Event 10: $5,000 Seven Card Stud
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Welcome to Event #10 $5,000 Seven Card Stud!

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier won this event in 2011.

The first $5,000 buy-in event of the 2012 World Series of Poker, Event #6 $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Mixed-Max, will come to an end today, which is the perfect time to kick off the latest big buy-in tournament, Event #10 $5,000 Seven Card Stud.

Last year, this event featured a $10,000 buy-in and attracted 126 players, creating a prize pool of $1,184,400. The field was comprised of poker’s best, which was evidenced by a final table that included Chris Tryba (8th-$38,812), Kevin Tang (7th-$47,032), Chad Brown (6th-$57,917), Alexander Kostritsyn (5th-$72,627), John Hennigan (4th-$92,928) and Maxwell Troy (3rd-$128,341). While all of those men put in impressive performances, it was Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier and Steve Landfish who duked it out in heads-up action.

It was a lengthy match that saw Grospellier complete one of the more impressive comebacks in recent memory. You see, the Frenchman was down to less than 200,000 at the 50,000/100,000 limit, facing a nearly 24:1 deficit; nonetheless, Grospellier kept his composure and battled through to capture his first WSOP bracelet, not to mention the $331,639 first-place prize.

Past Seven Card Stud Championship Results

YearWinnerEntrantsEarnings
2011Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier126$331,639
2010Men “The Master” Nguyen150$394,807
2009Freddie Ellis142$373,751
2008Eric Brooks158$415,856
2007Chris Reslock180$258,453
2006*Benjamin Lin182$256,620
2005*Jan Sorensen192$293,275

*Buy-in was $5,000

This year’s buy-in has once again been lowered to $5,000, so we expect the field to be bigger than last years. Two Stud events have already taken place here at the Rio, but when it comes to Stud events this is the one everybody wants to win.

Action is set to kick off at 5 p.m. PST, so join us then as we bring you the latest from the floor of Event #10 $5,000 Seven Card Stud.