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

Boosted J, Little Bust Eslami

• Level 9: 600-1,200, 100 ante

Little: {x-}{8-Clubs} / {6-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{4-Spades} / {x-}
Lewis: (x)(x) / {5-Clubs}{3-Spades}{10-Diamonds} FOLDED
Smith: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs} / {q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{a-Hearts} / {9-Clubs}
Eslami: {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades} / {3-Clubs}{9-Spades}{2-Hearts}{2-Clubs}

Ali Eslami was all in on third street, and found three callers in Barbara Lewis, Jonathan Little, and Justin Smith. Smith bet out on fourth street, and Lewis and Little called. On fifth, Smith and Little got in a raising war that found Little all in, while Lewis got out of the way. Little had a made low, while Smith had trip queens. Eslami had two pair, and would need to improve. He couldn't, and Little and Smith split the knockout, while Eslami headed for the rail.

Tags: Justin SmithJonathan Little

Greenstein Eliminated

• Level 9: 600-1,200, 100 ante

Greenstein: {4-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} / {A-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} / {9-Hearts}
Sigel: {A-}{x-} / {4-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds} / {7-Hearts}

Barry Greenstein was all by sixth with a 8-6-4-3-A low and a flush draw but missed the high hand, Michael Sigel already had a pair of fours and needed a seven or better to scoop the pot, he picked out the seven and his 7-6-5-4-A was good for the low as well.

Tags: Barry Greenstein

Cunningham Cut Down

• Level 9: 600-1,200, 100 ante

Allen Cunningham entered the day with just around 3,800, and he is amongst a handful of short stacks that have suffered a very early end to their day.


We Are Back!

Cyndy Violette- Day 1 Chip Leader
Cyndy Violette- Day 1 Chip Leader

Hello everyone! We are back at the Rio for Day 2 of Event #25: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or better. Yesterday, 606 players entered with the hopes of winning a gold bracelet, and of those players, 172 remain. We have a tie at the top of the leader board, with well known pro Cyndy Violette sharing the top spot with Hernan Novick, with each player holding 43,400 in chips.

There are plenty of other players who are still in contention for that coveted bracelet and the $200,459 first place prize. Tom Dwan is sitting at 35,500, Norman Chad at 33,400, and Frank Kassela with 32,100. Other players like Mike Sexton, Jason Mercier, Alex Kravchenko, and the Prince of Poker himself Scotty Nguyen are still in contention with plenty of chips.

Play is set to get underway at 3 pm local time. The plan is to play a full 10 levels, and when play is over, the remaining players will return tomorrow to try and play down to a winner. We here at Pokernews will be bringing you all the action action, and every chopped pot, as we get ready for Day 2 of the $1500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better!

