Robert Campbell Wins His Second Bracelet of the Summer in $10K Stud Hi-Lo, Grabs POY Lead
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A little over two weeks ago, Australian Robert Campbell captured his first WSOP bracelet when he won Event #33: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw for $144,027.
"I was really excited to come to Vegas, much more excited than I had been in the past."
Today, Campbell becomes the first player at the 2019 World Series of Poker to collect multiple bracelets after he bested the 151-player field to win Event #67: $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo Championship while also taking the top spot in the WSOP Player of the Year race.
“I had probably played less poker [coming into the summer] than I've ever played, and I felt really really excited to play. I was really excited to come to Vegas, much more excited than I had been in the past.”
Event #67: $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo Championship Final Table Results
|3||Mike Wattel||United States||$164,647|
|4||Mike Matusow||United States||$116,255|
|5||Ryan Hughes||United States||$83,971|
|6||Qinghai Pain||United States||$62,079|
|8||Steven Wolansky||United States||$36,460|
The Stud Hi-Lo Championship has a storied history at the WSOP. Although it has seen numerous buy-in amounts over the years, it has been $10,000 for the majority of the years since moving from Binions.
"I felt like 'Holy f***ing s**t man, he just got barbecued, that poor man.' It was outrageous. Even when I thought I lost, I won. That's how sick I ran."
151 players took to the felt in the final mixed game championship of the WSOP, and with it saw the fourth biggest turnout for this buy-in amount. The $1,419,400 prize pool saw the top 23 players finish in-the-money. Jack Duong (23rd), Jerry Wong (22nd), Harvey Goldstein (21st), Craig Chait (20th), Tommy Hang (19th), Mark Gregorich (18th), Daniel Ospina (17th), Bryn Kenney (16th), Randy Ohel (15th), Denis Strebkov (14th), Jon Turner (13th), Anthony Zinno (12th), Eli Elezra (11th), and Jesse Martin (10th) all fell short of the final table.
Final Table Action
Following a location change that saw the final players relocate to the mini-feature table, Steven Wolansky was eliminated in eighth-place when he failed to improve on his split threes and straight draw as Campbell made a wheel on seventh.
Campbell used this momentum to climb into the outright chip lead as Russian Andrey Zhigalov was eliminated in seventh place. Zhigalov held a combo draw that only improved into a pair of sevens while Yueqi Zhu’s buried jacks held true. Qinghai Pan exited in sixth-place when his wheel draw failed to spike against Mike Matusow’s trip sevens.
Ryan Hughes lost a sizeable pot to Zhu and was eliminated shortly after in fifth-place when he was all in with a wheel draw against Matusow and Mike Wattel and could only improve to jacks up against Wattel’s kings up.
Following the elimination of Hughes, a gigantic pot played out that saw Mike Matusow get scooped by both Zhu and Campbell. Campbell made an ace-high flush on seventh while Zhu held the low. Matusow couldn’t believe his luck as he held trip eights with flush blockers against Campbell. Clearly the crowd favorite and chasing his fifth WSOP bracelet, Matusow found a double, but his elimination in fourth-place would occur shortly after when he was all in with open sevens against Zhu’s split queens. Both players improved on sixth street to two pair, and when Matusow failed to fill up on seventh, his quest for WSOP bracelet number five was halted.
"As long as they put my picture directly over Jeff Lisandro's, it will be really good."
Mike Wattel fell in third-place when both he and Campbell held a pair of queens. Campbell improved to queens and tens, and when Wattel was unable to improve himself, he left the Stud Hi-Lo Championship down to the final two players.
Heads-Up Play Begins
Campbell took the chip lead into heads-up play, and immediately extended it to a two-to-one advantage when he made a wheel against Zhu on one of the first hands.
From there, Campbell put on a display of dominance as he won the majority of pots against Zhu and slowly chipped away furthering the gap between the two.
In the heads-up clinching pot, Campbell made both an ace-high flush and a seven-low to scoop Zhu. Zhu secured a double up after that, but his elimination in second-place occurred shortly after when he started with buried tens against Campbell’s split aces when all the money went in. Zhu improved to queens up on fifth, but Campbell made a straight on seventh to claim the Stud Hi-Lo Championship title.
Having finished runner-up in the $1,500 Omaha Mix just a couple of days ago a year after winning the event, another second place for Yueqi Zhu. This time silver was worth $238,420.
“More than pure. Whatever that next phase is after pure. It was really sick. I felt like 'Holy f***ing s**t man, he just got barbecued, that poor man.' It was outrageous. Even when I thought I lost, I won. That's how sick I ran.”
After winning his first WSOP bracelet just over two weeks ago, Campbell makes it a brace here at the 2019 WSOP. To go along with Campbell’s two WSOP bracelets, he has also amassed a total of nine cashes, and four final tables on his way to sitting on top of the WSOP Player of the Year race with 3079.31 points ahead of Dan Zack (2,920.76 points) and Phillip Hui (2,830.68 points).
