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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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Friday, June 8, 2012 7:00 PM Local Time
Zimnan Ziyard   /     
John Monnette   /   
Nikolai Yakovenko   /      /  

Yakovenko brought it in, Ziyard completed, and Monnette called. Yakovenko called as well, and Ziyard led out on fourth street. Only Yakovenko called. Ziyard led out on fifth, Yakovenko called again, and when Yakovenko paired on sixth, he checked. Ziyard bet, and Yakovenko called.

On seventh, Yakovenko led out for the first time. Ziyard called, and mucked when Yakovenko showed     for trip deuces.

Immediately after the hand, the tournament director on hand asked Yakovenko if he could color up some of his yellow T1,000 chips.

"Not now," Yakovenko responded. "I want to watch the cards."

"Can we do it between hands?" the tournament director asked.

"Let's just do it on a break," Yakovenko told him. "I've recently suffered a brain injury. It's difficult to multi-task."

"He doesn't have to color up," Todd Brunson chimed in.

While all this was happening, Sven Arntzen, Adam Friedman, and John Monnette were involved in a pot.

Arntzen   /      /  
Friedman   /      /  
Monnette   /      /  

On fifth street, the action checked to Arntzen, who bet. Both Friedman, and Monnette called. On sixth, Friedman checked, Monnette bet, and both Arntzen and Friedman called. On seventh, Friedman checked, Monnette bet again, Arntzen called, and Friedman check-raised. Both Monnette and Arntzen called.

Friedman showed     for a flush, Monnette showed     for a sixty-five low, and Arntzen flashed     before mucking.

Yakovenko is still unhappy about being asked to color up, and is requesting an apology from the floor.

Friday, June 8, 2012 6:37 PM Local Time

Zimnan Ziyard called bets by John Monnette on both fourth and fifth street and then put the rest of his money in on sixth street. Ziyard had      showing and tabled    as his down cards. Ziyard pulled an   on seventh street for a seventy-six to go along with his diamond flush, which beat Monnette's pair of aces with a low that did not get there.

Zimnan Ziyard240,000117,000
Friday, June 8, 2012 6:32 PM Local Time
Sven Arntzen   /      /  
John Monnette   /      /  
Nikolai Yakovenko   /   (FOLDED)

Yakovenko brought it in, Arntzen called, and Monnette completed. Only Arntzen called. Monnette check-called a bet on fourth street, and then Arntzen check-called a bet on fifth. Monnette led on sixth, Arntzen raised, and Monnette called.

On seventh, Monnette check-called a bet from Arntzen, who turned over     for a flush and a seventy-six low. Monnette showed    for a six-high straight, and mucked.

Sven Arntzen775,000186,000
John Monnette580,000-184,000
Friday, June 8, 2012 6:14 PM Local Time

The players are now on a 20-minute break.

Adam Friedman852,0000
John Monnette764,0000
Sven Arntzen589,0000
Nikolai Yakovenko578,0000
Todd Brunson278,0000
Zimnan Ziyard123,0000
Friday, June 8, 2012 6:12 PM Local Time

Phil Ivey - 7th place

Ivey:    /      /  
Brunson:    /      /  
Monnette    /    (FOLDED)

Adam Friedman was the bring in showing the   and Phil Ivey completed. John Monnette and Todd Brunson also completed and Friedman folded. Ivey and Monnette checked fourth and Brunson bet out. Ivey called and Monnette got out of the way.

Ivey check-raised all in and Brunson called, showing    while Ivey was ahead with a pair of sevens. Brunson caught a   on seventh street to give him the wheel, which shipped the entire pot his way and sent Ivey packing, his hopes of a ninth bracelet dashed.

Phil Ivey0-68,000
Friday, June 8, 2012 6:01 PM Local Time

Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey:    /      /  
Todd Brunson:    /      /  
Adam Friedman:    /      /  

Ivey completed, moving all in for 9,000, and Brunson and Friedman called. The two players checked it all the way down, and Ivey opened up     for a pair of aces, and Brunson tabled     for a low. The two chopped the pot.

A few hands later...

Friedman   /   (FOLDED)
Ivey   /      /  
Zimnan Ziyard   /      /  

Friedman brought it in, Ivey completed, and Zimnan called. Friedman folded. Ivey led out, moving all in on fourth, and Ziyard called. Ivey's    was ahead of Zimnan's   , and remained so through sixth, where Ivey filled up.

Phil Ivey68,00053,000
Friday, June 8, 2012 5:47 PM Local Time

Phil Ivey

Without playing a hand, Phil Ivey is down to just 15,000 chips.

Phil Ivey15,000-26,000
Friday, June 8, 2012 5:44 PM Local Time

Nikolai Yakovenko

Nikolai Yakovenko recently won a big pot off of John Monnette. We missed the exact action, but Yakovenko made threes full of kings, and Monnette mucked.

John Monnette710,000-167,000
Nikolai Yakovenko500,000130,000
Friday, June 8, 2012 5:41 PM Local Time
Todd Brunson   /   (FOLDED)
Phil Ivey   /      /  
Nikolai Yakovenko   /      /  

Brunson brought it in, Ivey called, and Yakovenko raised. Brunson released, and Ivey called all in, turning over   . Yakovenko opened up   , and had a low by sixth street. When Yakovenko turned over the   on seventh, all Ivey needed to do was pair.

He did. The   was good enough for half the pot, earning him half of the antes and the bring in.

Ivey is visably frustrated at the table, and can't get anything going.

