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

Cheong Drawing Dead

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 250 ante

Matthew Schultz moved all in from the button for only 3,675 and Joseph Cheong, from the big blind, said, "I don't even know what to do here."

Cheong ultimately made the call and looked long and hard at his cards before discarding three.

Schultz showed {10-}{8-}{7-}{6-}{3-} and Cheong laughed, as he was drawing dead. Cheong was drawing to a jack-low and his cards ended up in the muck.

Joseph Cheong us 44,000 -5,000
Matthew Schultz us 7,200 1,300

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Crawford Takes Down Vonk

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 250 ante

Marcel Vonk was all in for about 7,000 against Adam Crawford. Each player drew one card.

Vonk: {9-}{7-}{4-}{3-} - drew one card
Crawford: {10-}{6-}{4-}{2-} - drew one card

Crawford turned over a {3-} to make a ten-six, while Vonk tabled a {10-} for an inferior ten.

Adam Crawford ca 18,000 9,000
Marcel Vonk nl Busted

Bronshtein Gets Hellmuth Going

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 250 ante
Yuval Bronshtein in an earlier tournament
Yuval Bronshtein in an earlier tournament

Yuval Bronshtein ended up all in before the draw again and this time he was up against Phil Hellmuth.

Hellmuth showed {9-}{7-}{5-}{2-} and he was in great shape against Bronshtein's {Q-}{10-}{9-}{4-}.

"Oh man, I misread my hand," Bronshtein said, who thought he was drawing to a ten.

Hellmuth drew a {5-} and paired his hand, so Bronshtein kept his hopes alive to double up. When Bronshtein also drew a {5-} Hellmuth erupted from his seat, because he had just lost quite a big pot.

"Jezus Christ!" Hellmuth yelled as he paced around the room.

"Sorry, I misread my hand," Bronshtein responded with a smile.

"You're not going to last long in this tournament if you keep playing like this, buddy," Hellmuth snapped back.

"Don't worry, I'm going to change how I play now," Bronshtein replied.

Phil Hellmuth us 32,000 -10,400
Yuval Bronshtein il 23,000 14,200

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Double Up For Bronshtein

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 250 ante

On the first hand of the day Yuval Bronshtein moved all in for 4,375 and Joseph Cheong made the call.

Cheong was drawing to an eight while Bronshtein turned over {9-}{7-}{6-}{2-}. Cheong paired his hand and Bronshtein drew a {J-} to keep his hopes in this tournament alive.

Joseph Cheong us 49,000 -5,475
Yuval Bronshtein il 8,800 4,175

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Shuffle Up and Deal!

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 250 ante

The cards are in the air, let's play some poker!


Hellmuth on the Hunt For Bracelet #14

Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

Welcome to PokerNews' Day 2 coverage of Event #36: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball. After 10 levels on Day 1, the starting field of 241 entrants is down to just 38 players. They money is within reach as the top 28 players are paid and if the Day 1 elimination pace was any indication, a final table will be reached sooner rather than later. Up top is $89,483, and of course a coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet.

Brian Rast is on top of the chip counts entering Day 2 with 62,950, followed by Joseph Cheong with 54,475. Rast is looking for bracelet #3, while Cheong is still seeking that elusive first bracelet. An interesting story line to keep an eye on today will be that of Phil Hellmuth chasing his 14th bracelet. Hellmuth begins the day 11th in chips with 42,400, and is sitting to the direct right of Cheong, which should make for some interesting situations, to say the least.

Play is set to resume at 2 p.m. so be sure to keep it here at PokerNews throughout out the day as the quest to crown another bracelet winner continues!

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Day 2 Table and Seat Draw

3472Chris Klodnicki18,975
3473Scott Bohlman18,100
3474Eli Elezra38,125
3475Tom McCormick10,380
3476Thomas Fuller6,200
3477Brian Rast62,950
3481Yuval Bronshtein4,625
3483Matthew Schultz5,900
3484Phil Hellmuth42,400
3485Joseph Cheong54,475
3486Hanna Salim20,900
3487Thomas Ricketts25,875
3531Marcel Vonk13,400
3532Orjan Skommo22,950
3534Chino Rheem27,100
3535Scott Blackman50,000
3536Adam Crawford6,750
3537Max Pescatori25,450
3541Mike Leah21,300
3542William Toh5,100
3543Brandon Merrill16,725
3544Justin Gardenhire17,775
3545Robert Williamson III24,525
3546Samuel Touil50,525
3547Scott Abrams30,300
3592Bryce Yockey49,625
3593Vincent Maglio37,500
3594Chris Viox42,650
3595Max Kruse48,075
3596Brian Brubaker24,675
3597Markus Garberg9,550
3601John Racener28,050
3602Christopher Mecklin48,175
3603Ali Eslami43,700
3604Steven Wolansky42,475
3605Eric Wasserson37,000
3606Robin Rightmire9,800
3607Shunjiro Uchida39,450
Event #36: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball
Day 2 started