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Event #67: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

Event Info

Buy-in $10,000
Prize Pool $1,419,400
Players 151

Level Info

Level 24
Limits 80,000 / 160,000
Ante 20,000



Zhigalov Folds Seventh to Hughes

123md • Level 22: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Ryan Hughes: {x-}{x-} / {j-Hearts}{9-Spades}{q-Hearts}{8-Spades} / {x-}
Andrey Zhigalov: {x-}{x-} / {3-Spades}{j-Spades}{a-Hearts}{k-Spades} / {x-} - fold

Andrey Zhigalov was the bring-in, Ryan Hughes completed and Zhigalov called.

Hughes bet on fourth, Zhigalov called, then Zhigalov check-called bets from Hughes on fifth and sixth.

Zhigalov checked on seventh, Hughes bet and Zhigalov mulled it over for a bit before he folded.

Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
us 1,650,000 410,000
Andrey Zhigalov ru
Andrey Zhigalov
ru 1,070,000 -325,000

Tags: Andrey ZhigalovRyan Hughes

Zhigalov Scoops with Six-Low and Ace-King High

tRaMSt0p • Level 22: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Andrey Zhigalov
Andrey Zhigalov

Qinghai Pan had the bring-in and Andrey Zhigalov completed. Ryan Hughes called, as did Pan, and action checked through to fifth street.

Hughes bet, and both Pan and Zhigalov called. On sixth, Zhigalov bet and Hughes and Pan called.

Pan: {x-}{x-} / {4-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} / {x-}
Zhigalov: {x-}{x-} / {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} / {x-}
Hughes: {x-}{x-} / {6-Hearts}{6-Spades}{a-Spades}{10-Diamonds} / {x-}

On seventh, Zhigalov bet and Hughes folded. Pan called, and when Zhigalov revealed his {q-Spades}{3-Hearts}{2-Hearts} for a six-low and ace-king high, Pan couldn't beat it as he showed his {8-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{2-Clubs} for an eight-low and ten-high.

Andrey Zhigalov ru
Andrey Zhigalov
ru 1,395,000 445,000
Qinghai Pan us
Qinghai Pan
us 1,335,000 35,000
Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
us 1,240,000 -80,000

Tags: Andrey ZhigalovQinghai PanRyan Hughes

Stud Hi-Lo Championship Results

tRaMSt0p • Level 22: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

This event is the last mixed game championship of the WSOP, and is one of the most popular mixed game variants dating back to its first appearance on the WSOP schedule in 1976. This event has a long history at the WSOP, and since the relocation to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, it has undergone a few different changes. In 2007, the buy-in was upped to $3,000, and Eli Elezra collected his first WSOP bracelet. The next year the buy-in was raised to $5,000 and then in 2009 it was increased to $10,000.

Although there were two years where the buy-in was reduced to $5,000, it was increased again in 2014, and it would be George Danzer collecting the WSOP bracelet before he would repeat the feat just two years later in 2016. Some of the best stud specialists in the world have won this event in the past as the likes of Max Pescatori, Mike Matusow, Adam Friedman, Eric Rodawig, Frank Kassela, and Jeff Lisandro are all previous title holders.

In 2018, a relative unknown at the time compared to the above list of names managed to collect his first WSOP bracelet when Dan Matsuzuki defeated the 141-player field to win the $364,387 first-place prize on a final table that included Scott Bohlman, Chris Vitch, Jerry Wong, and Bryce Yockey.

$10,000 Stud Hi-Lo Championship Past Results

YearWinnerCountryPrizeBuy-InPlayersPrize Pool
2018Dan MatsuzukiUnited States$364,387$10,000141$1,325,400
2017Chris VitchUnited States$320,103$10,000125$1,175,000
2016George DanzerGermany$338,646$10,000136$1,278,400
2015Max PescatoriItaly$292,158$10,000111$1,043,400
2014George DanzerGermany$352,696$10,000134$1,259,600
2013Mike MatusowUnited States$266,503$5,000210$987,000
2012Adam FriedmanUnited States$269,037$5,000212$996,400
2011Eric RodawigUnited States$442,183$10,000168$1,579,200
2010Frank KasselaUnited States$447,446$10,000170$1,598,000
2009Jeff LisandroAustralia$431,656$10,000164$1,541,600
2008Sebastian RuthenbergGermany$328,762$5,000261$1,226,700
2007Eli ElezraUnited States$198,984$3,000236$651,360

Wolansky Doubles Through Zhu

123md • Level 22: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Steven Wolansky: {x-}{x-} / {5-Spades}{7-Hearts}{4-Clubs}
Yueqi Zhu: {x-}{x-} / {3-Spades}{8-Clubs}{2-Spades}

Yueqi Zhu was the bring-in, Steven Wolansky completed and Zhu called.

