Event #30: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low
Event #30: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low
Day 1 completed

Jimmy Fricke Tops Day 1 of Stud Hi-Low

[user80015] • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Chip Leader Jimmy Fricke
Chip Leader Jimmy Fricke

Day 1 of Event #30: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low has come to a conclusion with Jimmy Fricke emerging as chip leader.

In the first standalone seven-card stud hi-low tournament of the series, a field of 588 took to the felt to top the 558 players that anted up for this event in 2013. Reigning champion Daniel Idema was a late entrant, but he had an early departure as he, along with 2014 WSOP bracelet winners Vanessa Selbst, Brandon Shack-Harris, George Danzer, and Dan Heimiller, were eliminated.

Also busting during Day 1 were Chris Tryba, Max Pescatori, Mike Sexton, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, and Phil Ivey.

With a prizepool of $793,800 seeing $190,538 reserved for the winner, Fricke stood in best shape to make a run at it on Day 2 as he topped the remaining 109 players with an amassed chip stack of 67,300. Nipping at his heels were Calvin Anderson (66,900), David Brooker (62,500), and Christine Pietsch (61,900).

However, there are still plenty of big names remaining as obstacles in Fricke's path. Ylon Schwartz (38,700), Jesse Martin (34,600), Matt Glantz (30,000), Daniel Ospina (29,900), Eric Buchman (26,100), and recent winner of Event #22, Christopher Wallace (14,700), all remain in the hunt.

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be in the WSOP's Amazon Room on Saturday from 2 p.m. PT to provide continued extensive coverage of Event #30 as we look to write the path of victory for one lucky player remaining. Make sure to stay tuned right here to for all the live updates straight from the tournament floor as the quest to the money and final table marches on.

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End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

[user80015] • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Jimmy Fricke us 67,300 33,300
Calvin Anderson us 66,900 34,900
David Brooker US 62,500 62,500
Christine Pietsch US 61,900 61,900
Matthew Kelly us 61,400 1,200
Joe Tehan us 55,500 11,500
Doug Saab us 46,000 46,000
Yehuda Buchalter us 44,000 44,000
Todd Ickow us 43,700 1,300
Alan Emerson us 43,500 43,500
Owais Ahmed us 43,100 39,100
Andreas Hoivold no 42,900
Kyle Hinnerichs us 42,800
Alex Livingston ca 42,400 42,400
Keoki Ho 42,400 42,400
Mike Watson ca 42,200 4,200
Eric Kurtzman us 39,900 39,900
Ylon Schwartz us 38,700 6,700
Maria Mayrinck br 38,100 8,600
Anthony Zinno us 37,300 37,300
Stephen Calhoun 36,900 36,900
Levon Torosyan us 36,500 36,500
Martin Sigel 36,200 36,200
David Donovan 35,700 35,700
David Levi us 34,800 9,800

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Three More Hands

[user80015] • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

The Tournament Director has just announced that there will be three more hands left for the evening before players bag and tag for the night.

Norman No More

[user80015] • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Norman Chad
Norman Chad

Norman Chad has just been eliminated from today's tournament.

We were unable to grab his bustout, but here is what he had to say on Twitter a little while before being eliminated.

Norman ChadWSOP stud8: Went down to 4.5k, now at 9k. 588 entrants, 184 remain; chip aver 14.3k. Two levels left today; my checking hand is cramping.
Norman Chad us Busted

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Updated Chip Counts

[user80015] • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Daniel Ospina co 42,000 -900
Hoyt Corkins us 41,000 -3,500
Matt Glantz us 40,000 2,000
Mike Watson ca 38,000 12,000
Jimmy Fricke us 34,000 -9,000
Ylon Schwartz us 32,000 2,000
Calvin Anderson us 32,000 4,000
Roland Israelashvili us 28,000 -3,000
Joe Tehan us 26,000 -6,000
David Levi us 25,000 17,000
Eric Buchman us 24,000 -9,500
Ted Forrest us 23,000 5,000
Jesse Martin us 20,200 -1,800
Christopher Wallace us 18,000 1,000
Melissa Burr us 18,000 4,000
Julie Schneider 17,000 -1,000
Bart Hanson us 14,500 -500
Tyson Marks 14,000 -4,000
Mike Leah ca 12,000 -2,000
Brandon Cantu us 11,000 -9,000
David Bach us 8,000 -3,000
Maria Ho us 7,000 -2,000
Tim Finne us 6,000 -10,000
Mike Matusow us 6,000 -600
Owais Ahmed us 4,000

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Final Level of the Night

[user80015] • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

We are now into the final level of the night.

With 144 players still battling it out, we expect that number to slowly approach 100 before play ends for the evening.

Level:
10
Limits:
800/1,600
Ante:
200