EVENT #44/24 to 4/25/98

SEVEN CARD STUD (Limit) $1,500
The Final Table
How they finished
Live From the 'Shoe
The Play-by-Play

The View from the Rail


In the end, it looked like a friendly little game between a prosperous physician and his pool man.


With 8 tables left in today's Seven Card Stud, the chip lead belonged to someone you've already heard plenty of this WSOP - Doyle Brunson. But sitting behind Doyle and playing maniacally was Gene Lang.

Others with big stacks at the time were Don Barton, Max Stern, Kirk Morrison, Mike Caro, David Rabbi, Humberto Brenes and Ken Flaton.

In less than two hours, Brunson, Caro, Rabbi, Brenes and Flaton would be gone.

Gene Lang personally took care of Doyle. Observers said that Lang went up against Brunson six times, with the worst hand, and caught every one. The Bear undoubtedly had some well directed growls about that.

Caro, Rabbi, Brenes and Flaton were more democratic, giving their chips to whomever asked for them - with the best hand.

Finally, it came down to four players, only two of whom would make it into the money.

Peter Brownstein, Bill Randels, Phyllis Meyers and Leon Zewin were on the bubble. When the chips fell where they may, Peter Brownstein and Bill Randels were in, Phyllis Meyers and Leon Zewin were out.


Kimberly Bye, who if she weren't outrageously beautiful, would just be outrageous, had hung on through 254 players. Finally she surrendered to the Kirk Morrison machine when he caught a flush. Kim was 13th.

Gene Lang had taken all of Doyle Brunson's chips as far as he could take them. 12th. He couldn't get any of his three overcards to hit and Dan Levinson's 10's held up.

Frank Thompson fell to Max Stern when his 10's missed and Max's eight found two eights and two deuces on board.

Barry Furman was the next baby to light Morrison's fire when his up and down straight stayed four long. Kirk had Aces again.

Finally, there was one player to be eliminated before going to the final table. But there were no volunteers. Jong Kim had to be convinced not to come back the next day, when he lost to a better hand. Jong's A K Q couldn't beat Tommy Hufnagle's pair of fours.


This was the setting at the final table:

Seat 1Dan Levinson$50,500Aspen, CO
Seat 2Max Stern$31,000Las Vegas, NV
Seat 3Jeffrey Lowenhar$22,000Las Vegas, NV
Seat 4Rod Pardey Jr$40,000Las Vegas, NV
Seat 5Sooyoung Kim$23,000Kent, WA
Seat 6Kirk Morrison$145,000Wichita, KS
Seat 7Don Barton$33,500Pahrump, NV
Seat 8Tom Hufnagle$56,500Las Vegas, NV

Jeffrey Lowenhar and Sooyoung Kim started out with about the same amount of money. Jeff was unlucky enough to catch a good starting hand first. Why was that unlucky? Because Kirk Morrison was at the table to clean him out of the tournament.

Lowenhar's two pair found Morrison's King high straight. Jeff was 8th. Kirk, who could pass as a Malibu Beach surfer, continued to dominate this table as he has every one he's been at. Yesterday, the players were joking about having him paged, to get him away for a while, so someone else could win a pot.

Sooyoung Kim is the only player so far this year to come back for a second final table. He was out even earlier this time when Rod Pardey caught a Queen on the river for Queens over 5's. Sooyoung now has a seventh to go with his fifth. He may be needing more fifths if this keeps up.

Dan Levinson didn't have a lot of chips when he raised Don Barton. So Barton called with a deuce showing and another in the hole. Don hit his second hole card on fifth street to win. Dan finished 6th.

At 5 p.m. with antes at 1k and the bring in at 2k, the contest had gone from a one man race to a two man race. Dr Max Stern was starting one of his patented final table rushes. Kirk had $200,000, Max $115,000. The rest to the stacks looked like an elephant had stepped on them.

Tommy Hufnagle has been in Las Vegas since the very first WSOP. He's THAT old. When Don Barton caught a 10 on the river for a straight, Tommy needed a six or a five for a full house. Those cards took the fifth. So did Tommy.

Too young lions met on the next confrontation. Neither is over 26.

Rod Pardey Jr is the son of a professional player. His father has won two bracelets. This is the son's first final table. At 21 it's unlikely to be his last.

Rod's Kings over fours couldn't overcome Kirk Morrison's gut shot straight. Rod finished 4th.

In a rather ignominious ending to a great tournament run, Don Barton couldn't beat a pair of sixes in Kirk Morrison's hand. Don got Third place.

When Don Barton went out so did Kirk and Max. Don went to pick up the $38,040 for third place. Kirk and Max went out to talk deal. At this point the chip count was:

Morrison $232,000
Stern $168,000

Kirk Morrison hardly ever speaks. He wears large headphones and watches every card fall on every board. If he bluffs, he is seldom caught. He usually has the hand that he's representing, or better.

Dr Max Stern, is the polar opposite. He is as friendly and voluble as anyone in the business. He bluffs all the time, and is caught frequently. When caught, he'll shrug his shoulders and laugh the loudest at his own embarrassment.

