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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $818,100
Entrants: 606

$1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi/Low Split

  • Jun 14, '11 - Jun 16, '11
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 16, 11)

 
 

Chris Viox Wins Event #25 ($200,459)

Mike Sexton Eliminated in 2nd Place ($123,925)Chris Viox

Mike Sexton was down to under two big bets last night and climbed his way out, ending the night still on the short stack, but with a bit more breathing room. Sexton came back today swinging and won the first pot of the afternoon, but Chris Viox quickly applied the pressure and had Sexton all in on third street in a pot that ultimately cracked Viox’s two pair with a higher two pair for Sexton on the river. Sexton doubled up to stay alive this hand, but was still short with just over 500,000.

Sexton managed to tread water for a bit and then scored another near double up after scooping a big pot with a pair of sevens. At this point in the match Sexton was only a 2:1 dog in chips. Viox fought back and began raising Sexton off of consecutive hands and the rising betting structure began to quickly eat away at Sexton’s stack. He found himself at around 500,000 again when got it all in on third street with a wired pair of eights against Chris Viox’s split pair of sixes.

Sexton: 8Spade Suit 8Heart Suit 3Diamond Suit 5Spade Suit 10Club Suit 7Diamond Suit JClub Suit
Viox: 6Diamond Suit 2Diamond Suit 6Club Suit 3Club Suit QDiamond Suit 8Diamond Suit 2Club Suit

Sexton was ahead on third street when the money went, and continued to lead all the way to the river until Viox double-paired deuces. Sexton failed to improve his single pair on the river and missed the low draw as well. Viox scooped the pot, denying Mike Sexton his second gold bracelet and what would have been a repeat in this event from 1989. Mike Sexton was eliminated in 2nd place ($123,925) while Chris Viox wins his first gold bracelet in Event #25 ($200,459).

Player Tags: Mike Sexton,   Chris Viox
 

Level 29: Day 4 Begins; Viox Leads Sexton Heads-Up

NOTE: Play ended on Day 3 just before 4:00am in accordance with the ten-level rule. The final two players returned at approximately 3:00pm to resume play and will continue today until a winner is determined.

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 606

Average Chip Count: 1,363,500

Chip Counts:

1. Chris Viox – 2,090,000
2. Mike Sexton – 640,000

Payouts:

1st. $200,459
2nd. $123,925

Eliminations:

3rd. Gerard Rechnitzer – $77,097
4th. Hakon Lundberg – $55,917
5th. Tyson Marks – $40,782
6th. Cory Zeidman – $30,228
7th. Sean Urban – $22,767
8th. Hernan Salazar – $17,417

Viox Looking For 1st Gold Bracelet, Sexton Looks To Repeat
Chris Viox

With the elimination of Gerard Rechnitzer in 3rd place, Mike Sexton began heads-up play with a slight chip lead, but quickly lost it to Chris Viox early in the match. Incredibly, Viox had Sexton down to just 175,000 (less than two big bets), but he managed to climb back up to 640,000 before play stopped for the evening.

Chris Viox comes into the Day 4 as the chip leader in this final heads-up match, looking for his first gold bracelet while Mike Sexton looks for his second. Sexton comes into this match with one prior WSOP gold bracelet that he won in 1989, incredibly enough in this very same event.

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

Player Tags: Mike Sexton,   Chris Viox
 

Level 28: End of Day 3: Sexton Makes Incredible Comeback, Forces Day 4

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 606

Average Chip Count: 1,363,500

Chip Counts:

1. Chris Viox – 2,090,000
2. Mike Sexton – 640,000

Mike SextonSexton Makes Incredible Comeback, Forces Day 4

Mike Sexton started Level 28 with a slight chip lead but quickly lost it to Chris Viox after both players made a straight, Sexton to the queen and Viox to the ace. That hand gave Viox roughly a 2:1 lead, putting Sexton under one million and Viox at about 1.8.

Sexton climbed back to even with about 1.35 million each after making a ten-high straight, but that didn’t last long. Viox began to quickly whittle away Sexton’s stack, eventually getting him down to just 175,000 after cracking his wired aces with kings up in a huge pot.

Sexton fought back with a quick double up, and eventually chipped his way back up to 640,000 by the time the clock had run out. The ten-level rule is in effect, and as a result the remaining two players will return tomorrow at 3:00pm and play until a winner is determined.

Be sure to check back at 3:00pm for level-by-level updates of this final table.

