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Event #29: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
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Highlights

Highlights

Event #29: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
Day 2 Completed

Hanh Tran Leads Unofficial Final Table of Seven into Day 3 of $1,500 2-7 Triple Draw

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante
Hanh Tran
Hanh Tran

The unofficial seven-handed final table is all that remains after Day 2 of Event #29: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw. Seven players are left in the hunt for the gold bracelet with Hanh Tran out front and some familiar faces giving chase.

Tran was a wrecking ball on Day 2, climbing to the top of the ranks early on in the day and maintaining the lead by eliminating player after player. Hailing from Austria, Tran is making just his second cash of his WSOP career which came all the way back in 2014 in this very event. Tran finished 18th that year banking $5,125 and already improved on that finish.

Still left in the fight are Cody Wagner, Brian Hastings, David Prociak, Oscar Johansson, Jared Blexnick, and Yong Wang.

Final Table Seat Draw:

SeatNameCountryChip Count
1Cody WagnerUnited Kingdom538,000
2Yong WangChina198,000
3David ProciakUnited States287,000
4Jared BleznickUnited States236,000
5Hanh TranAustria633,000
6Brian HastingsUnited States528,000
7Oscar JohanssonSweden256,000

Day 2 Action

Day 2 kicked off with 86 players returning and only 54 of them making the money. The likes of 2018 bracelet winners Philip Long and Andrey Zhigalov, along with Dzmitry Urbanovich, Scott Clements, Bryce Yockey and Calvin Anderson, all saw their stacks dispersed before the money.

It took only two levels for the field to reach the money bubble and only a few hands of hand-for-hand play went by before the bubble popped. Aliaksei Boika had Randolph Jensen at risk with an eighty-six perfect. Jensen was drawing live to a seventy-five but paired his deuce and was eliminated in 55th place.

Boika himself would only make it as far as 24th place, collecting $3,799. Other notables to leave with some consolation on Day 2 included Yueqi Zhu (50th - $2,243), Allen Kessler (49th - $2,243), David "ODB" Baker (40th - $2,485), Jon Turner (39th - $2,485), and Shaun Deeb (19th - $3,799).

The field converged to three tables and play slowed as the stacks grew deeper. The 2018 $1,500 2-7 Single Draw champion, Daniel Ospina, saw a second deep run come to an end with a 17th place finish that netted the Colombian $4,680. Just after the final two tables were formed, David "The Dragon" Pham would fall, busting in 12th place, adding another $5,953 to his stellar WSOP resume.

Phillip Hui (11th - $5,953), Frank Kassela (10th - $7,809), Chris Vitch (9th - $7,809), and Jeremy Heartberg (8th - $10,555) would all be eliminated in the final level of the night setting an unofficial final table of seven.

The remaining players will return on Friday to play down to a winner with the action resuming at 2 p.m. Play will begin in Level 21 with blinds at 5,000/10,000 and limits at 10,000/20,000.

PokerNews will be on the floor providing live coverage until the last card comes off the deck and the latest WSOP gold bracelet winner is crowned.

Tags: Aliaksei BoikaAllen KesslerAndrey ZhigalovBrian HastingsBryce YockeyCalvin AndersonChris VitchCody WagnerDaniel OspinaDavid "ODB" BakerDavid PhamDavid ProciakDzmitry UrbanovichFrank KasselaHanh TranJared BleznickYong Wang

Hands Before the End of Day

will_shill • Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante

David Prociak raised and got two callers in Brian Hastings and Oscar Johansson. Hastings drew two, Johansson drew three and Prociak just the one.

It checked to Prociak who bet and got two callers.

Hastings drew one, Johansson drew two and Prociak stood pat. Again it checked to Prociak who bet, with Johansson the only caller.

On the end Johansson drew one and Prociak stood pat. Both players checked. Johansson showed a ten, but Prociak won with a {9-}{8-}{5-}{4-}{3-}

In the next hand, Hastings raised and Johansson and Cody Wagner both called. Johansson and Hastings both drew two and Wagner drew three.

Johansson checked and Wagner bet. Both players called. Johansson drew two and Wagner and Hastings both drew one. The three players checked.

Everyone drew one card on the end and Johansson bet. He got two callers. Johansson showed {8-}{7-}{6-}{3-}{2-}, but Hastings had that beat with {8-}{7-}{5-}{4-}{3-} as he chipped up in one of the last hands of the night.

Cody Wagner gb
Cody Wagner
gb 550,000 -60,000
Brian Hastings us
Brian Hastings
us 500,000 130,000
David Prociak us
David Prociak
us 285,000 60,000
Oscar Johansson se
Oscar Johansson
se 245,000 -75,000

Tags: Cody WagnerBrian HastingsOscar JohanssonDavid Prociak

Unofficial Final Table Draw

will_shill • Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante
SeatTableNameCountryChip Count
1404Cody WagnerUnited Kingdom610,000
2404Yong WangChina200,000
3404David ProciakUnited States225,000
4404Jared BleznickUnited States240,000
5404Hanh TranAustria630,000
6404Brian HastingsUnited States370,000
7404Oscar JohanssonSweden320,000
Hanh Tran at
Hanh Tran
at 630,000
Cody Wagner gb
Cody Wagner
gb 610,000 80,000
Brian Hastings us
Brian Hastings
us 370,000 -5,000
Oscar Johansson se
Oscar Johansson
se 320,000 -100,000
Jared Bleznick us
Jared Bleznick
us 240,000 -15,000
David Prociak us
David Prociak
us 225,000 -25,000
Yong Wang cn
Yong Wang
cn 200,000 3,000

Jeremy Heartberg Eliminated in 8th Place ($10,555)

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Jeremy Heartberg
Jeremy Heartberg

On first draw Hanh Tran drew three and Jeremy Heartberg drew one. Tran checked, Heartberg bet, Tran raised and Heartberg called.

