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Event 11 - $5000 Seven Card Stud
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $5,000
Prize Pool $846,000
Players 180
Players Left 180

Level Info

Level 22
Blinds 40,000 / 80,000
Ante 0

Hand #3 - Pat Pezzin

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The winners of the hands will be in the titles, and if there is additional information to give, it will be recapped underneath.

Hands #1-2

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David Oppenheim won the first hand, and the second hand went to an unknown player. (Not much action.)

Shuffle Up and Deal!

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Without any announcement, the action is already underway! Stay tuned for updates.

Final Table of Event #11 ($5,000 Seven Card Stud) About to Begin

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The final table for Event #11 ($5,000 World Championship Seven Card Stud) is scheduled to begin at 3:00 pm. While it is not scheduled for broadcast by ESPN, they plan to have a small ENG crew with handheld cameras following the action. The safe assumption is that they'd like to have it on tape if Phil Ivey wins his sixth bracelet.

There are just nine players with six or more braclets: Johnny Chan (10), Doyle Brunson (10), Phil Hellmuth, Jr. (10), Johnny Moss (9), Billy Baxter (7), Erik Seidel (7), T.J. Cloutier (6), Jay Heimowitz (6), and Men 'The Master' Nguyen (6). Phil Ivey would like to add his name to that list this evening.

But there's much more to this final table than Phil Ivey -- it's stacked with top players. (Scroll down to read some quick bios.)

Seat 1 - Theo Jorgensen - 229,000
Seat 2 - Marco Traniello - 30,000
Seat 3 - Ted Lawson - 90,000
Seat 4 - Phil Ivey - 322,000
Seat 5 - Chris Reslock - 141,000
Seat 6 - David Oppenheim - 609,000
Seat 7 - Pat Pezzin - 234,000
Seat 8 - Oriane Teyssiere - 195,000

And the prize money they're playing for:

1st - $258,453
2nd - $143,820
3rd - $93,060
4th - $61,335
5th - $46,530
6th - $35,532
7th - $27,072
8th - $19,458

Theo Jorgensen (seat 1) - Jorgensen finished 4th in the recent Copenhagen EPT event, and already holds a title in seven card stud -- he won the European Seven Card Stud Championship back in 2004.

Marco Traniello (seat 2) - Traniello holds the record for most WSOP cashes since 2005, an impressive feat for a player once known only as "Jennifer Harman's husband." We are only one week into the Series, and this is already Traniello's second final table -- he finished ninth in Event #4 ($1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em). Traniello has definitely come into his own as a top tournament player.

Ted Lawson (seat 3) - A seasoned veteran, Lawson has a WSOP bracelet from 2004 in $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha. He has started the year strong, and already has over $785,000 in winnings in 2007, and well over $1.4 million lifetime.

Phil Ivey (seat 4) - The youngest player to ever win five bracelets, he is often mentioned as one of the best players in the world. He is a regular in the Big Game at Bellagio, and single-handedly saved the "Corporation" of top players by winning over $10 million in a heads-up match against billionaire Andy Beal. The only thing missing from his resume is a WPT victory, but he has made a record seven WPT final tables.

Chris Reslock (seat 5) - Reslock has over $1 million in career tournament winnings, and he won a WSOP Circuit Championship in 2005.

David Oppenheim (seat 6) - A well-known Full Tilt pro, Oppenheim is a high-stakes cash game player looking for his first WSOP bracelet.

Pat Pezzin (seat 7) - Speaking of multiple cashes, this is the third cash of the Series for Pat Pezzin, who finished 21st in Event #1 ($5,000 Mixed Limit Hold'em) and 22nd in Event #5 ($2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo). This is his first WSOP final table.

Oriane Teyssiere (seat 8) - Teyssiere is the third woman to make a final table this year, along with Meaghan Larivee (Event #3 - $500 Casino Employees $500 No-Limit Hold'em) and Annie Duke (Event #5 - $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo).

Action is scheduled to start at 3:00 pm PDT, so return to PokerNews.com at that time to follow all the action, live as it happens.