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

Fours Good Enough For Mercier

• Level 11: 600-1,200, 0 ante
Jason Mercier (Day 1)
Jason Mercier (Day 1)

Jason Mercier opened with a raise and Freddy Deeb called from the cutoff. Randy Ohel tagged along from the big blind and the three went to the draw. Mercier drew three cards while his opponents each took two. Ohel was first to act post-draw and came out with a bet. Both Mercier and Deeb called.

On the second draw, Ohel took one card while Mercier and Deeb each grabbed two. Ohel led into the middle again, Mercier called, and Deeb let his hand go. The final draw saw Ohel and Mercier each take one new card.

The action on the final betting round went check-check and Ohel tabled a pair of fives.

"Air," said Ohel.

Mercier showed {4-}{4-}{6-}{3-}{2-} for a pair of fours which finished as the best worst hand. The two-time bracelet winner was pushed the pot and now sits on about 50,000.

Randy Ohel us 60,000 -12,000
Jason Mercier us 50,000 12,800

Tags: Freddy DeebJason MercierRandy Ohel

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• Level 11: 600-1,200, 0 ante

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Tate Takes on Baxter

• Level 11: 600-1,200, 0 ante

Billy Baxter raised from the cutoff and Brian Tate made it three bets from the button. The blinds folded back to Baxter and he tossed out a call.

Baxter picked up two new cards on the first draw while Tate took one. Baxter check-called a continuation from Tate and the two were off to the second draw. Each player drew two cards again on this draw and Baxter check-called a bet once more.

On the final draw, Baxter took one and Tate stood pat. Both players checked and Tate fanned {10-}{8-}{6-}{5-}{3-}. Baxter threw his hand away and Tate was pushed the pot.

Brian Tate us 95,000 17,000
Billy Baxter us 82,300 -2,900

Tags: Billy BaxterBrian Tate

Schneider Takes Chip Lead

• Level 11: 600-1,200, 0 ante
Tom Schneider (Day 1)
Tom Schneider (Day 1)

Tom Schneider opened the action with a raise only to be three-bet by Calvin Anderson from the button. Mikail Tulchinskiy called the three-bet from the big blind and Schneider called as well.

On the first draw, Tulchinskiy and Schneider took two cards while Anderson took one. Action checked over to Anderson on the button and he continued out. He found two calls.

The second draw saw Tulchinskiy pull one, Schneider two, and Anderson one. Tulchinskiy checked only to have Schneider lead into the pot. Anderson wasted no time raising from the button and Tulchinskiy let his hand go. Schneider flatted to see the final draw.

Schneider received one new card while Anderson stood pat. Schenider check-called one final bet from Anderson and rolled over a {9-}{7-}{5-}{4-}{2-}. Anderson mucked his cards and Schneider dragged in the pot, vaulting him into top chip position with 182,000.

Tom Schneider us 182,000 26,700
Calvin Anderson us 49,000 -16,800

Tags: Calvin AndersonMikhail TulchinskiyTom Schneider

Shak Over Hennigan

• Level 11: 600-1,200, 0 ante

Dan Shak opened with a raise and found a call from John Hennigan on the button. The blinds folded and Shak picked up one new card while Henningan took two. Shak came out firing with a bet and Hennigan stuck around.

The action repeated on the second draw with Shak pulling one and Hennigan two. Once again, Shak tossed out a bet and found a call from his opponent. Both stood pat during the final drawing round and Shak bet one last time. Hennigan called but quickly mucked his hand after Shak rolled over {7-}{5-}{4-}{3-}{2-} for the nuts.

Shak dragged in the pot and now has 89,500 in chips. Hennigan, on the other hand, has dropped to 79,000.

Dan Shak us 89,500 20,100
John Hennigan us 79,000 -21,000

Tags: Dan ShakJohn Hennigan

Harman Makes the Nuts

• Level 11: 600-1,200, 0 ante

We picked up with the action as the first draw occurred, seeing both Jennifer Harman and George Danzer pull one new card. Harman checked and Danzer led out with a bet. Harman came over the top with a check-raise and Danzer flatted. Harman stood pat on the second draw while Danzer took one.

Harman came out swinging with another bet and Danzer stayed the course once more. On the final draw, the two-time WSOP bracelet winner stood pat while Danzer once again took one. Harman bet one last time and Danzer tossed out a call chip-by-chip.

Harman fanned {7-}{5-}{4-}{3-}{2-} for the nuts and was able to drag in the pot. She's now sitting around 48,000 in chips.

George Danzer de 70,000 -16,800
Jennifer Harman us 48,000 13,000

Tags: Jennifer HarmanGeorge Danzer

Shuffle Up and Deal!

• Level 11: 600-1,200, 0 ante

Cards are in the air for Event #5: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship!


Peltekci Leads Stacked Field of 52

Mike Peltekci Leads Final 52
Mike Peltekci Leads Final 52

Welcome to back to our coverage of the 2014 World Series of Poker! Today sees the return of the final 52 players in Event #5: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship. Mike Peltekci leads the final 52 with a stack of 171,100 with Sergey Rybachenko (157,600) in second and four-time WSOP bracelet winner Tom Schneider (155,300) rounding out the top three.

The field remains stacked heading into the second day of play. Notable stacks returning to the felt include Huck Seed (136,000), David Chiu (120,000), Scott Abrams (108,700), Barry Greenstein (104,000), George Danzer (86,800), seven-time bracelet winner Billy Baxter (85,200), David Benyamine (71,700), Calvin Anderson (65,800), Freddy Deeb (62,500), Phil Galfond (38,300), Jason Mercier (37,200), Jennifer Harman (34,600), and poker legend Doyle Brunson (22,200). Also coming back with a top-ten stack is returning triple draw champion Eli Elezra with 125,600.

Yesterday's play saw a slew of familiar faces hit the felt only to fall. Some of those who have been eliminated thus far in this event include Scott Seiver, Phil Ivey, Chino Rheem, Eric Wasserson, Mike Matusow, Phil Laak, and Allen Kessler.

Play resumes at 2 p.m. in the Tan section of the Amazon Room. As always, PokerNews will be on hand as the field plays down to the money and beyond! Stay tuned!

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