2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Event #40: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
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Event #40: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Day 2 completed

Forrest Eyes 7th Bracelet, Bags Big Stack for Final Day of $1,500 Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

BrettC • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Ted Forrest
Ted Forrest

Ted Forrest, one of the most accomplished players ever at the World Series of Poker, is getting closer to adding another notch to his résumé. Forrest, who has six bracelets in his showcase, is third in chips with the last 16 players coming back for the final day of Event #40: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better. There's a $173,228 first-place prize waiting at the top.

Forrest bagged 416,000, sitting behind Steve Jelinek (481,000) and Hal Rotholz (445,000). While Forrest's finish was strong, he had to survive a crucial moment during the third level of play with the tournament still short of the money.

Forrest had less than two bets behind on sixth street, looking into Barry Levy's all-diamond board. Forrest eventually decided to spin for his life. Levy didn't have a fifth diamond among his hole cards, and Forrest avoided a deadly river card to double and start his uphill ride.

While Forrest is arguably the biggest legend among the remaining players, there are some other talented players still in contention. Those include multiple bracelet holders Max Pescatori (324,000) and David Sklansky (117,000), as well as Don Zewin (408,000), Walter Treccarichi (285,000), Tim Finne (234,000) and Justin Bonomo (210,000).

Barbara Lewis, the last woman standing, will return to a promising 407,000, good for a fifth place on the leaderboard.

Notable players who cashed but failed to qualify for the final day featured Joe Hachem, John Cernuto, Chris Bjorin, Mike Leah, Randy Ohel, Allen Kessler and Jeff Madsen, among others. Today's casualties who left the tournament outside of the top 90 and without any reward included Valentin Vornicu, Dan Smith, Dzmitry Urbanovich and last year's runner-up Brandon Shack-Harris.

The finale kicks off Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Brasilia Room. Tune to PokerNews for the live updates to see who'll claim the title. Play will resume in Level 21 with the limits at 12,000/24,000.

Day 3 Seat Draw

RoomSeatTable 1CountryChip CountTable 2CountryChip Count
Brasilia1Eric PrattUnited States269,000Ted ForrestUnited States416,000
Brasilia2Shannon PetluckUnited States159,000Dimitrios MagdalinosUnited States136,000
Brasilia3Hal RotholzUnited States445,000Tim FinneUnited States234,000
Brasilia4Steve JelinekUnited States481,000Don ZewinUnited States408,000
Brasilia5Barbara LewisUnited States407,000Max PescatoriItaly324,000
Brasilia6Jack RosenfeldtUnited States73,000Justin BonomoUnited States210,000
Brasilia7Ernest BohnUnited States169,000Walter TreccarichiItaly285,000
Brasilia8William KohlerUnited States330,000David SklanskyUnited States117,000

Tags: David SklanskyJustin BonomoMax PescatoriTed ForrestTim Finne

End of Day 2 Counts (full)

mnuwwarah • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Steve Jelinek gb
Steve Jelinek
gb 481,000 -69,000
Hal Rotholz us
Hal Rotholz
us 445,000 135,000
Ted Forrest us
Ted Forrest
us 416,000 -74,000
Don Zewin us
Don Zewin
us 408,000 28,000
Barbara Lewis US
Barbara Lewis
US 407,000 -68,000
William Kohler US
William Kohler
US 330,000 55,000
Max Pescatori it
Max Pescatori
it 324,000 129,000
Walter Treccarichi it
Walter Treccarichi
it 285,000 -55,000
Eric Pratt US
Eric Pratt
US 269,000 -51,000
Tim Finne us
Tim Finne
us 234,000 14,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 210,000 65,000
Ernest Bohn us
Ernest Bohn
us 169,000 24,000
Shannon Petluck us
Shannon Petluck
us 159,000 57,000
Dimitrios Magdalinos US
Dimitrios Magdalinos
US 136,000 -4,000
David Sklansky us
David Sklansky
us 117,000 -86,000
Jack Rosenfeldt us
Jack Rosenfeldt
us 73,000 -40,000

Tony Ma Eliminated in 17th Place

Jan_Kores • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante

Tony Ma had only two big bets left or so and he tried to spin them up against Tom Finne, but his attempt failed.

Tony Ma: {4-}{8-}{3-}{Q-}{9-}{7-}{K-}
Tim Finne: {7-}{7-}{2-}{8-}{7-}{3-}{3-}

Finne picked up strong high-hand on his way towards seventh street but Ma could still chop, should he hit a fifth low card on the river. He received a king instead, and left the tournament just before time for bagging.

