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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $550,800
Entrants: 408

Event 21 - $1,500 Seven Card Stud

  • Jun 10, '10 - Jun 12, '10


Updates on Final Day (Jun 12, 10)


Level 25 Update: Richard Ashby Wins

Blinds: Ante: 10,000 Stakes: 40,000 – 80,000 Bringin: 10,000 Completion: 40,000

Players Remaining: 1 out of 408

Average Chip Count: 1,800,000

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Richard Ashby — 1,800,000


2. Christine Pietsch — $86,756

Big Hands:

Christine Pietsch

Christine Pietsch Eliminated in 2nd Place ($86,756), Richard Ashby Wins Event No. 21 ($140,467)

Richard Ashby brought in and called the completion of Christine Pietsch. Pietsch bet on fourth street, Ashby raised and Pietsch reraised all in.

Richard Ashby: (QDiamond Suit-QClub Suit)-3Heart Suit-7Diamond Suit-9Club Suit-7Spade Suit-(JSpade Suit)
Christine Pietsch: (KClub Suit-10Diamond Suit)-JClub Suit-8Club Suit-10Spade Suit-ADiamond Suit-(2Heart Suit)

Pietsch was not able to overcome Ashby’s queens in the hole (and his improvement to two pair) and was eliminated in second place.

Player Tags: Richard Ashby,   Christine Pietsch

Level 24 Update: Dan Heimiller and Darren Shebell Eliminated

Blinds: Ante: 7,000 Stakes: 30,000 – 60,000 Bringin: 10,000 Completion: 30,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 408

Average Chip Count: 887,500

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Christine Pietsch — 1,170,000
2. Richard Ashby — 605,000


4. Dan Heimiller — $40,544
3. Darren Shebell — $55,955

Big Hands:

Dan Heimiller

Dan Heimiller Eliminated in 4th Place ($40,544)

Dan Heimiller and Richard Ashby were tangled up in a hand. Both players checked on fourth street before. Ashby bet fifth and Heimiller called for his tournament life.

Heimiller: (4Club Suit-3Spade Suit)-4Heart Suit-7Club Suit-Heart Suit-10Spade Suit-(X)

Ashby: (9Spade Suit-7Spade Suit)-AHeart Suit-10Heart Suit-6Diamond Suit-2Club Suit-(8Diamond Suit)

Heimiller’s pair of fours were ahead up until seventh street. Ashby squeezed and hit his gutshot to send Heimiller to the rail. Ashby was at 260,000 after the hand.

Darren Shebell Eliminated in Third Place ($55,955)

Darren Shebell was all in on fifth street against Richard Ashby.

Shebell: (6Diamond Suit-6Spade Suit)-9Diamond Suit-ADiamond Suit-JDiamond Suit-6Club Suit-(8Heart Suit)

Ashby: (8Club Suit-8Spade Suit)-KHeart Suit-2Club Suit-KSpade Suit-3Heart Suit-(KClub Suit)

Ashby had two pair versus Shebell’s pair and flush draw. Shebell hit a third six on sixth street. However, Ashby filled up on seventh street, eliminating his opponent. Ashby was at 605,000 after the hand.

Player Tags: Richard Ashby,   Darren Shebell

Level 23 Update: Owais Ahmed Eliminated

Blinds: Ante: 5,000 Stakes: 20,000 – 40,000 Bringin: 5,000 Completion: 20,000

Players Remaining: 4 out of 408

Average Chip Count: 459,000

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Christine Pietsch — 1,000,000
2. Darren Shebell — 470,000
3. Dan Heimiller — 200,000
4. Richard Ashby — 170,000


5. Owais Ahmed — $29,809

Big Hands:

Owais Ahmed

Owais Ahmed Eliminated in 5th Place ($29,809)

Rich Ashby had the bring and was called by Owais Ahmed and Darren Shebell. Christine Pietsch completed. Ashby folded while the other two players called.

Pietsch: (QDiamond Suit-JHeart Suit)-KSpade Suit3Heart Suit9Spade SuitAHeart Suit-(10Club Suit)

Ahmed: (8Diamond Suit-4Diamond Suit)-5Diamond SuitJClub SuitQClub Suit2Heart Suit-(10Heart Suit)

Shebell: (X-X)-KSpade Suit3Heart Suit9Spade SuitKHeart Suit-(X)

Pietsch led out on fourth street and Shebell raised. Ahmed called and Pietsch did as well. Shebell bet on fifth street and was called by both of his opponents. The same action occurred on sixth street but Ahmed called all in for his tournament life.

