Event #67: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

Event Info

Buy-in $10,000
Preispool $1,419,400
Players 151

Level Info

Level 24
Limits 80,000 / 160,000
Ante 20,000




Eli Elezra and Mike Matusow Lead the Remaining 16 Players into Day 3

Mike Matusow
Mike Matusow

Welcome to Day 3 coverage of Event #67: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship.

The starting field of 151 players is down to just 16, each looking to capture a coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet, as well as the first-place prize of $385,763.

On top of the chip counts entering Day 3 is four-time bracelet winner Eli Elezra with 1,362,000, who won that fourth bracelet earlier this summer in a $1,500 Seven Card Stud event. He is followed on the leaderboard by fellow four-time bracelet winner Mike Matusow with 1,005,000. Matusow's last bracelet victory was in 2013 and it was in this variant, a $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better event.

Right behind them in the counts is bracelet-winner Andrey Zhigalov with 968,000, who is looking for some redemption after just missing out on a second bracelet. He finished runner-up in the $10,000 Razz championship just three days ago. Next up is two-time bracelet winner Anthony Zinno, who just recently won that second bracelet four days ago.

Suffice it to say, whoever wins this event is going to have to earn it.

Here is the Day 3 seating lineup:

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Amazon4031Yueqi ZhuChina410,000
Amazon4032Jesse MartinUnited States290,000
Amazon4033Randy OhelUnited States147,000
Amazon4034Mike WattelUnited States596,000
Amazon4035Larry Scott BernsteinUnited States145,000
Amazon4036Bryn KenneyUnited States270,000
Amazon4037Andrey ZhigalovRussia968,000
Amazon4038Anthony ZinnoUnited States738,000
Amazon4071Steven WolanskyUnited States733,000
Amazon4072Qinghai PanCanada727,000
Amazon4073Robert CampbellAustralia528,000
Amazon4074Ryan HughesUnited States601,000
Amazon4075Eli ElezraUnited States1,362,000
Amazon4076Jon TurnerUnited States322,000
Amazon4077Denis StrebkovRussia230,000
Amazon4078Mike MatusowUnited States1,005,000

The cards will be in the air at 2 p.m. and the plan for the day is to play the regularly scheduled seven 90-minute levels. Be sure to keep it here at PokerNews for continuous live updates on the action.

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Event #67: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
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