Phil Ivey41,0006,000
Friday, June 8, 2012 5:36 PM Local Time
Sven Artzen   /   (FOLDED)
Phil Ivey   /      /  
Zimnan Ziyard   /      /  

Artzen brought it in, Ivey completed, and Ziyard raised. Only Ivey called. Ivey check-called a bet on fourth street, both players checked on fifth, and Ivey check-called another bet on sixth. Both players checked on seventh, and Ziyard tabled    .

Ivey mucked, and is now severely short stacked.

Zimnan Ziyard200,00070,000
Phil Ivey35,000-65,000
Friday, June 8, 2012 5:28 PM Local Time

Phil Ivey

Adam Friedman   /      /  
Phil Ivey   /      /  

On fourth street, Ivey led out, and Friedman called. Ivey slowed down on fifth, check-calling a bet, and on sixth, both players checked, The two knuckled again on seventh, and Friedman tabled     for a pair of fives with an ace-king-queen kicker. Ivey mucked, and is now our shortstack.

Phil Ivey100,000-55,000
Friday, June 8, 2012 5:27 PM Local Time

Sven Arntzen

Zimnan Ziyard was the bring in with a   showing and was called by Sven Arntzen with the   and Phil Ivey with the  . Ziyard checked fourth street and Arntzen bet out. Ivey called and Ziyard mucked.

Ivey checked fifth street and Arntzen continued with the aggression, causing Ivey to muck his hand and Arntzen to drag in the pot.

Sven Arntzen610,00010,000
Phil Ivey155,000-30,000
Zimnan Ziyard130,000-50,000
Friday, June 8, 2012 5:23 PM Local Time
Todd Brunson   /     
Zimnan Ziyard   /     

Brunson and Ziyard were heads up on fourth street, where Brunson check-called a bet. Both players knuckled on fifth, and Brunson led out on sixth. Ziyard released, and Brunson showed    for tens and eights.

Friday, June 8, 2012 5:20 PM Local Time
John Monnette877,00062,000
Adam Friedman768,00061,000
Sven Arntzen600,000-45,000
Nikolai Yakovenko370,00027,000
Todd Brunson200,000-59,000
Phil Ivey185,000-45,000
Zimnan Ziyard180,000-23,000
Friday, June 8, 2012 5:17 PM Local Time

Bryn Kenney - 8th place

Phil Ivey:    /   (FOLDED)
Bryn Kenney:    /    
John Monnette:    /    

Ivey brought it in with the  , Kenney completed with the  , and Monnette raised. Ivey released, and Kenney called. On fourth, Kenney led out. Monnette raised, and Kenney called.

Kenney got the rest of his chips in on fifth street, and turned over    for a pair of eights. Monnette was rolled up with    however. Kenney needed an eight or running queens, sixes or aces to make a better high, or running low cards to split the pot. He was dealt running jacks however, and is our eigth-place finisher.

John Monnette815,000129,000
Bryn Kenney0-128,000
Friday, June 8, 2012 5:08 PM Local Time
Friday, June 8, 2012 5:05 PM Local Time
: Friedman:    /      /  
Kenney:    /    (FOLDED)
Monnette:    /    (FOLDED)
Yakovenko:    /      /  

Picking up the action on fourth street, Adam Friedman, Bryn Kenney, and John Monnette checked to Nikolai Yakovenko who bet out. Friedman tossed out a raise and Kenney and Monnette sent both of their hands sailing into the muck. Yakovenko called and bet out when Friedman checked fifth. Friedman called on fifth and called once again on sixth.

The players got their seventh card and Yakovenko bet out one last time. Friedman called and showed     for a pair of queens which took the high. Yakovenko showed     for a seventy-six low and the two chopped the pot.

Adam Friedman780,00073,000
John Monnette620,000-66,000
Nikolai Yakovenko370,00027,000
Bryn Kenney100,000-28,000
Friday, June 8, 2012 4:58 PM Local Time
Sven Arntzen   /      /  
Adam Friedman   /    (FOLDED)
Bryn Kenney   /      /  
Zimnan Ziyard   /     (FOLDED)

Ziyard brought it in with the  , Arntzen called, and Friedman completed. Kenney, Ziyard, and Arntzen all called. On fourth street, Arntzen led out, and Kenney and Ziyard called. On fifth, Arntzen led out again, but this time only Kenney called.

Kenney called bets on sixth and seventh as well, but mucked when Arntzen tabled    .

Sven Arntzen645,00096,000
Bryn Kenney128,000-79,000
Friday, June 8, 2012 4:40 PM Local Time

The players are on a 20-minute break.

Adam Friedman707,0000
John Monnette686,0000
Sven Arntzen549,0000
Nikolai Yakovenko343,0000
Todd Brunson259,0000
Phil Ivey230,0000
Bryn Kenney207,0000
Zimnan Ziyard203,0000
Friday, June 8, 2012 4:38 PM Local Time

Brian Twete - 9th place

Friedman:    /      /  
Arntzen:    /      /  
Twete:    /      /  

We picked up the action on fifth street when Brian Twete led out with a bet. Sven Arntzen called and Adam Friedman pushed out a raise. Twete announced and three-bet and Arntzen called once again. Friedman four-bet only to have Twete cap the action with a five-bet. The five-bet received two callers and on sixth Twete bet out again and had Arntzen call. Friedman raised and Twete called all in. Arntzen called and the three were off to seventh street.

Arntzen and Friedman both checked seventh and Arntzen showed     for kings up. Friedman showed     for a seventy-six low and Twete flipped up     for the losing hand on both ends.

Twete will take home $21,392 for finishing in 9th place.

Adam Friedman707,00047,000
Sven Arntzen549,000129,000
Brian Twete0-290,000