Player Tags: Mike Sexton,   Chris Viox
 

Level 27: Sexton Leads Viox Heads-Up; Rechnitzer 3rd, Lundberg 4th

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 606

Average Chip Count: 1,363,500

Chip Counts:

1. Mike Sexton – 1,800,000
2. Chris Viox – 930,000

Eliminations:

3rd. Gerard Rechnitzer – $77,097
4th. Hakon Lundberg – $55,917

Hakon LundbergHakon Lundberg Eliminated in 4th Place ($55,917)

Gerard Rechnitzer doubled through Hakon Lundberg earlier in the level after drawing out a better pair of kings with a higher kicker. Rechnitzer was all in on third street with six-high against Lundberg’s wired pair of kings, but Rechnitzer drew a king on fourth street and then another on fifth, pairing kings with a high kicker than Lundberg to double through. That hand left Lundberg on the short stack and he got it all in on third street with eight-high against Chris Viox’s split kings shortly after.

Lundberg: 8Club Suit 6Spade Suit 5Heart Suit 10Club Suit 8Heart Suit JClub Suit 9Club Suit
Viox: KDiamond Suit 4Diamond Suit KHeart Suit QSpade Suit 6Heart Suit 9Diamond SuitQDiamond Suit

Viox was ahead when the money went in on third street with a split pair of kings. Lundberg failed to improve and was eliminated in 4th place ($55,917).

Gerard Rechnitzer Eliminated in 3rd Place ($77,097)
Gerard Rechnitzer

Mike Sexton raised the KClub Suit on third street, Gerard Rechnitzer reraised the 2Heart Suit and Sexton called.

Rechnitzer: 8Heart Suit 4Heart Suit 2Heart Suit KDiamond Suit JHeart Suit 7Diamond Suit 9Diamond Suit
Sexton: KSpade Suit QDiamond Suit KClub Suit QHeart Suit 8Diamond Suit 2Diamond Suit QClub Suit

Sexton bet on fourth street and Rechnitzer called. Sexton bet again on fifth street, Rechnitzer raised all in and Sexton called. Sexton had a pair of kings on fifth street while Rechnitzer had four to a flush and a low draw. Sexton double-paired on the river while Rechnitzer missed the both the high and low draws. Sexton scooped the pot and Gerard Rechnitzer was eliminated in 3rd Place ($77,097).

NOTE: With the elimination of Gerard Rechnitzer in 3rd place, Mike Sexton took a slight chip lead into heads-up play with 1,465,000 to Chris Viox’s 1,265,000.

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

 

Level 26: Viox Leads Final Four; Marks 5th

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

Players Remaining: 4 out of 606

Average Chip Count: 681,750

Chip Counts:

1. Chris Viox – 1,340,000
2. Mike Sexton – 1,015,000
3. Hakon Lundberg – 285,000
4. Gerad Rechnitzer – 90,000

Eliminations:

5th. Tyson Marks – $40,782

Tyson MarksTyson Marks Eliminated in 5th Place ($40,782)

Tyson Marks managed to score a quick double up through Mike Sexton at the beginning of the level but was still left on the short stack. Soon after he was all in on third street with king-high against Hakon Lundberg’s split pair of eights.

Marks: KClub Suit 5Heart Suit 4Diamond Suit JHeart Suit ADiamond Suit QHeart Suit 6Heart Suit
Lundberg: AClub Suit 8Spade Suit 8Club Suit JDiamond Suit 2Spade Suit KHeart Suit JClub Suit

Lundberg was ahead with a pair of eights on third street and double-paired with jacks on the river. Tyson Marks failed to improve and was eliminated in 5th place ($40,782).

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

Player Tags: Tyson Marks,   Hakon Lundberg
 

Level 25: Viox Leads Final Five; Zeidman 6th, Urban 7th

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

Players Remaining: 5 out of 606

Average Chip Count: 545,400

Chip Counts:

1. Chris Viox – 820,000
2. Gerard Rechnitzer – 700,000
3. Mike Sexton – 600,000
4. Tyson Marks – 350,000
5. Hakon Lundberg – 250,000

Eliminations:

6th. Cory Zeidman – $30,338
7th. Sean Urban – $33,767

Sean UrbanSean Urban Eliminated in 7th Place ($33,767)

Sean Urban started the level as the short stack with just 68,000 (slightly more than 1 big bet) and quickly got it all in on fourth street against Chris Viox’s pair of sevens.

Urban: 5Club Suit 4Spade Suit 2Heart Suit JHeart Suit 6Diamond Suit 4Heart Suit 9Club Suit
Viox: ADiamond Suit 7Heart Suit KHeart Suit 7Club Suit 3Diamond Suit 9Diamond Suit 5Diamond Suit

Viox was ahead with a pair of sevens when the money went in on fourth street and Urban failed to improve by the river. Chris Viox won the pot and Sean Urban was eliminated in 7th place ($33,767).

Cory Zeidman Eliminated in 6th Place ($30,338)Cory Zeidman

Cory Zeidman got the rest of his chips in on sixth street with an open pair of deuces against Gerard Rechnitzer’s ace-high.

