Event 10: $5,000 Seven Card Stud
Event 10: $5,000 Seven Card Stud
Day 2 Completed

Lisandro Leads Final 16 as Money Bubble Puts an End to Day 2

Chad_Holloway • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Jeff Lisandro
Jeff Lisandro

On Sunday, 145 players forked over $5,000 to take part in Event #10 Seven Card Stud and created a prize pool of $681,500. Today, 91 of those players returned with their eyes firmly fixed on making the money at the top 16, and hopefully taking home the $190,826 first-place prize. After more than ten levels of play, the money was made, but just barely as the money bubble burst right at the end of the night.

Leading the pack is 2009 WSOP Player of the Year Jeff Lisandro, who bagged up 276,500. Lisandro won three bracelets in Stud variations that year, so to say he is a favorite would be an understatement.

Unfortunately, not every one was as fortunate as Lisandro. One man who was conspicuously absent at the start of the day was last year’s runner-up, Steve Landfish. He was anted off for a bit as he overslept, but eventually returned to action. Unfortunately for him, nothing would go right as he grew extremely short stacked. In what would be his final hand, Landfish was all in after completing with the bring in, which was called Todd Barlow. Brandon Guss then raised on the side and Barlow called, action that would be repeated on the turn, fifth and sixth. Guss slowed down on seventh with a check, which led to him check-folding to Barlow's bet.

Landfish: {J-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} / {2-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{6-Spades}
Barlow: {Q-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{4-Clubs} / {8-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}
Guss: (x-x) / {A-Spades}{K-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{J-Spades}

Barlow caught a flush, which easily down Landfish's pair of sixes. Another man who failed to get anything going on Day 2 was the defending champ, Bertrand “ElkY” Grosspellier, who joined Landfish on the rail.

Other eliminations included Matt Glantz, Matt Hawrilenko, David Williams, Jason Mercier, Chris Reslock, Maxwell Troy, Cory Zeidman, Allen Cunningham, David Oppenheim, Steve Billirakis, Andy Bloch, Frank Kassela, Todd Brunson, Bill Chen and the winner of this event in 2009, Freddie Ellis, who earned the distinction of bubble boy.

Of course where many failed, a few thrived. John Monnette, Cyndy Violette, Mike Sexton, Eugene Katchalov, Perry Friedman, Nick Schulman and Bryn Kenney all managed to navigate the tough field and punch their ticket to Day 3.

End of Day 2 Chip Counts

1Jeff Lisandro276,500
2Eugene Katchalov207,000
3John Monnette188,000
4Huu Vinh179,000
5Max Pescatori170,500
6Bryn Kenney170,000
7Raymond Dehkarghani169,000
8Perry Friedman160,500
9Tim Finne133,000
10Lee Goldman124,500
11Mark Dickstein105,000
12Cyndy Violette88,000
13Yuval Bronshtein72,500
14Mike Sexton62,000
15David Rosenau43,600
16Nick Schulman14,000

Who will be the next to join this prestigious list? We’ll find out tomorrow.

Past Seven Card Stud Championship Results

2011Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier126$331,639
2010Men “The Master” Nguyen150$394,807
2009Freddie Ellis142$373,751
2008Eric Brooks158$415,856
2007Chris Reslock180$258,453
2006*Benjamin Lin182$256,620
2005*Jan Sorensen192$293,275

*Buy-in was $5,000

The remaining 16 players will return on Tuesday at 2 p.m. to play down to a winner. As always, we’ll be on hand to capture all the action, so join us then as we look to crown the Event #10 Seven Card Stud champion.

End-of-Day Chip Counts

Jeff Lisandro au
Jeff Lisandro
au 276,500 258,600
Eugene Katchalov ua
Eugene Katchalov
ua 207,000 183,500
John Monnette us
John Monnette
us 188,000 159,400
Huu Vinh US
Huu Vinh
US 179,000 158,800
Max Pescatori it
Max Pescatori
it 170,500 134,900
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 170,000 111,000
Raymond Dehkharghani US
Raymond Dehkharghani
US 169,000 152,600
Perry Friedman us
Perry Friedman
us 160,500 128,200
Timothy Finne us
Timothy Finne
us 133,000 117,500
Lee Goldman US
Lee Goldman
US 124,500 101,100
Mark Dickstein us
Mark Dickstein
us 105,000 84,100
Cyndy Violette us
Cyndy Violette
us 88,000 66,200
Yuval Bronshtein il
Yuval Bronshtein
il 72,500 53,700
Mike Sexton us
Mike Sexton
us 62,000 35,700
David Rosenau US
David Rosenau
US 61,500 31,100
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us 14,000 -20,000

Ellis' Dreams of a Second Title Come to an End on the Bubble

Freddie Ellis
Freddie Ellis

Freddie Ellis received a double from Jeff Lisandro after making a straight on seventh street, but his newfound stack of 26,000 would be short lived as he became the bubble boy on the very next hand.

