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Event #20: $1,500 Seven Card Stud

Elezra Takes Majority of Mountain's Stack with Back-to-Back Straights

Djinn • Level 22: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante
Eli Elezra

Two hands in a row, it was Eli Elezra vs. Joshua Mountain all the way to showdown. The first hand saw Mountain complete showing {x-}{x-}/{4-Hearts}, called by Elezra with {x-}{x-}/{9-Diamonds} and the bring-in Scott Seiver with {x-}{x-}/{3-Diamonds}. Seiver dropped out of the hand on the next card, but Elezra riased Mountain's lead with their hands thus:

Mountain: {x-}{x-}/{4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{5-Spades}
Elezra: {x-}{x-}/{9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{7-Spades}

Mountain made the call, and check called the last two streets, having been dealt a {j-Clubs} on sixth to Elezra's {a-Clubs}. When Elezra's last bet of 20,000 was called, he turned over {10-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{k-Spades}/{9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{7-Spades} for a jack-high straight and took the pot.

The very next hand, Elezra bet on fifth street and was raised by Mountain:

Mountain: {x-}{x-}/{2-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{7-Hearts}
Elezra: {x-}{x-}/{j-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{9-Spades}

Elezra made the call and picked up the {10-Spades} to Mountain's {a-Diamonds}. Elezra fired when Mountain checked to him, and Mountain called after thinking for a while (he had 115,000 behind at this point). One more call later, Mountain was down to 95,000 as Elezra showed down a queen for another straight.

Player Chips Progress
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 650,000 376,000
Joshua Mountain us
Joshua Mountain
us 95,000 -175,000

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