The day began with the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha tournament (Event 23), kicking off at noon and coming at the World Series like a scene out of Saddlepoint's Michael Binger, Michael Gracz, and John "Tex" Barch.
The final tournament on the docket for Day 14 of the WSOP was the $3,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo Eight-or-Better tournament, or, as it is more widely known, the World Championship SCSHLEOB event. This three-day affair saw only 236 players pony up to vie for the title of World Champion of SCSHLEOB, but most of them were pros and all of them were formidable opponents.
The hand of the day in this tournament occurred with five players seeing Seventh Street and the ensuing showdown in a monster affair. Cyndy Violette and Greg Raymer got all-in with 7♠ 8♠ 5♣ 5♦ and J♠ 5♠ A♦ 5♥ showing, respectively, while Barny Boatman (2♥ 9♦ T♣ 4♦), Scotty Nguyen (K♦ 3♦ 6♦ 4♥) and Player 5 (7♥ 8♦ Q♥ 3♣) also joined the party. Confused?
Anyways, by the end of the proceedings, Raymer showed down another ace and jack in the hole to take the high with aces and jacks, while Nguyen had an ace and a seven to take the low with A-3-4-6-7. Violette was eliminated straight-up and Boatman, crippled, hit the rails a few hands later.
Meanwhile, chip leader for most of the day was John Cutter, who set things straight quietly and without fanfare, and who finished the day with $28,000, one behind the Flying Dutchman himself, Marcel Luske, who ended up with $29,000. Hasan Habib, Mike Matusow, and David Chiu round out the top five, with 115 other players also in contention.
And thus was Day 14 of the World Series. Friday will see the PLO and $5,000 NLHE final tables, along with Day 2 of the SCSHLEOB World Championship and Day 1 for both the $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em event and the $5,000 H.O.R.S.E. event. As usual, PokerListings.com will be on scene to provide the most thrilling live updates and scintillating photography. Be there.