2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Event #40: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $803,250
Players 595

Level Info

Level 31
Limits 120,000 / 240,000
Ante 30,000

Rotholz Can't Scoop With a Monster

Jan_Kores • Level 28: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

Bill Kohler placed in a full bet with the {4-Spades}. While Ernest Bohn folded, Hal Rotholz had other plans and raised it up with the {6-Clubs}. Kohler called, then called another bet on fourth street.

Kohler spiked a third low card on fifth street, and Rotholz check-called a bet. Kohler was first to act on sixth street after receiving a king, and he led out, earning another call from Rotholz.

The pot was already huge, and the action heated up even more on the river, with Kohler leading again. Rotholz raised, and Kohler called to see the showdown.

Hal Rotholz: {X-}{X-} / {6-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{3-Hearts} / {X-}
Bill Kohler: {X-}{X-} / {4-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} / {X-}

Rotholz turned up a huge hand, holding {5-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{A-Hearts} in the hole for a straight and six-five low. Kohler looked to be beaten, but then he double-checked Rotholz's board and eventually rolled over his {A-}{2-}{3-} for six-smooth.

"Wow. What a slowroll," Rotholz said when he observed that he didn't scoop. "Almost a hand for a blog," he added.

While chops aren't usually a popular thing to read about, this one deserved a mention.

Tags: Bill KohlerHal Rotholz

Level:
28
Limits:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
15,000

"Boy, Money Goes Fast in this Game"

mnuwwarah • Level 27: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Hal Rotholz bet fourth and fifth streets as he picked up low cards, and he got calls from Bill Kohler and Ernest Bohn.

Rotholz: {x-}{x-}/{8-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{6-Spades}{3-Spades}
Kohler: {x-}{x-}/{2-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{4-Spades}
Bohn: {x-}{x-}/{k-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{9-Spades}{a-Clubs}

Bohn picked up an ace and bet on sixth street, with both of his opponents calling. He checked seventh, though, and Rotholz bet. Kohler thought for a while and called, and Bohn quickly called, too.

Rotholz had {9-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} for a six-perfect low. Bohn tabled {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{6-Diamonds} for aces up. Kohler sighed and said he had a seven-six low.

"Shouldn't have called," he said. "Boy, money goes fast in this game."

Ernest Bohn us
Ernest Bohn
us 2,600,000
Hal Rotholz us
Hal Rotholz
us 1,200,000 -280,000
William Kohler US
William Kohler
US 875,000 -325,000

Tags: Bill KohlerErnest BohnHal Rotholz

Tim Finne Eliminated in 4th Place ($52,272)

Jan_Kores • Level 27: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Tim Finne
Tim Finne

Bill Kohler had the bring-in with the {2-Clubs}, and all remaining players called. "Family pot," glossed Kohler.

The family pot was reduced to just a heads-up pot on fourth street when Hal Rotholz bet. Tim Finne had open fours and called, while Kohler and Ernest Bohn folded.

Finne led out on fifth, earning a call. He led out again on sixth after double-pairing his board with another king. Rotholz announced a call, thinking it was for all of Finne's remaining chips. Finne had 5,000 more behind, though, and they went in on seventh.

Tim Finne: {5-Clubs}{2-Spades}{8-Diamonds} / {4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}
Hal Rozholz: {7-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{4-Hearts} / {A-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{5-Hearts}

Rotholz made an eight-high straight with his river card, sending Finne to the rail in fourth place for $52,272.

Hal Rotholz us
Hal Rotholz
us 1,480,000 980,000
Tim Finne us
Tim Finne
us Busted

Tags: Hal RotholzTim Finne

Easy Scoop for Kohler

mnuwwarah • Level 27: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Hal Rotholz started action with a completion showing the {3-Diamonds}, and Bill Kohler raised with the {6-Hearts}. Tim Finne wanted to play for more and made it three bets with the {5-Clubs}. Everyone saw fourth street and checked.

Rotholz: {x-}{x-}/{3-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}
Kohler: {x-}{x-}/{6-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}
Finne: {x-}{x-}/{5-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}

Kohler bet as soon as he saw his ace. Finne mucked, and Rotholz thought briefly and followed suit, throwing {4-}{6-} in with a sigh.

