2021 World Series of Poker

Event #73: 10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Dias: 4
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2021 World Series of Poker

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Brian Hastings Wins $10K Stud Hi-Lo Championship; Becomes 29th Player to Claim Five Bracelets ($352,958)

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Brian Hastings
Brian Hastings

The 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #73: $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo Championship attracted 144 players, and after four days of split-pot action, Brian Hastings emerged victorious to claim the $352,958 first-place prize and his fifth career gold bracelet.

“I feel great. It’s hard to have it even sink in,” Hastings said after his victory. “I was just so focused on playing. I came into Day 4 fourth out of four, so I really wasn’t expecting it, but I’m really happy with how I played, happy with how I ran, and excited about it.”

By doing so, Hastings became just the 29th player in the WSOP’s more than five-decade history to win five bracelets. He joins the likes of Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, Brian Rast, Shaun Deeb, Scotty Nguyen, Stu Ungar, and more in the five-time bracelet club.

“I didn’t know the exact number, but I knew it wasn’t that many,” Hastings said when presented with the stat. “It definitely matters to me. I think it’s cool to compete on that level. There are some great players on the list of those with a bunch of bracelets. It’s certainly a goal of mine and I’m happy to be in that company.”

Hastings won his first bracelet back in 2012 in Event #12: $10,000 Heads-Up NLH Championship for $371,498. In 2015, he nabbed two more taking down Event #27: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship for $239,518 and Event #39: $1,500 10-Game Mix for $133,403, and in 2018 he prevailed in Event #76: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. for $233,202. The latest win moved Hastings past the $4-million mark in lifetime tournament earnings.

It’s already been an impressive career for the 33-year-old married man and new father, and he’s still seven years away from even being eligible for the Poker Hall of Fame.

“I’m young enough that I haven’t thought about it too much but I think it’s a really cool thing,” he told PokerNews when asked about legacy. “It would be a huge honor and definitely something that would be really cool to me.”

2021 WSOP Event #73 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1Brian HastingsUnited States$352,958
2Ian O’HaraUnited States$218,144
3Yuval BronshteinIsrael$151,460
4Scott SeiverUnited States$107,967
5Marco JohnsonUnited States$79,073
6John MonnetteUnited States$59,545
7Erik SeidelUnited States$46,140
8Gary BensonAustralia$36,821

Others to cash the tournament were current 2021 WSOP Player of the Year leader Josh Arieh (9th - $30,290), Shaun Deeb (13th - $22,536), Esther Taylor (15th - $20,426), Adam Owen (19th - $17,872), and Eli Elezra (22nd - $16,340).

Final Table Action

The final table was a stacked affair with 23 bracelets represented between the final eight players. Half of those fell in late on Day 3 including Gary Benson (8th - $36,821), Erik Seidel (7th - $46,140), John Monnette (6th - $59,545), and Marco Johnson (5th - $79,073).

The tournament was originally scheduled as a three-day event, but an extended fourth day was needed to accommodate the final four players. On Tuesday, a quartet of well-established poker pros returned to battle it out, each jostling with similar stacks during the first level of the day.

Upon returning from the first break, Scott Seiver found himself stuck in reverse before finally bowing out in fourth place when he missed a low draw against Ian O’Hara’s made flush. Not long after, the start-of-day chip leader Yuval Bronshtein saw his quest for a third bracelet come to an end when he was dispatched by O’Hara in third place.

O’Hara took a slight chip lead into heads-up play against Hastings, but the latter drew first blood to even things out. Eventually, Hastings picked up some momentum and slowly chipped away at his opponent. O’Hara, who was seeking his first career bracelet, staved off elimination for a while, but eventually, he missed a low against Hasting’s sixth-street flush to fall in second place.

Hastings concluded: “It’s been a long time for this for me. I think I started playing mixed games in 2008 or 2009. At the time I was playing the big no-limit and PLO games and I saw some of the players I was playing with doing the mixed games. I thought it looked interesting and started to learn that. It’s kind of snowballed from there.”

Congratulations to Brian Hastings, winner of the 2021 WSOP Event #73: $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo Championship!

Brian Hastings
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Ian O'Hara Eliminated in 2nd Place ($218,144)

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Ian O'Hara
Ian O'Hara

Brian Hastings: {9-Spades}{2-Spades} / {6-Hearts}{4-Spades}{3-Spades}{10-Spades} / {10-Hearts}
Ian O'Hara: {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} / {4-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} / {a-Clubs}

Ian O'Hara brought it in and called when Brian Hastings completed. Both players checked on fourth and then Hastings bet fifth.

O'Hara called and then checked on sixth after pairing. Hastings bet 240,000, O'Hara raised all in for 260,000 total, and Hastings called.

