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
|2006||$1,000||Pat Poels||$172,091||788||$717, 080|
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!