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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 15: $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better


Ben Yu Eliminated in 14th Place ($14,009)

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6
Ben Yu - 14th place
Ben Yu - 14th place

Phil Ivey was the bring in and Adam Friedman completed. Ben Yu raised, leaving himself with only a little bit behind and Friedman re-raised him all in. Friedman made a pair of sevens on fourth and added a pair of ducks to that on sixth.

Yu was able to make an eighty-five low but Friedman also had the low covered with a seventy-five. Yu was sent home and will collect $14,009 for his 14th place finish.

Chip Counts
Ben Yu Busted

Phil Hellmuth Eliminated in 15th Place ($11,637)

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6
Phil Hellmuth - 15th Place
Phil Hellmuth - 15th Place

Phil Hellmuth may win his twelfth WSOP bracelet some day, but it won't be here in Event 15: $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better.

After winning a few small pots, Hellmuth was back above 100,000 chips. After a hand with Adam Friedman however, he was left with only 18,000.

Hellmuth: {x-}{x-} / {6-Spades}{10-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{10-Spades} / {x-}
Friedman: {x-}{x-} / {5-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{a-Spades}{k-Diamonds} / {x-}
Phil Ivey: {x-}{x-} / {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}{k-Spades} (FOLDED)

We got to the table on fourth street, and the action checked to Friedman who bet. Both Ivey and Hellmuth called. On fifth, Ivey and Hellmuth checked again, and Friedman bet. This time, only Hellmuth called. When Hellmuth paired on sixth, he reached for chips.

"Go ahead and bet," Friedman said.

He did, and Friedman called.

"I don't think you understand the concept of hi-lo games," Friedman told him.

Hellmuth checked on seventh, and Friedman tossed out a bet before he even looked down at his seventh card.

"Nice call," Friedman jabbed again. "If you call you're the next one out."

Hellmuth begrudgingly called, and Friedman turned over {6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} before squeezing his last card - the {q-Diamonds}. Friedman gave a little fist pump, while Hellmuth tabled {7-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{4-Clubs}, and began incorrectly pulling his bets back.

"What are you doing?" Friedman shot at him.

Hellmuth eventually realized that Friedman had the best of both, and mucked his hand. Friedman continued jabbing Hellmuth after the hand, until Jack Effel stepped in and stopped it.

A few hands later, Hellmuth was all in on third with a pair of nines, and Friedman had {a-Spades}{10-Spades}{2-Spades}. Friedman picked up a pair of aces on fourth and then two pair on fifth, and Hellmuth never caught up.

Hellmuth is out, while Friedman is among the chip leaders.

Chip Counts
Adam Friedman 525,000 310,000 pos
Phil Hellmuth Busted

Tuan Vo Eliminated in 16th Place ($11,637)

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6
Arntzen: {x-}{x-} / {6-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} / {x-}
Vo: {x-}{x-} / {3-Spades}{6-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} / {x-}
Ziyard: {x-}{X-} / {5-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{a-Clubs} / {x-}

We picked up the action on sixth where Ziyard bet and was called by both Arntzen and Vo. All three players checked seventh and Arntzen tabled {5-Hearts}{9-Spades}{8-Hearts} for absolutely nothing. Ziyard showed {2-Spades}{8-Clubs}{3-Clubs} for a pair of deuces and a seventy-five low. Vo showed {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{5-Spades} for a seventy-six low and Ziyard was able to scoop the pot.

This hand crippled Vo and he got it all in the next hand against John Monnette. Monnette paired sevens on fourth street and made a seventy-four low on sixth. Vo could be neither and was sent to the rail in 16th place.

Chip Counts
John Monnette 510,000 165,000 pos
Zimnan Ziyard 235,000 91,500 pos
Tuan Vo Busted

Hellmuth Crippled

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth
Jesse Martin {x-}{x-} / {6-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} (FOLDED)
Alexander Krapivinsky {x-}{x-} / {5-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{8-Spades} / {x-}
Phil Hellmuth {x-}{x-} / {2-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{6-Hearts} / {x-}

Hellmuth brought it in with the {2-Clubs} showing, Martin completed with the {6-Clubs}, and Krapivinsky called. Hellmuth put in another raise, Martin reraised, and Krapivinsky called again. Hellmuth called as well.

The action checked the Hellmuth on fourth, and he tossed out a bet. Both Martin and Krapivinsky called. Hellmuth made a pair on fifth and led out, and this time only Krapivinsky called. Hellmuth led again on sixth, and Krapivinsky again called.

When Hellmuth led out on seventh however, Krapivinsky immediately raised. Hellmuth called.

