WSOP Daily: Ivey and Hellmuth among final 19 in Stud hi-lo

WSOP Daily: Ivey and Hellmuth among final 19 in Stud hi-lo

Friday, 8 June 2012

After taking a sabbatical in 2011, Phil Ivey is back on familiar territory, namely chasing a bracelet at the business end of a WSOP event. Dave Asht shows the young uns how it's done and the Shoot Out is down to 12.

$5k Seven Card stud

The $5k Seven card Stud hi-lo is shaping up to be a classic with a host of top names among the remaining field of 19. Adam Friedman has the chip lead on 323,500 followed closely by recent $10k stud bracelet winner John Monnette on 314,500. All eyes will be on the players lying in sixth and seventh though for it is none other than Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth. After taking a year out last year, Ivey is challenging for another bracelet while Hellmuth will be looking to wipe out memories of a trio of runner up finishes from 2011.

They won't have it all their own way of course with the likes of Todd Brunson, Eli Elezra and Allen Bari also still in. British hopes rest with Zimnan Ziyard who will return 11th in the chip counts.

$1.5k Limit – veteran Asht takes maiden bracelet

Seventysomething Herbert Tapscott showed that poker isn't exclusively the domain on young Internet prodigies by taking the $1.5k Omaha hi lo bracelet earlier this week and 66-year-old David Asht has reinforced the point by taking the latest $1.5k Limit Hold'em event. The veteran outlasted a field of 73 runners to walk away with a score of $211,911.

$1.5k NLHE Shoot Out – 12 left

The 120 starters were whittled down to just 12 overnight with Jeff Madsen and Layne Flack the most notable names among the final dozen. The action will resumes a two six handed tables before switching to a single table after the first two eliminations.

Notable bust outs yesterday included John Eames, Keith Hawkins, Gavin Smith and former World Champion Joe Cada.

Tags: WSOP 2012, Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, Todd Brunson