Benjamin Dobson Wins 2018 WSOP $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

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The 29-year-old poker pro, Benjamin Dobson wins his first WSOP bracelet in Event #25: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better for $173,528. Benjamin Dobson outlasted a field of 363 players to win the 2018 WSOP $1,500 seven-card stud eight-or-better event.

“I’m Absolutely on top of the world,” Dobson told WSOP reporters after his win.“Stud eight-or-better is probably my favorite game of poker and it is one that I don’t get to play a lot. I only get to play it a few times a year, but I really enjoy it.”

Dobson came into the final day as the chip leader with three players remaining, but he had some stiff competition to contend with in two-time bracelet winner Jesse Martin and seven-time WSOP final tablist Timothy Finne.

“Part of it is just a huge relief because I had a huge chip lead basically through Day 2 and Day 3 and coming into today,” said Dobson. “So, I kind of had high expectations for myself, but it was also really tough because Timothy and Jesse, they are probably better than me at stud eight-or-better, so I felt like I was a bit of an underdog. I managed to hold my own and ran good in some of the crucial pots. Luck was on my side for sure.”

Final Table Payouts of 2018 WSOP $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo:

Place Player Country Prize
1 Benjamin Dobson England $173,528
2 Tim Finne United States $107,243
3 Jesse Martin United States $74,324
4 Richard Monroe United States $52,359
5 Tom McCormick United States $37,504
6 James Nelson United States $27,321
7 Georgios Sotiropoulos Greece $20,248
8 Peter Brownstein United States $15,271