Event #16: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship (No-Limit)


[user66118] • Level 8: 400-800, 200 ante
Tom Dwan
Tom Dwan

Under the gun, Scott Seiver made it 1,800 to play, and action came around to Tom Dwan on the button. He studied Seiver for a while, then reraised all in for 7,775. Seiver quickly called, and he took one card while Dwan stood pat.

"Durrrr" turned over the powerful {7-} {6-} {5-} {4-} {2-}, and Seiver said, "Well, I'm drawing live."

There were a few surprised faces at the table, so Seiver showed his {7-} {6-} {3-} {2-} as he squeezed the last card. It was no good. A red {Q-} was no good for Seiver, and Dwan doubles to 17,325.

Tags: Scott SeiverTom Dwan

Cloutier Busts

[user101598] • Level 7: 300-600, 150 ante

When we reached the table, Eric Cloutier was all in and at risk against John Monnette and Dave "Devilfish" Ulliot. Ulliot drew one, Monnette stayed pat, and Cloutier drew one.

Ulliot bet 20,000 into a dry side-pot, and Monnette quickly folded his hand.

"Nutties," Ulliot said with a grin, tabling {7-}{5-}{4-}{3-}{2-}. Cloutier, who finished runner-up in this event last year, flashed a {9-} before mucking his hand and hitting the rail.

Tags: Dave UlliotEric CloutierJohn Monnette

Schulman Finds a Pot

[user66118] • Level 7: 300-600, 150 ante

Michael Binger raised to 2,000 from the hijack seat, and the button three-bet all in for 7,450. In the big blind, Nick Schulman called, and Binger folded out of the way. Schulman stood pat with his {10-} {8-} {6-} {3-} {2-}, and the one card his opponent drew was no help.

Schulman tallies the knockout, and he's up to 86,000.

Tags: Nick SchulmanMichael Binger

New Decks

[user101598] • Level 7: 300-600, 150 ante

There have been problems as of late with regards to the decks in play at the 2011 World Series of Poker. Due to a printing issue, low spades (the {4-Spades}, {3-Spades}, and {2-Spades} predominantly) are "marked" on the back. For the last hour or so, players in Event #16 have been tediously studying the backs of their cards to see if they are marked.

Because these specific cards truly matter in 2-7, they are changing decks on every table. Each table will now use one deck from the 2010 World Series of Poker. Hopefully this will eradicate the issue, and the players can worry about playing their opponents rather than examining the setup.

Matador Dropping Chips

[user101598] • Level 7: 300-600, 150 ante

Carlos Mortensen raised to 1,500 from the cutoff, Nam Le called on the button, and a player in the small blind re-raised to 6,500. Mortensen four-bet huge, tossing in a handful of pink, T5,000 chips, Le folded, and the player in the small blind called all-in for around 19,000.

Mortensen's opponent stood pat, the Matador drew one, and here's how the hands ended up:

Small Blind Player: {9-}{8-}{7-}{5-}{3-}
Mortensen: {q-}{8-}{5-}{3-}{2-}

Mortensen's opponent doubled, and the Matador dropped to 65,000 chips.

Tags: Carlos Mortensen


Break Time

[user139916] • Level 6: 250-500, 125 ante

The players are on their final 15-minute break of the day.

Tilly Exits

[user66118] • Level 6: 250-500, 125 ante

In early position, Jennifer Tilly shoved her last 7,225 into the middle, and she was called by Alex Balandin, Jon Turner, and the player in the small blind.

Everyone took one card except Tilly who stood pat. After the draw, the small blind check-folded, Balanadin bet all in for 16,800, and Turner called.

Balandin showed a {7-} {6-} {4-} {3-} {2-}, and it was good. Turner showed {8-} {7-} {5-} {4-} {2-} as the chips were pushed away from him. Tilly mucked her hand, but the table asked to see it after she'd walked away. It was {J-} {9-} {7-} {X-} {X-}, and it was the last hand of her day.

Tags: Alex BalandinJennifer TillyJon Turner

Isra Triples Up

[user101598] • Level 6: 250-500, 125 ante

Roland Isra open-shoved for 4,300 from under the gun. The action folded to Greg Raymer who called on the button, and Shaun Deeb isolated to 15,825 from the small blind. Raymer folded.

Deeb drew one, breaking a queen and showing {9-}{4-}{7-}{3-}. Isra drew two, and opened {8-}{7-}{2-}. Deeb immediately flipped his card over - a {j-} - and Isra sweat it out. The first card he turned over was also a {j-} (what a great sweat), and the second was a {6-} to give him a jack-eight!

Isra scooped, tripling to 13,000, while Deeb is still comfortably above starting stack.

Tags: Greg RaymerRoland IsraShaun Deeb