The first day of Event #34: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud has wrapped up play and it is Steve Sung who has come out on top of the chip counts after winning a big pot late in the evening with a full house. A total of 345 players came out to try their hand at the only Seven-Card Stud Hi tournament of the year at the 2014 WSOP. Sung would end play with a stack of 69,000 and he was followed closely by Will Thompson (67,500), and recent New Orleans WSOP Circuit Main Event winner Bryan Campanello (63,300) who joked that he was "playing like a world champion."
Other notables to survive include Brian Hastings (58,500), John D'Agostino (55,100), Bryn Kenney (45,000), Marcel Luske (38,500), Daniel Negreanu (31,000), Cyndy Violette (30,000), Phil Laak (22,000), Robert Mizrachi (17,600), and Barry Greenstein (11,800). Two of the more interesting stories of the day were the tales of music mogul Steve Albini who would end the day with a healthy stack of 43,800 and 1983 Ladies' Seven Card Stud winner Carolyn Gardner who finds herself with a comfortable stack of 53,800.
Reigning champion of the 2013 $2,500 Seven-Card Stud tournament, David Chiu, was eliminated early on along with other notables that included Phil Ivey, Jeff Lisandro, Ted Forrest, Greg Mueller, Eli Elezra, Jeff Madsen, John Monnette, Bertrand Grospellier, Barbara Enright, and Fabrice Soulier.
The remaining 60 players will return at 2 p.m. later today with their eyes on the $118,785 first place prize. As always, PokerNews will be there to bring you all the coverage. Tune in and see who becomes the next Seven-Card Stud Champion!