The final table looked like the prosperous physician playing a friendly Heads up game with his pool man.

Chain smoking and looking over the top of his Ben Franklin style glasses - like Berry Johnston - to see if you're bluffing, Max Stern can be stern to the max, but seldom is. Stern is one of only four players to make as many as three final tables in last year's WSOP. Not wasting any time while there, Dr. Stern operated for two firsts and a third.

The players return. We are told by those who know that a "fair" deal was in fact made.

That would probably mean that Kirk Morrison got about $120k and Max Stern, 100k. Typically, the chip leader has to give the trailer a premium over their chip count to lay down their chips.

Often, after a deal is made the remaining players choose to eliminate a level or two to speed up the ending. In this case, Kirk and Max decided to stay at $1k/2k.

Because they both had so many chips, in relation to the ante and bring in, this could mean that we were in for a protracted battle.

After about an hour, Dr Stern's baby straight loses to Kirk Morrison's Ace high flush to give Kirk the title. Doors will now be opening for Morrison.

The Young and the Debtless becomes the Debtless Times Two.


$1,500 7 Card Stud - 267 Entries

1. Kirk MorrisonWichita KS$148,185
2. Dr. Max SternLas Vegas76,095
3. Don BartonPahrump NV38,048
4. Rod Pardey Jr.Las Vegas24,030
5. Tom HufnagleLas Vegas20,025
6. Don LevinsonAspen CO16,020
7. Sooyoung KimKent WA12,015
8. Jeffrey LowenharLas Vegas8,410
9. Jong KimLos Angeles CA5,607
10. Barry FurmanLas Vegas5,607
11. Frank ThompsonSaltburn ENG5,607
12. Gene LangLas Vegas5,607
13. Kimberly ByeWheatridge CO4,005
14. Mark JacobusLas Vegas4,005
15. Leang HuochN. Hollywood CA4,005
16. Darin KaplanNew York NY4,005
17. Esther RossiLas Vegas2,403
18. Joe PetroLafayette LA2,403
19. Mike ComerSydney AUST2,403
20. Skip WilsonWest Chester OH2,403
21. Lionel ArdWinchester KY2,403
22. Artie CobbLas Vegas2,403
23. Peter BrownsteinArnold MD2,403
24. Bill RandelsDallas TX2,403


(Patty Hughes and Rudy Lotief)

The No-Limit Super Satellites start each evening at 8:40 PM in the Satellite area. The Entry Fee is $220 for $200 in Tournament chips and there are unlimited $200 re-buys during the first hour, if you have less than $200 in Tournament chips. You may also make a single or double add-on at the end of the re-buy period. Blinds start at $5/$10 and increase every 20 minutes. Available monies will be converted into non-negotiable, non-transferable, non-refundable seats in the $10,000 World Championship event, with at least $5,000 in cash and $500 Lammers being divided among the final table players.

WSOP SUPER SATELLITE #9 Saturday 4/25/98


For the first time since the Super Satellites began on April 17th, we had a final table with no repeaters (except for the first one of course, don't be a smart ass). We also, for the first time, gave away 6 seats. I have a lot of fun spoofing the No-Limit play in the Supers, so I have to be fair. These were the best Players we've had so far. I'll tell you why I think so in a little while. Tonight, 164 players bought 168 rebuys bringing the prize pool to, $66,400.

The following were the rewards for making the final table:

Places 1 thru 6 A $10,000 entry into the Championship event plus $270 ($10,270)
7th 4 tournament chips and $560 ($2,560)
8th 2 tournament chips and $460 ($1,460)
9th 1 tournament chip and $260 ($760)

Some of the "names" who competed were: An Tran
Louis Asmo
Brad Daugherty
John Strzemp
Barbara Enright
Luis Santoni
Peter Vilandos
Jesse Jones
Andre Boyer
O'Neil Longson
Pat Callahan
Brent Carter
Ron Stanley

None of these esteemed players made the final table.

With 12 players left, Asher Darei only had one chip left. He went all-in when Pete Dixon raised. Asher had A 7 of Diamonds. Pete had K 6 off. You know the rest of the story. Yes a six hit the river.

John Spadavecchia was third to Russ Hamilton a few years ago. There he played three handed for over six hours at the final table before they made a deal. Tonight, he couldn't quite make it to the finals. Raising with A 9 of Clubs, he ran into chip leader David Rubin's A K. End of story in 11th.

Every night we have a player who can't get that one key card that would get them in the money. Tonight that player was M.E. Mack who didn't show his hand when a Queen rivered. Ralph Hoots had A Q. M.E. looked like he was hit by a truck, flattening him in 10th.

The final table:

Seat 1Thor Hansen$4,500Oslo, Norway
Seat 2Frank Landem$6,000Redlands, CA
Seat 3Gregg Turk$3,000Vienna, VA
Seat 4Diana Allen$6,600Westerville, OH
Seat 5Harvey Goldstein$6,500San Antonio, TX
Seat 6John Gledhill$7,000Devin, UK
Seat 7Ralph Hoots$10,500San Diego, CA
Seat 8David Rubin$17,500Mill Valley, CA
Seat 9Pete Dixon$3,500Chicago, IL

"Did you tell them I was only kidding?" Diana Allen asked. I would have if I'd known, I told her.

