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

Friday, June 21, 2013 to Sunday, June 23, 2013

Event #39: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $753,300
  • Entries: 558
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, June 24, 2013 3:26 AM Local Time
Daniel Idema Wins Event #39: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better ($184,590)

Daniel Idema

Seventeen players, out of the 558 who entered, emerged from Day 2 of Event #39, and Daniel Idema has outlasted the other 16 runners to claim the World Series of Poker gold bracelet and $184,590 in prize money. He finished off runner-up Joseph Hertzog after about 90 minutes of heads-up play (and a few shots) on the 301st hand of the final table. Idema had been down as low as four big bets in heads-up play.

A couple of notable names fell early in the day: Kristy Gazes in 17th and Layne Flack in 15th. The elimination of Poker Hall of Famer Linda Johnson in ninth set up the official final table.

There, four-time bracelet winner Artie Cobb, who won all of his titles in stud variants, was the first to hit the rail when Hertzog made a wheel. Well-known pros Mike Leah (fifth place) and Matt Vengrin (fourth place) fell a few hours later, and three-handed play commenced.

Once there, Raul Paez held more than half of the chips in play at one time, but Hertzog showed him a bluff on one of the most memorable hands of the tournament. Paez never seemed to recover, dropping out in third a bit later.

Idema claimed his second bracelet. His first win came in the $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship in 2011, when he claimed a $378,642 first prize.

Monday, June 24, 2013 3:02 AM Local Time
Joseph Hertzog Eliminated in 2nd Place ($114,109)

Joseph Hertzog - 2nd Place

Hand #301:

Daniel Idema:   /     
Joseph Hertzog:   /    

Joseph Hertzog completed, and Daniel Idema called. Hertzog fired again on fourth, and Idema raised. Hertzog reraised, and the two got it all in. Idema was way ahead with kings in the hole, and Hertzog didn't catch anything on fifth and sixth.

"He's dead, he's dead to the case king," Greg Mueller called out.

Hertzog flipped over a meaningless  , and he was the runner-up.

Joseph Hertzog0-250,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 2:53 AM Local Time
Idema Scoops With Ace-High

Daniel Idema closing in on number two

Hand #296:

Joseph Hertzog:    /      /  
Daniel Idema:    /      /  

Idema brought it in then called when Hertzog completed. Both players checked on fourth street, and Idema check-called bets on fifth, sixth, and seventh. Idema turned over     for a seventy-six low.

"It's good," Hertzog sighed. "Ace-high is good."

He showed    , and mucked it.

"Why did you bet?" Idema asked, seriously.

Hertzog gave him no anser.

Daniel Idema2,265,000850,000
Joseph Hertzog250,000-850,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 2:46 AM Local Time
Idema Forces a Fold

Hand #289:

Joseph Hertzog:   /    
Daniel Idema:   /    

Idema had the lead on third and fourth, but Hertzog bet his open aces on fifth, sixth and seventh (dark). Idema raised the end, and Hertzog folded after showing nothing in his down cards that improved his hand.

Daniel Idema1,415,000305,000
Joseph Hertzog1,100,000-305,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 2:42 AM Local Time

Daniel Idema and Joseph Hertzog have just taken their third double shot of J├Ągermeister. Party's on!

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Monday, June 24, 2013 2:40 AM Local Time
Idema Getting Closer

Hand #282:

Joseph Hertzog:    /      /  
Daniel Idema:    /      /  

Hertzog brought it in, Idema completed, and Hertzog called. Idema bet out on every street, and Hertzog called him down until seventh street, where he mucked    face up.

Joseph Hertzog1,405,000-350,000
Daniel Idema1,110,000350,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 2:36 AM Local Time
"I Ginned You"

Hand #281:

Joseph Hertzog:   /    
Daniel Idema:   /    

Hertzog fired every street, including a dark bet on seventh. Idema called off the last of his chips, turning over     for a six-high straight and a six-low.

"He ginned me?" Hertzog asked, leaning forward.

"I ginned you," Idema confirmed.

Joseph Hertzog1,755,000-380,000
Daniel Idema760,000380,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 2:32 AM Local Time
Idema Getting Shorter

Hand #279:

Joseph Hertzog:    /      /  
Daniel Idema:    /      /  

Hertzog brought it in, Idema completed, and Hertzog called. The two checked it down on every street, and Hertzog showed     for fives and threes. Idema mucked.

Joseph Hertzog2,135,000120,000
Daniel Idema380,000-120,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 2:26 AM Local Time
Idema Makes a Good Fold

Hand #266:

Joseph Hertzog:   /    
Daniel idema:   /    

Hertzog asked for a good bluffing card on fourth, and he liked what he saw because he bet. Idema called, but then bet out on fifth. Hertzog raised, and Idema called. Another bet from Hertzog forced Idema to fold on sixth. Hertzog showed    for a flush.

Joseph Hertzog2,015,00070,000
Daniel Idema500,000-70,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 2:19 AM Local Time
Trip Sevens on Seventh

Joseph Hertzog

Hand #258:

Joseph Hertzog:    /      /  
Daniel Idema:    /      /  

Idema brought it in, then called when Hertzog completed. Hertzog bet out on every street, including seventh where he bet blind, and Idema called him down.

