Event #16: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball

Brant Hale Eliminated in 16th Place ($5,125)

• Level 16: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante
Brant Hale - 16th Place
Brant Hale - 16th Place

Matt Shultz opened, Todd Bui three-bet, Brant Hale four-bet, and David Gee, Shultz, and Bui called. All four players drew two cards. Hale bet, Gee raised, Shultz three-bet, Bui folded, Hale called putting himslef all in and at risk, and gee called behind. All three players drew one card. Gee lead out and called a raise from Shultz. hale and gee both drew one, and Shultz stood pat. Gee checked, Shultz bet, Gee folded and Shultz threw down the nuts, {7-}{5-}{4-}{3-}{2-} and Hale mucked, exiting in 16th.

Matt Schultz us
Matt Schultz
us 160,000 112,000
Brant Hale us
Brant Hale
us Busted

Tags: Brant HaleDavid GeeMatt Shultz


Color Up Break

• Level 15: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante

Players are on a quick break to color up and race off the T100 chips. Play will resume momentarily.

Leah Over Franklin

• Level 15: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante
Mike Leah All Smiles
Mike Leah All Smiles

Aaron Steury opened with a raise from the cutoff and found calls from Tom Franklin in the small blind and Mike Leah in the big blind. All three players pulled two new cards at the draw and Franklin checked. Leah led out and both Steury and Franklin called.

For the second draw, Franklin took two, Leah one, and Steury two. Action checked to Leah who led out into the pot for a second time. Steury got out of the way and Franklin called, drawing one at the final draw. Leah stood pat and checked it back when action checked to him.

Franklin flashed {6-}{6-} for a pair and Leah showed a winning {8-}{7-}{5-}{4-}{2-}. The start-of-day chip leader was pushed the pot and now has about 110,000. Franklin, on the other hand, has dropped to 45,000.

Aaron Steury us
Aaron Steury
us 120,000 -6,000
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
ca 110,000 52,000
Tom Franklin us
Tom Franklin
us 45,000 -80,000

Tags: Aaron SteuryMike LeahTom Franklin

Hale Doubles, Again

• Level 15: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante

Brant Hale four-bet all in preflop and Todd Bui made the call. Both players drew one card for the first draw, and Bui drew one on each of the next two draws. Hale stood pat after the first draw and shipped the double with {9-}{8-}

Brant Hale us
Brant Hale
us 18,700 -33,300

Tags: Brant HaleTodd Bui

Hanh Tran Eliminated in 18th Place ($5,125)

• Level 15: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante
Hanh Tran - 18th Place
Hanh Tran - 18th Place

Hanh Tran raised all in from the small blind and was called by Don Nguyen and David Gee. Tran swapped three, Nguyen drew two, and Gee drew two. Nguyen check-raised a bet from Gee, who three-bet back, Nguyen maxed out with a four-bet and Gee called. Tran swapped three, Nguyen and Gee stood pat. Nguyen bet and Gee called. Tran swapped two, and Nguyen and Gee stood pat, and Nguyen check-called a bet from Gee. Gee turned over {7-}{6-} and his opponents mucked. Tran hit the rail in 18th place.

David Gee us
David Gee
us 154,000 68,000
Hanh Tran at
Hanh Tran
at Busted

Tags: David GeeDon NguyenHanh Tran

Hua Doubles Through Bell

• Level 15: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante

David Bell raised from the cutoff and it folded around to Can Kim Hua in the big blind. The short-stacked Hua three-bet the action and Bell came right over the top with a four-bet. Hua called.

Both players took two new cards on the first draw and after a series of bets and raises, Hua was all in and at risk. The second draw saw Hua take one new card and Bell pick up two. For the final draw, Hua stood pat and Bell once again took two.

Hua wasted no time rolling over the wheel - {7-}{5-}{4-}{3-}{2-} - to ensure himself a double up. Bell mucked his cards and Hua was pushed the pot. He now sits around 26,000 in chips.

David Bell us
David Bell
us 68,000 -21,000
Can Kim Hua
Can Kim Hua
26,000 15,000

Tags: Can Kim HuaDavid Bell

Wheel For Hale

• Level 15: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante

Don Nguyen opened with an early position raise and Brant Hale flatted from the cutoff. Hanh Tran tagged along from the small blind and the three were off to the first draw.

All three players picked up two cards and Tran checked. Nguyen came out with a bet and Hale raised the action. Tran let his cards go and Nguyen called. Both stood pat on the second draw and Nguyen check-called another bet from Hale.

The two players stood pat on the third draw and repeated the same action as the previous betting round. Hale rolled over {7-}{5-}{4-}{3-}{2-} for the best possible hand and Nguyen threw his hand into the muck. Hale raked in the chips and now has about 52,000.

Don Nguyen us
Don Nguyen
us 173,000 -32,000
Brant Hale us
Brant Hale
us 52,000 37,000

Tags: Brant HaleDon Nguyen