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

Eli Elezra Eliminared in 19th Place ($3,471)

• Level 14: 1,000-2,000, 500 ante
Eli Elezra - 19th Place
Eli Elezra - 19th Place

Brian Rast raised to 6,000 under the gun and Eli Elezra reraised all in for about 23,000 from the big blind. Rast called and both players proceeded to stand pat.

Elezra tabled {8-}{6-}{4-}{3-}{2-}, but his strong hand was bested by Rast's {7-}{6-}{4-}{3-}{2-}.

Brian Rast us 75,000 30,000
Eli Elezra us Busted

Tags: Brian RastEli Elezra


Hellmuth Shoves

• Level 13: 800-1,600, 400 ante

Eli Elezra opened to 3,500 from under the gun, Scott Blackman called from the small blind and Phil Hellmuth three-bet-shoved from the big blind. Elezra folded after a few moments, as did Blackman.

Elezra held onto his cards, though, and showed Hellmuth {9-}{6-}{6-}{4-}{3-}. Hellmuth showed him {9-}{8-}{7-}{4-}{2-}.

Phil Hellmuth us 32,000 -6,000

Tags: Eli ElezraPhil HellmuthScott Blackman

Elezra Dodges a Bunch of Cards

• Level 13: 800-1,600, 400 ante

Eli Elezra moved all in for 12,100 and Samuel Touil made the call from the small blind.

Touil took one card and was up against Elezra's patted {J-}{9-}{8-}{7-}{3-}.

Touil showed {5-}{4-}{3-}{2-} and had a lot of outs to beat Elezra's hand, but turned over {6-}, which gave him a straight.

Samuel Touil fr 70,000 6,700
Eli Elezra us 26,000 3,000

Tags: Eli ElezraSamuel Touil

More for Mecklin

• Level 13: 800-1,600, 400 ante

Christopher Mecklin opened to 3,500 under the gun and was called by Shunjiro Uchida in the cutoff and Markus Garberg in the small blind.

Garberg drew one, Mecklin drew two and Uchida drew one.

Garberg led out for 9,000, but was met with an all-in raise of 23,800 from Mecklin. Uchida folded, as did Garberg after about 90 seconds.

Christopher Mecklin US 43,000 9,000
Markus Garberg no 34,000 -6,000

Tags: Christopher MecklinMarkus Garberg

Uchida Doubles Through Abrams

• Level 13: 800-1,600, 400 ante

Shunjiro Uchida opened from under the gun, Scott Abrams three-bet on the button, and Uchida four-bet shoved for about 44,000. After a little while in the tank, Abrams called.

Both players stood pat and Uchida tabled {9-}{6-}{5-}{3-}{2-}. Abrams had a worse {9-} and saw the pot pushed in Uchida's direction.

Shunjiro Uchida us 90,000 47,000
Scott Abrams us 48,000 -51,000

Tags: Scott AbramsShunjiro Uchida

Hellmuth's Not Happy

• Level 13: 800-1,600, 400 ante
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

The action started with a raise from Steven Wolansky who made it 3,600 to go. Scott Blackman called from the small blind after Phil Hellmuth three-bet up to 9,500.

Wolansky folded quickly, but Blackman took his time.

"I'll take this one kid, you'll take the next," Hellmuth told his opponent, but Blackman ultimately made the call.

Blackman took one card and Hellmuth stood pat.

Blackman slowly looked at his card before putting in a hefty bet of 21,300.

"Come on!" Hellmuth yelled as he got up from his seat.

"They play so bad! They just try to bluff it off against the best player in the world," Hellmuth sighed.

"How do these people even get this far, calling two raises out of position and then drawing," Hellmuth added.

After a while, Hellmuth flashed {10-}{9-}{8-}{7-}{5-} and folded his cards, leaving himself with 38,000 chips.

Scott Blackman US 86,000 7,700
Phil Hellmuth us 38,000 -6,000

Tags: Phil HellmuthScott BlackmanSteven Wolansky

Thomas Ricketts Eliminated in 20th Place ($3,471)

• Level 13: 800-1,600, 400 ante
Thomas Ricketts - 20th Place
Thomas Ricketts - 20th Place

With Thomas Ricketts already all in for 1,100 in the big blind, Robin Rightmire isolated the pot with a raise to 3,700 from second position.

Both players stood pat and Ricketts saw his {Q-}{9-}{6-}{5-}{2-} come up short against Rightmire's {10-}{8-}{6-}{4-}{2-}.

Tags: Thomas RickettsRobin Rightmire