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



No Warm Reception for Mr. 622

Chad_Holloway • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

Registration recently came to a close, but not before Dan Heimiller got in the field. It may not be as high profile as he was hoping, but hey, at least we noticed.

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Oh No, Eskimo

Paul "Eskimo" Clark
Paul "Eskimo" Clark

We didn't catch the action and aren't sure of the card order, but we do know Paul "Eskimo" Clark was just eliminated from the tournament with {5-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{5-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} laid out in front of him. He took one last glance at his opponent's {6-Hearts}{5-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{K-Spades}{5-Hearts}{6-Clubs} before making a silent exit from the Amazon Room.

Eskimo Clark
Eskimo Clark

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Bye, Bye, Baker


We're minus one half of our David Baker contingent. The one they call "Bakes" has been eliminated here during this level, but things haven't gotten any easier for his table.

The empty seat has just been filled by Bryan Micon. He plays a lot of mixed games, but he's still without a stud cash on his tournament stat sheet.

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Prize Pool & Payout Information

Chad_Holloway • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

The numbers are in! Event #4 $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better has drawn 622 players and created a prize pool of $839,700. That will be distributed to the top 64 finishers, with $201,559 being reserved for first. Here are the payouts in full:

1st: $201,559
2nd: $124,838
3rd: $84,415
4th: $58,518
5th: $41,447
6th: $29,985
7th: $22,142
8th: $16,684
9th & 10th: $12,822
11th & 12th: $10,051
13th & 14th: $8,027
15th & 16th: $6,532
17th-24th: $5,416
25th-32nd: $4,567
33rd-40th: $3,921
41st-48th: $3,425
49th-56th: $3,073
57th-64th: $2,754

Lind Stumbles

Chad_Holloway • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

George Lind has recently entered the tournament, though he isn't off to the greatest of starts as indicated by his latest tweet:

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"I'm Happy Phil Likes Me"


We stumbled upon Table 409 just in time to see Phil Hellmuth and Eli Elezra tangling.

Hellmuth: {4-Diamonds}{3-Spades} / {2-Hearts}{10-Spades}{Q-Clubs}
Elezra: {K-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} / {A-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{6-Clubs}

Hellmuth had bet fourth street and then checked to Elezra, who nonchalantly said, "Bet." Hellmuth toiled over the decision before flashing his hole cards and conceding the hand. "Ace-king high is the best hand," Elezra said with a smile as he showed his own hole cards. "I'm happy Phil likes me. If Phil didn't like me he was going to go all the way."

It's also worth noting that former WSOP Player of the Year Jeff Lisandro, who won three stud-variation bracelets in 2009, was also at the table earlier before he met an untimely demise.

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Shorr No More

Shannon Shorr
Shannon Shorr

We're not sure how it happened, but we noticed Shannon Shorr has disappeared. Given his seat is now occupied by another player, and we deduce that he has been eliminated from the tournament.

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[user66118] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

The clock is stuck displaying 621 players at the moment, and we're just waiting for final confirmation from the tournament staff.

Need To Brush Up On Seven Card Stud Hi-Low? PokerNews Has You Covered

Chad_Holloway • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

While most of our readers are familiar with the big-bet games in poker like No-Limit Hold'em and Pot-Limit Omaha, today's Event 4: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better will be played in a limit format and one some people may not be acquainted with.

Seven Card Stud is the most popular version of stud poker and generally played anywhere between two and eight players at a time. Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better is a split-pot variant of that game and the one that's featured in today's 5:00 PM event, an event won by Chris Viox in 2011, and an event won by Phil Ivey back in 2002.

If a player stays in until the end of a hand, he or she will receive a total of seven cards. To start, each player is dealt two cards face down followed by a third card face up. Each player would then receive three more cards face up followed by the seventh and final card face down. There is a betting round after each street and often an ante before anyone receives any cards.

To become more familiar with the action, the betting rounds and all things Seven Card Stud, head over to the PokerNews Poker Rules: Seven Card Stud page and check things out. Once you're ready to test your skills on the felt, you can **play poker online by checking out one of our many PokerNews offers.

For some more information on Seven Card Stud, along with other mixed games, check out our Learning Mixed Games with Ville Wahlbeck article. There is also a Strategy with Kristy podcast featuring Chris George where he discusses mixed games with Kristy Arnett that includes some Seven Card Stud talk, so be sure to check that out as well.

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