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Event 24 - $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi Lo

Fossilman Doubles Up

Greg "Fossilman" Raymer just doubled up with a set of jacks and is back up to 5,000 chips.

Todd Brunson Eliminated

Todd Brunson had 4 to a low hand and 4 to a flush, but missed both and was eliminated from the field.

Game On

Players are back from break and the limits have gone up:

Level 7:

Ante: 75
Low Card: 100
Completion: 300
Limits: 300-600

Kenna James Eliminated

Kenna James ventured deeper and deeper into shortstack territory and eventually ran out of outs. He has been eliminated from the field.

Controversy at Table 43

Rarely do you see Phil Ivey rattled, but a hand just took place on table 43 that left him visibly unnerved.

These were the players involved, along with their upcards:

James Weir: {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}
Phil Ivey: {7-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}
Ross Mallor: {Q-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}

After the players were dealt their 4th street cards, Weir led out with a bet. Ivey raised and Mallor three bet the pot. Weir threw in enough chips to call Mallor's reraise, Ivey called and the dealer scooped the bets and knocked the table, signaling the end of 4th street action.

The dealer then dealt the following 5th street cards:

Weir: {8-Diamonds}
Ivey: {5-Spades}
Mallor: {9-Diamonds}

At this point, James Weir questioned the 4th street action, asking the dealer if he'd thrown enough chips into the pot to raise. Both Ivey and the dealer explained that they never heard Weir announce raise and that the bets had already been scooped.

The dealer called for the floor and a very unusual ruling was made; the floorperson was going to allow Weir's reraise and instructed the dealer to take back the 5th street cards and shuffle them back into the deck.

Upon hearing the ruling, Ivey commented, "that is the worst ruling I've ever heard of," and called for a second opinion. His request was granted and the new floorperson ruled that the action on 4th street was complete once the dealer knuckled the table, overriding the original decision to allow the extra bet.

The biggest opponent to the second and final ruling was Ross Mallor, who, as it turned out, had rolled up fours. He was hoping to cap the betting if Weir's reraise was allowed.

When the dust settled, Mallor scooped the entire pot, as Phil Ivey failed to complete his low hand. Ivey has since cooled down and has returned to form.

Dutch Boyd Eliminates Ted Lawson

At the showdown, Ted Lawson showed nines full, but he was one-upped by Dutch Boyd who revealed aces full.

Lawson was eliminated on the hand and Dutch increased his chip stack to 11,200.

"Seat 1 is Smoking, Baby"

Scotty Nguyen got scooped by Larry St. Jean, who showed a pair of aces for the high and {A-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} for the low.

After the hand, Scotty told us that Larry is on fire.

"Miami" John Scoops with a Wheel

Showing {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}{2-Spades}{3-Hearts}, John Cernuto took down a big pot against Eli Elezra, who held the other two aces, {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{K-Hearts}.

At the showdown, "Miami" John revealed the {4-Clubs}{5-Spades}{8-Hearts} making the wheel and upping his chip stack to 17,000; he's currently the tournament chip leader.

Recent Eliminations

Dan Heimiller and Men "The Master" Nguyen have both been eliminated from the tournament.