2019 World Series of Poker

Event #27: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Day: 1
Event Info

2019 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
120,000 / 240,000

Event #27: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Day 1 Completed

Dave Alfa Leads from Kelsall and Enright after Day 1 of the $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo with 195 Survivors; Defending Champion Benjamin Dobson Still in Contention

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante
Dave Alfa
Dave Alfa

Day 1 of the Event #27: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better has come to a conclusion at the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) with the 460-player field reduced down to 195 survivors.

The first Stud Hi-Lo tournament of the WSOP took center stage in the orange section of the Amazon Room and as players trickled in throughout the eight levels of late registration, the 460-player field would set a prize pool of $621,000. The final 69 players will finish in the money, while the first-place prize of $142,801 and the coveted WSOP gold bracelet are the top prize players are battling for.

A mix of mixed game veterans with both cash game and tournament expertise took a seat throughout the day, but unfortunately for the likes of WSOP bracelet winners Scott Bohlman, "Miami" John Cernuto, David Singer, Michael Gathy, Barry Greenstein, Layne Flack, Shaun Deeb, Frank Kassela, Phil Hellmuth, Benny Glaser, Ben Yu, Scott Clements, and recently crowned four-time winner Eli Elezra, they were all eliminated throughout the day.

With 195 players surviving into Day 2, it is Dave Alfa at the top of the leaderboard with 87,900 chips. Alfa leads Andrew Kelsall (69,700) and Barbara Enright (68,800) in the chip counts, so has a sizeable lead to play with on Day 2. Kelsall made a late charge up the leaderboard including in one of the final hands of the day, where he made kings-full against Perry Friedman to take the chip lead. Other sizeable stacks include Greg Yohn (65,800), Anna Wroblewski (50,200), and Norman Chad (48,600).

Also surviving into Day 2 are WSOP bracelet winners Yuval Bronshtein, Lawrence Berg, Daniel Negreanu, Steve Zolotow, John Racener, Chris Ferguson, Michael Mizrachi, Yueqi Zhu, Brian Hastings, Cyndy Violette, David Prociak, and Allen Cunningham. Joining these well-known names still in contention is defending champion Benjamin Dobson who ended the day with 20,000 chips. Dobson topped the 596-player field in 2018 to capture his first WSOP gold bracelet and the $173,528 first-place prize and he will be desperate to repeat the tick in 2019.

Day 2 begins on Tuesday, June 11, at 2 p.m. PDT with the PokerNews Live Reporting Team providing continuous live updates of all the action as Event #27 plays towards the money, and then to crown the newest WSOP bracelet winner.

