

Daniel Zack4,300,00080,000
David Funkhouser3,920,000-80,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 10:26 PM Local Time
Stacks Even Out Again

Daniel Zack posted his bring in with a   up and Funkhouser completed with a   up, which Zack called.

Daniel Zack:   /    (Folded on fifth)
David Funkhouser:   /   

Funkhouser checked on fourth street, and called a bet from Zack.

Funkhouser checked once more to Zack on fifth street who bet and Funkhouser responded by raising. Zack thought about his decision for a while, but ultimately tossed his hand into the muck.

With that pot, the stacks have evened out yet again.

Daniel Zack4,220,000-30,000
David Funkhouser4,000,00030,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 10:13 PM Local Time
Zack Makes a Frustrated Fold

Daniel Zack:   /    - folded
David Funkhouser:   /   

Daniel Zack completed before David Funkhouser raised. Zack called, then called another bet on fourth street.

Funkhouser bet his ace on fifth and Zack grabbed a pile of his chips in anger and let out a sigh before turning his board over and sending it over to the dealer.

With that pot, the heads-up match is virtually even once again.

Daniel Zack4,250,000-1,650,000
David Funkhouser3,970,0001,650,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 10:06 PM Local Time
Funkhouser Takes Low To Survive

David Funkhouser posted the bring in with   up and Daniel Zack completed with an   up which Funkhouser responded to with a raise which Zack called.

David Funkhouser:   /    / 
Daniel Zack:   /    / 

Funkhouser checked on fourth street to Zack who bet and was quickly called.

Funkhouser bet on fifth street, which Zack responded to by raising and Funkhouser called.

Zack bet on sixth street when his sevens paired and Funkhouser called.

On seventh street, Zack bet to put Funkhouser all in and Funkhouser called. Zack turned over     for a straight and an eight-seven low. Funkhouser turned over    for a pair of eights and was sweating the last card to hit a better low. He turned over a   for a better eight-seven low to scoop half of the pot and stay alive in the tournament.

Daniel Zack5,900,000400,000
David Funkhouser2,320,000-400,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 9:53 PM Local Time
Level 29 started
Level: 29
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 9:40 PM Local Time

The players have gone on a 10-minute break. The T-5,000 chips will be colored up in this time.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 9:39 PM Local Time
Funkhouser Doubles Before Break

David Funkhouser

David Funkhouser:   /    / 
Daniel Zack:   /    / 

David Funkhouser bet on fourth and fifth streets, with Daniel Zack calling.

Funkhouser bet again on sixth, leaving himself 250,000 behind, before getting the last of his chips in the middle on seventh.

"Aces up," he announced, turning over    for aces and sevens. Zack flashed two queens before the two players headed off on break.

Daniel Zack5,500,000-1,720,000
David Funkhouser2,720,0001,720,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander