Dia 1 Terminado
Dia 1 Terminado
The $10,000 Championship events, with their massive starting stacks and slow structures, often see fairly unremarkable Day 1s that feature half of the field or more bag up chips and come back for moving day on Day 2.
Not so in Event #72: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship, where a field of 88 runners — one more than last year's 87 in the often trampled-upon game — was reduced to just 29.
Foremost among those in terms of chip count was John Monnette. He finished with 371,000. Monnette already pocketed a bracelet this year, winning $10,000 2-7 Single Draw Championship and is looking for No. 2, along with WSOP Player of the Year honors, where he currently sits in third place behind Ryan Hughes and John Racener.
Both of those players busted out on Day 1.
Another player pacing the field was Perry Friedman. Clad in a shirt that sported his mini-marquee that had "Stud" scrolling in green letters throughout the day, he turned his 50,000 starting stack into 363,500. Friedman already has one bracelet to his credit, won back in 2002 in $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo.
Other players pushing for the lead included Chris Tryba (285,500) and Shaun Deeb (343,000). Deeb won the $1,500 Stud bracelet in 2016.
Some of the players who were eliminated during the 10 levels of play included Max Pescatori, Mike Matusow, Stephen Chidwick, Mike Leah, Brian Hastings and defending champion Robert Mizrachi.
With just 29 left, the field is close to the money, as 14 places will be paid. They'll return Saturday for Day 2 at 2 p.m., with everyone looking to best position themselves for the $245,451 first-place prize.
|Amazon||17||1||John Monnette||United States||371,000|
|Amazon||17||2||Christopher Vitch||United States||257,000|
|Amazon||17||3||Daniel Zack||United States||163,000|
|Amazon||17||4||Bryce Yockey||United States||145,000|
|Amazon||17||5||Jared Bleznick||United States||165,500|
|Amazon||17||6||Mike Wattel||United States||81,500|
|Amazon||17||8||Ben Yu||United States||35,000|
|Amazon||18||1||Randy Ohel||United States||180,000|
|Amazon||18||2||Shaun Deeb||United States||343,000|
|Amazon||18||4||Shirley Rosario||United States||82,500|
|Amazon||18||5||Cliff Josephy||United States||60,000|
|Amazon||18||6||Jean Gaspard||United States||85,000|
|Amazon||18||7||Eric Wasserson||United States||201,000|
|Amazon||18||8||Talal Shakerchi||United Kingdom||23,000|
|Amazon||19||1||Perry Friedman||United States||363,000|
|Amazon||19||2||Amir Mirrasouli||United States||191,500|
|Amazon||19||4||Chris Tryba||United States||285,500|
|Amazon||19||5||Harry, Jr. Thomas||United States||78,000|
|Amazon||19||6||Todd Brunson||United States||27,000|
|Amazon||19||7||David Bach||United States||169,500|
|Amazon||20||2||Jason Mercier||United States||156,000|
|Amazon||20||4||Ryan Miller||United States||91,000|
|Amazon||20||6||Chris Ferguson||United States||189,000|
|Amazon||20||7||Brandon Shack-Harris||United States||52,000|
|Amazon||20||8||David Benyamine||United States||177,500|
|Andre Akkari||PokerStars Ambassador||245,500||136,300|
|Bertrand Grospellier||GGPoker Ambassador||91,500||3,500|
Randy Ohel: //
Juha Helppi: //
Randy Ohel recently clashed in a pot getting all the way to seventh street. Juha Helppi fired a bet each street and Ohel called him down all the way. Until seventh. Helppi bet once more and Ohel couldn't call.
David Benyamine made it two bets with after Prince Gaspard completed first to act. Alex Luneau reraised with . That chased away everyone but Benyamine. Luneau bet again on fourth but checked back fifth when Benyamine caught an ace. Benyamine took the lead from there, betting sixth and seventh.
Luneau tossed in what looked like a reluctant call on seventh.
"Jacks up," Benyamine said, showing .
Eric Wasserson completed with the , and Yueqi Zhu put in his 6,500 with the . Bring-in Chris Vitch came along and took the lead when he made a two-flush on fourth and then bet again with open eights on fifth. Wasserson tanked awhile and folded.
Wasserson: / (folded on fifth)
Zhu's hand finished with , no help against the two pair.
Jyri Merivirta was short on chips and got them all in on fifth street against Alex Luneau.
Luneau hit his flush with the , and with Merivirta taking a blank on sixth, he walked away without bothering to check his meaningless river card.
Dan Zack: //
Marco Johnson: //
Sean Mirrasouli: / (folded on fourth)
Sean Mirrasouli bet on fourth street and Dan Zack raised. Marco Johnson called and Mirrasouli folded.
Johnson called bets from Zack on fifth and sixth and folded on seventh when Zack fired again.
John Monnette completed with and Perry Friedman raised with . Monnette called and then called a bet on fourth before raising on fifth. Friedman called.
Both players checked sixth and then again on seventh. Friedman revealed and then a river card of , and Monnette couldn't beat the aces up.