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Event 4: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better
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Highlights

Event 4: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better
Day 1 Completed

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

donpeters
William Carroll US
William Carroll
US 49,100
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
us 41,500
Andrey Zaichenko ru
Andrey Zaichenko
ru 35,000 16,000
Brian Nadell
Brian Nadell
34,600
Daniel Studer
Daniel Studer
32,700
Sanjay Pandya
Sanjay Pandya
32,100
Lauchlin McKinnon
Lauchlin McKinnon
31,200
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
us 31,100 15,600
Benjamin Powell
Benjamin Powell
30,900
Thomas Bessoir
Thomas Bessoir
30,100
Steve Hohn
Steve Hohn
29,100
Yarron Bendor
Yarron Bendor
28,700
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us 28,100
Filippos Stavrakis
Filippos Stavrakis
27,200
Todd Brunson us
Todd Brunson
us 27,000
DID NOT REPORT
DID NOT REPORT
26,700
Frankie Odell
Frankie Odell
26,500
Nitin Malik
Nitin Malik
26,400
David Singer us
David Singer
us 26,300 5,800
Mikal Blomlie no
Mikal Blomlie
no 26,000
Jordan Siegel
Jordan Siegel
25,900
John Womack
John Womack
25,900
Daniel Idema ca
Daniel Idema
ca 25,900
Kenneth Nay
Kenneth Nay
25,600
Alan Emerson
Alan Emerson
25,100

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Michael Mizrachi Charging with 198 Players Remaining

Chad_Holloway • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi
Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi

The 2012 World Series of Poker kicked things into high gear on Tuesday with the start of two new events. One was the highly anticipated Event #3 $3,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha, while the other was Event #4 $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or Better. Regarding the latter, 622 players turned out in force and created an $839,700 prize pool, $201,559 of which was reserved for first place.

The story of the day was the influx of pros for the first Stud event of this year’s series. A throng of pros flooded into the Amazon Room to take their shot at a gold bracelet, including the defending champ, Chris “PiMaster” Viox; last year’s runner up, Mike Sexton; and former Main Event winners Phil Hellmuth, Carlos Mortensen, Jonathan Duhamel and Scotty Nguyen.

Both Viox and Sexton were still in contention at the end of the day with 11,200 and 22,400 respectively, while all the former champs except for Nguyen were culled, though he is short stacked with 4,100. Some other notables among the 198 Day 1 survivors were Phil Ivey (10,400), Chau Giang (23,400), Barry Greenstein (5,900), Tom Schneider (19,000), Chris Tryba (24,200) and Michael Mizrachi, who emerged as one of the chip leaders with 41,500.

“The Grinder” got part of his stack against Owais Ahmed late in the evening when we caught up with the action on fourth street, which went check-check.

Mizrachi: (x-x) / {2-Diamonds} {3-Diamonds} {8-Clubs} {8-Diamonds} / (x)
Ahmed: (x-x) / {Q-Spades} {A-Clubs} {J-Clubs} {5-Hearts} / (x)

Ahmed then bet his lead on fifth, Mizrachi raised, and Ahmed paused to consider his options. He was getting short on chips but splashed the extra bet into the pot nonetheless, leaving himself just 2,200 chips. Mizrachi proceeded to bet sixth and seventh streets, and Ahmed paid him off on each.

Mizrachi tabled {6-Clubs} {5-Diamonds} {2-Clubs} / {2-Diamonds} {3-Diamonds} {8-Clubs} {8-Diamonds} and Ahmed simply mucked, leaving himself just 600 chips. Surprisingly, Ahmed would mount a comeback and finish the night with 15,500.

Unfortunately not everyone was so fortunate as Mizrachi and Ahmed. Among the day’s casualties were Jeff Lisandro, Shaun Deeb, Joe Serock, Allen Cunningham, Daniel Negreanu, Eugene Katchalov, Matt Glantz, Erik Seidel, Chad Brown, Norman Chad, David “Doc” Sands, Dan Kelly, David Benyamine, Jennifer Harman, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier and Shawn Buchanan.

