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2024 55th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 to Thursday, June 13, 2024

Event #32: $1,500 Seven Card Stud

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $542,010
  • Entries: 406
  • Remaining: 0

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Thursday, June 13, 2024 9:22 PM Local Time (about 39 days and 11 hours ago)
Richard Ashby Wins Second Bracelet in Same Stud Event

Richard Ashby

Richard Ashby has topped a 406-strong field to win his second gold bracelet in Event #32: $1,500 Seven Card Stud at the 2024 World Series of Poker at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas after overcoming an 4:1 chip deficit against Adam Owen in heads-up play. The win saw Ashby claim $113,725 in prize money, his second victory in the same event after taking down the 2010 edition.

Ashby described the win as "pretty surreal," though he also " felt a bit sorry" for Owen, who had Ashby on the ropes at a couple of points.

However, the pressure never seemed to get to Ashby, as he was "never all in" and felt confident in his ability to "grind it back with just a few hands." His calm, collected mindset was partly due to his acceptance that "he was happy, whatever happened," and that he would "just play as good as I can."

Despite winning his second stud bracelet, Ashby still feels it is not his best game and one that he "hardly ever plays." He says the only chance he gets to grind stud tournaments is at the WSOP, so getting in the same number of reps as he can in other forms of poker is difficult.

Still, Ashby thinks his ability to "keep the pressure on people and stay a sticky customer," has helped him achieve success in the stud variant. "If I run good, get hands, it's tough for them to beat me." He certainly had his share of good fortune throughout this tournament and fully capitalized on it.

For the rest of the WSOP, Ashby will not be taking a break but plans to "fire a few bullets" to try to "win another bracelet."

Final Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize Money
1Richard AshbyUnited Kingdom$113,725
2Adam OwenUnited Kingdom$75,805
3Michael NooriUnited States$51,626
4MengQi ChenChina$35,880
5Brandon Shack-HarrisUnited States$25,458
6Jaycin CrossUnited States$18,450
7Aaron KupinUnited States$13,662
8Hal RotholzUnited States$10,343
9Chris TrybaUnited States$8,009

Final Table Action

The day began with nine players vying for the bracelet. The first victim was Chris Tryba as he was never able to get anything going since late in Day 2, ending his bid for a second bracelet.

Next to go were two $25K Fantasy players in Hal Rotholz and Aaron Kupin. Neither one could do much to build up a stack on Day 3. The same could be said of Jaycin Cross, who fell in sixth place shortly after.

Brandon Shack-Harris was the only player at the table who was going for his third bracelet. Still, that accomplishment will have to wait as after navigating a short stack through several pay jumps, his run eventually ended in fifth place.

From there, four-handed play began with the stacks that had been the larger ones to start the day and maintained that status as the shorter ones were eaten up. Given the relatively even chip distribution, it was no surprise that it took over an hour and a half before MengQi Chen was felted in fourth place.

Michael Noori was aiming for his second career bracelet to add to his 2021 Monster Stack win and had enjoyed periods of great momentum. Nevertheless, he ran out of steam in third place, setting the stage for a heads-up battle between Owen and Ashby.

Heads-up was a battle of the Brits, and what a battle it was. At first, Owen held a massive advantage, and it looked like things would be wrapped up fairly quickly. Ashby had other ideas as he fought back, eventually taking the lead. It was demoralizing for Owen, who had been so close so many times before, as he could only watch as the elusive first bracelet slipped out of reach.

After taking a quick break, Owen returned to a stack worth just three big bets and never really managed to make his way back into the game. He collected $75,805 for his impressive runner-up finish.

Ashby, meanwhile, was left to celebrate with his rail as he added a second bracelet to an already impressive tournament resume.

That wraps up this tournament's coverage, but stay tuned to PokerNews as its live reporting team continues to provide comprehensive coverage of the 2024 World Series of Poker.

Thursday, June 13, 2024 7:56 PM Local Time (about 39 days and 12 hours ago)
Adam Owen Eliminated in 2nd Place ($75,805)

Adam Owen

Adam Owen:   /    / 
Richard Ashby:   /    / 

Richard Ashby opened and Adam Owen made the call.

Ashby led out on fourth street. Owen did not think long before calling.

