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2019 50th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Monday, June 17, 2019 to Thursday, June 20, 2019

$10,000 Seven Card Stud (Event #41)

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $827,200
  • Entries: 88
  • Remaining: 0

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Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:51 AM Local Time
John Hennigan Wins Sixth Career Bracelet in Event #41: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship!

John Hennigan

A champion has been crowned.

John Hennigan, regarded as one of the best Seven Card Stud players on the planet is the most recent 2019 World Series of Poker bracelet winner, having just topped a field of 88 of the world's best in Event #41: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship to earn a first place prize of $245,451.

When asked what this bracelet meant to him, Hennigan said it was a little more special than the other ones as he's always fancied himself to be a very good stud player. However, Hennigan wasn't the only world class player at what proved to be a star-studded final table; only one of the eight players to make the final table entered the day without a bracelet.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1John HenniganUnited States$245,451
2Daniel NegreanuCanada$151,700
3David "ODB" BakerUnited States$104,416
4Mikhail SeminRussia$73,810
5David SingerUnited States$53,621
6Chris TrybaUnited States$40,066
7Frank KasselaUnited States$30,817
8Frankie O'DellUnited States$24,419

Final Table Recap

The tournament found itself down to the final table of eight players nearing the end of Day 2 in what was supposed to be a four-day tournament. At the very end of the day, Frankie O'Dell was eliminated and the final seven players returned today for Day 3 to compete for nearly a quarter-million dollars, a WSOP bracelet, and the title of being Seven Card Stud World Champion.

Hennigan entered the day fourth in chips, with eventual runner up Daniel Negreanu coming into the day as chip leader and starting fast. Third place finisher David "ODB" Baker also got off to a hot start, taking over the chip lead during the first level of play. Baker secured the first two knockouts of the day, making queens up to best the sevens up of Frank Kassela (seventh place) and later making queens up again to send Chris Tryba (sixth place) to the rail.

Two-time bracelet winner David Singer (fifth place) was next to go, getting eliminated less than ten minutes after Tryba after hanging around with a short stack for around an hour before finally succumbing to elimination.

It was over two hours later that the next elimination occurred. Mikhail Semin, who was the sixth-place finisher of Event #29: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship for $71,505, continued his run of short-stacked survival, winning numerous all ins over the two-plus hours it took before his luck ran out and he finished in fourth place. Much like Singer and Tryba being eliminated in rapid succession, Baker was eliminated just four minutes after Semin when his pair of fours was unable to improve beyond Negreanu's sixes.

Then the battle began. Hennigan entered heads-up play with a stack of 1.5 million, roughly 40 percent of Negreanu's 3.7 million. Within 20 minutes, Hennigan had won several pots and stacks were even. The next 15 minutes saw Hennigan extend his chip lead and to that point, it seemed like he could run away with the tournament. However, Negreanu battled back and over the next two-plus hours, the two went back and forth, taking turns as chip leader without either player getting too far ahead of the other before stacks were all of a sudden even, again.

With about ten minutes left in what would be the penultimate level of the night, the momentum started to swing in Hennigan's favor and he would never look back. He won a big pot with two pair, aces up, and proceeded to win several pots afterward. After a match that never saw a commanding chip lead, Hennigan found himself eclipse the four-million chip mark and it wasn't much longer before Negreanu was under one million.

The final two hands of the night put an exclamation mark on the tournament. Hennigan found himself in a hand where he was able to get two bets in on both fifth and sixth streets before betting on seventh street and forcing Negreanu to fold, leaving himself with under two big bets in his stack. A couple of hands later, Negreanu was all in and ended up with a pair of fours that was no match to Hennigan's aces up.

After the tournament, Hennigan gave all the credit in the world to Negreanu. "It was a very tough duel, especially for me," Hennigan said in an interview. "He played so well, he really did not get what he deserved there. He made every right decision and it was just bad luck for him there at the end." Hennigan said he felt like he played a great tournament up until the end but that he really needed luck when the tournament reached heads-up play.

Fortunately for Hennigan, luck was on his side. However, Hennigan is far more focused on the meaning of this victory. Having already won five bracelets prior, he had already felt happy with what he had accomplished in his career. "This is just a sentimental thing, (winning) the stud (bracelet). I'm happier with this than I would be with any other, to be honest with you."

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:43 PM Local Time
Daniel Negreanu Eliminated in 2nd Place ($151,700)

Daniel Negreanu

John Hennigan completed on his nine and Daniel Negreanu elected to call. On fourth street, Hennigan pushed in a bet that was quickly called by Negreanu. Hennigan continued to fire on fifth, again Negreanu called. Hennigan fired on sixth and Negreanu called all in for his final 55,000.

Daniel Negreanu:    /      /  
John Hennigan:    /      /  

Hennigan tabled    for two pair and Negreanu turned over    for a pair of sailboats with a flush draw. Hennigan flipped over his seventh card and revealed the  .

