Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Ends with 175 Remaining
The $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better tournament is one of those events at the World Series of Poker where the number of young kids is drastically lower than in other events. These two games are for the experienced and well rounded players, and among the leaders after day one we see big names like Richard Ashby and Scott Seiver. Marc Dickstein is our overnight chip leader with 58,100.
The tournament started out with 393 players out of which 175 still have a shot at claiming this title. A total of 40 players will be paid out, the bottom payout being $4,845. The eventual winner will go home with a $228,014 first place prize, but we're far from knowing who that'll be.
Some of the players that won't be in contention for this bracelet are Dutch Boyd, Mike Leah and Jeff Madsen who all busted out quickly. The games proved themselves to be tough and painful as Noah Boeken only got to play thirty minutes after he decided to register late for this event, and his good friend David Williams would follow soon after.
Luckily there were also plenty of stories to be told and Brian Nadell came up with the 'Greatest Poker Story of All Time' which he laid upon his table mates. Mike Matusow, on the other hand, wasn't up for nice stories. He wanted to share his love for John Monnette, with John Monnette. You can read all about that in this post we made earlier today.
Other players to bust out before the end of the day were Steve Sung, Michael Chow, Leo Margets and 2005 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Joe Hachem. Let's move on to the good news.
Allen Bari was having a party today. The 2011 WSOP bracelet winner was winning pots left and right, and he ended the day with 18,100. During the second to last level of the day many players started drinking a few beers, and that made for plenty of fun table talk. Scott Seiver, Steven McLoughlin and Alan Boston created quite the party at Table 370.
Phil Ivey was one of the last players to bust out, and at least the remaining players don't have to worry about him stealing their shine. Yuegi Zhu (15,100), Eugene Katchalov (9,100) and Allen Bari (18,100) are among the remaining players as we restart tomorrow at 2:00 PM local Las Vegas time.
Make sure to follow PokerNews for all your live updates as we head towards the money, and eventually, final table tomorrow!
Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)
A Few End of Day Counts
Most players are bagging and tagging, while some tables still have to play a couple of hands. We will be right back with chip counts and the recap of the day.
Ivey WILL NOT Be Making This FInal Table
Phil Ivey's comeback run has ended as he has been eliminated. He was eliminated in a hand after getting scooped by Hooman Nikzad and Woody Deck. Due to this, Ivey's sixth final table will have to wait.
Ivey Crippled, But Fighting Back
Phil Ivey has been moved over to the Orange Section of the Amazon Room where he is seated with John Monnette, the man he is racing with for 2012 World Series of Poker Player of the Year.
On a recent hand, Ivey fired a bet on seventh street with two pair, kings and eights. An opponent called with trip sixes and won the pot to crippled Ivey all the way down to 300 in chips.
On the next hand, Ivey made a pair of aces against an opponent's pair of threes to double up and then the game switched over Omaha.
On the first Omaha hand, Ivey's chopped the pot with Jimmy Fricke's on the board to get him a few more chips and he was hovering around the 2,000-chip mark.
Follow that, Ivey made queens and sevens on a board of with the against his opponent's to take the half of another pot. That moved him over the 3,000-chip mark and up to 3,300.
Updated Chip Counts
Vedes Gets Half, Jett Just a Quarter
The player under the gun+1 raised to 1,000 after which someone in middle position called. Chip Jett was in the cutoff and he three-bet to 1,500 and Tommy Vedes called in the big blind. The initial raiser and the caller also put in another 500 each giving us three-way action on the flop.
The flop came down , and the action was checked to Jett who bet 500. All three his opponents called. On the turn, the , that action got repeated only now the bet was 1,000. The river was the and everyone checked.
The players under the gun showed and had the best low. Jett shared the low with while Vedes had the best high with .
Updated Chip Counts