Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
The Event #49: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship drew a field of 100 players and only nine of them made it through the first two days of play. They will continue to pursue their quest for the bracelet and $273,336 first-place prize on Saturday, June 23, at 2 p.m. on the outer feature tables in the Amazon Room.
Leading the way is George Wolff who bagged up 1,380,000. Wolff came back for Day 2 with a promising stack and he stayed in the top half of the chip counts for almost the whole day. However, there was a point where Wolff's odds didn't look too exciting. It was with 17 players left, only two eliminations from paid places, when Wolff dropped to third-to-last.
But Wolff bounced back and the chips started gravitating back towards him. He knocked out Tommy Hang in 12th place and it has been essentially a two-horse race between him and Luke Schwartz for the lead since then.
If Wolff registered some troubles around the bubble, Schwartz was right in the epicentre of the survival grind. Schwartz was almost touching the ground but Dimitri Holdeew couldn't call Schwartz's final big bet, and Schwartz would start clawing back.
Schwartz took over the chip lead before the final break of the day, and while he added some chips to his stack in the home stretch, he would eventually finish with the second-biggest stack of 1,310,000.
That is still a fine heap for the Englishman as his nearest rivals are far behind. Nonetheless, nothing easy awaits Wolff nor Schwartz on what could be the final day—the tournament is scheduled as a four-day event but there is a solid chance it will be played out tomorrow.
With the likes of Brian Hastings, Calvin Anderson, Johannes Becker, and Mike Gorodinsky among the final nine, it is guaranteed that whoever will emerge victorious will have to bring their best game to the last two tables. Further bracelet winners Daniel Ospina and Yueqi Zhu are also in the mix and so is Mark Gregorich who knocked out Benny Glaser in 10th late into today's play to bag an impressive 794,000.
Keep following PokerNews live updates to find out who will prevail in the star-studded lineup in the Championship triple draw event. Play continues at 2 p.m. local time with the 20,000/40,000 limits.
|Amazon||2||2||Calvin Anderson||United States||519,000|
|Amazon||2||4||Mike Gorodinsky||United States||364,000|
|Amazon||2||5||Lukas Schwartz||United Kingdom||1,310,000|
|Amazon||3||1||George Wolff||United States||1,380,000|
|Amazon||3||4||Brian Hastings||United States||528,000|
|Amazon||3||5||Mark Gregorich||United States||794,000|
Calvin Anderson raised on the button, Mike Gorodinsky reraised in the small blind, Luke Schwartz called in the big and Anderson called as well.
Gorodinsky and Schwartz discarded two and Anderson peeled one. All players continued to the second draw for one bet.
They took one apiece and Gordo fired. Schwartz raised, getting rid of Anderson and Gorodinsky moved all in for 2,000 more. Schwartz called.
Gorodinsky patted and Schwartz paused. He mumbled something about breaking or not breaking his hand and then looked at Gorodinsky.
"You have a nine?" Gorodinsky asked.
"Oooh, you have a good hand, don't you?" Schwartz asked with a smile on his face. "How does that whole pot feel?" he asked.
"Oh, it feels good," Gorodinsky replied.
Schwartz finally patted as well, but his wasn't enough to beat Gorodinsky's .
George Wolff raised from under the gun, Yueqi Zhu three-bet from the button and Wolff called.
Wolff took two, Zhu drew one and Wolff check-called a bet.
Wolff took one, Zhu stood pat and Wolff check-called another bet.
Wolff took one, Zhu stood pat, Wolff led out and Zhu called.
Wolff tabled , Zhu muced and Wolff won the pot.
Mark Gregorich raised his button, Benny Glaser three-bet on his left and Gregorich called.
Glaser took two, Gregorich one and Glaser check-raised Gregorich's bet. Gregorich called again.
Glaser stood pat and Gregorich drew one. Glaser bet and Gregorich called to continue to the final draw.
Gregorich still needed one and Glaser put in his last 2,000. Gregorich called, having made and Glaser couldn't beat that.
Mike Gorodinsky raised in the first position and Calvin Anderson called in the big blind.
Anderson took three, Gorodinsky one and Anderson check-called.
Anderson drew two, Gorodinsky patted and Anderson let Gorodinsky bet. Then he raised as Gorodinsky played only 36,000.
Anderson needed one with and Gorodinsky tabled . Anderson peeled a and Gorodinsky doubled up.
Mike Gorodinsky raised from the button and Johannes Becker called from the big blind.
Becker drew three, Gorodinsky drew two and Becker check-called a bet.
Becker drew two, Gorodinsky drew one, Becker checked, Gorodinsky bet, Becker check-raised and Gorodinsky called.
Becker stood pat, Gorodinsky drew one, Becker bet and Gorodinsky tanked for a bit before he called.
Becker showed , Gorodinsky mucked and Becker won the pot.
Calvin Anderson raised on the button and Luke Schwartz called in the big blind.
Schwartz pitched one, Anderson two, and Schwartz check-called.
Schwartz drew one again and Anderson was pat. Schwartz checked and called another bet from Anderson.
He squeezed one again and then led out. Anderson took his time, saying that he had a close decision. Then he raised and Mike Gorodinsky burst out laughing.
Schwartz took his time and then tossed in the calling chips.
"You win," Anderson said, revealing that he had a nine. Schwartz tabled and won the pot.
Brian Hastings raised from under the gun and Yueqi Zhu called from the big blind.
They both drew two, Zhu bet, Hastings raised and Zhu called.
Zhu took one, Hastings stood pat and Zhu check-called a bet.
Zhu took one again Hastings stood pay and both checked.
Zhu showed a , but Hastings tabled to win the pot.