2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
Event #40: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Days:
123

Official End of Day Chip Counts and Seat Draw for Day 2 (full)

Matthew • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
us 79,900
Jeffrey Mitseff us
Jeffrey Mitseff
us 78,100 78,100
Cole Jackson us
Cole Jackson
us 76,800
Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
us 70,800
Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
us 69,100
Tim Finne us
Tim Finne
us 66,300 66,300
Randy Ohel us
Randy Ohel
us 64,600
John Cernuto us
John Cernuto
us 62,400
Kevin Song us
Kevin Song
us 61,800 61,800
Dimitrios Magdalinos US
Dimitrios Magdalinos
US 60,700 60,700
Phillip Penn US
Phillip Penn
US 59,400 59,400
Jay Hong us
Jay Hong
us 58,500 58,500
Vasu Amarapu us
Vasu Amarapu
us 58,000 58,000
Brian Nunneley us
Brian Nunneley
us 56,500 56,500
Andrew Yeh us
Andrew Yeh
us 56,000 56,000
Christopher Miller us
Christopher Miller
us 55,000 55,000
John Holley us
John Holley
us 54,900 23,300
Scott Abrams us
Scott Abrams
us 54,300 54,300
Adam Friedman us
Adam Friedman
us 51,400
Hal Rotholz us
Hal Rotholz
us 50,600 50,600
Doug Saab us
Doug Saab
us 50,600 50,600
Kevin Iacofano us
Kevin Iacofano
us 50,500
Christine Antoniuk us
Christine Antoniuk
us 49,400 49,400
Charles Barker us
Charles Barker
us 49,400 49,400
Dave Stann us
Dave Stann
us 49,300 49,300

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Event #40: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Day 1 completed

Five-Year Record Turns Out for Stud Hi-Lo; Madsen Leads After Day 1

mnuwwarah • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante
Jeff Madsen
Jeff Madsen

Either stud hi-lo is aging like a fine wine and picking up in popularity, or there was a dearth of attractive poker events around Las Vegas on Tuesday.

A total of 595 players turned up for Event #40: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo, a five-year high by a considerable amount for the age-old event. That's an increase of 74 players from 2016, and almost 40 better than the 558 who turned out in 2013 and 2014.

When the dust settled, about 140 players had made it through 10 levels of play to put chips in bags. Foremost among them was Jeff Madsen, with a final count of 79,900. Jeff Mitseff (78,100), Cole Jackson (76,800), Chris Ferguson (70,800), and Ryan Hughes (69,100) also bagged big stacks.

Madsen, the 2006 WSOP Player of the Year, already has four bracelets and is looking to add to that tally. About midway through the day, he played a sizable pot with Cal Anderson and made a very strong two-way hand with an ace-high club flush and a wheel for low that scooped the pot. He was one of the more active players at his table and seemed to have a fairly steady stack of over 60,000 for most of the latter part of the night.

Some other players who made it through included Randy Ohel, "Miami" John Cernuto, Adam Friedman, Joe Hachem, Mike Watson, Justin Bonomo, and last year's runner-up, Brandon Shack-Harris. John Monnette, James Obst, Scott Clements, Stephen Chidwick, David Bach, Anderson and James Woods were some of those who headed for the exits and planned their next tournament efforts.

Obst was coming off of bubbling the official final table in the $5,000 Six-Max.

Also on Day 1, the WSOP staff posted a prize pool for the event. The winner will bank $173,228 and a gold WSOP bracelet, and 90 places will be paid overall, so the money should be reached a few levels into Day 2.

To find out who those players who make the money will be, come back to PokerNews at 2 p.m. Wednesday for Day 2 coverage of this event. A full Day 2 seat draw can be found at WSOP.com.

