2017 World Series of Poker

Event #40: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Day: 1
Event Info

2017 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winner
Ernest Bohn
Winning Hand
57a6634
Prize
$173,228
Event Info
Buy-in
$1,500
Prize Pool
$803,250
Entries
595
Level Info
Level
31
Limits
120,000 / 240,000
Ante
30,000

Official End of Day Chip Counts and Seat Draw for Day 2 (full)

Level 10 : 1,000/2,000, 200 ante

The seat draw for Day 2 can be found right here.

Player Chips Progress
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
WSOP 4X Winner
79,900
Jeffrey Mitseff us
Jeffrey Mitseff
78,100 78,100
Cole Jackson us
Cole Jackson
76,800
Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
WSOP 6X Winner
70,800
Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
WSOP 3X Winner
69,100
Tim Finne us
Tim Finne
66,300 66,300
Randy Ohel us
Randy Ohel
WSOP 1X Winner
64,600
John Cernuto us
John Cernuto
WSOP 3X Winner
62,400
Kevin Song us
Kevin Song
WSOP 1X Winner
61,800 61,800
Dimitrios Magdalinos us
Dimitrios Magdalinos
60,700 60,700
Phillip Penn us
Phillip Penn
59,400 59,400
Jay Hong us
Jay Hong
58,500 58,500
Vasu Amarapu us
Vasu Amarapu
58,000 58,000
Brian Nunneley us
Brian Nunneley
56,500 56,500
Andrew Yeh us
Andrew Yeh
WSOP 1X Winner
56,000 56,000
Christopher Miller us
Christopher Miller
55,000 55,000
John Holley us
John Holley
54,900 23,300
Scott Abrams us
Scott Abrams
WSOP 1X Winner
54,300 54,300
Adam Friedman us
Adam Friedman
WSOP 5X Winner
51,400
Hal Rotholz us
Hal Rotholz
50,600 50,600
Doug Saab us
Doug Saab
WSOP 1X Winner
50,600 50,600
Kevin Iacofano us
Kevin Iacofano
50,500
Christine Antoniuk us
Christine Antoniuk
49,400 49,400
Charles Barker us
Charles Barker
49,400 49,400
Dave Stann us
Dave Stann
49,300 49,300

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Event #40: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Day 1 Completed

Five-Year Record Turns Out for Stud Hi-Lo; Madsen Leads After Day 1

Level 10 : 1,000/2,000, 200 ante
Jeff Madsen
Jeff Madsen

Either stud hi-lo is aging like a fine wine and picking up in popularity, or there was a dearth of attractive poker events around Las Vegas on Tuesday.

A total of 595 players turned up for Event #40: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo, a five-year high by a considerable amount for the age-old event. That's an increase of 74 players from 2016, and almost 40 better than the 558 who turned out in 2013 and 2014.

When the dust settled, about 140 players had made it through 10 levels of play to put chips in bags. Foremost among them was Jeff Madsen, with a final count of 79,900. Jeff Mitseff (78,100), Cole Jackson (76,800), Chris Ferguson (70,800), and Ryan Hughes (69,100) also bagged big stacks.

Madsen, the 2006 WSOP Player of the Year, already has four bracelets and is looking to add to that tally. About midway through the day, he played a sizable pot with Cal Anderson and made a very strong two-way hand with an ace-high club flush and a wheel for low that scooped the pot. He was one of the more active players at his table and seemed to have a fairly steady stack of over 60,000 for most of the latter part of the night.

Some other players who made it through included Randy Ohel, "Miami" John Cernuto, Adam Friedman, Joe Hachem, Mike Watson, Justin Bonomo, and last year's runner-up, Brandon Shack-Harris. John Monnette, James Obst, Scott Clements, Stephen Chidwick, David Bach, Anderson and James Woods were some of those who headed for the exits and planned their next tournament efforts.

Obst was coming off of bubbling the official final table in the $5,000 Six-Max.

Also on Day 1, the WSOP staff posted a prize pool for the event. The winner will bank $173,228 and a gold WSOP bracelet, and 90 places will be paid overall, so the money should be reached a few levels into Day 2.

To find out who those players who make the money will be, come back to PokerNews at 2 p.m. Wednesday for Day 2 coverage of this event. A full Day 2 seat draw can be found at WSOP.com.

