Event #49: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit)
Event #49: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit)
Day 1 completed

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

Jimmy Fricke 69,700
Eli Elezra 57,100 34,100
Drew Boyett 51,200
Arturo Diaz 50,200
Mike Gorodinsky 49,400
Tommy Hang 48,000
Justin Bonomo 47,500
Adam Spiegelberg 45,400
Sigi Stockinger 43,800
John Monnette 40,100 14,100
Philip Tom 39,800
Thomas Hamlett 39,400
Eugene Yanayt 37,900
Galen Hall 36,800 5,300
Stephen Buchanan 36,700
Greg Raymer 34,400 10,400
Dan O'Brien 33,300 2,300
Sergey Rybachenko 33,200 1,200
Masa Tanaka 32,800
Jay Kwon 32,600
Scott Dorin 32,600
Duc Tran 30,000
Christian Harder 29,700 10,100
Brian Tate 29,300
Scott Seiver 29,200 19,200

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That's A Wrap!

• Level 8: 500-1,000, 0 ante
Jimmy Fricke leads after Day 1
Jimmy Fricke leads after Day 1

Day 1 play of Event #49: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) has officially come to a close! We began today with 310 players and 105 will return tomorrow seeking the prestige of a World Series of Poker gold bracelet and the $189,919 in first place money.

Jimmy "Gobboboy" Fricke has come out on top as today's chip leader with 69,700 in chips. Close behind are Arturo Diaz (50,200), Mike Gorodinsky (49,400), and Tommy Hang (48,000). Also surviving today's field are 2004 and 2005 WSOP Main Event champions Greg Ramyer and Joe Hachem. Joining them tomorrow are Mike Matusow, Daniel Negreanu, Pat Pezzin, Gavin Smith, Robert Williamson III and many more. Tom Dwan also managed to survive today's play after being down to only 700 chips in the last the last level. He's now sitting with 10,800 in chips.

That being said, we saw a slew of day-one casualties today. Among those to hit the rail today include Jennifer Harman, John Juanda, Eric Froehlich, Shannon Shorr, Nick Schulman, and Hoyt Corkins to name just a few. Phil Hellmuth also hit the rail today shortly after being crippled by Bill Chen. Hellmuth has been on a quest for his 12th bracelet this year and it has once again eluded him today. He is currently number one in the 2011 WSOP Player of the Year race.

Play kicks off tomorrow at 2:30 PM PT. Continue to follow PokerNews for our on-going coverage of all of the 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball madness!

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Big Stacks


Here's a look at a few of the big stacks as we move towards the end of the night.

Jimmy Fricke 66,000 40,000
Justin Bonomo 49,500 11,500
Tommy Hang 43,000 15,000

Smith Wins With Eighty-Seven

Shawn Buchanan raised before the first draw and was three-bet by Justin Smith. Buchanan made the call and chose to draw two, while Smith took one. Buchanan led out with a bet and smith called.

On the second draw Buchanan took one and Smith stood pat. This time Buchanan checked and Smith threw out a bet which was called. Buchanan took one on the third and the action went check-check. Smith tabled {8-}{7-}{5-}{4-}{3-} and raked in the pot.

Justin Smith 21,000 7,000
Shawn Buchanan 19,500 -8,700

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Ho Sent Home

Maria Ho
Maria Ho

Chau Giang raised from middle position and was called by the player in the small blind and Maria Ho from the big. Giang and the small blind took two cards while Ho took three. Action checked around to Giang who threw out a bet that was called by both players.

On the second draw, the small blind and Ho took two cards while Giang took on. The small blind checked to Ho who led out with a bet. Giang raised and the small blind got out of the way. Maria Ho raised her last 300 all in and Giang called.

"I'm staying," Giang said, tabling {j-}{7-}{6-}{5-}{2-}

Ho flipped up {6-}{5-}{4-}{2-} and drew one card. She squeeze it out then tossed up the {K-Diamonds}, making her king low the losing hand. She was sent packing and Giang scooped the pot.

Chau Giang 22,000 5,000
Maria Ho Busted

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Updated Chip Counts

Justin Bonomo 38,000 30,000
Luis Velador 27,000 19,500
Mike Matusow 25,000 4,000
Julie Schneider 23,000 15,500
Christian Harder 19,600 9,100
Matt Hawrilenko 18,000 -2,300
Travis Pearson 14,000 6,500
Jonathan Tamayo 13,500 13,500
Don McNamara 12,800
Will Failla 11,000 -1,000
Amnon Filippi 10,000 -18,000
Jean-Robert Bellande 4,000 -1,000
Eugene Katchalov 4,000 -5,200

Chop For Chen

Action folded around to Bill Chen in the small blind who announced a raise. The player in the big blind called and both drew two cards on the first draw. Each player checked and drew two once again on the second. Chen fired out a bet and his opponent called.

On the third draw Chen stood pat while his opponent took one. Chen pushed out a bet and was raised by his opponent. Chen three-bet and his opponent made the call. Both players turned up {7-}{6-}{5-}[3x}{2-} for a chop.

Bill Chen 14,500 500

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Seventy-Six Trombones Led The Big Parade

We caught up with the action on the second draw where Tom Dwan drew one card and his opponent stood pat. Dwan check-called a bet from his opponent. On the third draw Dwan drew one once more and check-called once more. His opponent tabled {7-}{6-}{5-}{4-}{2-} and Dwan shipped his cards into the muck, awarding his opponent the pot.

Tom Dwan 16,500 3,500

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