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Buy-In: $2,500
Prize Pool: $559,650
Entrants: 246

Event 23 - $2,500 Seven-Card Stud

  • Jun 12, '13 - Jun 14, '13


Updates on Final Day (Jun 14, 13)


David Chiu Wins Event No. 23 ($145,520)

Level: 25

Limits: 25,000-50,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 1 out of 246

Players Eliminated:

2nd: Scott Seiver – $89,980

Live Updates:

David ChiuDavid Chiu Wins Event No. 23 ($145,520) — Scott Seiver Eliminated in Second Place ($89,980)

David Chiu: (JDiamond Suit10Club Suit) 8Spade SuitJClub Suit3Spade Suit7Diamond Suit (10Heart Suit)
Scott Seiver: (4Heart Suit3Diamond Suit) 8Heart Suit9Diamond Suit3Club Suit4Diamond Suit (AHeart Suit)

Scott Seiver posted the bring-in and David Chiu completed. Seiver called, and on fourth street Seiver bet to start the action after Chiu checked. Chiu raised to 50,000 and Seiver called. On fifth street Chiu bet and Seiver called. Sixth street brought a bet from Chiu and Seiver raised all in for 60,000.

Chiu called and Seiver was in the lead with two pair, fours and threes. Chiu made a better two pair on seventh street, jacks and tens, and he won the pot and the tournament. Seiver was eliminated in second place and he took home $89,980. Chiu was awarded the top prize worth $145,520 and an impressive fifth gold bracelet.

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Player Tags: David Chiu,   Scott Seiver

Level 24 Update: Freddie Ellis Eliminated in 3rd Place

Level: 24

Limits: 20,000-40,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 246

Average Chip Count: 922,500

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: David Chiu – 1,080,000
Seat 8: Scott Seiver – 820,000

Players Eliminated:

3rd: Freddie Ellis – $59,127

Freddie EllisLive Updates:

Freddie Ellis Eliminated in Third Place ($59,127)

David Chiu completed and both Freddie Ellis and Scott Seiver called. All three players checked fourth street and then Ellis bet out on fifth street. Chiu raised and Seiver folded. Ellis called and then Chiu bet again on sixth street.

Ellis called all in for 25,000 and he was drawing dead with a pair of nines to the full house held by Chiu, fives over sevens. Ellis was eliminated in third place and Chiu would take a stack worth 1,080,000 into the heads-up final against Seiver (820,000).

Player Tags: David Chiu,   Freddie Ellis,   Scott Seiver

Level 23 Update: Michael Mizrachi Eliminated in 4th Place

Level: 23

Limits: 15,000-30,000 with a 3,000 ante

Players Remaining: 3 out of 246

Average Chip Count: 615,000

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: David Chiu – 720,000
Seat 3: Freddie Ellis – 280,000
Seat 8: Scott Seiver – 805,000

Players Eliminated:

4th: Michael Mizrachi – $43,188

Live Updates:

Michael MizrachiMichael Mizrachi Eliminated in Fourth Place ($43,188)

Michael Mizrachi was all in for 18,000 after he completed in a hand against Scott Seiver. Scott Seiver took the lead and his final hand of trip fours was enough to top the missed straight draw of Mizrachi. Seiver was up to the chip lead after the hand with close to 900,000 and Mizrachi was eliminated in fourth place.

David Chiu Doubles Up

David Chiu: (JDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit) ASpade Suit2Heart SuitQDiamond SuitKHeart Suit (6Club Suit)
Scott Seiver: (KSpade Suit4Spade Suit) KDiamond Suit9Spade Suit2Club Suit2Diamond Suit (QClub Suit)

Scott Seiver completed and David Chiu raised. Seiver called and then both players checked fourth street. On fifth street Seiver bet and Chiu called. Seiver bet on sixth and Chiu raised. Seiver called and on seventh street Seiver bet and Chiu called all in.

Chiu held a Broadway straight to win the hand and double up to 250,000. Seiver took a hit but he still ended the level with a chip lead of 805,000.


Level 22 Update: Matthew Ashton Out 7th, Gary Benson Out 6th, Frank Kassela Out 5th

Level: 22

Limits: 12,000-24,000 with a 3,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 out of 246

Average Chip Count: 461,250

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: David Chiu – 165,000
Seat 2: Michael Mizrachi – 212,000
Seat 3: Freddie Ellis – 520,000
Seat 8: Scott Seiver – 885,000

Players Eliminated:

7th: Matthew Ashton – $18,266
6th: Gary Benson – $24,003
5th: Frank Kassela – $31,978

Live Updates:

Matthew AshtonMatthew Ashton Eliminated in Seventh Place ($18,266)

Scott Seiver completed and Freddie Ellis called. Matthew Ashton called all in for 17,000 and then Seiver opened the action again on fourth street. Ellis called and on fifth street it was Ellis who bet. Seiver called and the action reversed once again on sixth street. Seiver bet first but Ellis raised to 48,000 Seiver called and then both live players checked on seventh street.

