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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 6:24 PM Local Time
Eric Rodawig1,855,000155,000
David Benyamine918,000178,000
Ted Forrest794,000-106,000
Phil Hellmuth444,000-96,000
Joe Tehan422,00042,000
John Racener333,00033,000
Mikhail Savinov203,0003,000
Ali Eslami61,000-99,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 6:22 PM Local Time

Antony Lellouche - 9th place

Lellouche:   /   
Rodawig:   /   
Forrest:   /    - folded

Eric Rodawig's completion was called by Antony Lellouche and Ted Forrest. All three checked fourth street and Lellouche bet his pair of kings on fifth. Forrest folded, Rodawig raised, and the the rest of Lellouche's chips made their way into the pot. He showed    under, while Rodawig tabled    for a pair of aces.

Sixth street gave both two pair. Rodawig caught the   to make aces up. Lellouche was dealt the   for kings up.

Rodawig's seventh-street card was the  , giving Lellouche a chance to fill up. However, he flipped over the   and is out in ninth place.

Monday, June 20, 2011 6:06 PM Local Time
Eric Rodawig1,700,000-20,000
Ted Forrest900,000390,000
David Benyamine740,000-52,000
Phil Hellmuth540,0005,000
Joe Tehan380,000-95,000
John Racener300,000-53,000
Mikhail Savinov200,0000
Ali Eslami160,000-155,000
Antony Lellouche120,000-38,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 6:01 PM Local Time

David Benyamine:    /      /  
Antony Lellouche:    /      /  

Benyamine had completed, Lellouche raised and Benyamine made it three bets to set him in. Lellouche was behind but when he caught the wheel on sixth, Benyamine needed a queen or the case ace to chop the pot but he bricked instead.

It's still nine-handed here.

Monday, June 20, 2011 5:47 PM Local Time

Phil Hellmuth had the bring in, Ted Forrest, David Benyamine and John Racener all called before Antony Lellouche completed. Hellmuth folded, Forrest made it two bets, shutting out Benyamine and Racener before the Frenchman made it three bets. Forrest called and the rest of Lellouche's chips went in on fourth.

Lellouche:    /      /  
Forrest:    /      /  

Forrest was freerolling by sixth street but he bricked on the end as Lellouche's two pair held up for the high hand to split the pot with his opponent

Monday, June 20, 2011 5:38 PM Local Time

Rodawig:   /    / 
Savinov:   /    / 

Eric Rodawig was the bring in with the   and after an Ali Eslami (7h) completion and Ted Forrest (Jh) call, Mikhail Savinov raised. Action folded to Rodawig and he re-raised, getting folds from everyone except Savinov.

Savinov bet fourth street and was called by Rodawig. The rest of the way, Savinov check-called bets from Rodawig who tabled     for a flush. Savinov couldn't beat it, surrendering the pot to Rodawig.

Eric Rodawig1,720,000200,000
Mikhail Savinov200,000-213,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 5:33 PM Local Time

Rodawig:   /    / 
Forrest:   /    / 

Rodawig bet every street with Forrest check-calling on fourth and fifth and calling on sixth. Rodawig's seventh-street bet, though, forced a fold from Forrest.

Eric Rodawig1,520,000120,000
Ted Forrest510,000-170,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 5:13 PM Local Time

David Benyamine

David Benyamine:    /      /  
John Racener:    /     FOLDED
Joe Tehan:    /      /  

Joe Tehan completed with Benyamine and Racener calling. It was checked around on fourth before Benyamine bet his aces on fifth, Racener folded but Tehan called and then called another bet on sixth before seventh was checked down. Benyamine showed     for trip aces and Tehan missed what we presume was his low draw, allowing the Frenchman to scoop the pot.

Monday, June 20, 2011 5:04 PM Local Time

For the unofficial final table of nine:

1Ali Eslami315,000
2Joe Tehan475,000
3Phil Hellmuth535,000
4Ted Forrest680,000
5Mikhail Savinov413,000
6David Benyamine792,000
7John Racener353,000
8Eric Rodawig1,400,000
9Antony Lellouche158,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 4:54 PM Local Time

Felipe Ramos - 10th place

Ramos:   /    / 
Forrest:   /    / 

Felipe Ramos got his his stack of 103,000 into the middle on third street with a pair of sixes against Ted Forrest's aces. Unfortunately for Ramos, he failed to improve his pair while Forrest made aces up on seventh street.