Tags: Andrew KelsallBenjamin DobsonDave Alfa

Day 2 Seat Draw Event #27: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Amazon4781Joseph SantagataUnited States30,700
Amazon4782Daham WangUnited States12,200
Amazon4783Senh CongUnited States22,500
Amazon4784Andrew Van DervolgenUnited States23,400
Amazon4785Yosuke IwataUnited States8,600
Amazon4786Jason PapastavrouUnited States15,900
Amazon4787Gabe RamosUnited States42,000
Amazon4788David GeeUnited States20,500
Amazon4791Martin SawtellUnited States26,100
Amazon4792Xixiang LuoChina28,100
Amazon4793Phuong TranUnited States5,800
Amazon4794Jared RubinUnited States20,000
Amazon4795Gregory DinkinUnited States12,700
Amazon4796Daniel IdemaCanada18,000
Amazon4797Josh DammUnited States30,000
Amazon4798James PaluszekUnited States3,300
Amazon4802Eiichiro TeshimaJapan9,200
Amazon4803Jerri ThomasUnited States16,700
Amazon4804Scott EvelynCanada36,300
Amazon4805Gregory JamisonUnited States17,800
Amazon4806Joseph HertzogUnited States38,200
Amazon4807Robert StevanovskiUnited States26,400
Amazon4808Jeremy JosephUnited States22,900
Amazon4811Kathleen ArmstrongUnited States8,200
Amazon4812Elias HouraniUnited States27,500
Amazon4813Mark GalloUnited States4,900
Amazon4814Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil7,200
Amazon4815James DemartiniUnited States2,300
Amazon4816Karina JettUnited States21,500
Amazon4817Michael FrejkaUnited States17,000
Amazon4818Stephen CloughUnited States51,200
Amazon4821Tom McCormickUnited States4,200
Amazon4822Michael LeeUnited States3,100
Amazon4823Alexandros PapachatzakisUnited States23,300
Amazon4824David MayUnited States38,000
Amazon4825Alan MyersonUnited States20,700
Amazon4826Steve HohnUnited States28,100
Amazon4827Doug SaabUnited States3,100
Amazon4828Steven FigginsUnited States9,500
Amazon4831Andrew KelsallUnited States69,700
Amazon4832Kenneth GambellaUnited States35,000
Amazon4833Richard PassalacquaUnited States19,400
Amazon4834Raul PaezSpain21,000
Amazon4835Scott ByronUnited States46,600
Amazon4836Benjamin ZamaniUnited States14,700
Amazon4837James MitchellUnited States19,700
Amazon4838Ronald WinkelvossUnited States12,400
Amazon4841Jan SteinUnited States36,600
Amazon4842Michael VergerontUnited States8,600
Amazon4843Nicholas DerkeUnited States6,600
Amazon4844Robert LauriaUnited States26,000
Amazon4845John RacenerUnited States28,600
Amazon4846Steve WorrCanada14,200
Amazon4847Hal RotholzUnited States47,700
Amazon4848Joshua TiemanUnited States15,700
Amazon4851Gregory YohnUnited States65,900
Amazon4852Peter JanickiCanada19,200
Amazon4853David KluchmanUnited States40,700
Amazon4854Jon TurnerUnited States8,600
Amazon4855Nicholas KileyUnited States46,000
Amazon4856Dan ShakUnited States32,500
Amazon4857Chris FergusonUnited States28,100
Amazon4858Michael NooriUnited States34,800
Amazon4861Daniel NegreanuCanada38,600
Amazon4862Kerry ShakuraCanada37,600
Amazon4863Frederic MossCanada35,600
Amazon4864Brian HastingsUnited States21,600
Amazon4865Bruce HoytUnited States38,400
Amazon4866Yuval BronshteinIsrael43,700
Amazon4867Scott AbramsUnited States31,200
Amazon4868Bryan PimlottUnited States52,100
Amazon4871Joao VieiraPortugal11,900
Amazon4872Tam NguyenUnited States29,800
Amazon4873John ReissUnited States26,500
Amazon4874Eugene ParentiUnited States51,400
Amazon4875Michael SopkoUnited States33,200
Amazon4876Ben TangUnited States18,800
Amazon4877Ken AldridgeUnited States19,000
Amazon4878Dave AlfaUnited States87,900
Amazon4881DID NOT REPORT 1United States1
Amazon4882Christine AntoniukUnited States20,100
Amazon4883David DanheiserUnited States3,900
Amazon4884David LaUnited States18,800
Amazon4885Shannon PetluckUnited States41,800
Amazon4886John TamaiCanada6,800
Amazon4887Mark CastagniniUnited States10,800
Amazon4888Bentley RobertsUnited States25,200
Amazon4891Steve ChanthabouasyUnited States29,800
Amazon4892Ronald MelroseUnited States19,500
Amazon4893Jim BucciUnited States32,800
Amazon4894Anita PerlUnited States20,800
Amazon4895Patricia YannuzziUnited States11,800
Amazon4896Mack LeeUnited States8,100
Amazon4897Kevin SmigelUnited States4,700
Amazon4898Jason GolaUnited States5,600
Amazon4901Joseph MelanconUnited States48,000
Amazon4902James DavisUnited States8,800
Amazon4903Hasan KuralUnited States15,400
Amazon4904Mikhail SeminRussia33,700
Amazon4905James NelsonUnited States16,300
Amazon4906Eric RodawigUnited States47,200
Amazon4907Allen GreenUnited States53,600
Amazon4908Adam OwenUnited Kingdom10,400
Amazon4911Jie LiUnited States3,400
Amazon4912Jeremy HeartbergUnited States35,000
Amazon4913Alan LedfordUnited States14,100
Amazon4914John MoranoUnited States17,400
Amazon4915Christopher MillerUnited States26,200
Amazon4916Jose Paz-GutierrezBolivia31,700
Amazon4917Jonathan McMichaelUnited States29,400
Amazon4918Norman ChadUnited States48,600
Amazon4921Ruy HeimUnited States24,000
Amazon4922Erle MankinUnited States22,000
Amazon4923Allen CunninghamUnited States7,300
Amazon4924Lamont DavisUnited States18,600
Amazon4925Yueqi ZhuChina25,300
Amazon4926Timothy BurtUnited States42,200
Amazon4927J SmithUnited States9,700
Amazon4928Robert IsaksonUnited States37,700
Amazon4931Leland SilveiraUnited States33,300
Amazon4932Bradley ButcherUnited States5,200
Amazon4933Georgios Manousos SotiropoAustria6,800
Amazon4934Jason DalyUnited States25,700
Amazon4935Naomi InoueJapan15,100
Amazon4936Joel TushnetUnited States16,100
Amazon4937Craig FishmanUnited States3,500
Amazon4938Thao ThiemUnited States8,300
Amazon4941Phillip CampbellUnited States27,800
Amazon4942Errol MasseyUnited States10,200
Amazon4943Daniel QuickUnited States21,300
Amazon4944Andrew YehUnited States21,900
Amazon4945Jeffrey MitseffUnited States46,200
Amazon4946Nick GuagentiUnited States8,800
Amazon4947Cory ChaputUnited States43,500
Amazon4948Benjamin DobsonUnited Kingdom20,000
Amazon4951Perry FriedmanUnited States38,500
Amazon4952Andy BlochUnited States9,400
Amazon4953Paul SokoloffUnited Kingdom22,900
Amazon4954Cyndy VioletteUnited States13,800
Amazon4955Darin TweteUnited States9,000
Amazon4956James SieversUnited States26,100
Amazon4957Daniel LoweUnited States21,000
Amazon4958Steve ZolotowUnited States32,900
Amazon4961Robert GrayUnited States48,400
Amazon4962Jeffrey SigmundUnited States14,800
Amazon4963Alex FoxenUnited States14,400
Amazon4964John EspositoUnited States28,200
Amazon4965Todd IckowUnited States11,000
Amazon4966Tamon NakamuraJapan45,300
Amazon4967Nickolai OrlovUnited States21,300
Amazon4968Brian NunneleyUnited States44,600
Amazon4971Filippos StavrakisUnited States31,100
Amazon4972Alejandro TorresUnited States17,900
Amazon4973Adam CrawfordCanada17,300
Amazon4974Matthew SchultzUnited States40,600
Amazon4975Gregory WimsattUnited States22,100
Amazon4976Kenneth PoUnited States1,300
Amazon4977Danny NoamUnited States14,500
Amazon4978Roland IsraelashviliUnited States5,200
Amazon4981David TahajianUnited States27,500
Amazon4982Emin GabreliansUnited States17,000
Amazon4983Esther RossiUnited States20,100
Amazon4984Barbara EnrightUnited States68,800
Amazon4985Cheryl ParkerUnited States8,200
Amazon4986Hunter McclellandUnited States35,000
Amazon4987Hope WilliamsUnited States20,100
Amazon4988Alex FerrariUnited States42,100
Amazon4991Ahmed MohamedUnited States19,800
Amazon4992Robert CampbellAustralia12,800
Amazon4993Maksim KarandeyevUnited States45,500
Amazon4994Brian GoddardUnited States19,500
Amazon4995Lawrence BergUnited States39,500
Amazon4996Travis FrandsenUnited States4,600
Amazon4998Lance BrukmanUnited States9,700
Amazon5002David ProciakUnited States10,700
Amazon5003Hoyt VernerUnited States8,100
Amazon5004Brian NadellUnited States37,600
Amazon5005Mike KrescankoUnited States23,500
Amazon5006Anna WroblewskiUnited States50,200
Amazon5007Janis CampbellUnited States17,500
Amazon5008Dekel BalasUnited States3,500
Amazon5011Marcelo CostaBrazil20,100
Amazon5012David LeviUnited States16,300
Amazon5013David EbrightUnited States16,000
Amazon5014James WoodsUnited States22,300
Amazon5015Rafael ConcepcionUnited States25,300
Amazon5016Men NguyenUnited States22,600
Amazon5017Michael MizrachiUnited States27,600
Amazon5021Jack TraylorUnited States17,600
Amazon5022Curtis PhelpsUnited States16,900
Amazon5023Matthew KellyUnited States22,600
Amazon5024Matt GrapenthienUnited States28,900
Amazon5025Daniel ZackUnited States20,700
Amazon5027Thor William MorstoelNorway29,500
Amazon5028Mel JudahUnited Kingdom6,600

