2014 World Series of Poker

Event #25: $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low
Days: 2

A Chip and a Chair for Beckstead

Level 16 : 3,000-6,000, 700 ante

Stud Hi-Low

Thomas Beckstead was the extreme short stack among the remaining 49 players; in fact, he had just 800 going into the last hand. Nearly all of that — 700 to be exact — was in for the ante, meaning he had a single grey T100 chip behind. It would go in on the hand when he was dealt the {A-Diamonds}. Humberto Brenes had brought it in with a completion with the {3-Hearts}, and the rest of the field folded.

Brenes: {q-Spades}{4-Hearts} / {3-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{5-Spades}{7-Spades} / {J-Hearts}
Beckstead: {2-Hearts}{5-Clubs} / {a-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} / {K-Hearts}

Beckstead was guaranteed to stay alive on fifth street as he had an unbeatable low, but he was looking for a high to scoop. He ended up with a measly ace-king high, but much to his delight it was enough to beat Brenes' queen high.

Beckstead has staved off elimination, at least for a bit.

Player Chips Progress
Humberto Brenes cr
Humberto Brenes
30,000 -29,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Thomas Beckstead us
Thomas Beckstead
5,200 4,400

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