Event #7: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball

Event Info

Prize Pool $669,300
Players 291

Big Pot Goes to Gelencser


We walked up to the table with a pot of about 150,000 in the middle and a bet laid out in front of Don McNamara after all the drawing rounds were complete. Peter Gelencser was his opponent and opted to put in a raise. McNamara tanked for a minute or two and then finally made the call. Gelencser tabled the {7-}{6-}{4-}{3-}{2-} for number two and scooped the pot worth over 200,000 chips. McNamara dropped to 600,000 after losing that pot.

Tags: Don McNamaraPeter Gelencser

Back at It

WSOP bracelet
WSOP bracelet

We're back. The players have taken their seats and the cards have been dealt.

Ding Ding Ding

That's the dinner bell. We'll see you in an hour.

"Very Smooth Jack"


Peter Gelencser raised from the small blind and Raphael Zimmerman called out of the big blind. Gelencser drew one and Zimmerman tossed out 80% of his starting hand, drawing four cards. After the draw, Gelencser bet and Zimmerman called.

Zimmerman drew two on the next draw after Gelencser drew one. Gelencser bet and Zimmerman called again. For the final draw, Gelencser was pat and Zimmerman drew another two. Both players then checked.

"Jack," said Gelencser.

"Jack what?" asked Zimmerman.

"Jack-eight," responded Gelencser, showing the {J-}{8-}{5-}{3-}{2-}.

"It's a very smooth jack my friend," said Zimmerman, mucking his hand.

Tags: Peter GelencserRaphael Zimmerman

David Chiu Eliminated in 4th Place ($50,157)

David Chiu - 4th Place
David Chiu - 4th Place

David Chiu was all in for 20,000 against Don McNamara. "I've got a pat hand," McNamara said. Chiu drew 2 on the first draw, one on the second and stood pat on the third.

McNamara showed eighty-six for the win against Chiu's eighty-seven.

Tags: David ChiuDon McNamara

Chiu Doubles

David Chiu and Raphael Zimmerman both drew two on the first draw. Chiu then bet and Zimmerman raised. Chiu was all in. He drew one, as did Zimmerman. On the third draw, they both drew one again.

Chiu stood up from his chair and threw down {3-}{4-}{7-}{8-}{10-} and was good against Zimmerman's {2-}{4-}{5-}{6-}{6-}.

Tags: David ChiuRaphael Zimmerman

Gelencser Takes Largest Pot of the Tournament

Peter Gelencser
Peter Gelencser

Peter Gelencser raised pre-draw and all three of his opponents called. Raphael Zimmerman was up first for the first draw and wanted two cards. McNamara was next and wanted two as well before the pre-draw raiser took three cards. David Chiu was the last to select and took two.

After the draw, a lot of chips went into the pot. Zimmerman bet, McNamara called, Gelencser called, Chiu raised, Zimmerman reraised, McNamara tank-folded, Gelencser called and Chiu also called.

On the next draw, three players remained and they all elected to draw one card each. Then, they all checked their option.

For the third and final draw, they all selected one card apiece again. Zimmerman checked after the draw and Gelencser bet. Chiu folded his hand, but Zimmerman made the call.

"Number two," announced Gelencser, revealing the {7-}{6-}{4-}{3-}{2-}. Zimmerman mucked and Gelencser scooped the massive pot.

Tags: David ChiuDon McNamaraPeter GelencserRaphael Zimmerman

Ninety-Seven Wins for Chiu


From the button, Paul Gelencser raised and David Chiu called out of the small blind. Chiu drew two and Gelencser drew one. Chiu then check-called a bet from Gelencser.

On the next draw, Chiu drew two and Gelencser stood pat. Chiu then check-called again.

On the third draw, Chiu drew one and Gelencser stood pat. Both players checked following the draw and Chiu tabled the winner: {9-}{7-}{5-}{3-}{2-}.

Tags: David ChiuPeter Gelencser