"Straight," Krapivinsky announced, tabling {7-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{4-Clubs}.

"GOD DAMMIT!" Hellmuth shouted, knocking his chair over. He muttered a few more adult words under his breath while Krapivinsky was scooping the pot, but we couldn't hear exactly what he was saying.

Adam Friedman, who's been needling Hellmuth for the better part of two days, tried to explain that, with a low, Krapivinsky was free rolling in sixth street. Hellmuth would hear none of it.

"Well played," Friedman announced loudly.

Krapivinsky could only smile.

Chip Counts
Alexander Krapivinsky 255,000 167,000 pos
Phil Hellmuth 51,000 -85,000 neg

Level 20 started

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6


Another for Arntzen

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6
Sven Arntzen {x-}{x-} / {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{2-Hearts} / {x-}
John Monnette {x-}{x-} / {4-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{8-Spades}{6-Spades} / {x-}

Monnette brought it in, Arntzen completed, and Monnette called. Arntzen led out on fourth, fifth, and sixth, and Monnette called all three streets. Arntzen checked blind on seventh, Monnette checked behind, and Arntzen tabled {a-Spades}{3-Hearts}{3-Clubs}.

Monnette looked like he was in pain. "Found an ace there, right?" Monette asked.

"Yeah," Arntzen responded. "I did."

Chip Counts
Sven Arntzen 460,000 70,000 pos
John Monnette 345,000 30,500 pos

Friedman Takes Big Hit

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6
Verkaik: {x-}{x-} / {5-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{q-Spades}{10-Hearts} / {x-}
Friedman: {x-}{x-} / {7-Spades}{5-Spades}{a-Hearts}{k-Clubs} / {x-}
Yu: {x-}{x-} / {3-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{3-Spades}{6-Spades} / {x-}

Ben Yu brought in and Bryn Kenney completed. Nicholas Verkaik called but Adam Friedman decided to throw out a raise. Yu called, Kenney got out of the way and Verkaik tagged along as well.

Friedman continued his aggression by betting on fourth and fifth, but Yu decided to take over with a bet on sixth. This bet put Verkaik all in and Friedman called as well. Yu bet once again on seventh and Friedman called.

"Three pair," announced Yu with a smile, showing {6-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}.

"...It's good," said Friedman, throwing his hand to the muck.

Verkaik tabled {6-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{4-Clubs} for the low and the two players chopped up the money of the man who started play today as the chip leader.

Chip Counts
Adam Friedman 215,000 -108,500 neg

Yu Scoops With Ace-High

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6
Ben Yu {x-}{x-} / {q-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{k-Hearts} / {x-}
Nikolai Yakovenko {x-}{x-} / {5-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{q-Hearts} / {x-}

When we reached the table on sixth street, Yu check-called a bet from Yakovenko. On seventh, both players checked.

"Ace-high," Yu said, turning over {a-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{2-Clubs}. Yakovenko mucked, and Yu scooped the whole pot.

Chip Counts
Ben Yu 110,000 6,000 pos

Final 16 Re-Draw

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6

Table 451

Seat Player
1 Jesse Martin
2 Alexander Krapivinsky
3 Phil Hellmuth
4 Bryn Kenney
5 Nicholas Verkaik
6 Adam Friedman
7 Ben Yu
8 Phil Ivey

Table 445

Seat Player
1 Brian Twete
2 Sven Arntzen
3 Todd Brunson
4 Christopher George
5 John Monnette
6 Tuan Vo
7 Nikolai Yakovenko
8 Zimnan Ziyard

Allen Bari Eliminated in 17th Place ($9,675)

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6
Allen Bari - 17th Place.
Allen Bari - 17th Place.

Allen Bari : {x-}{x-} / {a-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{8-Spades} / {x-}
Sven Arntzen : {x-}{x-} / {2-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{2-Spades} / {x-}

Arntzen brought it in with the {2-Hearts} showing, Phil Ivey completed with an ace showing, and Bari raised with the {a-Spades}. Arntzen called, and Ivey mucked. Bari check-called bets on fourth and fifth street, and when Arntzen paired on sixth, he led out. Bari called.

Arntzen fired once more on seventh, and Bari called. Arntzen tabled {k-Clubs}{6-Spades}{7-Spades} for sevens and deuces, and Bari unhappily mucked, leaving himself with only 20,000 chips.

He busted soon after to Brian Twete.

Chip Counts
Sven Arntzen 390,000 116,500 pos
Allen Bari Busted
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Winner Adam Friedman
Prize 269,037

Level Info

Level 30
Limits 80,000 / 160,000
Ante 20,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 996,400