2012 World Series of Poker

Event 30: $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball
Day: 1
Event Info

2012 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winner
Winning Hand
9x8x7x3x
Prize
$101,975
Event Info
Buy-in
$1,500
Prize Pool
$384,750
Entries
285
Level Info
Level
20
Blinds
5,000 / 10,000
Ante
3,000

Event 30: $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball

Day 1 Completed

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Player Chips Progress
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
86,100
75
75
WSOP 5X Winner
Andrew Lichtenberger us
Andrew Lichtenberger
63,150
WSOP 1X Winner
Brandon Cantu us
Brandon Cantu
61,750
WSOP 2X Winner
John Phan us
John Phan
47,900
Leo Margets es
Leo Margets
35,750
WSOP 1X Winner
Winamax
Scott Fischman us
Scott Fischman
34,875
Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
33,875
WSOP 1X Winner
Jesse Martin us
Jesse Martin
33,850
WSOP 2X Winner
Bradley Libson us
Bradley Libson
30,875
Aaron Jones us
Aaron Jones
29,475
Dario Alioto it
Dario Alioto
29,075
WSOP 1X Winner
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
28,800
16,600
16,600
WSOP 10X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Stuart Rutter gb
Stuart Rutter
26,575
Brian Brubaker us
Brian Brubaker
25,725
WSOP 1X Winner
Rep Porter us
Rep Porter
25,575
WSOP 3X Winner
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
25,500
WSOP 3X Winner
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
25,450
Farzad Bonyadi us
Farzad Bonyadi
22,475
WSOP 4X Winner
Michael Benvenuti us
Michael Benvenuti
22,400
Hasan Habib us
Hasan Habib
21,875
16,375
16,375
WSOP 1X Winner
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
21,650
Robert Toye us
Robert Toye
21,275
Christopher George us
Christopher George
21,175
Mikko Pispala fi
Mikko Pispala
19,675
Nicholas Verkaik ca
Nicholas Verkaik
19,550

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Michael Mizrachi Leads 66 Players Going into Day 2

Level 8 : 200/400, 100 ante
Michael Mizrachi
Michael Mizrachi

With no open No Limit Hold'em even starting all pros had their eyes on the $1,500 2-7 No Limit Draw Lowball tournament. The event drew a total of 285 players and after eight levels of play we are down to just 66. The star-studded field is lead by none other then $50,000 Players Championship winner and Main Event finalist Michael Mizrachi who bagged up 86,025.

Players started with 1,500 in tournament chips and two lammer worth 1,500 each, and the action was fast and furious from the start. Phil Ivey was amongst the early casualties while PokerNews' own Donnie Peters was battling it out against Liv Boeree and Brandon Cantu, on a table where plenty of fun things happened. Peters lasted for a long time, but eventually busted out towards the end. Cantu and Boeree both survived the day and will come back with respectively 61,750 and 5,000.

Newly crowned World Series of Poker champion ($1,500 Pot Limit Omaha) Vincent van der Fluit also competed in one of his favorite games, but he as well didn't last too long. Female star Leo Margets also showed up as she proved to have quite the 2-7 game under her belt, she finished the day with 35,750.

Among the other survivors we saw notables like Andrew Lichtenberger (63,150), John Phan (61,750) and Scott Fischman (34,875) who will come back with big stacks. The acton will resume tomorrow at 2:00 PM local time as we will try to get to a final table of seven.

Make sure to tune back in to PokerNews.com as we bring you all the live updates!

Tags: Andrew LichtenbergerBrandon CantuMichael Mizrachi

Day 2 Seating Assignments and Chip Counts

Level 8 : 200/400, 100 ante
TableSeatNameChip Count
4472Chris Swan6,825
4473Philippe Narboni10,100
4474Erik Seidel28,800
4475Matt Graham19,225
4476David Sklansky11,375
4477Jennifer Harman15,550
    
4481Ted Forrest7,525
4482Hasan Habib21,875
4483Andrew Lichtenberger63,150
4484Nicholas Verkaik19,550
4485Brandon Cantu61,750
4486Charalampos Lappas15,075
4487Galen Hall33,875
    
4491Leonor Margets35,750
4492Ryan Tepen12,400
4493Dylan Wilkerson7,125
4494Farzad Bonyadi22,475
4495Bryce Yockey9,375
4496Mark Dickstein6,800
    
4501Jeffrey Mervis11,500
4502John Hardin7,700
4503Bradley Libson30,875
4504Bertrand Grospellier21,650
4505Lee Watkinson11,975
4506Michael Watson5,950
4507Erick Lindgren16,800
    
4531Bryan Micon16,600
4532Jon Turner25,450
4533Richard Castro18,675
4534Stuart Rutter26,575
4535Nick Brancato13,700
4536Jeff Tims11,650
4537Brian Brubaker25,725
    
4541John Phan47,900
4542Michael Binger5,750
4543Lee Goldman13,100
4544Rep Porter25,575
4545Robert Toye21,275
4546Liv Boeree5,000
4547Michael Benvenuti22,400
    
4551Mikko Pispala19,675
4552Steven Hansen12,400
4553Mark Trombley14,050
4554Jonathan Krela8,700
4555Dario Alioto29,075
4556Steven Albini8,325
4557Anton Makiievskyi10,900
    
4561Todd Bryson19,125
4562Larry Wright15,450
4563Mark Johns14,850
4564Alexander Meidinger16,425
4565Jesse Martin33,850
4566Scott Fischman34,875
4567Berj Kacherian6,750
    