Tags: Jeff Madsen

Selected Chip Counts at the End of Day 1

Jan_Kores • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
us 79,900 11,900
Jeff Mitseff US
Jeff Mitseff
US 78,100
Cole Jackson us
Cole Jackson
us 76,800 6,800
Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
us 70,800 56,400
Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
us 69,100
Randy Ohel us
Randy Ohel
us 64,600 31,200
John Cernuto us
John Cernuto
us 62,400
Adam Friedman us
Adam Friedman
us 51,400 17,400
Kevin Iacofano us
Kevin Iacofano
us 50,500 31,500
Nacho Barbero ar
Nacho Barbero
ar 49,000 -7,000
Carol Fuchs us
Carol Fuchs
us 46,700 18,400
Phil Hui us
Phil Hui
us 43,400
Joe Hachem au
Joe Hachem
au 40,000 -7,000
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 39,700 -3,300
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 39,500 -1,500
Valentin Vornicu us
Valentin Vornicu
us 35,700 15,500
Brandon Shack-Harris us
Brandon Shack-Harris
us 35,700 8,700
Ted Forrest us
Ted Forrest
us 35,100 13,100
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
us 34,000
Mikhail Semin ru
Mikhail Semin
ru 33,300 12,300
Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
us 33,200 -4,800
John Racener us
John Racener
us 32,800 10,800
Dzmitry Urbanovich pl
Dzmitry Urbanovich
pl 32,600 -400
Max Pescatori it
Max Pescatori
it 32,200 -8,000
Allen Kessler us
Allen Kessler
us 31,700 -13,300

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Tags: Jeff MadsenBrandon Shack-HarrisCarol FuchsTed ForrestRandy Ohel

Six More Hands Before Bagging

Jan_Kores • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante

The tournament clock has been paused with 10 minutes left in the last level, and last six hands have been announced for each table.

Barbero Scoops With Two Pair

Jan_Kores • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante

John Racener completed with the {6-Hearts} and Nacho Barbero came along with the {8-Clubs}. Another two players joined the party, including a player with the {6-Diamonds}. The fourth player folded on fifth street.

Fourth street was checked through but Racener and Barbero faced a bet on both fifth and sixth streets, and the two famous players both continued towards the river.

This time it was Barbero who fired to the pot, and he received a snap-call from his left-hand opponent. Racener thought for a moment but eventually released his cards.

John Racener: {X-}{X-} / {6-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{J-Hearts} (folded on seventh street)
Nacho Barbero: {X-}{X-} / {8-Clubs}{7-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}
Third player: {X-}{X-} / {6-Spades}{2-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{6-Clubs}

Barbero announced "Tens and fives!" in a winning tone, and he was right. His opponent couldn't beat the {10-Spades}{5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} in Barbero's hand and the Argentinian scooped a nice pot to add a decent chunk to his stack.

Nacho Barbero ar
Nacho Barbero
ar 56,000
John Racener us
John Racener
us 22,000 9,000

Tags: Nacho BarberoJohn Racener

Top Chip Counts

mnuwwarah • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante

Cole Jackson, Jeff Madsen and Jeffrey Mitseff appear to be the players most likely to wind up with the chip lead at this juncture.

Cole Jackson us
Cole Jackson
us 70,000
Jeff Mitseff US
Jeff Mitseff
US 70,000
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
us 68,000 3,000

Vitch Scoops With a Straight

Jan_Kores • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante

Chris Vitch started a hand with a complete with the {7-Spades} and the action folded to the bring-in who raised with the {2-Spades}. Vitch called and his opponent then check-called on fourth street.

Fifth street saw Vitch's rival lead out as he paired up his deuces, and Vitch called. The betting fight continued on sixth street where Vitch raised his opponent, earning a call.

Vitch bet the river too and received yet another call.

Chris Vitch: {X-}{X-} / {7-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Opponent: {X-}{X-} / {2-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{K-Spades}

"Straight," Vitch said, convinced he was the winner. He turned over {9-Hearts}{8-Spades}{5-Clubs} for a ten-high straight and scooped the pot.

Chris Vitch us
Chris Vitch
us 27,000 -1,700

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Hachem Chops One

mnuwwarah • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante

There was a huge pot in the middle between three players, including Joe Hachem, on seventh street. One player with four low cards bet on the end.

Hachem: {x-}{x-}/{2-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{j-Clubs}/{x-}
Bettor: {x-}{x-}/{6-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{3-Spades}/{x-}
Third player: {x-}{x-}/{3-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{7-Spades}/{x-}

One player called, and Hachem popped in a raise. The bettor called, and the third player thought awhile before calling as well. Hachem rolled over {10-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{4-Spades} for a flush but no low The initial bettor had a low with {8-}{4-}{2-}, and he took the other half of the pot.

Joe Hachem au
Joe Hachem
au 47,000 7,000

Tags: Joe Hachem