Poker Coverage: Poker Tournaments Casino News Sports Betting Poker Strategy

 
 
Buy-In: $10,000
Prize Pool: $1,334,800
Entrants: 142

Event 6 - $10,000 World Championship Seven Card Stud

  • Jun 01, '09 - Jun 03, '09
  •  

 
 

Updates on Final Day (Jun 03, 09)

 
 

Freddie Ellis Wins Event No. 6 ($373,744)

Freddie Ellis

Eric Drache had bet out on every single street and Freddie Ellis called with the following boards for each player:

Drache: X-X-4Diamond Suit10Heart SuitQSpade Suit5Diamond Suit
Ellis: X-X-4Heart Suit9Heart Suit3Diamond SuitJHeart Suit

Drache decided to check on seventh and Ellis bet 200,000. Drache raised for his last 20,000 on top of Ellis’ bet. Ellis called and turned up 8Diamond Suit8Heart Suit2Heart Suit for a heart flush. Drache mucked his hand and he was eliminated in second place ($231,014). Ellis took home the top prize of $373,744, his first gold bracelet, and the title of seven-card stud world champion.

Player Tags: Freddie Ellis,   Eric Drache
 

Final Table Update: Eric Drache Takes the Lead

Ante: 15,000
Low Card: 20,000
Completion: 60,000
Limits: 60,000-120,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 142

Chip Counts:

1. Eric Drache — 3,200,000
2. Freddie Ellis — 1,200,000

Average Chip Count: 2,205,000

Notable Eliminations:

None

Big Hands:

Eric Drache

Eric Drache Takes the Lead

Eric Drache: X-X-7Club Suit
Freddie Ellis: X-X-7Spade Suit

Eric Drache brought it in for 20,000 and Freddie Ellis made the call.

Eric Drache: X-X-7Club SuitJClub Suit
Freddie Ellis: X-X-7Spade SuitQDiamond Suit

Ellis bet 60,000 and Drache raised to 120,000. Ellis called.

Eric Drache: X-X-7Club SuitJClub Suit2Diamond Suit
Freddie Ellis: X-X-7Spade SuitQDiamond SuitQSpade Suit

Ellis bet 120,000 and Drache made the call.

Eric Drache: X-X-7Club SuitJClub Suit2Diamond Suit5Spade Suit
Freddie Ellis: X-X-7Spade SuitQDiamond SuitQSpade Suit4Diamond Suit

Ellis bet 120,000 and Crache called again on sixth street. After each player received his last down card Ellis bet 120,000 again and this time Drache raised to 240,000. Ellis made the call and turned over QHeart Suit9Spade Suit6Spade Suit. Drache turned over 10Club Suit9Club SuitQClub Suit for a flush and he won the pot to take a three-to-one chip lead in the heads-up final.

Player Tags: Freddie Ellis,   Eric Drache
 

Final Table Update: Ville Wahlbeck Eliminated in Third Place

Ante: 10,000
Low Card: 20,000
Completion: 50,000
Limits: 50,000-100,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 142

Chip Counts:

1. Freddie Ellis — 2,490,000
2. Eric Drache — 1,770,000

Average Chip Count: 2,205,000

Notable Eliminations:

3. Ville Wahlbeck – $152,915

Big Hands:

Freddie Ellis Dominates

Freddie Ellis: X-X-KClub Suit
Ville Wahlbeck: X-X-2Diamond Suit

Ville Wahlbeck brought it in for 20,000 and Freddie Ellis made the call.

Freddie Ellis: X-X-KClub Suit8Heart Suit
Ville Wahlbeck: X-X-2Diamond Suit8Club Suit

Both players checked.

Freddie Ellis: X-X-KClub Suit8Heart SuitJHeart Suit
Ville Wahlbeck: X-X-2Diamond Suit8Club Suit3Club Suit

Ellis bet 100,000 and Wahlbeck called.

Freddie Ellis: X-X-KClub Suit8Heart SuitJHeart Suit6Heart Suit
Ville Wahlbeck: X-X-2Diamond Suit8Club Suit3Club Suit9Spade Suit

Both players checked sixth street and after seventh street was dealt Wahlbeck bet 100,000. Ellis called and flipped over KSpade Suit9Club Suit4Club Suit. Wahlbeck mucked and his stack was low after the hand. Ellis increased his chip lead to 2.8 million.

Ville Wahlbeck Eliminated in Third Place ($152,915)

Ville Wahlbeck was down to less than 200,000 when he decided to move all in with buried kings. Eric Drache made the call with buried aces. Neither players picked up any help and Wahlbeck was eliminated in third place ($152,915).