“As long as they put my picture directly over Jeff Lisandro's, it will be really good,” said Campbell about potentially being the Player of the Year. “That’s what I'd want to be done. Just straight over the top.”
Congratulations to Robert Campbell on winning his second WSOP bracelet this year and taking the current lead in the WSOP Player of the Year race.
In this Series
- 1 Aria Dealer Nicholas Haynes Wins WSOP $500 Casino Employees Event
- 2 Brian Green Cracks Kings, Beats Imsirovic, Wins First WSOP Bracelet
- 3 Derek McMaster Wins 2019 WSOP Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better for $228,228
- 4 Yong 'LuckySpewy1' Kwon Wins WSOP Online Bracelet, Hellmuth Fifth for First Summer Cash
- 5 Dan Zack Claims First Bracelet After Fantastic Comeback in WSOP $2,500 Limit Mixed Triple Draw
- 6 Ben Heath Wins His First Bracelet - Conquers WSOP $50,000 High Roller for $1.48 Million
- 7 Yuval Bronshtein Wins First Bracelet After 10 WSOP Final Table Apperances
- 8 Daniel Strelitz Claims First WSOP Bracelet and $442,385 in Event #11: $5,000 NLHE
- 9 Scott Clements Wins Event #10: $1,500 Dealers Choice ($144,957)
- 10 Jeremy Pekarek Wins Event #9: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack for First Gold Bracelet
- 11 Daniel Park Wins Event #12: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty for $226,243
- 12 Alex Epstein Wins Event #8: $10,000 Short Deck for $296,277
- 13 Femi Fashakin Wins Largest-Ever Poker Tournament; BIG 50 Triumph Earns Him $1,147,449
- 14 Isaac Baron Captures Long-Awaited WSOP Bracelet in Event #16: $1,500 NLH 6-Handed
- 15 Backed by Insane Rail, Murilo Souza Wins $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. ($207,003)
- 16 Sean Swingruber Defeats Ben Yu, Wins First WSOP Bracelet in $10,000 Heads-Up
- 17 Brett Apter Wins First Bracelet in Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
- 18 Frankie O'Dell Wins His Third WSOP Omaha Hi-Lo in $10K Championship Event
- 19 Galfond, Bleznick, Zamani Fall Short as Josh "loofa" Pollock Wins Second Bracelet in $600 Online PLO Event
- 20 Eli Elezra Wins Fourth WSOP Bracelet and $93,766 in Event #20: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
- 21 Expecting Father Jorden Fox Conquers Event #22: $1,000 Double Stack to Win $420,693
- 22 Former Main Event Champ Jim Bechtel Wins $10K 2-7 Single-Draw for $253,817
- 23 Rami Boukai Wins 2019 WSOP Event #23: $1,500 8-Game Mix for $177,294
- 24 John Gorsuch Rebounds from 2 Bigs to Win 2019 WSOP Millionaire Maker for $1,344,930
- 25 Andrew Donabedian Turns $600 Into $205,605 Payday at 2019 WSOP
- 26 Michael Mizrachi Wins His Fifth Bracelet!
- 27 Stephen Song Battles To Capture First Bracelet and $341,854 in Event #28: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
- 28 "Silent Assassin" Thomas Cazayous Wins the WSOP $3K Six-Max for $414,766
- 29 Greg Mueller Wins His Third Bracelet, Takes Down WSOP $10,000 H.O.R.S.E.
- 30 Luis Zedan Wins 2019 WSOP Event #30: $1K PLO for $236,673; Will Donate 35% to Charity
- 31 Roman Korenev Wins 2019 WSOP Event #26 for $477,401 After "Marathon" Battle
- 32 Australian Robert Campbell Wins Maiden WSOP Bracelet in $1,500 Limit 2-7
- 33 Upeshka "gomezhamburg" De Silva Wins His Third Bracelet in WSOP Online Event
- 34 Howard Mash Wins First Bracelet and $662,594 in WSOP Seniors Championship
- 35 Adam Friedman Goes Back-to-Back in WSOP $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship
- 36 David Lambard Claims First WSOP Bracelet in Event #36: $3,000 NLH Shootout
- 37 Salt Lake's Robert Mitchell Wins Event #37: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack ($297,537)
- 38 Joseph Cheong Breaks Through, Wins $1K Double Stack for $687,782
- 39 Ismael Bojang Wins WSOP Gold Bracelet and $298,507 in 10th 2019 WSOP Cash
- 40 Hennigan Wins Sixth Bracelet in $10,000 Seven Card Stud, Negreanu Second
- 41 Dan 'centrfieldr' Lupo Wins $500 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack for $145,274
- 42 Aristeidis Moschonas Turns Chip-and-a-Chair into Event #42: $600 Mixed NLH/PLO Deepstack Win
- 43 Michael Blake Wins Event #39: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em, Shulman Second
- 44 Loren Klein Wins 4th Bracelet in 4 Years; Claims $127,808 in Event #43: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet
- 45 Asi Moshe Captures Third WSOP Bracelet in $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty
- 46 Stephen Chidwick Captures First WSOP Bracelet in Event #45: $25K PLO High Roller for $1,618,417
- 47 Ari Engel Wins His First WSOP Bracelet and $427,399 in Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
- 48 Luke Schwartz Latest To Win First Bracelet, Triumphs in $10K 2-7 Championship
- 49 South Korea's Jiyoung Kim Wins 2019 WSOP Ladies Championship for $167,308
- 50 Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch Does It; Wins $1,000 WSOP.com Online Event!
