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

Grospellier Up, Alioto Down


Betrand "ElkY" Grospellier opened to 1,200 from early position, and the action folded all the way to Dario Alioto who called in the big blind. Both players discarded one card, and Alioto led for 2,500. Grospellier snapped it off, and Alioto just threw his hand into the muck.

Grospellier was forced to show his hand - {9-}{8-}{6-}{3-}{2-} - and scooped the pot.

Bertrand Grospellier
Bertrand Grospellier
40,000 7,500
Dario Alioto
Dario Alioto
23,000 -7,000

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Smith Finds Action

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

Action folded around to the blinds, and Dan Smith opened to 2,000. Steve Zolotow defended his big, and he took two cards. Smith was pat, and he checked to let Zolotow bet 3,500 before raising to 12,000. A puzzled look came across Zolotow's face, and he spent some time considering before announcing the call.

Smith tabled {9-} {7-} {6-} {3-} {2-}, and it was good. Smith is back up to 46,000, and Zolotow falls back to about half of that with 23,100.

Tags: Steve ZolotowDan Smith

Oliver Pulls a Straight

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

A player in early position opened to 2,000, Chris Oliver moved all in for 16,850 from the hijack seat, and his opponent called.

Oliver's opponent stayed pat with a ninety-seven, and Oliver drew one with {6-}{4-}{3-}{2-}. Unfortunately he drew a {5-} for a straight, and was sent to the rail.

Tags: Chris Oliver

Devilfish Doubles

• Level 6: 250-500, 125 ante

Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott ended up all in for 17,450 against David Benyamine. Both players stood pat, but Ulliott's {10-}{8-}{7-}{4-}{2-} was best and he doubled his stack to 36,000. Benyamine was down to 6,700 after the hand.

Tags: Dave UlliottDavid Benyamine

Negreanu Busts Opponent


When we reached his table, Daniel Negreanu had an opponent all in for roughly 19,000 chips. {8-}{6-}{4-}{3-}{2-} was spread in front of Kid Poker, his opponent's hand was in the muck, and Negreanu raked in the pot.

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu
51,000 26,000

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Harman's Hand Holds

Jennifer Harman just eliminated another player when her pat {j-}{7-}{5-}{4-}{2-} held against his {8-}{5-}{4-}{2-} draw. She seems to be in a good groove as she won the next hand with a three-bet before the draw as well.

Jennifer Harman
Jennifer Harman
53,500 14,500

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A Look at the Current WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

Chad_Holloway • Level 5: 200-400, 100 ante

Current 2011 WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

Amir Lehavot31511$573,456
Viacheslav Zhukov31511$465,216
Jake Cody30011$851,192
Sean Getzwiller28011$611,185
Eddie Blumenthal279.8020$589,784
Allen Bari27011$874,116
Geoffry Klein23011$544,388
George Lind220.5010$287,544
Jarred Solomon220.510$354,460
Yevgeniy Timoshenko21010$525,980
Steve Billirakis204.3920$282,133
Sadan Turker19610$377,411
Francesco Barbaro19011$262,283
Maria Ho18910$540,020
Sam Stein173.2510$269,649
Harrison Wilder17011$205,065
Sean LeFort150.7520$353,126
Eugene Katchalov15011$122,909

*Standings through Event #11


Watson Sends One Off

[user66118] • Level 5: 200-400, 100 ante

Mike Watson opened to 1,000 from the cutoff seat, and Carlos Mortensen called next door. From the small blind, a player we don't recognize moved all in for 9,675, and Watson reraised all in over the top. That folded Mortensen, and each of the two live players took one card.

Watson started with {8-} {5-} {3-} {2-} and added a {10-} to make a ten-eight. The small blind could only come up with a queen-low, and his elimination moves Watson up to 31,000.

Tags: Mike WatsonCarlos Mortensen