World Series of Poker Europe

Event #25: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Event #25: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Jour 1 terminé

Eli Elezra Among Top Stacks After Day 1

mnuwwarah • Niveau 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Eli Elezra
Eli Elezra

He says he never bluffs, but whatever he does, Eli Elezra showed he can accumulate chips yet again as he bagged one of the bigger stacks at the close of Day 1 of Event #25: $1,500 Stud Hi-Lo at the 2018 World Series of Poker.

That's what Elezra told Adam Owen, anyway, when they played a big pot near the end of the night with Elezra showing open threes. Owen opted to fold on sixth street and Elezra showed him the three of clubs en route to finishing the night with 71,500, not even a small blind behind chipleader Trent Gundrum (72,000).

Elezra is off to a fantastic start at this WSOP. The three-time bracelet winner nearly nabbed his fourth when he finished runner-up to Paul Volpe in the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship for $258,297. He's put himself in position for a third cash here and the possibility of another deep run.

Interestingly, Elezra's wife Hila also made it through with 7,300. Eli said it was the only tournament she'd likely be playing.

Day 1 of the event saw registration come to a close at the beginning of Level 9, and the turnout proved to be almost a mirror image of last year with just one more player showing up to make it 596 total. That means the first-place prize has barely budged and will be $173,528 along with a gold WSOP bracelet.

About 190 of those runners punched Day 2 tickets.

Some players who will have a decent shot at that prize due to bagging solid stacks included unofficial chip leader Max Hoffman (78,700), Nick Kost (49,600), Matt Savage (46,700), John Holley (38,900), Brian Hastings (37,400) and Frankie O'Dell (37,000).

On the other hand, Chris Vitch, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Benny Glaser, Chris Ferguson and Justin Bonomo were among those failing to get much going and hitting the exits early.

Remaining players return Tuesday at 2 p.m. local time for more split-pot action. Come back to PokerNews then for more coverage of the event.

Tags: Eli Elezra

End of Day 1 Chip Counts (complet)

mnuwwarah • Niveau 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Miranda6031John HolleyUnited States38,900
Miranda6032Shaun DeebUnited States27,100
Miranda6033Albert ShimUnited States34,600
Miranda6034Aristide CarozzaUnited States18,900
Miranda6035David FunkhouserUnited States41,500
Miranda6036Richard RadfordUnited States19,300
Miranda6037Anton SmirnovRussia23,300
Miranda6038Jimmy FrickeUnited States23,100
      
Miranda6041Robert MizrachiUnited States13,900
Miranda6042Steven MetzgerUnited States5,900
Miranda6043Nicholas MitchellUnited States5,500
Miranda6044Jonathan HartUnited States19,000
Miranda6045Larry WrightUnited States25,500
Miranda6046Timothy BurtUnited States12,800
Miranda6047Peter JanickiCanada55,800
Miranda6048Larry ColtUnited States23,700
      
Miranda6051Kenneth PoUnited States12,800
Miranda6052Tom McCormickUnited States67,400
Miranda6053David BairdUnited States2,800
Miranda6054Alex DovzhenkoUkraine18,600
Miranda6055Per HildebrandSweden22,000
Miranda6056Sergey SelinRussia9,600
Miranda6057Karen LongfellowUnited States3,900
Miranda6058Mike KrescankoUnited States31,600
      
Miranda6061Bruno FitoussiFrance32,700
Miranda6062Thomas BessoirUnited States18,700
Miranda6063Shirley RosarioUnited States36,600
Miranda6064James WilliamsUnited States34,800
Miranda6065Jan SteinUnited States16,000
Miranda6066Yarom LimorUnited States1,700
Miranda6067James HaganUnited States10,400
Miranda6068John EspositoUnited States21,000
      
Miranda6071Gerard RechnitzerUnited States19,500
Miranda6072Jeff MadsenUnited States47,100
Miranda6073Nickolai OrlovUnited States4,100
Miranda6074Mike MatusowUnited States29,200
Miranda6075Mikko HirvonenUnited Kingdom28,200
Miranda6076Esther RossiUnited States24,800
Miranda6077Joseph CoudenUnited States2,600
Miranda6078Brian HastingsUnited States37,400
      
