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Event #20: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
Days:
1234

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $384,750
Players 285

Level Info

Level 28
Limits 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000

Highlights

Highlights

Level:
25
Limits:
25,000/50,000
Ante:
5,000

Zinno Grinding Back Up

mnuwwarah • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Anthony Zinno was calling down Eli Elezra after defending the bring-in but then picked up four to a straight and came out betting on sixth, despite Elezra having a strong board himself with a pair and three to a straight.

Zinno: {x-}{x-}/{4-Hearts}{8-Spades}{7-Hearts}{6-Hearts}
Elezra: {x-}{x-}/{10-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}

Elezra called and faced a final bet on the river. He tanked about 90 seconds and splashed in a call. Zinno showed {j-}{6-}{5-} for the eight-high straight and took the pot.

Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 1,800,000 -338,000
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 1,050,000 338,000

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Elezra Wins One on Seventh, No Showdown

• Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Heads up
Heads up

Another pot for Eli Elezra: He was the bring-in with the {7-Clubs}, Anthony Zinno completed to 20,000 with the {q-Hearts} and Elezra called. On fourth street he raised when Zinno bet again, then called Zinno's bet on fifth.

Zinno: {x-}{x-}/{q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}
Elezra: {x-}{x-}/{7-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{5-Spades}

Zinno checked, Elezra bet. Zinno called here on sixth street but declined to call the next bet after the river.

Tags: Anthony ZinnoEli Elezra

Zinno Folds the River

mnuwwarah • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Anthony Zinno completed with the {6-Spades} and Eli Elezra raised with the {6-Hearts}. Elezra kept the betting lead even as Zinno's board ran out a little more coordinated, albeit smaller, with four to a straight.

Zinno: {x-}{x-}/{6-Spades}{7-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}/{x-}
Elezra: {x-}{x-}/{6-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}/{x-}

Elezra's river bet caused Zinno to tank awhile. The two exchanged some banter and Zinno opted to lay it down. Elezra flashed his cards but we didn't catch them.

Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 2,138,000 38,000
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 712,000 -68,000

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Elezra Pulling Ahead

• Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Eli Elezra
Eli Elezra

Eli Elezra and Anthony Zinno traded a few small pots, then played one all the way to the river. Elezra check-called until the seventh card was dealt, when he led out 40,000.

Zinno: {x-}{x-}/{3-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}/{x-}
Elezra: {x-}{x-}/{q-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}/{x-}

Zinno paused to consider, then called and mucked his hand, Elezra showing {a-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}/{q-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} for the queen-high straight.

Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 2,100,000 250,000
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 780,000 -220,000

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Zinno's Two Pair Good

mnuwwarah • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Anthony Zinno completed with the {j-Spades} and Eli Elezra defended with {5-Diamonds}. When Elezra picked up an {a-Diamonds} he took over the betting and both players paired on sixth.

Elezra: {x-}{x-}/{5-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}
Zinno: {x-}{x-}/{j-Spades}{5-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}

Zinno called another bet and it went check-check on the end. Zinno announced two pair and showed the {5-Clubs}. Elezra indicated it was good and Zinno moved to muck to end the hand but was reminded he needed to show his other cards. He tossed in {k-}{q-}.

Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 1,850,000 -50,000
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 1,000,000

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Valentin Vornicu Eliminated in 3rd Place ($39,830)

• Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Valentin Vornicu
Valentin Vornicu

Valentin Vornicu started his last hand raising with the {8-Diamonds}; Eli Elezra took him on for his tournament life, showing his hand at the start: {k-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{k-Hearts}.

Vornicu's hand ran out {8-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}, with the final card dealt face down.

"I'll look at mine first," said Elezra, squeezing the {6-Diamonds} to add to his kings and the {7-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{x-}

"That's one of my outs," said Vornicu.

Not one of his outs was the {8-Spades} river card, and a handshake later we're heads up.

Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 1,900,000 100,000
Valentin Vornicu us
Valentin Vornicu
us Busted

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Vornicu Tank Calls, Gets Bad News from Elezra

• Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Valentin Vornicu is down to just 45,000 after a big pot against chip leader Eli Elezra.

Vornicu: {x-}{x-}/{7-Clubs}
Elezra: {x-}{x-}/{8-Spades} Elezra bet, Vornicu raised and Elezra called.

Vornicu: {x-}{x-}/{7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}
Elezra: {x-}{x-}/{8-Spades}{4-Clubs} Vornicu bet and was called.

On fifth and sixth streets, Vornicu switched to check-calling Elezra's bets.

Vornicu: {x-}{x-}/{7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{4-Spades}{2-Hearts}
Elezra: {x-}{x-}/{8-Spades}{4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

Now facing a final bet from Elezra (about half his remaining chips), Vornicu thought for a while, turning and counting his chips. He threw in the call, but mucked when he saw Elezra's kings up: {k-Hearts}{k-Spades}{j-Spades}/{8-Spades}{4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}.

Valentin Vornicu us
Valentin Vornicu
us 45,000 -244,000

Tags: Eli ElezraValentin Vornicu