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2013 44th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 to Friday, June 14, 2013

Event #23: $2,500 Seven Card Stud

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $559,650
  • Entries: 246
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, June 14, 2013 5:59 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Scott Seiver835,000-45,000
Freddie Ellis447,000207,000
David Chiu350,000-20,000
Frank Kassela102,000-18,000
Michael Mizrachi63,000-17,000
Gary Benson43,000-17,000
Friday, June 14, 2013 5:56 PM Local Time
Matthew Ashton Eliminated in 7th Place ($18,266)

Matthew Ashton - 7th place

On the 44th hand of the final table we found Scott Seiver completing before Freddie Ellis made the call. Matthew Ashton called all-in for his last 17,000 before Seiver bet fourth with Ellis calling before he took the lead on fifth.

Seiver called, and then bet sixth before Ellis raised to 48,000. Seiver made the call and then both players checked seventh.

Seiver:    /      /  
Ellis:    /      /  
Ashton:    /      /  

Ellis tabled his     for trip fives to prompt a fold from Seiver as Ashton fluashed his     for jacks-up. Unfortunately for Ashton he wouldn't be able to improve on his 2nd and 3rd places this series as he headed to the rail in 7th place for a $18,266 payday.

Matthew Ashton0-23,000
Friday, June 14, 2013 5:47 PM Local Time
Ashton Struggling

Scott Seiver completed and Matthew Ashton defended his bring-in before both players checked fourth. On fifth, Seiver bet and Ashton mucked leaving himself just 23,000 in chips.

Seiver:    /    
Ashton:    /     (folded on fifth)

Matthew Ashton23,000-117,000
Friday, June 14, 2013 5:39 PM Local Time
Level 22 started
Level: 22
Blinds: 12000/24000
Ante: 3000
Friday, June 14, 2013 5:38 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Scott Seiver880,000195,000
David Chiu370,000-75,000
Freddie Ellis240,00075,000
Frank Kassela120,000-45,000
Michael Mizrachi80,000-30,000
Matthew Ashton70,000-70,000
Gary Benson60,000-44,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, June 14, 2013 5:26 PM Local Time
Chiu Fills Up on Mizrachi

David Chiu completed only to have Michael Mizrachi two-bet next to act. Chiu made the call before checking fourth as Mizrachi bet out. Chiu responded by raising and Mizrachi called before calling a bet on fifth before he took the lead with a 20,000-chip bet on sixth.

Chiu:    /      /  
Mizrachi:    /      /  

On seventh Mizrachi bet 20,000 and Chiu raised to 40,000. Mizrachi went into the tank for a few minutes before making the call.

Chiu tabled his     for a full house and Mizrachi mucked his hand to slip to 110,000 as Chiu moved to nearly 450,000 in chips.

David Chiu445,000190,000
Michael Mizrachi110,000-128,000
Friday, June 14, 2013 5:16 PM Local Time
Adam Friedman Eliminated in 8th Place ($14,086)

Adam Freidman - 8th place

On the 24th hand of the final table we found David Chiu completing before Adam Friedman brought-in and then two-bet. Chiu made the call before check-calling a bet on fourth before Friedman was all in on fifth with Chiu calling.

Friedman:    /    
Chiu:    /    

With Friedman in the lead, he would unfortunately see Chiu catch the   to give him a straight while he himself found the  . Needing only a seven to remain alive, Friedman squeezed out the   and would be forced to the rail in 8th place for a $14,086 payday as Chiu scooped the pot to move to 255,000 in chips.

David Chiu255,00015,000
Adam Friedman0-90,000
Friday, June 14, 2013 5:08 PM Local Time
Seiver Continues to Crush

Catching the action on fourth street Gary Benson bet out only to have Scott Seiver raise. Benson made the call before both players checked fifth street. On sixth Benson led for 20,000 and Seiver called before he bet out on seventh to force a fold from Benson.

Benson:    /      /  
Seiver:    /      /  

With that pot, Seiver has now extended his lead to nearly 700,000 in chips after getting Benson to lay down kings-up.

Scott Seiver685,000165,000
Gary Benson104,000-121,000
Friday, June 14, 2013 4:58 PM Local Time
Trips for Ellis

On the 13th hand of the final table we found Michael Mizrachi completing only to be met with a Freddie Ellis two-bet. Mizrachi called before calling bets on fourth and fifth before folding to a 20,000-chip Ellis bet on sixth.

Mizrachi:    /     
Ellis:    /     

As ellis was pushed the pot, he flashed his    for trips while Mizrachi slipped to 238,000 in chips.

Friday, June 14, 2013 4:55 PM Local Time
Full House for Seiver

Scott Seiver completed and David Chiu called before Adam Friedman two bet. Both Seiver and Chiu called before Seiver fired out on fourth with only Chiu calling. Seiver bet fifth and sixth with Chiu calling and then raising on the later street. Seiver called and then check-called 20,000 on seventh.

Seiver:    /      /  
Chiu:    /      /  
Friedman:    /    (folded on fourth)

Seiver tabled his     for a full house as Chiu mucked while stating that he had a full house also with fives-full.

With this pot, Seiver is now well out in front with a whopping 520,000 in chips.

