Event #36: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball

Scott Blackman Eliminated in 12th Place ($4,245)

• Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 700 ante
Scott Blackman - 12th place
Scott Blackman - 12th place

German soccer star Max Kruse just scored a knockout, as he busted Scott Blackman in 12th place. Kruse raised to 5,000 and Blackman moved all in over the top for 36,600 total. The action folded back to Kruse who looked back down at his cards before making the call.

Both players drew one card.

Kruse showed {8-}{6-}{5-}{2-} and he was up against Blackman's {7-}{6-}{4-}{3-}. Kruse drew a {2-} to turn his hand into a pair of deuces and Blackman was very much alive for a nice double up.

As Blackman squeezed his card hoping for a paint one, he said, "This is not good."

Blackman turned over a {5-} and the pair of fives sent him to the rail.

Max Kruse de 118,000 46,000
Scott Blackman US Busted

Tags: Max KruseScott Blackman


Shunjiro Uchida Eliminated in 13th Place ($4,245)

• Level 15: 1,200-2,400, 600 ante
Shunjiro Uchida - 13th Place
Shunjiro Uchida - 13th Place

Orjan Skommko raised to 6,000 in second position and Shunjiro Uchida three-bet shoved on the button for roughly 47,000. After a few moments Skommo opted to call, drawing one card. Uchida stood pat.

Skommo: {7-}{6-}{3-}{2-} - drew one
Uchida: {10-}{8-}{6-}{5-}{4-} - stood pat

Skommo quickly turned over a {5-} to make a seventy-six, ending Uchida's tournament in 13th place.

Orjan Skommo no 145,000 61,000
Shunjiro Uchida us Busted

Tags: Orjan SkommoShunjiro Uchida

Abrams Chips Up

• Level 15: 1,200-2,400, 600 ante

Scott Abrams has been going through lots of swings today and right now he's back near the top after taking a decent pot off Ali Eslami.

Eslami raised to 6,000 from the button and Orjan Skommo called from the small blind and Abrams from the big.

Skommo took one card, Abrams needed two and Eslami wanted one new card.

Skommo checked to Abrams who bet 12,500 and Eslami made the call.

Abrams showed {9-}{8-}{4-}{3-}{2-} and Eslami mucked his cards.

Scott Abrams us 105,000 35,000
Ali Eslami us 43,000 -43,000

Tags: Ali EslamiScott Abrams

Touil Gets There

• Level 15: 1,200-2,400, 600 ante

Adam Crawford raised to 6,000 from the hijack, Samuel Touil three-bet to 16,000 on the button and Crawford called.

Crawford stood pat, Touil drew one and both checked.

Crawford showed {10-}{9-}{8-}{4-}{2-}, but Touil bested him with a ninety-eight.

Samuel Touil fr 120,000 20,000
Adam Crawford ca 68,000 -34,000

Tags: Adam CrawfordSamuel Touil

Rightmire Doubles Through Abrams

• Level 15: 1,200-2,400, 600 ante

Robin Rightmire raised to 8,000 from second position and Ali Eslami called from the hijack. Scott Abrams three-bet to 28,000 on the button, Rightmire four-bet all in for 29,100 and Eslami folded.

Rightmire: {10-}{8-}{7-}{5-}{2-} - stood pat
Abrams: {9-}{6-}{5-}{3-} - drew one

Abrams squeezed a {J-}, giving Rightmire the pot with his ten-eight.

Scott Abrams us 70,000 -10,000
Robin Rightmire us 68,000 31,800

Tags: Ali EslamiRobin RightmireScott Abrams

Markus Garberg Eliminated in 14th Place ($4,245)

• Level 15: 1,200-2,400, 600 ante
Markus Garberg
Markus Garberg

Markus Garberg moved all in for 31,500 from under the gun and the action folded to Samuel Touil, who shoved over the top from the button. Both blinds folded and the action was heads up.

Garberg took one card and Touil stood pat, showing {9-}{8-}{6-}{5-}{3-}.

Garberg showed {8-}{6-}{4-}{3-} and he was looking to catch a nine, seven, five or deuce in order to stay alive. Garberg squeezed his final card and stood up as soon as he discovered it was a paint card. Garberg tabled a {J-} and hit the rail in 14th place.

Samuel Touil fr 115,000 48,500
Markus Garberg no Busted

Tags: Markus GarbergSamuel Touil


Final Two Tables and Break

• Level 14: 1,000-2,000, 500 ante

The players have redrawn for seats at the final two tables and once again it comes right before the break. They'll be back in 20 minutes.

3591Markus Garberg41,000
3592Steven Wolansky160,000
3593Adam Crawford102,000
3594Max Kruse89,000
3595Samuel Touil66,500
3596Scott Bohlman55,000
3597Scott Blackman46,000
3601Shunjiro Uchida78,000
3602Christopher Mecklin85,600
3603Robin Rightmire36,200
3604Ali Eslami126,000
3605Orjan Skommo54,500
3596Scott Abrams80,000
3607Joseph Cheong52,000
Steven Wolansky us 160,000 3,000
Ali Eslami us 126,000 49,000
Adam Crawford ca 102,000 -20,000
Max Kruse de 89,000 31,000
Christopher Mecklin US 85,600 600
Scott Abrams us 80,000 32,000
Shunjiro Uchida us 78,000 -7,000
Samuel Touil fr 66,500 -7,500
Scott Bohlman us 55,000 -13,000
Orjan Skommo no 54,500 6,500
Joseph Cheong us 52,000 -20,000
Scott Blackman US 46,000 -4,000
Markus Garberg no 41,000 -9,000
Robin Rightmire us 36,200 -30,800