2018 World Series of Poker

Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed - $888,888 Guaranteed 1st Place
Jours 1b
Event Info

2018 World Series of Poker

Main Gagnante
Event Info
Info Niveau
500,000 / 1,000,000

Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed - $888,888 Guaranteed 1st Place

Jour 1b terminé

Matthew Schreiber Among Top Stacks on Day 1b, Inaugural Crazy Eights Champion Hung Le Advances to Day 2 of $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em

Niveau 24 : 2,500/5,000, 500 ante
Hung Le
Hung Le

The second of four starting flights of Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em Eight-Handed drew a total of 1,908 entries, but just 90 bagged chips at the conclusion of play.

One of the top stacks in the room is the one that belongs to bracelet winner Matthew Schreiber with 662,000. Schreiber accumulated the vast majority of his chips in the final level of the night in a massive clash with Debi Hinton. Schreiber held ace-four and rivered trips on a king-high board. Hinton, who held pocket fives, shoved into Schreiber and the bracelet winner called to soar high

Another large stack belongs to Troy Southerland (519,000), who won an enormous pot with a set of threes just before the last break of the night.

Day 1a, which began at 10am Saturday morning, drew 1,703 entries, so there have been a combined total of 3,611 thus far. With two more starting flights left to be played on Sunday, July 1, that number is expected to grow substantially. All surviving players will combine for Day 2 action on Monday, July 2. When play resumes, blinds will be 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000-chip ante.

Several familiar faces advanced alongside the chip leaders, including Nissar Quraishi (377,000), Jiri Horak (199,000), Shai Zurr (87,000), and Galen Hall (64,000). Hung Le, who won this event in 2016, advanced to Day 2 with a stack of 148,000.

Unfortunately, not all the fan favorites were fortunate enough to survive the day. Greg Raymer, Joseph Cheong, Shaun Deeb, Faraz Jaka, Alex Foxen, and DJ MacKinnon all left empty-handed, while Scott Bohlman, David Bach, Andrew Barber, Louise Butler, and Sebastian Pauli departed with consolation prizes. A total of 287 players made the min-cash in this flight, which was good for $1,331.

Check back here for continuing coverage of Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em Eight-Handed and throughout the 2018 World Series of Poker from the PokerNews Live Reporting team.

Tags: Alex FoxenAndrew BarberDavid BachDJ MacKinnonFaraz JakaGalen HallGreg RaymerHung LeJiri HorakJoseph CheongLouise ButlerMatthew SchreiberNissar QuraishiScott BohlmanSebastian PauliShai ZurrShaun DeebTroy Southerland

End of Day 1b Chip Counts (complet)

Niveau 24 : 2,500/5,000, 500 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Raymond Trujillo us
Raymond Trujillo
Day 1B Chip Leader
Matthew Schreiber us
Matthew Schreiber
662,000 662,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Troy Southerland us
Troy Southerland
519,000 214,000
[Removed:265] us
433,000 433,000
Jed Hoffman us
Jed Hoffman
378,000 96,000
Nissar Quraishi us
Nissar Quraishi
377,000 377,000
Chad Mizner us
Chad Mizner
356,000 356,000
Brett Apter us
Brett Apter
356,000 356,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Orestis Kanakopoulos gr
Orestis Kanakopoulos
348,000 348,000
Bjorn Ostby au
Bjorn Ostby
318,000 318,000
Christos Xanthopoulos gr
Christos Xanthopoulos
300,000 300,000
Ap Garza us
Ap Garza
280,000 280,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Farhad Sinaei us
Farhad Sinaei
263,000 263,000
Men Nguyen us
Men Nguyen
256,000 21,000
WSOP 7X Winner
Benjamin Reinhart us
Benjamin Reinhart
245,000 245,000
Beka Iordanishvili ua
Beka Iordanishvili
236,000 236,000
Pablo Orellano ar
Pablo Orellano
225,000 225,000
Jeevan Nomula us
Jeevan Nomula
209,000 209,000
Fernando Vianna Da Costa br
Fernando Vianna Da Costa
207,000 207,000
Quan Tran us
Quan Tran
204,000 204,000
Georgios Angelo Tavoularis gr
Georgios Angelo Tavoularis
204,000 204,000
Jiri Horak cz
Jiri Horak
199,000 199,000
Daniel Chuprun us
Daniel Chuprun
198,000 198,000
Jayaram Kovoorchathoth us
Jayaram Kovoorchathoth
196,000 196,000
Christian Liel de
Christian Liel
193,000 193,000

Lire Plus

Le Stacks Pauli, Eights Everywhere

Niveau 24 : 2,500/5,000, 500 ante
Sebastian Pauli
Sebastian Pauli

Sebastian Pauli got the last of his short stack in before the flop from middle position against Hung Le, who was in early position.

Sebastian Pauli: {A-Spades}{J-Hearts}
Hung Le: {8-}{8-}

Pauli was racing for his tournament life and needed help from the deck to survive. The board ran out {7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{6-}{5-Spades}{8-} and the 2016 Crazy Eights winner took the pot with eights full to send Pauli to the payout desk.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Hung Le us
Hung Le
142,000 12,000
Sebastian Pauli de
Sebastian Pauli

Tags: Hung LeSebastian Pauli

Niveau: 24

Blinds: 2,500/5,000

Ante: 500

Nguyen Staying Aggressive

Niveau 23 : 2,000/4,000, 500 ante

With a substantial pot already brewing and the board reading {K-Hearts}{8-Spades}{4-Diamonds} the player under the gun bet 15,500 and Men Nguyen raised to 40,000 from middle position. After a bit of time in the tank, the under-the-gun player folded, and Nguyen took the pot.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Men Nguyen us
Men Nguyen
235,000 -90,000
WSOP 7X Winner

Tags: Men Nguyen

Niveau: 23

Blinds: 2,000/4,000

Ante: 500