SCOOP: Four leaf clover not needed for NEWYLUCK's Event #10-High victory
It's eight o'clock at the cabin and the last of the massive family dinner is being put away while the uncles are chatting on the front porch overlooking the lake until the sun gives way. Soon the circular table big enough for eight players is brought out and the rolls of quarters and change jars make their way to the overhanging felt. While the game of Seven Card Stud started in various locals, many people who still enjoy the subtle limit game started by playing with their families on a random Saturday night. Tonight's Event #10 Limit Stud was a similar intimate affair as 45 players lined up the $3,150 entry fee, most of them knowing each other from either online tourneys or live. But, they wouldn't be playing for quarters or dimes as $49,950.00 first place prize was considerably more than any amount of money a family kitchen table would find.
After checking yesterday to see who was playing in this event, only one name appeared, that was Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi, who would also be one of the first to exit (43rd place). The big buy-in of course got the big names to drop by like David "WhooooKidd" Baker (42nd place) who took down SCOOP Event #19 last year, Matt Hoss_TBF Hawrilenko (39th place), Scott "Big Riskky" Clements (19th place), Dan "djk123" Kelly (26th place), Joe "Floes" Serock (15th place) who already has a 2010 SCOOP victory in Event #5-Medium, Brett "get crunk" Richey, villepn (who already has two final tables in High buy-in events in the 2010 SCOOP Event #4 and Event #5 and PokerStarsBlog's own Stud expert Adam "STUDstood" Roberts (check one one of his articles here).
The Team PokerStars pros also represented in the event by Barry "barryg1" Greenstein (32nd place), Sebastian Ruthenberg (34th place), George "Jorj95" Lind III (41st place), and Chad Brown (7th place).