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We saw Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier collecting his things and exiting the tournament area. By the time we made our way over to Table 354, the cards were already scooped up.
We do know that he fell in a hand of stud hi-low when he got his chips in on fifth street against Brandon Shack-Harris. Grospellier had kings, but in the end Shack-Harris wound up with trip fours. That proved good enough to win the pot and send the Frenchman to the rail.
Jonathan Duhamel opened his button to 15,000 and a short-stacked Calvin Anderson moved all in for his last 53,000 from the small blind. John Monnette thought for a bit in the big blind before releasing his cards. Duhamel called and the hands were turned over.
The board ran out , keeping Anderson's ace-high in the lead. He doubled up to around 120,000 in chips.
Brock Parker: / /
Todd Brunson: / — folded
David Oppenheim: / /
Brunson checked on fifth street, Oppenheim bet, and both Parker and Brunson called. The action checked to Parker on sixth, and he bet. Only Oppenheim called.
Oppenheim check-called one last bet on seventh, then mucked when Parker showed for a straight and a low.
Melissa Burr completed, Bertrand Grospellier called and Brandon Shack-Harris called from the bring in as well. On fourth street Burr bet, Grospellier called and Shack-Harris folded.
On fifth street, Burr check-called and on sixth street, she did so as well. On seventh, both players checked.
Grospellier: / /
Shack-Harris: / -- fold
Burr: / /
Burr turned over and her two pair beat Grospellier's for just a pair of kings.
Elior Sion: / /
Richard Ashby: / /
Both players checked on fourth street, and Ashby led out on fifth. Sion called, then called another bet on sixth from his fellow countryman.
Ashby only had 1,000 behind on seventh, checking, and Sion set him in. Ashby called, then wanted to muck when Sion showed for a seven-five. He was forced to show before exiting.
2-7 Triple Draw
Calvin Anderson raised to 24,000 from the button and then called when John Monnette three-bet to 36,000 from the small blind. Monnette drew one card, Anderson two, and then the latter called a bet of 12,000.
Monnette stood pat on the second draw, Anderson drew two, and then Monnette bet 24,000. Anderson called and then drew one on the final draw after Monnette had stood pat. Monnette bet a final 24,000 and Anderson must have missed as he released his hand, dropping to 26,500 in the process.
Fortunately for Anderson, he managed a double when the game changed over to no-limit hold'em.
In Razz, Richard Ashby just lost a pot he really needed, as his stack is now down to around 82,000. On seventh street, both he and Elior Sion checked with about 100,000 in the pot.
Ashby: / /
Sion: / /
Sion turned over and he raked in this pot as Ashby shook his head and flashed a pair of aces.
Jesse Martin made it two bets in early position, Chun Lei Zhou called on his direct left, and the rest of the players folded. Martin led out on a flop of , Zhou called, and the turn was the .
Martin led out again, Zhou made it two bets, and Martin tank-called.
The river was a repeat queen - the - and Martin checked for the first time. Zhou took the opportunity to bet, and Martin folded.
"I had queen-three-ace-deuce," Zhou told Martin.
"Ace-deuce?" Martin echoed, surprised.
"He hasn't told the truth about a hand in years," Scott Seiver interjected, smiling.
"This is the first time," Zhou corrected him.
Oppenheim: / /
Grospellier: / /
Shack-Harris: / /
David Oppenheim completed and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier made it two bets from the next seat over. Brandon Shack-Harris called and it folded back over to Oppenheim who came along as well.
Oppenheim had first action on fourth and fired out a bet. Both of his competitors called and the same action happened on fifth street. On sixth, Oppenheim pulled a jack, giving Shack-Harris first action. He led at the pot and both Oppenheim and Grospellier called.
On seventh, Shack-Harris bet one last time. Oppenheim called and Grospellier flung his hole cards into the muck before dragging in his board cards and tossing them away as well.
"Seven-perfect," said Shack-Harris, showing in the hole.
Oppenheim mucked his hand and Shack-Harris raked in this sizable razz pot. Shack-Harris now has about 690,000 while Oppenheim has dropped to 330,000 and Grospellier to 235,000.