2013 World Series of Poker

Event #39: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better
Day: 1
Event Info

2013 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
50,000 / 100,000
Players Info - Day 1

Event #39: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better

Day 1 Completed

Raul Paez Leads After Day 1 of the $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo

Level 8 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Raul Paez
Raul Paez

Day 1 of Event #39: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better has come to an end, with Raul Paez of Spain, ending as the chip leader, finishing with 58,400 in chips. Paez went fairly unnoticed throughout the day, accumulating his stack in the last two levels to put him in the box seat to not only add to his 11 career WSOP cashes, but also give him the best chance to win his first gold bracelet. He’ll lead a returning field of 160 survivors, after 558 started today.

Some of the big names who’ll be joining Paez on Day 2 include Phil Hellmuth (40,200), Issa Tadros (38,700), Matt Vengrin (31,600), Mike Leah (31,600), Phil Ivey (28,500) as well as four PokerStars Team Pros Jason Mercier (25,100), Dario Minieri (14,400), Barry Greenstein (9,000) and Alex Kravchenko (2,600).

Some of the player who werent so fortunate today include PokerStars Team Pros Marcel Luske, Vanessa Selbst, Daniel Negreanu, Jake Cody, Betrand Grospellier, George Danzer and Chad Brown as well as David Bach, Dan Kelly, Brandon Cantu and Nick Schulman.

Be sure to join PokerNews at 1:00pm local time on Saturday, as we bring you all the action from Day 2, as we close in on the money and final table.

Why Aren't We Stopping?

Level 8 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

A few players were heard asking the tournament director why the clock wasn't stopping with 10-minutes to go, with a set amount of hands designated to finish off the day! It was explained that, that only happens in events that involve a button and blinds. So, this tournament will officially end in five minutes.

Kostritsyn Busts

Level 8 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

Alex Kostritsyn was just seen making his way for the exit! After walking past his table, it's safe to say that he's been eliminated from the tournament. How many more players will fall in the last 15-minutes of the day!

Player Chips Progress
Alex Kostritsyn
Alex Kostritsyn

Huge Pot Gets Divided Up

Level 8 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

There was a large pot over at the far end of the room that involved Allen Kessler. Here's how the cards stacked up by the time all seven streets had been dealt.

Seat 2: {5-Clubs}{5-Spades} / {2-Clubs}{q-Spades}{9-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} / {X-}
Allen Kessler: {A-Spades}{6-Hearts} / {8-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Spades}{10-Diamonds} / {2-Diamonds}
Seat 6: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} / {Q-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{4-Hearts} / {10-Hearts}
Seat 8: {9-Spades}{7-Spades} / {4-Clubs}{6-Spades}{3-Spades}{3-Diamonds} / {Q-Spades}

Seat 2 won the high part of the side pot with his set of fives, while Kessler claimed the low with his 6-5-4-2-A. Seat 8 won some of the Main Pot with his flush and Kessler claimed part of it too with his low.

"Damn! I still only end up with 1,200 chips," said the disappointed gentlemen in Seat 8.

Tags: Allen Kessler

(Almost) End of Day Chip Counts

Level 8 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Player Chips Progress
Matt Vengrin us
Matt Vengrin
37,100 27,100
Yuval Bronshtein il
Yuval Bronshtein
WSOP 2X Winner
30,500 4,500
Richard Ashby gb
Richard Ashby
WSOP 1X Winner
30,000 7,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 17X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
30,000 10,000
Joe Hachem au
Joe Hachem
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
24,000 13,500
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
WSOP 1X Winner
24,000 12,200
Mike Sexton us
Mike Sexton
WSOP 1X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
18,000 11,600
Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
WSOP 2X Winner
Todd Brunson us
Todd Brunson
WSOP 1X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
16,000 13,600
Eric Rodawig us
Eric Rodawig
WSOP 1X Winner
16,000 6,800
Cyndy Violete
Cyndy Violete
15,000 2,000
David "Bakes" Baker us
David "Bakes" Baker
WSOP 3X Winner
15,000 7,000
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
WSOP 10X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
14,000 -3,200
Norman Chad us
Norman Chad
13,500 7,500
Tom Schneider us
Tom Schneider
WSOP 4X Winner
12,000 -3,300
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
12,000 9,300
Matt Savage us
Matt Savage
11,500 -3,500
Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
WSOP 4X Winner
11,000 7,900
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
10,500 -9,500
Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
WSOP 3X Winner
10,500 4,000
Bryan Devonshire us
Bryan Devonshire
9,500 3,200
Jeff Lisandro au
Jeff Lisandro
WSOP 6X Winner
7,000 -2,000
Matt Woodward us
Matt Woodward
7,000 -1,500
Owais Ahmed us
Owais Ahmed
WSOP 1X Winner
6,200 -300
Alex Kostritsyn
Alex Kostritsyn
6,000 500

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Tags: Chip Stacks Near the End

Savage Takes One Down on Fourth Street

Level 8 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

Daniel Negreanu brought it in with the {2-Diamonds} on show, only to see tournament director extraordinaire, Matt Savage raise with the {5-Diamonds} on display. The lady in Seat 4 called ({7-Diamonds}) and Negreanu folded.

Savage received an {A-Spades} and led out, knocking one of his stacks of chips over as he did so. His opponent folded and Save showed {3-Hearts}{2-Hearts} in the hole.

Tags: Matt Savage

Level: 8

Limits: 500/1,000

Ante: 100

Ashby Lets it Go

Level 7 : 400/800, 100 ante

We caught the action on fourth street, with Richard Ashby betting as he was check called by his opponent. The turn saw his opponent check, and then call another bet. Sixth would follow suit, before momentum changed on seventh, when his opponent finally led out first. Ashby didn’t waste too much time, mucking his hand shortly after.

Ashby: {x-}{x-} / {2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{5-Hearts} / {x}
Opponent: {x-}{x-} / {4-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{2-Spades}{6-Spades} / {x}

Player Chips Progress
Richard Ashby gb
Richard Ashby
WSOP 1X Winner
23,000 23,000