Hastings showed a flush and that left O'Hara looking to make a low just to survive. That didn't happen though as he paired his ace on seventh.

Stay tuned for a full tournament recap.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Brian Hastings us
Brian Hastings
8,640,000 900,000
WSOP 6X Winner
Ian O'Hara us
Ian O'Hara

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Yuval Bronshtein Eliminated in 3rd Place ($151,460)

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Yuval Bronshtein
Yuval Bronshtein

Yuval Bronshtein: {k-Hearts}{2-Spades} / {6-Hearts}{7-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} / {3-Hearts}
Ian O'Hara: {4-Hearts}{6-Clubs} / {5-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{x-}{6-Spades} / {4-Clubs}
Brian Hastings: {x-}{x-} / {q-Clubs}{10-Hearts} - folded on fourth street

Ian O'Hara was the bring-in, Yuval Bronshtein completed, Brian Hastings made it two bets, O'Hara cold-called and Bronshtein called as well. On fourth street, Hastings checked, O'Hara bet, Bronshtein called all in for 65,000, and Hastings folded.

The cards went on their backs and Bronhstein already shook his head on fifth street after catching a queen. He ended up with a pair of sevens and no low, not enough as O'Hara held the better high.

Bronshtein, one of the best mixed games players out there with an earlier bracelet win this series, ended up in third place this time and received $151,460.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Ian O'Hara us
Ian O'Hara
5,440,000 2,160,000
Brian Hastings us
Brian Hastings
3,200,000 -60,000
WSOP 6X Winner
Yuval Bronshtein il
Yuval Bronshtein
Day 3 Chip Leader
WSOP 2X Winner

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Scott Seiver Eliminated in 4th Place ($107,967)

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Scott Seiver
Scott Seiver

Brian Hastings: {x-}{x-} / {10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{5-Spades} / {x-}
Scott Seiver: {a-Spades}{2-Clubs} / {4-Clubs}{3-Spades}{10-Hearts}{10-Clubs} / {9-Hearts}
Ian O'Hara: {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} / {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{9-Diamonds} / {3-Clubs}

On fourth street, Ian O'Hara bet and both Scott Seiver and Brian Hastings called. On fifth, O'Hara bet again and Seiver called off his last 65,000. Hastings came along and then check-called a bet on sixth.

Hastings checked again on seventh and folded when O'Hara bet.

"Flush," O'Hara informed Seiver, who was drawing to a low. Unfortunately for him, the {9-Hearts} was no help and he wished the table luck before heading to the payout desk.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Ian O'Hara us
Ian O'Hara
3,400,000 850,000
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
WSOP 4X Winner

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Bronshtein Seeking Third Gold Bracelet in Event #73: $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo Championship

Yuval Bronshtein
Yuval Bronshtein

Day 4 of Event #73: $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo Championship will see the final four players battle it out on the green felt for a WSOP gold bracelet and $352,958 first-place prize that goes along with it.

Yuval Bronshtein is currently in pole position with 3.32 million in chips. Bronshtein will be seeking his second bracelet of the series and third overall after winning Event#12: $1,500 Limit Hold'em back in October.

Bronshtein will have plenty to contend with, however, as his remaining opponents consist of Ian O'Hara, Scott Seiver, and Brian Hastings — all of whom boast impressive poker resumes as well.

Day 4 Seat Draw

AmazonFT11Brian HastingsUnited States1,535,000
AmazonFT12Ian O'HaraUnited States2,120,000
AmazonFT13Yuval BronshteinIsrael3,320,000
AmazonFT14Scott SeiverUnited States1,665,000

O'Hara enters second in chips and is the only remaining player without a bracelet, but the Florida native has plenty of deep runs and nearly $3.5 million in live-tournament earnings according to The Hendon Mob.

Seiver will be seeking his fourth gold bracelet, with his most recent victory coming from 2019 after winning the $10,000 Razz Championship. Seiver also boasts over $23 million in live-tournament earnings according to The Hendon Mob.

Rounding out the final four is Hastings, who enters last in chips just behind Seiver. The mixed-game specialist already has four bracelets to his name from four different games and will be looking to join the ranks of other five-time bracelet winners such as Allen Cunningham, Jason Mercier and Shaun Deeb.

Play is set to begin at 2 p.m. local time and continue until a champion is crowned. Play will resume on Level 24 (80,000/160,000 limits with a 20,000 ante).

Please continue to stick with PokerNews as we race toward the conclusion of this prestigious event leading to the next Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo champion!

Event #73: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Eight or Better Championship Remaining Payouts

Place Prize (USD)
1 $352,958
2 $218,144
3 $151,460
4 $107,967

Tags: Brian HastingsIan O'HaraScott SeiverYuval Bronshtein