2021 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #14: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $348,435
Players 260

Level Info

Level 29
Blinds 0 / 0
Ante 0

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
Event #14: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
Day 3 completed

Rafael Lebron Captures Second Bracelet, Wins 2021 WSOP Event #14: Seven Card Stud ($82,262)

• Level 29
Rafael Lebron
Rafael Lebron

The 2021 World Series of Poker crowned a new gold bracelet winner at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Friday. The final day of Event #14: $1,500 Seven Card Stud came to its conclusion after just over four hours of play.

At the end of all of the stud action, it was Rafael Lebron walking away with a shiny new bracelet and a grand prize of $82,262. He topped starting field of 260 runners, which created a prize pool of $348,435.

Lebron has been on the big stage before as it was the second bracelet of his career with the first coming in the 2016 WSOP $3,000 Limit Hold’em Six-Handed for $169,337.

“I was hoping (to win a second bracelet). Didn’t expect it so soon though," Lebron told PokerNews. "I felt good about last year but since it was online only last year I shifted my focus to 2021 and thought, I guess 2021 is my year”.

Event #14: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Final Table Results

PlacePlayerHometownPrize Money
1Rafael LebronPuyallup,WA$82,262
2David WilliamsLas Vegas,NV$50,842
3David MoskowitzSunset Beach,CA$35,521
4Christina HillDesoto,TX$25,344
5Shaun DeebLas Vegas,NV$18,475
6Nicholas SeikenFort Worth,TX$13,766
7Maurizio MelaraMilan,Italy$10,490
8Hal RotholzNew York,NY$8,179
9Steven AlbiniChicago,IL$6,528

Despite now having two bracelets to his name, Lebron does not play poker all that often as he runs a car dealership out of Puyallup, Washington.

“I literally play like three times a year besides when I come down for the WSOP," he explained. He went on to mention how he plays any event he can, no-limit hold’em first and then the rest of the games through that base.

The 38-year-old made sure to mention the people closest to him: “I have three kids. I have to make sure to bring them up because the last time I won I forgot because I was so excited. And they will really not be happy with me if I don’t bring them up again!”

One of the interesting dynamics of the final table was that Lebron had mentioned previously that eventual runner-up, David Williams, was one of his poker idols.

“David and Phil Ivey were the two people that really got me into poker, along with my best friend (three-time WSOP bracelet winner) Ian Johns. Ian and I learned to play together. Then I used to watch David on TV and it really inspired me. It was a dream come true to play him heads up."

Action of the Day

The day began with just six players remaining and the eliminations would come steadily as Nicholas Seiken hit the rail first in sixth place, unable to win his WSOP second bracelet.

Shaun Deeb began the day on a quest to win his fifth WSOP bracelet and after an initial surge; he would drop down in chips and eventually succumb in fifth place and be unable to add to his illustrious WSOP resume.

Christina Hill of Texas was the next to go as she went from bottom in chips to higher to eventually being eliminated in fourth. David Moskowitz would be eliminated in third place to set up the heads-up battle between Lebron and Williams.

Lebron began the day as chip leader and remained so throughout. He would take a commanding chip lead into heads up, where Williams was looking for his own elusive second bracelet (he won his only bracelet in the same event back in 2006). Unfortunately for him he was unable to overcome the massive chip disadvantage and instead finished runner-up for the fourth time in a WSOP event.

That wraps it up for PokerNews coverage of this tournament. Make sure to keep it locked here for the rest of the 2021 WSOP.

Congratulations to Rafael Lebron, winner of the 2021 WSOP Event #14: Seven Card Stud.

Tags: Christina HillDavid MoskowitzDavid WilliamsIan JohnsPhil IveyRafael LebronShaun Deeb

David Williams Eliminated in 2nd Place ($50,842)

• Level 29
David Williams
David Williams

David Williams: {8-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}/{5-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}/{7-Diamonds}
Rafael Lebron: {k-Hearts}{8-Clubs}/{k-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{5-Clubs}/{j-Spades}

David Williams pushed his last few remaining chips across the betting line on fourth street and was quickly called by Rafael Lebron. The cards ran out and Williams completed his diamond flush.

It was all up to Lebron's seventh street card. The final card was tabled and it was a third jack, which gave Lebron a full house, jacks full of kings, and Williams was eliminated in 2nd Place.

Rafael Lebron us
Rafael Lebron
us 6,525,000 375,000
David Williams us
David Williams
us Busted

Williams Very Short

• Level 29

Rafael Lebron: {x-}{x-}/{a-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}/{x-}
David Williams: {a-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}/{8-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}/{x-}

Rafael Lebron bet on fourth street and was raised by David Williams. On fifth and sixth street, Williams bet and each time was quickly called.

On seventh street, Lebron bet and Williams folded and showed his missed flush draw and he was left with fumes.

Rafael Lebron us
Rafael Lebron
us 6,150,000 960,000
David Williams us
David Williams
us 350,000 -950,000

Tags: David WilliamsRafael Lebron

David Moskowitz Eliminated in 3rd Place ($35,521)

• Level 29
David Moskowitz
David Moskowitz

David Moskowitz: {j-Diamonds}{k-Spades}/{q-Spades}{k-Spades}{4-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}/{2-Hearts}
Rafael Lebron: {a-Hearts}{5-Clubs}/{10-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}/{10-Spades}

David Moskowitz placed his last remaining chips in the pot on sixth street. Rafael Lebron called and the dealer tossed out a couple of cards face down. After the dust had settled, it was the two pair, aces and tens of Lebron that earned the pot, and Moskowitz was eliminated in 3rd Place.

Rafael Lebron us
Rafael Lebron
us 5,190,000 1,090,000
David Moskowitz us
David Moskowitz
us Busted

Williams Rolled his Way to a Big One

• Level 29
David Williams
David Williams

David Williams: {4-Hearts}{4-Spades}/{4-Clubs}{k-Spades}{8-Spades}{j-Spades}/{2-Clubs}
Rafael Lebron: {x-}{x-}/{5-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{3-Spades}/{x-}

David Williams led out the betting on all streets and was called each step of the way by Lebron.

Seventh street saw Williams table his rolled-up fours and he was awarded the pot.

With this pot Williams is now back up above the million chip mark, while chip leader Lebron has dropped to 3,200,000 chips

Rafael Lebron us
Rafael Lebron
us 3,200,000 -1,500,000
David Williams us
David Williams
us 1,245,000 595,000