"Had the best starting hand, though?" he asked.

"I dunno," Kohler said, showing {5-}{2-}. "Close."

William Kohler US
William Kohler
US 1,200,000 335,000
Hal Rotholz us
Hal Rotholz
us 500,000 -60,000
Tim Finne us
Tim Finne
us 315,000 -420,000

Tags: Bill KohlerHal RotholzTim Finne

Bohn Is on Fire

Jan_Kores • Level 27: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

A king and an ace were in front of Hal Rotholz when he led on fourth street. Ernest Bohn had two clubs, the queen and the nine. He called.

Fifth street brought another bet from Rotholz. Bohn said, "Hundred," and it wasn't clear if he meant it as an announcement of a bet or as a question.

Rotholz checked on sixth, seeing four consecutive cards on Bohn's board. Bohn bet out, puzzling Rotholz: "Did you mean to raise on the last street? It sounded like it," Rotholz observed and sighed. He eventually laid it down, accompanying it with, "You're on fire!"

Hal Rozholz: {X-}{X-} / {K-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{10-Clubs} (folded on sixth street)
Ernest Bohn: {X-}{X-} / {9-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{J-Spades}{10-Hearts}

Bohn never revealed the truth about his plan on fifth street, and play carried on toward the next hand.

Ernest Bohn us
Ernest Bohn
us 2,600,000 500,000
Hal Rotholz us
Hal Rotholz
us 560,000 -430,000

Tags: Ernest BohnHal Rotholz

Justin Bonomo Eliminated in 5th Place ($37,441)

mnuwwarah • Level 27: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Justin Bonomo
Justin Bonomo

Justin Bonomo completed first to act with the {10-Hearts}, and Bill Kohler and Ernest Bohn came along with the {9-Clubs} and the {9-Diamonds}, respectively. Bonomo bet fourth, fifth, and sixth streets, leaving himself 35,000.

Bonomo: {x-}{x-}/{10-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{3-Clubs}/{x-}
Kohler: {x-}{x-}/{9-Clubs}{k-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}/{x-}
Bohn: {x-}{x-}/{9-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}/{x-}

Bohn had four to a straight, and Bonomo put in his last 35,000. Kohler announced a raise to 100,000. Bohn reraised, and Kohler quickly called and announced a straight.

"Diamonds," Bohn growled, tabling {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for a well-hidden flush.

Bonomo mucked at least a pair of tens, but we didn't catch all of his cards before the dealer swept them up.

Ernest Bohn us
Ernest Bohn
us 2,100,000 860,000
William Kohler US
William Kohler
US 865,000 -535,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us Busted

Tags: Bill KohlerErnest BohnJustin Bonomo

Max Pescatori Eliminated in 6th Place ($27,275)

Jan_Kores • Level 27: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Max Pescatori
Max Pescatori

Max Pescatori came back from dinner with just one big bet, and his stint in the seventh level couldn't have been shorter. He was knocked out in the first hand.

Pescatori completed with the {A-Spades} and found calls from Bill Kohler and Justin Bonomo. Pescatori put his remaining 45,000 in on fourth street, and both of his opponents called again. Kohler and Bonomo then checked all remaining rounds.

Max Pescatori: {X-}{X-} / {A-Spades}{7-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} / {X-}
Justin Bonomo: {X-}{X-} / {2-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{5-Spades} / {X-}
Bill Kohler: {X-}{X-} / {3-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds} / {X-}

Kohler had {6-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{2-Hearts} in the hole for a six-low, and the open tens secured him the other part of the pot. Bonomo had {A-Clubs}{6-Spades}{9-Diamonds} for a pair of sixes and a seven-low, while Pescatori opened his {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{J-Hearts} before leaving the tournament.

The four-time bracelet winner from Milan notched his 71st cash from the WSOP, adding a fifth-place finish in the $1,500 Stud Hi-Lo Event to the packed résumé. Pescatori picked up $27,275 for his performance.

William Kohler US
William Kohler
US 1,400,000 400,000
Max Pescatori it
Max Pescatori
it Busted

Tags: Bill KohlerJustin BonomoMax Pescatori

Level:
27
Limits:
50,000/100,000
Ante:
10,000