Tags: Jeff Madsen

Selected Chip Counts at the End of Day 1

Level 10 : 1,000/2,000, 200 ante
Player Chips Progress
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
WSOP 4X Winner
79,900 11,900
Jeff Mitseff us
Jeff Mitseff
78,100
Cole Jackson us
Cole Jackson
76,800 6,800
Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
WSOP 6X Winner
70,800 56,400
Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
WSOP 3X Winner
69,100
Randy Ohel us
Randy Ohel
WSOP 1X Winner
64,600 31,200
John Cernuto us
John Cernuto
WSOP 3X Winner
62,400
Adam Friedman us
Adam Friedman
WSOP 5X Winner
51,400 17,400
Kevin Iacofano us
Kevin Iacofano
50,500 31,500
Nacho Barbero ar
Nacho Barbero
WSOP 1X Winner
49,000 -7,000
Carol Fuchs us
Carol Fuchs
WSOP 1X Winner
46,700 18,400
Phil Hui us
Phil Hui
43,400
Joe Hachem au
Joe Hachem
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
40,000 -7,000
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
39,700 -3,300
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
WSOP 3X Winner
39,500 -1,500
Valentin Vornicu us
Valentin Vornicu
35,700 15,500
Brandon Shack-Harris us
Brandon Shack-Harris
WSOP 2X Winner
35,700 8,700
Ted Forrest us
Ted Forrest
WSOP 6X Winner
35,100 13,100
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
WSOP 5X Winner
34,000
Mikhail Semin ru
Mikhail Semin
33,300 12,300
Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
WSOP 3X Winner
33,200 -4,800
John Racener us
John Racener
WSOP 1X Winner
32,800 10,800
Dzmitry Urbanovich pl
Dzmitry Urbanovich
32,600 -400
Max Pescatori it
Max Pescatori
WSOP 4X Winner
32,200 -8,000
Allen Kessler us
Allen Kessler
31,700 -13,300

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Tags: Jeff MadsenBrandon Shack-HarrisCarol FuchsTed ForrestRandy Ohel

Barbero Scoops With Two Pair

Level 10 : 1,000/2,000, 200 ante

John Racener completed with the {6-Hearts} and Nacho Barbero came along with the {8-Clubs}. Another two players joined the party, including a player with the {6-Diamonds}. The fourth player folded on fifth street.

Fourth street was checked through but Racener and Barbero faced a bet on both fifth and sixth streets, and the two famous players both continued towards the river.

This time it was Barbero who fired to the pot, and he received a snap-call from his left-hand opponent. Racener thought for a moment but eventually released his cards.

John Racener: {X-}{X-} / {6-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{J-Hearts} (folded on seventh street)
Nacho Barbero: {X-}{X-} / {8-Clubs}{7-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}
Third player: {X-}{X-} / {6-Spades}{2-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{6-Clubs}

Barbero announced "Tens and fives!" in a winning tone, and he was right. His opponent couldn't beat the {10-Spades}{5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} in Barbero's hand and the Argentinian scooped a nice pot to add a decent chunk to his stack.

Player Chips Progress
Nacho Barbero ar
Nacho Barbero
WSOP 1X Winner
56,000
John Racener us
John Racener
WSOP 1X Winner
22,000 9,000

Tags: Nacho BarberoJohn Racener

Vitch Scoops With a Straight

Level 10 : 1,000/2,000, 200 ante

Chris Vitch started a hand with a complete with the {7-Spades} and the action folded to the bring-in who raised with the {2-Spades}. Vitch called and his opponent then check-called on fourth street.

Fifth street saw Vitch's rival lead out as he paired up his deuces, and Vitch called. The betting fight continued on sixth street where Vitch raised his opponent, earning a call.

Vitch bet the river too and received yet another call.

Chris Vitch: {X-}{X-} / {7-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Opponent: {X-}{X-} / {2-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{K-Spades}

"Straight," Vitch said, convinced he was the winner. He turned over {9-Hearts}{8-Spades}{5-Clubs} for a ten-high straight and scooped the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Chris Vitch us
Chris Vitch
27,000 -1,700

Tags: Chris Vitch

Hachem Chops One

Level 10 : 1,000/2,000, 200 ante

There was a huge pot in the middle between three players, including Joe Hachem, on seventh street. One player with four low cards bet on the end.

Hachem: {x-}{x-}/{2-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{j-Clubs}/{x-}
Bettor: {x-}{x-}/{6-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{3-Spades}/{x-}
Third player: {x-}{x-}/{3-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{7-Spades}/{x-}

One player called, and Hachem popped in a raise. The bettor called, and the third player thought awhile before calling as well. Hachem rolled over {10-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{4-Spades} for a flush but no low The initial bettor had a low with {8-}{4-}{2-}, and he took the other half of the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Joe Hachem au
Joe Hachem
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
47,000 7,000

Tags: Joe Hachem