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Event #36: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball
Event #36: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball
Day 1 Completed

Brian Rast Leads The Remaining 38 Players

123md • Level 10: 400-800, 200 ante
Brian Rast
Brian Rast

Day 1 of Event #36: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball is in the books. After 10 levels of play, the starting field of 241 entrants is down to just 38 players, each with hopes of capturing a coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet, as well as the $89,483 first-place prize.

Leading the way into Day 2 is Brian Rast with 62,950.

Many notables will be returning on Day 2, including none other than Phil Hellmuth with 42,400. Denied his 14th bracelet earlier in the summer, Hellmuth will no doubt be looking to make a return trip to the final table to capture that elusive victory. On the other hand, there were quite a few notables that gave it a go today but ultimately came up short. Among them were Scott Seiver, Barry Greenstein, Phil Laak, Marvin Rettenmaier, Dan Kelly, Calvin Anderson, George Danzer, Paul Volpe, and Larry Wright.

Play resumes tomorrow at 2 p.m. PT where the remaining 38 players will play down to a final table. Until then, good night!

Tags: Brian Rast

End-Of-Day Chip Counts (full)

123md • Level 10: 400-800, 200 ante
Brian Rast us 62,950
Joseph Cheong us 54,475 37,675
Samuel Touil fr 50,525 50,525
Scott Blackman US 50,000 50,000
Bryce Yockey us 49,625 26,625
Christopher Mecklin US 48,175
Max Kruse de 48,075 48,075
Ali Eslami us 43,700 -14,300
Chris Viox us 42,650 42,650
Steven Wolansky us 42,475 -6,525
Phil Hellmuth us 42,400 21,400
Shunjiro Uchida us 39,450 39,450
Eli Elezra us 38,125 26,125
Vincent Maglio US 37,500 37,500
Eric Wasserson us 37,000 -15,000
Scott Abrams us 30,300 12,800
John Racener us 28,050 16,650
Chino Rheem us 27,100 7,100
Thomas Ricketts US 25,875 25,875
Max Pescatori it 25,450
Brian Brubaker us 24,675 -2,325
Robert Williamson us 24,525 1,525
Orjan Skommo no 22,950 22,950
Mike Leah ca 21,300 5,900
Hanna Salim US 20,900 20,900

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Three More Hands

123md • Level 10: 400-800, 200 ante

Each table will play three more hands before bagging and tagging for the night.

Ben Hamnett Doubles Through Chris Klodnicki

123md • Level 10: 400-800, 200 ante

Ben Hamnett raised all in from the cutoff for 4,925 and Chris Klodnicki called on the button. Both players proceeded to draw one card.

Hamnett: {10-}{7-}{4-}{3-} - drew one
Klodnicki: {9-}{5-}{3-}{2-} - drew one

Hamnett turned over a {2-} to make a ten-seven, while Klodnicki paired his nine to lock up the pot for Hamnett.

Chris Klodnicki us 23,000 -7,000
Ben Hamnett us 10,600 5,500

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Elezra Lays One Down Against Leah

123md • Level 9: 300-600, 150 ante

Eli Elezra raised to 1,300 from the hijack and Mike Leah three-bet shoved from the small blind for about 14,000, just having Elezra covered. Roughly three minutes passed before Elezra opted to fold, showing {9-}{8-}{7-}{3-}{2-}.

"You can pick three," said Leah.

"Just tell me if I had the best hand," replied Elezra.

Leah stayed quiet and smirked as he was pushed the pot.

Mike Leah ca 15,400 5,400
Eli Elezra us 12,000 -3,500

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