2020 WSOP.com Bracelet Events partypoker High Roller Club
Event #41: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
Days:
123

Event Info

Players 88

Level Info

Level 23
Limits 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 15,000
Event #41: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
Day 3 Completed

John Hennigan Wins Sixth Career Bracelet in Event #41: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship!

HillKerby • Level 23: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
John Hennigan
John Hennigan

A champion has been crowned.

John Hennigan, regarded as one of the best Seven Card Stud players on the planet is the most recent 2019 World Series of Poker bracelet winner, having just topped a field of 88 of the world’s best in Event #41: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship to earn a first place prize of $245,451.

When asked what this bracelet meant to him, Hennigan said it was a little more special than the other ones as he’s always fancied himself to be a very good stud player. However, Hennigan wasn’t the only world class player at what proved to be a star-studded final table; only one of the eight players to make the final table entered the day without a bracelet.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1John HenniganUnited States$245,451
2Daniel NegreanuCanada$151,700
3David “ODB” BakerUnited States$104,416
4Mikhail SeminRussia$73,810
5David SingerUnited States$53,621
6Chris TrybaUnited States$40,066
7Frank KasselaUnited States$30,817
8Frankie O’DellUnited States$24,419

Final Table Recap

The tournament found itself down to the final table of eight players nearing the end of Day 2 in what was supposed to be a four-day tournament. At the very end of the day, Frankie O’Dell was eliminated and the final seven players returned today for Day 3 to compete for nearly a quarter-million dollars, a WSOP bracelet, and the title of being Seven Card Stud World Champion.

Hennigan entered the day fourth in chips, with eventual runner up Daniel Negreanu coming into the day as chip leader and starting fast. Third place finisher David “ODB” Baker also got off to a hot start, taking over the chip lead during the first level of play. Baker secured the first two knockouts of the day, making queens up to best the sevens up of Frank Kassela (seventh place) and later making queens up again to send Chris Tryba (sixth place) to the rail.

Two-time bracelet winner David Singer (fifth place) was next to go, getting eliminated less than ten minutes after Tryba after hanging around with a short stack for around an hour before finally succumbing to elimination.

It was over two hours later that the next elimination occurred. Mikhail Semin, who was the sixth-place finisher of Event #29: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship for $71,505, continued his run of short-stacked survival, winning numerous all ins over the two-plus hours it took before his luck ran out and he finished in fourth place. Much like Singer and Tryba being eliminated in rapid succession, Baker was eliminated just four minutes after Semin when his pair of fours was unable to improve beyond Negreanu’s sixes.

Then the battle began. Hennigan entered heads-up play with a stack of 1.5 million, roughly 40 percent of Negreanu’s 3.7 million. Within 20 minutes, Hennigan had won several pots and stacks were even. The next 15 minutes saw Hennigan extend his chip lead and to that point, it seemed like he could run away with the tournament. However, Negreanu battled back and over the next two-plus hours, the two went back and forth, taking turns as chip leader without either player getting too far ahead of the other before stacks were all of a sudden even, again.

With about ten minutes left in what would be the penultimate level of the night, the momentum started to swing in Hennigan’s favor and he would never look back. He won a big pot with two pair, aces up, and proceeded to win several pots afterward. After a match that never saw a commanding chip lead, Hennigan found himself eclipse the four-million chip mark and it wasn’t much longer before Negreanu was under one million.

The final two hands of the night put an exclamation mark on the tournament. Hennigan found himself in a hand where he was able to get two bets in on both fifth and sixth streets before betting on seventh street and forcing Negreanu to fold, leaving himself with under two big bets in his stack. A couple of hands later, Negreanu was all in and ended up with a pair of fours that was no match to Hennigan’s aces up.

After the tournament, Hennigan gave all the credit in the world to Negreanu. “It was a very tough duel, especially for me,” Hennigan said in an interview. “He played so well, he really did not get what he deserved there. He made every right decision and it was just bad luck for him there at the end.” Hennigan said he felt like he played a great tournament up until the end but that he really needed luck when the tournament reached heads-up play.

Fortunately for Hennigan, luck was on his side. However, Hennigan is far more focused on the meaning of this victory. Having already won five bracelets prior, he had already felt happy with what he had accomplished in his career. “This is just a sentimental thing, (winning) the stud (bracelet). I’m happier with this than I would be with any other, to be honest with you.”

Daniel Negreanu Eliminated in 2nd Place ($151,700)

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Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

John Hennigan completed on his nine and Daniel Negreanu elected to call. On fourth street, Hennigan pushed in a bet that was quickly called by Negreanu. Hennigan continued to fire on fifth, again Negreanu called. Hennigan fired on sixth and Negreanu called all in for his final 55,000.

