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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $495,450
Entrants: 367

Event 7 - $1,500 Seven-Card Stud

  • May 31, '12 - Jun 02, '12
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 02, 12)

 
 

Andy Bloch Wins Event no. 7 ($126,363)

Level: 24

Ante: 5,000
Bring In: 5,000
Completion: 20,000
Limits: 20,000-40,000

Stephen Su Eliminated in 3rd Place ($50,332)

Stephen Su

Stephen Su entered Level 24 on the short stack with just over 10 big bets and lost a big pot to Andy Bloch right at the beginning of the level to put him down to just over 300,000. Bloch took a a big cheap lead that hand with about 925,000 and finally got the rest of Su’s chips a short while later.

Barry Greenstein brought in the 3Spade Suit for 5,000, Andy Bloch completed the bet to 20,000 with the ADiamond Suit, Stephen Su raised to 40,000 with the 7Club Suit, Grenstein folded and Bloch called. Bloch checked his ace high on fourth street and called a bet from Su. Bloch bet 40,000 on fifth street, Su raised all in and Bloch called.

Bloch: ADiamond Suit10Spade SuitQClub Suit10 — JClub Suit6Spade Suit5Club Suit
Su: 7Club Suit3Heart Suit4Club Suit-10 — JSpade Suit7Heart Suit5Heart Suit

Su was ahead on fifth street, when the money went in with a split pair of sevens against Bloch’s high-card straight draw. Bloch paired tens on sixth street to take the lead and Su bricked on the river, failing to improve. Stephen Su was eliminated in 3rd place ($50,332) as Andy Bloch took a big chip lead going into heads-up play.

With the elimination of Stephen Su in 3rd place ($50,332), Andy Bloch took the chip lead going into heads-up play with about 1,280,000 to Barry Greenstein’s 375,000.

Andy Bloch Wins Event no. 7 ($126,363)
Barry Greenstein Eliminated in 2nd Place ($78,038)

Andy Bloch

Andy Bloch took a commanding lead going into heads-up play as a more than 3:1 chip favorite over Barry Greenstein. Greenstein lost a big pot right out of the gate, knocking him down to the 4 big bet range before finally getting it all in on fifth street with a made straight against Andy Bloch’s two pair.

Barry Greenstein brought in the 5Club Suit for 5,000, Andy Bloch completed the bet to 20,000 with the JHeart Suit and Greenstein called. Bloch bet his jack-high on fourth street and Greenstein called. Bloch open-paired tens and bet 40,000 on fifth street and Greenstein got it all in with a made straight.

Bloch: JHeart Suit10Heart Suit10Club SuitAClub Suit — KSpade SuitQSpade SuitQClub Suit
Greenstein: 5Club Suit4Diamond Suit8Diamond Suit2Spade Suit — AHeart Suit7Spade Suit6Diamond Suit

Greenstein was out in front when the money went in on fifth street with a made eight-high straight against Bloch’s two pair. Bloch caught an ace on sixth street and a king on the river to make a broadway straight and win his first gold bracelet. Barry Greenstein was eliminated in 2nd place ($78,038) while Andy Bloch wins event no. 7, taking home the $126,363 grand prize and the 7th gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP.

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Player Tags: Barry Greenstein,   Andy Bloch,   Stephen Su
 

Level 23 Update: Bloch Leads Final 3; Su on the Short Stack

Level: 23

Ante: 3,000
Bring In: 5,000
Completion: 15,000
Limits: 15,000-30,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 367

Average Chip Count: 550,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 2 — Andy Bloch — 670,000

Seat no. 6 — Stephen Su — 450,000

Seat no. 9 — Barry Greenstein — 530,000

Live Updates:

Andy Bloch Takes the Chip Lead

Andy Bloch

Andy Bloch came back from the dinner break on the short stack with just 230,000 (7 big bets), but he managed to chip up early after winning two showdowns in one orbit with two pair. Bloch went on to win another big showdown against then chipleader Stephen Su this level when he made a king-high flush with four hearts on board to take the chip lead with just under 650,000.