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Monday, June 20, 2011 4:50 PM Local Time

Mikhail Savinov:    /      /  
David Benyamine:    /      /  

Mikhail Savinov raised and David Benyamine made it two bets, the Russian called and both checked fourth street before Savinov check-called bets on fifth and sixth with both players checking seventh.

Benyamine showed     for queens and Savinov could only flip     meaning the Frenchman scooped another pot.

Monday, June 20, 2011 4:43 PM Local Time

Christopher George - 10th place

George:   /    
Rodawig   /    

Picking up the action fourth street, Christopher George bet his pair of fours. Eric Rodawig called and the action was the same of fifth street. Once sixth street hit, the rest of George's remaining stack got into the middle. He showed    for a pair of fours and a low draw, while Rodawig tabled    for a pair of aces.

Rodawig flipped over seventh street first, the  . Despite having many outs to a scoop or chop, George found no help from the   and is out in tenth place.

Eric Rodawig1,510,000310,000
Christopher George0-209,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 4:36 PM Local Time

Felipe Ramos:    /      /  
Eric Rodawig:    /      /  

Felipe Ramos had the bring in and completed, Eric Rodawig then raised and Ramos made the call. The rest of the chips went in on fourth street and Ramos needed to catch, he made aces but Rodawig made trip queens at the same time.

On sixth Ramos caught a low draw and Rodawig bricked seventh before Ramos pulled out another ace for the scoop. He high-fived his rail and celebrated before promptly being given a one hand penalty for excessive celebration, much to the bemusement of some of the players on the table.

Eric Rodawig1,200,000-77,000
Felipe Ramos200,000111,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 4:21 PM Local Time
Eric Rodawig1,277,0000
David Benyamine700,0000
Phil Hellmuth566,0000
Ali Eslami418,0000
Mikhail Savinov402,0000
John Racener398,0000
Ted Forrest394,0000
Joe Tehan389,0000
Antony Lellouche238,0000
Christopher George209,0000
Felipe Ramos89,0000
Monday, June 20, 2011 4:16 PM Local Time

Phil Laak - 12th place

Tehan :   /   - folded
Seidel:   /    / 
Benyamine:   /    / 
Laak:   /    / 

Joe Tehan was the bring in with the   and Erik Seidel completed. David Benyamine called, as did Phil Laak and Tehan. On fourth street, Tehan and Seidel checked to Benyamine who bet. Laak raised, chasing out Tehan. Seidel called all in and after another raise or two from Benyamine and Laak, both Seidel and Laak were all in for their tournament lives.


Benyamine was rolled up and it got even better when he caught the   on fifth street to make a full house.

Seidel made two pair on fifth and had a chance to make a better full house than Benyamine on seventh. Laak, meanwhile, made queens up on sixth. Both had chances to make a better full house on seventh, but both came up short (Seidel  , Laak  ) and have been eliminated.

David Benyamine700,000210,000
Phil Laak0-160,000
Erik Seidel0-50,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 4:06 PM Local Time

The players are on a 20-minute break. FYI, Erik Seidel and Phil Laak both eliminated on same hand by David Benyamine. Details shortly...

Monday, June 20, 2011 4:05 PM Local Time

Christopher George

Eric Rodawig:    /    FOLDED
Ted Forrest:    /      /  
Christopher George:    /      /  

Eric Rodawig had the bring in, Forrest and George limped in before it was checked to George on fourth and he bet. Rodawig folded but Forrest called. George then bet fifth and sixth before check-raising on seventh.

Forrest made the call and showed     for a low, George flipped     for aces up for the high. Chop it up boys.

Monday, June 20, 2011 3:45 PM Local Time
Phil Hellmuth515,0005,000
David Benyamine490,000-90,000
Ali Eslami440,00043,000
Mikhail Savinov405,00091,000
Joe Tehan390,000-70,000
Phil Laak160,0008,000
Erik Seidel50,0006,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 3:41 PM Local Time
Eric Rodawig1,320,000110,000
John Racener420,00020,000
Antony Lellouche290,000-33,000
Ted Forrest220,000-155,000
Christopher George155,000-45,000
Felipe Ramos110,000-35,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 3:37 PM Local Time

Eric Rodawig:    /      /  
Felipe Ramos:    /      /  

Ramos check-called bets on sixth and seventh but got scooped when Rodawig turned over     for a flush and a 7-6-5-2-A low.

Rodawig then picked up another pot from Ted Forrest to climb even higher.

Eric Rodawig1,210,000380,000
Felipe Ramos145,000-95,000