Miranda6081DJ BuckleyUnited States22,400
Miranda6082Dmitry ChopUkraine46,700
Miranda6083Scott BohlmanUnited States47,900
Miranda6084Edmond VartughianUnited States7,200
Miranda6085Mohammadreza GolestaniUnited States9,200
Miranda6086Kinh DangUnited States19,700
Miranda6087Georgios Manousos SotiropoAustria42,500
Miranda6088James RichburgUnited States17,400
      
Miranda6091Joseph BowersUnited States6,200
Miranda6092Adam DicksonUnited States31,300
Miranda6093James HoeppnerUnited States6,200
Miranda6094Bart HansonUnited States20,900
Miranda6095Peter BrownsteinUnited States20,000
Miranda6096Yueqi ZhuChina41,600
Miranda6097Joseph GeganUnited States39,200
Miranda6098Alan MyersonUnited States59,000
      
Miranda6101Chip JettUnited States5,300
Miranda6102Danny WoolardUnited States19,700
Miranda6103J SmithUnited States11,700
Miranda6104Pj ChaUnited States62,000
Miranda6105James WoodsUnited States22,400
Miranda6106Steven EarleywineUnited States44,400
Miranda6107Charles PolkUnited States51,600
Miranda6108Benjamin DobsonUnited Kingdom57,200
      
Miranda6111Javid JavaniUnited States31,800
Miranda6112Allen KesslerUnited States21,000
Miranda6113Richard MonroeUnited States32,900
Miranda6114Scott AbramsUnited States26,000
Miranda6115Adam OwenUnited Kingdom13,900
Miranda6116James OpieUnited States34,400
Miranda6117John SchooleyUnited States7,000
Miranda6118Jerry WongUnited States6,900
      
Miranda6121Tero KilkanenFinalnd9,100
Miranda6122Sergio BragaBrazil37,000
Miranda6123John BinnsUnited States31,300
Miranda6124Daniel ZackUnited States14,400
Miranda6125Steven WolanskyUnited States35,400
Miranda6126Steven AlbiniUnited States8,900
Miranda6127Derek KadotaUnited States12,000
Miranda6128Zachary HenchUnited States30,300
      
Miranda6131Jose Paz-GutierrezBolivia32,600
Miranda6132Frankie O'DellUnited States37,000
Miranda6133Patrick LakeUnited States-
Miranda6134Philip SternheimerUnited States55,800
Miranda6135Paul SextonUnited States40,500
Miranda6136John UrpsisUnited States16,600
Miranda6137Larry RosenblumUnited States11,700
Miranda6138Perry FriedmanUnited States22,000
      
Miranda6141David ChristUnited States17,600
Miranda6142Trent GundrumUnited States72,000
Miranda6143Matt SavageUnited States46,700
Miranda6144Steven LoubeUnited States27,500
Miranda6145Bonnie RossiUnited States8,100
Miranda6146Sergey AltbreginRussia39,000
Miranda6147Gary DelucaUnited States27,900
Miranda6148Christine AntoniukUnited States24,000
      
Miranda6151Nick KostUnited States47,600
Miranda6152Gregory JamisonUnited States10,900
Miranda6153Daniel HoferUnited States19,400
Miranda6154Sherry HammersUnited States12,600
Miranda6155Ronit AharoniUnited States11,900
Miranda6156Frank KasselaUnited States38,500
Miranda6157Carol FuchsUnited States23,600
Miranda6158Nicholas KileyUnited States29,400
      
Miranda6161Delmiro ToledoUnited States21,100
Miranda6162Ray MedlinUnited States4,300
Miranda6163Alan MoonUnited States-
Miranda6164Doug LorgereeUnited States16,100
Miranda6165Richard KorbinUnited States13,500
Miranda6166Rafael LebronUnited States27,700
Miranda6167Scott GullettUnited States13,500
Miranda6168Coralee GrebeUnited States11,000
      
Miranda6171Nicholas DerkeUnited States66,400
Miranda6172DID NOT REPORT 1United States15,900
Miranda6173Steve ZolotowUnited States20,400
Miranda6174Timothy BatowUnited States20,100
Miranda6175Cheryl ParkerUnited States15,000
Miranda6176Joel TushnetUnited States13,700
Miranda6177Ashley AdamsUnited States31,000
Miranda6178David HalpernUnited States37,100
      