Stephen Su returned from the dinner break with the big stack, but gave up the lead to Andy Bloch after losing a big showdown to Bloch’s flush on seventh street. Su managed to bounce back towards the end of the level after forcing both Bloch and Greenstein to check-fold off of a few hands that made it to sixth street. Su regained the chip lead once again, but not for long as Barry Greenstein joined the action and won a big showdown against Su where he made two pair on the river to kick Su off the big stack and put Bloch back out in front.

After a few more minor confrontations, Stephen Su ended the level as the short stack with just over 10 big bets going into Level 24 while Bloch took the lead with 670,000, followed closely by Barry Greenstein with 530,000.

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Player Tags: Barry Greenstein,   Andy Bloch,   Stephen Su
 

Level 22 Update: Su Leads Final 3 at Dinner Break; Williams 4th ($36,470)

Level: 22

Ante: 3,000
Bring In: 3,000
Completion: 12,000
Limits: 12,000-24,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 367

Average Chip Count: 550,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 2 — Andy Bloch — 230,000

Seat no. 6 — Stephen Su — 734,000

Seat no. 9 — Barry Greenstein — 680,000

Players Eliminated:

David Williams — 4th Place ($36,470)

Live Updates:

David Williams Eliminated in 4th Place ($36,470)

David Williams

David Williams entered Level 22 as the short stack with just 140,000 (5 big bets) after losing some key pots back in Level 21. Andy Bloch took a chunk of his chips one hand after open-pairing on fifth street and causing Williams to fold by betting the pair. A few hands later he lost even more chips to Huu Vinh before he went bust after a showdown where Vinh made two pair against Williams’ split pair of kings. Williams failed to improve on the river that hand and was knocked down to under 200,000 by the time the level came to end.

The other three chip stacks seemed to really even out by the end of the previous level where they each went into four-handed play with 17 to 20 big bets. Williams on the other hand was down to just 5 big bets and was eliminated shortly after Level 22 began. Down to his last few bets, Williams finally got the rest of his chips in the middle with a straight draw against Stephen Su’s made two pair. Su ended up making a full house, eliminating David Williams in 4th place ($36,470). Su took the chip lead that hand and managed to snag some more from Andy Bloch who will return from the dinner break on the short stack with just 230,000 (7 big bets).

The remaining three players took a one hour dinner break at the conclusion of Level 22 and will return at approximately 7:40pm local time to resume play.

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Level 21 Update: Huu Vinh Eliminated in 5th Place ($26,813)

Level: 21

Ante: 2,000
Bring In: 3,000
Completion: 10,000
Limits: 10,000-20,000

Players Remaining: 4 out of 367

Average Chip Count: 412,875

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 2 — Andy Bloch — 480,000

Seat no. 4 — David Williams — 140,000

Seat no. 6 — Stephen Su — 410,000

Seat no. 9 — Barry Greenstein — 475,000

Players Eliminated:

Huu Vinh — 5th Place ($26,813)

Live Updates:

Huu Vinh Eliminated in 5th Place ($26,813)

Huu Vinh

Huu Vinh began the level on the short stack with just over five big bets, and was the next player eliminated in 5th place ($26,813). Huu Vinh completed the bet to 10,000 with the JHeart Suit, Andy Bloch raised to 20,000 with the KHeart Suit and Vinh called. Bloch bet again on fourth street and Vinh called. Bloch bet 20,000 on fifth street, Vinh raised to 40,000, Bloch reraised and Vinh called all in.

Bloch: KHeart Suit4Diamond SuitQSpade Suit3Heart Suit — AHeart SuitAClub SuitKDiamond Suit
Vinh: JHeart SuitQHeart Suit7Diamond Suit7Spade Suit — QClub SuitJClub Suit2Club Suit

Vinh was ahead on fifth with street when the money went in with two pair against Bloch’s wired aces, but Bloch caught another king on the river to make a higher two pair and eliminate Huu Vinh in 5th place ($26,813). Andy Bloch took the chip lead that hand with just about 480,000 (24 big bets).