Diana was upset that I quoted her as saying that she had played badly and still finished 19th. I'm telling them now, Diana. She says she was only kidding.

Diana wasn't kidding when she went all-in with A K of Spades from early position. John Gledhill was even more serious when he called with Q's. No joke, Diana was 9th.

From the small blind, Pete Dixon thought that the button was on a steal. He had an A 8 off. David Rubin was on a steal of sorts, with 9 7 of Diamonds. But as we've seen continuously, hot players stay hot, until they're not. David Rubin caught a 9 on the flop. Pete Dixon caught 8th.

Now for the play of the Super Satellite Final Tables. When the blinds went up from 2 and 4 chips to 4 and 8, Thor Hansen looked down at his stack and counted 14 chips. He could get through the blinds with 2 chips to spare. Behind him Gregg Turk and Harvey Goldstein both had 12 chips. Both of them would have to win a hand to beat him if he didn't play.

The test came with Thor in the small blind. David Rubin on the button raised. Thor didn't hesitate, he threw away an A J off. Would the gamble pay off in a Championship entry? He wouldn't likely be able to stand another blind.

The gamble didn't work at first, as Gregg Turk got through his big blind when no one called it.

Harvey Goldstein was next. When Frank Landem raised, Harvey had a decision to make. He only had enough chips for the small blind. It was going to be this hand or the next. Harvey called all-in. Landem turned over A J off, Harvey a 10 9 off. The gamble worked for Thor Hansen when nothing came for Goldstein. Harvey was 7th, Thor got pats on the back from the railbirds. He was in the Big Dance.

The winners for Super Satellite #9 were:

Thor Hansen
Frank Landem
Gregg Turk
John Gledhill
Ralph Hoots
David Rubin


(Becky Kerber, Barbara Lotief and Terry Vanderlip)

Single Table Satellites are run continuously 21 hours every day (8:00 AM until 5:00 AM) and usually last around 90 minutes. There are featured Satellites each day for the next day's event, as well as other Satellites depending on demand. Single Table Satellites for the $10,000 Main event and for the next no-limit Holdem event are spread frequently. Binion's charges $10 per player in a Satellite.

For the $220 buy-in No Limit Holdem Satellites, ten Players start with $800 each in chips. The blinds start at $10/$25, increase every 15 minutes, and the winner gets four $500 Lammers plus $100 in cash.

No Single Table Satellites for the $10,000 Championship Event have been run yet.


The Temperature sign atop Binion's Horseshoe read 61 degrees at High Noon on Saturday. It was overcast, and there were scattered rain showers. The wind was 15/25 mph, gusting to 40 mph. By 3:00 PM, there was some sun and a lot of blue in the sky with the temperature around 70 degrees.


$2000 Holdem5:322:36
$1500 Razz4:374:02
$1500 Omaha3:003:59
$1500 Stud3:582:39


Oklahoma Johnny Hale informed me that the fifth edition of the Senior's Poker Tournament will be held this year at Harrahs in Las Vegas. Details to be announced later.


$2000 HoldemDeal unlikely
$1500 RazzDeal unlikely
$1500 OmahaDeal probable
$1500 7 StudDeal probable


At todays's Final $1500 7 Stud Table, Dr. Max Stern lost a Heads up hand to Kirk Morrison's straight, took off his jacket and told Jack McClelland that it was too hot. Jack replied that he probably wouldn't be so hot if Kirk hadn't made his straight. We were discussing the internet during a break in final table action, and someone said that the internet is addictive. Jack said, "Yep, the internet is like a fishnet. It's easy to get trapped by both of them."

$500 CHIPS

This year, the grey $500 chips were replaced with yellow chips. Jack McClelland said that this was done because the grey chips had gotten worn down, they were easy to mistake for the $100 chips, and because the yellow chips are prettier.


Any player abusing employees or other players, either verbally or physically (swearing, throwing cards, etc.) or disrupting the tournament will be penalized. The following will be the MINIMUM penalty imposed:

FIRST OFFENSE - 20 minutes away from the table. (Blinds and/or antes to be forfeited)
SECOND OFFENSE - 40 minutes away from the table.
THIRD OFFENSE - Disqualification

The WSOP Floorpeople will be strictly enforcing the rules, with zero tolerance.


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Jack McClelland is assisted by Steve Morrow and Jeff Vanderlip as Assistant Tournament Coordinators.

The 1998 WSOP continues the two-day format that was inaugurated last year, for most of the tournaments. Also, all two-day events start one level lower than in past years, and each level at the Final Table has been lengthened from 60 minutes to 80 minutes. Limit Holdem and Omaha events have two new levels of betting. First day play continues until the field is reduced to the Final Table, and Final Table play begins at 4:00 PM on the second day.


Shift Supervisors Jimmy Stefan, John Buchanan, Tony Shelton and Cathy Wood run the Poker room where the lower limit games are played.

