Event #61: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship
Event #61: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship
Day 1 completed

Yu Leads As An Array of Top Pros Head to Day 2

• Level 9: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante
Ben Yu, not impressed, but still chip leader
Ben Yu, not impressed, but still chip leader

After the first 10 levels of the $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship, just 56 players remain with Ben Yu on top. This tournament drew a crowd of 102 players and the eventual winner will walk away $268,473 richer.

Just 16 places will get paid in this tournament and tons of top pros are in the hunt for a deep run. Australian World Series of Poker debutant James Obst sits in second place while 2011 runner-up Steve Landfish, $50,000 Players' Championship runner-up Jesse Martin, and "Miami" John Cernuto all have big stacks, too.

Henry Orenstein, inventor of the hole-card camera, did the "shuffle up and deal" at the start of the day and the 90-year-old survived the day with a very nice stack of 82,300.

The eventual winner of this tournament will not only win a gold bracelet and a ton of money, but they also get to see their name among the following list of champions.. Orenstein won this tournament in 1996, while Freddie Ellis, the 2009 champion, also remains alive.

YearBuy-inEntrantsWinnerFirst PrizeRunner-UpSecond Prize
2013$2,500246David Chiu$145,520Scott Seiver$89,980
2012$5,000145John Monnette$190,826Huu Vinh$117,913
2011$10,000126Betrand Grospellier$331,639Steve Landfish$204,924
2010$10,000150Men Nguyen$394,807Brandon Adams$243,958
2009$10,000142Freddie Ellis$373,751Eric Drache$231,013
2008$10,000158Eric Brooks$415,856Fu Wong$259,910
2007$5,000180Chris Reslock$258,453Phil Ivey$143,820
2006$5,000183Benjamin Lin$256,620Shawn Sheikhan$171,080
2005$5,000192Jan Sorensen$293,275Keith Sexton$162,430
2004$5,000144Joe Awada$221,000Marcel Luske120,800
2003$5,00096Men Nguyen$178,560Mel Judah$102,680
2002$5,00092Qushqar Morad$172,960Steven Banks$99,460
2001$5,000104Allen Cunningham$201,760Michael Danino$100,880
2000$5,000101David Chiu$202,000Ken Flaton$101,000
1999$2,500199David Grey$199,000Eli Balas$99,500
1998$5,000104Jan Chen$208,000Don Barton$104,000
1997$5,00088Mel Judah$176,000Vasilis Lazarou$101,200
1996$5,00065Henry Orenstein$130,000Humberto Brenes$74,750
1995$5,00077Anthony DeAngelo$154,000TJ Cloutier$88,550
1994$5,00072Roger Moore$144,000Adam Roberts$82,800

Make sure to tune back in tomorrow at 2 p.m. local time for the continuation of this tournament. The goal is to play down to a final table of eight, but with this great structure anything can happen.

Tags: Ben Yu

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

• Level 9: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante
Ben Yu us 126,600 8,600
James Obst au 120,700 10,700
Nikolay Losev ru 113,000
Adam Friedman us 109,500 -6,500
Oxana Cummings US 108,500 30,500
Steve Landfish us 104,100
Henrik Hecklen dk 93,600 -20,400
Jesse Martin us 92,900 21,900
Todd Brunson us 91,900
Freddie Ellis us 90,000
John Cernuto us 87,600 -8,400
Vladimir Shchemelev (Vladimir Schemelev) 83,400
Henry Orenstein US 82,300 14,300
Frank Kassela us 77,600 45,600
Barry Greenstein us 75,500 4,500
David Moskowitz us 73,500
Tony Cernuto 73,500 20,500
Phil Hellmuth us 70,200 39,200
Levon Torosyan us 68,900
Fabrice Soulier fr 67,400 -7,600
Eric Buchman us 63,900 44,900
Gary Benson au 62,900 -13,100
Andrey Zaichenko ru 62,100 -17,900
Matt Grapenthien us 56,400 19,700
Joe Cassidy us 56,400 14,400

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Rosario's Rolled Up

• Level 9: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante

The action started with Phil Ivey who completed and Bill Chen raised. Shirley Rosario three-bet and the bring in, Ivey and Chen called.

On fourth street Chen checked to Rosario who bet, the bring in called, Ivey called and Chen called. On fifth street Chen checked again, Rosario bet, the bring in folded and both Ivey and Chen called.

Sixth street brought no difference to the betting action as Rosario kept firing after Chen had checked, but neither gentleman opted to fold. On seventh she got another bet in and Ivey folded.