- 51 Brazil's Yuri Martins Dzivielevski Captures First Bracelet and $213,750!
- 52 WCOOP Winner Jonas Lauck Secures First WSOP Bracelet and $260,335 in $1,500 Turbo Bounty
- 53 Santiago Soriano Wins $371,203 and First Bracelet in the WSOP $800 Deepstack
- 54 Dash Dudley Wins Event #52: $10,000 PLO Championship ($1,086,967)
- 55 Kevin Gerhart Dominates $1,500 Razz Final Table to Win First WSOP Bracelet and $119,054
- 56 Another Day, Another Millionaire; Kainalu McCue-Unciano Wins the WSOP Monster Stack
- 57 Israel's Team Geiger Wins WSOP $1,000 Tag Team Event
- 58 Joe Foresman Wins 2019 WSOP $600 Deepstack Championship for Nearly $400K
- 59 Anthony Zinno Wins 2019 WSOP $1,500 PLO Hi-Lo for 2nd Career Bracelet; Aims for POY
- 60 Phil Hui's Dream Comes True as He Conquers $50K Poker Players Championship for $1,099,311
- 61 Scott Seiver Wins $10,000 Razz Championship for Third WSOP Bracelet
- 62 Anatolii Zyrin Denies Yueqi Zhu Title Defense to Win WSOP $1,500 Omaha Mix Title
- 63 Sejin Park Claims First-Ever Open Event Bracelet for South Korea; Wins 2019 WSOP Colossus for $451,272
- 64 Nicholas "Illari" Baris Wins $303,739 in Massive WSOP.com ONLINE Championship
- 65 Nick Schulman Wins Third Bracelet in Event #65: $10,000 PLO8 or Better Championship
- 66 David “ODB” Baker Steamrolls $1,500 Limit Hold’em to Capture 2nd WSOP Gold Bracelet
- 67 Robert Campbell Wins His Second Bracelet of the Summer in $10K Stud Hi-Lo, Grabs POY Lead
- 68 French Pro Jeremy Saderne Wins 2019 WSOP Mini Main Event ($628,654)
- 69 From Working at In-N-Out Burger to Crushing Poker; Rick Alvarado Triumphs in WSOP Crazy Eights for $888,888
- 70 Brandon "DrOctagon" Adams Wins WSOP.com ONLINE High Roller for $411,560
- 71 High Roller Joao Vieira Wins First Bracelet and $758,011 in $5,000 6-Max
- 72 Juha Helppi Finally Does It: Finnish Poker Hero Claims First Bracelet in $10K Limit!
- 73 Susan Faber Wins First Bracelet in Event #71: $500 Salute to Warriors No-Limit Hold'em
- 74 Shawn "bucky21" Buchanan Wins His First Bracelets, Takes Down $800 WSOP.com ONLINE 6-Max ($223,119)
- 75 Danny Tang Wins $50,000 Final Fifty for $1,608,406: "I Want to go Down in the History Books"
- 76 Tu Dao Wins WSOP $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Max for $133,189
- 77 James Anderson Wins 2019 WSOP Little One for One Drop for $690,686
- 78 Denmark's Maximilian Klostermeier Wins First Bracelet in Event #78: $1,500 PLO Bounty
- 79 Shankar Pillai Takes Down 2019 WSOP $1,500 Bracelet Winners Only Event
- 80 Ivan Deyra's Dream Comes True; Wins Event #79: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em ($380,090)
- 81 Boyhood Dream Achieved: Jerry Odeen Wins WSOP Bracelet for $304,793
- 82 Keith Tilston Wins 2019 WSOP $100K High Roller; Negreanu Finishes as Runner-Up
- 83 Tom Koral Wins Second Bracelet in Event #82: $1,500 NLH Double Stack ($530,164)
- 84 Taylor "Galactar" Paur Wins his Second Bracelet in $500 WSOP.com ONLINE Summer Saver
- 85 Abhinav Iyer Takes Down The Closer to Win His First Bracelet and $565,346
- 86 Alan Sternberg Wins $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed for First WSOP Bracelet
- 87 Carl Shaw Defeats Tony Dunst to Claim First Bracelet & $606,562, Hellmuth Sixth
- 88 Anuj Agarwal Wins $10K 6-Max on Last Day of 2019 WSOP ($630,747)
- 89 Denis Strebkov Wins His First Bracelet and $206,173 Top-Prize in $3k H.O.R.S.E.
- 90 Hossein Ensan Wins the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event for $10,000,000