Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
Day 2 of Event #38: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low Championship has come to a conclusion with current WSOP Player of the Year leader George Danzer topping the counts.
Seventy-five players began the day, all eyeing the money-paying top 16 and the potential $352,696 first prize and WSOP bracelet if they could be the last one standing from the 134 players that entered.
Play started fast and furious, and the likes of Brock Parker, Randy Ohel, Frank Kassela, Phil Hellmuth, Robert and Michael Mizrachi, Scott Clements, Phil Ivey, Jonathan Duhamel, Justin Bonomo, Huck Seed, and Stephen Chidwick all found themselves on the rail throughout the day. Once the money approached, there would be a quick double bustout to see Matt Savage fall in 18th and Alex Bilokur fall in 17th, sending the final 16 players into the money.
With players now guaranteed a paycheck, the action would come to a screeching halt as two hours would pass before Tom Koral (16th) and Matt Glantz (15th) hit the rail. Play continued at a slow pace until Steve Zolotow (14th) was eliminated and Danzer sat atop the final 13 players with an amassed 785,000 in chips.
The closest to the German are Jeff Lisandro (420,000), Brian Hastings (415,000), and Ted Forrest (387,000), while the likes of Norman Chad, Richard Sklar, John Racener, and Chris George look to claim their first bracelet.
The PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on hand with all the live coverage from Thursday starting at 2 p.m. local time as we look to crown the Event #38 champion. While you wait for the updates to return, check out 14th-place finisher Steve Zolotow's episode of My First WSOP:
John Monnette completed and Chris George defended his bring-in before betting fourth and fifth. Monnette called fourth and then raised fifth to 40,000 before George made it three-bets to go and Monnette called all in for his last 8,000.
Monnette: / /
George: / /
Steve Zolotow, George Danzer and John Monnette saw fourth street with Monnette folding to a Danzer bet. Zolotow called, and then called on fifth before calling all-in on sixth.
Zolotow: / /
Danzer: / /
With Zolotown unable to beat Danzer's pair of aces and six-four low, he headed to the rail in 14th place.
On fourth street, Matt Glantz called all in for his last 9,000 following a Jeff Lisandro bet. Calvin Anderson also called, but then folded on fifth as each player's board ran out as follows:
Glantz: / /
Lisandro: / /
Anderson: / (folded on fifth)
With Glantz unable to find an ace on seventh, he headed to the rail in 15th place for a $22,244 payday.
Todd Brunson completed and Richard Sklar defended his bring-in before betting fourth and fifth with Brunson calling all-in on fifth.
Sklar found the on seventh and Brunson spiked the to keep him alive.