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Daniel Negreanu Leads Final Seven of Event #41: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship




The second day of Event #41: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship has now come to an end after seven exciting levels of play. The 88 player field had a total of 48 returning for Day 2 and when the dust had settled it was fan favorite Daniel Negreanu leading the final seven with 1,502,000 in chips.


Negreanu came into the second day with just over average and by the time the two table redraw happened he had one of the top stacks. He drew the better of the two tables, having several short-stacks clawing at a chance to make the money and he took complete advantage of it, opening as many pots as possible.


The Canadian continually climbed at his table with the aggressive style against the smaller stacks and when the final table came around he found himself sitting on a million in chips, just one of two players to be there at that point. Just moments into the final table Negreanu pulled in a massive pot against ninth-place finisher Michael Mizrachi with rolled up eights, pushing him into first place on the leaderboard, a place he stayed throughout the remainder of the night.


The original plan for this event was to play four days before crowning a champion, but things have moved quicker than expected and it will now only be three. Tomorrow will be the third and final day of the tournament, with a winner taking home a new WSOP bracelet along with the $245,451 first place prize.


Closest behind Negreanu and the only other player over with a seven-figure stack is David "ODB" Baker. He will be starting the day with 1,040,000 and will be looking for bracelet number two. Baker swung his chip stack around for the better part of the day and seemed to always be involved in every large pot during the latter part of the day. He and Negreanu had played an absurd amount of pots during the final table and it looked at one point like Baker was headed in the wrong direction, but Baker turned it around and will be starting the final day second in chips.


Well-known Frank Kassela will be sitting on a stack of 919,000 to start the day, which is good for third on the leaderboard and well above John Hennigan who will be sitting in the middle of the pack with his 682,000 stack. When nine-handed play started, Kassela had just half a million and quickly went to work, finding a pot against Hennigan and several against Negreanu. The five-time bracelet winner Hennigan went in the opposite direction of Kassela, losing almost every pot he played.


The bubble came quickly on Day 2, happening on level 15 and once there the play slowed down vastly. There was a total of 44 rounds of hand-for-hand play before someone finally dropped and unfortunately for Alan Boston it was him. Boston moved the rest of his chips all in on fourth street with three to a straight flush but failed to improve as David Singer's pair of kings took down the pot and everyone remaining was guaranteed at least a $14,667 for their efforts.


The other three players still in contention include bracelet winner Chris Tryba (542,000), two-time bracelet winner David Singer (388,000) and, coming in as the short stack, Russia's Mikhail Semin (183,000).



Final Table


Seat Player Country Chip Count

1 David Singer United States 388,000

2 Daniel Negreanu Canada 1,502,000

3 David "ODB" Baker United States 1,070,000

4 Chris Tryba United States 542,000

5 John Hennigan United States 682,000

6 Frank Kassela United States 919,000

7 Mikhail Semin Russia 183,000


The remaining seven players will be starting on level 18 with the limits at 20,000/40,000 and each level will be 90-minutes in length. A restart time of 2 p.m. is set for the final day and the stream will start approximately an hour after that. The tournament will be playing down until the eventual champion is crowned.


The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you all of the action as it unfolds in the final day of this event.

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2nd for $151,700


John Hennigan Wins Sixth Career Bracelet in Event #41: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship!


A champion has been crowned.


John Hennigan, regarded as one of the best Seven Card Stud players on the planet is the most recent 2019 World Series of Poker bracelet winner, having just topped a field of 88 of the world’s best in Event #41: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship to earn a first place prize of $245,451.


When asked what this bracelet meant to him, Hennigan said it was a little more special than the other ones as he’s always fancied himself to be a very good stud player. However, Hennigan wasn’t the only world class player at what proved to be a star-studded final table; only one of the eight players to make the final table entered the day without a bracelet.



Final Table Results


Place Player Country Prize (USD)

1 John Hennigan United States $245,451

2 Daniel Negreanu Canada $151,700

3 David “ODB” Baker United States $104,416

4 Mikhail Semin Russia $73,810

5 David Singer United States $53,621

6 Chris Tryba United States $40,066

7 Frank Kassela United States $30,817

8 Frankie O’Dell United States $24,419



Final Table Recap

The tournament found itself down to the final table of eight players nearing the end of Day 2 in what was supposed to be a four-day tournament. At the very end of the day, Frankie O’Dell was eliminated and the final seven players returned today for Day 3 to compete for nearly a quarter-million dollars, a WSOP bracelet, and the title of being Seven Card Stud World Champion.


Hennigan entered the day fourth in chips, with eventual runner up Daniel Negreanu coming into the day as chip leader and starting fast. Third place finisher David “ODB” Baker also got off to a hot start, taking over the chip lead during the first level of play. Baker secured the first two knockouts of the day, making queens up to best the sevens up of Frank Kassela (seventh place) and later making queens up again to send Chris Tryba (sixth place) to the rail.


Two-time bracelet winner David Singer (fifth place) was next to go, getting eliminated less than ten minutes after Tryba after hanging around with a short stack for around an hour before finally succumbing to elimination.


It was over two hours later that the next elimination occurred. Mikhail Semin, who was the sixth-place finisher of Event #29: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship for $71,505, continued his run of short-stacked survival, winning numerous all ins over the two-plus hours it took before his luck ran out and he finished in fourth place. Much like Singer and Tryba being eliminated in rapid succession, Baker was eliminated just four minutes after Semin when his pair of fours was unable to improve beyond Negreanu’s sixes.


Then the battle began. Hennigan entered heads-up play with a stack of 1.5 million, roughly 40 percent of Negreanu’s 3.7 million. Within 20 minutes, Hennigan had won several pots and stacks were even. The next 15 minutes saw Hennigan extend his chip lead and to that point, it seemed like he could run away with the tournament. However, Negreanu battled back and over the next two-plus hours, the two went back and forth, taking turns as chip leader without either player getting too far ahead of the other before stacks were all of a sudden even, again.


With about ten minutes left in what would be the penultimate level of the night, the momentum started to swing in Hennigan’s favor and he would never look back. He won a big pot with two pair, aces up, and proceeded to win several pots afterward. After a match that never saw a commanding chip lead, Hennigan found himself eclipse the four-million chip mark and it wasn’t much longer before Negreanu was under one million.


The final two hands of the night put an exclamation mark on the tournament. Hennigan found himself in a hand where he was able to get two bets in on both fifth and sixth streets before betting on seventh street and forcing Negreanu to fold, leaving himself with under two big bets in his stack. A couple of hands later, Negreanu was all in and ended up with a pair of fours that was no match to Hennigan’s aces up.


After the tournament, Hennigan gave all the credit in the world to Negreanu. “It was a very tough duel, especially for me,” Hennigan said in an interview. “He played so well, he really did not get what he deserved there. He made every right decision and it was just bad luck for him there at the end.” Hennigan said he felt like he played a great tournament up until the end but that he really needed luck when the tournament reached heads-up play.


Fortunately for Hennigan, luck was on his side. However, Hennigan is far more focused on the meaning of this victory. Having already won five bracelets prior, he had already felt happy with what he had accomplished in his career. “This is just a sentimental thing, (winning) the stud (bracelet). I’m happier with this than I would be with any other, to be honest with you.”

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VLOG Day 22 - We're playing for a bracelet today as we're chipleader at the final table of the $10k Stud!



VLOG Day 22 - We're playing for a bracelet today as we're chipleader at the final table of the $10k Stud!

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