2013 World Series of Poker

Event #59: $2,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
Day: 1
Event Info

2013 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winner
Winning Hand
9x8x6x5x2x
Prize
$173,236
Event Info
Buy-in
$2,500
Entries
282
Level Info
Level
26
Limits
30,000 / 60,000
Ante
0

Event #59: $2,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball

Day 1 Completed

Juijen Chang Leads the Way, Michael Mizrachi Right Behind Him

Level 8 : 500/1,000, 0 ante
Juijen Chang
Juijen Chang

Today saw the start of the last non-flop games at the WSOP, as Day 1 of Event #59 $2,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball completed. After eight levels of drawing and standing pat, Juijen Chang leads the way with a massive stack of 66,000. The only player within 20,000 of him is none other then Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi, who ended the night with 58,300 despite sitting out the last level of the night.

282 players ponied up the buy in for this event, well above the 228 from last year. Over half of the field was eliminated today, and some of the causalities included Phil Galfond, Greg Raymer, John Juanda, Barry Greenstein, Billy Baxter, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, and Alex Kravchenko.

It wasn't all bad news for the notables, as a slew of them made it through the day. Amongst those still alive are David “ODB” Baker (46,900), Gavin Smith (36,900), Daniel Negreanu (24,400), Mike Leah (23,000), Scott Seiver (18,900) and 2013 WSOP bracelet winners Marco Johnson (40,000), Tom Schneider (32,300), David Chiu (28,500), Daniel Idema (21,500), Vladimir Shchemelev (13,700), and Jesse Martin (12,800).

The 88 surviving players will return tomorrow at 2 p.m. local time to play ten more levels of triple draw poker. The plan is to play ten levels, or until a final table has been reached: whichever comes first. As always, Pokernews.com will be here with all of your up to date action. Thanks for tuning in, and good night from Las Vegas!

End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Level 8 : 500/1,000, 0 ante
Player Chips Progress
Juijen Chang us
Juijen Chang
66,000
66,000
66,000
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
58,300
16,800
16,800
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 5X Winner
David "ODB" Baker us
David "ODB" Baker
46,900
20,900
20,900
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 3X Winner
Ryan Tepen us
Ryan Tepen
43,900
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
42,600
26,600
26,600
WSOP 3X Winner
Run It Once
Dale Townsend au
Dale Townsend
41,100
Farzad Bonyadi us
Farzad Bonyadi
40,000
40,000
40,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
40,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 2X Winner
Leonard Martin us
Leonard Martin
39,500
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
37,700
22,700
22,700
DID NOT REPORT 1 us
DID NOT REPORT 1
37,100
Gavin Smith us
Gavin Smith
36,900
1,900
1,900
Shunjiro Uchida us
Shunjiro Uchida
35,500
Alexander Condon us
Alexander Condon
35,000
35,000
35,000
Matthew Smith us
Matthew Smith
34,800
Mikey Stotz us
Mikey Stotz
34,500
34,500
34,500
Kevin Iacofano us
Kevin Iacofano
34,000
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
33,700
-4,100
-4,100
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 4X Winner
Naoya Kihara jp
Naoya Kihara
33,300
15,800
15,800
Travis Pearson us
Travis Pearson
33,200
33,200
33,200
Tom Schneider us
Tom Schneider
32,300
-9,700
-9,700
WSOP 4X Winner
Sebastien Sabic fr
Sebastien Sabic
31,900
31,900
31,900
Dany Georges us
Dany Georges
31,700
31,700
31,700
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
31,000
-13,000
-13,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Eric Wasserson us
Eric Wasserson
31,000
-7,000
-7,000
$25K Fantasy

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Mercier Survives

Level 8 : 500/1,000, 0 ante

As Table 364 pushed through the last four hands of the night, a short-stacked Jason Mercier tried on a couple of occasions to get his last chips in the middle, finally getting a taker on the final hand in Timothy Finne.

