Stud Hi/Lo may not be the sexiest poker game in the canon, but it still has enough fans to more than double the $25k guarantee on this $27 buy-in event. Whether they were specialists, adventurers, or seeking to fix a weak spot in their H...
Stud Hi/Lo may not be the sexiest poker game in the canon, but it still has enough fans to more than double the $25k guarantee on this $27 buy-in event. Whether they were specialists, adventurers, or seeking to fix a weak spot in their H.O.R.S.E. or 8-Game rotations, the 2,146 players who gathered for Event #28-L gave themselves a shot at more than $9,000 for first place. Although he arrived at the final table as the second-shortest stack, 2jokerSpb hit a rush with five to go and booked his first SCOOP win, earning $8,189.80 and a slick Movado watch after a three-way deal.
A baker's dozen of Red Spades joined this field including Chris Moneymaker, ElkY, two-time SCOOP champ George Danzer, Shane "shaniac" Schleger and Sebastian Ruthenberg. Jonathan Duhamel was the only one to make the money, busting out in 125th place.
Betting limits were 60,000/120,000 on the final table bubble and PROTENTIALmn was the shortest stack remaining with 438,000. With the [Ac] showing, PROTENTIALmn completed on third street and Leon_Javur called with the [7c] up.
PROTENTIALmn ([Js][5c]) [Ac][Jh][2h][Ks] ([9h])
Leon_Javur ([4h][Ah]) [7c][6s][5h][7s] ([6h])
PROTENTIALmn led out on fourth street, Leon_Javur raised to 120,000 and PROTENTIALmn called. PROTENTIALmn check-called another 120,000 on fifth street and raised all-in on sixth, revealing a pair of jacks and no low draw. Leon_Javur turned over a pair of sevens and a 7-6-5-4-A low, but caught a six on the river to make two pair for high. PROTENTIALmn was eliminated in ninth place, setting the final table.
Final table chip counts
Seat 1: ACforKP (1,267,554 in chips)
Seat 2: Pokerccini (1,876,303 in chips)
Seat 3: 2jokerSpb (1,001,288 in chips)
Seat 4: bigslikluck3 (1,507,740 in chips)
Seat 5: late_entry (1,012,036 in chips)
Seat 6: ironOne (640,138 in chips)
Seat 7: Leon_Javur (1,149,430 in chips)
Seat 8: A_Sh4dy_0ne (2,275,511 in chips)
IronOne arrived at the final table with only five big bets and didn't wait long to make a move. With the betting limits up to 80,000/160,000, ironOne completed on third street showing the [4h] and A_Sh4dy_0ne raised with the [2h] up. ACforKP called two bets cold and ironOne called as well.
ACforKP (X-X) [Ah][Kh][9s]
ironOne ([4c][8c]) [4h][6h][Ts][9c] ([Qd])
A_Sh4dy_0ne ([Jd][Js]) [2h][7s][9h][Ad] ([3h])
ACforKP made the high board on fourth street and checked to ironOne. He bet 80,000 and both opponents called. ACforKP checked again on fifth, ironOne bet, and A_Sh4dy_0ne raised to 320,000. ACforKP folded and ironOne called all-in, revealing a pair of fours and three to an eight low. A_Sha4dy_0ne turned up jacks in the hole and they held up at showdown to scoop, ending ironOne's run in eighth place.
Pokerccini rolls over ACforKP
IronOne's departure left ACforKP as the short stack. With 614,000 remaining and the [4h] up, ACforKP raised A_Sh4dy_0ne's third street completion to 160,000. Both Pokerccini and A_Sh4dy_0ne called. ACforKP bet fourth street then checked fifth, leaving Pokerccini to bet 160,000. A_Sha4dy_0ne folded, ACforKP raised, Pokerccini three-bet and ACforKP called all-in.
ACforKP ([Ah][3s]) [4h][6d][Jd][3h] ([7s])
Pokerccini ([As][4c]) [3c][2h][5s][Qs] ([4s])
ACforKP turned up four to a six low and a pair of threes while Pokerccini had already made a wheel on fifth. ACforKP did not improve and went out in seventh place, earning $1,053.68.
2jokerSpb seizes the chip lead
The limits rose to 100,000/200,000 and with the [Ad] up, 2jokerSpb completed. Late_entry raised to 200,000 with the [7d] and 2jokerSpb fired back with a three-bet. Late_entry called and they went to fourth street. 2jokerSpb led on fourth and fifth streets, late_entry calling him down. Late_entry bet the last of his chips on sixth and 2jokerSpb called.
2jokerSpb ([Ac][Jc]) [Ad][2h][5h][Jh] ([Ah])
late_entry ([6d][4s]) [7d][Jd][As][4c] ([4d])
Late_entry had a pair of fours and a 7-6 low draw while 2jokerSpb had made aces and