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
|2018||Dan Matsuzuki||United States||$364,387||$10,000||141||$1,325,400|
|2017||Chris Vitch||United States||$320,103||$10,000||125||$1,175,000|
|2013||Mike Matusow||United States||$266,503||$5,000||210||$987,000|
|2012||Adam Friedman||United States||$269,037||$5,000||212||$996,400|
|2011||Eric Rodawig||United States||$442,183||$10,000||168||$1,579,200|
|2010||Frank Kassela||United States||$447,446||$10,000||170||$1,598,000|
|2007||Eli Elezra||United States||$198,984||$3,000||236||$651,360|