2020 WSOP.com Bracelet Events partypoker High Roller Club
Event #67: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Days:
123

Event Info

Prize Pool $1,419,400
Players 151

Level Info

Level 24
Limits 80,000 / 160,000
Ante 20,000
Event #67: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Day 3 Completed

Congratulations to Robert Campbell, Winner of the Event #67: $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo Championship ($385,763)

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Robert Campbell
Robert Campbell

A little over two weeks ago, Australian Robert Campbell captured his first WSOP bracelet when he won the Event #33: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw for $144,027.

Today, Campbell becomes the first player at the 2019 World Series of Poker to collect multiple bracelets after he bested the 151 player field to win the Event #67: $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo Championship while also taking the top spot in the WSOP Player of the Year race.

“I had probably played less poker (coming into the summer) than I've ever played, and I felt really really excited to play. I was really excited to come to Vegas, much more excited than I had been in the past.”

Event #67: $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo Championship Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1stRobert CampbellAustralia$385,763
2ndYueqi ZhuChina$238,420
3rdMike WattelUnited States$164,647
4thMike MatusowUnited States$116,255
5thRyan HughesUnited States$83,971
6thQinghai PanUnited States$62,079
7thAndrey ZhigalovRussia$46,999
8thSteven WolanskyUnited States$36,460

The Stud Hi-Lo Championship has a storied history at the WSOP, and although it has seen numerous buy-in amounts over the years, it has been $10,000 for the majority of the years since moving from Binions. 151 players took to the felt in the final mixed game championship of the WSOP, and with it saw the fourth biggest turnout for this buy-in amount.

With a $1,419,400 prize pool created that would see the top 23 players finish in-the-money, the likes of Jack Duong (23rd), Jerry Wong (22nd), Craig Chait (20th), Tommy Hang (19th), Mark Gregorich (18th), Daniel Ospina (17th), Bryn Kenney (16th), Randy Ohel (15th), Jon Turner (13th), Anthony Zinno (12th), Eli Elezra (11th), and Jesse Martin (10th) all fell short of the final table.

Final Table Action

Following a location change that saw the final players relocate to the mini-feature table, Steven Wolansky would be eliminated in eighth-place when he failed to improve on his split threes and straight draw as Campbell made a wheel on seventh.

Campbell used this momentum to climb into the outright chip lead as Russian Andrey Zhigalov would be eliminated in seventh-place. Zhigalov held a combo draw that only improved into a pair of sevens while Yueqi Zhu’s buried jacks held true. Qinghai Pan would exit in sixth-place when his wheel draw failed to spike against Mike Matusow’s trip sevens.

Ryan Hughes lost a sizeable pot to Zhu and would be eliminated shortly after in fifth-place when he was all in with a wheel draw against Matusow and Mike Wattel and could only improve to jacks up against Wattel’s kings up.

Mike Matusow
Mike Matusow

Following the elimination of Hughes, a gigantic pot played out that saw Matusow scooped by both Zhu and Campbell. Campbell made an ace-high flush on seventh while Zhu held the low. Matusow couldn’t believe his luck as he held trip eights with flush blockers against Campbell. Clearly the crowd favorite and chasing his fifth WSOP bracelet, Matusow found a double, but his elimination in fourth-place would occur shortly after when he was all in with open sevens against Zhu’s split queens. Both players improved on sixth street to two pair, and when Matusow failed to fill up on seventh, his quest for WSOP bracelet number five would be halted.

Wattel would fall in third-place when both he and Campbell held a pair of queens. Campbell improved to queens and tens, and when Wattel was unable to improve himself, he would leave the Stud Hi-Lo Championship down to the final two players.

Heads-Up Play Begins

Campbell took the chip advantage into heads-up play, and immediately extended it to a two-to-one advantage when he made a wheel against Zhu on one of the first hands.

From there, Campbell put on a display of dominance as he won the majority of pots against Zhu and slowly chipped away furthering the gap between the two. In the heads-up clinching pot, Campbell made both an ace-high flush and a seven-low to scoop Zhu. Zhu secured a double up after that, but his elimination in second-place would occur shortly after when he started with buried tens against Campbell’s split aces when all the money went in. Zhu improved to queens up on fifth, but Campbell made a straight on seventh to claim the Stud Hi-Lo Championship title.

Robert Campbell
Robert Campbell

“More than pure. Whatever that next phase is after pure. It was really sick. I felt like 'Holy f***ing s**t man, he just got barbecued, that poor man.' It was outrageous. Even when I thought I lost, I won. That's how sick I ran.”

After winning his first WSOP bracelet just over two weeks ago, Campbell makes it a brace here at the 2019 WSOP. To go along with Campbell’s two WSOP bracelets, he has also amassed a total of nine cashes, and four final tables on his way to sitting on top of the WSOP Player of the Year race with 3079.31 points ahead of Dan Zack (2,920.76 points) and Phillip Hui (2,830.68 points).

“As long as they put my picture directly over Jeff Lisandro's it will be really good,” said Campbell about potentially being the Player of the Year. “That’s what I'd want to be done. Just straight over the top.”