 

Final Table Update: Hasan Habib (5th) and Max Pescatori (4th) Eliminated

Ante: 7,000
Low Card: 10,000
Completion: 30,000
Limits: 30,000-60,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 142

Chip Counts:

1. Freddie Ellis — 2,345,000
2. Eric Drache — 1,000,000
3. Ville Wahlbeck — 7405,000

Average Chip Count: 1,420,000

Notable Eliminations:

5. Hasan Habib – $80,969
4. Max Pescatori – $107,959

Big Hands:

Hasan Habib

Hasan Habib Eliminated in Fifth Place ($80,969)

Hasan Habib: X-X-JHeart Suit
Eric Drache: X-X-10Diamond Suit

Ville Wahlbeck brought it in for 10,000 and Hasan Habib completed for 30,000. Eric Drache made the call and Wahlbeckk mucked.

Hasan Habib: X-X-JHeart Suit4Heart Suit
Eric Drache: X-X-10Diamond Suit8Club Suit

Habib bet 30,000 and Drache called.

Hasan Habib: X-X-JHeart Suit4Heart SuitQDiamond Suit
Eric Drache: X-X-10Diamond Suit8Club SuitJSpade Suit

Habib bet 60,000 and Drache called.

Hasan Habib: X-X-JHeart Suit4Heart SuitQDiamond Suit5Heart Suit
Eric Drache: X-X-10Diamond Suit8Club SuitJSpade Suit6Heart Suit

Habib bet 60,000 and Drache raised to put Habib all in. Habib made the call and he flipped over ADiamond SuitKSpade Suit in the hole. Drache had him beat with 10Spade Suit6Club Suit in the hole for two pair, tens and sixes. Habib drew the KClub Suit on seventh street and he was eliminated in fifth place ($80,969).

Max Pescatori

Max Pescatori Eliminated in Fourth Place ($107,959)

Max Pescaotri: X-X-10Heart Suit
Ville Wahlbeck: X-X-9Diamond Suit

Max Pescatori moved all in for 93,000 on third street after facing a raise from Ville Wahlbeck. Wahlbeck called him down and they flipped up their hole cards:

Max Pescaotri: (QSpade SuitJClub Suit)10Heart Suit
Ville Wahlbeck: (QHeart SuitQClub Suit)9Diamond Suit

Pescatori was able to make jacks and sixes on sixth street, but Wahlbeck did him one better by making queens and eights on seventh street. Pescatori was eliminated in fourth place and he took home $107,959 in prize money.

 

Final Table Update: Slow Play Takes Over

Ante: 7,000
Low Card: 10,000
Completion: 30,000
Limits: 30,000-60,000

Players Remaining: 5 out of 142

Chip Counts:

1. Freddie Ellis — 2,345,000
2. Eric Drache — 1,000,000
3. Ville Wahlbeck — 7405,000
4. Max Pescatori — 330,000
5. Hasan Habib — 180,000

Average Chip Count: 473,333

Notable Eliminations:

None

Big Hands:

Slow Play for Dessert

Action after the dinner break has been very slow. Other than chip leader Freddie Ellis no one at the table has been able to get much going and play has stagnated.

Max Pescatori

Max Pescatori Doubles Up

Max Pescatori: X-X-9Heart SuitADiamond Suit
Hasan Habib: X-X-10Club Suit8Spade Suit

Max Pescatori bet 30,000 and both Eric Drache and Hasan Habib made the call. Freddie Ellis mucked.

Max Pescatori: X-X-9Heart SuitADiamond Suit4Heart Suit
Hasan Habib: X-X-10Club Suit8Spade SuitJDiamond Suit

Pescatori bet 60,000 and Drache mucked. Habib made the call.

Max Pescatori: X-X-9Heart SuitADiamond Suit4Heart Suit8Heart Suit
Hasan Habib: X-X-10Club Suit8Spade SuitJDiamond Suit5Spade Suit

Pescatori moved all in for his final 28,000 and Habib called. Pescatori turned over 6Heart Suit3Heart Suit in the hole for a slush and he won the hand when Habib mucked.

Player Tags: Hasan Habib,   Max Pescatori
 

Dinner Break

The final five players are now on a 60-minute dinner break.

