WSOP Event #39 Day 1 – Paez Claims Early Lead

WSOP tables

wsop tablesThe $1.5k Seven Card Stud event was another that got underway today as Day 1 played out with 558 players opting to take a chance. They were condensed down to just 155 to be returning on Day 2 a little later today after they played through eight levels.

Raul Paez will be the happiest with his performance after finishing at the top of the chip counts with a total of 58,400. He will however be looking over his shoulder at the most successful player of all time at the World Series Of Poker in Phil Hellmuth with 40,200 chips in second place.

To make matters worse, he has other big name players near the top with big stacks including Joe Hachem, Mike Leah, Dutch Boyd and Mike Sexton.

They are a scary bunch to have behind you but he will be happy that there were some names that didn’t make the cut on Day 1 such as Vanessa Selbst, Marcel Luske, Brandon Cantu, George Danzer, Ana Marquez, David Bach and Martin Staszko.

The Current Top Ten!

Raul Paez – 58,400

Phil Hellmuth – 40,200

Matt Vengrin – 31,600

Mike Leah – 31,600

Layne Flack – 28,000

Joe Hachem – 24,000

Tom Koral – 23,200

Aaron Steury – 22,900

Reza Golestani – 20,700

Yuval Bronshtein – 20,000

Though the money bubble has yet to be busted, 56 of the players will be finishing this event in the money. Below we have listed what the top payouts will be, whilst the minimum will be $2,809.

The Top Ten Payouts!

1st – $184,590

2nd – $114,109

3rd – $71,736

4th – $51,488

5th – $37,552

6th – $27,834

7th – $20,964

8th – $16,037

9th – $12,459

10th – $12,459

Check back tomorrow to see who can turn this Stud event into a real chance of a gold bracelet. Could Hellmuth really have a chance at adding another bracelet to his huge collection? Well, if he can make Day 3, there is every chance of that happening.