Event #5: $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better

Official End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Matthew • Level 8: 500-1,000, 0 ante
Matthew Ashton gb 57,800
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman (Allyn Shulman) US 51,500
Mike Gorodinsky us 47,100
Andrew Kelsall us 39,900
Eli Elezra us 38,700
Zimnan Ziyard gb 37,100
Lawrence Fujii us 36,300
Men Nguyen us 35,200 9,200
Andrew Brown us 34,100 -2,900
Artem Litvinov ru 33,700
Farzad Bonyadi us 33,300
James Van Alstyne us 33,200
Matt Woodward us 33,000
Max Pescatori it 33,000
Berry Johnston us 31,700
Jon Seaman us 31,200
Jeremy Harkin us 30,600
Mikhail Semin ru 30,300
George Fotiadis US 30,000
Ronald Winkelvoss us 29,400
Tom Schneider us 29,200
Mike Matusow us 29,200 15,700
Yarron Bendor us 29,000
Thomas Keller us 28,900
Allen Kessler us 28,500 21,000

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Event #5: $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better
Day 1 completed

Matthew Ashton Leads The First Mixed Event of the Summer!

• Level 8: 500-1,000, 0 ante
Matthew Ashton
Matthew Ashton

Well it was an exciting day for many of the most well known poker players in the world, as it marked the start of the Mixed Game tournaments here at the 2013 World Series of Poker. We are talking about Event 5, the $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-better, which just completed Day 1 after eight levels of play. The player at the top of the mountain with 178 left is Matthew Ashton, who bagged up 57,800 chips. By our counts, the only other player who cracked the 50k barrier was bracelet winner Allyn Shulman, who bagged up 51,500.

Play kicked off at 5 PM local time, and it wasn’t until we got near the first break that we had our first elimination. From there, we lost a few notables, including David Bach, Jason Mercier, Vanessa Selbst, Scotty Nguyen, and Phil Ivey. We also lost defending champion Oleskii Kovalchuk, who busted in one of the last hands of the night.

Despite losing these players, we have a laundry list of notables who will be moving onto day 2. This list includes Eli Elezra (38,700), Mike Matusow (29,200), Cyndy Violette (21,200), Todd Brunson (20,900), Robert Mizrachi (20,700), and Justin “Boosted J” Smith (18,900), amongst countless other notables.

The players have bagged and tagged for the night, and are off to get some much needed rest. They will return at 2 PM tomorrow to continue play. As always, the goal is to get down to a final table, but if that doesn’t happen, we will stop after ten levels of play, and come back the next day for the third and final day. Pokernews.com will of course have all the coverage of this event, and with all of the notables who are still left, it should make for an exciting, action packed day. Thanks for tuning in, and goodnight from the Rio!

End of Day Counts

• Level 8: 500-1,000, 0 ante
Matthew Ashton gb 57,800 17,800
Allyn Shulman us 51,500 7,500
Eli Elezra us 38,700 17,700
Matt Woodward us 33,000 33,000
Matt Glantz us 27,600 -2,400
Jeremy Ausmus us 26,500 1,500
Scott Clements us 25,900 16,900
Phillip Hui us 25,000 -5,000
Adam Friedman us 22,700 -2,300
Cyndy Violette us 21,200 7,200
Todd Brunson us 20,900 4,600
Robert Mizrachi us 20,700 -12,300
Mohsin Charania us 19,100 -400
Justin "Boosted J" Smith 18,900 11,400
George Danzer de 16,600 4,700
David "Bakes" Baker us 14,100 6,200
Bart Hanson us 13,800 -1,100
Brian Rast us 11,700 4,200
Amnon Filippi us 10,800 10,800
Chad Brown us 8,700 4,200
Barry Greenstein us 7,100 -3,400
Norman Chad us 7,000 7,000
David Williams us 5,000 -9,400
David "ODB" Baker us 4,800 -700
Bryan Devonshire us 4,700 -2,600

Kovalchuk Won't Defend His Title

• Level 8: 500-1,000, 0 ante

Oleskii Kovalchuk was riding a short stack for much of the second half of the day, and he lost the rest of his small stack in one of the last hands of the night. The final hand happened in Stud-8, when Kovalchuk was unable to beat the two pair that his opponent made on 6th street. There will be a new champion in this event!

Oleskii Kovalchuk Busted

Four More Hands

• Level 8: 500-1,000, 0 ante

The random card has been drawn, and we have four more hands to end the night.

Millionaires Everywhere On 366

• Level 8: 500-1,000, 0 ante

Earlier in the day, we talked about a couple tables that were quite stacked. Well as the night winds down, another table has emerged that has quite the impressive lineup. There are five players at the eight handed table that have over a million in live tournament earnings, and the five players combined have won over $14.2 million! Here's how that table looks, along with the players current chip counts.

Seat 2: Adam Friedman
Seat 4: David "ODB" Baker
Seat 5: Brian Rast
Seat 6: Jeremy Ausmus
Seat 8: Moshin Charania

Jeremy Ausmus us 25,000 19,600
Adam Friedman us 25,000 -2,000
Mohsin Charania us 19,500 19,500
Brian Rast us 7,500 -9,100
David "ODB" Baker us 5,500 -500

Showers for Mericer

• Level 8: 500-1,000, 0 ante

Jason Mericer had been nursing a shortish stack for hours, and just before the end of the last level, he busted.

Jason MercierBusted OE... Gonna try to get some sleep.. Really hoping for a long sleep sesh. 10-12 hours would be real nice then Late reg that Mill Maker
Jason Mercier us Busted
Level:
8
Limits:
500/1,000
Ante:
0