WSOP 2010 Event 27 - David Warga Wins $1,500 Stud Hi-Lo Event
Event #27 of the 2010 WSOP was the $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Event. 644 players turned out for this event in hopes to take down the last Stud Hi-Lo bracelet of the year and $208,682 in prize money.
Day 1 saw pros, amateurs, and Stud Hi-Lo specialists take their shot at the bracelet. Among those in the field were Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, Tom Dwan, Howard Lederer, Norman Chad, and even PokerJunkie blogger compncards played in the event. All the 2010 world series of poker vegas celebrities were there.
Compncards was actually the chip leader early in this event, but a string of bad pots after dinner ended up sending him out in Day 1. Over 400 players joined him on the rail as Day 1 finished with just 208 players. Day 2 saw the money bubble burst and among those that made the money in the event were Doug "Rico" Carli, Phil Ivey, Chris Reslock, Scott Clements, Vince Burgio, and Dutch Boyd.
Day 3 started with 23 players looking to make both the final table and eventually take down the bracelet. The final table of this event was headlined by Karina Jett and David Levi. Allen Bari also made his 2nd final table of this WSOP in this event. David Warga also made the final table. He has a bracelet from 2002 when he won the Casino Employee's Event. David Levi was the chip leader heading into final table play. This is how the final eight players stacked up:
Seat 1: David Warga - 308,000
Seat 2: Christopher George - 385,000
Seat 3: Chris Tryba - 291,000
Seat 4: Maxwell Troy - 538,000
Seat 5: Allen Bari - 127,000
Seat 6: Karina Jett - 428,000
Seat 7: Jonathan Bascom - 174,000
Seat 8: David Levi - 564,000
Both Jett and Levi would falter with Jett finishing in 4th place and Levi 3rd. Heads-up play was between David Warga and Maxwell Troy. Warga started with a 4 to 1 chip lead holding 2.35 Million to 555,000 for Troy. With limits of 60k and 120k, it did not take Troy long to get his stack in. Troy was all-in on third street with J-9-7 agains the 3-5-6 or Warga. Warga caught a pair of sixes on fourth and then running sevens on fifth and sixth for sevens-up. At this point, Troy had four cards to a king-high straight and had to catch a queen as well as hope that Warga does not fill up to scoop or catch a low to chop. Troy caught a ten on the river to finish with just a pair of tens, and David Warga is our champion.
David Warga has won his 2nd World Series of Poker bracelet. While nobody likely remembers his 2002 bracelet win, he survived a strong final table including Karina Jett and David Levi to win his 2nd gold bracelet and $208,682.
Below are the final table payouts:
1 David Warga 208,682
2 Maxwell Troy 129,253
3 David Levi 87,400
4 Karina Jett 60,588
5 Christopher George 42,913
6 Jonathan Bascom 31,046
7 Chris Tryba 22,926
8 Allen Bari 17,274