Owen bet after Ashby checked to him on fifth street but was met with a raise. He decided to call, leaving himself not much behind.

Ashby bet again on sixth street and then called when Owen committed his last few chips to the pot.

Owen was trailing Ashby's aces up and could not come from behind on the river, sending him out of the tournament in 2nd place.

Stay tuned for a full tournament recap and winner's interview to follow.

Richard Ashby10,150,0001,300,000
Adam Owen0-1,250,000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 7:39 PM Local Time (about 39 days and 13 hours ago)
Break Time

The two players have gone on a quick break.

Richard Ashby8,850,0002,430,000
Adam Owen1,250,000-2,350,000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 7:24 PM Local Time (about 39 days and 13 hours ago)
Ashby Takes One and Taking Control

Richard Ashby:   /    
Adam Owen:   /     folded on sixth street

After a flurry of medium pots in which Richard Ashby won the majority, he took another one after forcing the fold on sixth street after having called a fourth street bet before.

Richard Ashby6,420,0001,420,000
Adam Owen3,600,000-1,500,000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 7:10 PM Local Time (about 39 days and 13 hours ago)
WATCH: WSOP Late Reg Drama & Marked Cards? Frankie C Joins | PokerNews Podcast #836

In the 836th episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway and Mike Holtz welcome a special fill-in cohost in Frankie Cucchiara (AKA Frankie C) of Next Gen Poker. The popular content creator took a break from filming his poker exploits, as well as time away from his wife and newborn son, to come down to Level 9 in Las Vegas and talk about the 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP)!

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You'll also hear about Frankie's new summer challenge to play 100 straight days of poker, recent bracelet winners like Robert Mizrachi, Dylan Weisman, and John Racener, and other winners from about town at venues like Wynn and Venetian.

Plus, hear about the $25,000 High Roller won by Brek Schutten for $1,405,641. It was in that event that Phil Ivey lost a three-way all in, while third-place finisher Michael Rocco gave an emotional post-elimination interview.

Oh, and don't forget about WPT World Champion Dan Sepiol, who managed to claim his first bracelet and continue his rapid ascent among poker's elite.

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Gorilla Gaming
Thursday, June 13, 2024 6:59 PM Local Time (about 39 days and 13 hours ago)
Owen Lays One Down

Richard Ashby:   /    
Adam Owen:   /     folded sixth street

Adam Owen opened and Richard Ashby called.

Owen bet on fourth street. Ashby again called.

It was Ashby's turn to bet on fifth street with Owen flatting.

Owen then re-took the betting lead on sixth street but was forced to fold after Ashby responded with a raise.

Adam Owen5,100,000450,000
Richard Ashby5,000,000-450,000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 6:54 PM Local Time (about 39 days and 13 hours ago)
Quads Nudges Lead For Ashby

Richard Ashby:    /    
Adam Owen:   /    / 

Action was picked up when Richard Ashby bet on sixth and seventh and Owen called both times. Ashby tabled quads as he took the heads up chip lead for the first time.

Richard Ashby5,450,000450,000
Adam Owen4,650,000-450,000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 6:48 PM Local Time (about 39 days and 14 hours ago)
Ashby Pulls Even

Richard Ashby:   /    
Adam Owen:   /     folded sixth street

Richard Ashby opened and Adam Owen flatted.

Owen led out on fourth street, receiving a call from Ashby.

Both players checked through fifth street to sixth street where Ashby fired off a bet. Owen quickly mucked to concede another pot to Ashby, who has managed to close the chip deficit.

Adam Owen5,100,000-4,100,000
Richard Ashby5,000,0003,700,000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 6:36 PM Local Time (about 39 days and 14 hours ago)
Ashby Getting Shorter

Adam Owen:   /    / 
Richard Ashby:   /    / 

Adam Owen bet on fifth and sixth street and was called on both. On seventh he checked. Richard Ashby displayed visible frustration as he missed and could not beat the pair of sevens that Owen tabled.

Adam Owen9,200,0001,700,000
Richard Ashby1,300,000-1,300,000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 6:33 PM Local Time (about 39 days and 14 hours ago)
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
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Thursday, June 13, 2024 6:26 PM Local Time (about 39 days and 14 hours ago)
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Thursday, June 13, 2024 6:24 PM Local Time (about 39 days and 14 hours ago)
Ashby Fights Back

Richard Ashby:   /    / 
Adam Owen:   /    / 

Adam Owen opened, then called a three-bet from Richard Ashby.