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Player Tags: Andy Bloch,   Huu Vinh
 

Level 20 Update: Lee Goldman Eliminated in 6th Place ($20,001)

Level: 19

Ante: 2,000
Bring In: 2,000
Completion: 8,000
Limits: 8,000-16,000

Players Remaining: 5 out of 367

Average Chip Count: 330,300

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 2 — Andy Bloch — 371,000

Seat no. 4 — David Williams — 430,000

Seat no. 6 — Stephen Su — 358,000
Seat no. 7 — Huu Vinh — 117,000

Seat no. 9 — Barry Greenstein — 375,000

Players Eliminated:

Lee Goldman — 6th Place ($20,001)

Live Updates:

Lee Goldman Eliminated in 6th Place ($20,001)

Lee Goldman

Lee Goldman entered Level 20 towards the middle of the pack with 173,000 (10 big bets), but lost a bg pot to Barry Greenstein early in the level which cost him half of his chips and put him on the short stack.

In his final hand, Lee Goldman three-bet to 24,000 on third street and David Williams called. Williams checked his ace high on forth street and Goldman bet his K-J. Williams called and led out on fifth street for 16,000 when made an open pair of fives. Goldman called all in and Williams was in the lead.

Williams: 5Club SuitASpade Suit5Spade Suit5Diamond Suit — AClub Suit10Spade Suit10Diamond Suit
Goldman: KDiamond SuitJClub SuitQClub Suit7Spade Suit — AHeart SuitQHeart Suit3Spade Suit

Williams was way out in front on fifth street with two pair when the money went in. Goldman paired his queen on sixth street, but Williams picked up another five to make a full house. Lee Goldman was drawing dead on the river and was eliminated in 6th place ($20,001) while David Williams extended his chip lead with just under 650,000.

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Player Tags: David Williams,   Lee Goldman
 

Level 19 Update: Hermesh 7th ($15,135), Abrams 8th ($11,618), Ranciato 9th ($9,406)

Level: 19

Ante: 1,500
Bring In: 2,000
Completion: 6,000
Limits: 6,000-12,000

Players Remaining: 6 out of 367

Average Chip Count: 275,250

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 2 — Andy Bloch — 340,000

Seat no. 4 — David Williams — 450,000
Seat no. 5 — Lee Goldman — 173,000
Seat no. 6 — Stephen Su — 140,000
Seat no. 7 — Huu Vinh — 142,000

Seat no. 9 — Barry Greenstein — 350,000

Players Eliminated:

Caroline Hermesh — 7th Place ($15,135)
Scott Abrams — 8th Place ($11,618)
Joseph Ranciato — 9th Place ($9,406)

Live Updates:

Joseph Ranciato Eliminated in 9th Place ($9,406)

Joseph Ranciato

Joseph Ranciato came into the nine-handed final table as one of the short stacks with just under 3 big bets and was the first player eliminated.

Lee Goldman brought in the 2Diamond Suit for 2,000, Stephen Su completed the bet to 6,000 with the AHeart Suit, Huu Vinh called with the 9Club Suit, Joseph Ranciato moved all in for an additional 500 with the 5Spade Suit, Goldman folded and Su and Vinh both called.

Huu Vinh: 9Club Suit6Diamond Suit7Heart Suit2Spade Suit
Stephen Su: AHeart Suit3Diamond Suit5Heart SuitQDiamond Suit

Su bet 6,000 into the side pot with his ace high on fourth street and Vinh called. Su checked on fifth street, Vinh bet 12,000 and Su called. Both players checked sixth street and Vinh bet 12,000 on the river after Su checked once again. Su folded his hand and Vinh raked the side pot.

