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Event #67: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
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Event #67: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Day 2 Completed

Elezra Flexing Stud Muscles Again in $10K Hi-Lo Championship

mnuwwarah • Level 17: 15,000-30,000, 3,000 ante
Eli Elezra
Eli Elezra

A long Day 2 in Event #67: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship ended with an unsurprising name atop the chip counts: Eli Elezra.

Elezra has been one of the most successful players in stud variants at the WSOP in recent years. He already won the $1,500 Stud earlier this series for $93,766, his second time winning that particular bracelet after also taking it down in 2015.

Elezra, a four-time bracelet winner, bagged 1,362,000 with 16 left. He had a good stack going to the final three tables, then built it even more after going on a heater late on, highlighted by making a full house against Denis Strebkov with mere minutes left in the night. He then busted former chip leader Daniel Ospina to force a two-table redraw and end the night, as the players opted to throw their chips in bags and fade the final three minutes on the clock at 15,000/30,000.

One player with plenty of confidence and chips to chase Elezra with is Mike Matusow. "The Mouth" has been frustrated by some deep runs that fell short earlier in this WSOP, but he has positioned himself well here with 1,005,000, good for second place on the leaderboard.

Others making it through included Andrey Zhigalov, Ryan Hughes and Anthony Zinno. The latter faced off with Elezra heads up in the aforementioned $1,500 Stud event, failing on that day to add to his bracelet tally, but correcting that just a few days ago in the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better event.

While the majority of the players who went bust on Day 2 walked away empty-handed, some did manage to get paid for their efforts. There were 23 places paid and Jerry Wong, Jack Duong and Mark Gregorich were among those cashing.

The tournament continues at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, soon to go to 20,000/40,000 limits. Come back to PokerNews to keep following the Stud Hi-Lo Championship as it reaches the final table.

Tags: Eli Elezra

Seat Draw Day 3 Event #67: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

Webjoker • Level 17: 15,000-30,000, 3,000 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Amazon4031Yueqi ZhuChina410,000
Amazon4032Jesse MartinUnited States290,000
Amazon4033Randy OhelUnited States147,000
Amazon4034Mike WattelUnited States596,000
Amazon4035Larry Scott BernsteinUnited States145,000
Amazon4036Bryn KenneyUnited States270,000
Amazon4037Andrey ZhigalovRussia968,000
Amazon4038Anthony ZinnoUnited States738,000
      
Amazon4071Steven WolanskyUnited States733,000
Amazon4072Qinghai PanCanada727,000
Amazon4073Robert CampbellAustralia528,000
Amazon4074Ryan HughesUnited States601,000
Amazon4075Eli ElezraUnited States1,362,000
Amazon4076Jon TurnerUnited States322,000
Amazon4077Denis StrebkovRussia230,000
Amazon4078Mike MatusowUnited States1,005,000

End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

tRaMSt0p • Level 17: 15,000-30,000, 3,000 ante
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 1,362,000 147,000
Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
us 1,005,000 20,000
Andrey Zhigalov ru
Andrey Zhigalov
ru 968,000 -57,000
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 738,000 33,000
Steven Wolansky us
Steven Wolansky
us 733,000 63,000
Qinghai Pan us
Qinghai Pan
us 727,000 297,000
Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
us 601,000 -239,000
Mike Wattel us
Mike Wattel
us 596,000 76,000
Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
au 528,000 188,000
Yueqi Zhu cn
Yueqi Zhu
cn 410,000 43,000
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us 322,000 -278,000
Jesse Martin us
Jesse Martin
us 290,000 214,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 270,000 -155,000
Denis Strebkov ru
Denis Strebkov
ru 230,000 10,000
Randy Ohel us
Randy Ohel
us 147,000 -18,000
Larry Bernstein US
Larry Bernstein
US 145,000 -115,000

Daniel Ospina Eliminated in 17th Place ($15,100)

tRaMSt0p • Level 17: 15,000-30,000, 3,000 ante
Daniel Ospina
Daniel Ospina

Eli Elezra had the bring-in and Daniel Ospina completed. Elezra called and both players checked fourth.

On fifth, Elezra bet 30,000 and Ospina raised all in for his last 38,000. Elezra called.

Elezra: {8-Hearts}{2-Spades} / {5-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{5-Hearts} / {10-Diamonds}
Ospina: {9-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} / {5-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{k-Spades} / {4-Clubs}

With Ospina unable to improve on his split fives against Elezra's eights up, Ospina was eliminated in 17th place.

