2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
Event #27: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $869,400
Players 644

Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 0 / 0
Ante 0

Christopher George Eliminated in 5th Place ($42,913)

Christopher George - 5th place
Christopher George - 5th place

Karina Jett: (XXX) / {3-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}
David Levi: {2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{k-Spades} / {4-Hearts}{8-Spades}{8-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}
Christopher George: {2-Clubs}{5-Spades}{8-Diamonds} / {a-Hearts}{2-Spades}{j-Spades}{10-Spades}

Karina Jett brought in and David Levi completed. Christopher George, by now the table short stack, raised. Both his opponents called.

George bet out on fourth street and both players called. He attempted to bet all in blind before the fifth card was dealt, but the dealer handed him back his chips, reminding him that he might not be first to act. And duly, Levi was first to act with a pair of eights. Levi checked, now George's chips went in, and both his opponents made the call.

Levi bet out on sixth street and Jett called, and then they both checked on seventh. No-one could boast a low and Levi's two pair, kings and deuces, were good enough to take the whole lot.

George hit the rail, Levi's stack increased to 890,000 and Jett's decreased to around 600,000.

Tags: Christopher GeorgeKarina JettDavid Levi

Troy Moves Into the Lead


Maxwell Troy: {6-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{q-Hearts} / {a-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Karina Jett: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} / {4-Spades}{4-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}

We just managed to catch Karina Jett check-calling bets on sixth and seventh streets, only to discover that her two pair, aces and fours, were no good against Maxwell Troy's trip queens.

Jett dropped back to 720,000 or so. Troy meanwhile moved into the lead on 1,130,000.

Tags: Maxwell TroyKarina Jett

Kangaroos & Bungees


One players whose stack has witnessed more ups and downs than a kangaroo on a bungee is Maxwell Troy's. Having recovered superbly from his poor start, he's now right back up there after taking a pot of George who is down to 420,000 as a result.

Christopher George {5-Hearts}{7-Spades}{2-Diamonds}/{8-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{7-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}
Maxwell Troy: {A-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{X}/{10-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}

This figure could be dramatically different in five minutes time, but, at the moment, Troy has circa 750,000.

Tags: Christopher GeorgeMaxwell Troy

Warga's Stack Levi-Tates North


We're seeing so many big pots at the moment that players are going from comfortable to short stack within just one hand.

David Levi: {Q-Clubs} {3-Spades}/{Q-Diamonds} {10-Diamonds} {5-Hearts} {2-Hearts}/{9-Diamonds}
David Warga: {K-Hearts} {A-Hearts}/{10-Hearts} {8-Spades} {A-Spades} {J-Clubs}/{9-Clubs}

On this occasion, Levi had his many all in, and despite an admirable peel on seventh, wasn't able to find the right card. As a result, Warga jumped back up to 400,000 whilst Levi dropped to 550,000.

Tags: David LeviDavid Warga



To cries of, "Yalah!" from the rail (rough translation: "Come on!") David Levi scooped a big pot out of the hands of Maxwell Troy with a full house, aces full of queens. Troy's full house, deuces full of fours, didn't get a look in.

Levi's stack increased to 700,000. Troy's shrank to 380,000.

Tags: David LeviMaxwell Troy

Jonathan Bascom Eliminated in 6th Place ($31,046)

Jonathan Bascom - 6th place
Jonathan Bascom - 6th place

Jonathan Bascom got his stack in again, this time against Karina Jett - but once again he survived, taking half the pot.

He anted off for a while, and then the following happened.

Bascom: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades} / {3-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{10-Clubs} / {10-Diamonds}
David Warga: (XX) / {j-Hearts}{4-Spades}{8-Hearts} - fold
Maxwell Troy: {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts} / {3-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{a-Clubs} / {6-Spades}

Bascom completed, and Warga raised. Troy reraised, and Bascom now attempted to call all in out of position. He took his chips back and waited for a while until Karina Jett decided to fold, and then he called all in. Both his opponents called.

Troy bet out on fourth street and Warga called. Troy bet out again on sixth street and this time Warga closed his eyes as though trying to enter a happy place where he had better cards than the ones in front of him. After a while he folded.

The rest of the cards were dealt, and Bascom's low failed to come in. Troy and his full house scooped the lot, and Bascom finally hit the rail.

Tags: David WargaJonathan BascomMaxwell Troy

Warga Misreads Hand, But Still Wins

Maxwell Troy
Maxwell Troy

David Warga was the aggressor, betting most streets until the river where it was checked down. Warga shrugged his shoulders and announced "just a low", but it soon emerged that he actually had a flush draw for a scoop. Troy looked about as happy as a penguin in a microwave.

David Warga: {3-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{9-Hearts}/{7-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{8-Hearts}
David Levi: {mucked on sixth)/{4-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{J-Spades}
Maxwell Troy: {X}{X}{X}/{10-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{J-Hearts}

Warga - 515,000
Troy - 255,000

Tags: David Warga

Chris Tryba Eliminated in 7th Place ($22,926)

Chris Tryba - 7th place
Chris Tryba - 7th place

Chris Tryba: {8-Clubs}{3-Spades} / {6-Spades}{3-Clubs}{10-Spades}{10-Diamonds} / {q-Hearts}
Christopher George: {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts} / {4-Spades}{8-Hearts}{7-Spades}{a-Hearts} / {9-Diamonds}

Chris Tryba completed and Christopher George, who'd brought in, squinted and made the call.

George check-called another bet from Tryba on fourth street. Tryba was first to act on fifth and his action was to bet all in for his last 23,000. George squinted again and made the call.

"OWWW!" cried Tryba as he made two pair on sixth street - in the manner of a rock god rather than as though he'd stubbed his toe. But his celebration was extremely short-lived indeed, as seventh street brought George a set of nines and sent the popular Tryba to join his supporters at the rail.

Tags: Chris TrybaChristopher George