A recent check showed the following games being spread:

2 - 1/4/8 Holdem1 - 10/20 Omaha8
2 - 4/8 Holdem4 - 15/30 Holdem
2 - 4/8 Omaha Hi1 - 20/40 Holdem
1 - 1/5 7Stud1 - 20/40 Omaha8
1 - 4/8 Omaha81 - 30/60 Holdem
3 - 10/20 Holdem1 - 20/40 Razz/Omaha8/7Stud8


Shift Supervisors John "Scoff" Sheffield, Kathy Hudson and Marshall Kassoff run the higher limit games on the south end of the Tournament Pavilion.

A recent check showed the following games were being spread:

1 - 5/5/10 PL Omaha/PL Holdem1 - 50/100 7Stud8
1 - 25/25 PL Holdem1 - 75/150 Holdem
1 - 25/50 PL Holdem1 - 75/150 7Stud8
1 - 25/50 PL Omaha1 - 150/300 Razz
1 - 50/100 7Stud1 - 200/400 HORSE
1 - 50/100 Holdem1 - 100/200/400 2 to 7
2 - 50/100 Omaha81 - 150/300 ROE


Updated through Saturday Noon 25 April 1998

1.Brent Carter
2.Randy Holland
3.Gary Lent
4.Hieu Ma
5.Milt Meyers
6.Marsha Waggoner
7.Michael Pancer
8.Bob Walker
9.David Tagg
10.Barbara Enright
11.Steve Rydel
12.Joe Baumgartner
13.R. London
14.Paul Hoenke
15.Allen Cunningham
16.John Bonetti
17.Frank Hernandez
18.Men Nguyen
19.Casey Kastle
20.J.C. Pearson
21.John Morgan
22.Peter Vilandos
23.Bill Lester
24.Cliff Davis
25.Debbie Burkhead
26.Jim Brown
27.Jack Green
28.Peter Brehen
29.Don Barton
30.John Richman
31.Luis Santoni
32.O'Neil Longson
33.Chris "Jesus" Ferguson
34.Flan "Irish Mike" Pilkington
35.Jack Fox


Don Barton
Joe Baumgartner
John Bonetti
Peter Brehen
Jim Brown
Debbie Burkhead
Brent Carter
Allen Cunningham
Cliff Davis
Barbara Enright
Chris "Jesus" Ferguson
Jack Fox
Jack Green
Frank Hernandez
Paul Hoenke
Randy Holland
Casey Kastle
Gary Lent
Bill Lester
R. London
O'Neil Longson
Hieu Ma
Milt Meyers
John Morgan
Men Nguyen
Michael Pancer
J.C. Pearson
Flan "Irish Mike" Pilkington
John Richman
Steve Rydel
Luis Santoni
David Tagg
Peter Vilandos
Marsha Waggoner
Bob Walker

The WSOP Report

In a dominating final-table performance in which he relinquished the chip lead for only a few moments in just under three hours, Kirk Morrison captured the $1,500 Seven Card Stud title and promptly burst into tears of joy.

Morrison, 26, has been a poker professional since 1994, the year he placed third in the $1,500 Limit Hold'em event, his only previous finish in the money at the World Series. "I'm really elated," Morrison said. "I've been praying for this and I give all praise to God. Even when I lost the chip lead, which happens at those levels, I had inner peace and kept the faith."

When he got down to heads-up against tournament veteran Dr.Max Stern, Morrison said, "I knew I'd have my work cut out." They duelled for exactly 70 minutes, with Stern taking most of the small pots and finally wresting the lead from Morrison. On the next hand, a monster pot developed which was won by Morrison's two pair when Stern missed his flush draw. Morrison took the next pot and with it the chip lead, which he kept for the final ten minutes. The tournament ended with Morrison making an A-K-Q-10-7 heart flush on sixth street while Stern made a small straight. Amid the roars of excitement and the victor's tears, few noticed that Morrison missed his unneeded gutshot royal flush.

For Stern, a 58 year-old retired Costa Rican pediatrician, this was the 10th in-the-money finish in 10 years at the World Series. He has three gold winner's bracelets, two of them earned last year when his wife, Maria, captured this Stud event to make WSOP family history.

"I am very pleased to be runner-up," said Stern, "because Kirk was a wonderful opponent, a very noble young man. He played very well. If this title can't be in our family, I'm confident it is in very good hands." Stern's WSOP earnings now total $636,180.

Third place went to Don Barton, 49, a real estate broker who now has five money finishes at the WSOP, including a third place in this event two years ago. "I feel terrific," Barton said. "I got lucky to get third - I put my money in at the right spots." He has now won $90,568 in eight years of play at the World Series.

Rod Pardey Jr., 21, a self-described "unserious college student" and regular poker player, took fourth place at this, his first World Series. "Getting this far was remarkable to me," he said. "I was really surprised." He was eliminated with kings and fours, missing the full house he needed to beat Morrison's straight. Pardey's father, Rod, has two World Series gold bracelets.

