Event #41: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low Championship

Event Info

Players 111
Event #41: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low Championship
Día 3 completado

Max Pescatori Wins Event #41 ($292,158)

Max Pescatori
Max Pescatori

Max Pescatori captured his second bracelet of the 2015 World Series of Poker – tying Hastings – by winning Event #41: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low Championship. He won $292,158 in prize money for coming out atop the 111-player field.

The “Italian Pirate” vaulted into the rarefied air of four-time bracelet winners, joining a club that includes names like Bobby Baldwin and Amarillo Slim. To do so, he had to overcome well-respected British pro Stephen Chidwick and six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu in a brutal three-handed match.

Pescatori had just a few bets remaining when limits hit 50,000/100,000, and a heads-up match between Negreanu and Chidwick looked inevitable. But with the limits so large relative to stacks – only a little over 3.3 million was in play – as Pescatori said, “if you can hang on, you can come back.”

He did just that, first doubling up with a seven-high straight to scoop against Negreanu's tens in the hole. Then, a huge hand developed again between the two when Pescatori completed showing a {j-Spades} and Negreanu raised from the bring-in with {2-Hearts}. Pescatori fired back another raise, which Negreanu called.

Negreanu: {x-}{x-}/{2-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Pescatori: {x-}{x-}/{j-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{5-Spades}

Negreanu took command of the betting on fourth and fifth, and Pescatori looked very close to folding on fifth. After tanking a bit, he decided to call, and both checked on sixth. Negreanu bet on the end and tank-called Pescatori's raise with {2-}{3-Hearts}{5-Hearts}, saying he missed the steel wheel and backed into trips. Pescatori had better trips with {j-}{j-} in the hole.

He's now considering entering the Poker Players' Championship, which will have registration open until the start of Day 2 on Monday. He said he will look at the GPI standings and see where he stands, making a decision from there. For now, he's savoring this win.

“It's a fantastic feeling to put in the work, and it becomes an amazing result like this.”

Final Table Results

1Max PescatoriMilan, Italy$292,158
2Stephen ChidwickDeal, UK$180,529
3Daniel NegreanuToronto, Canada$113,062
4Aleksandr DenisovMoscow, Russia$81,865
5Gary BensonSylvania Southgate, Australia$63,981
6Thomas ButzhammerWien, Austria$51,022
7Richard SklarLas Vegas, NV$41,433
8Alan LedfordWilmington, OH$34,192
Event #41: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low Championship
Día 3 empezado