Day 2 of Event 60: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit) is officially in the books. With only ten players remaining, Ashton Griffin is leading the way with a stack of 638,000.
With the field as stacked as it was for this event, it's not shocker that almost all of the players that were sent home today were easily recognizable names. Some of those to go home without a cash include Jennifer Harman, Phil Ivey, David Williams, Phil Galfond, Lyle Berman, Barry Greenstein, Jean-Robert Bellande, Justin Bonomo, and David Bakes Baker.
Once we hit the final fourteen players we were officially in the money. The few players that were sent home before play ended for the evening were Marco Traniello (14th), Daniel Negreanu (13th), Jason Mercier (12th), and Erik Seidel (11th).
Nick Schulman absolutely dominated Day 2 play and will be coming into Day 3 as one of the top stacks. Schulman is an expert at this game and earned his first bracelet in this event back in 2009 during Event 23 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw. Schulman will be bringing 558,000 with him to the final day of play.
Returning tomorrow is reigning champion of this event John Juanda. Juanda famously came back from an astounding chip deficit last year to defeat then eleven-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth heads up. Juanda earned his fifth bracelet last year and is looking to go back-to-back in order to defend his title and put a sixth piece of jewelry around his wrist. Juanda will come into Day 3 with 363,000 in chips.
Larry Wright and Andy Bloch will also be returning to Day 3. Both Wright and Bloch were able to earn their first bracelets earlier in the 2012 WSOP and are looking to go for number two tomorrow. Wright could potentially take an unofficial title as the best 2-7 draw lowball player in the world, as Wright's first bracelet was in Event 30: $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball.
Two tables of five will return tomorrow for Day 3. They will combine at eight players and the official final table will be reached when seven players remain. Cards will be in the air at 2:00 PM tomorrow. Join us as we crown the champion of the final open WSOP event before the Main Event. Until tomorrow!