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante
Player Chips Progress
Dave Alfa us
Dave Alfa
Day 1 Chip Leader
Andrew Kelsall us
Andrew Kelsall
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 1X Winner
Barbara Enright us
Barbara Enright
WSOP 3X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Gregory Yohn us
Gregory Yohn
Allen Green us
Allen Green
Bryan Pimlott us
Bryan Pimlott
Eugene Parenti us
Eugene Parenti
Stephen Clough us
Stephen Clough
Anna Wroblewski us
Anna Wroblewski
Norman Chad us
Norman Chad
Robert Gray us
Robert Gray
Joseph Melancon us
Joseph Melancon
Hal Rotholz us
Hal Rotholz
$25K Fantasy
Eric Rodawig us
Eric Rodawig
WSOP 1X Winner
Scott Byron us
Scott Byron
Jeffrey Mitseff us
Jeffrey Mitseff
Nicholas Kiley us
Nicholas Kiley
Maksim Karandeyev us
Maksim Karandeyev
Tamon Nakamura jp
Tamon Nakamura
Brian Nunneley us
Brian Nunneley
Yuval Bronshtein il
Yuval Bronshtein
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 2X Winner
Cory Chaput us
Cory Chaput
Timothy Burt us
Timothy Burt
Alex Ferrari us
Alex Ferrari
Gabe Ramos us
Gabe Ramos

