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Buy-In: $9,400 + $600
Prize Pool: $1,485,200
Entrants: 158

Event 14 - World Championship Seven Card Stud

  • Jun 07, '08 - Jun 09, '08
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 09, 08)

 
 

Eric Brooks Wins Event No. 14 ($415,856)

Eric BrooksBetting was capped on fifth street, and then a bet and call followed on sixth and seventh street while Fu Wong had K6109 exposed and Eric Brooks was showing 9826. The two tossed in the last of their bets on seventh street and then Brooks turned up 329 for two pair. Wong mucked his hand and shook his head in annoyance. The tables had been turned against him now and Brooks took a huge chip lead.

On the final hand of play 20 minutes later Wong had been further knocked down to under 150,000, which he moved all-in to the middle on fourth street against Brooks. Their cards after seventh street:

Wong: (104)A424(9)
Brooks: (A5)53A7(Q)

Wong was eliminated in second place, and he took home $259,910 in prize money. Brooks won his first gold bracelet and he was also awarded the $415,856 first-place prize. Brooks won't see a single penny of that, as he will be donating 100 percent of it to the Decision Education Foundation. 

Player Tags: Eric Brooks,   Fu Wong
 

WC 7-Stud - FInal Table - Alexander Kostritsyn Eliminated in 3rd Place

Ante/Bring-in/Completion: 5,000 - 15,000 - 40,000 with 40,000-80,000 limits

Players Left: 2

Chip Counts:

Eric Brooks: 1,345,000
Fu Wong: 1,815,000

Eliminations:Alexander Kostritsyn

Alexander Kostritsyn: 3rd Place ($163,372)

Big Hands and Storylines:

Alexander Kostritsyn Eliminated in Third Place ($163,372)

Alexander Kostritsyn raised all in for the last of his chips on fifth street and Eric Brooks made the call. Their cards after seventh street:

Kostritsyn: (K4)4K310(10)
Brooks: (A8)7A710(K)

Kostritsyn was eliminated on the hand in third place and he took home $163,372 in prize money.

 

WC 7-Stud - Final Table - Minh Ly Eliminated in 4th Place

Ante/Bring-in/Completion: 7,000 - 10,000 - 30,000 with 30,000-60,000 limits

Players Left: 3

Chip Counts:

Alexander Kostritsyn: 1,450,000
Eric Brooks: 1,450,000
Fu Wong: 225,000

Eliminations:

Minh Ly: 4th Place ($118,816)

Big Hands and Storylines:

Minh LyMinh Ly Eliminated in 4th Place ($118,816)

Minh Ly got it all in on third street and Alex Kostritsyn called him down. Their cards:

Ly: (88)103JQ(7)
Kostritsyn: (99)10367(8)

Ly was eliminated on the hand in fourth place, and he took home $118,816 in prize money.

Brooks Was Here

In a pot that saw eight bets and raises of varying values, Eric Brooks had Q10KK exposed, while Kostritsyn had 495Q exposed. Brooks turned up his hidden cards first and showed down KQ5 for a full house. Kostritsyn mucked and he was low on chips after the hand with 375,000. Brooks increased his chip stack to 1,450,000.




 

WC 7-Stud - Final Table - Erik Seidel Eliminated in 5th Place

Ante/Bring-in/Completion: 7,000 - 10,000 - 30,000 with 30,000-60,000 limits

Players Left: 4

Chip Counts:

Alexander Kostritsyn: 1,420,000
Eric Brooks: 580,000
Minh Ly: 320,000
Fu Wong: 240,000

Eliminations:

Erik Seidel: 5th Place ($92,825)

Big Hands and Storylines:

Table Captain: Alexander Kostritsyn

Alexander Kostritsyn emerged as the table captain during the last stretch of play. Minh Ly challenged him for a while, but it proved harmful to his health as you will read below. Eric Brooks had to make kings full against Kostritsyn to eventually slow him down during the period.

Minh LyMinh Ly's Rollercoaster of Stud

Minh Ly has been all over the place over the last stretch of play. He was crippled down to 120,000 when he lost a pot with nines to Eric Brook's jacks. He quickly recovered from this by tripling up a while later. The triple up came at the courtesy of Fu Wong and Kostritsyn. Ly was all in on fourth street, and Kostritsyn was able to bet Wong off the pot on seventh street. Ly and Kostritsyn then flipped up their hands:

Ly: (99)49J4(2)
Kostritsyn: (KQ) Q10Q5(A)

Ly was back in action and he was sailing smooth until he was crippled again a few minutes later. Once again though, he put together a string if double-ups that was punctuated by quad kings to grow his stack to 200,000.

