Event #13: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $10,000
Prize Pool $817,000
Players 87

Level Info

Level 24
Blinds 15,000 / 30,000
Ante 7,000

Hands #91-96: Slow Goings

[user80015] • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #90: Paul Volpe raised to 42,000 and Jason Mercier called as both players drew one.

Mercier bet out 48,000 and Volpe quickly called tabling his {10-}{8-}{7-}{6-}{4-} and Mercier mucked.

Hand #91: Jason Mercier opened the button to 40,000 and collected the blinds and antes.

Hand #92: Daniel Negreanu raised to 55,000 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #93: Paul Volpe raised to 45,000 and collected the blinds and antes.

Hand #94: Paul Volpe received a walk in the big blind and showed a {10-}{9-}-low.

Hand #95: Daniel Negreanu raised to 55,000 and Jason Mercier made the call and drew one as Negreanu drew one also.

Mercier checked, as did Negreanu, and Mercier tabled his {8-}{7-}{5-}{4-}{2-} to scoop the pot.

Tags: Daniel NegreanuJason MercierPaul Volpe

Hands #85-89: Volpe and Mercier Spar

• Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #85: Jason Mercier had the button and raised to 40,000. Daniel Negreanu three-bet to 125,000 from the small blind and Paul Volpe folded from the big blind. Mercier kicked it in as well and Negreanu took the pot.

Hand #86: Action folded to Volpe's small blind and he made it 45,000 to go. Mercier called from the big blind and both players took two cards. Volpe checked and Mercier bet 59,000. Volpe tossed forward a call and Mercier tabled a winning {9-}{8-}{7-}{6-}{4-}.

Hand #87: Volpe raised to 45,000 from his button and Mercier called from the small blind. Mercier took one new card and Volpe stood pat. Mercier checked his action post-draw and Volpe bet 87,000. Mercier folded and Volpe was pushed the pot.

Hand #88: Mercier raised to 40,000 from his button and Negreanu three-bet to 125,000 from the small blind. Action folded back to Mercier and he kicked his cards in.

Hand #89: Volpe made it 46,000 from the small blind and Mercier called from the big. Volpe stood pat and Mercier took one new card. Volpe checked and Mercier led for 68,000. Volpe folded and Mercier took the pot.

Tags: Daniel NegreanuJason MercierPaul Volpe

Hands #79-84: More of the Same

[user80015] • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #79: Jason Mercier raised to 47,000 and won the big blind and antes.

Hand #80: Jason Mercier raised to 40,000 and collected the blinds and antes.

Hand #81: Paul Volpe raised to 40,000 from the button and Jason Mercier three-bet to 118,000 from the small blind. With the action back on Volpe, he folded and Mercier was pushed the pot.

Hand #82: unknown action

Hand #83: Daniel Negreanu opened to 55,000 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #84: Paul Volpe raised to 40,000 and Daniel Negreanu made the call and drew two as Volpe also drew two.

Negreanu checked, Volpe pushed out 82,000 and Negreanu quickly folded.

Tags: Daniel NegreanuJason MercierPaul Volpe

Hands #72-78: Volpe Extends Lead, Shows Pair of Treys

• Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #72: Jason Mercier was in the big blind and received a walk.

Hand #73: Daniel Negreanu received a walk.

Hand #74: Mercier raised to 40,000 and picked up the blinds and antes

Hand #75: Negreanu completed the small blind and Volpe made it 58,000 from the big blind. Negreanu folded and Volpe took down the pot.

Hand #76: Mercier raised to 47,000 from the small blind and Negreanu called from the big blind. Both players picked up one new card. Mercier fired 52,000 and Negreanu called. Mercier tabled {J-}{7-}{5-}{3-}{2-} which prompted Negreanu to muck his cards. Mercier raked in the pot.

Hand #77: Mercier had the button and raised to 40,000. Volpe called out of the big blind and picked up two cards. Mercier opted for just one. Volpe checked and Mercier fired 58,000. Volpe slid out a check-raise to 218,000, putting Mercier deep into the tank. After about a minute, Mercier dropped his hand into the muck. Volpe showed {3-}{3-} and raked the pot, extending his chip lead.

Hand #78: Volpe put out a raise and took down the pot pre-draw.

Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 1,350,000 110,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 675,000 95,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 585,000 -185,000

Tags: Daniel NegreanuJason MercierPaul Volpe

Hands #67-71: Volpe Pushes Out Mercier

[user80015] • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 5,000 ante
Paul Volpe
Paul Volpe

Hand #67: Jason Mercier raised to 42,000 from the small blind and collected the pot.

Hand #68: Jason Mercier opened the button to 32,000 and collected the blinds and antes.

Hand #69: Paul Volpe opened to 40,000 and Jason Mercier called from the big blind and drew two cards to Volpe's one.

Volpe bet out 52,000 and Mercier quickly folded.

Hand #70: Daniel Negreanu received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #71: Jason Mercier opened the button to 32,000 and Paul Volpe called and drew two cards to Mercier's one.

Volpe checked and Mercier bet out 48,000 before Volpe check-raised to 200,000 to force Mercier to fold his hand.

Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 1,240,000 140,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 770,000 50,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 580,000 -210,000

Tags: Daniel NegreanuJason MercierPaul Volpe

Level:
22
Blinds:
10,000/20,000
Ante:
5,000

Hands #63-66: Volpe Makes Number-Three

• Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 4,000 ante
Paul Volpe
Paul Volpe

Hand #63: Paul Volpe made it 40,000 from the small blind and Jason Mercier called from the big blind. Volpe drew one new card while Mercier opted for two. Volpe led for 100,000 and Mercier quickly tossed out a call.

Volpe fanned {10-}{9-}{7-}{5-}{2-} but was ultimately bested by Mercier's {10-}{6-}{5-}{3-}{2-} for a better ten low.

Hand #64: Volpe raised to 35,000 from the button and Mercier called from the small blind. Negreanu popped it up to 105,000 from the big blind. Volpe called and Mercier folded. For the draw, Negreanu stood pat and Volpe took one. Negreanu fired 200,000 post-draw and Volpe quickly let go of his hand.

Hand #65: Negreanu made it 45,000 from the small blind and Volpe called from the big blind. Each player took one card. Negreanu checked, Volpe fired 65,000, and Negreanu let it go.

Hand #66: Volpe made it 41,000 from the small blind and Mercier came over the top from the big blind with a three-bet to 117,000. Volpe called.

Volpe picked up one new card at the draw and Mercier rapped the table, signifying that he was pat. Volpe peered at his hand and came out firing for 220,000. Mercier looked down at his hand and let out a sigh. He eventually tossed out a call and Volpe rolled over number three - {7-}{6-}{5-}{3-}{2-} - for the win.

Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 1,100,000 310,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 790,000 -230,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 720,000 -80,000

Tags: Daniel NegreanuJason MercierPaul Volpe

Hands #56-62: Nine for Volpe

[user80015] • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 4,000 ante
Paul Volpe
Paul Volpe

Hand #56: Jason Mercier opened to 32,000 from the button and collected the blinds and antes.

Hand #57: Paul Volpe raised to 40,000 and Jason Mercier made the call. Volpe stood pat as Mercier drew two cards.

Volpe bet out 55,000 and Mercier mucked.

Hand #58: Paul Volpe pushed out a raise and both blinds folded. Volpe flashed his {9-}{6-}{5-}{4-}{2-} and scoop the blinds and antes.

Hand #59: Jason Mercier raised to 32,000 and Paul Volpe defended his big blind and drew two cards as Mercier drew two also.

Volpe then led out for 47,000 and Mercier folded.

Hand #60: Daniel Negreanu opened to 45,000 and Paul Volpe three-bet the small blind to 142,000 and Negreanu folded.

Hand #61: Paul Volpe raised to 33,000 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #62: Jason Mercier opened with a raise and collected the blinds and antes.

Tags: Daniel NegreanuJason MercierPaul Volpe

Brian Rast Eliminated in 4th Place ($67,264)

• Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 4,000 ante
Brian Rast - 4th place
Brian Rast - 4th place

Hand #52: Daniel Negreanu moved all in from the small blind and Brian Rast folded his big blind.

Hand #53: Jason Mercier raised to 32,000 from under the gun and Paul Volpe called from the big blind. Both players took one card and checked post-draw. Volpe tabled a winning {J-}{10-}{9-}{7-}{4-} and scooped up the pot.

Hand #54: Negreanu raised to 45,000 from under the gun and picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #55: Rast moved all in from under the gun for his last 114,000. Negreanu called from the big blind and picked up one new card. Rast stood pat and the hands were tabled.

Rast: {Q-}{9-}{7-}{6-}{5-}
Negreanu: {10-}{6-}{5-}{2-}

Negreanu was drawing live with his ten-six draw. He squeezed out a {4-}, making the better hand and eliminating Rast in fourth place for $67,254.

Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 1,020,000 -80,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 800,000 262,000
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 790,000 165,000
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us Busted

Tags: Brian RastDaniel NegreanuJason Mercier

Hands #48-51: Ten is Good for Negreanu

[user80015] • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 4,000 ante
Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

Hand #48: Jason Mercier opened to 32,000 and Brian Rast made the call from the big blind and drew two as Mercier stood pat.

Both players checked as Mercier tabled a {Q-}{9-}{X-}{X-}{X-} to scoop the pot.

Hand #49: Jason Mercier raised to 32,000 and collected the blinds and antes.

Hand #50: Daniel Negreanu opened to 45,000 from under the gun with Paul Volpe making the call from the small blind along with Jason Mercier from the big blind. Volpe drew one, Mercier stood pat and Negreanu drew one.

Volpe then took the lead by pushing out a bet of 122,000 as Mercier quickly mucked before Negreanu took his time before folding also.

Hand #51: Brian Rast raised to 45,00 and Jason Mercier called, as did Daniel Negreanu. All three players drew one card with the action being checked over to Rast who bet out 70,000.

Mercier mucked and Negreanu called tabling his {10-}{9-}{8-}{4-}{3-} as Rast mucked.

Tags: Brian RastDaniel NegreanuJason MercierPaul Volpe