4591Elia Ahmadian9,325
4592Michael Mizrachi86,100
4593Paul Volpe25,500
4594Aaron Steury12,700
4595Christopher George21,175
4596Shunjiro Uchida12,700
    
4601Bryan Devonshire13,025
4602Aaron Jones29,475
4603Greg Raymer14,525
4604Michael Smith6,875
4605Konstantin Puchkov12,050
4607Justin Borrego8,725

Official End of Day Chip Counts

Player Chips Progress
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
86,025
-5,975
-5,975
WSOP 5X Winner
Andrew Lichtenberger us
Andrew Lichtenberger
63,150
7,150
7,150
WSOP 1X Winner
Brandon Cantu us
Brandon Cantu
61,750
39,750
39,750
WSOP 2X Winner
John Phan us
John Phan
47,900
29,900
29,900
Leo Margets es
Leo Margets
35,750
9,750
9,750
WSOP 1X Winner
Winamax
Scott Fischman us
Scott Fischman
34,875
11,875
11,875
Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
33,875
11,875
11,875
WSOP 1X Winner
Aaron Jones us
Aaron Jones
29,475
3,975
3,975
Dario Alioto it
Dario Alioto
29,075
21,575
21,575
WSOP 1X Winner
Stuart Rutter gb
Stuart Rutter
26,575
4,575
4,575
Brian Brubaker us
Brian Brubaker
25,725
10,725
10,725
WSOP 1X Winner
Rep Porter us
Rep Porter
25,575
6,075
6,075
WSOP 3X Winner
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
25,450
13,450
13,450
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
21,650
5,050
5,050
Nicholas Verkaik ca
Nicholas Verkaik
19,550
4,150
4,150
Matt Graham us
Matt Graham
19,225
11,425
11,425
Erick Lindgren us
Erick Lindgren
16,875
14,125
14,125
WSOP 2X Winner
Bryan Micon ag
Bryan Micon
16,600
5,600
5,600
Jennifer Harman us
Jennifer Harman
15,550
-450
-450
WSOP 2X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Greg Raymer us
Greg Raymer
14,525
4,525
4,525
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Lee Goldman us
Lee Goldman
13,100
100
100
Bryan Devonshire us
Bryan Devonshire
13,025
-4,975
-4,975
Konstantin Puchkov ru
Konstantin Puchkov
12,050
-3,450
-3,450
WSOP 1X Winner
Lee Watkinson us
Lee Watkinson
11,975
3,775
3,775
WSOP 1X Winner
David Sklansky us
David Sklansky
11,375
375
375
WSOP 3X Winner

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Binger Makes Great Call, Can't Hold

Michael Binger agonized over calling a 12,200 late position shove whilst sat in the blinds. He made the write call but couldn't draw to stay ahead.

His {7-}{6-}{3-}{2-} found a {10-}, and that lost out to his opponent who had {9-}{8-}{2-}{5-} and drew a {3-}.

He's doing better than Greg Mueller though who was seen wandering the hallways.

Player Chips Progress
Michael Binger us
Michael Binger
11,000
4,400
4,400
Greg Mueller ca
Greg Mueller
Busted
WSOP 3X Winner

Tags: Greg MuellerMichael Binger

Mizrachi Has the World

Michael Mizrachi
Michael Mizrachi

It seems you just have to have "No-Limit" at the end of any poker variation and Michael Mizrachi has the ability to build huge stacks.

He was chip leader before, but now he's clear chip leader after busting Matt Woodward. Mizrachi called the shove and both drew one.

Mizrachi: {6-}{4-}{3-}{2-}
Woodward: {6-}{5-}{4-}{2-}

It was anyone's game but Mizrachi drew a {9-} to beat Woodward's {k-Hearts}.

"Haven't seen you miss a draw today!" commented Lee Watkinson from the other end of the table.

Player Chips Progress
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
92,000
31,000
31,000
WSOP 5X Winner
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
Busted
WSOP 1X Winner
Matt Woodward us
Matt Woodward
Busted

Tags: Matt WoodwardMichael Mizrachi

Peters Chewed Up, and Spat Out

Donnie Peters eliminated
Donnie Peters eliminated

PokerNews' representative in this event, Donnie Peters, has busted. He'd been suffering from a severe headache for hours so will probably be glad to get in a dark room and sleep it off.

A player raised to 800 and Peters shoved for 4,650. Lichtenberger was in the small blind and re-jammed. The original raiser called all in, and then the three players all drew one.

Player one: {7-}{5-}{4-}{2-} - {q-}
Peters: {10-}{8-}{2-}{5-} - {k-}
Lichtenberger: {8-}{5-}{4-}{3-} - {6-}

Lichtenberger drew the best and eliminated Peters and the other opponent.

Player Chips Progress
Andrew Lichtenberger us
Andrew Lichtenberger
56,000
51,500
51,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Donnie Peters us
Donnie Peters
Busted
PokerNews

Tags: Andrew LichtenbergerDonnie Peters

No Luck For Hall

Galen Hall raised it up to 900 after which both blinds, Greg Mueller and Scott Fischman, made the call.

Mueller drew two cards, and before Fischman could announce his action Hall had already threw out two cards.

"I don't even need to know if you're patting, I'm sure about hitting this one," Hall said with a smile after which Fischman decided to stay pat.

All players checked quickly and Fischman took it down with {J-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}, and both his opponents mucked quickly.

Player Chips Progress
Scott Fischman us
Scott Fischman
23,000
8,000
8,000
Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
22,000
6,000
6,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Greg Mueller ca
Greg Mueller
14,000
WSOP 3X Winner

Tags: Scott FischmanGreg MuellerGalen Hall