WSOP Day 21: Scott Seiver Leads the $10K Stud Championship
Table Of Contents
- Event #34: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em
- Event #37: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack
- Event #37: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Final Day Seat Draw
- Event #39: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em
- Event #40: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
- Event #41: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
- Event #42: $600 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em / Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack
- Event #43: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet
- History of $2,500 Mixed Big Bet at WSOP
Day 21 will be full of excitement despite no final tables scheduled at the start of the day. That being said, there are five events continuing action along with two new ones to begin and a bracelet will be awarded in the $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack with 26 players remaining.
One tournament to keep your eyes on is the $10,000 Stud Championship. Despite featuring a small field, the event is a who's who in poker with many of the top names battling it out. Scott Seiver has an early advantage in that event in a quest for his third piece of WSOP hardware.
Here's what's on tap today, in the daily What to Watch For on PokerNews, sponsored by 888poker.
Zinan Xu is the leader of the pack with a stack of 16,775,000 heading into the penultimate day of this event with just 40 players remaining out of an original field of 6,214 entrants.
Seven other players bagged eight-figure chip stacks: Ido Ashkenazi (13,700,000), Matthew Wantman (13,075,000), Ryan Jaconetti (12,475,000), Donald Landwirth (12,000,000), Joseph Cheong (11,475,000), Noah Bronstein (10,450,000), and Day 3 chip leader Arianna Son (10,200,000).
Chances are that it will be a first bracelet for whoever wins the event tomorrow with the only player remaining in the field that has found WSOP gold in the past is 2018 WSOP Europe Main Event champion Jack Sinclair (2,525,000).
Today's action will begin at noon PDT with blinds at 100,000/200,000 and a big blind ante of 200,000 and is scheduled to end when just six players remain.
The final day in this event begins today at noon PDT with a broadcast taking place a little later at 3 p.m. PDT at CBS All Access in the United States, Canada, and Australia and at PokerGO in the rest of the world.
It could be a long day for those running deep with blind levels increasing from 40 minutes to one hour in length and the $297,537 top prize scheduled to be awarded today in this event with the remaining 26 players out of a much larger field of 2,808 playing until one player is left with all of the chips.
Hamid Feiz was the only player to bag an eight-figure stack yesterday and will head into the final day with a massive stack of 12,000,000 with blinds starting at 80,000/160,000 and a big blind ante of 160,000. His closest competitor is WSOP bracelet winner Nick Jivkov with 9,625,000.
Others entering play with at least 5 million in chips include Josh Boulton (8,000,000), Axel Hallay (7,425,000), Benjamin Underwood (6,175,000), Francois Evard (5,800,000), and WSOP bracelet winner Kevin Song (5,550,000).
Event #37: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Final Day Seat Draw
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||1||1||Terry Carpenter||United States||2.050.000||13|
|Amazon||1||2||Christopher Csik||United States||3.100.000||19|
|Amazon||1||3||Donald Maloney||United States||1.800.000||11|
|Amazon||1||5||Joshua Boulton||United Kingdom||8.000.000||50|
|Amazon||1||6||Jose Carlos Brito||Portugal||2.375.000||15|
|Amazon||1||9||Zachary Mullennix||United States||4.650.000||29|
|Amazon||2||1||Benjamin Moon||United States||3.425.000||21|
|Amazon||2||5||Jan Nakladal||Czech Republic||2.075.000||13|
|Amazon||2||7||Mike Sowers||United States||2.550.000||16|
|Amazon||2||8||Robert Mitchell||United States||4.000.000||25|
|Amazon||3||1||Jonathan Tamayo||United States||1.925.000||12|
|Amazon||3||2||Kevin Song||United States||5.550.000||35|
|Amazon||3||4||Ben Gilbert||United States||1.550.000||10|
|Amazon||3||6||Tim Finne||United States||1.950.000||12|
|Amazon||3||7||Alberto Ortiz Such||United States||4.975.000||31|
|Amazon||3||8||Casey Campbell||United States||3.275.000||20|
|Amazon||3||9||Hamid Feiz||United States||12.000.000||75|
This event, which only allows those at least 60 years of age to enter, set a new attendance record yesterday with 2,650 entrants creating a $2,385,000 prize pool with $359,863 slated for first place. This represents a sizeable increase of 459 entries from last years' record-breaking 2,191-strong field.
A total of 838 players bagged chips during yesterday's opening day with Charles Bailey leading the way with 330,000 in chips. Others bagging big stacks include Ken Gurley (265,800), Dennis Owen (247,000), Lorna Cerjauce (234,200), and Mary Haught (234,000).