Ashby bet out on fourth, fifth and sixth street, each time getting a call from Owen.

Owen check-called one more bet on the river but came up short against Ashby's jacks and deuces.

Adam Owen7,500,000-200,000
Richard Ashby2,600,000300,000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 6:17 PM Local Time (about 39 days and 14 hours ago)
Owen Forces Consecutive Folds

Hand #1:
Adam Owen:   /    / 
Richard Ashby:   /    /  folded seventh street

Hand #2:
Adam Owen:   /    / 
Richard Ashby:   /    /  folded seventh street

On the first hand, Adam Owen bet on fourth and fifth street. Both players checked on sixth street and then Owen fired again on seventh which got the fold.

On the second hand, the same pattern followed as Owen bet fourth and fifth while checking sixth and forcing a fold with a seventh street bet.

Adam Owen7,700,000800,000
Richard Ashby2,300,000-900,000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 6:03 PM Local Time (about 39 days and 14 hours ago)
Small Exchanges

Adam Owen and Richard Ashby have been avoiding large pots so far, instead exchanging a number of small ones. Ashby has managed to close the gap slightly since the start of heads-up play.

Adam Owen6,900,000-150,000
Richard Ashby3,200,000150,000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 5:55 PM Local Time (about 39 days and 14 hours ago)
Owen Takes One With Two Pair

Adam Owen:    /    
Richard Ashby:   /    / 

After exchanging a couple of hands where each player folded seventh, the two heads up players got involved in another pot that went to seventh.

Adam Owen bet on sixth, got called and then fired seventh as well which was also called. Owen tabled two pair to gather the pot.

Adam Owen7,050,000-250,000
Richard Ashby3,050,000250,000
Gorilla Gaming
Thursday, June 13, 2024 5:48 PM Local Time (about 39 days and 15 hours ago)
Michael Noori Eliminated in 3rd Place ($51,626)

Michael Noori

Michael Noori:   /    / 
Richard Ashby:   /    // 
Adam Owen:   /   folded fourth street

Adam Owen opened before Michael Noori three-bet. Richard Ashby called as did Owen.

Ashby led out on fourth street, receiving a call from Noori while Owen folded.

Noori got his remaining chips in the middle on fifth street with Ashby putting him at risk.

After the rest of the cards were dealt, Ashby scooped the pot holding two pair, condemning Noori to a 3rd place finish.

Adam Owen7,300,000300,000
Richard Ashby2,800,000400,000
Michael Noori0-850,000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 5:29 PM Local Time (about 39 days and 15 hours ago)
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Thursday, June 13, 2024 5:15 PM Local Time (about 39 days and 15 hours ago)
Break Time

The remaining three players have been sent on another 15-minute break. They will return to limits of 120,000/240,000.

Adam Owen7,000,0002,400,000
Richard Ashby2,400,000-1,500,000
Michael Noori850,000-750,000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 5:10 PM Local Time (about 39 days and 15 hours ago)
MengQi Chen Eliminated in 4th Place ($35,880)

MengQi Chen

MengQi Chen:   /    / 
Richard Ashby:   /    / 
Adam Owen:   /    / 
Michael Noori:   /    folded fifth street

Michael Noori opened and was called by Richard Ashby. Adam Owen then put in a three-bet only to see MengQi Chen four-bet. Chen received calls from all of his opponents.

Action checked to Chen. With less than a bet behind, he moved all in. Noori, Ashby and Owen all called to put Chen at risk.

Owen took over the betting lead on fifth street. That forced Noori out of the hand but Ashby made the call.

Ashby fired off on sixth street with Owen flatting to keep the side pot growing.

Both players checked to showdown on the river. Ashby had the best hand with a flush, ending Chen's impressive run in 4th place.

Adam Owen4,600,000-1,100,000
Richard Ashby3,900,0002,250,000
Michael Noori1,600,000-700,000
MengQi Chen0-1,200,000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 5:04 PM Local Time (about 39 days and 15 hours ago)
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Team Lucky

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