Huu Vinh: 9Club Suit6Diamond Suit7Heart Suit2Spade Suit — 9Heart Suit8Heart Suit8Diamond Suit
Ranciato: 5Spade Suit4Heart SuitQClub Suit10Spade Suit — J 6 6

Huu Vinh made two pair on the river to trump Joseph Ranciato’s pair of sixes, eliminating him in 9th place ($94,06). Huu Vinh who started the final table as the shortest stack was now sitting with over 100,000 (8 bbs).

Scott Abrams Eliminated in 8th Place ($11,618)

Scott Abrams

Scott Abrams was left short after losing a showdown to Stephen Su who made a flush and got it all in on third street with the 4Diamond Suit. Abrams brought in the low card for 2,000, Caroline Hermesh completed the bet to 6,000 with the 7Club Suit, Abrams moved all in and Hermesh called. Abramas was all in for his tournament life and behind with queen high against Hermesh’s wired pair of sixes.

Hermesh: 7Club Suit5Diamond SuitQDiamond Suit4Spade Suit — JClub Suit6Diamond Suit6Club Suit
Abrams: 4Diamond SuitKSpade Suit3Spade Suit7Diamond Suit — QClub Suit8Spade Suit2Diamond Suit

Scott Abrams failed to improve by the river and was eliminated in 8th place ($11,618). Although this hand kept Hermesh in the game, she was still left on the short stack with just under 3 big bets.

Caroline Hermesh Eliminated in 7th Place ($15,135)

Caroline Hermesh

David Williams brought in the 2Club Suit for 2,000, Caroline Hermesh completed the bet to 6,000 with the AClub Suit, Andy Bloch raised to 12,000 with the KDiamond Suit and Hermesh called. Hermesh bet 6,000 on fourth street and Bloch called. Hermesh checked her ace high on fifth street, Bloch bet 12,000 with his king high, Hermesh moved all in and Bloch called.

Bloch: KDiamond Suit4Spade Suit3Spade SuitQDiamond Suit — KSpade Suit5Heart Suit5Club Suit
Hermesh: AClub Suit2Spade SuitQSpade SuitAHeart Suit — JSpade Suit10Club Suit9Club Suit

Bloch led on fifth street with a pair of kings when the money went in, but Hermesh paired her ace on sixth street to take the lead. Bloch double-paired on the river with another five while Hermesh failed to make two pair and was eliminated in 7th place ($15,135). This hand put Andy Bloch at 340,000 which is currently good for just over 28 big bets.

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Action Begins, Final Table Now Underway

The final table of Event no. 7 ($1,500 – Seven Card Stud) is now underway, and Card Player will be posting level-by-level updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

Day 2 concluded with the elimination of Fabrice Soulier in 10th Place ($9,046), setting the 9-handed final table. Action resumes here on Day 3 where players will begin in Level 19 with limits of 6,000-12,000 and a 1,500 ante, and will continue until a winner is determined.

With cards now back in the air, here is a look at the final table and how these players match up:

Seat no. 1 — Scott Abrams — 130,000
Seat no. 2 — Andy Bloch — 296,500
Seat no. 3 — Joseph Ranciato — 35,000
Seat no. 4 — David Williams — 493,500
Seat no. 5 — Lee Goldman — 175,500
Seat no. 6 — Stephen Su — 180,000
Seat no. 7 — Huu Vinh — 26,500
Seat no. 8 — Caroline Hermesh — 61,500
Seat no. 9 — Barry Greenstein — 254,000

While only 9 remain, this event gathered 367 players, creating a total prize pool of $494,450. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $126,363
2nd Place — $78,038
3rd Place — $50,332
4th Place — $36,470
5th Place — $26,813
6th Place — $20,001
7th Place — $15,135
8th Place — $11,618
9th Place — $9,406

Be sure to check back with Card Player at the conclusion of each level for regular updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

 
 

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