Event #14: $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)


***Players with 1 chip did not report their chip count***

Nicholas Binger 54,300
Scott Seiver us 46,875
Chino Rheem us 42,725
Keith Lehr us 39,850
Sean Snyder us 33,000
Josh Arieh us 32,725
Loi Phan 31,850
Dario Minieri it 31,725
Alexander Kravchenko ru 30,250
Craig Hartman us 29,375
Mike Wattel us 27,800
Danny Estes 26,575
Yan Chen us 26,475
Alessio Isaia it 26,400
Chad Brown us 25,325
JC Tran us 25,075
Tommy Hang us 25,000
Aaron Cooper 23,900
Todd Bui us 23,250
Peter Gelencser hu 21,925
Daniel Alaei us 19,375
Thomas Roupe 19,100
Chris Bjorin se 18,800
Michael Binger us 17,350
Brandon Cantu us 17,000

All Done In Event #14: $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball!

Chip Leader Nick Binger
Chip Leader Nick Binger

After eight levels of play and three-quarters of the field hitting the rail, we have finally come to a conclusion for day one of Event #14: $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball.

250 players took to the felt this morning with a stellar field assembling including the likes of Mike Matusow, Daniel Negreanu, Barry Greenstein, Greg Raymer and the old hands of the game including Archie Karas, Berry Johnston, Dewey Tomko and five-time 2-7 bracelet holder Billy Baxter. Unfortunately these players - along with reigning Champion Phil Ivey - all fell to the rail as 67 players bagged up chips at days end.

Nick Binger is leading the field into day two after taking some crucial pots of Brandon Cantu to sit with an amassed 54,300 in chips. Snapping at his heels however are Scott Seiver (46,875), David 'Chino' Rheem (42,725) and Josh Arieh (32,725).

Still in contention for the fourteenth bracelet of the series are Erick Lindgren, JC Tran, Jeff Lisandro, Ted Forrest and many others as we look to play through to the money of twenty-eight places, and then through to a final table.

Play is set to begin at 3:00pm PST tomorrow with the remaining players looking to jostle into position to vie for the $92,817 first prize, coveted bracelet and title of Event #14 Champion!

So make sure to stay locked to the PokerNews coverage for all your live updates of this event and many others!

Schneider Sent Home

Tom Schneider before elimination
Tom Schneider before elimination

After a Steve Sung raise to 1,200, Tom Schneider threw in his last 350.

An unknown opponent also moved all in to prompt a fold from Sung.

Schneider drew one, but would be drawing dead against his opponent's pat {8-}{7-}{4-}{3-}{2-}, as he made his way to the rail.

Tags: Tom SchneiderSteve Sung

Baxter Eliminated

Billy Baxter now on the rail
Billy Baxter now on the rail

Billy Baxter has a total of seven WSOP bracelets with five of those being in 2-7 Lowball.

Unfortunately for the native Georgian, he will be unable to add another today as he has just been eliminated from the tournament when he could not best his opponent's {10-}{7-}{4-}{3-}{2-}.

Tags: Billy Baxter

Sung Slips


Steve Sung opened to 1,300 from under the gun only to have Josh Arieh make it 4,200 from the big blind.

Sung made the call before both players stood pat only to have Arieh move all in.

Sung thought for sometime before folding to sink to 13,000 as Arieh climbs to 33,500 in chips.

Tags: Josh AriehSteve Sung

Cantu Can Run That Good


"You can't possibly run that good" stated an opponent in the direction of Brandon Cantu as he was drawing two holding {7-}{4-}{2-} against a pat {10-}{8-}{7-}{6-}{3-}.

Cantu squeezed out the {6-}, and before tabling his fifth card stated, "Oh I do" as he rolled over the {5-} to send his opponent to the rail and himself back up to the 45,000-chip mark.

Tags: Brandon Cantu