Among the notable players advancing into today's action are Barry Schulman (179,900), John Morgan (148,900), Tom Franklin (138,800), Marcia Godinez (78,900), T.J. Cloutier (75,200), Everett Carlton (68,900), Barry Greenstein (61,400), and James Woods (51,200).
The action today begins at 11 a.m. PDT and is scheduled to feature ten blind levels of one hour each starting at 800/1,600 and a big blind ante of 1,600. This structure is subject to change due to the large field size as tomorrow is scheduled to play until a winner is crowned.
This event was thus far another massive success with 1,216 entrants ponying up the $1,500 buy-in to create a $1,641,600 prize pool. This smashes the 799 entrants and the $1,078,650 prize pool featured last year in this event when Ryan Bambrick won his first WSOP bracelet and the $217,123 top prize.
After 15 levels of 40 minutes each yesterday, the field is already down to a more manageable 200 entrants for today's penultimate day when blind levels increase to one hour in length.
Shahar Levi heads into today's penultimate day with a stack of 519,000. Closest on his tail is Sajal Gupta (512,500) and former WSOP Heads-Up Championship bracelet winner Keith Lehr (464,000), EPT champion Robin Ylitalo (435,500), and Dimitri Holdeew (414,000).
Two well-known players are also in the top ten on the leaderboard with Matt Glantz bagging up 380,000 in chips and eight-time bracelet winner Erik Seidel filling his bag with 368,000 in chips.
The tournament is scheduled to play down to just six players. CBS All Access will provide a broadcast of tomorrow's action in the United States, Canada, and Australia and PokerGO will do the same in the rest of the world.
This is one of the few events that may not be bigger than last year. A total of 77 players got involved on Day 1 with more to come with late registration not closing until the start of today's action at 2 p.m. PDT. The turnout last year was about the same with Yaniv Birman outlasting a field of 83 entrants to win the bracelet and the $236,238 top prize.
Despite the small field, this is an event to watch as just about all of the remaining 36 players have found WSOP gold in the past with a staggering 58 bracelets won between this group.
Two-time bracelet winner Scott Seiver drives pole position entering the second of four days in this event with a stack of 329,500. Not too far behind are three-time bracelet winners Scott Clements (290,000) and Greg Mueller (263,000). A pair of Michaels round out the top five with Michael McKenna (245,500) and Michael Mizrachi (234,000) also bagging big stacks.
This two-day event is a new one on the schedule and features a relatively affordable buy-in of $600. It is likely that the $500,000 guarantee is merely a placeholder with a big field expected based off other events this festival in this buy-in range.
Players will have to pay attention with the games switching back and forth between two of the most popular variations of poker in No-Limit Hold'em and Pot-Limit Omaha every eight hands.
Today's opening day begins at 11 a.m. PDT and will feature tons of action with twenty blind levels of 30-minutes each on the schedule. Players start off with 30,000 in chips and can reenter once until late registration closes after Level 12.
The mixed game players will be back in action in this relatively new event that rotates between the following games.
- Big O
- No-Limit Hold’em
- No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
- Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
- No-Limit 5-Card Draw High
- Pot-Limit Omaha
- Pot-Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
Players start off this event at 3 p.m. PDT with 15,000 in chips and will bag up chips after ten blind levels of one hour each. Players can reenter once until late registration closes after the completion of Level 8.
History of $2,500 Mixed Big Bet at WSOP
This will be the third time this event will be hosted at the WSOP. Germany's Jens Lakemeier won the inaugural event after finishing on top of a field of 197 entrants to win the $112,232 top prize. Last year attracted a larger field of 205 entrants when American Scott Bohlman shipped the event for $122,138.