Daniel Ospina co
Daniel Ospina
co Busted

Tags: Daniel OspinaEli Elezra

Ohel Folds to Matusow on Sixth

tRaMSt0p • Level 17: 15,000-30,000, 3,000 ante

Jesse Martin had the bring-in and Randy Ohel completed. Mike Matusow called, as did Martin.

Ohel bet fourth and only Matusow called, and on fifth Matusow bet and Ohel called. On sixth street, Matusow bet and Ohel took his time before folding.

Martin: {x-}{x-} / {2-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} (folded on fourth)
Ohel: {x-}{x-} / {2-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{k-Clubs}
Matusow: {x-}{x-} / {q-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{6-Hearts}

Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
us 985,000 35,000
Randy Ohel us
Randy Ohel
us 165,000 50,000
Jesse Martin us
Jesse Martin
us 76,000 -117,000

Tags: Jesse MartinMike MatusowRandy Ohel

Full House for Elezra

mnuwwarah • Level 17: 15,000-30,000, 3,000 ante

After fourth street checked through between Eli Elezra, Denis Strebkov and Daniel Ospina, Strebkov came out betting with a pair of threes on board. Ospina mucked but Elezra continued and caught open sixes.

Elezra: {x-}{x-}/{7-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{6-Hearts}
Strebkov: {x-}{x-}/{3-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Ospina: {x-}{x-}/{4-Spades}{5-Clubs}{2-Spades} (folded on fifth street)

That prompted Elezra to lead right out and Strebkov called. Elezra bet seventh as well and Strebkov called again.

"Full house," Elezra announced, showing {7-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{6-Spades} for sixes full.

Strebkov sighed loudly and mucked.

Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 1,215,000 345,000
Denis Strebkov ru
Denis Strebkov
ru 220,000 -40,000

Tags: Daniel OspinaDenis StrebkovEli Elezra

Matusow and Zinno Chop

tRaMSt0p • Level 17: 15,000-30,000, 3,000 ante

Mike Matusow had the bring-in and Anthony Zinno completed. Matusow called, and then called a bet on fourth.

On fifth and sixth, Matusow bet out and Zinno called.

Matusow: {x-}{x-} / {2-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{10-Clubs} / {x-}
Zinno: {x-}{x-} / {7-Spades}{a-Spades}{k-Spades}{8-Hearts} / {x-}

On seventh, Matusow bet, Zinno raised, and Matusow called.

Zinno tabled his {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} for aces-full, and Matusow revealed his {10-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades} for the low to see the pot chopped up.

Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
us 950,000 240,000
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 705,000 -115,000

Tags: Mike MatusowAnthony Zinno

Mark Gregorich Eliminated in 18th Place ($15,100)

mnuwwarah • Level 17: 15,000-30,000, 3,000 ante
Mark Gregorich
Mark Gregorich

Eli Elezra completed with the {6-Hearts}, Denis Strebkov raised with the {q-Diamonds}, Mark Gregorich reraised with the {q-Spades} and Andrey Zhigalov called with the {3-Spades}.

"What the f***," Elezra said, slamming a fist on the table and exposing his {6-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}.

He folded and Strebkov made it four bets. Everyone else came along and Gregorich got it all in on fourth for 42,000.

Strebkov: {x-}{x-}/{q-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}
Gregorich: {x-}{x-}/{q-Spades}{9-Spades}
Zhigalov: {x-}{x-}/{3-Spades}{5-Spades}

Strebkov bet fifth and sixth and then Zhigalov fired seventh.

Strebkov: {x-}{x-}/{q-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{4-Spades}{k-Clubs}/{x-}
Gregorich: {x-}{x-}/{q-Spades}{9-Spades}{9-Clubs}{q-Hearts}/{x-}
Zhigalov: {x-}{x-}/{3-Spades}{5-Spades}{k-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}/{x-}

Strebkov called and Zhigalov said he had a low: {8-Spades}{7-Clubs}{5-Clubs}. Strebkov had {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}{j-Spades} for aces up and Gregorich showed {10-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{k-Spades} with a sigh, as his outs had danced around him onto the boards of his two opponents. He grabbed a payout ticket for 18th place.

Andrey Zhigalov ru
Andrey Zhigalov
ru 1,025,000 30,000
Denis Strebkov ru
Denis Strebkov
ru 260,000 162,000
Mark Gregorich us
Mark Gregorich
us Busted

Tags: Andrey ZhigalovDenis StrebkovEli ElezraMark Gregorich