2009 World Series of Poker - Event #55 - 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) $2,500 - Day 1
End of Day 1 chip counts and seating assignments:
Tuesday, 30th of June 2009 03:00 AM(Amanda Rosenfeld reporting)
Gavin Smith was eliminated in the last hour of the evening. His opponent made a 96543 to take the pot.
Nam Le eliminated John Monnette when he made a J7542 and Monnette could not improve.
Jacabo Fernandez eliminated a player.
Amnon Filippi won a couple pots off of Daniel Negreanu making a 86 to Daniel's 87.
Other than that action slowed. All that could be heard in the Brazilia room were yawns.
The players were told there would be 4 more hands in the night.
There are 78 players remaining.
Tuesday, 30th of June 2009 02:00 AM(Amanda Rosenfeld reporting)
Matt Glantz and Chris Ferguson were eliminated from the tournament.
On the first draw, Jimmy Fricke drew 2 and so did Fabrice Soulier. Fricke bet and Soulier called. The second draw, Fricke stood pat and Soulier drew 1. Fricke bet and Soulier made the call. The last draw Fricke was pat and Soulier drew 1. Both players check and Jimmy Fricke showed a 96532 to take the pot.
Amnon Filippi drew 1 on the first draw. Jon Turner drew 2. Amnon bet and Turner called. Amnon was pat and Turner drew 2. Amnon bet and Turner folded his hand.
Jeffrey Lisandro was eliminated from the tournament.
Steve Sung made the nuts against an opponent. He made 75432 on the last draw and was called. He took in a good sized pot.
On the second draw Daniel Negreanu drew 1 card and checked. His opponent drew 1 card and also checked. On the third draw, Daniel Negreanu drew 1 as did the other player. Daniel bet and the other player called. Daniel showed 98762 to take the pot.
The players have the remaining 20 minutes on this level and then one more to play tonight. They should be finished around 3:05 a.m. local time.
Tuesday, 30th of June 2009 01:00 AM(Amanda Rosenfeld reporting)
Allen Kessler is running good!: On the first draw, Kessler drew 1 and bet. His opponent drew 2 and called. On the second draw, Kessler drew 1 and checked. His opponent drew 1 and checked behind. On the third draw, both players were pat. They both checked and Kessler showed a 87642.
Greg Raymer and Dennis Phillips were also eliminated from the tournament.
Hasan Habib was seen winning a good pot with a 87632 low.
Gavin Smith busted a player from the tournament. He ended up making a 76532 on the last draw.
Jimmy Fricke was seen betting after standing pat on the last draw. Chris "Jesus" Ferguson also stood pat. He called the bet and Fricke turned over a 76432 and Ferguson mucked his cards. He was left with just 800 in chips.
Monday, 29th of June 2009 12:00 AM(Amanda Rosenfeld reporting)
Daniel Negreanu has been moved to Todd Brunson and Mike Sexton's table.
An under the gun player raised, and Daniel from the big blind reraised. The under the gun player made the call. On the first draw, Daniel drew 1 and his opponent drew 2. Daniel bet and his opponent called. On the second draw, Daniel drew 1 and so did the other player. Daniel check calls a bet from his opponent. On the last draw, Daniel Negreanu drew 1 and his opponent stood pat. Both players check and the other player turns over T7654 for a ten low and Daniel mucks his cards.
On the first draw, Jimmy Fricke drew 2 cards as did Rob Hollink. Jimmy Fricke bet and Hollink made the call. Jimmy Fricke drew 1 card on the second draw and bet. Hollink drew 2 cards and called. On the last draw, Fricke stood pat and Hollink drew 1 card. Both player's check and Fricke turns over 87432 to win the pot.
On the second draw, Jeffrey Lisandro drew 1 card and bet into his opponent who drew 3 cards. His opponent made the call. On the last draw Lisandro stood pat and bet. His opponent drew 1 and folded to a bet from Lisandro. Lisandro turned over 76543 ( which is a straight also not a good hand in triple draw). His opponent stated that he had him when he had made an A low.
A couple of tables including Daniel Negreanu's was talking about how they do not like that they take a 1 hour dinner break after 4 levels of play. Most players would rather go without the break.
Monday, 29th of June 2009 11:00 PM(Amanda Rosenfeld reporting)
The players are just returning from their dinner break. They return to levels of:
Here are some chip counts coming back from break:
Amnon Filippi - 9,200
Stay tuned as action continues from the brazilia room.
Monday, 29th of June 2009 10:00 PM(Amanda Rosenfeld reporting)
The clock reads 222 players left out of 258. It seems that Erick Lindgren and Chino Rheem have been eliminated from the tournament as their seats were empty at Gavin Smith's table.
John Monnette filled Lindgren's seat. He was heads up against Gavin Smith. Both players drew 1 card on the second draw. On the third draw, John Monnette was pat and Gavin Smith drew 1. Both players checked. Monnette turned up T9653 to take the entire pot.
