2012 World Series of Poker

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

2012 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winner
Winning Hand
ak94
Prize
$228,014
Event Info
Buy-in
$2,500
Entries
393
Level Info
Level
28
Blinds
0 / 0
Ante
0

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

Day 1 Completed

Day 1 Ends with 175 Remaining

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)

Player Chips Progress
Mark Dickstein us
Mark Dickstein
58,100
Daniel Harmetz us
Daniel Harmetz
45,000
Jeff Lisandro au
Jeff Lisandro
43,800
WSOP 6X Winner
David Nicholson us
David Nicholson
42,900
300
300
Adam Glassman us
Adam Glassman
41,700
Jeet Shetty us
Jeet Shetty
39,700
Christopher Gentile us
Christopher Gentile
38,300
Anthony Bellino us
Anthony Bellino
38,100
Woody Deck us
Woody Deck
37,000
Desmond Portano us
Desmond Portano
35,100
Perry Friedman us
Perry Friedman
35,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Elon Diamond us
Elon Diamond
34,800
Pascal Leyo us
Pascal Leyo
34,000
Joe Weinberger us
Joe Weinberger
33,900
Raymond Davis us
Raymond Davis
33,200
Chris Viox us
Chris Viox
33,200
Norman Chad us
Norman Chad
31,500
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
31,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 6X Winner
Christopher George us
Christopher George
30,300
Run It Once
Can Kim Hua us
Can Kim Hua
29,700
Tom Koral us
Tom Koral
29,700
WSOP 2X Winner
Richard Ashby gb
Richard Ashby
29,500
WSOP 2X Winner
Hooman Nikzad
Hooman Nikzad
29,400
Lance Edelman
Lance Edelman
29,300
Dylan Linde us
Dylan Linde
28,800
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 1X Winner
Run It Once

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Almost Done

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

Stud-8

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.

Omaha-8

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.

Player Chips Progress
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
3,300
-4,300
-4,300
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 11X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer

Tags: Phil IveyJimmy Fricke

Vedes Gets Half, Jett Just a Quarter

Omaha-8

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}.

Player Chips Progress
Tommy Vedes us
Tommy Vedes
7,500
5,500
5,500
Chip Jett us
Chip Jett
5,500
-5,500
-5,500

Tags: Tommy VedesChip Jett

Updated Chip Counts

Player Chips Progress
Christopher George us
Christopher George
28,600
15,600
15,600
Run It Once
Yueqi Zhu cn
Yueqi Zhu
24,600
2,600
2,600
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 1X Winner
Matt Lefkowitz us
Matt Lefkowitz
22,500
Mark Gregorich us
Mark Gregorich
19,500
Can Kim Hua us
Can Kim Hua
17,500
-1,500
-1,500
Tommy Hang us
Tommy Hang
16,000
7,000
7,000
Xuan Liu ca
Xuan Liu
16,000
-2,000
-2,000
Melissa Burr us
Melissa Burr
15,000
David Fox us
David Fox
14,600
4,100
4,100
Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
11,500
-1,500
-1,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Pat Pezzin ca
Pat Pezzin
9,200
4,200
4,200
Jimmy Fricke us
Jimmy Fricke
9,000
300
300
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
7,600
3,600
3,600
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 11X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Chris Bell us
Chris Bell
6,300
Tommy Vedes us
Tommy Vedes
2,000
-2,000
-2,000