Day 1 completed
Day 1 completed
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!
Here's a look at a few of the big stacks as we move towards the end of the night.
The magical number is four. That's four more hands and then the night is complete.
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 and raked in the pot.
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
Ho flipped up and drew one card. She squeeze it out then tossed up the , making her king low the losing hand. She was sent packing and Giang scooped the pot.
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 [3x} for a chop.
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 and Dwan shipped his cards into the muck, awarding his opponent the pot.