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


• Level 14: 1,300-2,500, 0 ante

Players are now on the 20-minute break.

Updated Chip Counts

• Level 14: 1,300-2,500, 0 ante
George Danzer de 229,000 -1,300
Phil Galfond us 200,000 111,000
Barry Greenstein us 175,000 50,000
Justin Bonomo us 155,000 77,000
Matt Szymaszek us 152,000 19,000
Ismael Bojang at 123,000 -37,000
Sergey Rybachenko ru 118,000 -45,000
Todd Brunson us 118,000 84,000
Mikhail Tulchinskiy ru 90,000 -19,400
David Benyamine fr 79,000 57,800
Tuan Le us 72,000 -36,000
Billy Baxter us 67,000 15,000
Matthew Ashton gb 65,000 8,000
David Moskowitz us 52,000 -28,000
Brian Tate us 45,000 -40,000
Scott Abrams us 37,000 -85,000
Randy Ohel us Busted

Baxter Bests Rybachenko

• Level 14: 1,300-2,500, 0 ante

Sergey Rybachenko raised from the cutoff and it folded over to Billy Baxter in the small blind. The seven-time WSOP bracelet winner made it three bets to go and Rybachenko was his lone caller.

Baxter pulled one card on the first draw while Rybachenko picked up three new ones. Baxter bet, Rybachenko called, and the two were off to the second draw. Baxter knuckled the table, signifying that he was standing pat. Rybachenko, on the other hand, took one card. Baxter bet on the next street and Rybachenko called.

The same action happened on the final draw and Baxter cut out one more bet. Rybachenko called, rolling over {8-}{7-}{5-}{4-}{2-}. Unfortunately for the Russian, Baxter fanned {8-}{6-}{5-}{4-}{3-} for a better eight and the win.

Sergey Rybachenko ru 163,000 -69,000
Billy Baxter us 52,000 9,000

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Szymaszek Busts Volpe

• Level 14: 1,300-2,500, 0 ante

Paul Volpe moved all in for 3,500 from late position and Matt Szymaszek called from the big blind. Both players took two cards on the first draw and one on the second. On the final draw, Szymaszek stood pat and Volpe pulled one.

Szymaszek: {8-}{7-}{4-}{3-}{2-}
Volpe: {5-}{4-}{3-}{2-}

Szymaszek made an eighty-seven perfect but Volpe was drawing live heading to the final card. Unfortunately for Volpe, he pulled a second {3-}, giving him a pair and eliminating him from play. Szymaszek raked in the chips and now has about 133,000.

Matt Szymaszek us 133,000 3,000
Paul Volpe us Busted

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Dang Out

• Level 14: 1,300-2,500, 0 ante

Eli Elezra popped it up from under the gun and Hac Deng called all in for his last 3,800. Dan Shak called out of the big blind and three players took to the draw.

Dan Shak321
Eli Elezra2PatPat
Hac Deng221

On the first draw, Shak took three while Elezra and Deng each took two. Shak check-called a bet from Elezra and the three moved to the second draw.

Dang and Shak took two while the reigning triple draw champion stood pat. Once again, Shak check-called. The final draw saw Dang pull one and Shak do the same. Shak opted to lead out on this street and Elezra flung forward a call.

Elezra showed his {8-}{6-}{4-}{3-}{2-} for an eighty-six perfect. Ultimately, though, he was bested by Shak's {7-}{6-}{5-}{4-}{2-}. Dang flashed a king to the table and makes a quick exit from the tournament area. Shak pulled in the pot and now sits on about 77,000 in chips.

Eli Elezra us 158,000 -8,000
Dan Shak us 77,600 -16,800
Hac Dang US Busted

Tags: Dan ShakEli ElezraHac Dang

Chip Counts

• Level 14: 1,300-2,500, 0 ante
John Hennigan us 210,000 92,000
Eli Elezra us 166,000 -12,000
Tom Schneider us 160,000 -45,000
Michael Chow us 140,000 30,000
Jason Mercier us 130,000 92,000
David Chiu us 115,000 26,000
Lee Goldman US 112,000 59,400
Alexander Kuzmin ru 111,000 68,000
Calvin Anderson us 95,000 26,900
Jon Turner us 84,000 23,000
Mike Peltekci US 75,000 -30,200
Nick Schulman us 69,000 19,000
Alexandre Luneau fr 51,000
Joe Cassidy us 44,000 1,000
Larry Wright us 36,000 -23,000
Randy Ohel us 18,000 -22,000

Elezra Busts Wattel

• Level 14: 1,300-2,500, 0 ante

We picked up with the action during the final draw to find Mike Wattell all in and at risk against Eli Elezra.

Elezra: {7-}{6-}{4-}{2-}
Wattel: {7-}{5-}{3-}{2-}

Elezra squeezed first and pulled a {3-}, completing his number two. Wattel pulled a {6-}, making his hand but he still failed to beat Elezra's better seventy-six. Wattel was eliminated from play and the reigning triple draw champion now has 178,000 in chips.

Eli Elezra us 178,000 50,000
Mike Wattel us Busted

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Love Shak

• Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 0 ante

Dan Shak opened with a raise from under the gun and found a call from Hac Dang in the cutoff. Shak drew two cards and Dang opted for one. Shak checked, Dang bet out, and Shak called.

The second draw saw each player take one new card. Shak checked and Dang continued with his aggression. On this street, however, Shak came over the top with a check-raise. Dang called and the two were off to the final draw. Shak stood pat and Dang took one. Shak led out after standing pat and Dang threw his hand into the muck. Shak picked up the pot and now has about 94,400.

Dan Shak us 94,400 17,400
Hac Dang US 26,500 -21,500

Tags: Dan ShakHac Dang