Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
The second day of Event #43: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball is officially in the books! Play began today with 55 of the 87 original entrants returning to the felt. By the end of the day, the official final table of seven was reached with none other than six-time WSOP bracelet winner Layne Flack leading the way. Flack leads a star-studded final table whose participants own a combined 16 gold WSOP bracelets.
Flack, who sat among the chip leaders for most of the day, will be a force to be reckoned with heading into the final table. Hot on Flack's heels is Jesse Martin who is still in search for his first gold bracelet. Rounding out the top three is none other than David "Bakes" Baker who won this very event back in 2010. This event marks Baker's fourth official final table appearance at the 2013 WSOP. Baker has proven his skill in 2-7 once in the past and the combination of his experience and skill may be enough to land a third bracelet around his wrist.
With the stacked field that turned out for this event it was no shock that almost every name to hit the rail was recognizable. Players like Erik Seidel, Jean-Robert Bellande, Johnny Chan, 2009 & 2012 champion Nick Schulman, Phil Galfond, Billy Baxter, Joseph Cheong, Phil Ivey, Ali Eslami, Tom Schneider, and Frank Kassela all fell before the money was reached. As the players were whittled down to the final fifteen, the bubble loomed. In the end, it was birthday boy Brian Hastings who would also adopt the title of bubble boy. Hastings fell to Calvin Anderson and the field was officially in the money.
Players dropped quickly after the money was reached with Dan O'Brien, Larry Wright, and Naoya Kihara being the first three to go. All three collected $16,601 in prize money. Start-of-day chip leader Anderson was the next to fall and was forced to settle for an eleventh place finish. Following Anderson out the door and also taking home $19,283 were James Lee and Ashton Griffin, respectively. The elimination of Griffin prompted a total redraw to the unofficial final table of eight where Paul Volpe became the final casualty of the night when he was eliminated by Konstantin Puchkov.
Official Final Table
|4||David "Bakes" Baker*||USA||379,500|
*Denotes that the player is a bracelet winner.
The final table will commence play at 2:00 PM PST on Tuesday right here in the Amazon room of the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino. Be sure to stay tuned to all of our live updates as document the crowning of the newest WSOP champion!
Jon Turner raised to 15,000 in the hijack seat, Konstantin Puchkov called in the cutoff, and Paul Volpe moved all in for 65,000 out of the big blind. Turner quickly folded, and Puchkov went into the tank.
"Slow roll, chirp," Mark Herm said from the rail.
"Yup," Volpe said.
Finally Puchkov called. Volpe stood pat, Puchkov drew one, and Volpe fanned . Puchkov was drawing very live with and started to squeeze his down card. After squeezing it, he slowly picked it up off of the felt so that only he could see it, and after two or three seconds revealed a , giving him a winning ten-seven.
Volpe will receive $22,399 for his eighth-place finish - the highest of his World Series of Poker career.
Unofficial Final Table
|5||David "Bakes" Baker|
Jon Turner raised to 15,000 in the cutoff, and Ashton Griffin, who was recently crippled by Layne Flack in a hand where Flack made an eighty-seve, moved all in for 93,000 on the button. Both blinds released, and the action was back on Turner, who tanked for a considerable amount of time before calling.
Turner stood pat fairly quickly, and then it was Griffin's turn to tank. He placed his hands on his head, closing his eyes to assess the situation as best he could. Finally, he spoke to Turner, and what he said sounded like, "I remember you saying something about taking your time."
Finally, Griffin flicked one card away, and Turner sighed. He showed , and obviously didn't want Griffin to draw to a better hand. Griffin showed , and could survive with a seven, six, or four.
Unfortunately for Griffin he turned over an , and was eliminated in ninth place for $19,283.
The remaining eight players will join together at the unofficial final table. We will have a seat draw and counts for you shortly.
David Bakes Baker raised to 13,000 from the button and found an all in bet from Konstantin Puchkov in the small blind. John Hennigan folded from the big blind and Baker announced a call. Both players drew one and then fanned their cards.
Both players drew a , giving Puchkov the best low with ten-seven. He was able to double to roughly 90,000 in chips.
Jesse Martin raised to 17,000 on the button, Paul Volpe called in the small blind, and David "Bakes" Baker three-bet to 56,000 in the big blind. Martin folded, and Volpe tank-called.
Volpe drew one, Baker stood pat, and both players checked.
"Queen," Volpe announced.
Baker showed the , winning the pot.
Jon Turner raised to 15,000 on the button, Jeff Lisandro defended his big blind, and then the five-time bracelet winner stood pat. Turner drew one card, Lisandro led out for 16,000, and Turner called.
"Jack," Lisandro announced.
"Jack what?" Turner asked.
"Nine," Lisandro responded, spreading . Turner mucked his hand.