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WSOP Event #5: Ashton the Leader

 Matthew Ashton ιν εωεντ 5Event #5 got the mixed games events off to a start in the World Series of Poker 2013. There were 374 entrants into the $3,500 Omaha 7 Card Stud High/Low Eight or Better 3 Day event that created a prize pool of $850,850.

After 8 levels of play only 67 remain to come back and fight it out for Day 2 where the limits will start at 600/1,200. The Omaha game will have a 300/600 blind level with the completion rate, for Stud will be 600 and he Bring for the low card 200 with 100 antes.

Going into Day 2 it will be Matthew Ashton in the chip lead just ahead with 57,800 chips while close on his tail are Allyn Shulman and an ever threatening danger from Eli Elezra, who has plenty of experience playing Stud after he pulled down a gold bracelet in the 38th World Series of Poker in 2008 playing in the $3,000 World Championship Seven Card Stud High/Low Split-8 or Better tournament. We can expect Eli to be pushing for his 2nd WSOP gold bracelet in this event where he is more than at home playing the Stud style part of this mix game tournament. If he does win, that’s two WSOP gold bracelets and a WPT title in his locker!

Scotty Nguyen is down in 31st place with 9,500 chips and also the ever beautiful Jennifer Harmen is still in the running with 8,500 chips after dropping 1,500 in the last level of the day. Other stars in the game are Jeff Lisandro (37th), Allen Kessler (49th), Daniel Negreanu (56th), Mike Sexton (57th), and the Hold’em card system creator himself, David Sklansky, is down in 59th with 5,600 chips left in front of him, while David Skalansky, almost his name same is in last place 67th.

Top 10 on the Chip Leader Board for Event 5

1st – Matthew Ashton – 57,800 chips

2nd – Allyn Shulman – 51,500 chips

3rd – Eli Elezra – 38,700 chips

4th – Andrew Brown – 37,000 chips

5th – Matt Woodward – 33,000 chips

6th – Max Pescatori – 33,000 chips

7th – Matt Glantz – 27,600 chips

8th – Jeremy Ausmus – 26,500 chips

9th – Men Nguyen – 26,000 chips

10th – Scott Clements – 25,900 chips

After the prize pool was confirmed and no more entries were allowed, the prize structure was announced with the bubble starting at place number 40. 33rd-40th places will be paid an equal sum of $4,611 each, while first place will be paid out the glorious sum of $216,988.

Top 8 Places on the Final Table

1st $216,988

2nd $134,017

3rd $86,437

4th $62,631

5th $46,048

6th $34,348

7th $25,993

8th $19,952

Today the action will get started for Day 2 with the intention of confirming the last 8 for the final table to be played out tomorrow. Keep an eye out as the tournament will end early afternoon GMT time Monday.

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