Event #67: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Event #67: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Day 1 Completed

Ali Eslami Leads 68 Survivors into Day 2 of Stud Hi-Lo Championship; Eli Elezra Eyes Repeat Win After 2007 Victory

tRaMSt0p • Level 10: 3,000-6,000, 700 ante
Eli Elezra
Eli Elezra

Day 1 of the Event #67: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship has come to a conclusion at the 2019 World Series of Poker with the 134-player field reduced down to 68 survivors with Ali Eslami the chip leader.

This event is the last mixed game championship of the WSOP, and is easily one of the most popular game variants as it dates back to its first appearance on the WSOP schedule in 1976. This event has a long history at the WSOP, and since the relocation to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, it has undergone a few different buy-in amounts going from $3,000, to $5,000, up to $10,000, and then back down to $5,000 before returning to $10,000 since 2014.

This event has also crowned champions that have stood the test of time, and are still considered as some of the games greats as the likes of Chris Vitch (2017), George Danzer (2016 and 2014), Max Pescatori (2015), Adam Friedman (2012), Eric Rodawig (2011), Frank Kassela (2010), and Eli Elezra (2007) are all previous champions. The defending champion Dan Matsuzuki has not entered the tournament as of yet, but with registration open through until the start of Day 2, there is still a chance for him to defend his title.

A total of 134 players took a seat throughout Day 1, and the likes of WSOP bracelet winners Scott Clements, Scott Bohlman, Lawrence Berg, Benny Glaser, Tom Koral, Mike Gorodinsky, Phillip Hui, John Monnette, Marco Johnson, Shaun Deeb, David Bach, and David "Bakes" Baker all found themselves on the rail along with previous champions Pescatori and Kassela.

Once the dust settled on Day 1, a total of 68 players would survive with Ali Eslami making a late surge to take the chip lead with 275,500. Eslami was a regular at the WSOP just a few years ago, but his poker resume has his last recorded cash in the 2014 WSOP Main Event. Sitting behind Eslami is Andres Korn who held the chip lead for the majority of the last few levels, and even peaked past the 300,000-chip mark before ending with 266,500. Elezra (265,000), Harvey Goldstein (242,500), and Jon Turner (229,500) round out the top few chip counts.

Also still in the mix are 2019 WSOP bracelet winners Dan Zack, Robert Campbell, Anthony Zinno, Frankie O'Dell, and Adam Friedman, while a plethora of other WSOP bracelet winners are still in the mix.

Registration for this event is open through to the start of Day 2; approximately 2 p.m. on Monday, July 1, where players will start with 60,000 in chips and be playing 4,000-8,000 limits.

Day 2 is set to begin on Monday, July 1, at 2 p.m. (PDT), with the PokerNews Live Reporting Team providing continuous live updates of the last mixed game championship of the 2019 World Series of Poker. So stay tuned right here to PokerNews.com for continued coverage of Event #67, along with everything you need to know from the 2019 World Series of Poker.

