Event 4: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better

Event Info

Prijavnina $1,500
Nagradni sklad $839,700
Players 622

Informacije o trenutnem nivoju

Nivo 29
Stave 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 15,000

Todd Brunson Eliminated in 7th Place ($22,142)

Todd Brunson
Todd Brunson

Xuan Liu brought it in and cleared the field all the way around to Todd Brunson, who completed. Liu made the call and then bet out after Brunson checked the turn. The latter made the call before check-raising all in for just 3,000 more over Liu's fifth-street bet.

Brunson: {A-Hearts}{7-Hearts} | {J-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{2-Spades} / {Q-Hearts}
Liu: {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} | {4-Spades}{7-Spades}{J-Clubs}{8-Spades} / {2-Hearts}

Liu was ahead with her pocket pair of nines, and Brunson was looking for some help to keep his tournament hopes alive. Sixth street gave him a low draw, but seventh neither completed it nor gave him a high. Brunson took home $22,142 for his seventh-place finish.

Xuan Liu ca
Xuan Liu
ca 380,000 160,000
Todd Brunson us
Todd Brunson
us Izpadel

Oznake: Todd BrunsonXuan Liu

Bonnie Rossi Eliminated in 8th Place ($16,684)

Bonnie Rossi - 8th place
Bonnie Rossi - 8th place

Three-way action here between Michael Mizrachi, Bonnie Rossi, and Cory Zeidman. It resulted in the elimination of Bonnie Rossi.

Mizrachi: (x-x) / {7-Spades} {2-Spades} {Q-Hearts} {2-Hearts} / (x)
Rossi: (x-x) / {4-Diamonds} {8-Spades} {A-Spades} {10-Spades} / (x)
Zeidman: (x-x) / {2-Clubs} {J-Diamonds} {8-Hearts} {7-Diamonds} / (x)

The lady was doing the betting when we joined the action on fifth street. Call-call. On sixth, Mizrachi bet his pair, and that was called in both places, too. Mizrachi bet dark before seventh street. Rossi called all in for her last 20,000, and Zeidman called too. Neither of them would get any of this pot.

Mizrachi revealed {4-Hearts} {3-Diamonds} {2-Diamonds} / {7-Spades} {2-Spades} {Q-Hearts} {2-Hearts}, and his set of deuces earned him the pot and the knockout.

Bonnie Rossi
Bonnie Rossi

Oznake: Bonnie RossiMichael Mizrachi

Need To Brush Up On Seven Card Stud Hi-Low? PokerNews Has You Covered

Chad_Holloway • Nivo 23: 15,000-30,000, 3,000 ante

While most of our readers are familiar with the big-bet games in poker like No-Limit Hold'em and Pot-Limit Omaha, today's Event 4: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better will be played in a limit format and one some people may not be acquainted with.

Seven Card Stud is the most popular version of stud poker and generally played anywhere between two and eight players at a time. Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better is a split-pot variant of that game and the one that's featured in today's 5:00 PM event, an event won by Chris Viox in 2011, and an event won by Phil Ivey back in 2002.

If a player stays in until the end of a hand, he or she will receive a total of seven cards. To start, each player is dealt two cards face down followed by a third card face up. Each player would then receive three more cards face up followed by the seventh and final card face down. There is a betting round after each street and often an ante before anyone receives any cards.

To become more familiar with the action, the betting rounds and all things Seven Card Stud, head over to the PokerNews Poker Rules: Seven Card Stud page and check things out. Once you're ready to test your skills on the felt, you can **play poker online by checking out one of our many PokerNews offers.

For some more information on Seven Card Stud, along with other mixed games, check out our Learning Mixed Games with Ville Wahlbeck article. There is also a Strategy with Kristy podcast featuring Chris George where he discusses mixed games with Kristy Arnett that includes some Seven Card Stud talk, so be sure to check that out as well.

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Be Right Back

• Nivo 22: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

The players have stepped away for a scheduled break. We'll be back in 10 minutes.

Another for Zeidman


After Bonnie Rossi brought it in with the {2-Diamonds}, Cory Zeidman called and Yarron Bendor completed. Rossi got out of the way, Zeidman called, and it was off to the turn. Zeidman ended up check-calling a bet before taking the lead on fifth and firing every street.

Zeidman: (x-x) / {K-Spades}{A-Clubs}{A-Spades}{A-Diamonds} / {J-Spades}
Bendor: {5-Hearts}{5-Spades} / {5-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{3-Clubs} / {A-Hearts}

Bendor ended up folding to Zeidman's bet on seventh street, but not before showing his opponent that he had cracked rolled-up fives.

Cory Zeidman us
Cory Zeidman
us 850,000 225,000
Yarron Bendor us
Yarron Bendor
us 580,000 -120,000

Oznake: Cory ZeidmanYarron Bendor

Zeidman Draws First Blood

Xuan Liu completed with the {J-Diamonds} showing, and Brandon Shack-Harris raised with the {Q-Diamonds}. Bonnie Rossi called with her {5-Spades}, Cory Zeidman called with the {4-Hearts}, and Liu called the extra bet to see fourth street.

Liu: (x-x) / {J-Diamonds} {A-Diamonds} {4-Clubs} {8-Spades} / (x)
Shack-Harris: (x-x) / {Q-Diamonds} {7-Diamonds} {A-Spades} muck
Rossi: (x-x) / {5-Spades} {2-Diamonds} {5-Clubs} muck
Zeidman: (x-x) / {4-Hearts} {5-Diamonds} {3-Spades} {7-Spades} / (x)

Fourth street checked around, and Zeidman fired the first bet on fifth. Liu was the only caller, and they were heads-up to sixth street. Liu checked her betting lead, and she tank-folded to a big bet from Zeidman.

Cory Zeidman us
Cory Zeidman
us 775,000 30,000
Xuan Liu ca
Xuan Liu
ca 158,000 -43,000

Oznake: Cory ZeidmanXuan Liu

Cards Are Back in the Air

Chad_Holloway • Nivo 22: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

The players have successfully relocated to the stage here in the Pavilion Room and the cards are back in the air.

Official Final Table

Chad_Holloway • Nivo 22: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

The Final Table

1Yarron Bendor383,000
2Chris Bjorin285,000
3Todd Brunson100,000
4Xuan Liu201,000
5Brandon Shack-Harris431,000
6Michael Mizrachi433,000
7Bonnie Rossi203,000
8Cory Zeidman745,000