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Buy-In: $10,000
Prize Pool: $1,541,600
Entrants: 164

Event 37 - $10,000 World Championship Seven Card Stud 8 or Better

  • Jun 18, '09 - Jun 20, '09
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 20, 09)

 
 

Jeffrey Lisandro Wins Event No. 37 ($431,656)

Jeffrey Lisandro_*Jeffrey Lisandro Wins Event No. 37 ($431,656) Farzad Rouhani Eliminated in Second Place ($266,804)*
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Farzad Rouhani brought it in with a deuce and Jeffrey Lisandro completed. Rouhani raised, Lisandro reraised and Rouhani put in the fourth bet. Lisandro called and both players checked fourth street.

Rouhani: (ASpade Suit5Spade Suit)2Club Suit3Club Suit10Spade Suit2Heart Suit(KDiamond Suit)
Lisandro: (6Diamond Suit2Spade Suit)6Spade Suit10Club Suit10Heart SuitKHeart Suit(5Heart Suit)

Lisandro bet on fifth and Rouhani called. Lisandro’s tens up were in the lead but up against Rouhani’s wheel draw. The cards bricked for Rouhani and Lisandro took down his second bracelet of the year and third overall.

Player Tags: Farzad Rouhani,   Jeffrey Lisandro
 

Time For Heads-Up Play!

Ante: 20,000
Low Card: 20,000
Completion: 80,000
Limits: 80,000-160,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 164

Chip Counts:

1. Farzad Rouhani —- 2,860,000
2. Jeff Lisandro — 2,150,000

Average Chip Count: 2,460,000

Notable Eliminations:

3. Mike Wattel — $176,605

Big Hands:

Mike WattelMike Wattel Eliminated in Third Place ($176,605)

Farzad Rouhani brought it in with a trey and Jeffrey Lisandro completed. Mike Wattel called and Rouhani got out of the way.

Wattel: (ASpade Suit7Spade Suit)7Heart SuitJDiamond SuitKHeart SuitX(X)
Lisandro: (4Diamond Suit5Club Suit)8Diamond Suit7Diamond Suit10Heart Suit5x(4x)

Wattel check-raised all in on fourth street and Lisandro called. On seventh, Lisandro made fives up and Wattel bricked on his pair of sevens and low draw to bust from the tournament.

Player Tags: Michael Wattel
 

Final Table Update: Mariani Out in Fourth

Ante: 10,000
Low Card: 20,000
Completion: 60,000
Limits: 60,000-120,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 164

Chip Counts:

1. Farzad Rouhani —- 2,310,000
2. Jeff Lisandro — 1,675,000
3. Mike Wattel — 895,000

Average Chip Count: 1,640,000

Notable Eliminations:

4. Frank Mariani — $124,684

Big Hands:

Frank Mariani Eliminated in Fourth Place ($124,684)

After being crippled in the previous hand, Frank Mariani was all in on his ante and called in three places.

Wattel — (X-X)5Heart Suit6Spade Suit8Club SuitJHeart Suit
Rouhani — (X-X)10Spade SuitAHeart Suit5Heart Suit10Heart Suit(X)
Lisandro — (X-X)QSpade Suit7Diamond SuitASpade Suit5Diamond Suit(X)
Mariani — (X-X)Kx7Spade Suit5Spade SuitKx(X)

Jeff Lisandro made the best low and Farzad Rouhani showed queens up to take the high. Mariani couldn’t improve on his kings and was eliminated.

 

Final Table Update: Down to Four

Ante: 10,000
Low Card: 10,000
Completion: 40,000
Limits: 40,000-80,000

Players Remaining: 4 out of 164

Chip Counts:

1. Farzad Rouhani —- 2,138,000
2. Jeff Lisandro — 1,010,000
3. Frank Mariani — 841,000
4. Mike Wattel — 833,000

Average Chip Count: 1,230,000

Notable Eliminations:

6. Abe Mosseri — $74,258
5. Yan Chen — $93,513

Big Hands:

Abe MosseriAbe Mosseri Eliminated in Sixth Place ($74,258)

Mike Wattel brought it in with a four and Frank Mariani completed. Abe Mosseri raised Wattel out and Mariani called.

On fourth street, Mariani called another bet from Mosseri and they both got it in during a raising war on sixth.

Frank Mariani — (9x-7x)9Club Suit6Club Suit7Diamond Suit9Spade Suit(X)
Abe Mosseri — (Qx-7x)QSpade Suit5Heart Suit2Diamond Suit8Diamond Suit(8x)

Mariani filled up his nines on sixth street and Mosseri failed to make a low with his queens to bust in sixth place.

Yan Chen Eliminated in Fifth Place ($93,513)

Yan Chen brought it in for his last 19,000 and Farzad Rouhani made the call.

