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2014 45th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, June 13, 2014 to Sunday, June 15, 2014

Event #30: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $793,800
  • Entries: 588
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, June 15, 2014 8:58 PM Local Time
Calvin Anderson Wins Event #30: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low ($190,538)

Calvin Anderson - 1st Place

Calvin Anderson, ranked as the top online tournament player in the world as recently as last November, just added his first World Series of Poker bracelet to his resume, taking down Event #30: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low. Anderson will pocket $190,538 for his win after defeating fellow American pro Joe Tehan heads up. He defeated a total field of 588 players to claim his win.

Anderson came into the day in good position, second in chips out of the final 12 behind eventual third-place finisher Eric Kurtzman. After a couple of quick eliminations, including Ted Forrest bubbling out, the final table commenced with Anderson fourth out of eight. John Myung and Jimmy Fricke fell early on, with Anderson taking many of Fricke's chips with a low straight before Fricke busted. Short stacks Sanjay Pandya and Melissa Burr headed out the door in sixth and fifth, respectively, before Anderson took out Levon Torosyan in a huge pot with a boat over an ace-high flush.

Anderson then dealt a crushing blow to Kurtzman, scooping him with two pair and then finishing him off shortly thereafter. The Oklahoma native took a big lead into heads-up play, which surprisingly ended in less than an hour as Anderson just kept winning key pots. Tehan had to console himself with second, but he still cashed for well over $100,000.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014 8:30 PM Local Time
Joe Tehan Eliminated in 2nd Place ($118,014)

Joe Tehan - 2nd Place

Joe Tehan got his last few thousand in on the first round of bets.

Calvin Anderson:    

Both had low cards, but Tehan caught bad with the  , while Anderson caught good the   to pair up. On fifth street, both players got a bit of help as Tehan added a pair with   while Anderson added a low draw and straight draw with  . Tehan got another brick on sixth with the  , and Anderson improved to two pair with  .

Tehan impatiently waved the dealer to throw him his last card, and the dealer obliged with the  , ending any hope for a comeback.

Joe Tehan00
Sunday, June 15, 2014 8:25 PM Local Time
Tehan Crippled

Calvin Anderson had the bring-in and Joe Tehan completed. Anderson raised to 60,000 and Tehan made it three bets. Anderson re-raised and Tehan called. On fourth street, Tehan bet and Anderson called before that action was repeated on fifth.

On sixth however, Anderson would bet out with Tehan called before Anderson bet seventh and Tehan called leaving himself just 20,000.

Anderson:    /      /  
Tehan:    /      /  

Anderson tabled his     for a flush as Tehan rechecked his down cards and then sent them to the muck.

Calvin Anderson2,626,000200,000
Joe Tehan20,000-200,000
Sunday, June 15, 2014 8:18 PM Local Time
Level 26 started
Level: 26
Blinds: 30000/60000
Ante: 7000
Sunday, June 15, 2014 8:15 PM Local Time
Anderson Takes Another

Joe Tehan completed with  , and Calvin Anderson raised. Tehan made it three bets, and Anderson went to four. Tehan called, then called bets on every street.

Joe Tehan:   /    / 
Anderson:    /    

Anderson's flush and low was good for a scoop.

Calvin Anderson2,426,000450,000
Joe Tehan220,000-450,000
Sunday, June 15, 2014 8:09 PM Local Time
Tehan Scoops

Calvin Anderson had the bring-in and Joe Tehan called and then bet fourth only to have Anderson raise. Tehan called and Anderson bet fifth and sixth with Tehan calling him down until he bet seventh and Anderson called.

Anderson:    /      /  
Tehan:    /      /  

Tehan tabled his     and scooped the pot with two pair to return to 670,000 in chips.

Calvin Anderson1,976,000-170,000
Joe Tehan670,000170,000
Sunday, June 15, 2014 8:07 PM Local Time
Anderson Gets First Heads-Up Scoop

Calvin Anderson completed with  , and Joe Tehan called with  . Tehan took the betting lead when he caught   against Anderson's  , and he fired again on fifth with the   when Anderson got  . Tehan slowed down on sixth by check-calling, and he check-called the river as well after some thought.

Anderson:    /    
Tehan:   /    / 

Anderson's tens and fours took the pot.

Calvin Anderson2,146,000256,000
Joe Tehan500,000-256,000
Sunday, June 15, 2014 7:56 PM Local Time
Heads-Up Chip Counts

Calvin Anderson and Joe Tehan are back from their break and the cards are in the air with 21 minutes remaining in this level.

Calvin Anderson1,890,000340,000
Joe Tehan756,000-44,000
Sunday, June 15, 2014 7:47 PM Local Time
Short Break

Calvin Anderson and Joe Tehan are taking a short 5-minute break.

Sunday, June 15, 2014 7:45 PM Local Time
Eric Kurtzman Eliminated in 3rd Place ($79,800)

Eric Kurtzman - 3rd place

Eric Kurtzman completed and Calvin Anderson called before Anderson bet fourth and fifth with Kurtzman calling and then raising to 100,000 on fifth. Anderson raised and Kurtzman committed his last 21,000 as each player's board ran out as follows:

Kurtzman:    /      /  
Anderson:    /      /  

With Anderson making kings-up, Kurtzman was sent to the rail in 3rd place for a $79,800 payday.

Sunday, June 15, 2014 7:42 PM Local Time
Kurtzman Gets Scooped, Down to a Few Bets

Calvin Anderson completed with  , and Eric Kurtzman called from the bring-in with  . Kurtzman caught good and bet fourth with the  , while Anderson called before betting fifth and sixth streets.

