Event 47, Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo Eight-or-Better - Live Updates

Day 3 Live Updates

06/28/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 47 - Final Table - It's Ovah Baby!

Ryan Hughes
Winnarrr!

The heads up battle between Ron Long and Ryan Hughes didn't last too long but a lot happened. Hughes started the battle with approximately a 4-1 to chip lead over Long, but it wasn't long before Long had overtaken the lead.

Hughes suddenly found himself behind but that didn't slow him down. Both players knew that aggression rules in poker and they both followed that mantra. After a few hands Hughes retook the lead and found himself back to square one with a 4-1 chip lead when the final hand went down.

Hughes brought it in with the 3 and Long called with the K. Long caught a 7 and Hughes caught a K on fourth and all hell broke loose. Long bet, hughes raised, Long reraised, Hughes came back over the top, and Long capped it! Long was all in on fifth street and Hughes called. The hands were flipped up.

Long: J K K 7 6
Hughes: 7 7 3 K 4

Long was in the lead with his pair of kings against Hughes' sevens. Hughes made two pair on sixth when he caught 3 while Long didn't improve. It was all down to seventh street.

"Full house!" said Hughes as he turned up the 7. Long was drawing dead and he turned over his useless Q. Hughes had done it!

Last year Hughes won a bracelet in the $2,000 stud event and this year it was a $1,500 so it's not technically a back to back bracelet win, but Hughes got a little information from Nolan Dalla at the end that is probably worth more than the 'back to back' title.

Ryan Hughes is the only person ever, in the entire history of the World Series of Poker, to win two bracelets in Stud H/L! Hughes smiled when he was told that and just asked,"Really?"

Yes... Really! Strong work from Ryan Hughes, who says he never plays Stud H/L except for at the Series. Long took home $113,240 for his second place finish while Hughes takes home the lion's share of $182,997, a bracelet, a world record, and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. More on the sandwich in the interview.

Level
24
Ante
7000
Average Stack
$1,629,000
Players Left
1
Tables Left
1
06/28/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 47 - Final Table - Shot Down!

It didn't take more than a couple of minutes after the break to lose another player in the Stud H/L. Ryan Hughes, who won this is exact same event last year, goes into the heads up match with a definitive chip lead with about $1.3 million to Ron Long's $315,000.

Hunt No Longer In It

Thomas Hunt didn't even have enough time to finish half of his meatball parmesan sandwich when he got all in against Ryan Long. Hughes was very short and they got it all in on third street. Hughes held 3-4-3 and hund 5-3-2.

By sixth street it was 5 3 2 2 T 4 for Hunt and 3 4 3 Q 2 J for Hughes. The dealer dealt the seventh street card face down and Hughes politely turned his over first - the 8 for just a pair of threes.

Hunt had tons of outs to scoop or chop. He rubbed the card against the felt before flipping it up the Q. Hughes scooped the pot with just a pair of threes. Hunt collected his belongings and his sandwich and headed off to collect his $68,686.

Level
23
Ante
5000
Average Stack
$814,500
Players Left
2
Tables Left
1
06/28/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 47 - Final Table - Still In The Hunt!

Thomas Hunt III has been the perennial short stack at this final table, and has never managed to get too far above $100,000. He's still in though, thanks to a series of chops and with Alessio Isaia seemingly bleeding a few chips, it might be possible for him to at least ladder up another place, if not better.

Ryan Hughes continues to dominate however, with all the other guys short enough that one pot could eliminate them.

Shcoopsh!

The one pot that Thomas Hunt took completely was when he started with split eights against Isaia's buried deuces, on 5th street Hunt caught two pair, eights and fives and raised all-in, finishing with a board of 8 5 8 A 5 Q 3. Isaia made the call but couldn't improve beyond his solitary pair of ducks and could only show 2 2 A J 6 8 K.

Ciao Alessio!

Alessio Isaia has busted out in 4th place. He held buried aces and picked up a pair of sixes on his board, Ryan Hughes caught a pair of Kings to add to his 2 4 5 starting hand before picking up a 3s for a wheel draw as well. On 7th street, Hughes set Isaia in for the last of his chips, the former had caught a third king on seventh street to bust the Italian

Chip Counts Courtesy of www.worldseriesofpoker.com 

 Ryan Hughes
 $1,180,000
 Ron Long
 $340,000
 Thomas Hunt III
 $85,000

 

Level
1
Blinds
50/100
Average Stack
$0
Players Left
4
Tables Left
1
06/28/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 47 - Final Table - Hughes Running The Show

Two more players have gone and Ryan Hughes is dominating the table with four players left. Hughes was involved in several big tussles with the other big stack, Jonas Klausen, and came off the victor in that, to set up a commanding lead that makes him odds-on favorite with four left.

D'Alessandro's House Crumbles (Out in 6th)

You don't usually see that many bad beats in Stud Hi/Lo but Tim D'Alessandro just suffered a real nasty one. He started with T T T and progressed to 7 3 3 J for Tens full, having got into a major raising war with Thomas Hunt III on 3rd and 4th street and being all-in by fifth. Hunt had started with split aces, but ended up making a bigger house to knock out his opponent, finishing with a board of A K A K 9 A 9.