We caught up to a funny hand where Mike Sexton limped from the small blind and Todd Brunson checked from the big blind. Mike Sexton Drew 4 and Todd Brunson drew 1. Sexton checked and Brunson bet. Sexton raised and Todd Brunson reraised. Mike Sexton made the call. On the second draw, Mike Sexton was pat and Todd Brunson drew 1. Sexton bet and Brunson raised. Sexton made the call. The third draw, Mike Sexton stood pat and checked over to Brunson who had also stood pat. Brunson bets and Sexton thinks about the call before he ultimately folds saying that he had an 8 low.
Under the Gun Nam Le raised and Mimi Tran reraised. Everyone folded over to Le who called. On The first draw, both players drew two cards. Mimi Tran bet and Nam Le called. On the second draw, Mimi Tran drew 1 and Nam Le drew 2. Mimi Tran bet the action and Nam Le called. The third draw, Mimi Tran drew 1 card and Nam Le was pat. Both players checked. Nam turned up a 87642 and Mimi Tran showed that she started with 7532 and bricked. Nam Le took in the pot.
Daniel Negreanu is now sitting next to Greg "FBT" Mueller. They are both getting massages while they laugh around with each other.
Allen Kessler was seen winning a pot after he said " I have no chance to win" He showed a 87643 against one opponent. His opponent mucked and Kessler's prediction was wrong as he raked in the pot.
The players are now on their 1 hour dinner break.
Monday, 29th of June 2009 09:00 PM(Amanda Rosenfeld reporting)
Shannon Elizabeth has already been eliminated from the tournament. She was all in drawing 1 card while here opponent stood pat. He turned up a 76 low and Elizabeth made a T7 low and left the tournament area.
Nam Le was seen betting after he stood pat on the third draw and his opponent had drawn one card. His opponent made the call. Nam Le showed a 76542 and his opponent mucked. Le took in a decent sized pot early on.
Chino Rheem was seen winning a pot when he made a 97642.
Shawn Sheikhan was also seen winning a decent pot when he made a 87 low.
John Phan, Matt Glantz and Dennis Phillips are all sitting at the same table together.
Jon Turner was seen winning a pot after he raised the second draw and bet out after the third draw. His opponent mucked his cards.
Eli Elezra and Pat Pezzin have been eliminated from the tournament.
Jeffrey Lisandro is in the mix. Can he win his 4th? Pokerpages will have LIVE coverage throughout the night so Stay Tuned!
Monday, 29th of June 2009 08:00 PM
(Jackie Witt Reporting)
Players just got back from the first break of the tournament. There are several other players that have just shown up. Greg Raymer, Hoyt Corkins, Barry Greenstein, Greg Mueller, Chris Ferguson, John Juanda, Todd Brunson, Alex Kravchenko, Marcel Luske, and Hasan Habib. The clock shows 258 players.
Monday, 29th of June 2009 07:00 PM
(Jackie Witt Reporting)
There are a few tough tables forming in the tournament room so far. Table 196 has Erick Lindgren, Gavin Smith, and Chino Rheem. Some new familiar faces include, Eli Elezra, Kelly Kim, Alex Jacob, Daniel Negreanu, Jeff Lisandro, Steve Wong, Max Pescatori, Daniel Alaei, and Victor Ramdin.
Bill Chen tries to takes the blinds. He called from the small blind, and the big blind elected to see some free cards. It was heads up, and Chen took three cards. The big blind took four cards. Chen bet and was called. The second draw saw each player draw one. Chen check called a bet from his opponent. Chen then drew one, and his opponent stood pat. Both checked, and Chen showed a J 7 low, but his opponent had a 9 6 to take down the pot.
Monday, 29th of June 2009 06:00 PM
(Jackie Witt Reporting)
It is hard to believe that we are getting into the last events offered at the WSOP this year. Today marks the beginning of Event 55 which is the $2,500 Limit Dues to Seven Triple Draw Lowball tournament. This is not a widely known game, but it is starting to gain more popularity in recent years. The name of the game is low 2-7. Players get five cards, and have three chances to discard to get the lowest hand without a straight; ace is high. The nuts in this game is 2-3-4-5-7.
There are a number of pro players lining the field today. Some of the names seen so far are Thor Hansen, Steve Zolotow, Robert Mizrachi, Nikolay Evdakov, Bill Chen, Shannon Elizabeth, Steve Sung, Mike Sexton, and David Skansky. There is sure to be more notable players showing up as the tournament proceeds.
While a massive group of hopefuls take to the felt in the other event kicking off today, a $1,500 No Limit Hold'em tournament, this group is likely to be smaller and more recognizable due to the game being played. Deuce to Seven Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) isn't the game of choice of every poker player out there, but it is a popular offering for the pros. No doubt the quality of play will be high as the pros take to the felt one more time to battle it out for some WSOP hardware. Cards fly at 5 p.m. PDT and Poker Pages will be there to bring you all of the LIVE action.
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