Zhu bet on fourth, Wolansky called, Zhu bet on fifth and Wolansky called all in for 65,000.

Steven Wolansky: {6-Clubs}{3-Hearts} / {5-Spades}{7-Hearts}{4-Clubs}
Yueqi Zhu: {8-Spades}{4-Spades} / {3-Spades}{8-Clubs}{2-Spades}

Here were their runouts:

Steven Wolansky: {6-Clubs}{3-Hearts} / {5-Spades}{7-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} / {k-Clubs}
Yueqi Zhu: {8-Spades}{4-Spades} / {3-Spades}{8-Clubs}{2-Spades}{a-Diamonds} / {3-Diamonds}

Wolansky had a seven-high straight and seven low, Zhu couldn't beat wither and Wolansky scooped the double.

Yueqi Zhu cn
Yueqi Zhu
cn 660,000 -175,000
Steven Wolansky us
Steven Wolansky
us 430,000 190,000

Tags: Steven WolanskyYueqi Zhu

Hughes and Wolansky Chop

123md • Level 22: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Ryan Hughes: {x-}{x-} / {2-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Steven Wolansky: {x-}{x-} / {4-Hearts}{4-Spades}{6-Clubs}

Ryan Hughes was the bring-in, action folded all the way to Steven Wolansky who completed and Hughes defended on his immediate left.

Wolansky check-called a bet on fourth street before his remaining chip were committed on fifth.

Ryan Hughes: {10-Spades}{3-Diamonds} / {2-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Steven Wolansky: {8-Hearts}{5-Hearts} / {4-Hearts}{4-Spades}{6-Clubs}

Here were their runouts:

Ryan Hughes: {10-Spades}{3-Diamonds} / {2-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} / {8-Spades}
Steven Wolansky: {8-Hearts}{5-Hearts} / {4-Hearts}{4-Spades}{6-Clubs}{10-Clubs} / {6-Hearts}

Hughes backed into an eight-seven low, Wolansky's pair and low draw only improved to sixes and fours, and the pot was chopped.

Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
us 1,320,000 20,000
Steven Wolansky us
Steven Wolansky
us 240,000 30,000

Tags: Ryan HughesSteven Wolansky

Location Change

tRaMSt0p • Level 22: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Currently the remaining nine players are battling it out in the gold section of the Amazon Room.

The players spoke with Mori Eskandani and the Tournament Director, and asked if they could relocate to the mini-feature table.

With ESPN and PokerGO spending the last few days updating the main feature table and two secondary tables, the mini-feature table hasn't been affected, and the final nine players will conclude the tournament from under the bright lights of the mini-feature table.

Final Table
Final Table

Zhigalov Scoops with River All In

tRaMSt0p • Level 22: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Ryan Hughes had the bring-in and Yueqi Zhu completed. Andrey Zhigalov made it two bets, and both Hughes and Zhu called.

Zhu bet out on fourth street and Zhigalov raised. Hughes folded, and Zhu called.

On fifth, Zhigalov bet and Zhu called before sixth checked through.

Hughes: {x-}{x-} / {3-Hearts}{j-Hearts} (folded on fourth)
Zhu: {x-}{x-} / {6-Hearts}{2-Spades}{k-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} / {x-}
Zhigalov: {x-}{x-} / {a-Spades}{9-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{7-Clubs} / {x-}

On seventh, Zhu checked and Zhigalov bet his last 70,000. Zhu folded.

Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
us 1,025,000 -95,000
Andrey Zhigalov ru
Andrey Zhigalov
ru 860,000 420,000
Yueqi Zhu cn
Yueqi Zhu
cn 815,000 -355,000

Tags: Andrey ZhigalovRyan HughesYueqi Zhu


Dinner Break

tRaMSt0p • Level 21: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

The remaining nine players are headed on a 60-minute dinner break.

Play will resume at approximately 9:40 p.m. (PDT)

Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
us 1,840,000 -220,000
Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
au 1,480,000 350,000
Qinghai Pan us
Qinghai Pan
us 1,405,000 165,000
Yueqi Zhu cn
Yueqi Zhu
cn 1,170,000 -5,000
Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
us 1,120,000 -160,000
Mike Wattel us
Mike Wattel
us 805,000 -170,000
Larry Bernstein us
Larry Bernstein
us 450,000 -185,000
Andrey Zhigalov ru
Andrey Zhigalov
ru 440,000 -340,000
Steven Wolansky us
Steven Wolansky
us 325,000 120,000