Congratulations to Robert Campbell on winning his second WSOP bracelet this year and taking the current lead in the WSOP Player of the Year race.

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Yueqi Zhu Eliminated in 2nd Place ($238,420)

123md • Level 24: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Yueqi Zhu and Robert Campbell
Yueqi Zhu and Robert Campbell

Yueqi Zhu: {x-}{x-} / {q-Spades}
Robert Campbell: {x-}{x-} / {a-Clubs}

Yueqi Zhu was the bring-in, Robert Campbell completed, Zhu raised and eventually his 370,000 was in the pot.

Yueqi Zhu: {10-Hearts}{10-Spades} / {q-Spades}
Robert Campbell: {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs} / {a-Clubs}

Campbell had a decent lead with aces against Zhu's tens, while holding a ten of his own. Here were their runouts up until seventh street:

Yueqi Zhu: {10-Hearts}{10-Spades} / {q-Spades}{3-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{5-Spades}
Robert Campbell: {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs} / {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{8-Spades}

Zhu had pulled ahead with queens and tens and caught the {4-Clubs} on seventh street. Campbell turned over the {9-Hearts}, not realizing at first that it gave him a queen-high straight to win the pot and eliminate Zhu in second place.

Robert Campbell au 9,060,000 390,000
Yueqi Zhu cn Busted

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Zhu Doubles

123md • Level 24: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Yueqi Zhu: {x-}{x-} / {4-Diamonds}
Robert Campbell: {x-}{x-} / {4-Spades}

Yueqi Zhu was the bring-in, Robert Campbell completed, Zhu raised, Campbell reraised and Zhu called all in for 175,000.

Yueqi Zhu: {2-Clubs}{3-Clubs} / {4-Diamonds}
Robert Campbell: {8-Hearts}{4-Clubs} / {4-Spades}

Here were their runouts:

Yueqi Zhu: {2-Clubs}{3-Clubs} / {4-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} / {7-Diamonds}
Robert Campbell: {8-Hearts}{4-Clubs} / {4-Spades}{j-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{6-Clubs} / {2-Spades}

Zhu hit a flush on seventh street to double up.

Robert Campbell au 8,670,000 -190,000
Yueqi Zhu cn 390,000 190,000

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Campbell Scoops Zhu

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Robert Campbell
Robert Campbell

Robert Campbell had the bring-in and Yueqi Zhu completed. Campbell made it two bets and Zhu called.

Campbell bet fourth and fifth and Zhu called each time. On sixth, Zhu bet and Campbell raised. Zhu called.

Zhu: {x-}{x-} / {q-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{q-Spades} / {x-}
Campbell: {x-}{x-} / {4-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{9-Hearts} / {x-}

On seventh, Campbell bet and Zhu called.

Campbell tabled his {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{2-Clubs} for the ace-high flush and a seven-low, and Zhu mucked.

Robert Campbell au 8,860,000 960,000
Yueqi Zhu cn 200,000 -960,000

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Aces Up for Campbell

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Robert Campbell
Robert Campbell

Robert Campbell had the bring-in and Yueqi Zhu completed. Campbell made it two bets and Zhu called.

Both players checked fourth, but on fifth and sixth, Zhu bet and Campbell called.

Zhu: {x-}{x-} / {10-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{2-Hearts} / {x-}
Campbell: {x-}{x-} / {2-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{q-Spades}{j-Hearts} / {x-}

On seventh, Campbell led out and Zhu called.

Campbell tabled his {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}{2-Spades} for aces up, and Zhu mucked.

Robert Campbell au 7,900,000 700,000
Yueqi Zhu cn 1,160,000 -700,000

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Trips for Zhu

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Yueqi Zhu
Yueqi Zhu

Yueqi Zhu: {x-}{x-} / {q-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{4-Spades}{8-Hearts}
Robert Campbell: {x-}{x-} / {q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{2-Spades}

Yueqi Zhu was the bring-in, Robert Campbell completed and Zhu called.

Campbell bet from fourth to sixth, Zhu called and Campbell check-called a bet from Zhu on seventh.

Zhu tabled {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} for trip eights, Campbell mucked and Zhu won the pot.

Robert Campbell au 7,200,000 -860,000
Yueqi Zhu cn 1,860,000 860,000

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Flush for Campbell

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Yueqi Zhu: {x-}{x-} / {j-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{9-Hearts} / {x-}
Robert Campbell: {x-}{x-} / {q-Spades}{a-Spades}{k-Spades}{8-Hearts} / {x-}

Yueqi Zhu was the bring-in, Robert Campbell completed and Zhu called.

Campbell bet on fourth and fifth, Zhu called, then Campbell check-called a bet on sixth before both checked on seventh.

Campbell tabled {6-Spades}{7-Spades}{j-Clubs} for an ace-high flush, Zhu mucked and Campbell won the pot.

Robert Campbell au 8,060,000 560,000
Yueqi Zhu cn 1,000,000 -560,000

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