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Kelsall Raises Seventh Against Friedman and Takes the Chip Lead

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante
Andrew Kelsall
Andrew Kelsall

Andrew Kelsall: {x-}{x-} / {2-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{j-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} / {x-}
Perry Friedman: {x-}{x-} / {7-Hearts}{4-Spades}{6-Spades}{4-Hearts} / {x-}

Picking up the action on seventh street, Perry Friedman bet with the better board and Andrew Kelsall raised.

Friedman called, Kelsall tabled {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{j-Clubs} for kings full of jacks and Friedman mucked.

That pot pushed Kelsall into the lead as Day 1 concluded.

Player Chips Progress
Andrew Kelsall us
Andrew Kelsall
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 1X Winner
Perry Friedman us
Perry Friedman
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Andrew KelsallPerry Friedman

Three More Hands

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante

The Tournament Director has paused the clock with 10 minutes remaining, and there will be three more hands on Day 1.

Kelly Fills Up on Jamison

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante

On fifth street, Gregory Jamison bet 1,600 and Matthew Kelly called. Jamison fired a bet on sixth, but this time Kelly raised. Jamison called, and then called a bet on seventh.

Jamison: {x-}{x-} / {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{j-Spades}{5-Clubs} / {x-}
Kelly: {x-}{x-} / {3-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{5-Spades}{6-Spades} / {x-}

Kelly announced a full house and tabled his {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} and Jamison shook his head and mucked.

Player Chips Progress
Gregory Jamison us
Gregory Jamison
Matthew Kelly us
Matthew Kelly

Tags: Gregory JamisonMatthew Kelly

One for Woods

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante
James Woods
James Woods

James Woods: {x-}{x-} / {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} / {x-}
Opponent 1: {x-}{x-} / {j-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} / {x-}
Opponent 2: {x-}{x-} / {8-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} - fold

Picking it up on fifth street, action checked to James Woods and he bet, chasing out one opponent. The remaining opponent check-called a bet from Woods on sixth street before both checked on seventh.

Woods showed {a-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{9-Spades} for a pair of aces with an eight-seven low, his opponent mucked and Woods won the pot.

Player Chips Progress
James Woods us
James Woods

Tags: James Woods

Chad and Judah Scoop Nguyen

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante

On sixth street, Men Nguyen bet out 1,600 and Mel Judah raised. Norman Chad made it three bets and 4,800, and both Nguyen and Judah called.

Nguyen: {x-}{x-} / {2-Spades}{j-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} / {x-}
Judah: {x-}{x-} / {5-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{7-Spades} / {x-}
Chad: {x-}{x-} / {2-Hearts}{3-Spades}{9-Spades}{q-Spades} / {x-}

On seventh, Nguyen and Judah checked, and Chad bet 1,600. Nguyen called, and Judah called all in for 1,500.

Chad tabled his {6-Spades}{5-Spades} / {7-Diamonds} for a flush and a seven-low. Nguyen tabled his {5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} for an eight-low and mucked, while Judah tabled his {a-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} for a better seven-low to win half the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Norman Chad us
Norman Chad
Men Nguyen us
Men Nguyen
WSOP 7X Winner
Mel Judah au
Mel Judah
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: Men NguyenMel JudahNorman Chad