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2011 42nd Annual World Series of Poker

Saturday, June 18, 2011 to Monday, June 20, 2011

Event #33: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,579,200
  • Entries: 168
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, June 20, 2011 10:01 PM Local Time

The players are on a 20-minute break. Phil Hellmuth just doubled through Eric Rodawig. Details coming shortly...

Monday, June 20, 2011 9:55 PM Local Time
Eric Rodawig1,500,000-400,000
John Racener920,000-30,000
David Benyamine740,000-5,000
Ted Forrest715,000425,000
Mikhail Savinov700,000-175,000
Phil Hellmuth390,000165,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 9:54 PM Local Time

Ted Forrest

Phil Hellmuth:    /      /  
Ted Forrest:    /      /  
David Benyamine:    /      /  

Phil Hellmuth completed, Ted Forrest made it two bets, David Benyamine and Hellmuth called. Fourth and fifth street was checked around before Hellmuth bet open kings on sixth, Forrest and Benyamine both called.

On seventh Hellmuth checked, Forrest bet and Benyamine folded, Hellmuth made the call but was seemingly shocked that Forrest turned over     for a flush to scoop.

Monday, June 20, 2011 9:43 PM Local Time

Hellmuth:   /    / 
Forrest:   /    / 
Rodawig:   /    / 

Picking up the action on fourth street, action was checked to Phil Hellmuth and he bet. Both opponents called him and on fifth street is when the pot really took off. Forrest bet his pair of queens, Rodawig raised, and Hellmuth re-raised all in. Forrest and Rodawig called and once sixth street came down, Forrest was all in as well.

In the end, Forrest's pair of queens held on for high, while Hellmuth's 7-5 low was best to keep both players alive.

Chip counts coming shortly...

Monday, June 20, 2011 9:31 PM Local Time

Rodawig:   /   -   / 
Forrest:   /   -   / 

All in after fourth street, Ted Forrest caught two pair on fifth street and held on to double up.

Eric Rodawig1,900,000-360,000
Ted Forrest290,000170,000
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Monday, June 20, 2011 9:27 PM Local Time

Rodawig:   /   - folded
Savinov:   /    / 
Forrest:   /    / 

On fourth street, Eric Rodawig checked to Ted Forrest who bet. Mikhail Savinov raised, Forrest called, and the action stayed the same through seventh street, until Forrest looked at his cards and said "Oh My God," before folding,

Mikhail Savinov875,000500,000
Ted Forrest120,000-380,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 9:26 PM Local Time

Ali Eslami, David Benyamine, Eric Rodawig, Joe Tehan, John Racener, Mikhail Savinov, Phil Hellmuth, Ted Forrest

Eric Rodawig:    /      FOLDED
Phil Hellmuth:    /      /  
David Benyamine:    /      /  

On third, Rodawig completed, Hellmuth made it two bets and Benyamine called as did Rodawig. Rodawig bet his open fours on fourth, Hellmuth raised and Benyamine and Rodawig both called. Hellmuth was in for the rest of his chips on fifth with the other two players both calling. Rodawig then check-folded to Benyamine on sixth, the Frenchman showed    for a straight draw against Hellmuth's kings up but the former missed and they chopped the pot.

Monday, June 20, 2011 9:11 PM Local Time

Forrest:   /   
Savinov:   /   

Mikhail Savinov was all in on fifth street against Ted Forrest. On sixth street, Savinov caught the   for a full house to lock up half the pot. Forrest hoped to catch a low, but the   on sixth street and   on seventh brought no help whatsoever.

Ted Forrest500,000-205,000
Mikhail Savinov375,000175,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 9:07 PM Local Time

After scooping a pot with a straight and low against Ted Forrest, John Racener is closing in on a stack of about one million.

"I guess you did have to play that Ace-Queen-Jack now that I think about it," said Phil Hellmuth.

"Especially after I already completed," said Racener.

John Racener950,000445,000
Ted Forrest705,000-400,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 8:58 PM Local Time
Level: 24
Blinds: 40000/80000
Ante: 10000
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Monday, June 20, 2011 8:58 PM Local Time
Eric Rodawig2,260,000-240,000
Ted Forrest1,105,000255,000
David Benyamine745,000-25,000
John Racener505,000205,000
Phil Hellmuth225,0000
Mikhail Savinov200,000-105,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 8:56 PM Local Time

John Racener completed with the   and Phil Hellmuth (who was the bring in with the  ) raised.

"Let's get it in now, raise re-raise," Hellmuth said.

Racener obliged and was all in for 134,000.

Racener:   /  -    / 
Hellmuth:   / . -    / 

Racener turned over (the  ) on seventh street for queens up and needed to dodge a   or low card to double. Hellmuth slowly peeled, but was disgusted to see the   for a losing pair.

"What game are you playing? Three-and-a-half big bets left and you get it in with ace-queen-jack? Write that on the internet," said Hellmuth (That last part to us).