While eliminations were abundant, a handful of players managed to thrive. Here’s a look at some notable end-of-Day 1 stacks:

Notable Chip Counts

PlayerChips
Michael Mizrachi41,500
Brian Nadell34,600
Thomas Bessoir30,100
Yarron Bendor28,700
Frankie O’Dell26,500
Jordan Siegel25,900
Chris Tryba24,200
Chau Giang23,400
Mike Sexton22,400
Joe Tehan21,700

Day 2 action is set to begin at 2 p.m. PST as the field will play ten levels, move past the money bubble and get as close to the final table as possible. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to capture all the action and deliver it straight to you.

Tags: Michael Mizrachi

Notable Chip Counts

[user66118]
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
us 41,500 11,500
Brian Nadell
Brian Nadell
34,600
Thomas Bessoir
Thomas Bessoir
30,100
Yarron Bendor
Yarron Bendor
28,700
Frankie O'Dell us
Frankie O'Dell
us 26,500
Jordan Siegel
Jordan Siegel
25,900
Chris Tryba us
Chris Tryba
us 24,200 6,700
Chau Giang us
Chau Giang
us 23,400
Mike Sexton us
Mike Sexton
us 22,400 13,400
Joe Tehan us
Joe Tehan
us 21,700 8,700
Jan Fisher US
Jan Fisher
US 21,600 2,100
Tom Schneider us
Tom Schneider
us 19,000 4,000
Owais Ahmed us
Owais Ahmed
us 15,500 -500
Chris Viox us
Chris Viox
us 11,200 4,400
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 10,400 -5,600
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
us 5,900 1,300
Scotty Nguyen us
Scotty Nguyen
us 4,000 -500

Grospellier Sent Home by Ma

Chad_Holloway

After Tony Ma had bet sixth street and an unknown player in Seat 4 called, Bertrand "ElkY" Grosspellier moved all in for just 100 more. Both his opponents made the call and it was off to seventh street.

Grosspellier: (x-x) / {2-Spades}{3-Spades}{6-Clubs}(x) / (x)
Ma: {7-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} / {5-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{A-Spades}
Seat 4 : (x-x) / {7-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{6-Spades} / (x)

Ma bet seventh and received a call from Seat 4, but the latter simply mucked when the former turned over his cards. Grospellier did the same and his tournament came to an end minutes shy of Day 1's end.

Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
fr Busted

Tags: Bertrand "ElkY" GrospellierTony Ma

Kassela Eliminates Plastik

[user66118]
David Plastik
David Plastik

David Plasitk got himself all in on fifth street in a three-way pot against Frank Kassela and another opponent.

Plastik: (x-x) / {6-Hearts} {Q-Hearts} {6-Spades} {K-Diamonds} / (x)
Kassela: (x-x) / {7-Diamonds} {Q-Diamonds} {9-Hearts} {3-Diamonds} / (x)
Opponent: (x-x) / {8-Clubs} {2-Spades} {8-Spades} {10-Hearts} / (x)

The fifth street action began with Mr. Opponent betting his lead, and Plastik called all in. Kassela raised, and the opponent called the remainder. When Plastik received his sixth card, he stood up and began to gather his things. In the side action, Mr. Opponent called two more streets of bets from Kassela.

At showdown, Kassela revealed {9-Diamonds} {8-Hearts} {7-Spades} / {7-Diamonds} {Q-Diamonds} {9-Hearts} {3-Diamonds} and announced his "Nines up." It was good, and Plastik gave a long over-the-shoulder look back at the table as he hurried out of the Amazon Room with some visible frustration.

Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
us 17,000 6,500
David Plastik us
David Plastik
us Busted

Tags: David PlastikFrank Kassela

Four More Hands

Chad_Holloway • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The tournament staff has just announced that the remaining players, or which there are approximately 210, will play four more hands before calling it a night.

Going, Going, Gregorich

[user66118]

Pacing slowly toward the exit doors with your head down while everyone else is still playing is not a good sign. In fact, it's universal poker bloggers' code for busto. The last man we've seen take that walk of shame is Mark Gregorich. He's a mixed-game master who finished 3rd in a Stud/8 event in 2000, but his run here in Event #4 is over.

Mark Gregorich us
Mark Gregorich
us Busted

Tags: Mark Gregorich