Phil Hellmuth: (X)(X) / -- FOLDED
Scott Seiver: (X)(X) /
They're playing razz over on the not-quite-final final table. In this one Hellmuth completed and Seiver called, then Hellmuth bet fourth and Seiver called again. On fifth Seiver was the one betting and Hellmuth calling, and on sixth street Hellmuth folded to Seiver's bet. Hellmuth showed his down cards -- -- as he folded.
Seiver has 1.86 million now, and Hellmuth right about 2 million.
Phil Hellmuth: (X)(X) / / (X)
Vladimir Shchemelev: (X)(X) / / (X)
Hellmuth completed, Shchemelev raised, and Hellmuth called. Hellmuth led on fourth street, and Shchemelev called.
On fifth, Shchemelev made the best board, and led out. Hellmuth raised, Shchemelev re-raised all in and Hellmuth called.
Sixth street changed nothing for either player, and Shchemelev turned over the as soon as it was dealt to him on seventh. Hellmuth turned over the , giving him a better pair of kings. Neither player had a low, so Hellmuth scooped the pot and eliminated Shchemelev from the tournament.
Hellmuth stood up, clapped his hands with excitement, and gave a hearty fist pump. Shchemelev on the other hand was speaking to the dealers and the entire table in Russian, and while we couldn't understand him, he didn't sound too pleased.
Hopefully $168,529 will cheer him up - that's what he'll receive for his 10th place finish.
Scott Seiver raised from the button, Brian Rast reraised from the big blind, and Seiver called.
On the three draws, both players drew one, then one again, then stood pat. After the first draw Rast bet, Seiver raised, and Rast called. Following the second, Rast check-raised a bet from Seiver, and Seiver called. Then after the third draw, Rast bet, Seiver tanked for some time, then let his hand go.
That one took Rast up to 3.3 million and Seiver down to 1.35 million.
George Lind has been hanging on with the short stack pretty much since we returned from dinner break. And he's been all in with his tourney life on the line too many times to count. Take a look at his tweets since then (@GeorgeLindIII):
Lol was down to 17k then won 2 all in triple draw hands got 200 now #wsop55
Last break was down to 17k then won 3 straight allins and a couple more hands got 690k now 14ppl left #wsop55
524k won another allin in razz hanging around 11ppl left #wsop55
We noted last level how he'd survived another all-in situation after hitting a three-outer on the river in a limit hold'em hand. Now here's the story of another Houdini-like escape from Lind…
George Lind: (X)(X) / / (X)
Owais Ahmed: (X)(X) / - FOLDED
Vladimir Shchelemev: (X)(X) / / (X)
A reraise by Lind chased Phil Hellmuth out on third and got two callers in Ahmed and Shchelemev. Ahmed bet fourth and Lind and Shchelemev called. Then Ahmed checked fifth, Shchelemev bet, Lind raised, Ahmed folded, Shchelemev three-bet, and Lind was all in.
Shchelemev had in the hole, then drew the on seventh to end with aces and deuces and no low. Lind turned over , then squeezed his seventh street card… the ! Trip kings for Lind to scoop, and he survives yet again!
Lind goes from the brink of elimination to 1.58 million, while Shchelemev now has 610,000.
The days of Jeff Lisandro doubling up are over, as he's been eliminated by Phil Hellmuth on this last hand of Stud.
Jeff Lisandro: () / / ()
Phil Hellmuth: () / / ()
Five-time World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner Jeff Lisandro completed the bet on third and eleven-time WSOP gold bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth raised. Lisandro made the call when action got back to him and the two went to fourth street.
On fourth, Lisandro bet, Hellmuth raised and Lisandro called all in for 135,000 total. Lisandro held a pair of kings and Hellmuth a pair of fives at the time of Lisandro's all in. Lisandro went on to make kings up, kings and nines, on fifth, but on sixth street, Hellmuth was able to pull in front with trip fives. Hellmuth's tip fives held up and he was able to eliminate Lisandro in 11th place.
Although Lisandro won't be earning his sixth gold bracelet, he will leaving over $143,400 in prize money.