Day 1 of Event #39: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better has come to an end, with Raul Paez of Spain, ending as the chip leader, finishing with 58,400 in chips. Paez went fairly unnoticed throughout the day, accumulating his stack in the last two levels to put him in the box seat to not only add to his 11 career WSOP cashes, but also give him the best chance to win his first gold bracelet. He’ll lead a returning field of 160 survivors, after 558 started today.
Some of the big names who’ll be joining Paez on Day 2 include Phil Hellmuth (40,200), Issa Tadros (38,700), Matt Vengrin (31,600), Mike Leah (31,600), Phil Ivey (28,500) as well as four PokerStars Team Pros Jason Mercier (25,100), Dario Minieri (14,400), Barry Greenstein (9,000) and Alex Kravchenko (2,600).
Some of the player who werent so fortunate today include PokerStars Team Pros Marcel Luske, Vanessa Selbst, Daniel Negreanu, Jake Cody, Betrand Grospellier, George Danzer and Chad Brown as well as David Bach, Dan Kelly, Brandon Cantu and Nick Schulman.
Be sure to join PokerNews at 1:00pm local time on Saturday, as we bring you all the action from Day 2, as we close in on the money and final table.