Denis Ethier wins Event #18 ($2,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo Split), earning $160,682 and a coveted World Series of Poker bracelet. Chad Brown finishes in second place, earning $89,838.
Posted: Mon, Jun 20, 05, 8:04 PM
After 3 hours of heads up play it is finally over. Denis Ethier had two pair, but trailed Chad Brown's two pair. Ethier hit a 5 on the river to improve to a full house, fives full of two's. Now, Brown needed a 8, to make a bigger full house. Brown could also split the pot with any card under an 8. The cash card though was a jack, and Ethier wins the gold bracelet. Brown earns $89,838 for second, but Ethier gets $160,682 and a bracelet for first.
Ethier Takes Control, for the 3rd Time
Posted: Mon, Jun 20, 05, 7:56 PM
Again, Denis Ethier has taken control and got Chad Brown down to the felt. The last few times Brown has come back, can he do it again?
Brown Right Back
Posted: Mon, Jun 20, 05, 7:46 PM
Just when Chad Brown seems to be done, he comes back. This time Brown made two pair and all but doubled up back to $95,000.
Denis Ethier Takes Control Again
Posted: Mon, Jun 20, 05, 7:38 PM
For the second time tonight Denis Ethier has taken control. Chad Brown had done a nice job getting back into this match, but following a Ethier scoop, Brown is back in trouble. Ethier's straight may have swung this match back in his favor.
Posted: Mon, Jun 20, 05, 7:19 PM
Chad Brown once left for dead with under $40,000, is now up to $150,000. Brown has been winning almost every pot, and is gaining momentum. This may go on longer than originally thought.
Posted: Mon, Jun 20, 05, 7:08 PM
Chad Brown will not go down with out a fight. Brown has been winning some small pots and picking his spots, but staying alive.
All But Over
Posted: Mon, Jun 20, 05, 6:46 PM
Chad Brown is in trouble. Brown is down to about $40,000, and needs a miracle to come back.
Posted: Mon, Jun 20, 05, 6:32 PM
1. Denis Ethier - $475,000
2. Chad Brown - $80,000
Posted: Mon, Jun 20, 05, 6:28 PM
The players are on a short break to race off the $500 chips. When the players return, the ante is $2,000, and the bring in is $2,000. The limits have increased though to $6,000-$12,000.
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