Event 15: $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better
Event 15: $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better
Day 1 completed

Chris Tryba Leads After Day 1

[user68268] • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Chris Tryba (Event 7) is the Day 1 chip leader
Chris Tryba (Event 7) is the Day 1 chip leader

After eight levels of play, Day 1 of Event 15: $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better is in the books. A total of 212 players ponied up $5,000 to play today, generating a prize pool of $996,400. The top 24 players will receive a minimum of $9,675, each member of the final table is guaranteed $27,012 and the winner will take home a whopping $269,037.

Chris Tryba, who already has two top-seventeen finishes in Stud events at the 2012 World Series of Poker, leads the remaining 137 players with 63,600 chips, but biting at his heels are Phil Ivey, Bryan Devonshire, Abe Mosseri, Allen Bari, Chad Brown, Todd Brunson and his father Doyle Brunson.

There were a few notable players who were unable to make it through the day, including Maria Ho, Matt Glantz, Jeffrey Lisandro, Jon Turner, Shaun Deeb and Jon Aguiar.

For "Texas Dolly", this was his first event played at the 2012 WSOP. The 10-time bracelet winner has been very public on Twitter about why he’s playing so few events and it was great to see him back in action. When he first sat down at the beginning of Level 5, Nolan Dalla announced his presence over the P.A. system, and the Godfather of Poker" received a well-deserved round of applause. Perhaps he can run his stack up on Day 2 tomorrow, and take a shot at Phil Hellmuth’s record of eleven WSOP gold bracelets.

Ivey locked up his first cash of the 2012 WSOP earlier today when he won his table in Event 14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout, and he’s also got a large stack in this event. He won a massive, four-way pot with quad sixes during one of the first levels of play. Ivey started the hand rolled up, and was dealt the fourth sixth on fifth street. Nobody qualified for the low, and Ivey scooped the whole kit-n-kaboodle. Tomorrow, he'll once again be double dipping with two events, which was been common this WSOP.

Day 2 begins at 2:00 PM local time tomorrow. Be sure to check back on PokerNews.com for all of your up-to-the-minute updates from the 2012 WSOP. Good night from Vegas!

Tags: Chris Tryba

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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Chris Tryba us 63,600 -9,400
Brian Twete us 54,800
David Grey 54,700 9,700
Calvin Anderson us 50,500
Andrew Finkernagel 48,900
Jesse Martin us 47,300 6,300
Tuan Vo 46,300
Drew Scott 46,200
Mike Gorodinsky us 45,900 9,900
Todd Brunson us 45,800 5,800
Andrey Pateychuk ru 44,400 5,400
Barry Greenstein us 43,500 33,500
Bryan Devonshire us 43,100 -3,400
Nikolai Yakovenko ru 40,800 26,300
Phil Ivey us 40,100 -7,900
Eli Elezra us 39,900 20,150
Cyndy Violette us 38,900 -600
John Bunch us 36,800
Stephen Su 36,800 20,800
Allen Bari us 36,700 5,700
Daniel Shak 36,500
Chad Brown us 36,400 -5,600
Viacheslav Zhukov ru 35,800
Igor Sharaskin ru 35,800
Huck Seed us 35,000 20,000

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"What's Abe Got?"

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"I'll bet against anybody in any event - except for Ivey."
"I'll bet against anybody in any event - except for Ivey."

During the first break of the tournament, there was a collection of players lingering around and talking about side bets. The center of attention was Abe Mosseri, who very confidently stated, "I'll bet against anybody in any event - except for Ivey."

Matt Glantz - who's seated at an adjacent table with a good view of Mosseri's stack - has been seen eying Mosseri's total all night, and Barry Greenstein just asked us, "What's Abe got?"

When we returned and told him that Mosseri has around 38,000 chips, Greenstein muttered unhappily under his breath.

Abe Mosseri us 38,000 24,600

Tags: Abe MosseriMatt GlantzBarry Greenstein