Event #6: $2,500 Limit Mixed Triple Draw
Event #6: $2,500 Limit Mixed Triple Draw
Day 1 Completed

Schwartz and Martini Atop the Field After Day 1 of $2,500 Limit Mixed Triple Draw

HillKerby • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 0 ante
Julien Martini
Julien Martini

After 10 one-hour levels of play, Day 1 of Event #6: $2,500 Limit Mixed Triple Draw is in the books. The day saw 296 players join and ended with 112 still in contention. The field was loaded with many notable names and at the end of the day, Jake Schwartz and Julien Martini found themselves atop the leaderboard with nearly identical stacks of 117,600 and 117,400 respectively.

Martini was visible throughout the entirety of the day, steadily building his stack as play progressed. He had 34,000 after Level Six, 57,000 in Level Seven, and 73,000 going into the final break of the night after Level Eight. The last two hours of play saw his stack hit six figures, where he ended play with over 117,000 in chips.

Several other players also bagged large stacks, including Brayden Gazlay (91,000), John Racener (83,100), Jason Daly (81,300), Andrey Zhigalov (77,500), and Brandon Shack-Harris (74,300).

Other notable players to find a bag include Layne Flack (66,200), David “ODB” Baker (65,900), Benny Glaser (64,100), Chris Vitch (40,200), and James Obst (24,600). Other players such as Todd Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, and David “Bakes” Baker did not make it through the day.

Day 2 will resume Sunday at 2 p.m. local time with another 10 hour-long levels on the schedule. Of the remaining players, 45 will make it into the money and lock up a min-cash of $3,737. The eventual winner will earn $160,447 in addition to a WSOP gold bracelet.

Players will return to blinds of 600/1,200 and limits of 1,200/2,400 with 15-minute breaks every two levels and a one-hour dinner break after the sixth level of play for the day. The PokerNews team will be on the floor with live coverage for the rest of the tournament, so be sure to come back for all the ensuing action.

Tags: Andrey ZhigalovBenny GlaserBrandon Shack-HarrisChris VitchDaniel NegreanuDavid "Bakes" BakerDavid "ODB" BakerJake SchwartzJames ObstJason DalyJohn RacenerJulien MartiniLayne FlackTodd Brunson

End-of-Day 1 Counts (full)

mnuwwarah • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 0 ante
Jake Schwartz us
Jake Schwartz
us 117,600 23,600
Julien Martini fr
Julien Martini
fr 117,400 44,400
Jordan Siegel us
Jordan Siegel
us 95,000
John Racener us
John Racener
us 83,100 44,100
Jason Daly us
Jason Daly
us 81,300 45,300
Andrey Zhigalov ru
Andrey Zhigalov
ru 77,500 77,500
Wes Self us
Wes Self
us 74,500 74,500
Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
au 74,400 74,400
Brandon Shack-Harris us
Brandon Shack-Harris
us 74,300 -700
Yarron Bendor us
Yarron Bendor
us 72,200 72,200
David Gee us
David Gee
us 70,800 70,800
Jesse Hampton us
Jesse Hampton
us 70,300 70,300
Cody Espeseth us
Cody Espeseth
us 69,700 28,700
Gerald Ringe gb
Gerald Ringe
gb 68,000 68,000
Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
us 67,800 67,800
Layne Flack us
Layne Flack
us 66,200
David "ODB" Baker us
David "ODB" Baker
us 65,900 53,900
Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 64,100 -9,900
Joey Couden us
Joey Couden
us 63,100 25,700
Eric Kurtzman us
Eric Kurtzman
us 63,100 36,100
Brayden Gazlay us
Brayden Gazlay
us 61,000 61,000
Jeremy Ausmus us
Jeremy Ausmus
us 60,600 60,600
Andrew Woodmancey US
Andrew Woodmancey
US 60,300 24,300
Mike Gorodinsky us
Mike Gorodinsky
us 60,100 20,100
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us 57,900 -2,100

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Three More

mnuwwarah • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 0 ante

Each table will deal three more hands before chips are bagged for the night.

