Event #30: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low
Event #30: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low
Day 1 Completed

Jimmy Fricke Tops Day 1 of Stud Hi-Low

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Chip Leader Jimmy Fricke
Chip Leader Jimmy Fricke

Day 1 of Event #30: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low has come to a conclusion with Jimmy Fricke emerging as chip leader.

In the first standalone seven-card stud hi-low tournament of the series, a field of 588 took to the felt to top the 558 players that anted up for this event in 2013. Reigning champion Daniel Idema was a late entrant, but he had an early departure as he, along with 2014 WSOP bracelet winners Vanessa Selbst, Brandon Shack-Harris, George Danzer, and Dan Heimiller, were eliminated.

Also busting during Day 1 were Chris Tryba, Max Pescatori, Mike Sexton, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, and Phil Ivey.

With a prizepool of $793,800 seeing $190,538 reserved for the winner, Fricke stood in best shape to make a run at it on Day 2 as he topped the remaining 109 players with an amassed chip stack of 67,300. Nipping at his heels were Calvin Anderson (66,900), David Brooker (62,500), and Christine Pietsch (61,900).

However, there are still plenty of big names remaining as obstacles in Fricke's path. Ylon Schwartz (38,700), Jesse Martin (34,600), Matt Glantz (30,000), Daniel Ospina (29,900), Eric Buchman (26,100), and recent winner of Event #22, Christopher Wallace (14,700), all remain in the hunt.

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be in the WSOP's Amazon Room on Saturday from 2 p.m. PT to provide continued extensive coverage of Event #30 as we look to write the path of victory for one lucky player remaining. Make sure to stay tuned right here to for all the live updates straight from the tournament floor as the quest to the money and final table marches on.

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End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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Jimmy Fricke us
Jimmy Fricke
us 67,300 33,300
Calvin Anderson us
Calvin Anderson
us 66,900 34,900
David Brooker US
David Brooker
US 62,500 62,500
Christine Pietsch US
Christine Pietsch
US 61,900 61,900
Matthew Kelly us
Matthew Kelly
us 61,400 1,200
Joe Tehan us
Joe Tehan
us 55,500 11,500
Doug Saab us
Doug Saab
us 46,000 46,000
Yehuda Buchalter us
Yehuda Buchalter
us 44,000 44,000
Todd Ickow us
Todd Ickow
us 43,700 1,300
Alan Emerson us
Alan Emerson
us 43,500 43,500
Owais Ahmed us
Owais Ahmed
us 43,100 39,100
Andreas Hoivold no
Andreas Hoivold
no 42,900
Kyle Hinnerichs us
Kyle Hinnerichs
us 42,800
Alex Livingston ca
Alex Livingston
ca 42,400 42,400
Keoki Ho US
Keoki Ho
US 42,400 42,400
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 42,200 4,200
Eric Kurtzman us
Eric Kurtzman
us 39,900 39,900
Ylon Schwartz us
Ylon Schwartz
us 38,700 6,700
Maria Mayrinck br
Maria Mayrinck
br 38,100 8,600
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 37,300 37,300
Stephen Calhoun US
Stephen Calhoun
US 36,900 36,900
Levon Torosyan us
Levon Torosyan
us 36,500 36,500
Martin Sigel US
Martin Sigel
US 36,200 36,200
David Donovan US
David Donovan
US 35,700 35,700
David Levi us
David Levi
us 34,800 9,800

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Three More Hands

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The Tournament Director has just announced that there will be three more hands left for the evening before players bag and tag for the night.

Savage Surrenders

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Matt Savage is the next player to hit the rail after peddling his short stack for the last few hours.

Matt Savage us
Matt Savage
us Busted

Norman No More

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Norman Chad
Norman Chad

Norman Chad has just been eliminated from today's tournament.

We were unable to grab his bustout, but here is what he had to say on Twitter a little while before being eliminated.

Norman ChadWSOP stud8: Went down to 4.5k, now at 9k. 588 entrants, 184 remain; chip aver 14.3k. Two levels left today; my checking hand is cramping.
Norman Chad us
Norman Chad
us Busted

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Updated Chip Counts

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Daniel Ospina co
Daniel Ospina
co 42,000 -900
Hoyt Corkins us
Hoyt Corkins
us 41,000 -3,500
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
us 40,000 2,000
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 38,000 12,000
Jimmy Fricke us
Jimmy Fricke
us 34,000 -9,000
Ylon Schwartz us
Ylon Schwartz
us 32,000 2,000
Calvin Anderson us
Calvin Anderson
us 32,000 4,000
Roland Israelashvili us
Roland Israelashvili
us 28,000 -3,000
Joe Tehan us
Joe Tehan
us 26,000 -6,000
David Levi us
David Levi
us 25,000 17,000
Eric Buchman us
Eric Buchman
us 24,000 -9,500
Ted Forrest us
Ted Forrest
us 23,000 5,000
Jesse Martin us
Jesse Martin
us 20,200 -1,800
Christopher Wallace us
Christopher Wallace
us 18,000 1,000
Melissa Burr us
Melissa Burr
us 18,000 4,000
Julie Schneider US
Julie Schneider
US 17,000 -1,000
Bart Hanson us
Bart Hanson
us 14,500 -500
Tyson Marks US
Tyson Marks
US 14,000 -4,000
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
ca 12,000 -2,000
Brandon Cantu us
Brandon Cantu
us 11,000 -9,000
David Bach us
David Bach
us 8,000 -3,000
Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
us 7,000 -2,000
Tim Finne us
Tim Finne
us 6,000 -10,000
Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
us 6,000 -600
Owais Ahmed us
Owais Ahmed
us 4,000

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Final Level of the Night

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We are now into the final level of the night.

With 144 players still battling it out, we expect that number to slowly approach 100 before play ends for the evening.