Event #27: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Event #27: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Day 2 Completed

Michael Mizrachi Crushes Day 2 of Event #27: Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

MrPaulSeaton • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Michael Mizrachi
Michael Mizrachi

Event #27: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better has come to a close, and none other than Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi tops the field going into Day 3 play. He went on a rampage in the final level of the day, doubling his stack from the start of the final level to reach a final tally of 643,000 in chips. Mizrachi, pictured left, who owns four WSOP bracelets, including a record three in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship, was told "Congrats on your upcoming bracelet," by Jon Turner in reference to the Poker Players Championship. He may have unintentionally referenced this tournament, as Mizrachi will be wielding over three times the average stack heading into Day 3.

Notable names still in the hunt include Anna Wroblewski (189,000), the aforementioned Turner (173,000), and 2019 first-time WSOP bracelet winner Yuval Bronshtein (70,000). Others to bag include Robert Gray (510,000), Jason Daly (483,000), Cory Chaput (374,000), Jan Stein (154,000), and Eric Rodawig (55,000).

Of the 460 players to begin Day 1, just 195 players returned for Day 2 action. Of those, only 69 would walk away with a piece of the prize pool, and some of those that managed to earn a share include multiple WSOP bracelet winners Barbara Enright (27th - $3,409), and Steve Zolotow (29th - $3,409), Karina Jett (33rd - $2,991), 2018 WSOP bracelet winner Filippos Stavrakis (39th - $2,991), seven-time WSOP bracelet winner Men "The Master" Nguyen (44th - $2,688), former champ Daniel Idema (51st - $2,475), four-time WSOP bracelet winner Artie Cobb (56th - $2,475), and six-time WSOP bracelet winner Chris "Jesus" Ferguson (62nd - $2,337).

Defending champ Benjamin Dobson was unable to mount a defense, falling short of the money. Others to fail to earn a payday include bracelet winners Daniel Negreanu, Perry Friedman, Benjamin Zamani, Matt Grapenthien, Daniel Zack, Ken "Teach" Aldridge, John Esposito, and Brian Hastings, as well as Adam Owen, Norman Chad, and Alex Foxen. Cyndy Violette, searching for her 21st year with a cash at the WSOP, will have to wait for another event, as she fell on the bubble, the result of Nicholas Kiley making a straight to best her open pair of eights.

The final twenty-three players will return on Wednesday at 2 p.m. and play down to a final table of six. Be sure to stay tuned right here to PokerNews for all the action from Day 3 of Event #27: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better!

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Amazon4011Elias HouraniUnited States329,000
Amazon4013Eric RodawigUnited States55,000
Amazon4014Michael SopkoUnited States391,000
Amazon4015Yuval BronshteinIsrael70,000
Amazon4016Jon TurnerUnited States172,000
Amazon4017Matthew KellyUnited States76,000
Amazon4018Matthew SchultzUnited States98,000
Amazon4021Robert IsaksonUnited States59,000
Amazon4022Robert GrayUnited States510,000
Amazon4023Martin SawtellUnited States164,000
Amazon4024Alejandro TorresUnited States143,000
Amazon4025James DavisUnited States104,000
Amazon4026Tamon NakamuraJapan97,000
Amazon4027Jose Paz-GutierrezBolivia194,000
Amazon4028Cory ChaputUnited States374,000
Amazon4031Anna WroblewskiUnited States189,000
Amazon4032Michael MizrachiUnited States643,000
Amazon4033Jason DalyUnited States485,000
Amazon4035Jan SteinUnited States154,000
Amazon4036Joseph SantagataUnited States202,000
Amazon4037Patricia YannuzziUnited States41,000
Amazon4038Bryan PimlottUnited States45,000

Tags: Adam OwenAlex FoxenAnna WroblewskiArtie CobbBarbara EnrightBenjamin DobsonBenjamin ZamaniBrian HastingsCory ChaputCyndy VioletteDaniel IdemaDaniel NegreanuDaniel ZackEric RodawigFilippos StavrakisJan SteinJason DalyJohn EspositoJon TurnerKarina JettMichael MizrachiNorman ChadPerry FriedmanRobert GraySteve ZolotowYuval Bronshtein

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

DegenOnTour • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
us 643,000 -57,000
Robert Gray us
Robert Gray
us 510,000 60,000
Jason Daly us
Jason Daly
us 483,000 253,000
Michael Sopko us
Michael Sopko
us 391,000 96,000
Cory Chaput us
Cory Chaput
us 374,000 39,000
Elias Hourani us
Elias Hourani
us 329,000 164,000
Joseph Santagata us
Joseph Santagata
us 202,000 153,000
Jose Paz-Gutierrez bo
Jose Paz-Gutierrez
bo 194,000 98,000
Anna Wroblewski us
Anna Wroblewski
us 189,000 99,000
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us 173,000 -67,000
Martin Sawtell AU
Martin Sawtell
AU 164,000 2,000
Jan Stein us
Jan Stein
us 154,000 -26,000
Alejandro Torres us
Alejandro Torres
us 143,000 65,000
James Davis us
James Davis
us 104,000 -91,500
Matthew Schultz us
Matthew Schultz
us 98,000 -42,000
Tamon Nakamura jp
Tamon Nakamura
jp 97,000 -185,000
Matthew Kelly us
Matthew Kelly
us 76,000 55,000
Yuval Bronshtein il
Yuval Bronshtein
il 70,000 30,000
Robert Isakson US
Robert Isakson
US 59,000 -96,000
Eric Rodawig us
Eric Rodawig
us 55,000 17,000
Bryan Pimlott us
Bryan Pimlott
us 45,000 -145,000
Patricia Yannuzzi us
Patricia Yannuzzi
us 41,000 15,000

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Play Ends For The Day

BrandonTemple • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

The final 22 players have halted play for the day. Stay tuned for a full recap of the day's action.

