Event #34: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud
Event #34: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud
Day 1 completed

Steve Sung Leads the Pack

• Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante
Steve Sung - Day 1 chip leader
Steve Sung - Day 1 chip leader

The first day of Event #34: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud has wrapped up play and it is Steve Sung who has come out on top of the chip counts after winning a big pot late in the evening with a full house. A total of 345 players came out to try their hand at the only Seven-Card Stud Hi tournament of the year at the 2014 WSOP. Sung would end play with a stack of 69,000 and he was followed closely by Will Thompson (67,500), and recent New Orleans WSOP Circuit Main Event winner Bryan Campanello (63,300) who joked that he was "playing like a world champion."

Other notables to survive include Brian Hastings (58,500), John D'Agostino (55,100), Bryn Kenney (45,000), Marcel Luske (38,500), Daniel Negreanu (31,000), Cyndy Violette (30,000), Phil Laak (22,000), Robert Mizrachi (17,600), and Barry Greenstein (11,800). Two of the more interesting stories of the day were the tales of music mogul Steve Albini who would end the day with a healthy stack of 43,800 and 1983 Ladies' Seven Card Stud winner Carolyn Gardner who finds herself with a comfortable stack of 53,800.

Reigning champion of the 2013 $2,500 Seven-Card Stud tournament, David Chiu, was eliminated early on along with other notables that included Phil Ivey, Jeff Lisandro, Ted Forrest, Greg Mueller, Eli Elezra, Jeff Madsen, John Monnette, Bertrand Grospellier, Barbara Enright, and Fabrice Soulier.

The remaining 60 players will return at 2 p.m. later today with their eyes on the $118,785 first place prize. As always, PokerNews will be there to bring you all the coverage. Tune in and see who becomes the next Seven-Card Stud Champion!

Tags: Barry GreensteinBertrand GrospellierBrian HastingsBryan CampanelloBryn KenneyCarolyn GardnerCyndy VioletteDaniel NegreanuDavid ChiuEli ElezraFabrice SoulierGreg MuellerJeff MadsenJeffrey LisandroJohn D'AgostinoJohn MonnetteMarcel LuskeMichael MizrachiPhil IveyPhil LaakRobert MizrachiSteve SungTed Forrest

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

• Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante
Steve Sung us 69,000 4,000
William Thompson us 67,500 67,500
Bryan Campanello us 63,300 31,300
Brian Hastings us 58,500 46,000
John D'Agostino us 55,100 23,100
Carolyn Gardner US 53,800 4,800
Mallory Smith us 45,100 45,100
Bryn Kenney us 45,000 8,000
Steven Albini us 43,800 43,800
James Nelson us 42,700 42,700
Scott Bohlman us 42,500 42,500
Nabih Helmi US 40,600 40,600
Cyndy Violette us 39,000 19,000
Marcel Luske nl 38,500 7,000
Vladimir Shchemelev ru 36,500 36,500
Aleksandr Denisov ru 32,900 32,900
Martin Sigel 31,900 31,900
Daniel Negreanu ca 31,000 -6,000
Farshad Ben Cohen 31,000 31,000
Stephen Chidwick gb 30,200 7,200
Barbara Lewis 27,500 27,500
Frank Athey us 27,200 27,200
Sergey Rybachenko ru 26,800 26,800
Alex Kravchenko ru 26,600 -3,400
Filippos Stavrakis us 25,000 25,000

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Steve Sung Hits Full House to Win Huge Pot

• Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante
Steve Sung
Steve Sung

Steve Sung: {X-}{X-}/{3-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{4-Clubs}/{X-}
Opponent #1: {X-}{X-}/{10-Spades}{5-Spades}{A-Clubs}{2-Hearts}/{X-}
Opponent #2: {X-}{X-}/{J-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts}/{X-}

We got to the table with a massive pot sitting in the middle and Steve Sung led out for a bet on seventh street after his two opponents checked. They both called and would muck their hands when Sung turned over [KhTk3k] for threes full of kings. That pot brought Sung's stack to approximately 65,000 and to the top of the chip counts as play is coming to a close for the day.

Steve Sung us 65,000 65,000

Playing Like a World Champion

• Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante

Bryan Campanello: {X-}{X-}/{A-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{8-Spades}{Q-Clubs}
Ashly Butler: {X-}{X-}/{K-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}

Bryan Campanello completed and Ashly Butler raised. Campanello called. On fourth street Campanello would check-call Butler's bet. Fifth street would see the two check and on sixth street Campanello would bet. Butler folded and Campanello said "started with the best hand and ended with the best hand" as he turned over {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} for aces and queens. Butler laughed and Campanello stuck the needle in a little bit more by saying "playing like a world champion."

Bryan Campanello us 32,000 22,000

Chip Leaders and Chip Counts

• Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante

Will Thompson is currently sitting with the biggest stack in the room at 66,000 in chips. Alexander Denisov looks to be in second with 53,000. We'll have chip leaders and notables from the end of the day after the players have bagged and tagged.

Will Thompson 66,000
Alexander Denisov 53,000
Daniel Negreanu ca 37,000 5,400
John D'Agostino us 32,000 -2,800
Marcel Luske nl 31,500 10,000
Alex Kravchenko ru 30,000 -4,100
Robert Mizrachi us 26,000 -4,200
Steve Albini 25,000 1,600
Stephen Chidwick gb 23,000 15,000
Cyndy Violette us 20,000 -8,300
Eric Buchman us 19,000 6,800
Anthony Zinno us 18,000 -1,500
Barry Greenstein us 15,000 7,700
Todd Bui us 12,800 -17,800
Brian Hastings us 12,500 3,700
Bryan Campanello us 10,000 100
Phil Laak us 9,500 -3,700
Mel Judah au 5,500
Max Pescatori it 4,500 -5,800

A Blast From The Past

• Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante
Carolyn Gardner
Carolyn Gardner

Back before no limit hold 'em became the game of choice for tournament poker, there was a Ladies' Seven Card Stud tournament at the WSOP. This event ran from 1977 through 1999 before it moved away from being strictly Seven Card Stud. The winner of this event in 1983 was none other than Carolyn Gardner who would take home $16,000 that day for her win.

Gardner is here having a good time, laughing it up with the players, and stacking their chips in the process. She has 49,000 in chips with a little less than an hour left to play. She's had plenty of deep runs in Stud tournaments so she has experience on her side.

Carolyn Gardner US 49,000 49,000

Tags: Carolyn Gardner

Level: 10

Ante 200 Bring In 200
Completion 800 Limits 800/1600

Negreanu and Zinno Chased Off

• Level 9: 600-1,200, 0 ante

Seat 1: {X-}{X-}/{3-Spades}{K-Spades}{10-Spades}{5-Spades}
Anthony Zinno: {X-}{X-}/{Q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{7-Clubs} - folded on sixth street
Daniel Negreanu: {X-}{X-}/{A-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} - folded on fourth street

With an ace showing, Daniel Negreanu raised and was called by Anthony Zinno and the player in Seat 1 who had the bring in with the {3-Spades}. Negreanu would check-fold to Zinno's bet on fourth street but the player in Seat 1 was going to stick around. On fifth street, the player in Seat 1 led out for a bet and Zinno called. Zinno's opponent would bet again on sixth street.

"Are those all spades," asked the dealer in reference to Seat 1's hand. The dealer confirmed they were and Zinno quickly folded.

Daniel Negreanu ca 31,600 14,800
Anthony Zinno us 19,500 5,600