2021 World Series of Poker

Event #73: 10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Day: 1
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2021 World Series of Poker

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Event #73: 10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

Day 1 Completed

Gary Benson Leads Event #73: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

Level 10
Gary Benson
Gary Benson

Day 1 of Event #73: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship has concluded.

This first day of this championship event drew 136 entries with 80 returning for the penultimate day on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. local time (PST). Expect that number to rise slightly as late registration is open until the start of Day 2.

The first day of this championship event played as expected, with many notables bagging and tagging up for Day 2.

Leading this star-laced field is Gary Benson who bagged up 331,000 chips and will look to use that ammunition to position himself at the finale of this championship event.

End of Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

1Gary BensonAustralia331,000
2Adam OwenUnited Kingdom289,500
3Denis StrebkovRussia274,000
4Eli ElezraIsrael263,000
5Shaun DeebUnited States256,000
6Scott SeiverUnited States256,000
7Alex LivingstonCanada215,000
8Mike WatsonCanada207,000
9Brett RicheyUnited States187,500
10Yuval BronshteinIsrael183,500

Still in the hunt and always a factor is bracelet owners Shaun Deeb, Erik Seidel, Brandon Shack-Harris, and Yuval Bronshtein. These players will each be looking to secure a spot at this WSOP championship final table in search of that coveted gold bracelet along with the first-place cash.

Those that were not as fortunate include Daniel Negreanu, Allen Kessler, Phil Hellmuth, Felipe Ramos, and John Esposito who all hit the rail before the day’s end.

The players will return for Day 2 on Sunday afternoon to play seven 90-minute levels with a ten-minute break at the end of each level, and a 60-minute dinner break at the end of Level 14 (~8:30 p.m.).

Please stay tuned to PokerNews for all the latest updates of this event, or live here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino where the cards will be back in the air at 2:00 p.m. local time (PST).

Tags: Allen KesslerBrandon Shack-HarrisErik SeidelFelipe RamosGary BensonPhil HellmuthShaun DeebYuval Bronshtein

Seat Draw For Day 2

Level 10
Amazon4271Ian O'HaraUnited States78,000
Amazon4272Yuval BronshteinIsrael183,500
Amazon4273Eddie BlumenthalUnited States158,000
Amazon4274Jerry WongUnited States69,000
Amazon4275Brian HastingsUnited States67,500
Amazon4277Ashly ButlerUnited States164,500
Amazon4278Edouard MignotFrance160,000
Amazon4281Kane KalasUnited States63,000
Amazon4283Jake SchwartzUnited States149,000
Amazon4284Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom70,000
Amazon4285Sean YuUnited States113,500
Amazon4286Daham WangUnited States71,000
Amazon4287Matt GrapenthienUnited States57,000
Amazon4288Josh AriehUnited States133,000
Amazon4292Patricia CrivelloUnited States136,500
Amazon4293Esther Taylor-BradyUnited States80,000
Amazon4294Pj ChaUnited States110,000
Amazon4295Matt VengrinUnited States107,000
Amazon4296Ahmed MohamedUnited States170,000
Amazon4297Frankie O'DellUnited States168,500
Amazon4298Randy OhelUnited States132,000
Amazon4301Brandon Shack-HarrisUnited States104,500
Amazon4302Mark GregorichUnited States75,000
Amazon4303Adam OwenUnited Kingdom289,500
Amazon4304Christina HillUnited States171,500
Amazon4305Qinghai PanUnited States113,500
Amazon4307Daniel WeinmanUnited States29,000
Amazon4308Sherry HammersUnited States31,500
Amazon4361Michael MoncekUnited States122,500
Amazon4362Gary BensonAustralia331,000
Amazon4363Mike MatusowUnited States44,000
Amazon4364Alex LivingstonCanada215,000
Amazon4365Scott SeiverUnited States256,000
Amazon4366Michael RodriguesPortugal96,000
Amazon4371Max PescatoriItaly143,000
Amazon4372Paul VolpeUnited States51,000
Amazon4373Michael TrivettUnited States94,000
Amazon4374Jerri ThomasUnited States102,000
Amazon4377Brian SchanielUnited States95,000
Amazon4378Erik SeidelUnited States92,000
Amazon4381Denis StrebkovRussia274,000
Amazon4382Charles SinnUnited States175,500
Amazon4383John MonnetteUnited States67,500
Amazon4384Ivan SchertzerUnited States26,500
Amazon4385Marco JohnsonUnited States101,000
Amazon4387Michael KuneyUnited States106,000
Amazon4392Michael LaakeUnited States137,500
Amazon4394Andrew YehUnited States38,500
Amazon4395Roland IsraelashviliUnited States53,000
Amazon4396Shaun DeebUnited States256,000
Amazon4397Jeremy KottlerUnited States51,500
Amazon4398Joao VieiraPortugal109,000
Amazon4453Daniel TafurSpain124,000
Amazon4455John PappasUnited States27,500
Amazon4456Brett RicheyUnited States187,500
Amazon4457Eli ElezraIsrael263,000
Amazon4458Per HildebrandSweden183,000
Amazon4463Roy ThungUnited States33,000
Amazon4465David FunkhouserUnited States93,500
Amazon4466William CorenUnited States173,500
Amazon4467Pamela RomitoUnited States64,000
Amazon4471James WoodsUnited States99,500
Amazon4474Anthony ZinnoUnited States152,000
Amazon4475Andres KornUnited States128,000
Amazon4476Maria HoUnited States75,000
Amazon4477Mike WatsonCanada207,000
Amazon4478Ismael BojangAustria70,000