Scott Seiver520,000155,000
David Chiu240,000-125,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, June 14, 2013 4:49 PM Local Time
Seiver Climbs to Equal Chip Lead

Scott Seiver

Adam Friedman completed and both Gary Benson and Scott Seiver made the call before Seiver bet out on fourth. Friedman folded, but Benson made the call before both players checked fifth. Seiver fired out 20,000 on sixth and seventh with Benson calling both times.

Friedman:    /    (folded on fourth)
Benson:    /      /  
Seiver:    /      /  

Seiver tabled his     for two pair to take the pot and move into equal chip lead.

Scott Seiver365,00082,000
Gary Benson267,000-77,000
Friday, June 14, 2013 4:41 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
David Chiu365,000145,000
Gary Benson344,000-21,000
Michael Mizrachi297,00032,000
Scott Seiver283,00023,000
Frank Kassela182,0002,000
Matthew Ashton161,000-79,000
Adam Friedman111,00016,000
Freddie Ellis110,000-37,000
Friday, June 14, 2013 4:41 PM Local Time
Level 21 started
Level: 21
Blinds: 10000/20000
Ante: 2000
Friday, June 14, 2013 4:18 PM Local Time
Break Time

The final eight players are heading on a 20-minute break.

Friday, June 14, 2013 4:17 PM Local Time
Flush for Chiu

Matthew Ashton completed and both David Chiu and Michael Mizrachi called before Chiu fired out on fourth and fifth with Ashton and Mizrachi each calling. On sixth street Mizrachi bet out 16,000 and only Chiu made the call before he bet seventh with Mizrachi calling.

Ashton:    /      /  
Chiu:    /      /  
Mizrachi:    /      /  

Chiu tabled his    /   for a flush to take the pot and surge into the chip lead.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, June 14, 2013 4:15 PM Local Time
Friedman Doubles

On the fifth hand of the final table, David Chiu completed and Adam Friedman called. On fourth Friedman bet out only to be raised by Chiu. Friedman called before moving all in for 22,000 as Chiu bet-called.

Chiu:    /    
Friedman:    /    

With Chiu ahead with his split pair of kings, Friedman would have a split pair of deuces and a flush draw.

Chiu collected the   on sixth as Friedman found the  . On seventh Chiu's hand didn't changed when he found the  , but Friedman picked up the   to improve to two-pair to double through to roughly 100,000 in chips.

David Chiu220,000-93,000
Adam Friedman95,00035,000
Friday, June 14, 2013 4:12 PM Local Time
Two Pair for Ellis

Michael Mizrachi completed and Freddie Ellis made the call before calling a bet on fourth before he took the lead on fifth and sixth.

Mizrachi:    /      /  
Ellis:    /      /  

On seventh street both players checked with Mizrachi flashing his    only to be out-done by Ellis and his     for threes-up.

Michael Mizrachi265,000-55,000
Freddie Ellis147,00062,000
Friday, June 14, 2013 4:10 PM Local Time
Final Table Line-Up

Final Table

Here is how the final table sits.

SeatPlayerChip Count
1David Chiu313,000
2Michael Mizrachi320,000
3Freddie Ellis85,000
4Adam Friedman60,000
5Gary Benson365,000
6Matthew Ashton240,000
7Frank Kassela180000
8Scott Seiver260,000
Gary Benson365,000-13,000
Michael Mizrachi320,000-40,000
David Chiu313,00083,000
Scott Seiver260,00021,000
Matthew Ashton240,00010,000
Frank Kassela180,000100,500
Freddie Ellis85,000-39,000
Adam Friedman60,0000
Friday, June 14, 2013 3:58 PM Local Time
Seat 1: David Chiu (313,000 in chips)

David Chiu

David Chiu is one of the most accomplished poker players in the world. Chiu not only is one of the greats, but also one of the nicest people on the tour whether you're a fellow player, railbird or media member.

With an amassed $7.4 million in lifetime earnings, Chiu currently sits equal 13th on the all-time WSOP cashes leaderboard with 56. However Chiu will be looking to join an elusive group of individuals that have 5 bracelets that include Daniel Negreanu, John Juanda, Jeffrey Lisandro and Stu Unger.

Holding an impressive 313,000 in chips, Chiu will be a force to watch out for at this final table, and mixed with his years of experience and nice-guy attitude, players will want to stay out of Chiu's way.

Friday, June 14, 2013 3:57 PM Local Time
Seat 2: Michael Mizrachi (320,000 in chips)

Michael Mizrachi

Although his poker career has been at times crowded by some controversy, it is hard to argue that Michael Mizrachi isn't one of the greats of this generation. With two WPT wins early in his career, it wouldn't be until 2010 that he broke out at the WSOP capturing his first bracelet with a win in the Poker Players Championship.

Mizrachi would travel to Europe and win gold there before returning in 2012 to repeat in the Poker Players Championship to stand alone with many greats as having three gold bracelets. Throw in 31 WSOP cashes and $14.4 million in lifetime earnings and you already have one of the best poker resumes out there.

However if Mizrachi can motor his XXXX chip stack here today and claim his 4th gold bracelet to join the likes of David Chiu, Mike Matusow, Huck Seed and Amarillo Slim, he will forever have his name etched in the WSOP record books for being one of the best all round poker players.

Playtika - Jason Alexander