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The 2014 World Series of Poker continued Tuesday night with Day 1 action from Event #25 $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low. The tournament attracted 470 runners, which was up considerably from last year’s 374 entrants. The big turnout created a prize pool of $1,069,250 that will be distributed to the top 40 finishers with $267,327 reserved for the eventual winner.
After ten one-hour levels of play, the field was reduced to 139 with Cameron Tahmasebi and his stack of 65,200 leading the way.
Others who survived the fracas with big stacks include Fu Wong (64,300), Brian Nichols (62,500), James Hoeppner (57,700), and Tom Schneider (57,600), who round out the top five.
Of course not everyone was so lucky. Samuel Touil was the first player to fall, and it happened early in Level 2. According to his table, Touil had been raising every single hand and eventually ran out of chips. That’ll happen.
Others who fell as the day progressed were 2004 WSOP Main Event champ Greg Raymer; three-time bracelet winner Brock Parker; reigning WSOP Player of the Year Daniel Negreanu; 1998 WSOP Main Event champ Scotty Nguyen; ESPN funnyman Norman Chad; 2014 bracelet winners Brandon-Shack Harris, Ted Forrest, and Paul Volpe; and a former winner of the event, Phil Ivey.
Ivey fell in the first hand after coming back from the last break of the night. It happened in the stud hi-low round when Ivey completed while showing the . Stanislav Parkhomenko from Bulgaria called with the showing and kept betting until fifth when Ivey got the remainder of his stack in.
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Ivey ended up with a measly pair of sevens, which failed to overcome Parkhomenko’s kings with a low.
While many fell a long list of notables will be returning for a second day of play. Among those to survive the night were John D’Agostino (54,900), Mike Leah (50,100), Michael Moed (46,300), Ashly Butler (40,800), Dutch Boyd (37,400), George Danzer (36,500), Mike Matusow (25,700), and Vanessa Selbst (22,300).
Day 2 action is set to get underway at 2 p.m. local time on Wednesday, and of course we’ll be there to bring you all the action and eliminations through ten more levels of play. While you wait, check out PokerNews’ latest edition of Ivey Stories, a video series dedicated to finding out players’ most interesting experiences with the nine-time bracelet winner.
|Russell Boyd (Dutch Boyd)||37,400|
In one of the last hands of the night, Bart Hanson got his extremely short stack all in against Mike Leah and George Danzer. We're not sure of the exact action, but we do know Leah was able to push Danzer off the hand with a board reading .
"Queen-jack," Leah said and tabled the for a full house. Hanson then showed his before taking his leave.
The clock has been stopped and we will be playing three more hands and then bag and tag. Brian Nichols still seems to be the chip leader even though he lost some change and there is half a dozen opponents around 50,000 or more as well that may still jump into the top spot.
Bryan Micon just hastily left the tournament area from the same table as Shirley Rosario. She told us that Micon started the hand with and got it in against an opponent with , who spiked an ace on fourth. Micon could not improve anymore and has been eliminated.
Vanessa Selbst made it 1,600 to go and Konstantin Puchkov called on the button, so did the big blind for the additional 800. On the flop, the big blind folded when Selbst bet and Puchkov called. Selbst then checked the turn and Puchkov led for 1,200 to get a call.
The river completed the board and Selbst reluctantly check-called 1,600 to get shown for fives and queens as well as a busted gutshot and low draw. Selbst tabled for aces up and scooped the pot.
We picked up the action on sixth street when Allyn Jaffrey Shulman bet and Adam Friedman called. When Shulman checked seventh, Friedman perked up.
"Let's go, I'm good," Friedman said before betting. Shulman called.
Shulman had aces up, but it was no good as Friedman held trip jacks. Neither player had a low, so Friedman was pushed the whole pot.
|Allyn Jaffrey Shulman||15,000||-12,000|
We just did a walk through the tournament floor to find the biggest stack in the room. Right now that man is Brian Nichols, who is sitting with a hefty 75,000. That number could go up or down by the end of the night though as there are still 30 minutes left on Day 1.