Day 2 of Event #7, the $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw event was a productive one as the field was reduced all the way down to eight players, keeping us just two eliminations shy of reaching the final table.
The action was steady and sustained throughout the course of the day, and the table talk was lively in all corners of the room. The non-Hold'em events always draw an entertaining crowd of pros and old-school gamblers, and this event has been no exception. Among the casualties of this moving day were a whole slew of notables -- Greg Mueller, Bryan Devonshire, Amnon Filippi, Steve Billirakis, Barry Greenstein, Jon Turner, Huck Seed, Bill Chen, Jeffrey Lisandro, Tony G; the list goes on and on. Pat Poels, Ted Forrest, David Baker, and Farzad Bonyadi all made deep runs into the money tonight, but each of them fell just a few places short of a seat at tomorrow's final table.
The day has concluded with eight players remaining, and they'll be back here tomorrow to pick up the story. The ever-present David Chiu is hoarding a massive stack of 436,000, and he'll be the betting favorite heading into tomorrow's conclusion. The remainder of the field has played very well thus far, however, and a few dangers lurk in the leader board, including the short-stacked-but-sneaky Tad Jurgens.
The final two tables kick off at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow (thanks to that pesky twelve-hour rule), and we'll be right back here in the Amazon Room to keep you updated on every ninety-six, eighty-five, and number one that the final day has to offer.