Event #50: $2,500 10-Game Mix (Six Handed)

Event Info

Buy-in $2,500
Prize Pool $846,300
Players 372

Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 0 / 0
Ante 0

To Begin the Battle... Badugi

Shamus • Level 26


The first five hands of heads-up play were Badugi hands, with four of them either being walks or raise-and-takes.

The exception saw Sebastian Saffari raise from the button, Brandon Wong three-bet, and Saffari call. Both players took two cards on the first draw. Wong checked, Saffari bet, Wong check-raised, and Saffari called.

On the second draw Wong stood pat, Saffari drew one card, Wong bet, and Saffari released his hand.

Philip Sternheimer Eliminated in 3rd Place ($87,397)

Josh_Cahlik • Level 26
Philip Sternheimer - 3rd Place
Philip Sternheimer - 3rd Place


Philip Sternheimer raised from the small blind and Brandon Wong called from the big blind. Sternheimer stood pat while Wong took two cards. Sternheimer fired another bet and Wong called. Sternheimer stayed pat and Wong took one card this time.

Sternheimer fired his last 17,000 all in and Wong announced a call. Sternheimer stood pat for the last draw and Wong announced he was drawing one card.

Sternheimer stood up and fanned his cards: {K-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{5-Spades}. He looked down at the felt.

"Oh, f***. I misread my hand," he sighed. "F***."

A surprised Wong tabled {A-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{2-Spades}. He pulled his last card, the {3-Hearts}.

"Oh, I made it anyway," said Wong.

Sternheimer quickly gathered his belongings and left the tournament area. He will take home $87,397 in third-place tournament winnings.

Philip Sternheimer gb
Philip Sternheimer
gb Busted

Tags: Brandon WongPhilip Sternheimer

Sternheimer Earns Double, But Still in Trouble

Shamus • Level 26

Limit Hold'em

The limit hold'em round saw Philip Sternheimer quickly slip down to about 125,000, then a hand arose in which Brandon Wong raised from the button, Sternheimer three-bet from the big blind, and Wong called.

Sternheimer then bet in the dark before the flop came {5-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{9-Hearts} and Wong called. The turn was the {Q-Hearts} and Sternheimer bet again (for 60,000), leaving himself but 1,000 behind. Wong raised, Sternheimer called, and Sternheimer showed {A-Spades}{Q-Spades} for trip queens and Wong {4-Spades}{4-Diamonds}. The river was the {K-Clubs} and Sternheimer had doubled.

Before the round was through, however, Sternheimer was back down to just 105,000 after losing a hand to Sebastian Saffari. That one saw Saffari raise the small blind, Sternheimer three-bet from the big blind, then Saffari call.

The flop came {A-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{3-Spades}, and Saffari check-called a Sternheimer bet. Saffari would again check-call after the {10-Spades} turn and {K-Hearts} river, then he turned over {K-Clubs}{7-Spades} for two pair. Sternheimer showed his {A-}{6-}, and was down to just over 100,000.

Brandon Wong us
Brandon Wong
us 1,670,000 -130,000
Sebastian Saffari GB
Sebastian Saffari
GB 1,020,000 68,000
Philip Sternheimer gb
Philip Sternheimer
gb 105,000 -20,000

Tags: Philip SternheimerBrandon WongSebastian Saffari


Josh_Cahlik • Level 26


Six hands of razz flew by here at the secondary feature, with no hand getting past fifth street. Very few chips were exchanged and the field has moved onto the next game: limit hold'em.

Wong Wins One

Shamus • Level 26
Brandon Wong
Brandon Wong

No-Limit Hold'em

Another quiet half-dozen hands went by in the no-limit hold'em round.

The most involved saw a button raise of 32,000 from Sebastian Saffari called by Brandon Wong in the big blind. The flop came {2-Spades}{10-Spades}{Q-Hearts}. Wong checked, Saffari continued for 26,000, and Wong called. Both players then checked the {8-Clubs} turn and {7-Spades} river.

Wong tabled {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}, and Saffari mucked.

Tags: Brandon WongSebastian Saffari

Set of Tens for Sternheimer

Shamus • Level 26


Six quick hands of seven-card stud saw little action, with the only hand reaching seventh street being the first one.

In that hand it was Sebastian Saffari completing, Philip Sternheimer raising, and Saffari calling. They checked fourth, Saffari check-called a bet from Sternheimer on fifth, then both checked sixth.

Sternheimer: ({x-}{x-}) / {8-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}
Saffari: ({x-}{x-}) / {J-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{9-Hearts}

On seventh Sternheimer led with a bet and Saffari called, then Sternheimer showed he had {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}{10-Clubs} underneath and Saffari mucked.

Tags: Philip SternheimerSebastian Saffari

A Saffari In Omaha

Josh_Cahlik • Level 26
Sebastian Saffari
Sebastian Saffari

Pot-Limit Omaha

The last full round before the break was pot-limit omaha and the round was rather dull. The first five of six hands were over before a flop was even dealt. Some fireworks did occur on the final hand of the round, however. It all began when Sebastian Saffari limped from the small blind. Philip Sternheimer made it 24,000 to go from the big blind and Saffari called.

The dealer put out a flop of {7-Spades}{2-Hearts}{J-Clubs} and Saffari checked.

"Pot," quickly announced Sternheimer.

Saffari called the bet and checked again after the {9-Diamonds} hit the turn. Sternheimer checked behind and the two saw the {a-Spades} complete the board. Saffari announced 75,000 and Sternheimer buried his face in his hands. He looked up with a dejected look on his face before finally deciding to toss his cards away.

Level: 26

No-Limit Hold'em - Razz - Limit Hold'em - Badugi LIMIT 15,000 30,000 30,000-60,000
Stud - NL 2-7 Draw - Omaha 8 7,000 10,000 30,000 30,000-60,000
PLO (No Ante) - 2-7 Triple Draw - Stud 8 NL/2-7/PLO 4,000 8,000 16,000