Day 3 completed
|Limits||100,000 / 200,000|
Players Info - Day 3
Day 3 completed
Alex Livingston Wins Event #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud ($103,282) To Capure His First World Series of Poker Bracelet
Event #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud has come to its conclusion after a field of 329 ended in just one champion for the WSOP Bracelet and the grand prize of $103,292 out of the prizepool of $439,215.
After just five hours of play, Alex Livingston has defeated the field in Event #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud to capture his first World Series of Poker bracelet in a dominating performance that saw him go wire to wire on his chip lead.
Coming into today, Livingston had no recorded tournament victories as he had finished second and third in many events but today was the right time for him to come out on top.
He talked about how his third place finish in the 2019 Main Event has changed his poker playing perspective in recent years. “I used to be mostly just a cash game player. Since the Main Event, it got me more inspired to play a few more tournaments, especially going harder during the world series. So this win doesn’t really change my plans for this WSOP as I was going to play a full schedule anyway.”
When asked about how he would consider himself as a seven card stud player, Livingston was honest. “It’s probably my worst game. I am good at Razz and Stud-8 but I don’t think I am that great in stud. Anyone could have won with the cards I was dealt, I ran very well.”
Livingston was a wire to wire chip leader winner from about the midway point in Day 2 as he explained the reason for that was mainly his good fortune.
“I did a good job of keeping my foot on the gas as others were battling for pay jumps but at the same time I ran so pure the entire tournament. It honestly feels kinda fluky.
“In the past when I have made final tables, I have slept badly or been nervous in the morning but this time I didn’t have any of that.”
Livingston had a little bit of fun with runner-up Daniel Weinman as they had a bet about the winner wearing their new bracelet. “Dan and I are going to go golfing and he said that I have to wear the bracelet on the first hole” he smiled as he described the first use of his new shiny bracelet.
Final Table Results
|2||Daniel Weinman||Unitd States||$63,835|
|4||Hojeong Lee||United States||$31,083|
|5||Kenny Hsiung||United States||$22,344|
|6||John Racener||United States||$16,391|
|7||Brad Rubin||United States||$12,276|
|8||John Evans||United States||$9,391|
Action of the Day
First to be felted was John Evans, who came into the final table short stacked and lost all-in versus Kenny Hsiung to go out in 8th.
Next came a pivotal double knockout for Livingston. When two short stacks, in Brad Ruben and John Racener were picked off by the chip leader when his two pair of kings and sixes was enough to take us to five.
Kenny Hsiung was next to fall to Thomas Taylor. When he was reduced to five or so big bets, he ran it versus Taylor but didn't catch up against Taylors two pair.
In fourth, second in chips at the time Hojeong Lee got into it with Livingston and it didn't go well for him against the chip leader, falling to Livingston's flush with two pair aces and tens.
Third place was Thomas Taylor, who was super short after losing most of he chips on the previous hand. Livingston was the benefactor of the elimination, with his full house securing heads-up play.
Action was heads up within 3 hours and 30 minutes after Livingston eliminated five of the eight players that reached the final table.
Weinman did chip away at Livingston to get back into the contest but eventually Livingston caught the right cards and got paid in a couple of big spots.
''Stud is not my best game, I just ran crazy, ask Dan (Dan Weinman), ask anyone,'' admitted a modest Livingston, who also took full advantage of his cards and got maximum value in multiple spots when he committed to his read of situations.
That concludes PokerNews coverage of Event #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud, stay with us to get the scoop on all other events going on this summer in the World Series of Poker.
Daniel Weinman: /[/
Alex Livingston: /
On fourth street, Daniel Weinman bet 100,000 with the lead, Alex Livingston raised to 200,000. Weinman called. Livingston called Weinman's bet on fifth street.
Weinman fired again on sixth street for 200,000 and Livingston raised to 400,000. Weinman thought for a while before he called.
Weinman checked dark on seventh and called the bet of 200,000 from Livingston.
Livingston tabled the for the full house to leave Weinman very short with only 90,000 left. He would double once a couple of hands later but ultimately was eliminated on his next all in when he missed his outs for a straight and flush to fall to the pair of eights of Livingston.
Daniel Weinman: / /
Alex Livingston: / /
Alex Livingston has taken a healthy amount of chips Weinman, who was to that point, battling back into the heads up battle. On sixth street, Weinman had bet and Livingston called.
Going to seventh, Weinman bet again but this time Livingston raised. Weinman perhaps annoyedly hit his chips down onto his stack. After perhaps a minute of thought he threw in calling chips and got the bad news when Livingston tabled trip nines for the win.
Daniel Weinman: //
Alex Livingston: /
On fourth street, Alex Livingston bet with the lead. Fifth street gave Daniel Weinman the lead and he bet on fifth and sixth and was called both times.
On seventh, Weinman checked. Livingston bet and Weinman called.
Livingston showed trips with the and Weiman mucked as his stack was knocked down a few pegs.
The two players are now on a brief 10-minute break. So far in heads-up play there have been few hands of note, with many of the hands being folded on third or fourth street.
Daniel Weinman: /
Alex Livingston: //
Action was on fifth street. Alex Livingston bet on fifth and on sixth street when the king paired and was called both times.
On seventh street, Livingston checked. Daniel Weinman bet and got called.
Weinman announced trips and showed the to win a nice pot to bridge the chip gap a bit.
Alex Livingston has the commanding chip lead early on in heads-up play as there have been few pots to go beyond fourth street so far, as both players vie for their first WSOP bracelet.