Day 1 completed
Day 1 completed
After the first 10 levels of the $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship, just 56 players remain with Ben Yu on top. This tournament drew a crowd of 102 players and the eventual winner will walk away $268,473 richer.
Just 16 places will get paid in this tournament and tons of top pros are in the hunt for a deep run. Australian World Series of Poker debutant James Obst sits in second place while 2011 runner-up Steve Landfish, $50,000 Players' Championship runner-up Jesse Martin, and "Miami" John Cernuto all have big stacks, too.
Henry Orenstein, inventor of the hole-card camera, did the "shuffle up and deal" at the start of the day and the 90-year-old survived the day with a very nice stack of 82,300.
The eventual winner of this tournament will not only win a gold bracelet and a ton of money, but they also get to see their name among the following list of champions.. Orenstein won this tournament in 1996, while Freddie Ellis, the 2009 champion, also remains alive.
|Year||Buy-in||Entrants||Winner||First Prize||Runner-Up||Second Prize|
|2013||$2,500||246||David Chiu||$145,520||Scott Seiver||$89,980|
|2012||$5,000||145||John Monnette||$190,826||Huu Vinh||$117,913|
|2011||$10,000||126||Betrand Grospellier||$331,639||Steve Landfish||$204,924|
|2010||$10,000||150||Men Nguyen||$394,807||Brandon Adams||$243,958|
|2009||$10,000||142||Freddie Ellis||$373,751||Eric Drache||$231,013|
|2008||$10,000||158||Eric Brooks||$415,856||Fu Wong||$259,910|
|2007||$5,000||180||Chris Reslock||$258,453||Phil Ivey||$143,820|
|2006||$5,000||183||Benjamin Lin||$256,620||Shawn Sheikhan||$171,080|
|2005||$5,000||192||Jan Sorensen||$293,275||Keith Sexton||$162,430|
|2004||$5,000||144||Joe Awada||$221,000||Marcel Luske||120,800|
|2003||$5,000||96||Men Nguyen||$178,560||Mel Judah||$102,680|
|2002||$5,000||92||Qushqar Morad||$172,960||Steven Banks||$99,460|
|2001||$5,000||104||Allen Cunningham||$201,760||Michael Danino||$100,880|
|2000||$5,000||101||David Chiu||$202,000||Ken Flaton||$101,000|
|1999||$2,500||199||David Grey||$199,000||Eli Balas||$99,500|
|1998||$5,000||104||Jan Chen||$208,000||Don Barton||$104,000|
|1997||$5,000||88||Mel Judah||$176,000||Vasilis Lazarou||$101,200|
|1996||$5,000||65||Henry Orenstein||$130,000||Humberto Brenes||$74,750|
|1995||$5,000||77||Anthony DeAngelo||$154,000||TJ Cloutier||$88,550|
|1994||$5,000||72||Roger Moore||$144,000||Adam Roberts||$82,800|
Make sure to tune back in tomorrow at 2 p.m. local time for the continuation of this tournament. The goal is to play down to a final table of eight, but with this great structure anything can happen.
On seventh street Chris Tryba bet and Todd Brunson tanked for a bit before making the call.
Brunson: / /
Tryba: / /
"Two pair," Tryba announced as he quickly showed for queens and fives. Brunson mucked and Tryba raked in the pot.
The action started with Phil Ivey who completed and Bill Chen raised. Shirley Rosario three-bet and the bring in, Ivey and Chen called.
On fourth street Chen checked to Rosario who bet, the bring in called, Ivey called and Chen called. On fifth street Chen checked again, Rosario bet, the bring in folded and both Ivey and Chen called.
Sixth street brought no difference to the betting action as Rosario kept firing after Chen had checked, but neither gentleman opted to fold. On seventh she got another bet in and Ivey folded.
Chen said, "I hope you're not rolled up," and tossed in the call.
Bring in: / --fold
Ivey: / / --fold
Chen : / /
Rosario: / /
Rosario turned over , as she was indeed rolled up and turned her hand into a full house. Chen flashed aces up and mucked his hand.
"I was hoping she had aces," Chen said, "I was encouraged when you caught that four."
"Me too," Ivey mumbled.
Rosario picked up this big pot and both Ivey and Chen are starting to get in trouble.
On seventh street Negreanu bet and his opponent went into the tank for quite a while.
Negreanu: / /
Opponent: / /
"There's like no bluffs in your range," Negreanu's opponent said.
"Haha! No bluffs in my range, I'm such a nit! I'm drinking and I just lost seven million dollars," Negreanu laughed out loud.
Eventually Negreanu got called and showed for a flush to take down the pot.
"I knew it!" Negreanu's opponent said, but the damage had been done.
With a ton of chips already in the pot we caught some raising and betting between Steve Billirakis and Bertrand Grospellier while Brian Hastings was all in.
Hastings: / /
Grospellier: / /
Billirakis: / /
On seventh street Billirakis turned over for the nut flush, Hastings busted holding and Grospellier mucked his cards. The players at the table initially thought Grospellier had a smaller flush, bust the French pro admitted he had three of a kind kings at the end.