When Idema called on seventh, Hertzog turned over his first two cards (  ), then ripped over his seventh card, the  . Idema mucked his hand, and Hertzog dragged in a massive pot, regaining the lead.

Joseph Hertzog1,945,000145,000
Daniel Idema570,000-145,000
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Monday, June 24, 2013 2:10 AM Local Time
Level 28 started
Level: 28
Blinds: 50000/100000
Ante: 10000
Monday, June 24, 2013 2:09 AM Local Time
Idema Folds the End

Hand #248:

Daniel Idema:   /    
Joseph Hertzog:   /    

Hertzog bet every street, and Idema called him until seventh. Hertzog had bet dark, and Idema thought briefly before folding. Hertzog showed   , leaving his last card unexposed.

Meanwhile, Hertzog is calling for more double shots of Jagermeister.

Joseph Hertzog1,800,000585,000
Daniel Idema715,000-585,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 2:01 AM Local Time
Idema Takes the Lead

Daniel Idema - Looking for bracelet number two

Hand #243:

Joseph Hertzog:    /      /  
Daniel Idema:    /      /  

Idema brought it in, Hertzog completed, and Idema called. Idema led with an ace on fourth street, Hertzog called, and Idema then check-raised on fifth.

"You got me," Hertzog said, laughing.

He called, then folded to a bet on seventh, showing    .

"Too many outs," Hertzog chuckled.

Idema showed     for aces up.

Daniel Idema1,300,000400,000
Joseph Hertzog1,215,000-400,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 1:52 AM Local Time

Both of our heads-up combatants have indulged in a double shot of Jagermeister.

Meanwhile, fifth street is a rare sight; we've gotten there just once in the past 20 hands.

Monday, June 24, 2013 1:48 AM Local Time
Hertzog Strikes First

Hand #221:

Joseph Hertzog:   /    
Daniel Idema:   /    

Hertzog bet it down until both players checked on seventh. Hertzog took the first major pot of heads-up play with trips when he showed    .

Joseph Hertzog1,615,000235,000
Daniel Idema900,000-235,000
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Monday, June 24, 2013 1:26 AM Local Time
Raul Paez Eliminated in 3rd Place ($71,736)

Raul Paez - 3rd Place

Hand #206:

Daniel Idema:    /      /  
Raul Paez:    /      /  

Paez brought it in, Idema completed, and Paez called. Idema led out on every street, Paez called him down, and the Spaniard angrily threw his cards into the muck when Idema showed     for aces-up.

Hand #208:

Paez was left with 160,000 after Hand #206, and the money went in on third street two hands later against Joseph Hertzog.

Hertzog: (  ) /      /  
Paez: (  ) /      /  

Hertzog ripped over the   on seventh, making eights and fours, and Paez shoed the   for king-high.

Paez hit the rail in third place, earning $71,736. There will now be a short break before heads-up play begins.

Joseph Hertzog1,380,000150,000
Daniel Idema1,135,000235,000
Raul Paez0-350,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 1:14 AM Local Time
Paez Keeps Sliding

Hand #198:

Raul Paez:   /    
Daniel Idema:   /    

Idema completed on the first round, and Paez raised it. Idema made the call, then took the lead on fourth when he caught a second low and Paez caught the queen. The back-and-forth continued on fifth, as Paez bet and Idema called. Both checked sixth, and Idema bet seventh. Paez made the call.

"Two pair," Idema said quietly, turning over     for sixes and fives. Paez mucked in frustration.

Daniel Idema900,000239,000
Raul Paez350,000-270,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 1:09 AM Local Time
Hertzog Doesn't Have "Cheese"

Joseph Hertzog - Doesn't have cheese

Hand #196:

Joseph Hertzog:    /      /  
Daniel Idema:    /    (FOLD)
Raul Paez:    /      /  

Hertzog brought it in, Idema completed, and Paez raised. Both Hertzog and Idema called. Paez led out on fourth, Hertzog instantly raised, and only Paez called. As soon as the   dropped in front of Hertzog, he fired out a bet. He bet quickly again on sixth, then bet dark on seventh. Paez called

Hertzog flipped over    for sevens and fours with an open-ended straight draw. He then ripped over the  , giving him a straight and an eighty-seven low.

Paez could only shake his head as he showed    and angrily mucked his seventh card face down.

"What?" Hertzog said after the hand, continuing to needle Paez. "I didn't have cheese. Swiss cheese. I had cheddar!"

Joseph Hertzog1,230,000575,000
Daniel Idema661,000-34,000
Raul Paez620,000-460,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 12:59 AM Local Time
Hertzog Shows a Bluff

Joseph Hertzog is mixing it up.

Hand #186:

Joseph Hertzog:   /    
Raul Paez:   /    

Hertzog fired every street, and Paez called him down before folding seventh.

"Nice laydown," Hertzog said, flashing     for a pair of jacks. "Now we're playing poker."

Raul Paez1,080,000-260,000
Joseph Hertzog655,000180,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 12:53 AM Local Time
Level 27 started
Level: 27
Blinds: 40000/80000
Ante: 10000
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