Event #5: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship

Hennigan Eliminated by Schneider

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante
John Hennigan - Eliminated
John Hennigan - Eliminated

Tom Schneider raised from the cutoff and John Hennigan called from the button. The blinds folded and both active players drew two cards. Schneider led out with a bet and Hennigan flatted. Schneider took one card and Hennigan once again drew two. Schneider bet once more and Hennigan stuck around.

On the final draw, Schneider stood pat and Hennigan took one card. Schneider bet out and Hennigan called for his tournament life of 5,500. Schneider fanned an eight perfect - {8-}{5-}{4-}{3-}{2-} - and Hennigan mucked his cards. Schneider dragged in the chips and now has 168,000.

Hennigan's elimination has prompted hand-for-hand play on the final three tables.

Tom Schneider us 168,000 38,000
John Hennigan us Busted

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Le Takes One

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

Tuan Le raised from the button and George Danzer three-bet from the small blind. Phil Galfond called out of the big blind and Le called as well. All three players took two cards on the draw and Danzer came out firing with a bet. Galfond and Le both called.

On the second draw, Danzer took one, Galfond picked up two, and Le took one. Danzer slowed on this street with a check and Galfond followed suit. Le led into the middle and both of his opponents called. The final draw saw Danzer receive one, Galfond two, and Le one.

All three players checked the final betting round and Le showed {Q-}{7-}{6-}{5-}{3-}. This was enough to take down the pot and Le is now sitting over 235,000 in chips.

George Danzer de 276,000 -45,500
Phil Galfond us 268,000 -137,000
Tuan Le us 235,000 110,000

Tags: Tuan LePhil GalfondGeorge Danzer

Eighty-Seven for Chow

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

John Hennigan raised his button and Jason Mercier replied by three-betting from the small blind. Michael Chow called from the big blind and Hennigan came along as well. Mercier picked up one new card, Chow two, and Hennigan three. Mercier came out swinging with a bet and found calls from both Chow and Hennigan.

On the second draw, Mercier stood pat, Chow took one, and Hennigan opted for two. Mercier led out once again only to have the action raised by Chow. Hennigan folded his hand and Mercier flatted.

Mercier then broke what he had previously made to draw one card. Chow, on the other hand, stood pat. Both players checked the last round and Chow tabled {8-}{7-}{5-}{3-}{2-}. Mercier mucked his hand and Chow was pushed the pot.

Chow now has about 217,000 in chips while Mercier has dropped under 100K.

Michael Chow us 217,000 72,000
John Hennigan us 174,500 -130,500
Jason Mercier us 98,500 -101,500

Tags: Jason MercierJohn HenniganMichael Chow

Tulchinskiy Eliminated, Bonomo Soars

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante
Mikhail Tulchinskiy - Eliminated
Mikhail Tulchinskiy - Eliminated

Action folded around to Justin Bonomo in the small blind and he raised up the action. Mikhail Tulchinskiy called from the big blind and the two were off to the first draw. Bonomo took two cards and Tulchinskiy drew three. Bonomo led with a bet, Tulchinskiy came over the top, and Bonomo made it three bets to go. Tulchinskiy called.

Both players stood pat on the second draw and Bonomo led out with a bet. Tulchinskiy called and Bonomo stood pat on the final draw. Tulchinskiy decided to break what he held and pulled one new card. Action went check-check on the river and Bonomo fanned a winning {8-}{7-}{5-}{4-}{2-}.

Tulchinskiy was left crippled and busted on the next hand. Bonomo now leads the field with 565,000 in chips.

Justin Bonomo us 565,000 245,000
Mikhail Tulchinskiy ru Busted

Tags: Justin BonomoMikhail Tulchinskiy

Updated Chip Counts

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

Here's a look at the full chip counts heading into Level 18. Matthew Ashton, who was recently crippled by Phil Galfond, has been eliminated from play. Galfond leads the final 15 with 405,000 in chips.