Klausen Gone (Out in 5th)

After coming off second best to Ryan Hughes multiple times, Jonas Klausen eventually got all his chips in, he started off with the 2 4 3 while Ron Long had 6 2 A. After picking up the K and Q, Klausen had managed to get himself all-in and caught the 8 as well to give him a smooth eight draw as well as his flush draw. Long picked up the J 6 for a a pair of sixes before getting the 8 for his own flush draw and a worse low draw. 

Klausen picked up the 8 on seventh to give him a pair of eights, no low, Ron Long caught the J for jacks and sixes, good enough to scoop the entire pot and leave us with just four players remaining. Klausen gets $39,355 his efforts though.

Chip Counts courtesy of www.worldseriesofpoker.com 

 Ryan Hughes
 $921,000
 Alessio Isaia
 $350,000
 Ron Long
 $260,000
 Thomas Hunt III
 $101,000

 

 

Level
1
Blinds
50/100
Average Stack
$0
Players Left
4
Tables Left
1
06/28/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 47 - Final Table - Sklansky Out Of Bux...

David Sklansky is the highest profile casualty from our final table during the last hour, he never improved any of his starting hands, and eventually departed from the table, his second final of the WSOP this year.

No Sklansky Bux (Out In 8th)

David Sklansky ended up all-in showing the 8 after Tim D'Alessandro had completeled before Ryan Hughes raised. Both player checked fourth street before D'Alessandro began firing on fifth and 6th street with Hughes calling him down. On the river, both checked, D'Alessandro showed trip aces for the high while Hughes showed 7-5-4-3-2 for the low. Sklansky couldn't make a low and only had a pair of sevens for the high and was thus eliminated in 8th place winning $19,306.

Joshu Is A Felled Man (Out in 7th)

Joshua Feldman got in a raising war on 3rd against Jonas Klausen. Klausen is showing A 4 on 4th and bets and Feldman raises again. Klausen sets him in and Feldman call flipping J 9 J 9 for two pair, Klausen shows A K A 4. Feldman is ahead but needs to house up or avoid Feldman pairing up. The Scandie catches the K on the river though to make a better two pair and Feldman is out. He wins $23,019 for his seventh place though.

 Ryan Hughes
 $540,000
 Jonas Klausen
 $373,000
 Alessio Isaia
 $265,000
 Ron Long
 $210,000
 Tim D'Alessandro
 $150,000
 Thomas Hunt III
 $120,000

 

 

 

Level
1
Blinds
50/100
Average Stack
$0
Players Left
6
Tables Left
1
06/28/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 47 - But Now We Do!

The players have quickly been whittled down to our finalists, and the final table has already kicked off with Jonas Klausen way out in the lead with $346,000.

Brooker, Nicewander Finished Early

David Brooker is out after failing to make a low or make a better hand than ace-high, showing A K Q 8 2 7 J against Ron Long's 6 2 5 7 3 8 8 for a 7-6-5-3-2 and a pair of eights which was good enough for the scoop.

Nicewander was out shortly afterwards, he couldn't beat Ryan Hughes' sixes and threes or make a low to chop the pot.

Costly Error

Margaret Macre managed to do most of her stack showing 9-9-K-K on her board and being called by Ron Long's 4-7-6-6 the whole way. She declared she had a full house but then showed J-J-T in the hole for three pair. Long showed A-3-5 for a 6-5-4-3-A and a seven high straight to scoop the pot.

She went out soon after with two pair against a rivered better two pair.

Chip Counts Courtesy of www.worldseriesofpoker.com

Ryan Hughes
$400,000
Jonas Klausen
$338,000
Ron Long
$224,000
Alessio Isaia
$220,000
Joshua Feldman
$200,000
Tim D'Alessandro
$140,000
David Sklanksky $66,000
Thomas Hunt III
$31,000

 

Level
1
Blinds
50/100
06/28/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 47 - Not A Final Yet...

 

Play has just recommenced in the $1,500 Stud Eight Or Better event, with 13 players still remaining who will play down to a winner tonight. The best known of the remaining field is author David Sklansky who sits squarely in the middle.

Buying A Cow

Mike Hefer is the first of the exits in the event, he ran into Alessio Isaia's full house and was out in 13th place. He does pick up $8,168 as a consolation though

Chip Counts Courtesy of www.worldseriesofpoker.com

Jonas Klausen

346,000
James Richburg
274,000
Margaret Macre
173,000
Alessio Isaia
172,000
Joshua Feldman
121,000
David Sklansky
110,000
Thomas Hunt III
101,000
Tim D'Alessandro
82,000
Ryan Hughes 80,000
Daniel Nicewander 41,000
Ron Long
33,000
  

 

Level
1
Blinds
50/100

Event Information

Event Name
Event 47, Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo Eight-or-Better
Venue
Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
Date
2008-06-26
Final Day
2008-06-28
Buy In
$1,500
Entrants
543
Prize Pool
$741,195
First Prize
$183,368

Event Winner

Player Prize Money
1 Ryan Hughes $183,368
2 Ron Long $113,240
3 Thomas Hunt $68,686
4 Alessio Isaia $50,122
5 Jonas Klausen $39,355

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