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

Trip Nines No Good for Phil

[user80015] • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey

Catching the action on seventh street, we found Phil Ivey all in against two opponents - one of which was bracelet winner Chris Viox. Viox bet, a third player called and the cards were tabled.

Viox: {4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} / {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{A-Clubs} / {K-Spades}
Ivey: {9-Hearts}{9-Spades} / {9-Spades}{4-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{2-Spades} / {5-Clubs}
Opponent: {X-}{X-} / {4-Spades}{4-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{Q-Spades} / {X-}

With Ivey failing to improve to a full house to beat Viox's flush, he scurried to the rail as Viox scooped the pot.

Phil Ivey us Busted

Tags: Chris VioxPhil Ivey

Rodawig and Raymer Done

[user80015] • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante

It has just come to our attention that Eric Rodawig and Greg Raymer have both been eliminated from today's tournament.

Eric RodawigOut. Lost next hand to aces up. Just in time to rail @andr3w321 for a bracelet! #wsop30

Greg Raymeryes, it was #WSOP30, not 28, but I'm out. lost every hand since last break, mostly to the guy who made every wrong decision. #thatspoker
Greg Raymer us Busted
Eric Rodawig us Busted

Rosario Stays Alive, Corkins Sits On Top

[user80015] • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Shirley Rosario completed and Hoyt Corkins raised. One player called, as did Rosario before she led on fourth and Corkins raised to push out the third player. Rosario raised all in for her last 1,300 and Corkins called as both player's board ran out as follows:

Rosario: {A-Clubs}{4-Hearts} / {8-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{6-Spades}{2-Diamonds} / {5-Diamonds}
Corkins: {Q-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} / {Q-Clubs}{10-Spades}{J-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} / {9-Spades}

Although he was one of the last few players to register, Corkins has already built his stack to over 34,000 putting him on top of the leaderboard as the chip leader.

Hoyt Corkins us 34,500 30,000
Shirley Rosario us 3,000 -500

Tags: Shirley RosarioHoyt Corkins

Glantz Pushing Savage's Buttons?

[user80015] • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante

"Hey you gotta put this in the blog," stated Matt Glantz to our PokerNews field reporter.

"I'm waiting here to sit down until half the hand is dealt because I have Matt on my left!" laughed Glantz.

Glantz is currently sitting next to Tournament Director extraordinaire Matt Savage who was one of the faces behind the implementation of the First Card off the Deck rule now used in the majority of casinos - but not here at the WSOP.

With many players having expressed issues at the rule, Glantz is using his time seated next to Savage as somewhat of a way to vent for the players against the rule. Or so we believe.

Matt Glantz us 16,500 7,500

Tags: Matt GlantzMatt Savage

Savage and Wallace Chop It Up

[user80015] • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Christopher Wallace completed and Matt Savage raised. Wallace called as both players checked fourth before Savage bet fifth with Wallace called. Sixth street was checked though before Savage bet the river and Wallace tank-called.

Wallace: {X-}{X-} / {8-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} / {X-}
Savage: {X-}{X-} / {5-Hearts}{9-Spades}{6-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} / {X-}

Savage tabled his {A-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} and Wallace his {Q-Hearts}{6-Spades}{2-Clubs} to see both players chop it up.

Christopher Wallace us 10,500 2,500
Matt Savage us 9,000 4,400

Tags: Christopher WallaceMatt Savage


James Rivered to the Rail

[user80015] • Level 7: 400-800, 100 ante

Roland Israelashvili completed and Kenna James raised. Israelashvili called and called a bet on fourth before leading on fifth with James calling before he raised all in on sixth for his last 1,500. Israelashvili called and each player tabled their hand.

Israelashvili: {5-Clubs}{4-Hearts} / {6-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{K-Spades}
James: {3-Spades}{2-Diamonds} / {7-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}

Israelashvili peeled the {5-Hearts} to improve to two-pair as James could only find the {6-Hearts} and headed to the rail as Israelashvili climbed to 22,000 in chips.

Roland Israelashvili us 22,000 10,500
Kenna James us Busted

Tags: Roland IsraelashviliKenna James

Prizepool Announced

[user80015] • Level 7: 400-800, 100 ante

The prizepool for Event #30 has been announced with the 588-player field forming a prizepool of $793,800 that will see the top 64 players earn a guaranteed $2,603 payday. Here is how the final table payouts fall.

Final Table Payouts

PlacePrize Money