Gray Scoops Chaput

DegenOnTour • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Robert Gray: {x-}{x-} / {6-Spades}{9-Spades}{8-Clubs}{3-Hearts} / {x-}
Cory Chaput: {x-}{x-} / {8-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} / {x-}

A player brought in with the {3-Spades} and Chaput called. Robert Gray completed the bet and the bring in folded. Chaput stuck around to see fourth street.

Chaput lead out with a bet and he was called. He continued to bet on fifth, sixth, and seventh. All bets were called except for the one on seventh where Gray put in two bets.

Gray showed {a-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{5-Clubs} for both a low and a straight and he scooped the pot.

Robert Gray us
Robert Gray
us 450,000 10,000
Cory Chaput us
Cory Chaput
us 335,000 17,000

Tags: Cory ChaputRobert Gray

Rodawig Staves Off Extinction With a Double

BrandonTemple • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Elias Hourani brought it in with the {2-Spades}, and Eric Rodawig completed with the {4-Clubs} leaving himself just 3,500 behind. Hourani raised and Rodawig called.

Hourani had {k-Clubs}{9-Clubs} in the hole, while Rodawig had {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}. Hourani caught the {2-Diamonds}, {6-Diamonds}, {q-Diamonds} while Rodawig caught {10-Hearts}, {a-Spades}, {k-Hearts}.

"Royal flush draw!" Rodawig said.

Hourani rolled his last card over, and the {4-Spades} was no help to his deuces, guaranteeing Rodawig the double before even turned his {a-Clubs} over.

Elias Hourani us
Elias Hourani
us 165,000 -25,000
Eric Rodawig us
Eric Rodawig
us 38,000 -60,500

Tags: Elias HouraniEric Rodawig

Turner Makes Kelly Sick

BrandonTemple • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Jon Turner: {x-}{x-}/{a-Spades}{7-Spades}{5-Spades}{q-Diamonds}/{x-}
Matthew Kelly: {x-}{x-}/{a-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}/{x-}

Catching the action on fourth street, Turner check-called a bet, then Kelly check-called a bet on fifth. Turner bet sixth and seventh, and Kelly called first, then tanked for a minute before folding on seventh. Turner showed {2-Spades}{4-Hearts} and Kelly said, "Oh, I could throw up," in response, and Turner shook his head when Kelly said, "No high, eh?"

Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us 240,000 25,000
Matthew Kelly us
Matthew Kelly
us 21,000 -29,000

Tags: Jon TurnerMatthew Kelly

Three-Table Redraw

DegenOnTour • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Table #478PlayerTable #485PlayerTable #492Player
1Anna Wroblewski1Robert Isakson1Elias Hourani
2Maksim Karandeyev2Robert Gray2Michael Mizrachi
3Jason Daly3Martin Sawtell3Eric Rodawig
4Joseph Melancon4Alejandro Torres4Michael Sopko
5Jan Stein5James Davis5Yuval Bronshtein
6Joseph Santagata6Tamon Nakamura6Jon Turner
7Patricia Yannuzzi7Jose Paz-Gutierrez7Matthew Kelly
8Bryan Pimlott8Cory Chaput8Matthew Schultz

Sopko and Daly Chop

DegenOnTour • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Michael Sopko: {x-}{x-} / {7-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} / {x-}
Jason Daly: {x-}{x-} / {2-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} / {x-}
Jon Turner: {x-}{x-} / {3-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{10-Spades}{6-Clubs} / {x-}
Robert Gray : {x-}{x-} / {2-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} (folded on fifth)
Matthew Kelly: {x-}{x-} / {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}{7-Clubs} (folded on fifth)

Jason Daly brought in with the {2-Diamonds} and Robert Gray completed with the {2-Spades}. Calls followed by Matthew Kelly, Michael Sopko, Jon Turner, and bring in Daly.

All five players checked on fourth street and it was Michael Sopko who bet on fifth. Only Daly and Turner stuck around and the two others involved folded.

Sopko hit a pair of fours on sixth and he lead out with a bet. He was called by both Daly and Turner. Seventh street was dealt and Sopko fired another bet. Daly called but Turner folded.

Sopko took the low with an eighty-seven when he showed {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}{3-Hearts} while Daly won the high end of the pot with two pairs kings and deuces when he opened up {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{8-Clubs}.

Robert Gray us
Robert Gray
us 440,000 -30,000
Michael Sopko us
Michael Sopko
us 295,000 -30,000
Jason Daly us
Jason Daly
us 230,000 30,000
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us 215,000 60,000
Matthew Kelly us
Matthew Kelly
us 50,000 -80,000

Tags: Jason DalyJon TurnerMatthew KellyMichael SopkoRobert Gray

Hohn's Three Pair Can't Beat Three Queens

BrandonTemple • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Steve Hohn: {x-}{x-}/{2-Hearts}{6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{2-Spades}
Jan Stein: {x-}{x-}/{8-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}

Hohn brought it in, then called when Stein completed. Hohn bet fourth street after Stein checked, and Hohn called, then it was Hohn's turn to bet after Stein checked fifth. Stein called, and Hohn bet again on sixth. Stein raised to put Hohn all in for his last 12,000, and Hohn called.

Hohn turned over {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds} for jacks-up, but Stein had {q-Hearts}{q-Spades} for three queens, and Stein quickly turned his {a-Clubs} up on seventh, leaving Hohn drawing dead with his {9-Spades}.

Jan Stein us
Jan Stein
us 180,000 10,000
Steve Hohn us
Steve Hohn
us Busted

Tags: Jan SteinSteve Hohn