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2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker

Wednesday, June 06, 2012 to Friday, June 08, 2012

Event #15: $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

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  • Buy-in: $5,000
  • Prizepool: $996,400
  • Entries: 212
  • Remaining: 0

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Saturday, June 9, 2012 1:00 AM Local Time

The Mothership.

Todd Brunson and Adam Friedman have been exchanging nominal pots, and they've been chatting all the while. Recently, Friedman sent one of his railbirds to the poker kitchen to grab a sandwich, and when the gentleman returned, Friedman promised to buy him a lap dance later. Brunson and Friedman then starting talking about sports betting, and Friedman told Brunson that his father has been sports betting since he was eight, and has only had two losing years.

Oh yeah, the two are still playing heads up for $269,037 and the WSOP gold bracelet.

Saturday, June 9, 2012 12:52 AM Local Time
Level: 28
Blinds: 50000/100000
Ante: 10000
Saturday, June 9, 2012 12:47 AM Local Time
Brunson:    /      /  
Friedman:    /      /  

Adam Friedman bet out on fourth and Todd Brunson called. Brunson then took over the aggression betting on fifth and sixth. Friedman was not happy on sixth street as he angrily plopped down a call.

Brunson fired again on seventh.

"I was really hoping for a check there," exclaimed Friedman. He peeked at his cards. "Since you've got the flush showing I just call. Sorry."

Friedman tabled     for a straight and was able to scoop the pot against Brunson's pair of kings.

Todd Brunson1,800,000-880,000
Adam Friedman1,300,000350,000
Saturday, June 9, 2012 12:43 AM Local Time
Todd Brunson   /      /  
Adam Friedman   /      /  

After taking their double shots, the two found themselves on fourth street with the same hand. Brunson check-called bets on fourth and fifth, and then check-raised on sixth.

"Wow," Friedman exclaimed when Brunson raised.

He called, Brunson bet in the dark going to seventh, and Friedman called. Brunson turned over     for a flush, but Friedman has a qualifying low with    .

Saturday, June 9, 2012 12:36 AM Local Time

Adam Friedman and Todd Brunson have now ordered two rounds of double vodkas chilled, which are a little more than a shot each, and have chugged them both. Who knows if this will continue and if it does perhaps it will loosen up the play a little in this heads up match.

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Saturday, June 9, 2012 12:32 AM Local Time
Brunson:    /      /  
Friedman:    /      /  

Adam Friedman led out on fourth and fifth and received calls from Todd Brunson. Friedman opted to check on sixth and Brunson took this opportunity to bet out. Friedman called and they both checked seventh.

Brunson flipped up     for kings and was able to scoop the pot.

Todd Brunson2,680,000615,000
Adam Friedman950,000-165,000
Saturday, June 9, 2012 12:25 AM Local Time
Todd Brunson   /   
Adam Friedman   /   

Friedman brought it in, Brunson raised, and Friedman called. Brunson check-folded, and Friedman won the pot.

Brunson   /  
Friedman   /  

Brunson brought it in, Friedman completed, and Brunson folded.

Brunson   /    
Friedman   /    

Brunson brought it in, Friedman completed, and Brunson called. Friedman check-raised on fourth street, Brunson called, and Friedman led out on fifth when he paired. Brunson released. and Friedman took the pot.

Todd Brunson2,065,000-115,000
Adam Friedman1,115,000115,000
Saturday, June 9, 2012 12:12 AM Local Time
Todd Brunson2,180,000600,000
Adam Friedman1,000,000-250,000
Saturday, June 9, 2012 12:10 AM Local Time

John Monnette - 3rd Place

Adam Friedman bet out on fourth street and received a call from John Monnette. Friedman fired again on fifth and Monnette counted out his chips before pushing a raise to the middle. Friedman re-raised and just like that Monnette was all in.