Official End of Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Level 10
Player Chips Progress
Gary Benson au
Gary Benson
331,000 31,000
Day 1 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Adam Owen gb
Adam Owen
289,500 14,500
Denis Strebkov ru
Denis Strebkov
274,000 217,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
263,000 143,000
WSOP 5X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
256,000 91,000
WSOP 6X Winner
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
256,000 144,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Alex Livingston ca
Alex Livingston
215,000 215,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
207,000 207,000
Brett Richey us
Brett Richey
187,500 42,500
Yuval Bronshtein il
Yuval Bronshtein
183,500 11,000
Day 3 Chip Leader
WSOP 2X Winner
Per Hildebrand se
Per Hildebrand
183,000 183,000
Charles Sinn us
Charles Sinn
175,500 27,500
William Coren us
William Coren
173,500 173,500
Christina Hill us
Christina Hill
171,500 51,500
Ahmed Mohamed us
Ahmed Mohamed
170,000 102,000
Frankie O'Dell us
Frankie O'Dell
168,500 48,500
WSOP 3X Winner
Ashly Butler us
Ashly Butler
164,500 44,500
Edouard Mignot fr
Edouard Mignot
160,000 85,000
Eddie Blumenthal us
Eddie Blumenthal
158,000 158,000
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
152,000 7,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Jake Schwartz us
Jake Schwartz
149,000 -46,000
Max Pescatori it
Max Pescatori
143,000 78,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Michael Laake us
Michael Laake
137,500 -25,500
Patricia Crivello us
Patricia Crivello
136,500 46,500
Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
133,000 13,000
WSOP 6X Winner

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Bag and Tag Time

Level 10

The tournament director has instructed the dealers to complete the hand that they were on and to deal three more hands.

At that time the remaining players will bag and tag for the night and will return to play Day 2 Sunday afternoon.

Please stay tuned to PokerNews for a recap of the day's events coming your way soon.

Benson Eliminates Esposito

Level 10
John Esposito
John Esposito

John Esposito: {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}/{k-Spades}{3-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{2-Spades}/{3-Spades}
Brandon Shack-Harris: {x-}{x-}/{4-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}/{x-}
Benny Glaser: {x-}{x-}/{5-Spades}{2-Clubs}{q-Spades}{j-Diamonds}/{x-}
Gary Benson: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}/{10-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{j-Spades}/{10-Hearts}

With Esposito already all-in on fourth street and at-risk it was Shack-Harris that fired out a big bet on sixth street and was called by Glaser and Benson.

Seventh street Shack-Harris slowed down and Glaser checked. This prompted Benson to fire out a bet and both Shack-Harris and Glaser folded.

The hands were tabled and it was the two pairs of aces and tens held by Benson that pipped the two pairs of kings and treys held by Esposito, and the latter was eliminated from the tournament.

Player Chips Progress
Gary Benson au
Gary Benson
300,000 95,000
Day 1 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Brandon Shack-Harris us
Brandon Shack-Harris
85,000 29,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
65,000 -118,000
WSOP 5X Winner
John Esposito us
John Esposito
WSOP 1X Winner

Level: 10

Ante: 1000
Bring-in: 1000
Completion: 3000
Limits: 3000-6000

Arieh and Hammers Chop Up Wang

Level 9
Sherry Hammers
Sherry Hammers

Josh Arieh: {6-Hearts}{7-Spades}/{3-Spades}{j-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}/{3-Spades}
Sherry Hammers: {a-Spades}{4-Diamonds}/{8-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}/{q-Hearts}
Daham Wang: {x-}{x-}/{7-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{k-Spades}/{x-}

Sixth street saw Wang lead out and he was called by Arieh and Hammers.

Seventh street Wang slowed down and Arieh fired away and both Hammers and Wang called.

After all the debris had subsided, it was the trip treys held by Arieh that took down the high half, while Hammers won the low half with her eight-perfect.

Player Chips Progress
Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
120,000 40,000
WSOP 6X Winner
Sherry Hammers us
Sherry Hammers
Daham Wang us
Daham Wang

Tags: Josh Arieh