Day 2 Table and Seat Draw

3491Filippos Stavrakis6,600
3492Frank Kassela32,100
3493Mel Judah5,900
3494Gerard Rechnitzer15,200
3495Brett Richey13,000
3496Aaron Duczak1,700
3497Scotty Nguyen20,100
3498Michael Botwin20,200
3541Peter Moore1,900
3542Doug Saab6,700
3543Ahmad Yaghoubi17,700
3544Martin Raschkovan8,000
3545Alexander Kravchenko21,800
3546David Levi33,100
3547Mallory Smith6,600
3548Toto Leonidas9,800
3551Raul Paez10,500
3552Peter Charalambous7,600
3553John Larochelle13,500
3554David Chiu18,500
3555Joseph Smeraglia11,100
3556Tianxiong Fu2,400
3557Robert Toft9,100
3558Noah Boeken14,800
3561Tyson Marks30,000
3562Hernan Salazar31,700
3563Jari Pekka Komulainen19,700
3564Hani Awad12,800
3565Bryan Micon12,700
3566George Rechnitzer9,300
3567Fernando Bracelli19,600
3568Daniel Didech12,400
3571Michael Sigel41,500
3572Ruy Heim18,100
3573Allen Cunningham3,800
3574Barry Greenstein8,800
3575Sean Urban21,900
3576Artie Cobb16,200
3577Mark Gregorich14,700
3578Ashton Griffin16,800
3581William Smith7,400
3582Michael Eckstut14,000
3583Jonathan Vuong25,900
3584Chris Bell16,800
3585David Keller19,900
3586James Newberry8,800
3587Chris Tryba31,900
3588Hernan Novick43,400
3591Norman Chad33,400
3592Edmond Schwartz22,700
3593Matthew Kelly17,200
3594Sam Abueid13,500
3595Shane Giese13,400
3596Charles Huffines10,000
3597Mark Dickstein20,500
3598Maksim Karandeyev17,300
3601Thomas III Hunt18,400
3602Jeff Madsen1,800
3603Matt Savage12,400
3604Yuval Bronshtein10,400
3605Cyndy Violette43,400
3606Francesco Barbaro18,900
3607Mark Sykes7,800
3608DID NOT REPORT13,800
3611Rostislav Tsodikov13,300
3612Andrew Hallenbeck11,700
3613Jim Paluszek8,000
3614Ryon Nicholson19,800
3615Thor Hansen11,400
3616Tom Dwan35,500
3617Brian Twete17,000
3618John Cernuto8,000
3621James Darnaby14,500
3622Jack Deutsch4,200
3623Andrew Smolen6,600
3625Maria Ho12,200
3626Kirill Gerasimov23,300
3627Elyahu Dror15,600
3628Gregg Merkow12,600
3631Shunjiro Uchida16,100
3632Manuel Labandeira28,200
3633Alexander Dovzhenko33,600
3634Donald Olivas11,700
3635Joseph Spinali12,000
3636Devin Hanneman10,700
3637Robert Pisano13,300
3638Daniel Camillo4,500
3641Dan Heimiller16,800
3642Ken Lennaard9,300
3643Jang Won Lee12,200
3644Joshua Karnad800
3645Joseph Mauro21,700
3646John Pappas18,400
3647James Bucci26,500
3648Xianqi Feng11,300
3651James Hagan21,100
3652Bradford Albrinck8,300
3653Zachary Gilbert20,700
3654Paul Shoquist6,000
3655Darin Thomas10,800
3656Thomas Keller13,500
3657Daham Wang4,600
3658Hieu Ngoc Ma12,900
3661Christopher Mchugh23,900
3662Joel Fischbein9,300
3663David Warga28,200
3664James Wheatley18,400
3665Daniel Ospina15,800
3666William Barr14,300
3667George Shahrezay14,800
3668Kristy Gazes31,400
3671Shane Douglas16,500
3672Scott Abrams14,800
3673Richard Stpeter15,300
3674Jason Mercier22,600
3675Dave Tobin12,900
3676Nikolai Yakovenko33,100
3677Samuel Clements13,400
3678Markus Herbel11,200
3681Par Alexande Hilderbrand6,700
3682Kevin Calenzo20,300
3683Gregory Josephson12,000
3684Ray Rumler8,600
3685James Cronk7,000
3686Erika Trenck5,700
3687Larry StjeanDNR
3688Tony Cousineau18,000
3691Daniel Dasilva15,600
3692Hakon Lundberg34,400
3693Mark BershadDNR
3694Michael Leah36,600
3695Stanley Schrier8,300
3696Jay Helfert10,800
3697Karina Jett25,300
3698Donna Varlotto6,100
3701Chris Viox31,400
3702Justin Smith19,500
3703Jonathan Gans8,200
3704Pawel Andrzejewski24,600
3705John Cutter11,200
3706Ali Eslami3,800
3707Jonathan Little6,600
3708Barbara Lewis24,600
3722Steve Hohn18,500
3723Roger Hairabedian1,900
3724Steven Albini20,700
3725Meredith Holtzman3,100
3726Young Phan12,600
3727George Hardie29,800
3728Jack Rosenfeldt23,600
3731Ming Reslock33,500
3732Cory Zeidman11,000
3733Ron Fast12,200
3734Gerald Ringe7,600
3736Benjamin Powell14,200
3737Jim Collopy27,700
3738David linden Brent17,500
3752Michael Wattel21,100
3753Matthew Viox15,600
3754Ben Tang4,300
3755Mike Epstein8,100
3756Marc Fluss22,900
3757Mike Sexton27,100
3758Joshua Feldman19,600
3761Douglas Exman14,500
3762Mark Provenzano18,000
3763Jonathan Duhamel3,900
3764Jeremy Shockett10,400
3766Hadwen Coughlin20,500
3767Sam Feinberg22,100
3768Dutch Boyd17,500
Event #25: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better
Day 2 started