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Event 60: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit)
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Highlights

Event 60: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit)
Day 1 Completed

Day 1 in The Books: Konstantin Puchkov Poised to Make History

tayke2 • Level 8: 400-800, 200 ante
Mike Wattel Near the Top
Mike Wattel Near the Top

And that’ll do it for tonight! 101 of the best players in the world ponied up the $10,000 entry fee for this event, and 54 of them survived the night. At most tournaments, we are lucky to find two or three famous faces at the same table. Well at this tournament, it was rare to see two or three faces that we DIDN’T recognize. It truly was a star studded field and at the end of the night your chip leader is none other than Konstantin Puchkov who bagged 133,400. Puchkov is looking to make WSOP history, as a cash in this event would be a record breaking 11th for him on the series. Not far behind are Hertzel Zalewki (107,700) and Hasan Habib (104,700).

The big story of the night was the return of the 10-time bracelet winner Johnny Chan, who made his first appearance at the Rio all summer. Chan cashed in this event last year, finishing 12th, but he will not be able to top that this year, as he was eliminated just before the end of the night.

Some of the players who joined Chan out the door included Phil Hellmuth, Brandon Cantu, Chad Brown, Shaun Deeb, Josh Brikis, Bryn Kenney, and Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi.

It was a great day for former champions of this event. Last year’s winner John Juanda is looking to defend his title, and he will come into tomorrow with 63,000 chips. David “Bakes” Baker won this event two years ago, and he has 37,900 chips. In 2009, Nick Schulman took down the event, and he is also still alive with 65,000. Before 2009, this event played out as a $5,000 with rebuys, and the champions of that in 2008 and 2007, Mike Matusow (33,400) and Erik Seidel (91,200), will also return tomorrow looking for another bracelet!

In addition to those players, there is a near endless list of big names who are moving on to tomorrow. Just a few include Daniel Negreanu (94,200), Jason Mercier (89,000), Michael Binger (86,300), Tom Schneider (82,900), Ali Eslami (75,800), and Phil Galfond (41,200), amongst several others.

The 54 remaining players have bagged and tagged their chips, and they will come back tomorrow at 2 pm. They will play ten levels, or until they reach the final seven players, whichever comes first. Be sure to tune in tomorrow, as it should be an exciting end to the preliminary events here at the 2012 WSOP! For now, good night from Las Vegas!

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

YorkshirePud
Konstantin Puchkov ru
Konstantin Puchkov
ru 133,400
Rep Porter us
Rep Porter
us 115,400
Hertzel Zalewski
Hertzel Zalewski
107,700
Hasan Habib us
Hasan Habib
us 104,700
Jose-Luis Velador US
Jose-Luis Velador
US 98,400
Mike Wattel us
Mike Wattel
us 96,700 4,000
Benjamin Parker US
Benjamin Parker
US 95,500
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 94,200
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 91,200
Andy Bloch us
Andy Bloch
us 89,100
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 89,000
Michael Binger us
Michael Binger
us 86,300
Tom Schneider us
Tom Schneider
us 82,900
Calvin Anderson us
Calvin Anderson
us 77,600
Ali Eslami us
Ali Eslami
us 75,800
Michael Watson ca
Michael Watson
ca 71,000
Jesse Martin us
Jesse Martin
us 69,000
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us 65,000
Todd Barlow us
Todd Barlow
us 63,300
John Juanda id
John Juanda
id 63,000 -2,000
Jean-Robert Bellande us
Jean-Robert Bellande
us 62,500
Vincent van der Fluit nl
Vincent van der Fluit
nl 62,000
Marco Traniello it
Marco Traniello
it 58,500
James Bechtel
James Bechtel
58,000
Jared Bleznick us
Jared Bleznick
us 54,600

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End of the Night Counts

Josh_Cahlik
Konstantin Puchkov ru
Konstantin Puchkov
ru 133,400 106,400
Hertzel Zalewski
Hertzel Zalewski
107,700
Hasan Habib us
Hasan Habib
us 104,700 56,700
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 94,200 16,200
Mike Wattel us
Mike Wattel
us 92,700
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 91,200 35,700
Andy Bloch us
Andy Bloch
us 89,100 -10,900
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 89,000 -6,000
Michael Binger us
Michael Binger
us 86,300 16,300
Tom Schneider us
Tom Schneider
us 82,900 18,900
Ali Eslami
Ali Eslami
75,800 34,800
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us 65,000 -8,000
John Juanda id
John Juanda
id 65,000 -43,000
Jean-Robert Bellande us
Jean-Robert Bellande
us 62,500 33,500
Vincent van der Fluit nl
Vincent van der Fluit
nl 62,000 3,000
Marco Traniello it
Marco Traniello
it 58,500 16,500
Jim Bechtel us
Jim Bechtel
us 58,000 28,000
David Bakes Baker us
David Bakes Baker
us 57,900 9,900
Jared Bleznick us
Jared Bleznick
us 54,600 16,600
Phil Galfond us
Phil Galfond
us 41,200 -3,800
George Danzer de
George Danzer
de 40,500 -27,500
John Monnette us
John Monnette
us 40,100 -900
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 38,900 -3,100
Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
us 33,400 3,400
Ville Wahlbeck fi
Ville Wahlbeck
fi 32,500 2,500

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Five More!

Josh_Cahlik • Level 8: 400-800, 200 ante

Tournament staff has announced five more hands before bagging and tagging for the evening.

Chan Busto

tayke2

There will be no bracelet 11 for Johnny Chan. He has just been eliminated. We didn't catch the action, but we do know that the hand that beat him was {9-}{8-}{7-}{4-}{2-}. Chan his the rail just moments before the day is done.

Johnny Chan us
Johnny Chan
us Busted

Pokernews to Table 357!

tayke2 • Level 8: 400-800, 200 ante

These were the words we heard Ali Eslami shout from his table, so we wandered over to take a look. As we arrived, it seemed obvious why. Marco Traniello has been holed up at that table all day, and there was recently an empty seat that was formerly filled by Bryn Kenney. However, after his elimination, a new player had to be brought in, and of all the people to fill the seat, it was Jennifer Harman. For those of you that don't know, Traniello and Harman are happily married and have twin boys together. Let's hope this tournament doesn't cause any problems at the house!

Seventy-Six Trombones

Josh_Cahlik
Jason Mercier Flirts with 100,000
Jason Mercier Flirts with 100,000

We caught up during the draw to see Jason Mercier take one card while Scott Fischman stood pat. With about 5,500 in the pot Mercier bet 5,400.

Fischman called the bet and Mercier showed a seventy-six in the form of {7-}{6-}{5-}{4-}{2-}. Fischman mucked his hand and Mercier scooped another sizable pot. He's currently at about 95,000.

Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 95,000 27,000
Scott Fischman US
Scott Fischman
US 13,000 -2,000

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New Table of Death

Josh_Cahlik • Level 8: 400-800, 200 ante

A new super stacked table has emerged for the last half hour of play of the evening.

Seat 1: Mike Wattel
Seat 2: Mike Matusow
Seat 3: Todd Brunson
Seat 4: Daniel Negreanu
Seat 5: Phil Galfond
Seat 6: Nick Schulman
Seat 7: Erik Seidel

Seidel was the most recent addition to this table and Matusow was the first one to note how many "sickos" were seated at this table. Fortunately for all of the players there, they will only have to deal with the talents of those around them for thirty more minutes before bagging and tagging at the end of the night.