Event #13: $5,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better
Event #13: $5,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better
Day 1 completed

Woodward Leads as 130 Advance to Day 2

[user153638] • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Matt Woodward
Matt Woodward

The first $5,000 buy-in non-hold’em event of the 2013 World Series of Poker, Event #13: $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better, kicked off today as 210 players (down two from 2012) packed the Orange Section of the Amazon to play eight one-hour levels. By the end of the night, 130 players remained with Matt Woodward and his stack of 59,700 leading the way.

Others still in contention with decent stacks include Yuval Bronshtein (57,200), Ilya Gorodetskiy (56,300), Gavin Smith (51,900), Matt Lefkowitz (50,300), David Bach (49,700), Toby Hausen (49,300), Sanjay Pandya (49,000), Kevin Vo (48,500), Mike Leah (46,900), Michael Chow (45,900) and Maria Ho (44,000).

The day began with a number of notables in the field including legendary Stud champion and four-time WSOP bracelet winner Artie Cobb; bracelet winner Cheech Barbaro; 2012 WSOP Event #4 $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8 or Better champ Cory Zeidman; and noted poker theorist David Sklansky. Of those only Barbaro failed to advance.

Speaking of players to go, George Danzer was the first elimination of the day, though he wouldn't be the last. Among those to hit the rail on Day 1 were Frank Kassela, John Monnette, Chris Tryba, Greg Raymer, Mike Gorodinsky, Alexander Kostritsyn, Calvin Anderson, Scott Seiver, Chino Rheem, Layne Flack, Vanessa Selbst and Phil Ivey just to name a few.

Day 2 action will kick off at 2:00 p.m. PST on Thursday, so join us then as we bring you all the action and eliminations from the premiere Stud Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better event of the summer.

Tags: Matt Woodward

Official Chip Counts (full)

Matthew • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Matt Woodward us 58,700 58,700
Yuval Bronshtein il 57,200 3,200
Ilya Gorodetskiy 56,300 56,300
Gavin Smith us 51,900 21,900
Matt Lefkowitz 50,300 -14,700
David Bach us 49,700 5,700
Toby Hausen 49,300 14,300
Tuan Vo US 48,500 48,500
Mike Leah ca 46,900 16,900
Michael Chow us 45,900
Maria Ho us 44,000 21,000
Jared Talarico us 43,800 -200
Todd Ickow us 43,400 43,400
Farzad Bonyadi us 42,300 8,300
Jose-Luis Velador US 42,100 42,100
Sanjay Pandya 40,900 40,900
Naseem Salem 40,800 40,800
Daniel Negreanu ca 40,200
Scott Anderson us 39,600 39,600
Tony Cousineau us 39,000 5,000
Todd Brunson us 38,500 26,500
Alexey Makarov ru 37,600 37,600
Richard Chiovari us 37,500 37,500
Joshua Karnad 37,000 37,000
Eric Buchman us 36,200 -5,800

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Five More Hands

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The tournament staff has just announced that each table will play five more hands before calling it a night. We're off to catch any last-minute hands and to compile a list of end-of-the-day chip counts. Stayed tuned for those and a recap of the Day 1 action.

Friedman Calls Down Verkaik

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We didn't see the hand, but defending champ Adam Friedman informed us that he had just won a healthy 14,000 pot. According to him, he started with pocket fours and failed to improve as Nick Verkaik, who finished 13th in this very event last year for $14,009, fired each street.

Nonetheless, Friedman called him down and was right. His fours were good and he scooped the pot. Making tough calls is certainly one way to become champion.

Adam Friedman us 25,000 3,000

Tags: Adam FriedmanNick Verkaik

Can They Repeat?

• Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Unlike many tournament fields in the modern poker era, the Stud Hi-Low event allows notable professionals one of the best chances at winning another gold bracelet. Stud Hi-Low is one of the more obscure and technical poker games, the finer nuances of which are usually only known to hardened professionals.

As we near the end of day 1, here are some notable players that cashed in the 2012 event and are going for a repeat in 2013: Adam Friedman (1st - $269,037), Todd Brunson (2nd - $166,269), Phil Ivey (7th - $34,595), Phil Hellmuth (15th - $11,637), Eli Elezra (19th - $9,675) and Andy Bloch (21st - $9,675).

Tags: Adam FriedmanAndy BlochEli ElezraPhil HellmuthPhil IveyTodd Brunson

Glantz Scoops

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We didn't catch the action, but we did arrive at the table just in time to watch Matt Glantz being pushed a pot of right around 10,000. His opponent's cards had already been mucked, but we do know that Glantz scooped with a flush holding {j-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{q-Spades}{6-Clubs} / {q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{5-Spades}.

Matt Glantz us 20,000 9,000

Tags: Matt Glantz

Say Goodbye To...

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There's only one level left in the night, and the eliminations are beginning to pick up. Below is a look at some of those who've been bounced from the tournament.

Kevin MacPheeBusto the 5k Stud8. Time for sleeeeeeeeeeep...
Kevin MacPhee us Busted
Ken Aldridge us Busted
Allen Kessler us Busted
Justin Smith us Busted
Layne Flack us Busted

The Defending Champ Gives it Up

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Adam Friedman: {x-}{x-} / {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{k-Spades}{6-Clubs} / {x-}
David Chiu: {x-}{x-} / {10-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} / {x-}

We caught the action on fourth street when David Chiu and Adam Friedman, the latter being the defending champion, both checked. Friedman then checked fifth and Chiu bet 1,000. Friedman woke up with a check-raise to 2,000, Chiu called and then both players returned to checking on sixth.

Friedman checked yet again on seventh, and Chiu took the opportunity to bet 1,000. "Wow," Friedman said before thinking for about 30 seconds. "You're the best, David," Friedman added before folding his hand.

David Chiu us 30,000 5,000
Adam Friedman us 22,000 -11,000

Tags: Adam FriedmanDavid Chiu