Yan Chen — (ASpade Suit-2Club Suit)7Club SuitKSpade SuitJSpade Suit2Spade Suit(10Club Suit)
Frank Mariani — (6Diamond Suit5Diamond Suit)ADiamond Suit6Club Suit10Heart Suit3Heart Suit(X)

Rouhani could only make a pair of sixes but that was enough to bust Chen who could only show a pair of deuces and a busted spade flush draw.

 

Final Table Update: Slow Again

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

Players Remaining: 6 out of 164

Chip Counts:

1. Farzad Rouhani — 1,411,000
2. Abe Mosseri — 1,143,000
3. Jeffrey Lisandro — 1,042,000
4. Yan Chen — 584,000
5. Mike Wattel — 443,000
6. Frank Mariani — 329,000

Average Chip Count: 820,000

Notable Eliminations:

7. Doyle Brunson – $62,234

Big Hands:

Farzad Rouhani

Farzad Rouhani vs. Jeffrey Lisandro

Farzad Rouhani brought it in and Jeffrey Lisandro completed. Rouhani called and then he check-called on fourth street. Rouhani led out on both fifth and sixth street and Lisandro called on fifth, but raised on sixth. Rouhandi called the raise and then both players checked seventh street. Their cards:

Rouhani: (X-X)2Club SuitJClub Suit5Spade Suit5Diamond Suit(X)
Lisandro: (X-X)8Spade Suit6Spade SuitQDiamond Suit3Club Suit(X)

Rouhani flipped over J-2-2 for a full house and Lisandro mucked. Rouhani was up to 1,411,000 after the hand which was good for the chip lead.

Player Tags: Farzad Rouhani,   Jeffrey Lisandro
 

Final Table Update: Doyle Brunson Eliminated in Seventh Place

Ante: 5,000
Low Card: 7,000
Completion: 25,000
Limits: 25,000-50,000

Players Remaining: 6 out of 164

NOTE: The players went on a 60-minute dinner break after Doyle Brunson was eliminated and they will return at 7:10 p.m.

Chip Counts:

1. Abe Mosseri — 1,414,000
2. Farzad Rouhani — 1,066,000
3. Jeffrey Lisandro — 967,000
4. Yan Chen — 544,000
5. Frank Mariani — 492,000
6. Mike Wattel — 466,000

Average Chip Count: 820,000

Notable Eliminations:

7. Doyle Brunson – $62,234

Big Hands:

Doyle Brunson

Doyle Brunson Eliminated in Seventh Place ($62,234)

Doyle Brunson committed his final 13,000 to the bring-in on third street and Farzad Rouhani completed. Yan Chen made the call. Rouhani bet out on fourth street and Chen mucked. Brunson and Rouhani then flipped up their hands:

Brunson: (K-Q)2Club Suit4Spade Suit9Diamond Suit7Heart Suit(X)
Rouhani: (A-4)4Club Suit4Diamond Suit10Club Suit10Spade Suit(X)

Rouhani made a full house and Brunson was eliminated in seventh place. He received a large round of applause from the audience as he made his exit.

 

Final Table Update: Justin Smith Eliminated in Eighth Place

Ante: 5,000
Low Card: 7,000
Completion: 25,000
Limits: 25,000-50,000

Players Remaining: 8 out of 164

Chip Counts:

1. Abe Mosseri — 1,476,000
2. Jeffrey Lisandro — 1,153,000
3. Yan Chen — 921,000
4. Farzad Rouhani — 872,000
5. Frank Mariani — 264,000
6. Mike Wattel — 187,000
7. Doyle Brunson — 180,000

Average Chip Count: 702,857

Notable Eliminations:

8. Justin Smith – $54,896

Big Hands:

Justin Smith

Justin Smith Eliminated in Eighth Place ($54,896)

Yan Chen bet on fourth street and only Justin Smith made the call. Both players checked fifth street and then Chen bet on sixth street. Smith made the call and on seventh street Chen bet again. Smith made the all-in call. Their cards:

Chen: (X-X)10Diamond Suit10Spade SuitQDiamond SuitJHeart Suit(X)
Smith: (X-X)9Club Suit2Spade SuitASpade Suit9Diamond Suit(X)

Chen turned over JDiamond Suit6Diamond Suit4Diamond Suit for a queen-high flush, which eliminated Smith in eighth place.

Player Tags: Yan Chen,   Justin Smith
 

Final Table Update: Slow Start

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

Players Remaining: 8 out of 164

Chip Counts:

1. Abe Mosseri — 1,167,000
2. Jeffrey Lisandro — 983,000
3. Farzad Rouhani — 859,000
4. Yan Chen — 775,000
5. Frank Mariani — 449,000
6. Doyle Brunson — 284,000
7. Justin Smith — 261,000
8. Mike Wattel — 154,000

Average Chip Count: 447,272

Notable Eliminations:

None

Big Hands:

Mike Wattel

Mike Wattel Doubles Up

Justin Smith raised on third street and Mike Wattel reraised. Yan Chen made it four bets to go and Smith mucked. Wattel reraised all in and Chen called. Their cards:

Wattel: (J-J)2Club Suit3Heart Suit2Spade Suit4Spade Suit(J)
Chen: (Q-Q)6Club SuitASpade Suit9Heart SuitKDiamond Suit(X)

Wattel drew a third jack on seventh street to make a full house and scoop the pot to double up.