Tags: Ali Eslami

Seat Draw Day 2 Event #67: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

Webjoker • Level 10: 3,000-6,000, 700 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Amazon4161Harvey GoldsteinUnited States242,500
Amazon4162David SteickeHong Kong37,000
Amazon4164Ali AbduljabbarUnited States12,000
Amazon4166Perry FriedmanUnited States191,000
Amazon4167Andrew KelsallUnited States150,500
Amazon4172Adam FriedmanUnited States94,500
Amazon4173Allen KesslerUnited States125,000
Amazon4174Smith SirisakornUnited States30,500
Amazon4176Anthony ZinnoUnited States223,000
Amazon4177Larry Scott BernsteinUnited States126,000
Amazon4178Joe TehanUnited States110,000
Amazon4181Gerard RechnitzerUnited States21,000
Amazon4182Shane DouglasUnited States51,000
Amazon4183Jameson PainterUnited States13,500
Amazon4185Jeff LisandroAustralia182,000
Amazon4186Qinghai PanUnited States127,000
Amazon4188Jan SuchanekNew Zealand85,500
Amazon4191Andres KornArgentina266,500
Amazon4192Ryan HughesUnited States180,500
Amazon4193Brandon Shack-HarrisUnited States125,500
Amazon4194Jake SchwartzUnited States175,500
Amazon4196Yuebin GuoUnited States155,000
Amazon4197Dylan LindeUnited States26,000
Amazon4241Paul VolpeUnited States44,000
Amazon4242Eric WassersonUnited States115,000
Amazon4243Doug SaabUnited States100,000
Amazon4245Andrey ZhigalovRussia174,000
Amazon4246Eric RodawigUnited States94,000
Amazon4248Daniel ZackUnited States111,500
Amazon4251Daniel OspinaColombia101,000
Amazon4252Jon TurnerUnited States229,500
Amazon4253Randy OhelUnited States195,500
Amazon4254Mike MatusowUnited States119,500
Amazon4257Alex LivingstonCanada110,500
Amazon4258Tom McCormickUnited States77,000
Amazon4261Jesse MartinUnited States116,500
Amazon4263Steve ZolotowUnited States64,500
Amazon4265Yueqi ZhuChina272,000
Amazon4266Cyndy VioletteUnited States105,500
Amazon4268Roy ThungUnited States156,000
Amazon4271Steve JelinekUnited Kingdom60,500
Amazon4272Robert CampbellAustralia117,000
Amazon4273Nitesh RawtaniUnited States7,500
Amazon4276Jose Paz-GutierrezBolivia169,000
Amazon4278Laurence KantorUnited States152,000
Amazon4322Sherry HammersUnited States36,000
Amazon4323Arkadi KilmanUnited Kingdom88,500
Amazon4324Jason GrayUnited Kingdom99,000
Amazon4325Frankie O'DellUnited States174,000
Amazon4328Craig ChaitUnited States171,500
Amazon4331Jason MercierUnited States216,500
Amazon4333Mark GregorichUnited States77,000
Amazon4334Erik SeidelUnited States116,500
Amazon4335Cory ZeidmanUnited States159,000
Amazon4336Andrew YehUnited States9,000
Amazon4337Illya TrincherUnited States44,000
Amazon4342Per HildebrandSweden121,500
Amazon4343Eli ElezraUnited States264,000
Amazon4344David SingerUnited States70,400
Amazon4345Norman ChadUnited States38,500
Amazon4347John RacenerUnited States141,500
Amazon4348Chris BjorinSweden115,500
Amazon4351Daham WangUnited States22,000
Amazon4353David MccawUnited States35,000
Amazon4354Robert MizrachiUnited States92,000
Amazon4355Mike WattelUnited States115,000
Amazon4356Tim MarstersAustralia152,500
Amazon4358Ali EslamiUnited States275,500

End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

tRaMSt0p • Level 10: 3,000-6,000, 700 ante
Ali Eslami us
Ali Eslami
us 275,500 100,500
Yueqi Zhu cn
Yueqi Zhu
cn 272,000 130,000
Andres Korn ar
Andres Korn
ar 266,500 -54,500
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 264,000 97,000
Harvey Goldstein US
Harvey Goldstein
US 242,500 22,500
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us 229,500 -10,500
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 223,000 13,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 216,500 71,500
Randy Ohel us
Randy Ohel
us 195,500 62,500
Perry Friedman us
Perry Friedman
us 191,000 -6,000
Jeff Lisandro au
Jeff Lisandro
au 182,000 87,000
Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
us 180,500 16,500
Jake Schwartz us
Jake Schwartz
us 175,500 13,500
Andrey Zhigalov ru
Andrey Zhigalov
ru 174,000 54,000
Frankie O'Dell us
Frankie O'Dell
us 174,000 -1,000
Craig Chait us
Craig Chait
us 171,500 101,500
Jose Paz-Gutierrez bo
Jose Paz-Gutierrez
bo 169,000 110,500
Cory Zeidman us
Cory Zeidman
us 159,000 18,000
Roy Thung us
Roy Thung
us 156,000 66,000
Yuebin Guo us
Yuebin Guo
us 155,000 15,000
Tim Marsters au
Tim Marsters
au 152,500 12,500
Laurence Kantor us
Laurence Kantor
us 152,000 6,000
Andrew Kelsall us
Andrew Kelsall
us 150,500 -25,500
John Racener us
John Racener
us 141,500 -30,500
Qinghai Pan us
Qinghai Pan
us 127,000 127,000

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Three More Hands

tRaMSt0p • Level 10: 3,000-6,000, 700 ante

The Tournament Director has announced that there will be just three more hands remaining in Day 1 of the Stud Hi-Lo Championship.

Zolotow Doubles Through Volpe

tRaMSt0p • Level 10: 3,000-6,000, 700 ante

Paul Volpe had the bring-in and Steve Zolotow completed. Volpe called, and then check-called a bet on fourth.

On fifth, Volpe checked, Zolotow bet 6,000, and Volpe raised to 12,000. Zolotow put in his final 13,000 total, and Volpe called. Each player's board ran out as follows:

Volpe: {4-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} / {4-Hearts}{4-Spades}{j-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} / {2-Spades}
Zolotow: {k-Clubs}{k-Spades} / {k-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{6-Spades}{9-Diamonds} / {a-Diamonds}

Both players filled up on the river, but Zolotow's kings-full bested Volpe's fours-full.

Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 75,400 -4,600
Steve Zolotow us
Steve Zolotow
us 44,300 24,600

Tags: Paul VolpeSteve Zolotow

Campbell and Zeidman Scoop Sklar

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Eric Rodawig had the bring-in and Richie Sklar completed. Dahum Wang, Cory Zeidman, and Robert Campbell called, as Rodawig folded.

Zeidman led on fourth and Campbell called. Sklar raised, and once Wang folded, Zeidman and Campbell called.

Zeidman bet fifth and both players called, and on sixth, Sklar bet and both players called.

Sklar: {x-}{x-} / {4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{6-Spades} / {x-}
Wang: {x-}{x-} / {6-Clubs}{10-Spades} (folded on fourth)
Zeidman: {x-}{x-} / {6-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{k-Spades} / {x-}
Campbell: {x-}{x-} / {4-Hearts}{3-Spades}{4-Clubs}{k-Hearts} / {x-}

Zeidman tabled his {j-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{2-Hearts} for a seven-low while Campbell tabled his {k-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} for kings up.

Sklar showed his {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} for just aces, and he would be scooped by Zeidman and Campbell.

Cory Zeidman us
Cory Zeidman
us 141,000 5,000
Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
au 121,000 54,000
Richard Sklar us
Richard Sklar
us 63,000 -22,000
Dahum Wang US
Dahum Wang
US 29,700 900

Tags: Dahum WangCory ZeidmanEric RodawigRobert Campbell

Gregorich Finds a Win on Sixth

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Mark Gregorich had the bring-in and Ryan Hughes completed. Frankie O'Dell called, as did Gregorich.

Gregorich took the betting lead on fourth, fifth, and sixth streets, and O'Dell folded on fifth, while Hughes folded on sixth.

Gregorich: {x-}{x-} / {2-Spades}{6-Hearts}{6-Spades}{a-Diamonds}
Hughes: {x-}{x-} / {8-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{a-Spades}{3-Diamonds}
O'Dell: {x-}{x-} / {6-Clubs}{j-Spades}{k-Spades} (folded on fifth)

Frankie O'Dell us
Frankie O'Dell
us 175,000 -5,000
Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
us 164,000 -21,000
Mark Gregorich us
Mark Gregorich
us 62,000 -11,000

Tags: Frankie O'DellMark GregorichRyan Hughes

Sklar and Zeidman Chop Up Suchanek

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Richie Sklar had the bring-in and Jan Suchanek completed. Cory Zeidman raised, and Sklar called. Suchanek made it three bets to go, and both Zeidman and Sklar called.

Zeidman bet his open aces on fourth and both players called. On fifth, Suchanek took the lead and both players called.

Action checked round on sixth and seventh.

Sklar: {x-}{x-} / {3-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{4-Spades}{j-Hearts} / {x-}
Suchanek: {x-}{x-} / {a-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{q-Hearts} / {x-}
Zeidman: {x-}{x-} / {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{j-Spades}{8-Clubs} / {x-}

Zeidman tabled his {3-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{9-Spades} for just aces, while Sklar revealed his {a-Spades}{7-Spades}{8-Spades} for an eight-low. Suchanek mucked, and the pot was chopped between Sklar and Zeidman.

Cory Zeidman us
Cory Zeidman
us 136,000 -43,000
Richard Sklar us
Richard Sklar
us 85,000 6,000
Jan Suchanek nz
Jan Suchanek
nz 14,900 -1,200

Tags: Cory ZeidmanJan SuchanekRichard Sklar

Kassela Eliminated by Kessler

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Frank Kassella
Frank Kassella

Three players committed 9,000 on third street, and on fourth, Frank Kassela bet 3,000 and Alexander Livingston raised. Allen Kessler called, and Kassela called all in for 4,300.

Livingston continued to bet on each subsequent street, and Kessler called him down.

Kessler: {x-}{x-} / {6-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{6-Spades}{j-Clubs} / {x-}
Kassela: {x-}{x-} / {2-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} / {x-}
Livingston: {x-}{x-} / {10-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{3-Spades} / {x-}

After Kessler called Livingston's bet on seventh, Livingston stated, "You got it!"

Livingston tabled his {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} for a busted flush and wheel draw to finish with a pair of fours.

Kessler tabled his {5-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} for sixes up while Kassela revealed his {5-Spades}{4-Clubs}{2-Spades} for a pair of twos and would be eliminated.

"I started with four hearts and couldn't get there," stated Kessler.

"You scooped the pot Allen and you're complaining? Scoop!" added Kassela as he packed his belongings and headed to the rail.

"It's a premium hand though. Six-five-three of hearts," continued Kessler.

Allen Kessler us
Allen Kessler
us 120,000 -14,000
Alexander Livingston ca
Alexander Livingston
ca 83,000 4,000
Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
us Busted

Tags: Alexander LivingstonAllen KesslerFrank Kassela