Friedman had    showing on his board and flipped up    in the hole. Monnette rolled his eyes, tabling    as his hole cards. Monnette managed to make two pair, aces and nines, but still could not beat the trip fours of Friedman. Monnette will collect $109,444.

John Monnette0-350,000
Saturday, June 9, 2012 12:05 AM Local Time

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Friday, June 8, 2012 11:56 PM Local Time
Todd Brunson   /      /  
Adam Friedman   /      /  

Friedman brought it in, Brunson completed, and Friedman called. Brunson led out on fourth street, Friedman called, and on fifth street, Friedman check-called a bet. When Friedman paired on sixth, he bet out, and Brunson called.

Friedman led again on seventh, and Brunson quickly raised.

"Wow," Friedman said before calling.

Brunson tabled     for trip fours, and Friedman flashed two pair before mucking.

Todd Brunson1,580,000320,000
Adam Friedman1,250,000-340,000
John Monnette350,00020,000
Friday, June 8, 2012 11:52 PM Local Time
Level: 27
Blinds: 40000/80000
Ante: 10000
Friday, June 8, 2012 11:32 PM Local Time

The players are now on a 20-minute break.

Adam Friedman1,590,000105,000
Todd Brunson1,260,00010,000
John Monnette330,000-170,000
Friday, June 8, 2012 11:29 PM Local Time
Brunson:    /      /  
Monnette:    /      /  

We caught up on fourth street to see Todd Brunson bet out against John Monnette. Monnette called and proceeded to do the same on fifth and sixth. Both players checked on seventh and Brunson flipped up     for a pair of nines.

"I cant believe I can't f***ing beat a pair of nines," remarked Monnette as he slapped his hand into the muck and the pot was pushed to Brunson.

Todd Brunson1,250,000305,000
John Monnette500,000-250,000
Friday, June 8, 2012 11:24 PM Local Time

Doyle Brunson railing his son.

Ten-time WSOP bracelet winner Doyle Brunson is hear to root on his son Todd. Todd is in search of his second WSOP gold bracelet - his first came in 2005, when he won a $2,500 Omaha Hi/Lo event for $255,945. This is Todd's second final table of the 2012 WSOP - he finished seventh in Event 14: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better.

Doyle's 2012 WSOP debut was short-lived when he played in this event, but it's awfully nice to see him here cheering on his son.

Gorillla Gaming
Friday, June 8, 2012 11:17 PM Local Time
Adam Friedman1,485,000-75,000
Todd Brunson945,000-155,000
John Monnette750,000200,000
Friday, June 8, 2012 11:11 PM Local Time
Monnette:    /      /  
Friedman:    /      /  

Both Adam Friedman and John Monnette checked fourth street and Monnette bet out on fifth. Friedman raised and Monnette tossed out a call. They both opted to check sixth and Monnette fired one last bet on seventh. Friedman called but mucked his hand when Monnette flipped up     for a flush which was good enough to scoop.

John Monnette760,000240,000
Friday, June 8, 2012 11:01 PM Local Time

The limits are getting very high (there are only 50 big bets in play) and the play is tightening up considerably.

Todd Brunson   /    
John Monnette   /    

Monnette brought it in, Brunson completed, and Adam Friedman released. On fourth street, Brunson led out, Monnette raised, and Brunson called. On fifth, Brunson check-folded to a bet, and showed a seven in the hole.

Friday, June 8, 2012 10:47 PM Local Time
Todd Brunson   /      /  
John Monnette   /      /  

Adam Friedman brought it in with the   showing, Monnette completed, and Brunson raised. Only Monnette called. Monnette then check-called bets from Brunson on every street, and both players checked on seventh. Brunson rolled over     for jacks and deuces, Monnette mucked, and Brunson pulled in the pot.

Adam Friedman1,560,000110,000
Todd Brunson1,100,00080,000
John Monnette520,000-220,000
Friday, June 8, 2012 10:33 PM Local Time
Level: 26
Blinds: 30000/60000
Ante: 7000
Velo 690x150