Live Events 1
Event 24 - $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi Lo

Recent Eliminations

Isabelle Mercier and John Monette have been eliminated from the tournament.

Barney Boatman Eliminated

After suffering a big loss from the Raymer/Nguyen hand, Barney Boatman could not recover from the short stack and has been eliminated from the tournament.

Level 8

Ante: 100
Low Card: 100
Completion: 400
Limits: 400-800

Matusow Steaming...

Steamrolling, that is. In three of his last four hands, The Mouth made two wheels and turned rolled up 8's in a full boat, bringing his stack up to 20,000.

26,000 Pot!

In probably the biggest pot of the tournament thus far, Cindy Violette was eliminated and Barney Boatman was left with about 1,000 chips. Greg Raymer and Scotty Nguyen chopped the main pot for 12,500 apiece.

These were the players involved, along with their upcards:

Cindy Violette: {7-Spades}{8-Spades}{5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}
Unknown: {7-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{3-Clubs}
Barney Boatman: {2-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{4-Clubs}
Greg Raymer: {J-Spades}{5-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}
Scotty Nguyen: {K-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}

Amidst a frenzy of bets, raises, and reraises, all five players saw the action through to the showdown. In the end, Raymer and Nguyen got the best of it. Raymer took down the high with two pair (aces and jacks) and Scotty won the low with A-3-4-6-7.

Raymer, who was all-in on the river, moved back into contention on the hand.


Tournament staff just announced over the loudspeaker that Johnny Chan is still alive in the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha tournament. 27 players remain and Chan has above average chips; he's in great position to make a run at bracelet number 11.

We'll keep you posted.

3:00 a.m. Closing Time

An hour-and-a-half of Day 1 action remains. Play will recommence tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 p.m. PDT.

David Grey Eliminated

Grey was eliminated from play when his opponent filled a straight and scooped the pot.

Phil Ivey Eliminated

Shortstacked after making a big laydown in a threeway hand against Erick Lindgren and James Weir, Phil Ivey was just eliminated from the tournament.

Cutter Makes Quads

John Cutter brought his stack back up to 21,000 taking down a big pot with quad 4's. A neighbor at the table was overheard saying, "unbelievable..."