Tran drew one and Heartberg stood pat. Tran bet and Heartberg was all in.

This time Tran stood pat and Heartberg drew one.

Hanh Tran: {7-}{6-}{5-}{3-}{2-}
Jeremy Heartberg: {6-}{5-}{4-}{3-}

Heartberg was drawing dead, and he turned a {j-} over and was eliminated.

The players are now redrawing around a single table.

Hanh Tran at
Hanh Tran
at 630,000 -100,000
Jeremy Heartberg us
Jeremy Heartberg
us Busted

Tags: Hanh TranJeremy Heartberg

Wang Makes a Big Call

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante

After the third draw and with over 140,000 in the middle of a threeway pot between Yong Wang, Oscar Johansson, and Brian Hastings, Johansson checked and Hastings bet. Wang went into the tank and eventually found a call. Johansson folded.

Hastings announced he had a pair and Wang quickly tabled a {9-}{6-}{5-}{3-}{2-} to claim the sizeable pot.

Brian Hastings us
Brian Hastings
us 375,000 10,000
Yong Wang cn
Yong Wang
cn 197,000 77,000

Tags: Yong WangBrian HastingsOscar Johansson

Chris Vitch Eliminated in 9th Place ($7,809)

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Chris Vitch
Chris Vitch

Chris Vitch found himself down to his last 22,000 and he raised. It folded to Jeremy Heartberg in the big blind.

"I don't know what I'm supposed to do here," said Heartberg, before three-betting. Vitch called and was all in.

After three-betting, Heartberg drew five. Vitch drew two.

On the second draw Heartberg drew two and Vitch one.

On the final draw, Heartberg stood pat and Vitch drew one.

"Am I drawing dead?" asked Vitch.

"I have a nine," said Heartberg, showing {9-}{7-}{6-}{5-}{3-}.

"I'm drawing dead," replied Vitch, showing {9-}{8-}{6-}{5-}. He drew a {3-} to complete his nine but was nevertheless eliminated by his roommate, who he instantly headed over towards.

"Tell everyone that Jeremy Heartberg three-bet and drew five," said Vitch, before heading to the payouts.

Jeremy Heartberg us
Jeremy Heartberg
us 70,000 10,000
Chris Vitch us
Chris Vitch
us Busted

Tags: Chris VitchJeremy Heartberg

Frank Kassela Eliminated in 10th Place ($7,809)

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Frank Kassela
Frank Kassela

Frank Kassela made it two bets under the gun and Yong Wang called out of the big blind. Wang drew two and Kassela swapped one.

Wang check-called a bet from Kassela and drew one while Kassela stood pat. Wang check-called again and then stood pat.

Kassela decided to break announcing he was tossing a ten and Wang checked.

Kassela moved all in for 15,000 which sent Wang into the tank.

Several moments went by before he made the call, practically putting the calling chips on top of Kassela's bet sitting in front of him.

Kassela, assuming he must have been good, tabled an {8-}{7-}{6-}{3-}{2-} but Wang quickly flipped over a better eight with an {8-}{7-}{5-}{3-}{2-}.

Kassela said his goodbyes and departed in 10th place.

Yong Wang cn
Yong Wang
cn 165,000 60,000
Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
us Busted

Tags: Yong WangFrank Kassela

Phillip Hui Eliminated in 11th Place ($5,953)

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Phillip Hui
Phillip Hui

Phillip Hui raised and Hanh Tran re-raised. Hui called. Both players drew two. Hui bet, Tran raised and Hui called.

Both players drew one and Hui check-called a bet. Hui drew one on the end and Tran stood pat. Hui check-folded to a bet from Tran.

"I had sevens full of threes in the big blind," said Chris Vitch, "I was going to make a move."

The very next hand Vitch raised in the small blind and Hui was all in for 15,000 from the big blind.

The pair both drew two on the first draw, and Vitch drew two on the second draw with Hui standing pat.

On the final draw Vitch stood pat and Hui broke to draw one.

Chris Vitch: {8-}{7-}{5-}{4-}{3-}
Phillip Hui: {9-}{6-}{5-}{2-}

Hui was drawing dead, and drew a {k-} to bust in 11th place for $5,953.

Hanh Tran at
Hanh Tran
at 620,000 17,000
Chris Vitch us
Chris Vitch
us 110,000 -25,000
Phillip Hui us
Phillip Hui
us Busted

Tags: Phillip HuiHanh TranChris Vitch