2011 World Series of Poker

Event #9: $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball
Day: 1
Event Info

2011 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Level Info
6,000 / 12,000

No Limit Deuce to Seven Day 1 Completed

Level 8 : 200/400, 100 ante
George Lind III - Photo from the Omaha Hi-Low event a few days ago.
George Lind III - Photo from the Omaha Hi-Low event a few days ago.

After eight levels of No Limit Deuce to Seven Single Draw we've eliminated nearly 75% of the field. And what a star-studded field it was. We saw the likes of Barry Greenstein, Phill Hellmuth, David Williams, Greg Raymer, David Singer, Doyle Brunson, Erik Seidel, Michael Mizrachi and Jean-Robert Bellande among others, all find their place on the rail.

But even more important is the amount of notable pros that will be in action tomorrow. Among the 73 players left are Phil Laak, Jason Mercier, Shaun Deeb, Eli Elezra, Justin Bonomo, Bertrand "Elky" Grospellier, Galen Hall and five-time Deuce to Seven bracelet winner, Billy Baxter.

For most of the day Travis Pearson led our field, fresh off of his $1,500 Omaha 8 or Better final table. At one point he had almost 45,000 when nobody else had crossed the 30,000 chip mark. But some setbacks towards the end of the day left him bagging up just 33,600, still one of our top five stacks. Our current chip leader is George Lind III with an astounding 52,200. Lind III made his move in the very last level to put himself in excellent position heading into day 2.

You will definitely want to check back in tomorrow as this is sure to have a fantastic list of names that make the money and you never know what is going to happen in a no-limit game. The action has been fierce already but can only get hotter on moving day. We'll see you all back tomorrow at 3pm local time when action commences in the Amazon Room.