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


Bryn Kenney Eliminated in 8th Place ($27,012)

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6
Bryn Kenney - 8th place
Bryn Kenney - 8th place

Phil Ivey: {x-}{x-} / {2-Hearts} (FOLDED)
Bryn Kenney: {x-}{x-} / {a-Spades}{6-Clubs}{q-Clubs}
John Monnette: {x-}{x-} / {7-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}

Ivey brought it in with the {2-Spades}, Kenney completed with the {a-Spades}, and Monnette raised. Ivey released, and Kenney called. On fourth, Kenney led out. Monnette raised, and Kenney called.

Kenney got the rest of his chips in on fifth street, and turned over {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades} for a pair of eights. Monnette was rolled up with {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs} however. Kenney needed an eight or running queens, sixes or aces to make a better high, or running low cards to split the pot. He was dealt running jacks however, and is our eigth-place finisher.

Chip Counts
John Monnette 815,000 129,000 pos
Bryn Kenney Busted

The Final Table

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6 • Level 22: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

Level 22 started

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6


Yakovenko and Friedman Chop

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6
: Friedman: {x-}{x-} / {q-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{6-Clubs} / {x-}
Kenney: {x-}{x-} / {4-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} (FOLDED)
Monnette: {x-}{x-} / {5-Diamonds}{9-Spades} (FOLDED)
Yakovenko: {x-}{x-} / {5-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{k-Hearts} / {x-}

Picking up the action on fourth street, Adam Friedman, Bryn Kenney, and John Monnette checked to Nikolai Yakovenko who bet out. Friedman tossed out a raise and Kenney and Monnette sent both of their hands sailing into the muck. Yakovenko called and bet out when Friedman checked fifth. Friedman called on fifth and called once again on sixth.

The players got their seventh card and Yakovenko bet out one last time. Friedman called and showed {Q-Spades}{4-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for a pair of queens which took the high. Yakovenko showed {A-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{3-Hearts} for a seventy-six low and the two chopped the pot.

Chip Counts
Adam Friedman 780,000 73,000 pos
John Monnette 620,000 -66,000 neg
Nikolai Yakovenko US US 370,000 27,000 pos
Bryn Kenney 100,000 -28,000 neg

Arntzen Scoops Kenney

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6
Sven Arntzen {x-}{x-} / {10-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{8-Clubs} / {x-}
Adam Friedman {x-}{x-} / {5-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} (FOLDED)
Bryn Kenney {x-}{x-} / {5-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{q-Spades} / {x-}
Zimnan Ziyard {x-}{x-} / {2-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} (FOLDED)

Ziyard brought it in with the {2-Hearts}, Arntzen called, and Friedman completed. Kenney, Ziyard, and Arntzen all called. On fourth street, Arntzen led out, and Kenney and Ziyard called. On fifth, Arntzen led out again, but this time only Kenney called.

Kenney called bets on sixth and seventh as well, but mucked when Arntzen tabled {a-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}.

Chip Counts
Sven Arntzen 645,000 96,000 pos
Bryn Kenney 128,000 -79,000 neg


Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6

The players are on a 20-minute break.

Chip Counts
Adam Friedman 707,000
John Monnette 686,000
Sven Arntzen 549,000
Nikolai Yakovenko US US 343,000
Todd Brunson 259,000
Phil Ivey 230,000
Bryn Kenney 207,000
Zimnan Ziyard 203,000

Brian Twete Eliminated in 9th Place ($21,392)

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6
Brian Twete - 9th place
Brian Twete - 9th place
Friedman: {x-}{x-} / {6-Clubs}{2-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{6-Spades} / {x-}
Arntzen: {x-}{x-} / {k-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{6-Hearts} / {x-}
Twete: {x-}{x-} / {5-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{3-Hearts} / {x-}

We picked up the action on fifth street when Brian Twete led out with a bet. Sven Arntzen called and Adam Friedman pushed out a raise. Twete announced and three-bet and Arntzen called once again. Friedman four-bet only to have Twete cap the action with a five-bet. The five-bet received two callers and on sixth Twete bet out again and had Arntzen call. Friedman raised and Twete called all in. Arntzen called and the three were off to seventh street.

Arntzen and Friedman both checked seventh and Arntzen showed {K-Spades}{j-Clubs}{6-Spades} for kings up. Friedman showed {Q-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{3-Spades} for a seventy-six low and Twete flipped up {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{8-Spades} for the losing hand on both ends.

Twete will take home $21,392 for finishing in 9th place.

Chip Counts
Adam Friedman 707,000 47,000 pos
Sven Arntzen 549,000 129,000 pos
Brian Twete Busted

God Emperor Brunson

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6 • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Adam Friedman {x-}{x-} / {6-Spades}{8-Hearts}{q-Spades}{k-Hearts} / {x-}
Phil Ivey {x-}{x-} / {2-Spades}{a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} (FOLDED)
Nikolai Yakovenko {x-}{x-} / {6-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{5-Clubs} / {x-}

On fourth street, The action checked to Friedman, who bet. Ivey and and Yakovenko called. Yakovenko led out when he paired on fifth, and only Friedman called. Yakovenko led again on sixth and seventh. Friedman called on sixth, but released on seventh.

"Nikolai wins the pot," the tournament director said after the hand.

"Call me Googles please," Yakovenko requested.

The tournament director looked at him quizzically, but nodded.

"Can you call me God Emperor Brunson as well?" Todd Brunson joked.


Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6 • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Seat Player
1 Sven Arntzen
2 Todd Brunson
3 Adam Friedman
4 Phil Ivey
5 Bryn Kenney
6 Zimnan Ziyard
7 Brian Twete
8 John Monnette
9 Nikolai Yakovenko

Jesse Martin Eliminated in 10th Place ($21,392)

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6

John Monnette was able to make kings and nines to scoop Jesse Martin in a pot knocking Martin down to about 55,000 in chips.

Kenney: {x-}{x-} / {8-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} / {x-}
Martin: {x-}{x-} / {5-Hearts}{10-Spades}{7-Spades}{q-Hearts} / {x-}

The next hand Jesse Martin got it all in against Brynn Kenney on fifth street. Martin tabled {8-Hearts}{2-Hearts} while Kenney flipped up {Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}. Kenney got the {2-Diamonds} on sixth and was able to make a diamond flush. Martin had a low draw but did not make it when he got the {10-Hearts} on seventh. Kenney was able to scoop Martin and send him packing.

Chip Counts
John Monnette 595,000 115,000 pos
Bryn Kenney 260,000 50,000 pos
Jesse Martin Busted
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Events List


Winner Adam Friedman
Prize 269,037

Level Info

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

Players Info

Prize Pool 996,400