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Event #21: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship
Event #21: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship
Day 1 Completed

Pedro Bromfman Leads 29 Survivors on Day 1 of $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship

tRaMSt0p • Level 10: 1,000-2,500, 3,500 ante
Pedro Bromfman
Pedro Bromfman

Play has concluded in Event #21: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship with the 84-entrant field reduced to just 29 players with Brazilian musician and music producer Pedro Bromfman leading the players into Day 2 on Sunday.

This event has a long and rich history behind it that has seen a who's who of poker players claim gold over the years. Back in 1973 at the 4th Annual World Series of Poker, the first 2-7 Lowball event was featured on the schedule, and since then it has been a staple as it has attracted some of the best tournament players in the world, along with Bobby's Room regulars.

Over the past few years, the likes of John Monnette, Jason Mercier, Phil Galfond, Paul Volpe, Jesse Martin, and Nick Schulman twice have all been victorious. Last year, it was Brian Rast collecting his fourth WSOP gold bracelet when he defeated the 95-entrant field to capture the $259,670 first-place prize. Before this wave of young pros claimed glory, the old brigade of John Juanda, Mike Matusow, and Erik Seidel were all featured on the winner's board in this event.

In a slight change to the structure of the event for the 2019 installment, players were allowed one re-entry with registration open until the start of Day 2. WSOP bracelet winners Chris Vitch, Ray Dehkharghani, David "ODB" Baker, Larry Wright, Mike Gorodinsky, Farzad Bonyadi, Lawrence Berg, and Shaun Deeb all fell to the rail. Previous champions Schulman, Matusow, and Seidel were also eliminated. Unfortunately for the likes of Baker, Deeb, Schulman, Seidel and several others, they have already exercised their re-entry and will be unable to join the field on Day 2.

With numbers being thrown around the room late in the day with anything from 10 to 20 players entering the field, just 29 players are currently through to Day 2 with Pedro Bromfman in the lead with 470,000 in chips. Bromfman rocketed to the top in the early part of the day and never let his foot off the gas as he continued to apply pressure on his table. After nearly tripling late in the day, Majid Yahyaei used that momentum to finish with 410,000, while recent WSOP bracelet winner Dan Zack sits third in chips with 312,000. Just outside the top three chip counts are Julien Martin (285,500), Ajay Chabra (283,500), Dan Shak (283,500), and Jean-Robert Bellande (263,000).

Also surviving into Day 2 include WSOP bracelet winners Frank Kassela, Galen Hall, Daniel Ospina, Daniel Negreanu, Benny Glaser, Mike Wattel, Randy Ohel, and Marco Johnson, along with previous champions Brian Rast, John Monnette, Billy Baxter, Paul Volpe, and Jesse Martin.

Play resumes at 2 p.m. (PDT) on Sunday, June 9, in the Gold section of the Amazon Room with the 29 remaining players likely to see a set of new entrants and re-entrants join the field. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on the floor providing continuous live updates of all the action from Day 2 of Event #21: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship, so stay tuned to PokerNews.com to see who will be crowned the next World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner.

Tags: Pedro Bromfman

Seat Draw Day 2 Event #21: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship

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RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Amazon4011Mike WattelUnited States89,000
Amazon4012Alex BalandinUnited States232,000
Amazon4013Paul VolpeUnited States38,500
Amazon4015John MonnetteUnited States161,500
Amazon4016Shawn SheikhanUnited States232,500
Amazon4022Jean-Robert BellandeUnited States263,000
Amazon4023Galen HallUnited States160,500
Amazon4024Billy BaxterUnited States89,500
Amazon4026Frank KasselaUnited States165,000
Amazon4027Cary KatzUnited States103,000
Amazon4031Vincent MussoUnited States164,500
Amazon4033Brian RastUnited States196,000
Amazon4034Jennifer Harman TranielloUnited States35,500
Amazon4036Jerry RobinsonUnited States20,000
Amazon4052Marco JohnsonUnited States61,000
Amazon4053Daniel NegreanuCanada102,000
Amazon4054Dan ShakUnited States283,500
Amazon4055Randy OhelUnited States86,000
Amazon4056Jim BechtelUnited States258,000
Amazon4061Ajay ChabraUnited States283,500
Amazon4063Julien MartiniFrance285,000
Amazon4064Majid YahyaeiUnited States410,000
Amazon4066Daniel ZackUnited States312,000
Amazon4067Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom98,500
Amazon4071Darren EliasUnited States149,500
Amazon4072Pedro BromfmanUnited States470,000
Amazon4073Jesse MartinUnited States74,000
Amazon4075Prahlad FriedmanUnited States126,500
Amazon4076Daniel OspinaColombia106,000

