Event #61: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship



Yu Gets The Hellmuth Sign of Approval

• Ниво 20: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Ben Yu
Ben Yu

Ben Yu completed with the {A-Clubs} showing and Jesse Martin called with the {9-Hearts} up. On fourth street Yu caught the {A-Hearts} and Martin folded right when Yu bet.

"I got'em! I got'em! I got'em!" Yu said as he waved his aces in the air while making this shape: /\ with his fingers, reenacting the epic hand between Beth Shak, Phil Hellmuth and Brett Richey during the 2007 WSOP.

"The kid's just dancing, he won three pots in a row," Hellmuth said.

"I was doing the thing Beth Shak did at that final table," Yu responded.

"Dang it, that's just so good! You're so clever," Hellmuth said, as he realized what was going on.

Hellmuth gave Yu a fist bump, as a sign of approval, and a very giddy Yu stacked his newly won chips.

Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 390,000 50,000

Тагове: Ben YuBeth ShakBrett RicheyJesse MartinPhil Hellmuth

Hennigan Makes a Cameo

[user68268] • Ниво 20: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante

"Hennigan!" yelled out Jesse Martin from the table over to John Hennigan who was on the rail abut 25 feet away. Hennigan didn't hear him, though, so Martin tried again. "John!"

"What?" responded Hennigan with a turn of his head.

"Eat your heart out!" yelled Martin with a big smile on his face, pointing out that he was still alive in the event.

"He won the $50K," Phil Hellmuth tried to point out to Martin.

"It's a f***ing joke, Phil," said Martin with some laughter.

"If there was any justice in poker, I would be here as well," said Hennigan as he came closer to the rail.

"You're a pretty good H.O.R.S.E. player, but you gotta work on this game some more," commented Todd Brunson to Hennigan.

Тагове: John HenniganJesse MartinPhil HellmuthTodd Brunson

Hellmuth Sees Everything, Trust Him

[user68268] • Ниво 20: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

"Did I ante?" asked Matt Grapenthien to the table, unsure if he tossed in his ante or not.

"You didn't ante," quickly responded Phil Hellmuth.

"No, I just wanna know, did I ante?" Grapenthien asked again.

"No, you didn't. You didn't ante," Hellmuth repeated.

"No, but that's why I asked," responded Grapenthien.

"I see everything," Hellmuth said. "Trust me, I see everything."

Grapenthien was then informed that he indeed did not ante, so he tossed in the chips to do so.

"You see," finished Hellmuth.

Тагове: Matt GrapenthienPhil Hellmuth

Landfish Is "An Interesting Player"

[user68268] • Ниво 20: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth: {X-}{X-} / {J-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{6-Clubs} / {X-}
Steve Landfish: {X-}{X-} / {2-Spades}{3-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{3-Hearts} / {X-}
James Obst: {X-}{X-} / {J-Clubs}{5-Spades}fold

Landfish was the bring-in with his deuce showing, and then Obst completed the bet. Hellmuth called, and then Landfish gave it some thought before calling after action folded back to him.

On fourth street, things started to get interesting as Hellmuth led with a bet and Landfish raised. Obst folded, then Hellmuth called.

On fifth street, Hellmuth check-called a bet from Landfish, and then Landfish paired up with threes on sixth. He bet and Hellmuth called, but not without comment.

"I almost raised you the street before, now I can barely call you," said Hellmuth as he tossed in the calling chips. "Such a brutal game."

After seventh street was dealt, Landfish bet.

"I guess I gotta pray you have queens," said Hellmuth. "OK, you've got it, just two tens," he continued, showing the {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds} from his hand and folding.

"You're an interesting player," Hellmuth told Landfish after the hand. "You play good, but when the pots get bigger, I'm going to get you."