Tony Ma us
Tony Ma
us Busted

Tags: Tony MaTim Finne

Kohler "Back on the Frickin' Train" After Busting Yeh

mnuwwarah • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante

Andrew Yeh got his last 30,000 or so in early on in a hand that saw Dimitrios Magdalinos calling bets from Bill Kohler in a side pot.

Yeh: {x-}{x-}/{6-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}/{x-}
Magdalinos: {x-}{x-}/{8-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{4-Hearts}/{x-}
Kohler: {x-}{x-}/{q-Clubs}{k-Spades}{10-Clubs}{5-Hearts}/{x-}

Kohler bet fourth, fifth and sixth, and Magdalinos called. Kohler showed {q-Hearts}{7-Spades}{3-Spades} for just a pair of queens on the end. However, it was good as Magdalinos could muster only a pair of nines and Yeh had {a-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{j-Clubs}.

"All right," Kohler said with energy. "Back on the frickin' train."

William Kohler US
William Kohler
US 275,000 45,000
Dimitrios Magdalinos US
Dimitrios Magdalinos
US 140,000 -91,000
Andrew Yeh us
Andrew Yeh
us Busted

Tags: Andrew YehBill KohlerDimitrios Magdalinos

Another Monster for Lewis

mnuwwarah • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante

"This is getting interesting," Bill Kohler said, as he and Barbara Lewis each picked up king-high three-flushes on fifth street. Lewis bet and Kohler check-called.

Lewis: {x-}{x-}/{2-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{9-Spades}
Kohler: {x-}{x-}/{k-Spades}{4-Spades}{j-Spades}{7-Clubs}

Kohler called another bet on sixth, and then another on seventh. Lewis showed {3-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{6-Diamonds} for a king-high flush, and that was a winner.

Barbara Lewis US
Barbara Lewis
US 475,000 160,000
William Kohler US
William Kohler
US 230,000 -65,000

Tags: Barbara LewisBill Kohler

Zewin Gets Yeh Again

mnuwwarah • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante

Andrew Yeh just can't beat Don Zewin. This time, Zewin bet against him on fifth and sixth while showing four to a low.

Zewin: {x-}{x-}/{5-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{2-Spades}
Yeh: {x-}{x-}/{7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{q-Spades}

Yeh called, and both players checked on the end. Zewin announced trips with no low and showed {3-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{9-Hearts}.

"Jesus Christ," was all Yeh could muster, flashing what looked like it may have been jacks up.

Don Zewin us
Don Zewin
us 380,000 115,000
Andrew Yeh us
Andrew Yeh
us 70,000 -70,000

Tags: Andrew YehDon Zewin

Abrams Busts; Bonomo Doubles Through Bohn

Jan_Kores • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Justin Bonomo
Justin Bonomo

Two key hands in fast consequence played out on two different tables.

The first one saw Scott Abrams lose all his chips. He was all-in on fifth street, holding a pair of aces. Hal Rotholz, however, had a better hand and Abrams didn't find any help on the remaining streets.

Meanwhile, Justin Bonomo was all-in on sixth street, facing Ernest Bohn. Bonomo had trip tens and his seventh card improved him to tens full of fours. Bohn still called for a chop with four low cards in his hand, but the seventh was another ace, securing a double for Bonomo. Bohn and Bonomo are now even in chips.

Ernest Bohn us
Ernest Bohn
us 145,000 -153,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 145,000 85,000
Scott Abrams us
Scott Abrams
us Busted

Tags: Ernest BohnJustin BonomoScott Abrams

Zewin Scoops Kohler

mnuwwarah • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante

Bill Kohler completed with {5-Diamonds}, and Don Zewin made it two bets with the {2-Clubs}. Kohler announced a reraise out of turn, and after a third player who was thinking folded, he put in three bets. Zewin called and then took the lead from there, betting every street.

Zewin: {x-}{x-}/{2-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}/{x-}
Kohler: {x-}{x-}/{5-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{10-Spades}/{x-}

After Kohler called the final bet, Zewin announced trips and a low, showing {2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}.

"Wow," was all Kohler could muster.

William Kohler US
William Kohler
US 295,000 -65,000
Don Zewin us
Don Zewin
us 265,000 135,000

Tags: Don ZewinBill Kohler