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!