Event #44: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship
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Event #44: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship
Day 1 Completed

Michael Noori Leads After Day 1 of the $10,000 2-7 Triple Draw Championship

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Michael Noori
Michael Noori

The final installment of 2-7 at the 2018 World Series of Poker kicked off on Thursday afternoon with Day 1 of Event #44: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship. The prestigious event attracted a total of 100 entries with just 41 moving on to Day 2. Sitting atop the counts after the first ten levels of play was Michael Noori.

Noori took to the top of the counts early on and maintained a top spot for the rest of play. The chipleader will come back to 335,000 on Friday. Professional soccer player Max Kruse from Germany, who has been a staple in the 2-7 events the last few years finished second best after bagging 282,000.

Christopher Kruk (247,500), Luke Schwartz (200,000), Lawrence Berg (171,000), and Andrey Zhigalov (170,500) round out the top of the leaderboard.

Poker superstar Daniel Negreanu wasn't able to find any traction on Day 1. After busting the $25,000 PLO event, Negreanu late registered but wasn't able to keep his stack going in the right direction. Negreanu eventually got it in against Frank Kassela and ran an eighty-six into Kassela's number two. Kassela found a bag by night's end and will return with 34,500.

The field lost some other talented players over the course of the night with the likes of John Hennigan, Michael Mizrachi, Stephen Chidwick, John Monnette, Jean Robert-Bellande, James Obst, and David "ODB" Baker failing to outdraw their opponents.

Just days ago, Hanh Tran, captured the $1,500 2-7 Triple Draw title for his first WSOP gold bracelet. Tran has lots of work to do on Day 2 but the dream for a Triple Draw sweep is still alive with 72,000 in the bag.

Notables also returning with a deep run in their sights include Chris Vitch (159,500), Benny Glaser (156,000), Eli Elezra (155,500), Mike Matusow (136,500), Vanessa Selbst (120,000), Cary Katz (114,000), and Jesse Martin (88,500).

Fortunately, for any player who was unable to take a seat before the end of play on Day 1, registration remains open until the start of Day 2. Day 2 will see cards get back in the air at 2 p.m. local time with blinds at 1,500/3,000.

Stay tuned to the blog as PokerNews will be on the floor providing live coverage until the last card comes off the deck and the latest WSOP champion is crowned.

Max Kruse
Professional soccer player and 2-7 aficionado Max Kruse sits in second place after Day 1

Tags: Andrey ZhigalovBenny GlaserCary KatzChris VitchChristopher KrukDaniel NegreanuEli ElezraFrank KasselaHanh TranJohn MonnetteLawrence BergMax KruseMichael MizrachiMichael NooriMike MatusowStephen ChidwickVanessa Selbst

Day 2 Seating and Chip Counts

KaleGozer • Level 10: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Bets
Amazon4041Andrey ZhigalovRussia170,50028
Amazon4042Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom156,00026
Amazon4043Daniel WeinmanUnited States82,50014
Amazon4044Todd BrunsonUnited States137,50023
       
Amazon4051Nam LeUnited States101,50017
Amazon4052Matt SzymaszekUnited States4,0001
Amazon4053Lawrence BergUnited States171,00029
Amazon4054Christopher ChungUnited States139,50023
       
Amazon4062Max KruseGermany282,00047
Amazon4063Howard RheeUnited States63,50011
Amazon4064Steven TabbUnited States109,00018
Amazon4066Mike WatsonCanada120,00020
       
Amazon4121Quek ShengSingapore161,50027
Amazon4123Chris VitchUnited States159,50027
Amazon4124Shawn BuchananCanada137,00023
Amazon4126Randy OhelUnited States95,00016
       
Amazon4131Vanessa SelbstUnited States120,00020
Amazon4132Tony HartmannUnited States140,00023
Amazon4134Ryan MillerUnited States99,50017
Amazon4135Brant HaleUnited States171,00029
       
Amazon4142JC TranUnited States119,00020
Amazon4143Jesse MartinUnited States88,50015
Amazon4144Matt GlantzUnited States137,00023
Amazon4145Mike RossUnited States118,00020
Amazon4146Christopher KrukCanada247,50041
       
Amazon4192Johannes BeckerGermany57,00010
Amazon4193Hanh TranAustria72,00012
Amazon4195Cary KatzUnited States114,00019
Amazon4196Frank KasselaUnited States34,5006
       
Amazon4201Farzad BonyadiUnited States143,00024
Amazon4203Nicholas SeikenUnited States74,00012
Amazon4204Lars GronningUnited States26,5004
Amazon4206Stuart RutterUnited Kingdom69,50012
       
Amazon4211Mike MatusowUnited States136,50023
Amazon4213Jordan SiegelUnited States101,00017
Amazon4215Jared BleznickUnited States12,5002
Amazon4216Andrew KelsallUnited States103,50017
       
Amazon4221Eli ElezraUnited States155,50026
Amazon4222Mike WattelUnited States59,00010
Amazon4223Luke SchwartzUnited Kingdom197,00033
Amazon4224Michael NooriUnited States335,00056