Miranda6181Ben YuUnited States11,200
Miranda6182Daniel IdemaCanada20,000
Miranda6183Barry GreensteinUnited States25,300
Miranda6184Amnon FilippiUnited States28,500
Miranda6185Jesse MartinUnited States36,600
Miranda6186Michael FrejkaUnited States21,400
Miranda6187Shane GieseUnited States-
Miranda6188Brian TweteUnited States13,000
      
Miranda6191Steve ChanthabouasyUnited States25,400
Miranda6192Alex LivingstonCanada45,200
Miranda6193Scott ClementsUnited States28,100
Miranda6194Andrew Van DervolgenUnited States38,800
Miranda6195Eli ElezraUnited States71,500
Miranda6196Abraham LevyUnited States7,500
Miranda6197James NelsonUnited States50,900
Miranda6198Kirill TarasenkoUnited States49,900
      
Miranda6201Dan MatsuzukiUnited States31,300
Miranda6202James IpserUnited States32,800
Miranda6203Adam HamanUnited States-
Miranda6204Don ZewinUnited States30,600
Miranda6205Bradley SullivanUnited States13,600
Miranda6206DID NOT REPORT 2United States34,100
Miranda6207Ronald McmillanUnited States4,100
Miranda6208Hila ElezraUnited States7,300
      
Miranda6211David DanheiserUnited States19,000
Miranda6212Peter MooreUnited States30,600
Miranda6213Marc FriedmanUnited States15,600
Miranda6214Chase BianchiUnited States30,900
Miranda6215Bentley RobertsUnited States19,000
Miranda6216Al BarbieriUnited States14,900
Miranda6217Owais AhmedUnited States19,200
Miranda6218Danny ScottCanada31,900
      
Miranda6221David ProciakUnited States26,300
Miranda6222Andrei KaigorodtcevRussia25,300
Miranda6223Joe AronestyUnited States24,800
Miranda6224George RechnitzerUnited States23,800
Miranda6225Calvin AndersonUnited States14,400
Miranda6226Mark FisherUnited States20,700
Miranda6227Alejandro TorresUnited States42,200
Miranda6228Matthew SmithUnited States25,900
      
Miranda6231Joseph CannonUnited States27,000
Miranda6232Marco JohnsonUnited States23,000
Miranda6233James SieversUnited States53,900
Miranda6234Ryan HimesUnited States71,600
Miranda6235Frank RussomannoUnited States13,600
Miranda6236Ahmed MohamedUnited States6,000
Miranda6237Gary KosakowskiUnited States12,400
      
Miranda6241Timothy FrazinUnited States48,200
Miranda6242Max HoffmanUnited States70,700
Miranda6243John MonnetteUnited States24,500
Miranda6244Douglas CarliUnited States19,300
Miranda6245Walter TwardusUnited States63,200
Miranda6247Brian GoddardUnited States28,600
Miranda6248Robert ComoUnited States7,300
Trent Gundrum 72,000 -3,000
Ryan Himes us 71,600 71,600
Eli Elezra us 71,500 37,500
Max Hoffman us 70,700 70,700
Tom McCormick us 67,400 67,400
Nicholas Derke us 66,400 12,400
Walter Twardus us 63,200 63,200
PJ Cha us 62,000 61,999
Alan Myerson us 59,000 59,000
Benjamin Dobson gb 57,200 57,200
Philip Sternheimer us 55,800 55,800
Peter Janicki 55,800 55,800
James Sievers us 53,900 53,900
Charles Polk 51,600 51,600
James Nelson us 50,900 50,900
Kirill Tarasenko us 49,900 49,900
Timothy Frazin us 48,200 48,200
Scott Bohlman us 47,900 12,900
Nick Kost us 47,600 27,600
Jeff Madsen us 47,100 5,100
Matt Savage us 46,700 30,700
Dmitry Chop ua 46,700 46,700
Alex Livingston ca 45,200 45,200
Steven Earleywine 44,400 44,400
Georgios Sotiropoulos GR 42,500 42,500

Lire Plus

Gundrum Assumes the Chip Lead with Six Hands to Go

[user217945] • Niveau 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Trent Gundrum: {x-}{x-}/{5-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}/{x-}
Joao Vieira: {x-}{x-}/{K-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{4-Spades}{10-Clubs}/{x-}
Opponent: {x-}{x-}/{8-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}/{x-}

Picking up the action fifth street, action had checked over to Trent Gundrum who put out a bet. He was called by Joao Vieira and one other player. Gundrum bet again on sixth and this time was only called by Vieira.