Mercier raised, Finne three-bet from the blinds, and Mercier called. Finne took one card and Mercier two, then Finne bet, Mercier raised, Finne reraised, and Mercier called all in.

Both then stood pat on the last two draws, and Mercier showed {8-}{6-}{5-}{4-}{2-}. Finne flashed a {9-}, and Mercier scooped the chips to survive to Day 2.

"2 p.m. can't come soon enough!" said Mercier somewhat wryly, noting tomorrow's restart time. He then looked up at the board to see the number of remaining players. "There's only f***ing 90 people left? Why not just give me the bracelet now!" he cracked.

Player Chips Progress
Timothy Finne us
Timothy Finne
19,400
-2,100
-2,100
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
5,900
-100
-100

Tags: Jason MercierTimothy Finne

Four More Hands

Level 8 : 500/1,000, 0 ante

With 10 minutes left in tonight's final level, the clock has been stopped and the announcement made that four more hands will be played.

Schneider Over O'Brien

Level 8 : 500/1,000, 0 ante

Tom Schneider raised from middle position and got a single caller in a short-stacked Dan O'Brien playing from the big blind. O'Brien drew two and Schneider three, then O'Brien check-called a bet from Schneider. O'Brien then took two on the next draw while Schneider stood pat.

O'Brien checked again, Schneider bet, and O'Brien folded, showing he had both a pair of deuces and a pair of treys among his five cards. Schneider flashed a {2-} as well as he scooped the chips.

Player Chips Progress
Tom Schneider us
Tom Schneider
42,000
9,000
9,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Dan O'Brien us
Dan O'Brien
2,000
-5,400
-5,400

Tags: Dan O'BrienTom Schneider

Mercier Gets Some Much Needed Chips

Level 8 : 500/1,000, 0 ante

Jason Mercier raised it up in early position, and Timothy Finne three bet it from the big blind. Mercier called, then drew two cards. Finne drew one, then fired out a bet. Mercier raised it up, leaving himself just 1,500 behind. Finne called, then drew one card. Mercier stood pat, and both players checked. The exact same thing happened both on the draw and with the betting action, and Finne simply said "you win." Mercier rolled over {9-}{8-}{6-}{5-}{2-}, and he took down the pot to get to 6,000.

Player Chips Progress
Timothy Finne us
Timothy Finne
21,500
2,500
2,500
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
6,000
-8,000
-8,000

Tags: Jason MercierTimothy Finne

Ho Eliminated, Chang Adds More

Level 8 : 500/1,000, 0 ante

Maria Ho has been eliminated, her final hand being won by the current chip leader Jui Jen Chang.

Ho had found herself down to a single gray 100 chip and was thus all in on her big blind before the first draw when Chang raised from under the gun and got a single caller from the small blind. Ho had to draw four cards while her opponents each took two, and when checked to Chang bet and the small blind called. The small blind then took one, Ho one, and Chang two, and again Chang's opponent check-called his bet.

All three players took a single card on the last draw, and Chang and his opponent checked. Ho showed {7-}{5-}{5-}{3-}{2-}, Chang {10-}{8-}{6-}{3-}{2-}, and the third player {8-}{4-}{4-}{3-}{2-}, and Chang won the hand.

Player Chips Progress
Juijen Chang us
Juijen Chang
73,000
73,000
73,000
Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
Busted
$25K Fantasy

Tags: Jui Jen ChangMaria Ho

Abrams Out

Level 8 : 500/1,000, 0 ante
Scott Abrams
Scott Abrams

After an opponent opened from late position, Scott Abrams reraised from the blinds to get his last chips in before the first draw and his opponent called. Abrams drew two, then one, then one, while his opponent drew a single card on all three draws.

Both showed tabled their hands to squeeze the final card. Abrams was showing {7-}{4-}{3-}{2-}, but turned over a pairing {7-}. Meanwhile his opponent had {8-}{5-}{4-}{2-}, and he turned over a {K-} to best Abrams's hand and send him railward.

Player Chips Progress
Scott Abrams us
Scott Abrams
Busted
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Scott Abrams