The crowd started to cheer as fan-favorite Negreanu was drawing live but the cheers turned into silence as Negreanu peeled off a   which changed nothing and he was eliminated in second place.

Congratulations to John Hennigan on winning his sixth WSOP bracelet and $245,451!

A full recap of the tournament is coming shortly.

John Hennigan5,280,000235,000
Daniel Negreanu0-235,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:34 PM Local Time
Hennigan Leaves Negreanu On Fumes

John Hennigan

John Hennigan was the bring in. Daniel Negreanu completed and Hennigan made it two bets to go. Negreanu called. On fourth street, Negreanu check-called a bet from Hennigan. He then check-raised on fifth street and Hennigan called.

On sixth street, Negreanu continued with another bet and was met with a raise by Hennigan. He made the call and then checked to Hennigan on seventh street, who bet. After a couple minutes in the tank, Negreanu relinquished his hand, leaving himself with under two big bets in his stack.

John Hennigan:    /      /  
Daniel Negreanu:    /      /  

John Hennigan5,045,000645,000
Daniel Negreanu235,000-665,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:22 PM Local Time
Hennigan Drops Negreanu Under a Million

Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu completed on his king and John Hennigan pushed in two. Negreanu called and elected to lead on fourth, Hennigan called.

Hennigan fired in a bet on fifth and Negreanu thought for a brief moment before throwing his hand into the muck, shipping the pot to Hennigan.

Daniel Negreanu:    /    
John Hennigan:    /    

John Hennigan4,400,000300,000
Daniel Negreanu900,000-300,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:16 PM Local Time
Hennigan Over Four Million

John Hennigan

Daniel Negreanu was the bring in. John Hennigan completed and Negreanu defended. Hennigan then bet out on fourth and fifth with Negreanu calling both streets before action checked through sixth- and seventh streets to showdown.

Daniel Negreanu:    /      /  
John Hennigan:    /      /  

Hennigan tabled     for aces up and won the pot, bringing his stack to more than four million chips.

John Hennigan4,100,000300,000
Daniel Negreanu1,200,000-300,000
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:09 PM Local Time
Level 23 started
Level: 23
Blinds: 60,000/120,000
Ante: 15,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:58 PM Local Time
Hennigan Increases His Lead

John Hennigan was the bring in and Daniel Negreanu completed. Hennigan reraised and Negreanu called. Negreanu then check-called Hennigan's bet on fourth street before check-folding to another bet on fifth.

John Hennigan:    /    
Daniel Negreanu:    /     (folded on fifth)

A couple of hands later, Hennigan again was the bring in and Negreanu completed. Hennigan reraised again and Negreanu called. On fourth street, Negreanu check-called a bet from Hennigan. Both players then checked all the way to showdown.

John Hennigan:    /      /  
Daniel Negreanu:    /      /  

Hennigan tabled     and Negreanu was unable to beat his pair of nines as he took down the pot.

John Hennigan3,800,000400,000
Daniel Negreanu1,500,000-400,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:51 PM Local Time
Hennigan Starts to Grind Negreanu Down

Daniel Negreanu completed on his queen and John Hennigan bumped it up. Negreanu called and the check-called on fourth. Negreanu bet on fifth, being called by Hennigan who led out on sixth and Negreanu chucked his.

Daniel Negreanu:    /      /  
John Hennigan:    /      /  

John Hennigan3,400,000300,000
Daniel Negreanu1,900,000-300,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:47 PM Local Time
The Roller Coaster Continues

Daniel Negreanu was the bring in with a ten. John Hennigan completed with a jack and Negreanu called. Hennigan bet on fourth street and Negreanu called. Negreanu then bet on fifth and sixth street with Hennigan calling before he put in a bet in the dark on seventh. Hennigan received his final card and checked it before putting in a raise that Negreanu called.

Daniel Negreanu:    /      /  
John Hennigan:    /      /  

Hennigan tabled     for aces up and Negreanu mucked. For the time being, Hennigan has regained the chip lead.

John Hennigan3,100,000500,000
Daniel Negreanu2,200,000-500,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:43 PM Local Time
Negreanu Bounces Back to Snatch the Lead

Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu:    /      /  
John Hennigan:    /      /  

Daniel Negreanu completed and pushed in bets on all streets with John Hennigan calling down until showdown. Negreanu turned over     for aces up and Hennigan chucked his cards into the middle, shipping Negreanu a pot.

Daniel Negreanu2,700,000300,000
John Hennigan2,600,000-300,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:38 PM Local Time
Hennigan's Turn

John Hennigan was the bring in. Daniel Negreanu completed and Hennigan called. Negreanu check-called a bet from Hennigan on fourth street. He then bet on fifth and was called by Hennigan. On sixth, he bet again and Hennigan raised. Negreanu made the call and then check-called a bet on seventh street.