Ellis showed the winning hand of (5Heart Suit2Heart Suit) 5Club Suit7Diamond Suit5Diamond Suit10Club Suit (9Diamond Suit) and Seiver mucked. Ashton could only muster two pair and that was behind the trip fives of Ellis. Ashton was out in seventh place and Ellis was close to 500,000.

Gary Benson Eliminated in Sixth Place ($24,003)

Freddie Ellis completed and Gary Benson raised. Ellis called and on fourth street Ellis bet. Benson called all in for 4,000 and he was already behind the trip tens of Ellis when they revealed their first four cards. Benson wasn’t able to catch Ellis’ (10Club Suit7Heart Suit) 10Diamond Suit10Spade SuitQClub SuitKDiamond Suit (5Diamond Suit). Benson was out in sixth place and Ellis continued to build his stack.

Frank KasselaFrank Kassela Eliminated in Fifth Place ($31,978)

Frank Kassela completed and Scott Seiver raised. Kassela called and then checked on fourth street. Seiver bet and Kassela called. Kassela bet 24,000 on fifth street and Seiver called. Kassela moved all in for 13,000 on sixth street and Seiver called once more. Here is how things looked after seventh street.

Seiver: (10Diamond Suit10Club Suit) 5Club Suit6Heart Suit7Spade Suit5Spade Suit (AHeart Suit)
Kassela: (ADiamond SuitQHeart Suit) 6Diamond Suit9Spade Suit6Club Suit3Club Suit (7Diamond Suit)

Kassela was eliminated in fifth place thanks to Seiver’s two pair and Seiver was over 900,000 after the hand.


Level 21 Update: Adam Friedman Eliminated in 8th Place

Level: 21

Limits: 10,000-20,000 with a 2,000 ante

Players Remaining: 7 out of 246

Average Chip Count: 263,571

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: David Chiu – 370,000
Seat 2: Michael Mizrachi – 80,000
Seat 3: Freddie Ellis – 240,000
Seat 5: Gary Benson – 60,000
Seat 6: Matthew Ashton – 70,000
Seat 7: Frank Kassela – 120,000
Seat 8: Scott Seiver – 880,000

Players Eliminated:

8th: Adam Friedman – $14,086

Adam FriedmanLive Updates:

Adam Friedman Eliminated in Eighth Place ($14,086)

David Chiu completed and Adam Friedman brought-in with a raise. Chiu called and then checked on fourth street. Friedman bet and Chiu called. Fifth street saw Friedman move all in and Chiu called.

Friedman held the lead with two pair, kings and sevens but Chiu made a Broadway straight on sixth street. Friedman wasn’t able to improve to a full house by seventh street and he was eliminated on the hand in eighth place. Chiu was over 250,000 after the hand.

Player Tags: David Chiu,   Adam Friedman

Official Final Table Begins for Event No. 23 ($2,500 Seven-Card Stud)

The final table of Event No. 23 ($2,500 Seven-Card Stud) has begun, and Card Player will be posting level-by-level updates with all major hands, current chip counts, and prize payouts.

With the elimination of Helmut Koch in ninth place ($11,008), the eight-handed final table is now set. Play will begins in Level 21 with limits of 10,000-20,000 with a 2,000 ante, and action will continue until a winner is determined. Play may be extended an additional day if it takes more than 10 levels to reach a winner as noted on the official structure sheet. With cards now back in the air, here is a look at the final table and how these players stack up:

Seat 1: David Chiu – 313,000
Seat 2: Michael Mizrachi – 320,000
Seat 3: Freddie Ellis – 85,000
Seat 4: Adam Friedman – 60,000
Seat 5: Gary Benson – 365,000
Seat 6: Matthew Ashton – 240,000
Seat 7: Frank Kassela – 180,000
Seat 8: Scott Seiver – 260,000

While only 8 remain, this event attracted a field of 246 players, creating a total prize pool of $559,650, and the top 32 players made the money. Here is a look at the final table payouts:

1st Place: $145,520
2nd Place: $89,980
3rd Place: $59,127
4th Place: $43,188
5th Place: $31,978
6th Place: $24,003
7th Place: $18,266
8th Place: $14,086

Be sure to check back with Card Player at the conclusion of each level for regular updates with all major hands, current chip counts, and prize payouts.

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