Player Tags: Michael Wattel,   Yan Chen
 

Final Table Set

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

Players Remaining: 8 out of 164

Final-Table Seating Chart with Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Yan Chen — 775,000
Seat 2: Frank Mariani — 449,000
Seat 3: Abe Mosseri — 1,167,000
Seat 4: Justin Smith — 261,000
Seat 5: Doyle Brunson — 284,000
Seat 6: Mike Wattel — 154,000
Seat 7: Farzad Rouhani — 859,000
Seat 8: Jeffrey Lisandro — 983,000

Average Chip Count: 447,272

Notable Eliminations:

9. Anthony Rivera – $41,885

Big Hands:

Anthony Rivera

Anthony Rivera Eliminated in Ninth Place ($41,885)

Justin Smith brought it in with X-X-2Diamond Suit and Yan Chen completed with X-X-AClub Suit. Anthony Rivera raised with X-X-9Heart Suit and Smith mucked. Chen reraised and Rivera made the all-in call. Their cards:

Chen: (ASpade SuitJClub Suit)AClub Suit3Spade Suit4Spade Suit6Spade Suit(5Spade Suit)
Rivera: (10Heart Suit10Club Suit)9Heart Suit5Heart Suit10Heart Suit3Diamond Suit(KSpade Suit)

Chen made a flush and a 6-5 low to scoop the pot and eliminate Rivera in ninth place. The final table of eight is now set.

Left in the Deck

Doyle Brunson will be playing at his 24th World Series of Poker final table in this event today. If Brunson wins he will have 11 bracelets for his career. The win would tie him with Phil Hellmuth for the most all time.

Player Tags: Doyle Brunson,   Tony Rivera,   Yan Chen
 

Final Day Update: Down to Nine

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

Players Remaining: 9 out of 164

Chip Counts:

1. Jeff Lisandro – 970,000
2. Abe Mosseri – 935,000
3. Farzad Rouhani – 750,000
4. Anthony Rivera – 460,000
5. Yan Chen – 435,000
6. Mike Wattel – 280,000
7. Justin Smith – 220,000
8. Doyle Brunson – 210,000
9. Frank Mariani – 195,000

Average Chip Count: 447,272

Notable Eliminations:

12. Lyle Berman – $33,668
11. Scotty Nguyen – $33,668
10. Perry Friedman – $41,885

Big Hands:

Lyle Berman

Lyle Berman Eliminated in 12th Place ($33,668)

Anthony Rivera completed on third street and Yan Chen made the call. Lyle Berman raised and both opponents called. Rivera bet first on fourth street and Chen mucked. Berman made the call and Rivera then led out on fifth street. Berman made the call again and the same sequence of events repeated itself on sixth street. Rivera led out on seventh street as well and Berman mucked, leaving himself with only 60,000. Their cards:

Berman: (X-X)8Diamond SuitKHeart Suit10Heart Suit7Club Suit(X)
Rivera: (X-X)4Club SuitAClub SuitJSpade Suit5Club Suit(X)

Berman was forced to move all in on the next hand and he was eliminated from the tournament in 12th place.

Jeffrey Lisandro

Scotty Nguyen Eliminated in 11th Place ($33,668)

Perry Friedman brought it in with X-X-3Club Suit and Scotty Nguyen completed with X-X-4Club Suit. Jeffrey Lisandro raised with X-X-5Heart Suit. Friedman mucked and Nguyen made the all-in call. Lisandro made trip eights and Nguyen failed to qualify low. Lisandro scooped the pot and Nguyen was eliminated in 11th place.

Perry Friedman

Perry Friedman Eliminated in 10th Place ($41,885)

Perry Friedman was all in for his final 13,000 on third street and both Jeffrey Lisandro and Justin Smith joined him in the pot. Lisandro check-called a bet from Smith on fourth street and then both players checked on fifth and sixth streets. Lisandro checked on seventh street and Smith broke the routine by betting. Lisandro mucked. Their cards before the showdown:

Smith: (X-X)3Diamond Suit6Diamond Suit3Spade Suit7Club Suit(X)
Friedman: (X-X)ASpade Suit9Spade Suit6Club SuitQDiamond Suit(X)

Smith made trip threes to beat the pair of Queens held by Friedman, and Smith scooped the pot thanks to the fact that neither player qualified low. Friedman was eliminated in 10th place.

 
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