Another tournament veteran, Tom Hufnagle, finished fifth, his eighth in-the-money finish achieved while attending almost every World Series since the beginning. "I'm a little disappointed, but I'm also happy to finish where I did," said Hufnagle, 54, who was all-in with small cards and lost to Barton's high straight.

Sixth place went to Dan Levinson, a 54 year-old real estate developer who, as a "strictly recreational poker player" had never before won anything at the WSOP. "It's fantastic," he said. "I would have loved to do better, but it was a wonderful experience." Levinson was knocked out when his pair of queens did not improve against Barton's nines and sevens.

Onlookers broke into applause for the seventh-place finisher, Sooyoung Kim, who made the second final table in the three events he had entered at this World Series. Kim, a 44 year-old Korean-born CPA who lives in the state of Washington, said, "The World Series is very challenging and I am pleased. But just as the other day (when he finished 5th in the $2,000 Limit Hold'em event), I couldn't catch a card at the final table. I had only one playable hand." Short-stacked, Kim was all-in and made no pair, losing to Pardey's two pair.

Jeffrey Lowenhar, 52, a management consultant and former economics professor, bowed out in eighth place, his two pair losing to the first of several Morrison straights. "I'm thrilled," said Lowenhar. "Last year I finished 34th in this event, and now eighth." This was his first time in the money at the World Series.

Play by Play

The Final Table
Card by Card and Bet by Bet
1998 WSOP Event #4: $1,500 7 Card Stud
267 Entries, $400,500 Total Prize Pool and chips in play

Seat 1Dan Levinson50,500[DL]
Seat 2Max Stern31,000[MS]
Seat 3Jeffrey Lowenhar22,000[JL]
Seat 4Rod Pardey Jr40,000[RP]
Seat 5Sooyoung Kim23,000[SK]
Seat 6Kirk Morrison145,000[KM]
Seat 7Don Barton33,500[DB]
Seat 8Tom Hufnagle56,500[TH]

Standard Stud Notations

3rd Street ( 3: )
4th Street ( 4: )
5th Street ( 5: )
6th Street ( 6: )
7th Street ( 7: )
Bring-in bi

Up cards are listed in Seat # order for each Street.

First action reported in a betting round, normally means the first player that put money into the pot in that betting round. A check is usually not reported as the first action in a betting round. Folds are not always reported. If there are four players at the beginning of a betting round, and it's reported that one player bets and is called by one other player, then the remaining two players folded.

    *** 4:08 PM Saturday 25 April 1998

    *** 35 minutes remaining at 3,000/6,000 Level with $500 ante and $1,000 bi.

  1. 3: 3d 8c Qh 5c Ac 7d Qd Qc. bi DL-3d, SK-Ac and KM-7d limp. 4: 9s Tc 5s. SK bets and all fold.
  2. 3: 9s 4h Qh 7c 6d Ts 3s Th. bi DB-3s, TH-Th completes and all fold.
  3. 3: 4s 7h Qs 3d 4c Qd 8h Qc. bi RP-3d, KM-Qd completes and all fold.
  4. 3: Js 3h Ah 4s Ac Jh 9s 7h. bi MS-3h, KM-Jh completes and MS calls. 4: 5c Ad. KM bets and MS folds.
  5. 3: 4h Kd As 6d Qs Qc Jh 6s. bi DL-4d, MS-Kd completes and TH-6s calls. 4: Kh 7d. TH folds before MS has a chance to bet.
  6. 3: 5h 3c As Jh Jc Tc 3d 2h. bi TH-2h, JL-As completes and KM-Tc calls. 4: 7s Qs. JL bets and KM calls. 5: Kh 8s. JL bets and KM calls. 6: 7c Qc. KM bets and JL calls. 7: KM bets and JL calls 1,000 all-in. KM wins with (Jd 9c Td). JL shows (4c 4s).

