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

Pat Seventy-Six For Benyamine

• Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante

David Benyamine raised it up from middle position only to have Matthew Ashton three-bet from the cutoff. Action folded back to Benyamine and he made it four bets to go. Ashton called and the two took to the draw.

Benyamine stood pat while Ashton drew one card. Benyamine led out and Ashton called. Both players stood pat on the second draw and Benyamine led once more. Ashton called and they both stood pat once more on the final draw. Benyamine bet one final time and Ashton flung out a call.

Benyamine rolled over a pat {7-}{6-}{4-}{3-}{2-} and Ashton sent his cards sailing into the muck. Benyamine raked the pot and now has about 197,000 in chips.

David Benyamine fr 197,000 37,000
Matthew Ashton gb 109,500 -24,000

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Dinner Time

• Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante

The final 18 players are now on 60-minute dinner break.

Final Three Tables (full)

• Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante

Table 347

1Alexandre Luneau227,000
2Tom Schneider147,000
3Tuan Le184,000
4John Hennigan239,000
5Jason Mercier242,000
6Michael Chow212,000

Table 353

1Eli Elezra218,000
2Jon Turner237,000
3Justin Bonomo227,000
4Matt Szymaszek79,000
5Mikhail Tulchinskiy144,000
6Nick Schulman296,000

Table 359

1Barry Greenstein82,000
2David Benyamine211,000
3Matthew Ashton133,500
4George Danzer204,000
5Phil Galfond372,000
6Sergey Rybachenko163,000
Phil Galfond us 372,000 52,000
Nick Schulman us 296,000 -9,000
Jason Mercier us 242,000 -28,000
John Hennigan us 239,000 -11,000
Jon Turner us 237,000 97,000
Alexandre Luneau fr 227,000 169,000
Justin Bonomo us 227,000 27,000
Eli Elezra us 218,000 -12,000
Michael Chow us 212,000 57,000
David Benyamine fr 211,000 41,000
George Danzer de 204,000 18,000
Tuan Le us 184,000 39,000
Sergey Rybachenko ru 163,000 -97,000
Tom Schneider us 147,000 37,000
Mikhail Tulchinskiy ru 144,000 49,000
Matthew Ashton gb 133,500 -19,500
Barry Greenstein us 82,000 -23,000
Matt Szymaszek us 79,000 -1,000

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Recent Eliminations

• Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante

After a flurry of eliminations, the field is re-drawing to the final three tables. With 12 minutes left in the level we are six eliminations away from the money. A full seating chart will be posted momentarily.

David Moskowitz us Busted
David Chiu us Busted
Todd Brunson us Busted

Brunson Crippled, Galfond Takes Chip Lead

• Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante

Phil Galfond opened with a raise from the button and Todd Brunson made it three bets from the big blind. Galfond four-bet the action and Brunson called. Both players took one card and checked the next betting round. They each took one again and Brunson led out with a bet. Galfond called.

Both players stood pat on the final draw and Brunson checked. Galfond fired out a bet and Brunson thought for a moment before letting his hand go. Galfond was pushed the pot and he now holds the chip lead with 320,000. Brunson, on the other hand, has been crippled at 10,500 in chips.

Phil Galfond us 320,000 90,000
Todd Brunson us 10,500 -87,500

Tags: Todd BrunsonPhil Galfond

Bye-Bye, Bojang

• Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante
Ismael Bojang - Eliminated
Ismael Bojang - Eliminated

Todd Brunson had the button and cut out a raise. Ismael Bojang moved all in for his last 6,500 and Matthew Ashton re-raised from the big blind. Brunson called and the players were off to the draw.

Ismael Bojang21Pat
Matthew Ashton221
Todd Brunson111

The all-in Bojang and Ashton both took two cards while Brunson opted for one. Ashton checked, Brunson fired into the side pot, and Ashton flatted. On the second draw, Bojang picked up one, Ashton two, and Brunson one. Ashton check-called a bet from Brunson for a second time.

On the final draw, Bojang tapped the table, standing pat. Ashton and Brunson each took one new card and the action went check-check. Bojang rolled over {8-}{7-}{6-}{3-}{2-} and looked in solid position to triple up after Brunson flashed an {a-} for ace-low. Bojang's dreams were dashed, however, after Ashton fanned {7-}{6-}{5-}{3-}{2-} for a winning seventy-six.

Bojang was eliminated and Ashton picked up the pot. He's now sitting on 153,000.

Matthew Ashton gb 153,000 108,000
Todd Brunson us 98,000 -77,000
Ismael Bojang at Busted

Tags: Ismael BojangTodd BrunsonMatthew Ashton

Kuzmin Falls, Schulman Takes Chip Lead

• Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante

We picked up with the action on the first draw to see Nick Schulman take one card and Alexander Kuzmin stand pat. Schulman checked, Kuzmin bet, and Schulman called.

Both players stood pat on the second draw and Schulman led out with a bed. Kuzmin called all in for his last big bet and both players stood pat again on the final drawing option.

Schulman fanned {8-}{6-}{4-}{3-}{2-} and Kuzmin shook his head. He showed {8-}{7-}{4-}{3-}{2-} before throwing his cards into the muck. Schulman dragged the pot and assumed the chip lead with 305,000 in chips.

Nick Schulman us 305,000 47,000
Alexander Kuzmin ru Busted

Tags: Alexander KuzminNick Schulman

Shak Eliminated

• Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante
Dan Shak - Eliminated
Dan Shak - Eliminated

Nick Shulman raised from the cutoff and John Hennigan made it three bets from the small blind. Dan Shak called from the big blind and Schulman called as well.

All three players took two cards on the first draw and all checked when action fell upon them. Hennigan and Schulman each took two again on the second draw while Shak slowed with one. Action checked over to Schulman and he fired out a bet. Both of his opponents called.

Hennigan and Shak each drew one on the final draw and Schulman stood pat. All three players checked and Schulman fanned {8-}{7-}{6-}{5-}{3-} for the win. Shak was crippled with just 10,000 after this hand and was eliminated from play soon after.

John Hennigan us 250,000
Nick Schulman us 218,000
Dan Shak us Busted

Tags: Dan ShakJohn HenniganNick Schulman

Updated Chip Counts (full)

• Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante
Jason Mercier us 270,000 30,000
Sergey Rybachenko ru 260,000 -8,000
John Hennigan us 250,000 10,000
Eli Elezra us 230,000 -15,000
Phil Galfond us 230,000 65,000
Nick Schulman us 218,000 63,000
Justin Bonomo us 200,000 -7,000
Matt Szymaszek us 200,000 -10,000
George Danzer de 186,000 18,000
Todd Brunson us 175,000 23,000
David Benyamine fr 170,000 70,000
Michael Chow us 155,000 34,000
Tuan Le us 145,000 93,000
Jon Turner us 140,000 -65,000
Tom Schneider us 110,000 -5,000
Barry Greenstein us 105,000 -25,000
Mikhail Tulchinskiy ru 95,000 13,000
David Chiu us 89,000 19,000
David Moskowitz us 65,000 20,000
Alexandre Luneau fr 58,000 15,000
Scott Abrams us 55,000 -43,000
Matthew Ashton gb 45,000 -50,000
Alexander Kuzmin ru 40,000 -15,000
Ismael Bojang at 30,000 15,000
Dan Shak us 10,000 -41,000