Daniel Negreanu: {j-Spades}{4-Spades} / {3-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{4-Hearts} / {x-}
John Hennigan: {a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} / {9-Spades}{j-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{a-Spades} / {x-}

Hennigan tabled {a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} for two pair and Negreanu turned over {j-Spades}{4-Spades} for a pair of sailboats with a flush draw. Hennigan flipped over his seventh card and revealed the {2-Diamonds}.

The crowd started to cheer as fan-favorite Negreanu was drawing live but the cheers turned into silence as Negreanu peeled off a {6-Diamonds} which changed nothing and he was eliminated in second place.

Congratulations to John Hennigan on winning his sixth WSOP bracelet and $245,451!

A full recap of the tournament is coming shortly.

John Hennigan us 5,280,000 235,000
Daniel Negreanu ca Busted

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Hennigan Leaves Negreanu On Fumes

HillKerby • Level 23: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
John Hennigan
John Hennigan

John Hennigan was the bring in. Daniel Negreanu completed and Hennigan made it two bets to go. Negreanu called. On fourth street, Negreanu check-called a bet from Hennigan. He then check-raised on fifth street and Hennigan called.

On sixth street, Negreanu continued with another bet and was met with a raise by Hennigan. He made the call and then checked to Hennigan on seventh street, who bet. After a couple minutes in the tank, Negreanu relinquished his hand, leaving himself with under two big bets in his stack.

John Hennigan: {x-}{x-} / {j-Hearts}{7-Spades}{6-Spades}{4-Spades} / {x-}
Daniel Negreanu: {x-}{x-} / {a-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{j-Diamonds} / {x-}

John Hennigan us 5,045,000 645,000
Daniel Negreanu ca 235,000 -665,000

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Hennigan Drops Negreanu Under a Million

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Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu completed on his king and John Hennigan pushed in two. Negreanu called and elected to lead on fourth, Hennigan called.

Hennigan fired in a bet on fifth and Negreanu thought for a brief moment before throwing his hand into the muck, shipping the pot to Hennigan.

Daniel Negreanu: {x-}{x-} / {k-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{7-Hearts}
John Hennigan: {x-}{x-} / {9-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}

John Hennigan us 4,400,000 300,000
Daniel Negreanu ca 900,000 -300,000

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Hennigan Over Four Million

HillKerby • Level 23: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
John Hennigan
John Hennigan

Daniel Negreanu was the bring in. John Hennigan completed and Negreanu defended. Hennigan then bet out on fourth and fifth with Negreanu calling both streets before action checked through sixth- and seventh streets to showdown.

Daniel Negreanu: {x-}{x-} / {2-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} / {x-}
John Hennigan: {x-}{x-} / {k-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{a-Spades}{q-Hearts} / {x-}

Hennigan tabled {a-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{4-Clubs} for aces up and won the pot, bringing his stack to more than four million chips.

John Hennigan us 4,100,000 300,000
Daniel Negreanu ca 1,200,000 -300,000

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Level:
23
Limits:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
15,000

Hennigan Increases His Lead

HillKerby • Level 22: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

John Hennigan was the bring in and Daniel Negreanu completed. Hennigan reraised and Negreanu called. Negreanu then check-called Hennigan's bet on fourth street before check-folding to another bet on fifth.

John Hennigan: {x-}{x-} / {3-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{7-Hearts}
Daniel Negreanu: {x-}{x-} / {9-Spades}{2-Clubs}{6-Clubs} (folded on fifth)

A couple of hands later, Hennigan again was the bring in and Negreanu completed. Hennigan reraised again and Negreanu called. On fourth street, Negreanu check-called a bet from Hennigan. Both players then checked all the way to showdown.

John Hennigan: {x-}{x-} / {9-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} / {x-}
Daniel Negreanu: {x-}{x-} / {q-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{9-Hearts}{3-Hearts} / {x-}

Hennigan tabled {a-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{8-Hearts} and Negreanu was unable to beat his pair of nines as he took down the pot.

John Hennigan us 3,800,000 400,000
Daniel Negreanu ca 1,500,000 -400,000

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Hennigan Starts to Grind Negreanu Down

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Daniel Negreanu completed on his queen and John Hennigan bumped it up. Negreanu called and the check-called on fourth. Negreanu bet on fifth, being called by Hennigan who led out on sixth and Negreanu chucked his.

Daniel Negreanu: {x-}{x-} / {q-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} / {x-}
John Hennigan: {x-}{x-} / {10-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{5-Hearts} / {x-}

John Hennigan us 3,400,000 300,000
Daniel Negreanu ca 1,900,000 -300,000

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