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Event #15: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship

Event Info

Prize Pool $1,598,000
Players 170

Level Info

Level 28
Blinds 0 / 0
Ante 0

Kassela Folds Kings


Allen Kessler: (X)(X) / {7-Spades}{6-Clubs}{8-Spades}
Frank Kassela: (X)(X) / {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{9-Spades} - fold

Kessler brought in, Kassela completed and then Kessler called. On fourth, Kassela bet and Kessler called. On fifth, Kassela checked and Kessler asked how much the bet was. After being informed that the big bet had to be 200,000, Kessler fired it. Kassela folded and Kessler picked up the pot to move to about 1.3 million chips.

Tags: Frank KasselaAllen Kessler


Jennifer Harman Eliminated in 3rd Place ($173,159)

Jennifer Harman - 3rd Place
Jennifer Harman - 3rd Place

Jennifer Harman: (X)(X) / {3-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{9-Clubs} / (X)
Allen Kessler: (X)(X) / {A-Spades}{7-Hearts}{4-Spades}{3-Hearts} / (X)

Harman brought in and Kessler completed. Harman made the call. Both players checked the next street and then Harman check-called on fifth. On sixth street, Harman checked, Kessler bet and Harman called off her last 140,000. She then flipped up the {6-Hearts}{2-Spades} while Kessler turned up the {J-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}.

Kessler already had the low locked up and then drew the {4-Hearts} to pair up. He was now freerolling as Harman queezed her last card. She found a useless {10-Clubs} underneath and that was it, Kessler won the pot and sent Harman home in 3rd place. She left with $173,159.

After the hand, Kessler asked to see the payout sheet. When he saw he was guarnateed over $276,000 he said, "Wow that's my biggest cash ever. Just give me a minute to regroup."

Tags: Jennifer HarmanFrank Kassela

Harman Slips as Kassela Pulls Away

Frank Kassela
Frank Kassela

Jennifer Harman: (X)(X) / {2-Spades}{K-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{7-Clubs} / (X)
Frank Kassela: (X)(X) / {A-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} / (X)

Harman brought in, Kassela completed and then Harman called. Harman called bets from Kassela on fourth and fifth street before both players checked sixth and seventh. Kassela turned up the {A-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} for a pair of aces and won the pot.

Kassela increased his chip-leading stack to 3.75 million while Harman dropped to 320,000.

Tags: Jennifer HarmanFrank Kassela

Kassela Scoops Kessler


Allen Kessler (X)(X) / {2-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{A-Diamonds} / (X)
Frank Kassela (X)(X) / {3-Clubs}{A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} / (X)

Kessler brought it in on third street and called Kassela's completion. Kassela check-called on fourth street, then led out on fifth and sixth. Kessler called. Both players checked on the river.

Kessler showed {4-}{4-}{2-} for fours and deuces but Kassela had him one better with {5-}{5-} in the hole for fives and treys. Kassela scooped the pot.

Tags: Frank KasselaAllen Kessler

Steve Zolotow Eliminated in 4th Place ($125,379)

Steve Zolotow - 4th Place
Steve Zolotow - 4th Place

After Allen Kessler brought in with the {4-Spades}, Steve Zolotow completed with the {Q-Diamonds} up. Frank Kassela raised with the {9-Hearts} up, Kessler folded, Zolotow reraised to put himself all in and Kassela called. Here's how the boards ran out from there.

Zolotow: ({Q-Clubs})({7-Spades}) / {Q-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{6-Spades}{10-Clubs} / ({J-Spades})
Kassela: ({9-Spades})({3-Spades}) / {9-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} / ({4-Clubs})

As you can see, Kassela hit a third nine on sixth street and Zolotow failed to catch back up. He was eliminated in 4th place, taking home over $125,000 and leaving only three remaining for the bracelet.

Tags: Allen KesslerFrank KasselaSteve Zolotow

Chainsaw Cuts Down Zolotow


Steve Zolotow (X)(X) / {2-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{A-Spades} / (X)
Allen Kessler (X)(X) / {8-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{J-Hearts} / (X)

Zolotow brought it in on third street and called Kessler's completion. Zolotow check-called on fourth street, then led out on fifth. Kessler raised and Zolotow called. Zolotow check-called another bet on sixth street, then checked the river. Kessler bet and after a very long tank, Zolotow folded. He's down to 250,000 while Kessler is up to 1.5 million.

Tags: Allen KesslerSteve Zolotow

John Juanda Eliminated in 5th Place ($97,989)

John Juanda - 5th Place
John Juanda - 5th Place

John Juanda has finally succumbed here at the final table, finishing in 5th place for nearly $100,000. He got involved in a hand with chip leader Frank Kassela and here's how the boards looked.

Kassela: (X)(X) / {8-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{A-Clubs}{3-Clubs} / (X)
Juanda: (X)(X) / {6-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{7-Hearts}{K-Spades} / (X)

After Jennifer Harman brought in with the {5-Hearts}, Kassela completed and then Juanda called. Harman folded. On the next street, Kassela check-called a bet from Juanda. On fifth street, Kassela check-called again. Both players wound up checking sixth and then Kassela checked to Juanda on seventh. The multi-bracelet winner bet his last 135,000 and Kassela called.

"I think I got a scooper," said Juanda as he turned up the {K-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{4-Diamonds} for kings up.

"Three aces," responded Kassela, turning up the {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}{4-Hearts}. That was good enough to best Juanda and send him to the rail. Kassela moved up to about 2.5 million chips.

Tags: Frank KasselaJennifer HarmanJohn Juanda