"Had to try and double. That's a scoop!" said a jovial Racener.

John Racener300,000150,000
Phil Hellmuth225,000-125,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 8:40 PM Local Time

Forrest:    /    
Rodawig:    /    

Ted Forrest was facing a bet on fifth street from chip leader Eric Rodawig and tanked for about two or three minutes before eventually making a reluctant fold. Rodawig has been gradually increasing his stack all day and at this point it's very hard to see anyone stopping him the way the game is currently going.

Monday, June 20, 2011 8:21 PM Local Time

Joe Tehan - 7th place

Rodawig:   /     / 
Tehan :   /    / 

What started as an uneventful pot turned into Joe Tehan's last of the tournament. The action was checked by both on fourth and fifth street. Tehan check-called a bet on sixth street and then fired on seventh, only to be raised for the rest of his stack. After a few moment Tehan called with     for aces up, but Rodawig tabled     for a straight to send Tehan to the rail in seventh place.

Eric Rodawig2,500,000645,000
Joe Tehan00
Monday, June 20, 2011 8:17 PM Local Time

Mikhail Savinov:    /      /  
Eric Rodawig:    /      /  

Mikhail Savinov raised all in on fifth and showed buried aces against Rodawig's open tens. Savinov caught nines on sixth to make aces up and the chip leader couldn't catch another ten to eliminate him.

Meanwhile in big pot, it hard got heads up between Phil Hellmuth and Eric Rodawig on sixth street after Joe Tehan and Mikhail Savinov had folded.

Hellmuth:    /     
Rodawig:    /     

Hellmuth had been betting all the way and Rodawig had been the only caller on fifth, the chip leader then raised on sixth and Hellmuth said, "Mike Matusow told me all about the weird hands you play..."

Hellmuth eventually mucked the   face up, to become one of the shorter stacks.

Mikhail Savinov400,000197,000
Phil Hellmuth260,000-70,000
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Monday, June 20, 2011 8:14 PM Local Time

Joe Tehan:    /      /  
Ted Forrest:    /      /  
Eric Rodawig:    /      /  

Joe Tehan had completed, called by Forrest and Rodawig, Tehan then fired again on fourth and fifth but on the latter Rodawig check-raised both players though they both made the call. It was checked to Forrest on sixth who bet with the other two check-calling before Rodawig check-raised Forrest on seventh. Tehan folded and Forrest put in three bets which the chip leader called.

Rodawig showed     for a boat while Forrest had     for a low and a flush to chop it up.

Joe Tehan215,000-245,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 7:58 PM Local Time

Phil Hellmuth Still Alive

You won't see this often...

Rodawig:   / 
Tehan:   /     - folded
Hellmuth:   /    / 
Racener:   .    / 

Alright, lets get to it.

After Eric Rodawig brought it in, Joe Tehan completed. Phil Hellmuth called, but John Racener raised. Eslami folded, while Tehan and Hellmuth called. Racener bet fourth street, getting called by both.

Fifth street is where it got cooking! Racener checked, Tehan bet, and Hellmuth raised. Racener, though, re-raised and really put the heat on Tehan. After a few moments he called, as did Hellmuth for his remaining stack. Sixth street then paired up both Racener and Tehan. Racener, with the lead, bet and really sent Tehan into the tank. After about two minutes, Tehan gave it up and showed    for sevens full!

What a fold it was as Racener tabled a better full house with   . Hellmuth showed   , needing to catch a low card to survive. He slowly peeled it and after a moment, excitedly turned over the   to make a 7-6 low to keep his bracelet hopes alive.

Joe Tehan460,000-140,000
John Racener400,00067,000
Phil Hellmuth330,00085,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 7:50 PM Local Time

Ali Eslami - 8th place

Ali Eslami:    /      /  
Ted Forrest:    /      /  

Ali Eslami completed and Ted Forrest raised, everyone else folded and Eslami put the rest of his chips in. Both players showed split fours but Forrest took a big leap ahead when he made aces up on fourth. Eslami had a chance at the low but could only make a worse two pair and knocked out

Ted Forrest850,00056,000
Ali Eslami0-61,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 7:35 PM Local Time

On the first hand back from dinner break...

Eslami:   / 
Tehan:   /    / 
Hellmuth:   /    / 

After Ali Eslami brought it in, Joe Tehan completed. Phil Hellmuth raised and action folded back to Tehan who called. Both checked fourth street and Hellmuth check-called fifth street. Tehan took the on-board lead on sixth street and bet, getting called by Hellmuth. The same action happened on seventh street and Tehan tabled     for a full house. Hellmuth angrily muttered to himself as he mucked his hand.

Joe Tehan600,000178,000
Phil Hellmuth245,000-199,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 6:24 PM Local Time

We'll be restarting the final table at 8.15pm local time.

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