Phil Galfond us 405,000
Justin Bonomo us 320,000 93,000
Alexandre Luneau fr 310,000 83,000
John Hennigan us 305,000 66,000
George Danzer de 290,000 -60,500
David Benyamine fr 265,000 68,000
Jon Turner us 265,000 28,000
Sergey Rybachenko ru 235,000 40,000
Eli Elezra us 220,000 2,000
Jason Mercier us 200,000 -42,000
Nick Schulman us 195,000 -101,000
Michael Chow us 145,000 -67,000
Tom Schneider us 130,000 -17,000
Tuan Le us 125,000 -59,000
Mikhail Tulchinskiy ru 55,000 -89,000
Matthew Ashton gb Busted

Galfond Cripples Ashton

• Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante

Phil Galfond opened with a raise from under the gun and it folded around to Matthew Ashton who made it three bets from the small blind. Galfond called.

Ashton took one new card at the draw while Galfond opted for two. Ashton led out with a bet and Galfond came over the top. Ashton made it three bets and Galfond quickly four-bet it back. Ashton called and both players stood pat. Ashton check-called one big bet on the next betting round and the two stood pat for the final round once again.

Ashton check-called one last bet and threw his hand away after looking at Galfond's {7-}{5-}{4-}{3-}{2-} for the wheel. Galfond scooped up the massive pot and is now back in the top chip position with 405,000 .

Phil Galfond us 405,000 110,000
Matthew Ashton gb 11,000 -77,000

Tags: Matthew AshtonPhil Galfond

Rybachenko Climbing

• Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante

George Danzer raises from under the gun and finds calls from Sergey Rybachenko on the button and Matthew Ashton in the big blind. All three players draw two cards and Ashton checked. Danzer leads out and both Rybachenko and Ashton call.

On the second draw, Ashton and Danzer each took one and Rybachenko once again pulled two. All three players checked the next betting round and everyone drew the same amount cards on the third and final draw. Ashton checked, Danzer fired a bet, Rybachenko called, and Ashton folded.

Rybachenko showed {A-}{9-}{5-}{4-}{2-} for ace-low. Danzer shot his hand into the muck and Rybachenko's ace won him the pot. The Russian is now sitting on about 195,000 in chips.

George Danzer de 347,000 -47,000
Sergey Rybachenko ru 195,000 35,000
Matthew Ashton gb 88,000 -21,500

Tags: George DanzerMatthew AshtonSergey Rybachenko

Danzer Busts Greenstein

• Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante
Barry Greenstein - Eliminated
Barry Greenstein - Eliminated

George Danzer opened from the cutoff and it folded around to Barry Greenstein who three-bet from the big blind. Danzer flung out a call and the two began to draw.

Greenstein took one new card and Danzer picked up two. Greenstein fired out a bet and Danzer called. The two repeated their draws during the second round, taking one and two once more. Greenstein moved all in for his last 7,000 and Danzer called. Greenstein stood pat on the final draw and Danzer picked up one.

Greenstein fanned {8-}{7-}{5-}{4-}{3-}, hoping his eighty-seven would finish as the best hand. That was not the case, however, as Danzer made an eighty-seven perfect - {8-}{7-}{4-}{3-}{2-} - to eliminate Greenstein from play.

Danzer has moved into the chip lead with 394,000.

George Danzer de 394,000 24,000
Barry Greenstein us Busted

Tags: George DanzerBarry Greenstein

Rybachenko Over Galfond

• Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante

Phil Galfond raised from under the gun and Sergey Rybachenko made it three bets from middle position. Action folded back to Galfond and he flat called.

Galfond took two on the first draw while Rybachenko opted for one new card. Galfond then check-called a bet and drew two again on the second draw. Rybachenko, on the other hand, was satisfied with his hand and stood pat. Galfond check-called fora second time and took one last card on the final draw.

During the final betting round, Galfond took the lead and bet out into the middle. Rybachenko called and rolled over {9-}{6-}{5-}{4-}{2-}. Galfond mucked and Rybachenko was pushed the chips.

Phil Galfond us 295,000 -77,000
Sergey Rybachenko ru 160,000 40,000

Tags: Phil GalfondSergey Rybachenko