    *** Jeffrey Lowenhar finishes 8th at 4:15 PM.

  7. 3: 7h Qh Kd 6c Ad 4d Qc. bi DB-4d, TH-Qc completes, KM-Ad raises and TH calls. 4: Ah 6d. TH folds before KM can bet.
  8. 3: As 8d Td 6s 2c 4h Jc. bi KM-2c, TH-Jc completes and all fold.
  9. 3: 8h 5d Kh 4h Ac Ad Td. bi SK-4h, TH-Td completes, MS-5d raises and TH calls. 4: 7d Jc. Both check. 5: 8s 3h. TH bets and MS calls. 6: 7h 4c. MS bets and TH folds.
  10. 3: Qc Qd 7s Th Ks As 9c. bi RP-7s, SK-Th completes and all fold.
  11. 3: 9c 6c Th Jd Qc Kh 7s. bi MS-6c, SK-Jd completes, KM-Qc and TH-7s call. 4: Kc 2s 9s. TH bets and SK calls. 5: 5d Ts. TH bets SK folds.
  12. 3: Tc 7d 8h 9d 3s Ad 3d. bi TH-3d, DL-Tc completes and all fold.
  13. 3: Ts 8c 6d Jc 9d 4h Qc. bi DB-4h, DL-Ts completes, MS-8c calls, RP-6d raises and DL calls. 4: 5d 7s. RP bets and DL folds.
  14. 3: Js 4h Qh 5h 9h 7h 4s. bi MS-4h, DB-7h completes and MS calls. 4: Tc Qd. DB bets and MS calls. 5: Ts 5s. MS bets and DB folds.
  15. 3: Ad 7h 7s 8d 6c Qh 3h. bi TH-3h, KM-6c completes and all fold.
  16. 3: 6c Ks 9c Kc Ad Qd Jh. bi DL-6c, TH-Jh completes, DL raises and TH folds.
  17. 3: As 2h Js 4h Td 6d 4c. bi MS-2h, RP-Js completes and all fold.
  18. 3: 4h 5h 2s Tc Js 9s 8s. bi RP-2s, DB-9s completes, TH-8s raises and DB calls. 4: Qc Ks. TH bets and DB calls. 5: 6s Jd. TH bets and DB folds.
  19. 3: 2s 9d Tc Ks 7d Qd Jd. bi DL-2s, TH-Jd completes and all fold.
  20. 3: 3h 9h 7h Jd As 7c Kh. bi DL-3h, MS-9h completes and DL calls. 4: 2d 5d. MS bets and DL calls. 5: 9d 2h. MS bets and DL calls. 6: 6c 8h. MS bets and DL calls. 7: MS bets and DL calls. MS wins with (9c Ad 2s) and DL shows (3s Kd Ks).
  21. 3: 5h 7d Jc Ad 3s Kh 4d. bi KM-3s, RP-Jc completes and all fold.
  22. 3: 2c 3d 7h 6s Qd 3s 2s. bi DL-2c, RP-7h completes, KM-Qd raises, TH-2s raises and KM calls. 4: 8c 9c. TH bets and KM calls. 5: Ah 5d. KM bets and TH calls. 6: Th Ac. KM bets and TH calls. 7: KM bets and TH calls. KM shows (Tc Ts 4d) and TH mucks.
  23. 3: Kh 9h 8h 5d Jc Qh Js. bi SK-5d, DL-Kh completes and all fold.
  24. 3: Kh Qh 3s 2s 7d 9d Th. bi SK-2s, DB-9d completes and TH-Th calls. 4: 8s Jc. DB bets 500 all-in and TH calls. DB has (8h 8d) and TH has (Ts 6s). 5: Ac Qs. 6: Js 2c. 7: 7h 3d. DB wins.

    *** MS wins the $500 chip race off at 4:45 PM. and Limits increase to 5,000/10,000 with 1,000 ante, 2,000 bi.

  25. 3: Jd 6d Qd 8d 2h 8s 9d. bi KM-2h, MS-6d completes and all fold.
  26. 3: 6s Ah Ks Qd 3d 9d 2s. bi TH-2s, MS-Ah (Ac 4s) completes, DB-9d (7c 9c) raises 4,000 all-in and MS calls. 4: 6c 8d. 5: 2c 2h 6: 7h 6d. 7: (4d) (Th). DB wins.
  27. 3: 8s 2d 7c 4h 3s Qh 4c. bi MS-2d, DB-Qh completes and all fold.
  28. 3: Td 4c 6s 3c As 5h Jh. bi SK-3c. TH-Jh completes and all fold.
  29. 3: Tc 7c 2s 6h Ts As 4c. bi RP-2s and MS-7c limps. MS put 5,000 chip in pot to raise, but didn't say "raise". 4: Th 6s. MS bets and RP folds. MS shows 7s.
  30. 3: Jc 7h 5s 9d Kd 7s 9c. bi RP-5s (Jd Qc), SK-9d (Ah 5d) completes to 4,000 all-in, and is called by MS and RP. 4: Js 5c 8s. RP bets and MS folds. 5: Tc 7c. 6: 7d Kh. 7: (Qs) (5d). RP wins.

    *** Sooyoung Kim finishes 7th at 4:54 PM.

  31. 3: 4h Qh 5s 2s 4c Jc. bi KM-2s, MS-Qh completes and is called by RP-5s and KM. 4: 9h Jd 5c. MS bets and all fold.
  32. 3: 4d Qs 4s 2h 6d 8h. bi KM-2h, TH-8h completes and all fold.
  33. 3: Jc Th 8s 6h 3h 4h. bi DB-2h (9c 2d), DL-Jc (2s Jh) completes, DB raises, DL raises 1,000 all-in and DB calls. 4: Kh 7d. 5: 5s 9h. 6: Qc 8d. 7: (Td) (5d). DB wins.

