Event #9: $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball

Fuller of Chips Than Before

• Level 14: 1,000-2,000, 500 ante

Thomas Fuller has doubled up to 89,000 after calling all in with a pat {9-}{8-}{7-}{5-}{3-} against Dan Kelly's hand (also pat) {10-}{8-}{6-}{5-}{2-}. Kelly drops to 50,000 as a result.

Tags: Dan KellyThomas Fuller

Daniel Smith Eliminated in 21st Place ($3,961); Dario Alioto Eliminated in 20th Place ($3,961)

• Level 14: 1,000-2,000, 500 ante
Dario Alioto
Dario Alioto

He's on a tear, moments after tripling up Jason Mercier is up to around 170,000 knocking out two players in one hand.

Dario Alioto, Mercier and Daniel Smith were all in before the draw. Mercier and Alioto stood pat and Smith drew two to an {8-}{5-}{2-} but could only show {A-}{10-}. Mercier flipped {8-}{6-}{5-}{3-}{2-} which had the Italian's pat {10-} crushed. Smith was eliminated and after a countdown, Mercier had his other opponent covered as well. He's up to about 170,000.

Tags: Daniel SmithDario AliotoJason Mercier

Mercier Triples Up, Dan Smith Stays Alive on Mistake

• Level 14: 1,000-2,000, 500 ante

Jason Mercier is at it again, tripling up to 80,000.

Daniel Smith raised from late position to 4,800, then, on the button, Rami Boukai raised to 15,000. After a look at his hand Mercier moved his whole stack in for 26,500. Smith then also moved all in for a total of 31,000. Rami made the call with a chance to knock out two players from the tournament

Mercier was pat, Smith was drawing with a {7-}{6-}{3-}{2-} but paired up with another {2-}, and Rami was drawing with {8-}{7-}{5-}{3-} but hit a {K-}. Mercier showed {10-}{9-}{7-}{6-}{4-} to take down the majority of the pot and triple up to 80,000.

In the hand, Rami did beat Smith's hand with a {K-} to Smith's pair of twos, but after he saw that he had drawn a {K-} and that it didn't beat Mercier's hand, he mucked without thinking of the other player in the pot. Smith is now left with about 4,500 but should be out of the tournament. His (and Mercier's) lucky day.

Tags: Daniel SmithJason MercierRami Boukai


Seat Plan

• Level 13: 800-1,600, 400 ante

Table 370

Seat 1: Thomas Fuler
Seat 2: Aaron Schaff
Seat 3: Bernard Lee
Seat 4: Donald Walsh
Seat 5: Dan Kelly
Seat 6: Greg Mueller
Seat 7: Nick Brancato

Table 372

Seat 1: Don Zewin
Seat 2: Daniel Smith
Seat 3: Travis Pearson
Seat 4: Rami Boukai
Seat 5: Robin Rightmire
Seat 6: Jason Mercier
Seat 7: Dario Alioto

Table 373

Seat 1: Avery Cardoza
Seat 2: Don McNamara
Seat 3: Romnik Vartzar
Seat 4: Matt Perrins
Seat 5: Chris Bjorin
Seat 6: Sean Snyder
Seat 7: Josh Brikis

Tim Phan Eliminated in 22nd Place ($3,237)

• Level 13: 800-1,600, 400 ante

Tim Phan went all in pre-draw on the button, only to be re-raised by Rami Boukai in the small blind and everyone else folded.

Rami showed a pat {10-}{9-}{4-}{3-}{2-} while Phan was drawin to a nine with {9-}{5-}{3-}{2-}. Unfortunately for Phan, he drew a {K-} and his tournament was over.

With 21 players now remaining there was a complete re-draw for the final three tables. Players are moving to their new tables as we speak.

Tags: Rami BoukaiTim Phan

Pearson Hits Big Double Up

Travis Pearson - in the O8 event previously.
Travis Pearson - in the O8 event previously.

Travis Pearson opened for 4,200 and Daniel Smith made it 24,200 only for Pearson to move all in for about 64,000 and Smith made the call.

Smith stood pat and Pearson drew one card to his {8-}{6-}{4-}{2-}, Smith showed a very rough {10-}{9-}{8-}{7-}{4-} but Pearson picked up the {3-} to make an eighty-six perfect and win the biggest pot of the tournament so far.

Travis Pearson 130,000 43,000
Daniel Smith 21,000 -35,000

Tags: Daniel SmithTravis Pearson

Smith's Draw is Just Enough

• Level 13: 800-1,600, 400 ante

Daniel Smith opened to 4,800 from the cutoff and then carefully called Bernard Lee's reraise from the button of 17,300. Smith drew one card and Lee stood pat before both players checked.

Smith said, "Ten-nine," and flipped {10-}{9-}{7-}{5-}{2-} - Lee looked pained and mucked his hand.

Tags: Daniel SmithBernard Lee

Bernard Lee Chipping Up

• Level 13: 800-1,600, 400 ante

Dan Smith in the small blind raised pre-draw and Bernard Lee called in the big blind and each player drew one.

Dan Smith made a large bet of 20,000 and after a little bit of a tank, Lee called with a {9-}{8-}{6-}{5-}{4-} and Smith mucked saying he had a pair.

Lee is up to 70,000 and Smith is down to 56,000

Tags: Bernard LeeDan Smith