Event 42: $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better
Event 42: $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better
Day 1 Completed

Day 1 Ends with 175 Remaining

Happy_Freaked • Level 8
Norman Chad is still alive after day one
Norman Chad is still alive after day one

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)

Mark Dickstein us
Mark Dickstein
us 58,100
Daniel Harmetz us
Daniel Harmetz
us 45,000
Jeff Lisandro au
Jeff Lisandro
au 43,800
David Nicholson us
David Nicholson
us 42,900 300
Adam Glassman US
Adam Glassman
US 41,700
Jeet Shetty US
Jeet Shetty
US 39,700
Christopher Gentile US
Christopher Gentile
US 38,300
Anthony Bellino us
Anthony Bellino
us 38,100
Woody Deck US
Woody Deck
US 37,000
Desmond Portano US
Desmond Portano
US 35,100
Perry Friedman us
Perry Friedman
us 35,000
Elon Diamond US
Elon Diamond
US 34,800
Pascal Leyo us
Pascal Leyo
us 34,000
Joe Weinberger us
Joe Weinberger
us 33,900
Raymond Davis us
Raymond Davis
us 33,200
Chris Viox us
Chris Viox
us 33,200
Norman Chad us
Norman Chad
us 31,500
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 31,000
Christopher George us
Christopher George
us 30,300
Can Kim Hua US
Can Kim Hua
US 29,700
Tom Koral us
Tom Koral
us 29,700
Richard Ashby gb
Richard Ashby
gb 29,500
Hooman Nikzad
Hooman Nikzad
Lance Edelman
Lance Edelman
Dylan Linde us
Dylan Linde
us 28,800

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Almost Done

Happy_Freaked • Level 8

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 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 {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{5-Clubs} chopped the pot with Jimmy Fricke's {Q-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{2-Hearts} on the {10-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{2-Spades}{A-Clubs} 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 {Q-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{3-Hearts} with the {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{7-Spades} against his opponent's {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} to take the half of another pot. That moved him over the 3,000-chip mark and up to 3,300.

Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 3,300 -4,300

Tags: Phil IveyJimmy Fricke

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 {10-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{6-Hearts}, and the action was checked to Jett who bet 500. All three his opponents called. On the turn, the {8-Diamonds}, that action got repeated only now the bet was 1,000. The river was the {9-Diamonds} and everyone checked.

The players under the gun showed {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{4-Hearts} and had the best low. Jett shared the low with {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} while Vedes had the best high with {6-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{K-Clubs}.

Tommy Vedes us
Tommy Vedes
us 7,500 5,500
Chip Jett us
Chip Jett
us 5,500 -5,500

Tags: Tommy VedesChip Jett