Daniel Negreanu:    /      /  
John Hennigan:     /     

Hennigan's straight took down the pot as he took his turn regaining the chip lead.

John Hennigan2,900,000700,000
Daniel Negreanu2,400,000-700,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:35 PM Local Time
Hennigan Deflates Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu completed on his four and John Hennigan bumped it to two. Negreanu made it three bets and Hennigan jumped along for the ride. Hennigan bet his duck on fourth street and continued to fire on all streets.

Daniel Negreanu:    /      /  
John Hennigan:    /      /  

Negreanu called on all streets and Hennigan tabled     for a full house. Negreanu swept his cards into the muck as Hennigan pulled in the pot.

Daniel Negreanu3,100,000-600,000
John Hennigan2,200,000600,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:28 PM Local Time
Negreanu Gaining Steam

John Hennigan was the bring in with a deuce. Daniel Negreanu completed and Hennigan defended. Hennigan bet on fourth street and Negreanu called. He bet on fifth again and Negreanu raised. Hennigan called the raise and called Negreanu's bet on sixth street. Negreanu then bet in the dark on seventh street and after looking at his final card, Hennigan folded.

Daniel Negreanu:    /      /  
John Hennigan:    /      /   (folded on seventh)

Daniel Negreanu3,700,000700,000
John Hennigan1,600,000-700,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:21 PM Local Time
Negreanu Increases His Lead

Daniel Negreanu completed in the cutoff and John Hennigan pushed in two, Negreanu called. On fourth street, both players checked and Negreanu started to fire on fifth. Hennigan called the bets of Negreanu until showdown.

Daniel Negreanu:    /      /  
John Hennigan:    /      /  

At showdown, Negreanu flipped over     for a pair of sevens and Hennigan mucked his hand.

Daniel Negreanu3,000,000300,000
John Hennigan2,300,000-300,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:13 PM Local Time
Negreanu Regains Lead

John Hennigan was the bring in. Daniel Negreanu completed and Hennigan made it two bets. Negreanu called. On fourth street, Negreanu check-raised a bet from Hennigan. Negreanu continued with bets on the final three streets and Hennigan called all the way down.

Daniel Negreanu:    /      /  
John Hennigan:    /      /  

Negreanu tabled     for three fours and Hennigan mucked his hand, flashing the   to Negreanu as he sent his cards the dealer's way.

Daniel Negreanu2,700,000500,000
John Hennigan2,600,000-500,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:05 PM Local Time
Negreanu Remains Resilient

Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu completed on his sailboat and John Hennigan pushed in two bets. Negreanu called the raise and took over on fouth, betting every street afterward. Hennigan elected to call Negreanu's bets to showdown.

John Hennigan:    /      /  
Daniel Negreanu:    /      /  

Once Negreanu saw Hennigan put his chips in the middle for a call, he turned over     for two pair and Hennigan mucked his hand.

John Hennigan3,100,000-700,000
Daniel Negreanu2,200,000700,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:52 PM Local Time
Hennigan Gets Fold On Seventh

John Hennigan

John Hennigan brought in with a deuce and Daniel Negreanu completed with a trey. Hennigan made it two bets and then Negreanu put in a reraise to three bets. Hennigan called.

On fourth street, Negreanu bet and Hennigan called. Hennigan was then first to act on all three remaining streets and fired each time. Negreanu called him down until seventh street, when he ultimately folded to a final bet from Hennigan.

John Hennigan:    /      /  
Daniel Negreanu:    /      /   (folded on seventh)

John Hennigan3,800,000900,000
Daniel Negreanu1,500,000-900,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:39 PM Local Time
Treys Full For Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu was the bring in. John Hennigan completed and Negreanu reraised. Hennigan called and then check-called bets on fourth and fifth street. Both players then checked on sixth street. Action on seventh street saw Hennigan check-raise a bet from Negreanu. Negreanu then three-bet and Hennigan called.

Daniel Negreanu:    /      /  
John Hennigan:    /      /  

Upon Hennigan calling his three-bet, Negreanu turned over     for a full house, threes full of sixes and took down the pot.

John Hennigan2,900,000-500,000
Daniel Negreanu2,400,000500,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:33 PM Local Time
Hennigan Applies Pressure on Negreanu with Ducks

John Hennigan

Daniel Negreanu completed on his king and John Hennigan instantly bumped in two bets. Negreanu made it three, Hennigan called and Negreanu fired again on the next two streets. Hennigan called both streets and took over on sixth, betting until showdown.

Daniel Negreanu:    /      /  
John Hennigan:    /      /  

Negreanu called until seventh and Hennigan tabled     for three ducks. Negreanu mucked and Hennigan pulled in the pot.

John Hennigan3,400,000200,000
Daniel Negreanu1,900,000-200,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:21 PM Local Time
Level 22 started
Level: 22
Blinds: 50,000/100,000
Ante: 10,000
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