End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

tRaMSt0p • Level 10: 1,000-2,500, 3,500 ante
Pedro Bromfman us
Pedro Bromfman
us 470,000 -4,000
Majid Yahyaei us
Majid Yahyaei
us 410,000 40,000
Dan Zack us
Dan Zack
us 312,000 17,000
Julien Martini fr
Julien Martini
fr 285,500 500
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 283,500 -21,500
Ajay Chabra us
Ajay Chabra
us 283,500 8,500
Jean-Robert Bellande us
Jean-Robert Bellande
us 263,000 43,000
Jim Bechtel us
Jim Bechtel
us 258,000 23,000
Shawn Sheikhan us
Shawn Sheikhan
us 232,500 116,500
Alex Balandin us
Alex Balandin
us 232,000 -13,000
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 196,000 55,500
Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
us 165,000 10,000
Vince Musso US
Vince Musso
US 164,500 -65,500
John Monnette us
John Monnette
us 161,500 -8,500
Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
us 160,500 40,500
Darren Elias us
Darren Elias
us 149,500 29,500
Prahlad Friedman us
Prahlad Friedman
us 126,500 1,500
Daniel Ospina co
Daniel Ospina
co 106,000 -4,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 103,000 23,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 102,000 -6,500
Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 98,500 -41,500
Billy Baxter us
Billy Baxter
us 89,500 -45,500
Mike Wattel us
Mike Wattel
us 89,000 -6,000
Randy Ohel us
Randy Ohel
us 86,000 -69,000
Jesse Martin us
Jesse Martin
us 74,000 2,000

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Four More Hands

tRaMSt0p • Level 10: 1,000-2,500, 3,500 ante

The Tournament Director has announced that there will be just four more hands remaining on Day 1.

Harman Doubles Through Ospina

tRaMSt0p • Level 10: 1,000-2,500, 3,500 ante

Daniel Ospina raised to 7,000 in the cutoff before Jen Harman shoved for 17,500 from the button. Ospina called, and both players drew one.

Ospina: {10-}{8-}{5-}{3-}
Harman: {8-}{7-}{4-}{2-}

Ospina showed first and revealed his {a-} before Harman squeezed out the {9-} to double through.

Daniel Ospina co
Daniel Ospina
co 110,000 -25,000
Jen Harman
Jen Harman
42,000 12,000

Tags: Daniel OspinaJen Harman

Zack vs. Balandin

tRaMSt0p • Level 10: 1,000-2,500, 3,500 ante

Alex Balandin raised to 8,000 from the cutoff and Dan Zack called in the small blind.

Both players drew one, and Zack bet out 5,500.

Balandin raised to 21,000, and Zack quickly called.

Balandin showed an {a-}, and Zack fanned his {9-}{8-}{7-}{5-}{2-} and collected the pot.

Dan Zack us
Dan Zack
us 295,000 127,000
Alex Balandin us
Alex Balandin
us 245,000 -60,000

Tags: Dan ZackAlex Balandin

Bonyadi Eliminated by Shak

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Farzad Bonyadi
Farzad Bonyadi

Dan Shak opened to 8,000 from under the gun and Farzad Bonyadi moved all in from the cutoff for 35,500. Action folded back to Shak, and he called and drew one as Bonyadi stood pat.

Bonyadi: {j-}{8-}{7-}{3-}{2-}
Shak: {9-}{5-}{3-}{2-}

Shak drew the {4-} and Bonyadi was eliminated.

Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 305,000 80,000
Farzad Bonyadi us
Farzad Bonyadi
us Busted

Tags: Farzad BonyadiDan Shak

Martin Doubles Through Alberto

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Jesse Martin
Jesse Martin

John Monnette raised to 6,500 from under the gun and Jesse Martin moved all in from the button for 30,500. Anthony Alberto shoved from the big blind for 52,000, and Monnette folded. Alberto drew one, and Martin stood pat.

Martin: {9-}{6-}{4-}{3-}{2-}
Alberto: {8-}{7-}{4-}{3-}

Alberto squeezed the {9-}, and Martin doubled through.

John Monnette us
John Monnette
us 170,000
Jesse Martin us
Jesse Martin
us 72,000 58,100
Anthony Alberto us
Anthony Alberto
us 21,500 -38,500

Tags: Anthony AlbertoJesse MartinJohn Monnette