Chip Counts:

Freddie Ellis — 1,450,000
Hasan Habib — 1,034,000
Ville Wahlbeck — 793,000
Eric Drache — 593,000
Max Pescatori — 390,000

 

Final Table Update: Greg Mueller (7th) and Ivan Scherzer (6th) Eliminated

Ante: 5,000
Low Card: 5,000
Completion: 20,000
Limits: 20,000-40,000

Players Remaining: 5 out of 142

Chip Counts:

1. Freddie Ellis — 1,700,000
2. Ville Wahlbeck — 670,000
3. Eric Drache — 600,000
4. Hasan Habib — 580,000
5. Max Pescatori — 510,000

Average Chip Count: 473,333

Notable Eliminations:

7. Greg Mueller – $53,886
6. Ivan Schertzer – $64,297

Big Hands:

Greg Mueller

Greg Mueller Eliminated in Seventh Place ($53,886)

Greg Mueller was severely short stacked when he was forced to recently move all in with buried deuces. Unfortunately for FBT Hasan Habib held split kings, which held up to win the pot and eliminate Mueller in seventh place ($53,886).

Ivan Scherzer Eliminated in Sixth Place ($64,297)

Action from fourth street:

Ivan Schertzer: X-X-JHeart Suit6Heart Suit
Eric Drache: X-X-9Heart Suit10Club Suit

Ivan Schertzer bet 20,000 and Eric Drache made the call.

Ivan Schertzer: X-X-JHeart Suit6Heart Suit2Diamond Suit
Eric Drache: X-X-9Heart Suit10Club Suit3Diamond Suit

Schertzer bet 40,000 and Drache raised to 80,000. Schertzer called all in for 20,000 and both players flipped up their hole cards. Schertzer was solid with KSpade SuitKDiamond Suit until Drache turned up ASpade SuitAClub Suit. The dealer then dealt out sixth and seventh street and here is how the hands stood at the end:

Ivan Schertzer:
(KSpade SuitKDiamond Suit)JHeart Suit6Heart Suit2Diamond SuitJDiamond Suit(9Club Suit)
Eric Drache: (ASpade SuitAClub Suit)9Heart Suit10Club Suit3Diamond Suit5Heart Suit(5Club Suit)

Drache won the hand with aces up to grow his stack to 600,000 while Schertzer was eliminated in sixth place ($64,207).

 

Final Table Update: Tim Phan Eliminated in Eighth Place ($47,532)

Ante: 4,000
Low Card: 5,000
Completion: 18,000
Limits: 18,000-36,000

Players Remaining: 7 out of 142

Chip Counts:

1. Freddie Ellis — 1,700,000
2. Ville Wahlbeck — 670,000
3. Eric Drache — 600,000
4. Hasan Habib — 580,000
5. Max Pescatori — 510,000
6. Ivan Schertzer — 280,000
7. Greg Mueller — 185,000

Average Chip Count: 473,333

Notable Eliminations:

8. Tim Phan – $47,532

Big Hands:

Tim Phan Eliminated in Eighth Place ($47,532)

Tim Phan

Tim Phan found himself all in on third street with (AClub Suit5Club Suit)2Diamond Suit and he could only watch while Freddie Ellis and Ivan Schertzer played on. Schertzer found himself all in by fifth street with rolled up tens (10Spade Suit10Club Suit)10Heart Suit. Ellies now had both of his opponents covered with (ADiamond SuitKHeart Suit)2Spade Suit9Heart Suit9Diamond Suit. Ellis didn’t improved and Scherzer was able to double up to 280,000. Phan was eliminated on the hand in eighth place and he will take home $47,532.

Player Tags: Tim Phan,   Freddie Ellis,   Ivan Schertzer
 

Final Table Update: Jeffrey Lisandro Eliminated in Ninth Place

Ante: 3,000
Low Card: 5,000
Completion: 15,000
Limits: 15,000-30,000

Players Remaining: 8 out of 142

Chip Counts:

1. Freddie Ellis — 1,220,000
2. Eric Drache — 830,000
3. Ville Wahlbeck — 670,000
4. Hasan Habib — 505,000
5. Max Pescatori — 410,000
6. Tim Phan — 295,000
7. Greg Mueller — 185,000
8. Ivan Schertzer — 130,000

Average Chip Count: 473,333

Notable Eliminations:

9. Jeffrey Lisandro – $36,367

Big Hands:

Jeffrey Lisandro

Jeffrey Lisandro Eliminated in Ninth Place ($36,367)

After a series of hands had him take some tough beats to bring his stack down close to nothing, Jeffrey Lisandro found himself all in against Greg Mueller and Ville Wahlbeck on fourth street. Mueller and Wahlbeck dueled all the way to seventh street when Wahlbr turned over two pair, kings and sixes to win the hand. Lisandro was eliminated in ninth place, taking home $36,367.