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

tRaMSt0p • Level 10: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante
Michael Noori us
Michael Noori
us 335,000 47,000
Max Kruse de
Max Kruse
de 282,000 82,000
Christopher Kruk ca
Christopher Kruk
ca 247,500 87,500
Luke Schwartz gb
Luke Schwartz
gb 197,000 3,000
Lawrence Berg us
Lawrence Berg
us 171,000 71,000
Brant Hale us
Brant Hale
us 171,000 26,000
Andrey Zhigalov ru
Andrey Zhigalov
ru 170,500 -9,500
Quek Sechariah Sheng SG
Quek Sechariah Sheng
SG 161,500 -13,500
Chris Vitch us
Chris Vitch
us 159,500 11,500
Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 156,000 88,000
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 155,500 45,500
Farzad Bonyadi us
Farzad Bonyadi
us 143,000 -2,000
Tony Hartmann us
Tony Hartmann
us 140,000 140,000
Christopher Chung us
Christopher Chung
us 139,500 30,500
Todd Brunson us
Todd Brunson
us 137,500 -2,500
Shawn Buchanan ca
Shawn Buchanan
ca 137,000 12,000
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
us 137,000 -18,000
Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
us 136,500 -1,500
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 120,000 61,000
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 120,000 40,000
JC Tran us
JC Tran
us 119,000 70,000
Mike Ross us
Mike Ross
us 118,000 -107,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 114,000 52,000
Steven Tabb us
Steven Tabb
us 109,000 -1,000
Andrew Kelsall us
Andrew Kelsall
us 103,500 13,500

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Three More Hands

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 10: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante

The clock has been paused and each table will play three more hands before bagging for the night.

Seiver Eliminated by Seiken

tRaMSt0p • Level 10: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante
Scott Seiver
Scott Seiver

Scott Seiver committed his last 4,300 and Nicholas Seiken raised, and everyone folded.

Seiver stood pat, and Seiken drew one. On the second draw, Seiver stood pat again, and Seiken stood pat.

On the final draw, Seiver drew one and Seiken stood pat.

Seiver: {7-}{6-}{5-}{3-}
Seiken: {8-}{7-}{6-}{3-}{2-}

Seiver flashed his discard - the {9-} - and when he peeled his final card, he paired when he found the {5-}, and was consequently eliminated from the tournament.

Nicholas Seiken us
Nicholas Seiken
us 75,000 2,000
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us Busted

Tags: Nicholas SeikenScott Seiver

Seiver Down to a Big Bet

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Scott Seiver raised and Nicholas Seiken called. Seiver drew two and Seiken swapped one. Seiver check-called and drew two once more while Seiken stood pat.

Seiver check-called again and improved to draw one while Seiken remained pat. Two checks saw Seiken take it down with a ten-eight.

Nicholas Seiken us
Nicholas Seiken
us 73,000 33,000
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 4,300 -65,700

Tags: Nicholas SeikenScott Seiver

Porter Doubles Through Kassela

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Frank Kassela raised and called three-bets from Rep Porter. Kassela drew two and Porter drew one. Kassela check-called a bet from Porter and both players drew one.

Kassela bet and Porter called all in for slightly less. Both players patted and Porter doubled with an {8-}{6-}{5-}{3-}{2-} besting Kassela's eighty-seven.

Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
us 55,000 -40,000
Rep Porter us
Rep Porter
us 27,000 11,300

Tags: Frank KasselaRep Porter

Rutter Clips Tran

tRaMSt0p • Level 10: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante

Stuart Rutter raised under the gun to 5,000 and Hanh Tran made it three bets to go from the button. Rutter called, and then drew two as Tran drew one.

Rutter checked, Tran bet 2,500, and Rutter check-raised to 5,000. Tran called and drew one after Rutter stood pat.

Rutter bet, and Tran called. Rutter stood pat, and Tran drew one as both players checked.

Rutter spread his {9-}{7-}{5-}{3-}{2-}, and Tran showed a {J-} and mucked.

Stuart Rutter gb
Stuart Rutter
gb 90,000 -10,000
Hanh Tran at
Hanh Tran
at 80,000 -35,000

Tags: Hanh TranStuart Rutter

Vitch's Bluff Doesn't Work

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Cary Katz made it two bets and got three callers including Todd Brunson, Chris Vitch, and Farzad Bonyadi. Vitch and Brunson drew two while Bonyadi needed three and Katz, just one.

Vitch and Bonyadi checked to Katz who bet and everyone but Bonyadi called.

Vitch drew one, Katz stood pat, and Brunson opted for two,

Katz bet again getting rid of Brunson but Vitch check-called.

Vitch drew one and led with a bet. Katz, who remained pat, wasn't thrilled with the bet but made the call.

"Ace," stated Vitch.

Katz turned over an {8-}{7-}{6-}{5-}{2-} and collected the pot.

Chris Vitch us
Chris Vitch
us 148,000 -37,000
Farzad Bonyadi us
Farzad Bonyadi
us 145,000 5,000
Todd Brunson us
Todd Brunson
us 140,000 5,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 62,000 17,000

Tags: Todd BrunsonCary KatzChris VitchFarzad Bonyadi