Event #5: $1,500 Seven Card Stud

Katchalov Doubles With Flush Over Flush

• Nivo 16: 3,000-6,000, 700 ante

Katchalov: (x)(x) / {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{5-Hearts} /(x)
Spinks: (x)(x) / {10-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{10-Spades}{9-Clubs} /(x) FOLDED
Deeb: (x)(x) / {2-Clubs}{a-Spades}{4-Clubs}{3-Hearts} / (x)

Eugene Katchalov just scored a pretty sick cooler to double up through Shaun Deeb and Jonathan Spinks. Deeb brought in, then called when Katchalov raised as did Spinks. Katchalov bet again on fourth, and again both players called. On fifth and sixth street, Spinks led out, and both players called. Things heated up on seventh street. After Spinks checked, Deeb bet, only to be raised by Katchalov. Spinks folded, and Deeb reraised. Katchalov toss his last chips in, and revelaed {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} for an ace-king high flush. Amazingly, Deeb also had a flush with {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{8-Clubs} in the hole, but was outkicked. Katchalov jumped up to 116,000 after the hand, and Deeb was left hurting.

Oznake: Eugene KatchalovShaun DeebJonathan Spinks.

Final Two Tables

• Nivo 16: 3,000-6,000, 700 ante

We are down to our final 16 players. They redrew for new seats, and here is how it came out.

Table 280

Seat 1: Vasili Lazarou
Seat 2: Andrew Blumen
Seat 3: Ali Eslami
Seat 4: Dennis Parker
Seat 5: Andy Bloch
Seat 6: Eric Buchman
Seat 7: Arash Ghaneian
Seat 8: Doug Carli

Table 286

Seat 1: Eugene Katchalov
Seat 2: Colby Pitt
Seat 3: Alessio Isaia
Seat 4: Ylon Schwartz
Seat 5: Kai Landry
Seat 6: Jonathan Spinks
Seat 7: Jeremy Ausmus
Seat 8: Shaun Deeb

Last Break

• Nivo 16: 3,000-6,000, 700 ante

With Level 16 done, the 16 players left are on their last 20 minute break of the night.

Meet and Greet

• Nivo 16: 3,000-6,000, 700 ante

Eric Buchman and Shaun Deeb have tangled in a number of pots recently, including one where Deeb called Buchman down with just a pair of eights. Deeb professed that he had a solid read on Buchman, but Buchman insisted he had a good hand.

"What's your name again?" Deeb asked.

"Eric," Buchman responded bluntly.

A few moments passed.

"Hey," Buchman uttered. "What was your name again?"

"Shaun," Deeb answered.


Oznake: Eric BuchmanShaun Deeb

Ausmus Cripples Leon

• Nivo 16: 3,000-6,000, 700 ante

Jeremy Ausmus - (x) (x) / {4-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{10-Hearts} / (x)
Jorge Leon - (x) (x) / {7-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} / (x)

Ausmus and Leon got three bets in right away, and on fourth, Leon check called one bet. After pairing on fifth, Ausmus bet and Leon Called. The same action took place on sixth, and both players checked on seventh.

Ausmus tabled {k-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{k-Spades} for two-pair; kings and fours. Leon mucked, and is left with only 11,000 chips.

Oznake: Jeremy AusmusJorge Leon

Deeb Makes Nice Call For the Win

• Nivo 16: 3,000-6,000, 700 ante

Ghaneian: (x)(x) / {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}{4-Spades}{8-Hearts} / (x)
Deeb: (x)(x) / {10-Spades}{6-Hearts}{7-Spades}{8-Spades} / (x)
Bloch: (x)(x) / {3-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} FOLDED

Shaun Deeb just chipped up after making a call on the river with just one pair. The action started on third street with Ghaneian completing and Deeb raising. Andy Bloch called, as did Ghaneian, and all three players checked fourth street. On fifth street, Ghaneian checked raised Deeb, and Bloch got out of the way, but Deeb stuck around. The two players checked sixth street, and Deeb called on seventh street. Deeb revealed {a-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} for a pair of tens, and Ghaneian mucked. Deeb is now back to 150,000, and Ghaneian dropped to 96,000.

Oznake: Shaun DeebArash GhaneianAndy Bloch

Eslami Straightens Out Spinks

• Nivo 16: 3,000-6,000, 700 ante

Jonathan Spinks - (x) (x) / {10-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{7-Spades} / (x)
Ali Eslami - (x) (x) / {q-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{8-Hearts} / (x)

We caught up with the action on fifth street, where Eslami bet and Spinks called. Spinks called two more bets from Eslami on sixth and seventh, and mucked when Spinks tabled {j-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{a-Clubs} for a straight to the queen.

Eslami is up to 55,000 chips, while Spinks is down to 36,000.

Oznake: Ali EslamiJonathan Spinks

Ghaneian Flushes Bloch

• Nivo 16: 3,000-6,000, 700 ante
Arash Ghaneian scoops one.
Arash Ghaneian scoops one.

Arash Ghaneian - (x) (x) / {q-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{5-Spades} / (x)
Andy Bloch - (x) (x) / {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{3-Clubs} / (x)

We caught up with the action on fifth street, where Ghaneian bet and Bloch called. The same action occurred on sixth and seventh street as well, and Ghaneian showed a flush. Bloch mucked his hand, dropping to 26,000 chips.

Ghaneian is now up to 126,000.

Oznake: Andy BlochArash Ghaneian

Devo Dusted

• Nivo 16: 3,000-6,000, 700 ante

Schwartz: (x)(x) / {7-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{5-Clubs} / (x)
Devonshire: (x)(x) / {10-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{6-Spades}{2-Hearts} /(x)

Bryan Devonshire was crippled in a hand earlier, and rode the short stack for a while until Ylon Schwartz finally busted him. Devo bet out on fourth and fifth streets, and Schwartz just called. On sixth street, Devo bet, and Schwartz raised enough to put him all in. Devo called, and Schwartz revealed a monster, as he had the {5-Hearts}{5-Spades} in the hole for trips. Devo was drawing very slim with the {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs} in the hole, and couldn't catch one of the two remainin sixes on seventh street, and was sent to the rail. Schwartz is up to 140,000.

Oznake: Bryan Devonshire.Ylon Schwartz