Hasan Habib! Wins a Nice Pot

Tim Phan: X-X-10Heart Suit
Fredie Ellis: X-X-JDiamond Suit
Hasan Habib: X-X-KSpade Suit

Tim Phan and Freddie Ellis called the bring-in and Hasan Habib completed to 15,000. Both opponents called.

Tim Phan: X-X-10Heart Suit9Club Suit
Fredie Ellis: X-X-JDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit
Hasan Habib: X-X-KSpade Suit7Heart Suit

Habib bet 15,000 and both opponents called.

Tim Phan: X-X-10Heart Suit9Club Suit8Club Suit
Fredie Ellis: X-X-JDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit5Club Suit
Hasan Habib: X-X-KSpade Suit7Heart Suit6Spade Suit

Habib and Phan checked and then Ellis bet 30,000. Habib and Phan both called.

Tim Phan: X-X-10Heart Suit9Club Suit8Club Suit4Diamond Suit
Fredie Ellis: X-X-JDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit5Club Suit8Spade Suit
Hasan Habib: X-X-KSpade Suit7Heart Suit6Spade Suit9Spade Suit

All three players checked sixth street and after the final card was dealt face down Habib bet 30,000. Phan made the call and Ellis mucked. Habib turned over KHeart Suit7Spade Suit3Spade Suit for a flush and Phan mucked his cards. Habib held over 500,000 after the hand.

Player Tags: Jeffrey Lisandro
 

Level 19 Update: Daniel Negreanu Eliminated

Ante: 3,000
Low Card: 3,000
Completion: 12,000
Limits: 12,000-24,000

Players Remaining: 9 out of 142

Final Table Seating Chart with Chip Counts:

NOTE: It is standard practice for a seven-card stud final table to be eight-handed, but for some reason the final table is going to be seated with nine players to start.

Seat 1: Freddie Ellis — 569,000
Seat 2: Eric Drache — 847,000
Seat 3: Jeff Lisandro — 392,000
Seat 4: Hasan Habib — 593,000
Seat 5: Ivan Schertzer — 337,000
Seat 6: Max Pescatori — 536,000
Seat 7: Greg Mueller — 222,000
Seat 8: Ville Wahlbeck — 613,000
Seat 9: Tim Phan — 167,000

Average Chip Count: 473,333

Notable Eliminations:

11. Ray Dehkhargani — $29,152
10. Daniel Negreanu — $36,267

Big Hands:

Ray Dehkhargani Eliminated in 11th Place ($29,152)

Max Pescatori: X-X-3Club Suit
Ray Dehkhargani: X-X-5Heart Suit

Max Pescatori completed to 12,000 and Ray Dehkhargani raised it to 24,000. Pescatori called.

Max Pescatori: X-X-3Club Suit6Club Suit
Ray Dehkhargani: X-X-5Heart Suit3Heart Suit

Pescatori checked and Dehkhargani bet 12,000. Pescatori check-raised to 24,000 and Dehkhargani made the call.

Max Pescatori: X-X-3Club Suit6Club Suit5Spade Suit
Ray Dehkhargani: X-X-5Heart Suit3Heart Suit8Diamond Suit

Dehkhargani checked and Pescatori bet 24,000. Dehkhargani called.

Max Pescatori: X-X-3Club Suit6Club Suit5Spade Suit4Club Suit
Ray Dehkhargani: X-X-5Heart Suit3Heart Suit8Diamond Suit-unknown card

Dehkhargani bet 24,000 and Pescatori raised to 48,000. Dehkhargani put in a third raise to move all in and Pescatori made the call. Pescatori turned up KClub SuitJClub Suit in the hole for a flush and Dehkhargani showed AHeart SuitJHeart Suit for a pair of fives and a busted flush draw. Dehkhargani was eliminated in 11th place on the hand and he will take home $29,152 in prize money.

Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu Eliminated on 10th Place ($36,267)

Daniel Negreanu tangled in a large hand with Eric Drache that knocked him down to his last 40,000 before the final blow came a few hands later. With the 7Heart Suit showing Negreanu was forced to move all in for 29,000 after Tim Phan completed. Negreanu’s hand ran out (10Diamond Suit10Club Suit)7Heart SuitJHeart SuitQDiamond Suit4Diamond Suit(8Diamond Suit) but it was not good enough to top the three kings that Phan held at the end of the hand. Negreanu was eliminated on the final-table bubble in 10th place and he will take home $36,267 in prize money.

 
 
Newsletterbanner Twitterbanner Fbbanner
Podcasts-home
 

Poker Twitter Feed Twitter-bird

More Poker Tweets