Event #19: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Matthew
Homan Houshiar 116,100
Tommy Vedes us 112,600
David Baker us 104,000
Eric Cloutier ca 83,500
Anton Allemann 80,600 44,600
Tom Dwan us 64,100 17,100
Brandon Cantu us 63,000 6,000
Billy Baxter us 61,200
Joe Cassidy us 60,300 32,300
Doug Booth 59,600
David Williams us 59,400
John Kabbaj gb 58,500 24,500
Loi Phan 57,200
55,200
Arturo Diaz 54,100
John Juanda id 54,050 12,050
Brett Richey us 53,300 7,300
Peter Gould gb 51,600
Vincent Musso 51,300
Randal Haley 50,900
Jason Mercier us 49,400 15,400
Andy Black ie 49,300 11,300
Mike Matusow us 48,900 8,900
Daniel Negreanu ca 46,800 -200
Erik Seidel us 46,400 1,400

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Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Matthew
Homan Houshiar 116,100
Tommy Vedes us 112,600
David Baker us 104,000
Eric Cloutier ca 83,500
Anton Allemann 80,600 44,600
Tom Dwan us 64,100 17,100
Brandon Cantu us 63,000 6,000
Billy Baxter us 61,200
Joe Cassidy us 60,300 32,300
Doug Booth 59,600
David Williams us 59,400
John Kabbaj gb 58,500 24,500
Loi Phan 57,200
Archie Karas us 55,200
Arturo Diaz 54,100
John Juanda id 54,050 12,050
Brett Richey us 53,300 7,300
Peter Gould gb 51,600
Vincent Musso 51,300
Randal Haley 50,900
Jason Mercier us 49,400 15,400
Andy Black ie 49,300 11,300
Mike Matusow us 48,900 8,900
Daniel Negreanu ca 46,800 -200
Erik Seidel us 46,400 1,400

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Official Day 1 Chip Counts

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Homan Houshiar 116,100
Tommy Vedes us 112,600
David Baker us 104,000
Eric Cloutier ca 83,500
Anton Allemann 80,600
Tom Dwan us 64,100
Brandon Cantu us 63,000
Billy Baxter us 61,200
Joe Cassidy us 60,300
Doug Booth 59,600
David Williams us 59,400
John Kabbaj gb 58,500
Loi Phan 57,200
Archie Karas us 55,200
Arturo Diaz 54,100
John Juanda id 54,050
Brett Richey us 53,300
Peter Gould gb 51,600
Vincent Musso 51,300
Randal Haley 50,900
Jason Mercier us 49,400
Andy Black ie 49,300
Mike Matusow us 48,900
Daniel Negreanu ca 46,800
Erik Seidel us 46,400

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Official Day 1 Chip Counts

[user81850]
Homan Houshiar 116,100
Tommy Vedes us 112,600
David Baker us 104,000
Eric Cloutier ca 83,500
Anton Allemann 80,600
Tom Dwan us 64,100
Brandon Cantu us 63,000
Billy Baxter us 61,200
Joe Cassidy us 60,300
Doug Booth 59,600
David Williams us 59,400
John Kabbaj gb 58,500
Loi Phan 57,200
Archie Karas us 55,200
Arturo Diaz 54,100
John Juanda id 54,050
Brett Richey us 53,300
Peter Gould gb 51,600
Vincent Musso 51,300
Randal Haley 50,900
Jason Mercier us 49,400
Andy Black ie 49,300
Mike Matusow us 48,900
Daniel Negreanu ca 46,800
Erik Seidel us 46,400

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Official Day 1 Chip Counts

[user81850]
Homan Houshiar 116,100
Tommy Vedes us 112,600
David Baker us 104,000
Eric Cloutier ca 83,500
Anton Allemann 80,600
Tom Dwan us 64,100
Brandon Cantu us 63,000
61,200
Joe Cassidy us 60,300
Doug Booth 59,600
59,400
John Kabbaj gb 58,500
Loi Phan 57,200
55,200
Arturo Diaz 54,100
John Juanda id 54,050
Brett Richey us 53,300
Peter Gould gb 51,600
Vincent Musso 51,300
Randal Haley 50,900
Jason Mercier us 49,400
Andy Black ie 49,300
Mike Matusow us 48,900
Daniel Negreanu ca 46,800
Erik Seidel us 46,400

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Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Matthew
Homan Houshiar 116,100
Tommy Vedes us 112,600
David Baker us 104,000
Eric Cloutier ca 83,500
Anton Allemann 80,600 44,600
Tom Dwan us 64,100 17,100
Brandon Cantu us 63,000 6,000
Billy Baxter 61,200 11,200
Joe Cassidy us 60,300 32,300
Doug Booth 59,600
David Williams 59,400 400
John Kabbaj gb 58,500 24,500
Loi Phan 57,200
Archie Karabourniotis 55,200
Arturo Diaz 54,100
John Juanda id 54,050 12,050
Brett Richey us 53,300 7,300
Peter Gould gb 51,600
Vincent Musso 51,300
Randal Haley 50,900
Jason Mercier us 49,400 15,400
Andy Black ie 49,300 11,300
Mike Matusow us 48,900 8,900
Daniel Negreanu ca 46,800 -200
Erik Seidel us 46,400 1,400

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Day 1 Concludes

Shamus
Tommy Vedes, near the top of the leaderboard as Day 1 concludes
Tommy Vedes, near the top of the leaderboard as Day 1 concludes

As expected, the $10,000 Deuce-to-Seven Draw Lowball Championship (No-Limit) attracted a star-studded field as poker's elite came out to compete for what has come to be regarded as one of the more prestigious bracelets among the preliminary events.

A total of 101 came out for today's event, making for a prize pool of $949,400. Among the greats making up today's field were Johnny Chan, Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Jeffrey Lisandro, Erik Seidel, Carlos Mortensen, Doyle Brunson, Huck Seed, Chris Ferguson, Barry Greenstein, Mike Matusow, Daniel Negreanu, Greg Mueller, Tom Schneider, and Billy Baxter. And that's just limiting ourselves to those holding multiple WSOP bracelets!

The first four levels featured those "add-on" chips, meaning we saw only a couple of eliminations before the dinner break. We saw a few more hit the rail as the night came to a close, including Chan, Ivey, and Lederer.

Tommy Vedes held the chip lead during the last couple of levels tonight, only to be overtaken by Homan Houshiar at the very end. Houshiar bagged 116,100 chips once play concluded, and will be at the top of the leaderboard when the 72 remaining players return tomorrow.

Thanks for following our coverage of Day 1. Be sure to come back tomorrow at 3 p.m. Vegas time for continuing coverage of Event No. 19.

Four More Hands

Shamus

The tourney clock has been stopped with ten minutes left in the level, and a draw of a card has determined we're to play four more hands before stopping for the evening.

Two More Fall

Shamus

We just came on the tail end of a big hand over on Table 303 in which both Justin "Boosted J" Smith and Dario Alioto were eliminated.