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

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Queen-Low Wins For Luneau

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Justin Bonomo raised from under the gun and found a call from Alexandre Luneau in the big blind. Luneau drew two cards on the first draw while Bonomo opted for one. Luneau checked, Bonomo bet, and Luneau called to see the second draw.

Both took one on the second draw and both checked their option. They each took one card on the final draw and Luneau checked. Bonomo bet out and Luneau flung out a call. Bonomo showed that he paired nines and Luneau rolled over {Q-}{8-}{4-}{3-}{2-} for a winning queen-low. Luneau now has 43,000 in chips while Bonomo has fallen to 207,000.

Justin Bonomo us 207,000 27,000
Alexandre Luneau fr 43,000 -12,000

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Jason MercierMassive heater... Got double average with 28 players left. 240k! Let’s go! Trying to get that first triple draw bracelet!!!
Jason Mercier us 240,000 52,000

Start-of-Day Chip Lead Peltekci Eliminated

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Mike Peltekci - Eliminated
Mike Peltekci - Eliminated

Sergey Rybachenko raised from the cutoff and Mike Peltekci made it three bets from the button. The blinds folded and Rybachenko called. The Russian stood pat while Peltekci drew two new cards. Rybachenko fired out a bet and Peltekci called all in for his last 500.

Rybachenko stood pat on all three draws while Peltekci took two on the second draw and one on the third. Rybachenko fanned a pat {8-}{7-}{6-}{4-}{2-} and Peltekci could not beat it. His hand was mucked before we got the chance to see it and the start-of-day chip leader was eliminated from play.

Rybachenko now has 268,000 in chips.

Sergey Rybachenko ru 268,000 48,000
Mike Peltekci US Busted

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Larry Wright Eliminated

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Larry Wright - Eliminated
Larry Wright - Eliminated

Picking up with the action during the first draw we found Larry Wright all in and at risk for his last 4,000 against Jason Mercier and Michael Chow.

Larry Wright211
Jason Mercier11Pat
Michael Chow111

Chow and Mercier each drew one card while Wright took two. Both active players checked and drew one on the next street. Wright took one as well. Mercier led on the next betting round and Chow called. Mercier stood pat while Chow and Wright each took one.

On the final betting round, Mercier bet and Chow called. Mercier fanned {8-}{6-}{4-}{3-}{2-} which prompted Chow to muck his hand. Wright tabled a {J-}{8-}{5-}{4-}{2-} and was eliminated from play. Mercier picked up the pot and now has 188,000.

Jason Mercier us 188,000 23,000
Michael Chow us 121,000 1,000
Larry Wright us Busted

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Vanessa Selbst
Vanessa Selbst

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Updated Chip Counts (full)

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Eli Elezra us 245,000 87,000
John Hennigan us 240,000 30,000
Sergey Rybachenko ru 220,000 102,000
Matt Szymaszek us 210,000
George Danzer de 205,000
Jon Turner us 205,000 121,000
Justin Bonomo us 180,000 25,000
Jason Mercier us 165,000 35,000
Phil Galfond us 165,000 -35,000
Nick Schulman us 155,000 86,000
Todd Brunson us 152,000 34,000
Barry Greenstein us 130,000 -45,000
Michael Chow us 120,000 -20,000
Tom Schneider us 115,000 -45,000
David Benyamine fr 100,000 21,000
Scott Abrams us 98,000 61,000
Matthew Ashton gb 95,000 30,000
Calvin Anderson us 95,000
Mikhail Tulchinskiy ru 82,000 -8,000
David Chiu us 70,000 -45,000
Lee Goldman US 70,000 -42,000
Ismael Bojang at 65,000
Alexandre Luneau fr 55,000 4,000
Alexander Kuzmin ru 55,000 -56,000
Tuan Le us 52,000 -20,000

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