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



Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Adam Friedman 1,245,000 145,000 pos
Todd Brunson 675,000 110,000 pos
Sven Arntzen 515,000 -5,000 neg
Nikolai Yakovenko US US 405,000 -45,000 neg
John Monnette 340,000 -60,000 neg

Friedman Extending Lead

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6 • Level 23: 15,000-30,000, 3,000 ante
Adam Friedman {x-}{x-} / {2-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{6-Spades} / {x-}
John Monnette {x-}{x-} / {a-Clubs}{2-Spades}{j-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} / {x-}
Nikolai Yakovenko {x-}{x-} / {4-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} (FOLDED)

Friedman brought it in, Monnette completed, and Yakovenko called. Friedman called as well. On fourth street, Monnette bet out, and only Friedman called. Friedman called another bet on fifth, and both players checked on sixth. Monnette checked again on seventh, and Friedman tanked a bit before betting.

"Big decision?" Monnette asked.

"Every decision is a big one," Friedman quickly returned.

Monnette eventually mucked, and Friedman added to his stack.

Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Adam Friedman 1,100,000 248,000 pos
Todd Brunson 565,000
Sven Arntzen 520,000 -255,000 neg
Nikolai Yakovenko US US 450,000 -128,000 neg
John Monnette 400,000 -180,000 neg

Zimnan Ziyard Eliminated in 6th Place ($44,967)

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6
Ziman Ziyard - 6th Place
Ziman Ziyard - 6th Place
Brunson: {x-}{x-} / {7-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} / {x-}
Ziyard: {x-}{x-} / {5-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} / {x-}
Arntzen: {x-}{x-} / {9-Clubs}{4-Spades}{2-Hearts}{6-Spades} (FOLDED)
Monnette: {x-}{x-} / {A-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{4-Hearts}{10-Clubs} (FOLDED)

Todd Brunson bet out on fourth street and received three callers in the form of Zimnan Ziyard, Sven Arntzen, and John Monnette. All three players checked fifth and on sixth Brunson bet out again. Ziyard raised and Monnette and Arntzen both folded.

Brunson three-bet and Ziyard four-bet all in. After the seventh street deal, Brunson tabled {3-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{J-Spades} for a straight and Ziyard mucked his hand, making his our sixth place finisher. Ziyard will earn $44,967 for his efforts.

Chip Counts
Todd Brunson 565,000 287,000 pos
Zimnan Ziyard Busted

Two Hands, No Color Up

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6 • Level 23: 15,000-30,000, 3,000 ante
Zimnan Ziyard {x-}{x-} / {k-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}
John Monnette {x-}{x-} / {8-Hearts}{9-Spades}
Nikolai Yakovenko {x-}{x-} / {2-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} / {x-}

Yakovenko brought it in, Ziyard completed, and Monnette called. Yakovenko called as well, and Ziyard led out on fourth street. Only Yakovenko called. Ziyard led out on fifth, Yakovenko called again, and when Yakovenko paired on sixth, he checked. Ziyard bet, and Yakovenko called.

On seventh, Yakovenko led out for the first time. Ziyard called, and mucked when Yakovenko showed {8-Spades}{4-Hearts}{2-Spades} for trip deuces.

Immediately after the hand, the tournament director on hand asked Yakovenko if he could color up some of his yellow T1,000 chips.

"Not now," Yakovenko responded. "I want to watch the cards."

"Can we do it between hands?" the tournament director asked.

"Let's just do it on a break," Yakovenko told him. "I've recently suffered a brain injury. It's difficult to multi-task."

"He doesn't have to color up," Todd Brunson chimed in.

While all this was happening, Sven Arntzen, Adam Friedman, and John Monnette were involved in a pot.

Arntzen {x-}{x-} / {6-Hearts}{7-Spades}{8-Hearts}{j-Clubs} / {x-}
Friedman {x-}{x-} / {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{2-Hearts} / {x-}
Monnette {x-}{x-} / {a-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{5-Hearts} / {x-}

On fifth street, the action checked to Arntzen, who bet. Both Friedman, and Monnette called. On sixth, Friedman checked, Monnette bet, and both Arntzen and Friedman called. On seventh, Friedman checked, Monnette bet again, Arntzen called, and Friedman check-raised. Both Monnette and Arntzen called.

Friedman showed {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{3-Hearts} for a flush, Monnette showed {8-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} for a sixty-five low, and Arntzen flashed {5-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{3-Spades} before mucking.

Yakovenko is still unhappy about being asked to color up, and is requesting an apology from the floor.

Ziyard Doubles Through Monnette

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6

Zimnan Ziyard called bets by John Monnette on both fourth and fifth street and then put the rest of his money in on sixth street. Ziyard had {Q-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{K-Spades} showing and tabled {7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} as his down cards. Ziyard pulled an {A-Clubs} on seventh street for a seventy-six to go along with his diamond flush, which beat Monnette's pair of aces with a low that did not get there.

Chip Counts
Zimnan Ziyard 240,000 117,000 pos

Arntzen Scoops

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6
Sven Arntzen {x-}{x-} / {4-Spades}{5-Hearts}{9-Spades}{10-Spades} / {x-}
John Monnette {x-}{x-} / {4-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{q-Spades} / {x-}
Nikolai Yakovenko {x-}{x-} / {4-Clubs} (FOLDED)

Yakovenko brought it in, Arntzen called, and Monnette completed. Only Arntzen called. Monnette check-called a bet on fourth street, and then Arntzen check-called a bet on fifth. Monnette led on sixth, Arntzen raised, and Monnette called.

On seventh, Monnette check-called a bet from Arntzen, who turned over {a-Spades}{6-Spades}{7-Hearts} for a flush and a seventy-six low. Monnette showed {6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} for a six-high straight, and mucked.

Chip Counts
Sven Arntzen 775,000 186,000 pos
John Monnette 580,000 -184,000 neg

Early Final Table Action

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Level 23 started

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Counts on Break

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The players are now on a 20-minute break.

Chip Counts
Adam Friedman 852,000
John Monnette 764,000
Sven Arntzen 589,000
Nikolai Yakovenko US US 578,000
Todd Brunson 278,000
Zimnan Ziyard 123,000
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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