Chen said, "I hope you're not rolled up," and tossed in the call.

Bring in: {X-}{X-} / {2-Clubs}{K-Spades}{5-Hearts} --fold
Ivey: {X-}{X-} /{K-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{Q-Spades} / {X-} --fold
Chen : {X-}{X-} / {A-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{9-Clubs} / {X-}
Rosario: {X-}{X-} / {4-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} / {X-}

Rosario turned over {4-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}, as she was indeed rolled up and turned her hand into a full house. Chen flashed aces up and mucked his hand.

"I was hoping she had aces," Chen said, "I was encouraged when you caught that four."

"Me too," Ivey mumbled.

Rosario picked up this big pot and both Ivey and Chen are starting to get in trouble.

Shirley Rosario us 39,000
Bill Chen us 19,000 7,000
Phil Ivey us 17,000 -29,000

A Flush for Negreanu

• Level 9: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante

On seventh street Negreanu bet and his opponent went into the tank for quite a while.

Negreanu: {X-}{X-} / {K-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{8-Hearts} / {X-}
Opponent: {X-}{X-} / {10-Hearts}{3-Spades}{J-Hearts}{7-Clubs} / {X-}

"There's like no bluffs in your range," Negreanu's opponent said.

"Haha! No bluffs in my range, I'm such a nit! I'm drinking and I just lost seven million dollars," Negreanu laughed out loud.

Eventually Negreanu got called and showed {9-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{3-Clubs} for a flush to take down the pot.

"I knew it!" Negreanu's opponent said, but the damage had been done.

Daniel Negreanu ca 31,000 9,000

Tags: Daniel Negreanu

Hastings Ousted By Billirakis

• Level 9: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante
Brian Hastings
Brian Hastings

With a ton of chips already in the pot we caught some raising and betting between Steve Billirakis and Bertrand Grospellier while Brian Hastings was all in.

Hastings: {X-}{X-} / {4-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} / {X-}
Grospellier: {X-}{X-} / {2-Spades}{6-Spades}{K-Spades}{7-Diamonds} / {X-}
Billirakis: {X-}{X-} / {3-Spades}{A-Hearts}{8-Spades}{5-Clubs} / {X-}

On seventh street Billirakis turned over {A-Spades}{4-Spades}{10-Spades} for the nut flush, Hastings busted holding {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{5-Spades} and Grospellier mucked his cards. The players at the table initially thought Grospellier had a smaller flush, bust the French pro admitted he had three of a kind kings at the end.

Steve Billirakis us 41,000 9,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr 26,000 9,000
Brian Hastings us Busted

Tags: Bertrand GrospellierBrian HastingsSteve Billirakis

Updated Chip Counts

• Level 9: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante
Adam Friedman us 96,000 10,000
Barry Greenstein us 71,000 31,000
Henry Orenstein US 68,000 28,000
Matthew Ashton gb 57,000 31,000
David Singer us 53,000 6,000
Andrey Zaichenko ru 52,000 19,000
John Hennigan us 52,000 8,000
Ben Yu us 52,000 -7,800
Richard Ashby gb 51,000 51,000
Bryn Kenney us 51,000 9,000
Joe Cassidy us 42,000 2,000
John Monnette us 34,000 28,500
Hassan Habib 34,000 34,000
Juha Helppi fi 32,000 -9,000
Phil Hellmuth us 31,000 2,000
Shaun Deeb us 31,000 -16,000
George Danzer de 26,000 1,000
Andre Akkari br 25,000 -14,000
Dan Kelly us 16,000 16,000
Bill Chen us 12,000 -11,000
Huck Seed us Busted

Updated Chip Counts

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John Cernuto us 107,000 -8,000
Fabrice Soulier fr 84,000 -5,000
James Obst au 74,000 36,000
Jesse Martin us 71,000 34,000
Jan Peter Jachtmann 68,000 45,000
Gary Benson au 58,000 22,000
Eric Wasserson us 47,000 15,000
Jennifer Harman us 46,000 13,000
Steven Landfish 44,000
Cyndy Violette us 38,000 -5,000
Allen Kessler us 33,000 11,000
Sergii Baranov ua 32,000 -12,000
Daniel Negreanu ca 22,000 -5,000
Jeremy Ausmus us 21,000 -2,000
Alexander Kuzmin ru 20,000 -14,000
Gabe Kaplan us 19,000
David Bach us 6,000 -68,000
Calvin Anderson us Busted