2008 Event 47 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better

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2008 WSOP Event 47 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better

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Event #47 -- Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better Day 1

This event will have the details in place later on, but these are the results for now.

Statistics for event:

  • Number of Entries 544
  • Net Prize Pool $742,560
  • First Place Prize $183,368
  • Total Spots Paid Out 56
Top nine of Day 1 with chip counts:
  1. Thomas Hunt III 38,200
  2. Jay Kerbel 36,100
  3. Tim D´┐ŻAlessandro 32,700
  4. Hoang Ta 32,700
  5. Joshua Feldman 31,800
  6. Marco Traniello 31,400
  7. Ryan Hughes 31,000
  8. Ryan Dreyer 28,900

Event #47 -- Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better Day 2

Payouts for the final table players:

  1. $113,240
  2. $68,686
  3. $50,122
  4. $39,355
  5. $30,444
  6. $23,019
  7. $19,306
  8. $15,593
Now this one did not get down to the final nine. Here are the last remaining players:

Table 14
James Richburg 274,000
Margaret Macre 173,000
Ryan Hughes 73,000
David Brooker 45,000
Daniel Nicewander 41,000
Ron Long 33,000

Table 15
Jonas Klausen 346,000
Alessio Isaia 172,000
Joshua Feldman 121,000
David Sklansky 110,000
Thomas Hunt III 101,000
Tim D'Alessandro 82,000
Mike Hefer 71,000

Event #47 -- Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better Final Table

Notes from the WSOP on this event:

Seven-Card Stud High-Low Split is a game in which the highest and lowest hands split the pot equally. However, the lowest hand must first qualify to be eligible for half the pot. The qualifying low hand must be an "eight-low" or better. For this reason, the game is sometimes called Seven-Card Stud Eight-or-Better.

The 2008 $1,500 buy-in Seven-Card Stud High-Low Split champion is Ryan Hughes. He is a 27-year-old poker pro. Hughes won his second WSOP gold bracelet. He won the $2,000 buy-in Seven-Card Stud High-Low Split championship in 2007. Hughes won $183,341 for first place. As play was winding down at the final table, there was a strange delivery which arrived in a white paper sack. Hughes' mother, who lives in Florida, ordered the delivery of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to her son at tableside. Hughes' mother included a greeting card wishing him well and noted that she wanted to send him something that he always enjoyed as a youngster. The sandwich was even sliced diagonally, just the way Hughes liked it.

Day Two ran longer than expected, so Day Three resumed with 13 players instead of eight. After two more hours of play on Day Three, the final table began at 4 pm and ended at 10 pm, which totaled about six hours of play.

  1. Ryan Hughes $183,368
  2. Ron Long $113,240
  3. Thomas Hunt III $68,686
  4. Alessio Isaia $50,122
  5. Jonas Klausen $39,355
  6. Tim D'Alessandro $30,444
  7. Joshua Feldman $23,019
  8. David Sklansky $19,306
  9. James Richburg $15,593

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