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2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Saturday, June 24, 2023 to Monday, June 26, 2023

Event #55: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $755,610
  • Entries: 566
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, June 26, 2023 1:46 PM Local Time
Rast Near the Top of the Charts after Scooping Braga

Brian Rast

Brian Rast:    /    
Sergio Braga:    /    
Kyle Hinnerichs:     - folded on fifth street

Sergio Braga brought in and Brian Rast completed with a six, getting calls from Kyle Hinnerichs and Braga.

Rast bet fourth street and received a call from both opponents. He fired again on fifth, folding out Hinnerichs while Braga still made the call.

Both players checked sixth street.

On seventh street Braga bet and Rast raised it to two big bets. Braga quickly made the call.

Neither player had a low and Braga had a full house, twos full of threes. Rast tabled a bigger full house with sixes full of eights to scoop the biggest post of the day so far.

Brian Rast1,475,000605,000
Sergio Braga755,000195,000
Kyle Hinnerichs525,000-650,000
Monday, June 26, 2023 1:32 PM Local Time
Mohamed Building Early

Ahmed Mohamed:   /   
Chris George:   /    - folded on fifth street

Ahmed Mohamed completed and Chris George defended his bring-in.

George called a bet from Mohamed on fourth street, but folded facing another bet on fifth and Mohamed added to his stack.

Ahmed Mohamed620,000345,000
Chris George450,000-150,000
Monday, June 26, 2023 1:24 PM Local Time
Lonnie Heimowitz Eliminated in 17th Place ($5,630)

Lonnie Heimowitz

Scott Numoto:    /    
Lonnie Heimowitz:    /    

Scott Numoto compelted from the bring in and Lonnie Heimowitz raised it to two bets. Numoto made the call.

On fourth street the two players exchanged bets and raises until Heimowitz was all in and at risk.

Neither player made a low. Heimowitz had two pair, queens and sevens but Numoto made trip sixes to scoop the pot and send Heimowitz to the rail.

Scott Numoto850,000185,000
Lonnie Heimowitz0-210,000
Monday, June 26, 2023 1:13 PM Local Time
Darryl Ronconi Eliminated in 18th Place ($5,630)

Darryl Ronconi

Qibang Cheung:    /    
Darryl Ronconi:    /    
Chris George:    /    
Denny Axel:    /    

Four ways on fourth street, Denny Axel bet and Qibang Cheung called. Darryl Ronconi raised and Chris George called all in. Axel re-raised and Cheung again called. Ronconi also called all in for the rest of his chips.

Cheung called bets from Axel on fifth and sixth street and then action checked down on seventh.

George held the     for a flush and the main pot, while Axel took the side and Ronconi was eliminated in 18th place.

James Cheung1,500,000-305,000
Denny Axel700,000-55,000
Chris George600,000455,000
Darryl Ronconi0-210,000
Monday, June 26, 2023 1:00 PM Local Time
Cards in The Air

The Final 18 players have taken their seats and action is now underway!

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 26, 2023 12:39 PM Local Time

In the latest PokerNews highlights video, Dan 'Jungleman' Cates suits up and channels his inner Terminator, as the two-time defending Poker Players' Champion looks for a historic three-peat of victories in the same tournament.

Benny Glaser joins an exclusive club of bracelet winners - is he the UK's greatest of all time? Last but certainly not least, Brazil's Yuri Dzivielevksi celebrates a bracelet win with a CRAZY Brazilian rail.

Watch below!

Monday, June 26, 2023 11:43 AM Local Time
Cheung Leads; Matusow and Rast in The Hunt Going into Day 3 of Event #55: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Brian Rast

Welcome to the third and final day of Event #55: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better here at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas. Out of a field of 566 hopefuls, only 18 are left in contention for the first-place prize of $755,610 and the coveted gold bracelet that awaits the winner at the end of the night.

Entering Day 3 as chip leader is James Cheung, who managed to bag up 1,805,000 last night. The next closest player is Seattle-based player Kao Saechao, who will bring 1,250,000 to battle with on the green felt.

Cheung is a relative unknown in the poker world, having only one other cash on his poker resume from Event #47: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. from a few days ago (wherein he placed 85th for $3,007). Nevertheless, Cheung has guaranteed himself a career-best cash and is currently best positioned to make a run at his first WSOP gold bracelet today.

Also in contention is four-time bracelet winner Mike Matusow and six-time bracelet winner Brian Rast, who is coming hot off a win from this year's $50,000 Poker Players Championship. Both Rast and Matusow are considered top contenders for this year's WSOP Poker Hall of Fame and will surely be looking to pad their poker resumes with a win today.

Day 3 Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1James CheungUnited Kingdom1,805,000
2Kao SaechaoUnited States1,250,000
3Patricia YannuzziUnited States1,240,000
4James JuvancicUnited States1,185,000
5Kyle HinnerichsUnited States1,175,000
6Michael EstesUnited States1,120,000
7Mike MatusowUnited States890,000
8Brian RastUnited States870,000
9Jose Paz-GutierrezBolivia815,000
10Denny AxelUnited States755,000

Play is set to begin at 1 p.m. local time and play down until a winner. Play will resume on level 26, which features a 10,000 ante, a 10,000 bring-in, and 40,000/80,000 limits. Levels will continue to last 60 minutes each and players will get a 15-minute break after every two levels. Any extended breaks will be determined by players and tournament staff.

Be sure to stick with PokerNews as Event #55: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better races toward a final table and the newest WSOP bracelet winner is named!

Monday, June 26, 2023 1:54 AM Local Time
Seat Draw for Day 3
CasinoTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Horseshoe6761Kao SaechaoUnited States1,250,000
Horseshoe6762James CheungUnited Kingdom1,805,000
Horseshoe6763Darryl RonconiUnited States210,000
Horseshoe6764Chris George (NY)United States145,000
Horseshoe6765Denny AxelUnited States755,000
Horseshoe6767Jose Paz-GutierrezBolivia815,000
Horseshoe6773Kyle HinnerichsUnited States1,175,000
Horseshoe6774James JuvancicUnited States1,185,000
Horseshoe6775Sergio BragaBrazil560,000
Horseshoe6776Brian RastUnited States870,000
Horseshoe6777Marcin HoreckiPoland445,000
Horseshoe6778Michael EstesUnited States1,120,000
Horseshoe6781Scott NumotoUnited States665,000
Horseshoe6783Lonnie HeimowitzUnited States210,000
Horseshoe6784Patricia YannuzziUnited States1,240,000
Horseshoe6786Mike MatusowUnited States890,000
Horseshoe6787Timothy FrazinUnited States650,000
Horseshoe6788Ahmed MohamedUnited States275,000