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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 3:32 PM Local Time

Ted Forrest:    /      /  
Christopher George:    /      /  

Ted Forrest had fired out on the river and Christopher George tanked before making the call, Forrest turned over     for a boat to scoop a sizeable pot.

Ted Forrest375,000145,000
Christopher George200,000-150,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 3:20 PM Local Time

Bill Chen - 14th Place

Forrest:   /    

After Ted Forrest completed on third street, Bill Chen raised. Forrest called and both checked fourth street. Forrest bet fifth street, getting a call from Chen. A pair of deuces gave Chen the on-board lead on sixth street and the rest of his stack got into the middle.

Chen tabled    for queens up, but Forrest had him beat with    for a straight. Seventh street was dealt and the Forrest flipped over the  , taking away an out from Chen.

The   did nothing for Chen and he's headed to the payout desk in 14th place.

Ted Forrest230,00070,000
Bill Chen0-80,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 3:11 PM Local Time

Bill Chen:    /      /  
John Racener:    /      /  

Racener completed and Bill Chen raised, virtually committing himself while Racener quickly set him in for the rest. Chen looked to be in trouble on fourth but then made fives with a bigger kicker as Racener's board bricked off - fives with an ace queen kicker were good for the entire pot.

John Racener400,000-40,000
Bill Chen80,000-20,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 3:07 PM Local Time

Cyndy Violette - 15th place

Cyndy Violette was short after she paid off David Benyamine's seventh street bet when his board was     , the Frenchman turned over     to scoop as Violette only had     to go with her board of     .

The remaining chips were in as follows:

Violette:    /      /  
Benyamine:    /      /  
Erik Seidel:    /      /  

Beyamine fired on fourth, fifth and sixth before check-calling seventh. Seidel turned over     for a 7-6-3-2-A and a baby flush. Benyamine was about to muck his hand but then realised, "Oh, I've not checked my last card!" he turned over    and then the   to house up for the high.

Violette couldn't beat either of these hands and simply mucked her cards, she goes out in 15th place.

Cyndy Violette0-110,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 3:07 PM Local Time

However, Ted Forrest has finally arrived to do battle after his chair did all the hard work of steering their stack into the money.

Monday, June 20, 2011 2:53 PM Local Time

Ted Forrest is still missing in action.

Monday, June 20, 2011 2:51 PM Local Time

Laak:   /   
Hellmuth:   / 
Savinov:   /   
Violette:   /   

Well, this one had some serious action to start. After Phil Laak brought it in, Phil Hellmuth completed. Mikhail Savinov called, but Cyndy Violette decided to make a stand with her short stack and raised. Laak, though, re-raised. Hellmuth ducked out, Savinov came along, and Violette called all in for another 5,000.

Violette had the lead on fourth street on board, but Laak was first to act and he bet. Savinov called again, but then check-folded on fifth street.

Laak's wheel draw was up against Violette's aces. Sixth street for Cyndy was the   to give her aces up. Laak hit the   on sixth to pair up as well, but his seventh was the  , clinching the hand for Cyndy.

Phil Laak152,000-41,000
Cyndy Violette110,00057,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 2:41 PM Local Time

Chris Tryba - 16th place

Chris Tryba:    /      /  
John Racener:    /      /  
Felipe Ramos:    /      /  

Chris Tryba was all in for his final chips on fifth street with John Racener and Felipe Ramos calling. They checked it down, Ramos showed     for aces up, Racener had     for an 8-6-5-3-2 low. Tryba turned over   , needing a five to scoop, another unpaired low card to take the low or the case king for the high. He bricked them all though and caught a   and became the first player out in the money.

Chris Tryba0-75,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 2:30 PM Local Time

Chen:   /    / 
George:       / 

Chen was the aggressor until sixth street once George paired sixes. Both checked seventh street and Chen shook his head while saying, "Missed."

Chen showed     for just deuces and a missed low draw while George tabled     for sevens up.

Christopher George470,00090,000
Bill Chen24,000-89,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 2:15 PM Local Time
2851Phil Hellmuth
2852Mikhail Savinov
2853Joe Tehan
2854Erik Seidel
2855David Benyamine
2856Cyndy Violette
2857Ali Eslami
2858Phil Laak
2911Ted Forrest (yet to arrive)
2912Bill Chen
2913Chris Tryba
2914Antony Lellouche
2915Christopher George
2916John Racener
2917Felipe Ramos
2918Eric Rodawig
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Monday, June 20, 2011 2:13 PM Local Time

Justin Smith

Justin Smith:    /      /  
Christopher George:    /      /  

Justin Smith raised and Chris George made it two bets, Smith called then check-called fourth. On fifth Smith led out before putting in his last 17,000 on sixth. George called and turned over two pair before bricking the river, Smith squeezed and declared, "It's 50/50..." before disappointedly showing the   instead of a five.

All remaining players are in the money.

Monday, June 20, 2011 2:09 PM Local Time

Phil Hellmuth shows Jon Turner the 4 of clubs, thus busting him out of the tournament.

Jon Turner was the bring in with the   and he completed. Next to act was Phil Hellmuth and he raised with the   showing. Action folded around to Turner and the rest of his chips got into the middle.

Turner:   / 
Hellmuth:   / 

Turner's next three up cards came     to give him kings up. Hellmuth's came    , giving him outs to a flush, straight, low, pretty much the world. He peaked at his seventh street card, determining it was either the   or  . He flashed it to Turner first who was dejected to see the  , giving Hellmuth trips. Turner was not saved by his   on seventh street and is out in 18th place.

Phil Hellmuth394,00062,000
Jon Turner0-44,000
Monday, June 20, 2011 2:04 PM Local Time

Currently we are missing Ted Forrest, Ali Eslami and Joe Tehan - one player from each table.

With the traffic on Flamingo, was it a bad day to carpool?

Monday, June 20, 2011 1:42 PM Local Time

Will this be #12 for Hellmuth?

Welcome to Day 3 of PokerNews' coverage of Event #33. the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship. A starting field of 168 is left with just 18 players, but only 16 will make the money and only one will emerge with the coveted WSOP gold bracelet.

Leading the way into Day 3 is Eric Rodawig with 695,000, but a skilled bunch is hot on his heels. David Benyamine, Ali Eslami, Antony Lellouche, Joe Tehan, John Racener, Ted Forrest, Phil getting the picture? An elite field of poker's finest are still in the hunt. Phil Hellmuth currently sits seventh is chips. Will this be the first non hold'em WSOP event that Hellmuth conquers? Then there is Erik Seidel. His 2011 has been one for the record books. Will he add another bracelet to his collection?

Here are the table and seat assignments:

2791Ali Eslami415,000
2792Eric Rodawig695,000
2793Erik Seidel126,000
2794Antony Lellouche373,000
2796Christopher George350,000
2798Justin Smith86,000
2852Bill Chen113,000
2853Joe Tehan372,000
2855Felipe Ramos331,000
2856Mikhail Savinov101,000
2857Chris Tryba75,000
2858Phil Laak193,000
2911Ted Forrest280,000
2913Cyndy Violette53,000
2914John Racener321,000
2915Jon Turner44,000
2916Phil Hellmuth332,000
2917David Benyamine448,000

Play begins at 3pm local time, about 20 minutes from now, so be sure to keep it here at PokerNews throughout the day for all of the action as it unfolds!