On seventh, Gundrum bet once more and Vieira thought for a bit before calling. Gundrum showed his {A-Clubs}{6-Spades}{5-Hearts} for a straight and a low and he would collect the entire pot. That allowed him to take down another pot and move to right around 75,000 chips which makes him one of the largest stacks in the room, if not the largest.

Trent Gundrum 75,000

Tags: Trent GundrumJoao Vieira

Prize Pool Revealed, $173,528 Up Top

mnuwwarah • Niveau 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Bracelet
Bracelet

Event #25 has closed registration with 596 entries, creating a prize pool of $804,600. The WSOP has determined the payouts, which will see the winner take home $173,528 while a min-cash in 90th will be worth $2,246. Check the corresponding tab above for full payout information.

Derke and Hirvonen Get Scooped

[user217945] • Niveau 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Nicholas Derke: {x-}{x-}/{9-Spades}{A-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}/{x-}
Mikko Hirvonen: {x-}{x-}/{Q-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{3-Spades}{2-Diamonds}/{x-}
Opponent: {x-}{x-}/{8-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{2-Spades}/{x-}
Ron Ware: {x-}{x-}/{7-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} (folded on fourth street)

Mikko Hirvonen completed and he was called by a player who refused to be named, Ron Ware and Nicholas Derke.

On fourth street, Derke led out after taking the betting lead. Hirvonen called as did the other player, but Ware folded. On fifth, Derke checked, only to meet a bet from Hirvonen. The other player called as did Derke. Hirvonen continued betting on sixth and both players called.

On seventh, all three players checked. Hirvonen showed {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} and Derke mucked his hand. The other player in the pot showed {2-Hearts}{7-Spades} for a full house though, and that allowed him to scoop up the pot.

When asked for his name, the player said he was supposed to be at work and didn't wish to share it.

Nicholas Derke us 54,000 54,000
Mikko Hirvonen fi 26,000 18,000

Tags: Mikko HirvonenNicholas Derke

Madsen Scoops Prociak

mnuwwarah • Niveau 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Jeff Madsen was showing two open pair and betting into David Prociak when we arrived on sixth. Madsen fired seventh as well and received a call.

Madsen: {8-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}/{8-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{9-Spades}{8-Hearts}
Prociak: {x-}{x-}/{4-Spades}{a-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}/{x-}

Madsen had the goods and Prociak sent his hand into the muck. Both players appears to be among the top stacks as the day draws to a close.

David Prociak us 45,000 4,000
Jeff Madsen us 42,000 18,700

Tags: Jeff MadsenDavid Prociak

Eli Elezra Takes Some From Owen

[user217945] • Niveau 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Eli Elezra: {x-}{x-}/{K-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{2-Hearts}/{x-}
Adam Owen: {x-}{x-}/{7-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{9-Spades}{5-Diamonds}/{x-}

Picking up the action on sixth and Eli Elezra held the betting lead. He led out with a bet and Adam Owen gave him a call.

On seventh, Elezra checked. Owen checked it behind and Elezra showed him {K-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} for two pair. Owen nodded upon seeing the hand and mucked, and that allowed Elezra to take down the pot.

Eli Elezra us 34,000 8,000
Adam Owen gb 31,200 -6,800

Tags: Eli ElezraAdam Owen

Deeb and Yu Chop Up Couden

mnuwwarah • Niveau 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

A raising war ensued between Ben Yu and Joey Couden with Shaun Deeb caught in the middle. Four players had seen fifth street after Deeb bet fourth and got three callers. Couden led into the field with {q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{10-Clubs} and got called by Deeb before Yu raised with two low cards. Couden raised back, Deeb called and Yu reraised to get his 4,700 in. The others called.

Deeb: {x-}{x-}/{8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{j-Hearts}
Yu: {x-}{x-}/{2-Spades}{9-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}
Couden: {x-}{x-}/{q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{q-Clubs}

Couden bet after pairing his queen and Deeb called. Deeb was the one betting the end though, and Couden called. That's because Deeb made a flush with {10-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{7-Hearts}, and Yu had the low with {a-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{5-Spades}, while Couden mucked and watched his money get chopped up.

Shaun Deeb us 30,200 8,200
Joey Couden us 15,000 -8,000
Ben Yu us 12,000 7,800

Tags: Ben YuShaun DeebJoey Couden

Niveau:
10
Limites:
800/1,600
Ante:
200