2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
Days:
123
Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
Day 2 Completed

Hellmuth and McClelland Headline an Unbelievable Final Table in Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship

DougChase • Level 17
Jack McClelland,Phil Hellmuth
Jack McClelland,Phil Hellmuth

The penultimate day of Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship began the day with 34 players remaining, all looking to lock up a spot at the featured final table and keep their hopes alive for that coveted WSOP gold bracelet and the $182,872 first-place cash prize! After seven 90-minute levels of play we are down to our final seven players!

This Seven Card Stud(ded) final table features 19 WSOP gold bracelets won by four of the final seven players! Of course, WSOP bracelet numbers are a bit skewed when Hellmuth(15x WSOP Winner) is involved, but do not count out the other past bracelet winners Anthony Zinno(2x WSOP Winner), James Chen(1x WSOP Winner) and Stephen Chidwick(1x WSOP Winner) who are each looking to add to their hardware collection. They will all have to also navigate experienced tournament professional Jason Gola, as well as Day 1 chip leader Jose Paz-Gutierrez if they want to earn that bracelet and cash.

Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship Final Table Seating & Chip Counts

SeatPlayerCountryChip Count
1Jack McClellandUnited States185,000
2Phil HellmuthUnited States751,000
3Jose Paz-GutierrezBolivia586,000
4Jason GolaUnited States542,000
5Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom266,000
6Anthony ZinnoUnited States730,000
7James ChenTaiwan660,000

Two Hall of Fame poker legends Jack McClelland and final table chip leader Phil Hellmuth will continue to play in seats one and two, respectively, at this featured final table. With close to a century of combined poker experience under their belts, we can all look forward to these two gentlemen to keep us locked in, as McClelland goes for his first and Hellmuth his sixteenth WSOP gold bracelet, to an already very special and unique championship finale!

Please join us on Monday at 3:00 p.m. local time (PST) here on PokerNews for live updates or at the main feature table located in the mothership in the Amazon Room here at the Rio where play will continue until a new champion has been crowned!

Day 2 Has Ended

connorrichards • Level 17

Day 2 action is now over after the end of Level 17. Stay tuned for a recap of the day's events.

Flush for Zinno

connorrichards • Level 17
Anthony Zinno
Anthony Zinno

James Chen: {x-}{x-}/{j-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}/{x-}
Anthony Zinno: {a-Spades}{6-Spades}/{4-Spades}{2-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{7-Spades}/{x-}

Picking up the action on fifth street, James Chen bet and Anthony Zinno called.

Chen then checked on sixth street and called a bet from his opponent, and also check-called on seventh street.

Zinno tabled an ace-high flush and Chen mucked.

Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 900,000 180,000
James Chen tw
James Chen
tw 580,000 -60,000

Tags: Anthony ZinnoJames Chen

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KaleGozer • Level 17

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Chen Makes Full House Against Hellmuth

connorrichards • Level 17
James Chen
James Chen

Phil Hellmuth: {x-}{x-}/{4-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{7-Clubs}/{x-}
James Chen {10-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}/{10-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{a-Spades}{3-Hearts}/{6-Spades}

Phil Hellmuth completed on third street and James Chen called.

Hellmuth checked on fourth street and called when Chen bet. Chen also bet on the next three streets and Hellmuth called each time.

After seventh street, Chen tabled a full house and Hellmuth mucked.

"Nice hit, buddy," Hellmuth said.

Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 750,000 -60,000
James Chen tw
James Chen
tw 515,000 100,000

Tags: James ChenPhil Hellmuth

Hellmuth Takes One from Paz-Gutierrez

DougChase • Level 17
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth: {x-}{x-}/{q-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{3-Diamonds}/{x-}
Jose Paz-Gutierrez: {x-}{x-}/{j-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{5-Hearts}/{x-}

It was Phil Hellmuth that fired a bet in the dark on seventh street after sixth street had gone check-check. This sent Paz-Gutierrez into the tank. He eventually pressed the fold button, and Hellmuth was awarded the pot.

Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 840,000 215,000
Jose Paz-Gutierrez bo
Jose Paz-Gutierrez
bo 215,000 -265,000

Tags: Jose Paz GutierrezPhil Hellmuth