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Day 1 completed

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-6

Event 15: $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better
Day 1 completed

Chris Tryba Leads After Day 1

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-6 • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Chris Tryba (Event 7) is the Day 1 chip leader
Chris Tryba (Event 7) is the Day 1 chip leader

After eight levels of play, Day 1 of Event 15: $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better is in the books. A total of 212 players ponied up $5,000 to play today, generating a prize pool of $996,400. The top 24 players will receive a minimum of $9,675, each member of the final table is guaranteed $27,012 and the winner will take home a whopping $269,037.

Chris Tryba, who already has two top-seventeen finishes in Stud events at the 2012 World Series of Poker, leads the remaining 137 players with 63,600 chips, but biting at his heels are Phil Ivey, Bryan Devonshire, Abe Mosseri, Allen Bari, Chad Brown, Todd Brunson and his father Doyle Brunson.

There were a few notable players who were unable to make it through the day, including Maria Ho, Matt Glantz, Jeffrey Lisandro, Jon Turner, Shaun Deeb and Jon Aguiar.

For "Texas Dolly", this was his first event played at the 2012 WSOP. The 10-time bracelet winner has been very public on Twitter about why he’s playing so few events and it was great to see him back in action. When he first sat down at the beginning of Level 5, Nolan Dalla announced his presence over the P.A. system, and the Godfather of Poker" received a well-deserved round of applause. Perhaps he can run his stack up on Day 2 tomorrow, and take a shot at Phil Hellmuth’s record of eleven WSOP gold bracelets.

Ivey locked up his first cash of the 2012 WSOP earlier today when he won his table in Event 14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout, and he’s also got a large stack in this event. He won a massive, four-way pot with quad sixes during one of the first levels of play. Ivey started the hand rolled up, and was dealt the fourth sixth on fifth street. Nobody qualified for the low, and Ivey scooped the whole kit-n-kaboodle. Tomorrow, he'll once again be double dipping with two events, which was been common this WSOP.

Day 2 begins at 2:00 PM local time tomorrow. Be sure to check back on PokerNews.com for all of your up-to-the-minute updates from the 2012 WSOP. Good night from Vegas!

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Chris Tryba 63,600 -9,400 neg
Brian Twete 54,800
David Grey 54,700 9,700 pos
Calvin Anderson 50,500
Andrew Finkernagel 48,900
Jesse Martin 47,300 6,300 pos
Tuan Vo 46,300
Drew Scott 46,200
Mike Gorodinsky US US 45,900 9,900 pos
Todd Brunson 45,800 5,800 pos
Andrey Pateychuk 44,400 5,400 pos
Barry Greenstein 43,500 33,500 pos
Bryan Devonshire 43,100 -3,400 neg
Nikolai Yakovenko US US 40,800 26,300 pos
Phil Ivey 40,100 -7,900 neg
Eli Elezra 39,900 20,150 pos
Cyndy Violette 38,900 -600 neg
Stephen Su 36,800 20,800 pos
John Bunch 36,800
Allen Bari 36,700 5,700 pos
Daniel Shak 36,500
Chad Brown 36,400 -5,600 neg
Viacheslav Zhukov 35,800
Igor Sharaskin 35,800
Huck Seed 35,000 20,000 pos

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Ivey! Ivey! Ivey!

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-6
Phil Ivey in action on Day 1.
Phil Ivey in action on Day 1.

Don't look now, but Phil Ivey is building a stack.

Chip Counts
Phil Ivey 48,000 21,000 pos


Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Matt Glantz Busted
Matt Lefkowitz Busted
Maria Ho Busted
Jim Collopy Busted
Nick Schulman Busted
Antony Lellouche Busted

On The Up-and-Up

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Chris Tryba 73,000 5,000 pos
Bryan Devonshire 46,500 6,500 pos
David Grey 45,000 23,500 pos
Chad Brown 42,000 24,500 pos
Jesse Martin 41,000 11,000 pos
Todd Brunson 40,000 23,500 pos
Cyndy Violette 39,500 25,500 pos
Andrey Pateychuk 39,000 23,000 pos
Abe Mosseri 39,000 1,000 pos
Mike Gorodinsky US US 36,000 19,000 pos
John Hennigan 35,000 15,000 pos
Ben Yu 33,500 3,900 pos
Allen Kessler 32,000 13,000 pos
Doyle Brunson 27,000 17,900 pos

Aces and a Low for Bari

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-6

Allen Bari just made a pair of aces and a seven-five low against Fabrizio Gonzalez to scoop a decent pot and move to 31,000 in chips. Gonzalez didn't show and mucked his hand. He dropped to 21,000 in chips.

Chip Counts
Allen Bari 31,000 4,000 pos
Fabrizio Gonzalez 21,000

Turner Gone, Tryba Cruising

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-6

Per Twitter:

Chip Counts
Chris Tryba 68,000 53,000 pos
Jon Turner Busted

"What's Abe Got?"

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-6
"I'll bet against anybody in any event - except for Ivey."
"I'll bet against anybody in any event - except for Ivey."

During the first break of the tournament, there was a collection of players lingering around and talking about side bets. The center of attention was Abe Mosseri, who very confidently stated, "I'll bet against anybody in any event - except for Ivey."

Matt Glantz - who's seated at an adjacent table with a good view of Mosseri's stack - has been seen eying Mosseri's total all night, and Barry Greenstein just asked us, "What's Abe got?"

When we returned and told him that Mosseri has around 38,000 chips, Greenstein muttered unhappily under his breath.

Chip Counts
Abe Mosseri 38,000 24,600 pos

Daniel Negreanu Update

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Daniel Negreanu 13,000 -6,500 neg
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Winner Adam Friedman
Prize 269,037

Level Info

Level 8
Limits 500 / 1,000
Ante 100

Players Info

Prize Pool 996,400