Event #16: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship (No-Limit)
Event #16: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship (No-Limit)
Day 1 completed

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

Vincent Musso 106,200
Shaun Deeb 92,900
Vladimir Shchemelev 90,400
Nikolay Evdakov 88,500
Jennifer Harman 83,700
Alex Balandin 82,900
Joe Cassidy 80,400
Dan Shak 77,700
Nick Schulman 73,200
Brandon Cantu 72,200
Tom Schneider 71,600
David Bakes Baker 68,200
Phil Hellmuth 68,200
Scott Seiver 64,900
David Williams 64,000
Benjamin Parker 63,200
Huck Seed 62,200
Michael Wattel 59,100
Chino Rheem 58,900
Alessio Isaia 58,500
Peter Gould 58,100
Eli Elezra 57,200
Hasan Habib 57,200
Richard Ashby 57,000
David Ulliott 56,500

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Vince Musso Leads the Pack

[user101598] • Level 8: 400-800, 200 ante

After eight hours of play, Vince Musso is the chip leader of Event #16: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship with 106,200. Biting at his heels are a few very strong players though - Shaun Deeb (104,000), Nick Schulman (87,000), and Joe Cassidy (85,000) all had solid days.

After four hours of late registration, the final number of entrants for Event #16 was 126 - which is 25 more players than last year. The field attracted some of the biggest names in poker, including the three double-digit WSOP bracelet winners Phil Hellmuth (68,200), Doyle Brunson, and Johnny Chan, last year's winner of this event David "Bakes" Baker (68,200), and a plethora of other established pro's.

Unfortunately, Brunson didn't make it through the day, and neither did Eric Cloutier - the runner-up from last year. Chris Oliver, Tom "durrrr" Dwan, Jean-Robert Bellande, Phil Laak, Justin Smith and Justin Bonomo also failed to advance to Day 2.

Some notables who did advance include David "Devilfish" Ulliot (56,500), Greg Raymer (22,300), Eugene Katchalov (40,900), and Joseph Cheung (31,600).

The action resumes tomorrow at 3 p.m. PT, where we will play ten levels. Make sure to check back, but until then, goodnight from the Rio!

Tags: Vince Musso

Bring Out the Bags

• Level 8: 400-800, 200 ante

Day 1 is just a memory now as the chip bags come out and the survivors get to give the WSOP their John Hancock. We'll be right back with our closing arguments.

Chufty Chuffed

• Level 8: 400-800, 200 ante

Dan O'Brien raised to 2,100 from the hijack seat, and Richard "Chufty" Ashby called next door. In the small blind, Daniel Negreanu squeezed in a reraise to 6,600. The big blind proceeded to reraise to 17,500, and that folded O'Brien. Ashby, though, reraised all in for 23,450 total. Negreanu folded, the big blind called, and Ashby was at risk.

Both players stood pat, and Ashby's {8-} {7-} {5-} {3-} {2-} was the best. His opponent flashed {9-} {8-}, paying off his debt to double Ashby up close to 60,000.

Tags: Richard AshbyDaniel NegreanuDan O'Brien

Watson Finds This Game Elementary

• Level 8: 400-800, 200 ante

Mike Watson was all in for 13,550 before the draw, and Carlos reraised, isolating himself against the at-risk "SirWatts" with a chance at the knockout.

Both players took one card, and Watson showed {6-} {5-} {3-} {2-} ... {A-}. Not a good draw. Fortunately, Mortensen's was even worse as he showed {7-} {6-} {5-} {2-} ... {5-}. An ace beats a pair of fives, and Watson has doubled back to his starting stack. It knocks Mortensen down to about 19,000 in the process.

Tags: Carlos MortensenMike Watson

Matt Perrins, Your Triple-Up is Ready

• Level 8: 400-800, 200 ante

A player in early position opened to 2,400, and a second unfamiliar player called next door. Across the table, Matt Perrins grabbed his last 8,650 chips and plunked them into the pot, and both opponents called to put him at risk.

Everyone took one card, and Perrins' {8-} {7-} {6-} {5-} {3-} was good for the triple. He's back to 28,550 and almost back to his starting stack.

Dolly Doubles


When we reached the table, Doyle Brunson was all in against Phil Hellmuth and the two had already drawn. Texas Dolly tabled {9-}{6-}{4-}{3-}{2-} for a ninety-six, and Hellmuth gave a mini-speech before mucking the worst hand.

"You get it in with the worst against me all the time on television," Hellmuth complained. "I told myself the next time he moves in, I'm calling."

Hellmuth did, and he's lost chips because of it.

Phil Hellmuth 65,000 -17,009
Doyle Brunson 40,000 11,000

Tags: Phil HellmuthDoyle Brunson


Shaun Deeb 92,000
Nick Schulman 90,000
Jennifer Harman 75,000
Carlos Mortensen 65,000
David Baker 52,000
David Williams 49,000
Josh Brikis 38,000
Michael Mizrachi 25,000
Mike Matusow 20,000