Event #38: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low Championship
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Event #38 Set to Begin!

Mike Matusow

In 2013, the largest buy-in seven-card stud hi-low tournament at the World Series of poker was $5,000. The winner was Mike "The Mouth" Matusow, who earned $266,503 and his fourth gold bracelet.

This variant of seven-card stud is in several cash game rotations, but the buy-in at the WSOP has fluctuated over the years. In 2009 there was a $10,000 buy-in, but it was slashed in half, as mentioned above. Three years before 2009, it was as low as $1,000.

Here's a look at some of the past champions:

Past WSOP Seven-Card-Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better Champtions

YearBuy-inPlayerPrizeEntrantsPrize Pool
2006$1,000Pat Poels$172,091788$717, 080
2007$3,000Eli Elezra$198,984236$651,360
2008$5,000Sebastian Ruthenberg$328,756261$1,226,700
2009$10,000Jeff Lisandro$431,656164$1,541,600
2010$10,000Frank Kasella$447,446170$1,598,000
2011$10,000Eric Rodawig$442,183168$1,579,200
2012$5,000Adam Friedman$269,037212$996,400

We expect a star-studded field to fill up the Amazon Room, even with a marquee $5,000 buy-in no-limit event restarting today. There are four more $10,000 buy-in championship events to take place after Event #38: pot-limit Omaha, seven-card stud hi, limit hold'em, and heads-up no-limit hold'em.

The cards will be in the air at 4 p.m. PT, and we look forward to providing you all of the updates straight from the tournament floor!

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