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2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker

Sunday, June 06, 2010 to Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Event #15: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,598,000
  • Entries: 170
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, June 9, 2010 12:40 AM Local Time

John Juanda: (X)(X) /      / (X)

Allen Kessler: (X)(X) /      / (X)

After Jennifer Harman brought in with the  , Juanda completed and Kessler called. Harman got out of the way. Kessler bet fourth and was called, both players checked fifth and then Juanda bet sixth and was called. Both players then checked seventh.

Juanda turned up the     for an eight-six low and a pair of sixes. He won the low, but Kessler took the high by turning up the     and had a pair of tens.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 12:32 AM Local Time

Frank Kassela 1,850,000

Jennifer Harman 1,225,000

Steve Zolotow 930,000

Allen Kessler 780,000

John Juanda 525,000

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 12:23 AM Local Time

John Juanda (X)(X) /      / (X)

Allen Kessler (X)(X) /      / (X)

Juanda brought it in, Kessler completed and Juanda called. Kessler bet and Juanda called. Kessler check-raised all-in for 230,000 on fifth street and Juanda called.

Kessler turned over   . He filled up on sixth street and Juanda needed a low card on the river to chop. He missed and Kessler scooped. He's up to 820,000.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 12:17 AM Local Time

Jennifer Harman: (X)(X) /      / (X)

John Juanda: (X)(X) /      / (X)

Harman brought in and Juanda completed with Harman calling. Juanda bet fourth, fifth and sixth. Harman called every street and then raised on sixth. Juanda called. Juanda then check-called seventh.

Harman showed three more spades in the hole with the     for an ace-high flush and also held a seven-six low. Juanda mucked and Harman scooped the entire pot. She's now up to 1.345 million chips while Juanda is down to 675,000.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 12:16 AM Local Time

Jennifer Harman (X)(X) /      /(X)

Frank Kassela (X)(X) /   

John Juanda (X)(X) /      / (X)

Harman had the bring-in, Kassela completed, and both Juanda and Harman called. The action was checked to Harman on fourth street. She bet, Kassela folded and Juanda called. Both Harman and Juanda checked on fifth street. Juanda bet sixth street and Harman called, but Harman folded to Juanda's river bet.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 12:02 AM Local Time

Frank Kassela 1,510,000

Steve Zolotow 1,315,000

Jennifer Harman 970,000

John Juanda 945,000

Allen Kessler 365,000

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 12:01 AM Local Time

The players have agreed to take a five-minute break.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 11:47 PM Local Time

Allen Kessler (X)(X) /      / (X)

John Juanda (X)(X) /      / (X)

Kessler brought it in, Juanda completed and Kessler called. Juanda led out on fourth and fifth streets, Kessler calling him down. Juanda bet again on sixth, Kessler raised and Juanda called. Kessler's 60,000 remaining chips went in on the river and Juanda called.

Kessler showed     for a 7-5-4-3-A low, Juanda showed     for a pair of nines and they split the pot.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 11:43 PM Local Time

Steve Zolotow: (X)(X) /      / (X)

John Juanda: (X)(X) /      / (X)

Zolotow brought in and Juanda completed. Zolotow called. Zolotow check-called on fourth and fifth before both players checked sixth. On seventh, Zolotow bet and Juanda mucked, claiming that he couldn't beat the queens Zolotow was showing.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 11:40 PM Local Time

Jennifer Harman (X)(X) /      / (X)

Steve Zolotow (X)(X) /      / (X)

Allen Kessler had the bring-in with the  , Harman completed, Zolotow raised, Kessler folded and Harman called. Harman check-called Zolotow's fourth and fifth street bets. Zolotow made an open pair of sixes on sixth and led out, Harman making the call. Both players checked the river.

Zolotow showed     for kings up and scooped the pot. He's up to 1,000,000 while Harman slipped to 1,180,000.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 11:37 PM Local Time

Jennifer Harman Traniello 1,580,000

Frank Kassela 1,435,000

John Juanda 780,000

Steve Zolotow 600,000

Allen Kessler 540,000

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 11:34 PM Local Time

Frank Kassela (X)(X) /     

Allen Kessler (X)(X) /     

Kassela completed on third street and Kessler called. Kassela led out on fourth and fifth street and Kessler called in both spots. Kassela led again on sixth, but the Chainsaw could not find a call.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 11:29 PM Local Time

Frank Kassela (X)(X) /      / (X)

Jennifer Harman (X)(X) /      / (X)

Kassela brought it in on third, Harman completed, Kassela raised and Harman called. Harman check-called on fourth street, then called Kassela's bet on fifth. Both players checked on sixth and seventh streets.

Harman showed two pair, nines and eights and scooped the pot. She's back in the chip lead with 1,475,000.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 11:13 PM Local Time

Allen Kessler (X)(X) /      / (X)

John Juanda (X)(X) /      / (X)

With his 100,000 bet on fifth street, Kessler had only 30,000 behind. Juanda called and Kessler bet all-in on sixth. Juanda called.

Kessler showed    for aces full and took down the pot. He's up to 650,000.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 11:06 PM Local Time

Frank Kassela (X)(X) /      / (X)

John Juanda (X)(X) /      / (X)

Steve Zolotow had the bring-in with the  , Kassela completed, Juanda raised, Zolotow folded and Kassela called. Kassela check-called on fourth and fifth streets, then led out on sixth. Juanda raised and Kassela called. Kassela check-called one more bet on the river.

Kassela showed    for a flush, Juanda had a 7-5 low and they split the pot.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 10:57 PM Local Time

Frank Kassela 1,550,000

John Juanda 1,215,000

Jennifer Harman 1,180,000

Steve Zolotow 1,135,000

Allen Kessler 340,000

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 10:36 PM Local Time

Grab some coffee and hit the head, we'll be back in 20.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 10:34 PM Local Time

John Juanda 1,275,000

Steve Zolotow 1,200,000

Frank Kassela 1,150,000

Jennifer Harman 1,050,000

Allen Kessler 375,000

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 10:32 PM Local Time

Allen Kessler (X)(X) /      / (X)

Steve Zolotow (X)(X) /      / (X)

Kessler completed on third street, Jennifer Harman called with the   up, Zolotow raised, and both Kessler and Harman called. Kessler led out on fourth street, Harman folded and Zolotow called. Kessler led again on fifth street and Zolotow called all-in.

Zolotow made trip jacks on sixth street and Kessler needed to make his low on the river to get half the pot. He missed, and Zolotow scooped. That hand took Steve Z up to 625,00 while Kessler was left with 800,000,

The next hand:

Zolotow (X)(X) /    

Harman (X)(X) /    

Zolotow brought it in, Harman completed, Zolotow raised and Harman called. Zolotow bet fourth street and Harman came along, but she folded to Zolotow's fifth street bet.

With that hand, Zolotow was up to 850,000.

On the hand after that, Zolotow made a wheel against Kessler's kings and jacks and scooped his third pot in a row, and is now on over 1.2 million in chips.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 10:24 PM Local Time

Frank Kassela: (X)(X) /      / (X)

Jennifer Harman: (X)(X) /      / (X)

Steve Zolotow: (X)(X) /    - fold

Kassela brought in and Harman completed. Zolotow raised and then Kassela called. Harman also called. On fourth street, Kassela bet after action was checked to him. Harman raised and then Zolotow folded. Kassela called.

On fifth street, Harman led with a bet and Kassela called. On sixth, Harman led with a bet again and Harman called. Both players checked on seventh.

Harman mucked her hand after Kassela tabled the     for two pair, fives and deuces. She dropped to 1.24 million while Kassela moved up to 1.275 million.