Erik Seidel Eliminated in Fifth Place ($92,825)
Erik Seidel
Seidel was low once again during this stretch, and he did manage to double up and prolong his tournament life when he doubled up against Kostritsyn with aces up. He was still low with 400,000 after the hand, and it proved to be not enough to sustain the consummate professional. Seidel called off the last of his chips on sixth street against Ly, and when the dust settled on seventh street Seidel was behind. Their cards:

Seidel: (55)KQ4A(7)
Ly: (A5)A10J7(Q)

Seidel was eliminated in fifth place after the hand, and he took home $92,825 in prize money for his 48th WSOP cash.

 

WC 7-Stud - Final Table - David Oppenheim Eliminated in 7th Place

Ante/Bring-in/Completion: 5,000 - 5,000 - 20,000 with 20,000-40,000 limits

Players Left: 5

Chip Counts:

Alexander Kostritsyn: 1,420,000
Eric Brooks: 580,000
Erik Seidel: 340,000
Minh Ly: 320,000
Fu Wong: 240,000

Eliminations:

David Oppenheim: 7th Place ($59,408)
Jim Paluszek: 6th Place ($74,260)

Big Hands and Storylines:

Seidel Won't Be Denied

Erik Seidel was crippled when he ran into the trip fives of Alex Kostritsyn early in the hour, but he went on a huge run that saw him double up four times and climb back into contention. Seidel is vying for his ninth gold bracelet at this final table, and he is dgging in to win it.
David Oppenheim
David Oppenheim Eliminated in Seventh Place ($59,408)

David Oppenheim got all of his chips into the midde on fifth street and Alex Kostrirsyn had him covered. The two players turned up their hands:

Oppenheim: (52)98QQ(mucked)
Kostritsyn: (64)5952(5)

Oppenheim was eliminated in seventh place and he took home $59,408 in prize money.

Jim Paluszek Eliminated in Sixth Place ($74,260)


Jim Paluszek was crippled down to 20,000 when he ran into a nut flush held by Fu Wong. On the very next hand Paluszek put all of his money into the middle of the table before third street and Kostritsyn called him down. Their cards:

Paluszek: (Q7)A853(4)
Kostritsyn: (108)810JK(A)

Paluszek was eliminated on the hand in sixth place and he took home $74,260 in prize money.

 

 

WC 7-Stud - FInal Table - Slow Start

Ante/Bring-in/Completion: 3,000 - 5,000 - 15,000 with 15,000-30,000 limits

Players Left: 7

Chip Counts:

Alexander Kostritsyn: 880,000
Fu Wong: 530,000
Minh Ly: 460,000
Eric Brooks: 410,000
Jim Paluzsek: 305,000
Erik Seidel: 260,000
David Oppenheim: 220,000

Eliminations:

Vassilios Lazarou: 8th Place ($48,269)

Big Hands and Storylines:

Oppenheim Falls from Chip Leader to Last Place

David Oppenheim came into the day with a solid chip lead, but he took some early licks from Minh Ly, Eric Brooks, and Jim Paluszek to fall from grace. This set up a hand where he suffered an almost fatal blow.

Oppenheim Crippled

Lazarou

Oppenheim had AQ56 exposed when Alex Kostritsyn turned over (QJ)KJQ2(J). Oppenheim mucked and he had committed most of his chips on the hand, and he now held only 45,000. Oppenheim was able to double up shortly after this misfortune with a full house of his own, but he still sat in last place after starting the day with the chip lead.

Vassilios Lazarou Eliminated in Eighth Place ($48,269)


Lazarou committed all of his chips on third street against Kostritsyn and Oppenheim. Oppenheim bet on both fourth street and fifth street to chase Kostritsyn out of the pot and the two players revealed their hands on the end.

Oppenheim: (22)2A49(6)
Lazarou: (K3)785Q(10)

Lazarou was eliminated in eighth place, and he took home $48,269 in prize money.

 

Shuffle Up and Deal...Soon

The final eight players are ready to play down to a champion in the $10,000 seven-card stud world championship. These players survived a grueling second day yesterday that finished after 3 a.m. when Phil Ivey bubbled the final table. Here is a look at the statring stacks and seating chart:

Seat 1: David Oppenheim -- 508,000
Seat 2: Alex Kostritsyn -- 495,000
Seat 3: Jim Paluzsek -- 413,000
Seat 4: Erik Seidel -- 273,000
Seat 5: Vassilios Lazarou -- 259,000
Seat 6: Minh Ly -- 424,000
Seat 7: Fu Wong -- 429,000
Seat 8: Eric Brooks -- 359,000

Cards are now in the air and the ante starts at 2,000 with a 3,000 (low card) bring-in and 10,000 completion.

 
 
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