2014 World Series of Poker

Event #25: $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low
Day: 1
Event Info

2014 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
50,000 / 100,000

Event #25: $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low

Day 1 Completed

Wong, Nichols & Tahmasebi Bag Top Three Stacks as 139 Advance to Day 2

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante
Cameron Tahmasebi is the Day 1 chip leader.
Cameron Tahmasebi is the Day 1 chip leader.

The 2014 World Series of Poker continued Tuesday night with Day 1 action from Event #25 $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low. The tournament attracted 470 runners, which was up considerably from last year’s 374 entrants. The big turnout created a prize pool of $1,069,250 that will be distributed to the top 40 finishers with $267,327 reserved for the eventual winner.

After ten one-hour levels of play, the field was reduced to 139 with Cameron Tahmasebi and his stack of 65,200 leading the way.

Others who survived the fracas with big stacks include Fu Wong (64,300), Brian Nichols (62,500), James Hoeppner (57,700), and Tom Schneider (57,600), who round out the top five.

Of course not everyone was so lucky. Samuel Touil was the first player to fall, and it happened early in Level 2. According to his table, Touil had been raising every single hand and eventually ran out of chips. That’ll happen.

Others who fell as the day progressed were 2004 WSOP Main Event champ Greg Raymer; three-time bracelet winner Brock Parker; reigning WSOP Player of the Year Daniel Negreanu; 1998 WSOP Main Event champ Scotty Nguyen; ESPN funnyman Norman Chad; 2014 bracelet winners Brandon-Shack Harris, Ted Forrest, and Paul Volpe; and a former winner of the event, Phil Ivey.

Ivey fell in the first hand after coming back from the last break of the night. It happened in the stud hi-low round when Ivey completed while showing the {7-Hearts}. Stanislav Parkhomenko from Bulgaria called with the {2-Hearts} showing and kept betting until fifth when Ivey got the remainder of his stack in.

Parkhomenko: {K-Diamonds}{K-} / {2-Hearts}{3-Spades}{6-Spades}{4-} / {8-}
Ivey: {10-Hearts}{3-Clubs} / {7-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} / {7-Diamonds}

Ivey ended up with a measly pair of sevens, which failed to overcome Parkhomenko’s kings with a low.

While many fell a long list of notables will be returning for a second day of play. Among those to survive the night were John D’Agostino (54,900), Mike Leah (50,100), Michael Moed (46,300), Ashly Butler (40,800), Dutch Boyd (37,400), George Danzer (36,500), Mike Matusow (25,700), and Vanessa Selbst (22,300).

Day 2 action is set to get underway at 2 p.m. local time on Wednesday, and of course we’ll be there to bring you all the action and eliminations through ten more levels of play. While you wait, check out PokerNews’ latest edition of Ivey Stories, a video series dedicated to finding out players’ most interesting experiences with the nine-time bracelet winner.

Tags: Brian NicholsPhil Ivey

End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante
Player Chips Progress
Cameron Tahmasebi us
Cameron Tahmasebi
65,200 12,200
Fu Wong us
Fu Wong
64,300 64,300
Brian Nichols us
Brian Nichols
62,500 -12,500
James Hoeppner us
James Hoeppner
57,700 6,700
Tom Schneider us
Tom Schneider
57,600 7,600
WSOP 4X Winner
John D'Agostino us
John D'Agostino
54,900 54,900
Bruce Walters us
Bruce Walters
54,500 54,500
Greg Mascio us
Greg Mascio
51,000 51,000
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
50,100 36,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Henry Hull us
Henry Hull
Andrey Zhigalov ru
Andrey Zhigalov
48,000 48,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Thomas Butzhammer de
Thomas Butzhammer
46,600 16,600
Todd Dakake us
Todd Dakake
46,400 -1,600
David Tarbet gb
David Tarbet
Joseph Konstan us
Joseph Konstan
46,400 46,400
Michael Moed us
Michael Moed
46,300 -3,700
Ron Fast us
Ron Fast
Ashly Butler us
Ashly Butler
40,800 3,800
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
39,600 -5,400
Matthew Wood gb
Matthew Wood
Andrew Kelsall us
Andrew Kelsall
WSOP 1X Winner
Matt Lefkowitz us
Matt Lefkowitz
Ming Reslock us
Ming Reslock
Russell Boyd (Dutch Boyd)
Russell Boyd (Dutch Boyd)
Larry Stjean us
Larry Stjean

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Hanson Falls at End of the Night

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante
Bart Hanson
Bart Hanson

Omaha Hi-Low

In one of the last hands of the night, Bart Hanson got his extremely short stack all in against Mike Leah and George Danzer. We're not sure of the exact action, but we do know Leah was able to push Danzer off the hand with a board reading {q-Spades}{j-Spades}{j-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{9-Hearts}.

"Queen-jack," Leah said and tabled the {q-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{3-Spades} for a full house. Hanson then showed his {a-Clubs}{9-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{2-Spades} before taking his leave.

Tags: Bart HansonMike Leah

Three More Hands

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante

The clock has been stopped and we will be playing three more hands and then bag and tag. Brian Nichols still seems to be the chip leader even though he lost some change and there is half a dozen opponents around 50,000 or more as well that may still jump into the top spot.

Micon KO'd

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante

Stud Hi-Low

Bryan Micon just hastily left the tournament area from the same table as Shirley Rosario. She told us that Micon started the hand with {A-}{J-}{8-} and got it in against an opponent with {A-}{4-}{Q-}, who spiked an ace on fourth. Micon could not improve anymore and has been eliminated.

Player Chips Progress
Shirley Rosario us
Shirley Rosario
31,000 3,000
Bryan Micon ag
Bryan Micon

Aces Up For Selbst

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante

Omaha Hi-Low

Vanessa Selbst made it 1,600 to go and Konstantin Puchkov called on the button, so did the big blind for the additional 800. On the {5-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{3-Clubs} flop, the big blind folded when Selbst bet and Puchkov called. Selbst then checked the {Q-Hearts} turn and Puchkov led for 1,200 to get a call.

The {Q-Diamonds} river completed the board and Selbst reluctantly check-called 1,600 to get shown {A-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{J-Spades} for fives and queens as well as a busted gutshot and low draw. Selbst tabled {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} for aces up and scooped the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
31,000 7,000
WSOP 3X Winner

Tags: Konstantin PuchkovVanessa Selbst

Friedman Wins a Nice One

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante

Stud Hi-Low

We picked up the action on sixth street when Allyn Jaffrey Shulman bet and Adam Friedman called. When Shulman checked seventh, Friedman perked up.

"Let's go, I'm good," Friedman said before betting. Shulman called.

Friedman: {j-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{8-Spades} / {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{k-Spades}
Shulman: {a-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{a-Spades} / {4-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{6-Hearts}

Shulman had aces up, but it was no good as Friedman held trip jacks. Neither player had a low, so Friedman was pushed the whole pot.

Player Chips Progress
Adam Friedman us
Adam Friedman
20,000 10,000
WSOP 5X Winner
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman us
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman
15,000 -12,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Allyn Jaffrey ShulmanAdam Friedman