It happened when Bryn Kenney brought it in with the {6-Diamonds} and Lee Goldman completed. Ellis came along for the ride, as did Kenney, and it was three-handed action to the turn. Goldman put out another bet, which was again called by both his opponents, before firing for a third time on fifth street. This time Kenney got out of the way while Ellis made the call and left himself just 7,000 behind.

The rest went in on sixth street and Ellis discovered he'd run his pair of tens into kings up. The 2009 champ needed a ten on the river, but it wasn't in the cards as he received the {K-Spades}.

Ellis: {J-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} / {10-Hearts}{6-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{4-Spades} / {K-Spades}
Goldman: {K-Hearts}{8-Hearts} / {8-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} / {5-Clubs}
Kenney: (x-x) / {6-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} fold

Freddie Ellis us
Freddie Ellis
us Busted

Tags: Freddie Ellis

Dehkharghani and the Horsemen

[user66118] • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Ray Dehkharghani began with a king showing, and he completed the bet on third street. Bryn Kenney called, and he drew the {6-Diamonds} on fourth street. Dehkharghani pulled another king and bet it, and his first motion was enough to chase Kenney out.

"You got it," he said as he mucked.

"You sure?" Dehkharghani asked, rolling over his first four cards: {K-Clubs} {K-Spades} {K-Diamonds} {K-Hearts}.

How very apocalyptic.

Tags: Ray DehkharghaniBryn Kenney

Ellis on Fumes


After both Raymond Dehkharghani and Freddie Ellis checked the turn, the former bet fifth street and was called by the latter. Ellis proceeded to check-call a bet after taking the lead on sixth, but then check-folded on seventh. He was left with just 16,000.

Ellis: (x-x) / {10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{A-Hearts} / (x)
Dehkharghani: (x-x) / {4-Spades}{J-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} / (x)

Freddie Ellis us
Freddie Ellis
us 16,000 -20,000

Tags: Freddie EllisRaymond Dehkharghani

Ellis Slides Further


Freddie Ellis brought it in with the {4-Hearts}, and Bryn Kenney called with the {8-Diamonds}. Jeff Lisandro completed showing the {Q-Hearts}, and both Ellis and Kenney put in the extra 3,000 to proceed.

Ellis: (x-x) / {4-Hearts} {4-Clubs} {3-Hearts} {A-Diamonds} / (x)
Kenney: (x-x) / {8-Diamonds} {3-Spades} muck
Lisandro: (x-x) / {Q-Hearts} {4-Spades} {K-Hearts} {6-Diamonds}

Ellis did the betting on fourth, fifth, and sixth streets, and both men checked on seventh.

"Two pair," Ellis announced, turning up {9-Spades} {7-Diamonds} {7-Hearts} / {4-Hearts} {4-Clubs} {3-Hearts} {A-Diamonds}.

Lisandro waited to make sure it wasn't aces up before showing his superior {K-Spades} {Q-Diamonds} {6-Hearts} / {Q-Hearts} {4-Spades} {K-Hearts} {6-Diamonds}. That's three pair, but he only needed two of them, and kings up earn Lisandro that pot.

Ellis is down under 50,000 now.

Jeff Lisandro au
Jeff Lisandro
au 245,000 35,000
Freddie Ellis us
Freddie Ellis
us 45,000 -30,000

Tags: Freddie EllisJeff LisandroBryn Kenney

The Plan

Chad_Holloway • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Hand-for-hand play is still in progress, and the plan is to play one more hour. It will still remaining Level 18, and if we lose a player action will come to a halt for the night. If we fail to lose anyone in an hour's time then the night will come to an end with 17 players and resume tomorrow with more hand-for-hand play.

Goldman Bests Ellis


In the last hand before the break, Bryn Kenney brought it in with the {6-Diamonds} and Lee Goldman completed. Freddie Ellis made the call while Kenney opted to get out of the way. The turn saw Ellis check-call a bet before Goldman took the lead on fifth. A bet and call followed with the same action happening on sixth. Seventh saw both players check and Goldman's nines proved enough to beat Ellis' sevens.

Ellis: {7-Spades}{7-Hearts} / {K-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} / {8-Clubs}
Goldman: {K-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} / {9-Spades}{10-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{2-Hearts}

Lee Goldman US
Lee Goldman
US 90,000 31,000
Freddie Ellis us
Freddie Ellis
us 75,000 -80,000

Tags: Freddie EllisLee Goldman

Break Dance

[user66118] • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

We've reached the scheduled ten levels, but we're on the bubble and we need to keep going. The players have been sent off for a 10-minute break, and we'll be back to play one more level in a few minutes.