Zeidman: ASpade Suit KHeart Suit 8Spade Suit 2Diamond Suit 2Heart Suit 5Spade Suit
Rechnitzer: 10Diamond Suit 7Club Suit 10Spade Suit 4Spade Suit 7Diamond Suit AHeart Suit

Rechnitzer opened his hand to reveal two pair (tens and sevens) for the high while Zeidman was drawing live to a high hand with a pair of deuces and had an uncontested low draw as well.

Rechnitzer drew the 10Club Suit for a full house while Cory Zeidman bricked with the ADiamond Suit and was eliminated in 6th place ($30,338).

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

Player Tags: Cory Zeidman,   Gerard Rechnitzer
 

Level 24: Hernan Salazar Eliminated in 8th Place ($17,417)

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

Players Remaining: 7 out of 606

Average Chip Count: 389,571

Chip Counts:

1. Tyson Marks – 621,000
2. Cory Zeidman – 476,000
3. Chris Viox – 450,000
4. Gerard Rechnitzer – 397,000
5. Hakon Lundberg – 346,000
6. Mike Sexton – 272,000
7. Sean Urban – 68,000

Eliminations:

8th. Hernan Salazar – $17,417

Hernan Salazar Eliminated in 8th Place ($17,417)

Hernan Salazar was eliminated right at the end of Level 23 after three players saw fourth street for one bet.

Salazar: ADiamond Suit 2Club Suit 10Spade Suit QDiamond Suit
Sexton: 8Diamond Suit 5Spade Suit QClub Suit 7Diamond Suit
Zeidman: 3Diamond Suit 3Heart Suit KSpade Suit 7Diamond Suit

Hernan Salazar bet on fourth street with two callers and everyone checked on fifth. Mike Sexton took the lead on both sixth and seventh street with Cory Zeidman calling through the seventh street and Salazar calling all in on the river.

Zeidman showed a pair of eights in the hole for two pair (eights and threes) while Sexton turned over 8 – 4 – 3 for an 8 – 7 low. Zeidman and Sexton split the pot while Hernan Salazar was the first one eliminated 8th place ($17,417).

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

Player Tags: Cory Zeidman,   Mike Sexton
 

Level 23: Warga 9th; Final Table Now Underway

NOTE: Play resumed today at 3:00pm with 23 players, and with the elimination of David Warga in 9th place ($13,531), the official eight-handed final table is now underway.

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

Players Remaining: 8 out of 606

Average Chip Count: 340,875

Chip Counts:

1. Cory Zeidman – 692,000
2. Tyson Marks – 545,000
3. Sean Urban – 320,000
4. Mike Sexton – 308,000
5. Hakon Lundberg – 294,000
6. Hernan Salazar – 258,000
7. Chris Viox – 135,000
8. Gerard Rechnitzer – 68,000

Payouts:

1st. $200,459
2nd. $123,925
3rd. $77,907
4th. $55,917
5th. $40,782
6th. $30,228
7th. $22,767
8th. $17,417

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

 

Day 3 Begins at 3 P.M.

Mike SextonDay 3 in the $1,500 seven-card stud eight-or-better event has 23 players remaining in the hunt for the top prize worth $200,459. The final day of the tournament will begin at 3 p.m. and when play gets down to the final table you can follow along with the action on CardPlayer.com’s hourly reports.

Cory Zeidman is the unofficial chip leader with 217,500 and he is joined at the top by notables Norman Chad, Chris Viox, and Tony Ma. Other pros still in the tournament include Mike Sexton, Frank Kassela, Karina Jett, Kristy Gazes, and Kirill Gerasimov.

Final Day Chip Counts:

Table Seat Player Chips
280 1 James Wheatley 93,000
280 2 Filippos Stavrakis 139,500
280 3 Frank Kassela 123,500
280 4 Hakon Lundberg 102,000
280 5 Christopher Mchugh 100,000
280 6 Ming Reslock 40,000
280 7 Cyndy Violette 94,500
280 8 Tyson Marks 147,000
286 1 David Warga 89,000
286 2 Mike Sexton 54,000
286 3 Hernan Salazar 186,500
286 4 Chris Viox 154,000
286 5 Sean Urban 208,000
286 6 Brian Twete 156,000
286 7 Kristy Gazes 40,000
286 8 Karina Jett 42,500
292 1 Tony Ma 144,000
292 2 EMPTY
292 3 John Pappas 67,000
292 4 Marc Fluss 156,500
292 5 Kirill Gerasimov 130,500
292 6 Norman Chad 179,000
292 7 Cory Zeidman 217,500
292 8 Gerard Rechnitzer 46,500
 
 
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