The Final Nine (Пълен)

• Ниво 19: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
SeatNameChip Count
1Ben Yu340,000
2Henrik Hecklen150,000
3Phil Hellmuth395,000
4Jesse Martin160,000
5Henry Orenstein140,000
6Matt Grapenthien205,000
7Todd Brunson920,000
8Steve Landfish325,000
9James Obst435,000
Todd Brunson us
Todd Brunson
us 920,000 -110,000
James Obst au
James Obst
au 435,000 65,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 395,000 165,000
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 340,000 -40,000
Steve Landfish us
Steve Landfish
us 325,000 75,000
Matt Grapenthien us
Matt Grapenthien
us 205,000 33,000
Jesse Martin us
Jesse Martin
us 160,000 -77,000
Henrik Hecklen dk
Henrik Hecklen
dk 150,000 95,000
Henry Orenstein pl
Henry Orenstein
pl 140,000 10,000

Hellmuth's No-Whining Streak Up To Six Days

[user68268] • Ниво 19: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

"And no whining!" we heard Phil Hellmuth yell out, turning to his left and raising his left arm up in the air towards the sky.

"It's been six days!" he exclaimed to our reporter on the floor, looking to pointing at him for emphasis. "Six days! Report it!"

Тагове: Phil Hellmuth

Richard Ashby Eliminated in 10th Place ($26,299)

• Ниво 19: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Richard Ashby
Richard Ashby

Shortly after doubling back up to give himself another chance we just lost Richard Ashby. Ashby brought it in on third and the action folded to Henry Orenstein who made the call.

On fourth street Orenstein's board was high and he bet, Ashby called. On fifth street Orenstein bet again and Ashby moved all in for an additional 4,000 chips. Orenstein called.

"What do you got?" Orenstein asked Ashby.

"Nothing," Ashby sighed.

"He's got a straight draw, Henry," Jesse Martin helped out.

Orenstein: {Q-Spades}{6-Spades} / {6-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{6-Clubs} / {X-}
Ashby: {10-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} / {K-Clubs}{9-Spades}{8-Clubs}{X-} / {X-}

"He's got a full house," a players said when sixth street was dealt and Orenstein locked up the hand. Ashby was knocked out and there will now be a redraw for the final table.

Henry Orenstein pl
Henry Orenstein
pl 130,000 -45,000
Richard Ashby gb
Richard Ashby
gb Отпаднал

Тагове: Henry OrensteinJesse MartinRichard Ashby

Karl Tretter Eliminated in 11th Place ($22,378)

• Ниво 19: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Karl Tretter
Karl Tretter

Karl Tretter completed and James Obst raised. Tretter moved all in and Obst called to create an all-in showdown.

Tretter: {7-Spades}{7-Hearts} / {K-Clubs}{3-Spades}{4-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} / {8-Hearts}
Obst: {Q-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} / {10-Clubs}{2-Spades}{2-Clubs}{3-Hearts} / {3-Diamonds}

Tretter was knocked out by Obst's pair of tens and we're now down to 10 players. When we lose one more the final nine will be redrawn for a final table.

Karl Tretter us
Karl Tretter
us Отпаднал

Тагове: James ObstKarl Tretter

Hellmuth Deems This One Legit

[user68268] • Ниво 19: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth had called the bring-in bet with the {5-Diamonds} showing. Todd Brunson had the {7-Hearts} showing and also called the bring-in bet before Matt Grapenthien completed with the {9-Spades} up. Behind him, James Obst raised with the {Q-Clubs} up, and that's what sparked the profanity Hellmuth yelled.

"F***!" yelled Hellmuth, which got everyone's attention. "This hand is probably better than some of the hands they raise."

Hellmuth: {X-}{X-} / {5-Diamonds}fold
Brunson: {X-}{X-} / {7-Hearts}fold
Grapenthien: {X-}{X-} / {9-Spades}{4-Hearts}{A-Spades}{K-Clubs} / {X-}
Obst: {X-}{X-} / {Q-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} / {X-}

After his brief speech, Hellmuth folded, and then Brunson followed suit. Grapenthien called, and then he also called a bet from Obst on fourth street. On fifth, sixth, and seventh, both Grapenthien and Obst had checked.

Obst turned over the {Q-Hearts}{8-Spades}{3-Clubs} from his hand for a pair of queens, and Grapenthien mucked.

"Nevermind, that's legit," said Hellmuth immediately upon seeing Obst's hand.

A few moments passed, and then he added, "I was flushing."

"I started with eight-three," joked Obst.

"No, no, no, you know what you're doing!" finished Hellmuth.

Тагове: James ObstMatt GrapenthienPhil HellmuthTodd Brunson