Betil Chipping Up

HillKerby • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 0 ante


Bariscan Betil was under the gun in a pot against the small blind and both players patted the first draw. The small blind bet and Betil made the call. Both players again stood pat and the small blind bet out. Betil raised and the small blind made the call, taking action to the third draw where both players stood pat for the third and final time. The small blind checked to Betil, who made a bet that was quickly called.

Betil tabled {7-Spades}{6-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} for a seven-dugi and took down the pot, finding himself solidly above average with the end of Day 1 approaching.

Bariscan Betil us
Bariscan Betil
us 58,600 13,100

Tags: Bariscan Betil

Brunson Busted, Elezra Needs Heat

mnuwwarah • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 0 ante

2-7 Triple Draw

Eli Elezra was pat and bet into an opponent who drew one on the last pull. His opponent raised and Elezra called, only to be shown an eight-perfect to leave him with a handful of big bets.


At another table, Todd Brunson was all in but found himself busted when he couldn't make the winning hand in badugi. At the same table Jake Schwartz has surpassed 90,000, so he may have been a factor in Brunson's downfall.

Jake Schwartz us
Jake Schwartz
us 94,000 73,000
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 8,500 -3,000
Todd Brunson us
Todd Brunson
us Busted

Tags: Eli ElezraJake SchwartzTodd Brunson

Henson on Crumbs

mnuwwarah • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 0 ante

2-7 Triple Draw

Ray Henson opened under the gun and Brandon Shack-Harris called on the button. Both players drew two and Henson kept betting, with Shack-Harris calling. Henson drew one and Shack-Harris two and Henson bet again. Shack-Harris stuck around and each player drew a card, with Henson checking.

Shack-Harris bet and Henson called but heard bad news immediately.

"I've got it," Shack-Harris said, tabling a wheel.

Henson was left with less than a big bet.

Brandon Shack-Harris us
Brandon Shack-Harris
us 75,000 39,000
Ray Henson us
Ray Henson
us 1,200 -13,800

Tags: Ray HensonBrandon Shack-Harris

Bronshtein Wins Three Bets on the End

mnuwwarah • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 0 ante

A-5 Triple Draw

In a battle of blinds, the small blind bet into Yuval Bronshtein after all the draws were done and Bronshtein raised. His opponent reraised and Bronshtein quickly called.

"Seven-six," announced the small blind, showing the perfect variety.

Bronshtein had it beat with {7-}{5-}{4-}{3-}{a-}.

Yuval Bronshtein il
Yuval Bronshtein
il 28,600 4,600

Tags: Yuval Bronshtein

Brown Bests Betil

HillKerby • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 0 ante

A-5 Triple Draw

In a heads-up pot, Bariscan Betil bet from the hijack after the first draw and Chad J Brown called from the cutoff. Betil stood pat on the second draw and Brown drew one card. After the draw, Betil bet again and Brown made the call. Both players stood pat on the final draw and proceeded to check afterward.

Brown turned over {7-}{5-}{4-}{3-}{2-} for a seven-low and Betil sent his cards into the muck.

Bariscan Betil us
Bariscan Betil
us 45,500 -7,700
Chad J Brown us
Chad J Brown
us 43,000

Tags: Bariscan BetilChad J Brown

Fuller Tries to Bluff Two

mnuwwarah • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 0 ante

2-7 Triple Draw

Rick Fuller took one in the small blind on the second draw and was ahead of Jon Turner (big blind) and Rep Porter (button), who each took two. Fuller bet and they both called, and everyone took a card. Fuller bet again and Turner called. Porter tossed his cards away.

Fuller indicated Turner was good and "PearlJammer" tabled {8-}{7-}{4-}{3-}{2-}.

Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us 60,000 29,000
Rep Porter us
Rep Porter
us 45,000 13,000
Rick Fuller us
Rick Fuller
us 7,800

Tags: Jon TurnerRick FullerRep Porter