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


John Monnette Eliminated in 3rd Place ($109,444)

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6
John Monnette - 3rd Place
John Monnette - 3rd Place

Adam Friedman bet out on fourth street and received a call from John Monnette. Friedman fired again on fifth and Monnette counted out his chips before pushing a raise to the middle. Friedman re-raised and just like that Monnette was all in.

Friedman had {4-Diamonds}{4-Spades} showing on his board and flipped up {j-Spades}{4-Hearts} in the hole. Monnette rolled his eyes, tabling {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} as his hole cards. Monnette managed to make two pair, aces and nines, but still could not beat the trip fours of Friedman. Monnette will collect $109,444.

Chip Counts
John Monnette Busted

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Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6 • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
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Big Scoop For Brunson

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6
Todd Brunson {x-}{x-} / {4-Spades}{7-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} / {x-}
Adam Friedman {x-}{x-} / {2-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{k-Hearts} / {x-}

Friedman brought it in, Brunson completed, and Friedman called. Brunson led out on fourth street, Friedman called, and on fifth street, Friedman check-called a bet. When Friedman paired on sixth, he bet out, and Brunson called.

Friedman led again on seventh, and Brunson quickly raised.

"Wow," Friedman said before calling.

Brunson tabled {a-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{4-Clubs} for trip fours, and Friedman flashed two pair before mucking.

Chip Counts
Todd Brunson 1,580,000 320,000 pos
Adam Friedman 1,250,000 -340,000 neg
John Monnette 350,000 20,000 pos

Level 27 started

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6


Counts on Break

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6

The players are now on a 20-minute break.

Chip Counts
Adam Friedman 1,590,000 105,000 pos
Todd Brunson 1,260,000 10,000 pos
John Monnette 330,000 -170,000 neg

Brunson Takes Big One From Monnette

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6
Brunson: {x-}{x-} / {9-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} / {x-}
Monnette: {x-}{x-} / {j-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} / {x-}

We caught up on fourth street to see Todd Brunson bet out against John Monnette. Monnette called and proceeded to do the same on fifth and sixth. Both players checked on seventh and Brunson flipped up {9-Spades}{6-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} for a pair of nines.

"I cant believe I can't f***ing beat a pair of nines," remarked Monnette as he slapped his hand into the muck and the pot was pushed to Brunson.

Chip Counts
Todd Brunson 1,250,000 305,000 pos
John Monnette 500,000 -250,000 neg

Doyle on the Rail

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6 • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 7,000 ante
Doyle Brunson railing his son.
Doyle Brunson railing his son.

Ten-time WSOP bracelet winner Doyle Brunson is hear to root on his son Todd. Todd is in search of his second WSOP gold bracelet - his first came in 2005, when he won a $2,500 Omaha Hi/Lo event for $255,945. This is Todd's second final table of the 2012 WSOP - he finished seventh in Event 14: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better.

Doyle's 2012 WSOP debut was short-lived when he played in this event, but it's awfully nice to see him here cheering on his son.

Updated Counts

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Adam Friedman 1,485,000 -75,000 neg
Todd Brunson 945,000 -155,000 neg
John Monnette 750,000 200,000 pos

Monnette Ascends

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6
Monnette: {x-}{x-} / {7-Spades}{10-Spades}{j-Hearts}{q-Spades} / {x-}
Friedman: {x-}{x-} / {10-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{9-Hearts}{8-Hearts} / {x-}

Both Adam Friedman and John Monnette checked fourth street and Monnette bet out on fifth. Friedman raised and Monnette tossed out a call. They both opted to check sixth and Monnette fired one last bet on seventh. Friedman called but mucked his hand when Monnette flipped up {3-Clubs}{8-Spades}{3-Spades} for a flush which was good enough to scoop.

Chip Counts
John Monnette 760,000 240,000 pos

Small Pots

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6 • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 7,000 ante

The limits are getting very high (there are only 50 big bets in play) and the play is tightening up considerably.

Todd Brunson {x-}{x-} / {6-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
John Monnette {x-}{x-} / {2-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{5-Spades}

Monnette brought it in, Brunson completed, and Adam Friedman released. On fourth street, Brunson led out, Monnette raised, and Brunson called. On fifth, Brunson check-folded to a bet, and showed a seven in the hole.

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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