Shebell checked in the dark on seventh street. Pietsh bet and Shebell called.

Ahmed was was unable to catch up and was eliminated. Shebell mucked.


Level 22 Update: Sorel Mizzi Eliminated

Blinds: Ante: 3,000 Stakes: 15,000 – 30,000 Bringin: 5,000 Completion: 15,000

Players Remaining: 5 out of 408

Average Chip Count: 367,200

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Christine Pietsch — 600,000
2. Darren Shebell — 580,000
3. Dan Heimiller — 190,000
4. Richard Ashby — 100,000
5. Owais Ahmed — 100,000


6. Sorel Mizzi — $22,235

Big Hands:

Sorel Mizzi

Sorel Mizzi Eliminated in 6th Place ($22,235)

Christine Pietsch brought in and Richard Ashby called. Sorel Mizzi completed and Darren Shebell called. Pietsch folded and Ashby called.

Ashby bet on fourth street and Mizzi raised. Shebell and Ashby called.

Ashby checked and Mizzi bet 17,000 for the last of his remaining stack. Shebell raised and Ashby folded. Mizzi and Shebell exposed:

Mizzi: AClub SuitQHeart Suit-8Spade Suit4Spade Suit2Heart SuitKHeart Suit-8Club Suit

Shebell: 2Club Suit2Spade Suit-10Spade Suit2Diamond Suit5Club Suit7Spade Suit-KDiamond Suit

On the end, Mizzi’s pair of eights were no good against the three deuces of Shebell. Shebell was at 580,000 after the hand.

Player Tags: Sorel Mizzi,   Darren Shebell

Level 20 Update: Jon Turner and Pat Pezzin Eliminated

Blinds: Ante: 2,000 Stakes: 10,000 – 20,000 Bringin: 3,000 Completion: 10,000

Players Remaining: 6 out of 408

Average Chip Count: 262,285

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Darren Shebell — 480,000
2. Dan Heimiller — 362,000
3. Christine Pietsch — 294,000
4. Owais Ahmed — 270,000
5. Richard Ashby — 215,000
6. Sorel Mizzi — 171,000


8. Jon Turner — $12,916
7. Pat Pezzin — $16,826

Big Hands:

Jon Turner

Jon Turner Eliminated in 8th Place ($12,916)

Jon Turner: 6Heart Suit-8Club Suit-(X)-QSpade Suit-2Club Suit-QHeart Suit-QDiamond Suit

Owais Ahmed: KClub Suit-5Club Suit-3Club Suit-KDiamond Suit-10Club Suit-X-X

Owais Ahmed brought in and Jon Turner completed. Turner got the last of his chips in with a pair of queens exposed. Owais Ahmed called and Turner failed to fill up to beat Ahmed’s king-high flush by the end. Turner was eliminated.

Pat Pezzin Eliminated in 7th Place ($16,826)

Sorel Mizzi completed. Pezzin raised all in and Mizzi called. The hands were exposed. The dealer dealt the remaining cards.

Mizzi: JSpade Suit-10Heart Suit-JDiamond Suit-6Club Suit-JHeart Suit-3Spade Suit-9Diamond Suit
Pezzin: AClub Suit-6Spade Suit-6Diamond Suit-9Heart Suit-2Heart Suit-KDiamond Suit-10Diamond Suit

Pezzin was eliminated by the trip jacks of Mizzi.

Player Tags: Jon Turner,   Pat Pezzin

Final Table Starts at 3 p.m.

MizziThe final 9 players in event No. 21 ($1,500 Seven Card Stud) will begin final table play at 3 p.m.

The final 8, with seating charts and chip counts:

Seat 1: Christine Pietsch – 194,000
Seat 2: Richard Ashby – 276,000
Seat 3: Pat Pezzen – 211,000
Seat 4: Dan Heimiller – 241,000
Seat 5: Jon Turner – 83,000
Seat 6: Sorel Mizzi – 435,000
Seat 7: Darren Shebell – 320,000
Seat 8: Owais Ahmed – 78,000

The winner of the event will take $140,467.

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