Anderson:   /    
Kurtzman:   /    

Both players checked the end. Kurtzman announced his board, but Anderson had     for two pair.

Eric Kurtzman230,000-100,000
Sunday, June 15, 2014 7:37 PM Local Time
Straight for Kurtzman

Calvin Anderson and Eric Kurtzman exchanged raises back and forth until it was capped at 125,000. Kurtzman then called 25,000 on fourth before tossing in his last 12,000 on fifth as both player's board ran as follows:

Anderson:    /      /  
Kurtzman:    /      /  

With Kurtzman filling his gutshot, he doubled through to just over 330,000 in chips.

Calvin Anderson1,550,000-190,000
Eric Kurtzman330,000210,000
Sunday, June 15, 2014 7:35 PM Local Time
Kurtzman Takes a Dive

Joe Tehan completed and Eric Kurtzman called before he called bets on fourth and fifth from Tehan before both players checked sixth.

On seventh, Kurtzman bet out and Tehan called.

Tehan:    /      /  
Kurtzman:    /      /  

Kurtzman showed the   and Tehan tabled his     to send Kurtzman's stack tumbling down to 120,000.

Joe Tehan800,000500,000
Eric Kurtzman120,000-280,000
Sunday, June 15, 2014 7:34 PM Local Time
Levon Torosyan Eliminated in 4th Place ($55,319)

Levon Torosyan - 4th Place

Three players saw sixth street:

Calvin Anderson:   /    
Levon Torosyan:   /    
Eric Kurtzman:   /    

Torosyan bet, and Eric Kurtzman folded. Calvin Anderson tossed in a raise, and Torosyan reraised. Anderson put him all in, and Torosyan called.

Torosyan turned over    for an ace-high flush, but Anderson had    for a boat, meaning Torosyan needed to hit a low card to merely survive with a chop. His river card was a  , ending his tournament.

Calvin Anderson1,740,000390,000
Levon Torosyan0-475,000
Sunday, June 15, 2014 7:31 PM Local Time
Final Table Interview: Joe Tehan

Joe Tehan

With over $4 million in tournament winnings including a final table just a few days ago, it might appear to be just another day at the office for Joe Tehan. Make no mistake about it though, he is on a quest to win his first bracelet and today might just be that day. We caught up with Tehan while the players were on break during Event #30: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low.

PokerNews: Congratulations on your final table. You just came off another final table — how are you feeling?

Joe Tehan: You can never feel at ease in these limit tournaments because you can go from out to chip leader in two or three hands. It's a little nerve wracking but what are you going to do? I hope I do better than my fifth place a few days ago.

What's the table like?

To get this point in a tournament you have to know what you are doing. The hard part is a lot of hands just play themselves out. You are just crossing your fingers and hoping you are on the right side of that.

How has the journey to the final table been?

In this tournament I have had huge stacks and been down to nothing. I have been up and down a lot. Sometimes you just go a while and are just chopping and you just never know when you are going to get scooped or when you will do the scooping. I was down to like 1,700 when we were down to 40 players, so I feel like I am free-rolling right now.

How do you feel about your play this summer so far? How is your confidence level?

I always feel like I play good. I am not sure the cards always cooperate though. You don't really have to have any confidence at all. It just doesn't really matter. As long as you know what beats what and know how to play the game, you have just as good a chance to win as anyone.

How is your schedule this summer?

I have played six events so far. I am a little more selective in the events I play. I put myself in all these tournaments, so I have to be more selective. I used to play everything. Now I just want to play the ones with the best value, smaller buy-ins and bigger fields.

Who is your toughest opponent at the table?

Everyone knows what they are doing. Cal (Calvin Anderson), I just met him for the first time and he said he was drafted in the fantasy draft. So he must know what he's doing. I have been observing and he is really sharp. And I don't say that about a lot of people.

Sunday, June 15, 2014 7:18 PM Local Time
Melissa Burr Eliminated in 5th Place ($39,181)

Melissa Burr - 5th place

Melissa Burr had the bring-in and Joe Tehan completed. Burr raised to 50,000 and Tehan made it three bets to go before Burr raised one more time to 100,000 leaving herself just 13,000. Tehan putt Burr all in, and she obliged as both player's board ran out as follows:

Burr:    /      /  
Tehan:    /      /  

With Burr rivering jacks-up, it would be Tehan's river that saw him spike a wheel for the low and a six-high straight for the high to end Burr's tournament in 5th place for a $39,181 payday.

Joe Tehan300,000100,000
Melissa Burr0-108,000
Sunday, June 15, 2014 7:16 PM Local Time
Tehan Left Short as Burr Survives

Levon Torosyan completed with  , and Melissa Burr raised with  . Joe Tehan called with  , while Torosyan made it three-bets, putting Burr all in. She called, as did Tehan. Here's how their boards ran out as Tehan and Torosyan got a couple more bets in before checking the last two streets:

Burr:   /    
Tehan:   /    
Torosyan:   /    

"One pair," Torosyan said, shaking his head as he turned over    . Tehan couldn't beat it though, and Burr had a low with     in the hole, chopping the main pot.

Levon Torosyan475,00055,000
Joe Tehan200,000-170,000
Melissa Burr108,0008,000
Sunday, June 15, 2014 7:08 PM Local Time
Play Resumes

The cards are back in the air!

Sunday, June 15, 2014 7:08 PM Local Time
Level 25 started
Level: 25
Blinds: 25000/50000
Ante: 5000
Sunday, June 15, 2014 6:50 PM Local Time

Players are on a 20-minute break.