Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Looking Back at Level 7: Baldwin and Hanks Fall; Ivey Takes Chip Lead

[user153638] • Nivel 7: 300-600, 75 ante
Phil Ivey

Level 7 has come to an end, which means it's time for another 20-minute break. During this time the WSOP staff will be racing off the green T25 chips. Upon their return, the remaining players will play one more level before taking their 90-minute dinner break. After that, they'll play two more levels before bagging and tagging for the night.

Level 7 saw plenty of chips move about, and some bad beats to boot. One of them was a nasty river card put an end to Eric "basebaldy" Baldwin's 2014 WSOP; likewise, Brent Hanks also fell on the river, though it wasn't quite as bad as Baldwin's bust.

Another player to fall was the inaugural WSOP National Champion, Sam Barnhart, who was eliminated from play courtesy of Darren Rabinowitz.

On the flip side, Phil Ivey changed rooms and promptly vaulted into the chip lead, due in no small part to a double elimination, while NBA champion Paul Pierce managed to finish the level with 96,500 in chips. Clearly Level 7 was kind to two of the biggest names in the room.

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Taguri: Brent HanksEric BaldwinPaul PierceSam Barnhart