    *** Dan Levinson finishes 6th at 4:58 PM.

  34. 3: 5d Th Ks 6d 3h. bi TH-3h, RP-Th completes and all fold.
  35. 3: Ks 5h 7s 2h Ad. bi DB-2h, MS-Ks completes and all fold.
  36. 3: 5d 6s Js 4d 2c. bi TH-2c, MS-5d calls and DB-4d calls. 4: 7h Qh 2h. MS bets and all fold.
  37. 3: Js Ks Jc 7s 7d. bi TH-7d, MS-Js completes and all fold.
  38. 3: 3h 2c Ts 9c 7c. bi RP-2c, KM-Ts completes and all fold.
  39. 3: 6h 2s Th 5s 6c. bi RP-2s, MS-6h completes and all fold.
  40. 3: 5d 5h Qd 3h Js. bi DB-3h, TH-Js completes and all fold.
  41. 3: 6h 7h 4d Js 9d. bi KM-4d, TH-9d completes, MS-6h raises and all fold.

    *** Approximate Chip count

    KM 200,000
    MS 115,000
    RP 35,000
    DB 33,000
    TH 18,000

  42. 3: 8h Kc As 6h 6s. bi DB-6h, KM-As completes and all fold.
  43. 3: Kd 3d Ad Ac 7c. bi RP-3d, DB-Ac completes and all fold.
  44. 3: 4d 2s 7d 9d 3h. bi RP-2s, DB-9d completes and all fold.
  45. 3: 2d 4d Th Jd 6h. di MS-2d, DB-Jd (Qc 9c) completes, TH-6h (2s 6c) raises and DB calls. 4: Ks 5c. DB bets and TH calls 4,000 all-in. 5: Kh 3h. 6: Ts 8d. 7: Qd Ah. DB wins.

    *** Tom Hufnagle finishes 5th at 5:13 PM.

  46. 3: 9c 8h 2c 2h. bi KM-2c, MS-9c completes and all fold.
  47. 3: 6h 5d Js Ad. bi RP-5d, DB-Ad completes, MS-6h raises and DB calls. 4: Th 9h. Both check. 5: Kd Ks. Both check. 6: 7h 8h. MS bets and DB folds.
  48. 3: 4s Qs 9d 6c. bi MS-4s, RP-Qs (Ks Kd) completes, KM-9d (6d 9h) raises, RP re-raises and KM calls. 4: Jc 7c. RP bets and KM calls. 5: 4c 8s. RP bets 5,000 all-in and KM calls. 6: 4d 5c. 7: 7d 5d. KM wins.

    *** Rod Pardey Jr. finishes 4th at 5:17 PM.

  49. 3: 3d 9s 7s. bi MS-3d, KM-9s completes and all fold.
  50. 3: 5d 7s Jd. bi MS-5d, DB-Jd completes and all fold.
  51. 3: 7d 4d Qh. bi KM-4d, MS-7d completes and all fold.
  52. 3: Ts 2s 5d. bi KM-2s, DB-5d completes and all fold.
  53. 3: 2d 9h 4s. bi MS-2d, DB-4s completes, MS raises, DB re-raises and MS calls. 4: 5s Jd. DB bets and MS calls. 5: Qh 2s. MS bets and DB calls. 6: 9c 8d. MS bets and DB calls. MS checks in the dark. 7: DB checks. MS shows (Qc Td Ts) and DB mucks.
  54. 3: Qs 8c Ah. bi KM-8c (7d 8h), DB-Ah (Kh 6h) completes and KM calls. 4: 2h 4c. DB bets and KM calls. 5: Js 9d. DB bets 3,000 all-in and KM calls. 6: Ad 7s. 7: (5c) (3d). KM wins.

    *** Don Barton finishes 3rd at 5:25 PM.

    Deal Break. Probable Deal.

