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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $637,455
Entrants: 467

Event 53 - $1,500 Seven Card Stud 8 or Better

  • Jun 28, '09 - Jun 30, '09
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 30, 09)

 
 

Halpern Wins!

David Halpern Wins Event No. 53 ($159,390) William Kohler Eliminated in Second Place ($98,550)

William Kohler was finally grinded down to just a few big bets and they went in gradually before they were all committed on seventh street. The players boards read…

Kohler: (JDiamond Suit10Spade Suit)10Club Suit4Diamond Suit9Spade Suit6Spade Suit(QDiamond Suit)
Halpern: (KClub SuitKDiamond Suit)9Heart Suit2Spade Suit4Heart Suit7Club Suit(4Spade Suit)

Kohler’s tens went unimproved and Halpern’s pair of kings took the pot and the tournament.

 

Final Table Update: Chad Brown, Max Stern Eliminated

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 467

Chip Counts:

1. David Halpern – 1,100,000
2. William Kohler – 950,000

Average Chip Count: 1,025,000

Eliminations:

4. Chad Brown – $44,589
3. Max Stern – $64,484

Big Hands

Chad Brown

Chad Brown Eliminated in 4th Place ($44,589)

Chad Brown was all in for his last 100,000 against Max Stern.

Their cards:

Brown: (3Heart Suit4Spade Suit)-4Club SuitQHeart Suit8Heart SuitKDiamond Suit- (ADiamond Suit)
Stern: (X-X)-4Heart Suit9Spade Suit9Diamond Suit2Spade Suit-(X)

Stern’s nines that were showing were good enough to eliminate Brown in fourth place.

Max Stern Eliminated in 3rd Place ($64,484)

Max Stern was down to just 10,000 and was all in against David Halpern and William Kohler.

Their cards:

Stern: (X-X)-7Spade Suit10Spade Suit2Heart Suit7Club Suit-(X)
Halpern: (10Heart Suit9Diamond Suit)-10Club SuitQClub SuitJSpade Suit9Spade Suit-(KDiamond Suit)
Kohler: (AClub Suit5Spade Suit)-6Club Suit4Diamond Suit5Club SuitKSpade Suit-(2Club Suit)

Halpern made a king-high straight on the end to send Stern packing. Action is down to heads up.

Player Tags: Max Stern,   David Halpern,   William Kohler
 

Final Table Update: Swinford 7th, Gilbert 6th, Savage 5th

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

Players Remaining: 4 out of 467

Chip Counts:

1. David Halpern — 1,080,000
2. William Kohler — 763,000
3. Max Stern — 120,000
4. Chad Brown — 100,000

Average Chip Count: 525,375

Notable Eliminations:

7. Brian Swinford — $19,901
6. Zak Gilbert — $24,828

Big Hands

Brian Swinford Eliminated 7th Place ($19,901)

Brian Swinford is all in against Chad Brown.

Swinford: 4Heart Suit3Diamond Suit5Club Suit8Heart Suit2Club Suit2Diamond Suit10Heart Suit
Brown: 2Spade Suit6Heart Suit4Spade Suit6Club Suit7Club Suit3Heart SuitKClub Suit

Swinford makes a pair of deuces but Brown makes a pair of sixes, eliminating Brian Swinford in 7th place ($19,901).

Zak Gilbert Eliminated in 6th place ($24,828)

After being crippled by Matt Savage in a previous hand, Zak Gilbert is all in here against David Halpern.

Gilbert: 2Club Suit3Diamond Suit4Club Suit5Club SuitKSpade Suit10Spade SuitQClub Suit
Halpern: KClub Suit5Diamond Suit6Diamond Suit3Spade SuitKHeart SuitASpade Suit4Diamond Suit

Halpern makes a pair kings while Gilbert finishes with busted flush and straight draws; he is eliminated in 6th place ($24,828).

Matt SavageMatt Savage Eliminated in 5th Place ($32,465)

Matt Savage is all in on third street against David Halpern.

Savage: ADiamond Suit2Heart Suit9Heart Suit3Spade Suit10Club SuitJSpade Suit-X
Halpern: 5Spade Suit10Spade Suit10Diamond Suit8Heart Suit2Diamond SuitAHeart Suit10Heart Suit

Halpern makes trip tens on the river, Eliminating Matt Savage in 5th place ($32,465).

 

Final Table Update: Allie Prescott Eliminated in 8th Place ($16,682)

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

Players Remaining: 7 out of 467

Chip Counts:

1. David Halpern — 600,000
2. Chad Brown — 460,000
3. William Kohler — 400,000
4. Brian Swinford — 160,000
5. Matt Savage — 160,000
6. Zak Gilbert — 160,000
7. Max Stern — 70,000

Average Chip Count: 300,214

Notable Eliminations:

8. Allie Prescott – $16,682

Big Hands

Allie PrescottAllie Prescott Eliminated in 8th Place ($16,862)

Allie Prescott is all in on fifth street against Matt Savage and William Kohler. Kohler bets on 6th street and Savage folds.

Prescott: 3Spade Suit2Spade SuitJSpade Suit4Diamond SuitASpade Suit3Diamond SuitJDiamond Suit
Kohler:5Club Suit6Club Suit9Spade Suit9Club SuitAClub SuitAHeart Suit2Diamond Suit
Savage: X-X-6Heart SuitJClub Suit6Spade Suit2Heart Suit

Prescott failed to improve and is eliminated in 8th place ($16,682).

 

Final Day Update: Final Table Set

Ante: 2,000 – Low Card: 3,000 – Completion: 10,000 – Limits: 10,000-20,000

Players Remaining: 8 out of 467

Chip Counts:

1. David Halpern — 480,000
2. William Kohler — 335,000
3. Brian Swinford — 320,000
4. Chad Brown — 285,000
5. Max Stern — 235,000
6. Matt Savage — 165,000
7. Zak Gilbert — 130,000
8. Allie Prescott — 140,000

Average Chip Count: 262,287

Notable Eliminations:

12. Jose Paz — $91,66
11. Jack Rosenfeldt — $9,166
10. Vince Burgio — $12,149
9. Richard Sklar — $12,149

 

Final Day Update: 12 Players Remain

Ante: 2,000 – Low Card: 2,000 – Completion: 8,000 – Limits: 8,000-16,000

Players Remaining: 12 out of 467

Chip Counts:

1. Brian Swinford — 292,000
2. Chad Brown — 292,000
3. William Kohler — 230,000
4. Allie Prescott — 220,000
5. Max Stern — 216,000
6. David Halpern — 215,000
8. Matt Savage — 150,000
9. Jack Rosenfeldt — 106,000
10. Zak Gilbert — 90,000

Average Chip Count: 175,125

Notable Eliminations:

14. Mike Krescanko — $7,260
13. Christian Toboc — $7,260

 

Final Day Begins at 1 p.m.

In three hours, the 14 players left in event no. 53, the $1500 seven card stud 8 or better event, will be back in the amazon room to play down to a bracelet winner.

The cards will be in the air at 2 p.m. and the chip leader heading into today’s play is Chad Brown, with 311,000, who is looking to make his second final table of the series. Brian Swinford is right behind him with 300,000.

Matt Savage, a renowned poker tournament director, is trying to show the world that those who direct tournaments, can also play. Savage comes into today with 106,000 in chips. Allie Prescott, who has over $500,000 in tournament earnings, and Vince Burgio, who has over $1,500,000 in tournament earnings and a bracelet are the other notables who are left in the event.

Stay tuned as Card Player will give you complete coverage from the start of the day all the way down to the end of heads-up play.

 
 
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