|2018||Scott Bohlman||United States||$122,138||205|
In this Series
- 1 WSOP Day 1: 50th Annual WSOP Begins with Casino Employees Championship and $10K Super Turbo Bounty
- 2 WSOP Day 2: Daniel Negreanu Hunts Bracelet Number 7 at $10K Bounty Final Table
- 3 WSOP Day 3: WSOP's Own Isaac Hanson Leads Casino Employees FT, $50K Gets Underway
- 4 WSOP Day 4: Ali Imsirovic Leads the $50,000 High Roller
- 5 WSOP Day 5: Ben Heath Leads High Roller; John Esposito Leads Omaha Hi-Lo Final Table
- 6 WSOP Day 6: Gabe Patgorski Leads Modest $10K Short Deck Event
- 7 WSOP Day 7: Chance Kornuth Leads $10K Short Deck Final Seven
- 8 WSOP Day 8: Benny Glaser Leads Dealer's Choice Heading into Final Day
- 9 WSOP Day 9: Cunningham in the Hunt for Bracelet #6 in the BIG 50; Shorr Leads $5K NLHE
- 10 WSOP Day 10: Fashakin Leads Final 7 in BIG 50; Millionaire Maker Begins
- 11 WSOP Day 11: Four Bracelets to be Awarded Today; Lehr, Baron, and Katz in the Hunt
- 12 WSOP Day 12: Robert Mizrachi Hunting for Fifth Bracelet in $10K Omaha Hi-Lo Championship
- 13 WSOP Day 13: Eli Elezra and Anthony Zinno Lead $1,500 Stud Final Table
- 14 WSOP Day 14: Jean-Robert Bellande Leads the Final Seven in the $10K 2-7 Championship
- 15 WSOP Day 15: Kazuki Ikeuchi Leads Final Six in the Millionaire Maker
- 16 WSOP Day 16: Michael Mizrachi Hunts For Fifth Bracelet With the Final Table Lead in the $1,500 Stud Hi/Lo
- 17 WSOP Day 17: Can Dario Sammartino Parlay a Massive Lead Into His First Bracelet?
- 18 WSOP Day 18: Hanh Tran and Benny Glaser Aim for Repeat Bracelets in the $1,500 2-7 TD
- 19 WSOP Day 19: Will Adam Friedman Win Back-to-Back Championships in the $10K Dealers Choice?
- 20 WSOP Day 20: Deeb Leads $10K Dealer's Choice Final Five; Bonomo at Shootout Final Table
- 21 WSOP Day 21: Scott Seiver Leads the $10K Stud Championship
- 22 WSOP Day 22: Can Daniel Negreanu Win His 7th Bracelet in the $10K Stud Championship?
- 23 WSOP Day 23: Will Rainer Kempe Win His First Bracelet?
- 24 WSOP Day 24: Tsang Leads Record-Breaking $25K PLO; Monster Stack Kicks Off
- 25 WSOP Day 25: Chidwick in Prime Position for His First Bracelet in the $25K PLO High Roller
- 26 WSOP Day 26: Ben Lamb Bags Big in $10K Pot Limit Omaha Championship
- 27 WSOP Day 27: Alaei Leads $10K PLO Championship; $50K Poker Players Championship Begins
- 28 WSOP Day 28: Jennifer Tilly Looking for Bracelet #2 in $1,500 Razz
- 29 WSOP Day 29: Benjamin Ector Leads the Final Six in the Monster Stack
- 30 WSOP Day 30: Akkari Leads $10,000 Razz, Givens Looking for Second Bracelet in $600 Deepstack
- 31 WSOP Day 31: Seidel Hunting For Ninth Bracelet at $1,500 PLO8 Final Table
- 32 WSOP Day 32: Seiver Leads Heads-up in the $10,000 Razz Championship
- 33 WSOP Day 33: Can Yueqi Zhu Win Back-to-Back Bracelets in the $1,500 Omaha Mix?
- 34 WSOP Day 34: Nick Schulman Leads the Final Seven in the $10K PLO8 Championship
- 35 WSOP Day 35: 888poker Ambassador Vivian Saliba Bags Big in the Crazy Eights
- 36 WSOP Day 36: Main Event Begins; Saliba Makes Final Day of Crazy Eights
- 37 WSOP Day 37: Day 1b of Main Event Begins; Vieira Leads Final Six of $5k 6-Max
- 38 WSOP Day 38: Day 1c of the Main Event Begins; Carroll Leads SALUTE TO WARRIORS
- 39 WSOP Day 39: Campanello Leads Main Event; Little One for One Drop Begins
- 40 WSOP Day 40: November Niner Cannuli Among Day 2c Big Stacks in the Main Event
- 41 WSOP Day 41: $50,000 Final Fifty High Roller Begins
- 42 WSOP Day 42: Stefan Ivanov Leads the Little One for One Drop; Main Event and Final Fifty Resume
- 43 WSOP Day 43: Shaun Deeb Leads Little One for One Drop
- 44 WSOP Day 44: Dentale Leads Little One for One Drop; Nemeth Leads $3K NLHE
- 45 WSOP Day 45: Tommy Nguyen Leads Final Eight in the Bracelet Winners Only Event
- 46 WSOP Day 46: Ayaz Mahmood Hunting For His Second Bracelet
- 47 WSOP Day 47: Shaun Deeb Bags Big in the Closer; Main Event Final Table Begins
- 48 WSOP Day 48: Brian Hastings Hunting for Back-to-Back Titles in the $3K H.O.R.S.E.
- 49 WSOP Day 49: Hellmuth Aiming for 16th Bracelet in $5,000 Event