    Chip count

    KM 232,000
    MS 168,000

  55. 3: 8d Kd. KM completes and MS folds.
  56. 3: 3s Kh. KM completes and MS folds.
  57. 3: 3h Js. KM completes and MS calls. 4: 5d 5c. KM bets and MS calls. 5: 7h 4d. MS bets and KM calls. 6: 4h 4s. KM bets and MS calls. 7: KM bets and MS folds.
  58. 3: Kc Td. MS completes and KM folds.
  59. 3: KM brings it in for 5,000 and MS folds.
  60. 3: Tc 8d. MS completes, KM raises and MS calls. 4: Ks 2h. KM bets, MS raises and KM calls. 5: Ad Kc. MS bets and KM calls. 6: 7s 3s. MS bets, KM raises and MS calls. 7: KM bets and MS calls. KM shows (6s As 2s) and MS wins with (Kd 4h Jc).
  61. 3: 4c 7h. KM completes and MS folds.
  62. 3: 8d 8h. Both limp. 4: Tc Kh. KM bets and MS calls. 5: 4s 7d. MS bets, KM raises and MS calls. 6: 4d 2s. MS bets and KM calls. 7: MS bets, KM raises and MS calls. MS shows (Td 8s Qs) and KM wins with (7h Js Jc).
  63. 3: 5s 4c. KM brings it in for 2,000 and MS folds.
  64. 3: Kc 5c. MS completes and KM calls. 4: Js 4h. MS bets and KM calls. 5: 7c Kh. MS bets and KM folds.
  65. 3: 5c Kh. KM completes and MS calls. 4: 7c 2s. MS bets and KM calls. 5: 6c Th. MS bets and KM folds.
  66. 3: Ts 4c. MS completes and KM folds.
  67. 3: Td 7c. Both limp. 4: 3s 5s. MS bets and KM calls. 5: Ad Tc. MS bets and KM calls. 6: Qd 6s. MS bets and KM calls. 7: MS bets and KM folds. KM shows (6c Ac).
  68. 3: Kd 2h. MS completes and KM folds.
  69. 3: 6c Ac. KM completes and MS folds.
  70. 3: Kd Ac. KM completes, MS raises and KM folds.
  71. 3: 9c 5c. MS completes and KM folds.
  72. 3: 8s 2s. MS completes and KM calls. 4: 7c 3d. MS bets and KM calls. 5: Ad 2h. Both check. 6: Jh 4c. KM bets and MS calls. 7: Both check. KM shows (As Ts 3c) and MS shows (Kh 5s 9h). KM wins.
  73. 3: Qc 8h. MS completes and KM folds.
  74. 3: 9s Js. KM completes and MS calls. 4: 5d Kd. KM bets and MS folds.
  75. 3: Jc Tc. KM brings it in for 2,000 and MS folds.
  76. 3: 2c Kd. KM completes and MS calls. 4: 8s 3h. Both check. 5: Qs 9s. MS bets and KM calls. 6: 7s 5d. MS bets and KM folds.
  77. 3: Ks 2h. MS completes and KM folds.
  78. 3: 7c 4c. MS completes and KM folds.
  79. 3: 9c 5d. MS completes and KM folds.
  80. 3: MS brings it in for 2,000 and KM folds.
  81. 3: 2s 8d. KM completes and MS folds.
  82. 3: 7h 8d. MS brings it in for 2,000 and KM folds.
  83. 3: 5c 6c. KM completes and MS calls. 4: 5d Qs. MS bets and KM calls. 5: 9d 9s. MS bets and KM calls. 6: 3c Jc. MS bets and KM calls. 7: Both check. MS shows (4d 9c Qc) and KM mucks.
  84. 3: 8d Kd. KM completes and MS calls. 4: 4h 6h. KM bets, MS raises and KM calls. 5: As 7s. MS bets and KM calls. 6: 2s Ks. KM bets and MS calls. 7: KM bets, MS raises, KM re-raises and MS calls. MS shows (Ac 8s 7c) and KM wins with (3d 4c 5s).
  85. 3: 4c Qd. KM completes and MS folds.
  86. 3: 3s 8d. KM completes and MS folds.
  87. 3: 3s 8d. KM completes, MS raises and KM folds.

    *** Limits increase at 6:23 PM to 10,000/20,000 with 2,000 ante and 3,000 bring in.

  88. 3: 5c 8h. KM completes, MS raises and KM calls. 4: 9s Ad. KM bets and MS calls. 5: Kd 6h. KM bets and MS calls. 6: 5s 6d. Both check. KM checks in the dark. 7: MS bets and KM folds.
  89. 3: Js Th. MS completes, KM raises, MS re-raises and KM calls. 4: Ac 5c. MS bets and KM folds.
  90. 3: 5h 3s. Both limp. 4: 6s 2s. MS bets and KM folds.
  91. 3: Jd 6h. MS completes and KM folds.
  92. 3: Ts 6s. Both limp. 4: Kd 5c. MS bets and KM folds.
  93. 3: 8s Kh. KM completes and MS calls. 4: 6h Ad. KM bets and MS calls. 5: 8d 7h. MS bets and KM calls. 6: Qh 8c. MS bets and KM folds.

    *** Approximate Chip count

    MS 275,000
    KM 125,000

  94. 3: 2s 3d. Both limp. 4: Tc 3d. MS bets, KM raises, MS re-raises and KM calls. 5: Kc 4h. KM bets and MS calls. 6: 8c 3h. KM bets and MS calls. 7: Both check. KM shows (2h 4s Th), and MS mucks after showing (9d Js).
  95. 3: Jd 4s. MS completes and KM folds.
  96. 3: Ad 3s. MS completes and KM calls. 4: 2c 7d. MS bets and KM calls. 5: Td Js. KM bets and MS calls. 6: Jh 8h. KM bets and MS folds.
  97. 3: 5c 6d. KM completes and MS calls. 4: 3c Qh. MS bets and KM calls. 5: 2d Kh. Both check. 6: Td 6c. KM bets and MS calls. 7: KM bets and MS folds.
  98. 3: 9h 8c. MS completes and KM folds.
  99. 3: 2h 2d. KM brings it in for 3,000 and MS folds.
  100. 3: 5s 8d. KM completes and MS calls. 4: 4d Kh. KM bets and MS calls. 5: Jd Th. KM bets and MS calls. 6: 3c Qc. KM bets, MS raises, KM re-raises, MS re-raises, KM re-raises and MS calls 10,000 all-in. MS shows (6d 7c) and KM has (Ah 7h). 7: (Qd) (3s). KM wins.

    *** Max Stern finishes second and Kirk Morrison wins the $1,5000 Limit 7 Card Stud Championship at 6:47 PM.

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