2012 World Series of Poker

Event 4: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better
Tage: 1
Event Info

2012 World Series of Poker

Finales Ergebnis
Gewinner Hand
Event Info
Level Info
60,000 / 120,000

Everyone Wants to Know

As we were walking through the tournament area, a player called out to us. We spun around and addressed him. This particular player is a very successful tournament player with more than $3 million and a couple major titles under his belt. Still, he's not immune to the Fear of Ivey.

"Hey," he said when we got close enough to whisper. "Do you know if Ivey has a stack?"

"Yeah, he does. He's got about sixteen," we answered.

"Damn!" answered the player, truly unhappy with the news. Perhaps he's got a little action on the side, but either way, it's always a wise idea to keep an eye on Ivey.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
WSOP 10X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer

Packed and Stacked ('Specially in the Back)

It looks like Michael Mizrachi and Zimnan Ziyard are the two biggest stacks in the room. Here's how they and a few of the other stacked notables look right now.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
24,000 4,500
WSOP 5X Winner
Zimnan Ziyard
Zimnan Ziyard
David Singer us
David Singer
Jan Fisher
Jan Fisher
19,500 7,700
Andrey Zaichenko ru
Andrey Zaichenko
19,000 8,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Tom Koral us
Tom Koral
Jimmy Fricke us
Jimmy Fricke
16,500 2,000
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
WSOP 4X Winner
Chris Bell us
Chris Bell
Tom Schneider us
Tom Schneider
15,000 5,100
WSOP 4X Winner
Owais Ahmed us
Owais Ahmed
14,500 10,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
Joe Tehan us
Joe Tehan

From Chaos

Level 7 : 400-800, 100 ante

From our starting count of 622 players, just 311 remain.

That's half the field, if you're scoring at home.

A Look Back at Last Year's WSOP

Level 7 : 400-800, 100 ante

Most Money Won By an Individual at the 2011 WSOP (Excluding Main Event)

PlacePlayerMoney Won
1Brian Rast$1,952,443
2Phil Hellmuth$1,591,004
3Ben Lamb$1,331,832
4Joe Ebanks$1,179,031
5Chris Moorman$1,051,466
6Allen Bari$894,259
7Jake Cody$856,427
8Mikhail Lakhitov$851,058
9Antonin Teisseire$825,604
10Bertrand “ElkY” Grosspellier$811,639

Points of Interest:

  • Tom Dwan played in 54 of 58 bracelets events he was eligible for (no Seniors, Casino Employees or Ladies event).
  • Not only did Kirill Rabtsov earn the most cashes at the 2011 WSOP, he had one of the highest cash percentage rates among players in 2011 at 30.43%.
  • Even before the 2011 WSOP Main Event, Ben Lamb had already amassed $1.3 million in tournament earnings. His third place finish in the Main earned him an additional $4,021,138 for a total of $5,352,970.
  • Pius Heinz, by virtue of his Main Event win plus his one other WSOP cash, won $8,798,924 at the 2011 WSOP, the most of any individual.
  • Only Phil Hellmuth and Chris Moorman on the Top 10 money earners list did not win a WSOP gold bracelet—but both had runner-up finishes.

Zaichenko Dented, Baxter in the Danger Zone

We picked up a three-way pot as an unknown player (Player 1) called the bring-in with the {8-Clubs} showing. Katie Baxter raised with the {4-Spades}, Andrey Zaichenko called with the {5-Spades}, and Player 1 called with his eight up.

Player 1: (x-x) / {8-Clubs} {2-Hearts} {3-Hearts} {10-Hearts} / (x)
Baxter: (x-x) / {4-Spades} {J-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds} {Q-Diamonds} / (x)
Zaichenko: (x-x) / {5-Spades} {7-Diamonds} {A-Hearts} {4-Diamonds} / (x)

Baxter bet her lead on fourth street, then called three streets of bets from Zaichenko. Player 1 called him down, too, and the cards were on their backs.

Player 1: {8-Hearts} {7-Hearts} {7-Spades} / {8-Clubs} {2-Hearts} {3-Hearts} {10-Hearts}
Baxter: {K-Hearts} {Q-Clubs} {Q-Spades} / {4-Spades} {J-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds} {Q-Diamonds}
Zaichenko: {A-Diamonds} {10-Clubs} {7-Clubs} / {5-Spades} {7-Diamonds} {A-Hearts} {4-Diamonds}

Zaichenko announced his "Aces up," first, and that cued Baxter to show her superior set of queens. Neither of them could beat Player 1's flush, though, and they both quickly mucked their cards and sent their chips across the felt.

Baxter has dipped back under starting stack with that slide.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Andrey Zaichenko ru
Andrey Zaichenko
WSOP 1X Winner
Katie Baxter
Katie Baxter

Tags: Katie BaxterAndrey Zaichenko

Midnight Snack of Champions

Level 7 : 400-800, 100 ante

During the last break Phil Hellmuth sought out a midnight snack. He's currently at the table chowing down on a personal pan pepperoni pizza from Pizza Hut. What's he washing it down with you ask? That'd be a 20 oz. bottle of Aquafina.

Tags: Phil Hellmuth

Level: 7

Limits: 400/800

Ante: 100

Break it Up

Level 6 : 300-600, 75 ante
Allen Kessler
Allen Kessler

Six levels down, two to go. Ah, but first, one more 15-minute break.

Why not enjoy a picture of Allen Kessler while you wait?

Schulze Busts Buchanan

Shawn Buchanan appeared to be all in from the get go, be it from the ante or a raise we're not sure. What we do know is that Patrick Schulze and an unknown player in Seat 1 were also in the hand and creating some action.

Buchanan: {3-Clubs}{10-Hearts} / {7-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} / {2-Hearts}
Schulze: {4-Hearts}{2-Clubs} / {A-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{8-Spades} / {10-Spades}
Seat 1: (x-x) / {7-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{K-Spades}

Schulze bet every step of the way until Seat 1 folded on sixth street, which meant Buchanan needed help on seventh. Unfortunately for him, it was not to be and he was eliminated at the hands of the WSOP Circuit Harrah's Rincon H.O.R.S.E. champion.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Shawn Buchanan ca
Shawn Buchanan

Tags: Patrick SchulzeShawn Buchanan