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2005 WSOP Event #14: $1,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo Split (Eight or Better)

, 2005-06-21, by TwoGun

Submitted by: Ozone

In what was just as much a test of stamina as it was poker skill, Steve Hohn won his first WSOP bracelet in a Stud Hi/Lo event. Clearly a seasoned stud hi-lo player, Hohn finished 2nd in this event in 1995, and 3rd in 2000. Finally, in 2005, Hohn was able to shut the door on his opponents and capture the Stud Hi/Lo bracelet.

A new Stud Hi/Lo record was set with 595 entrants in this relatively affordable WSOP event. Hohn beat former bracelet winner Mike Wattel to take down the $156,985 first place prize. Six-time WSOP champion, Men "the Master" Nguyen, fell short of winning his 7th bracelet. Nguyen won $20,035 for his 7th place finish.

Perhaps the most remarkable story of this tournament was the heads up battle between Hohn and Wattel. The eventual champion Hohn was outchipped 9 to 1 at one point during heads up play. Coming back from a 9 to 1 chiplead isn't necessarily unheard of in a game like No Limit Hold'em. But in a Limit Hi/Lo Split game, such as this one, the ability to remain focused long enough to stage that big of a comeback is quite a remarkable feat.

More information about this event can be found in this article.

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