Event #21: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship

Welcome to Day 2 of the No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship; Pedro Bromfman Leads 29 Survivors, Defending Champion Brian Rast Still Alive

Pedro Bromfman

Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) for Day 2 of the Event #21: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship.

One of the most anticipated events on the WSOP schedule each year, the No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship has been making regular appearances since 1973. Always one to attract the best players from around the world, the cream rises to the top in this prestigious event as the list of previous winners reads like a poker honor roll. Brian Rast, John Monnette, Paul Volpe, Jesse Martin, Nick Schulman, Mike Matusow, and Erik Seidel have all collected the win in this event, while amazingly Billy Baxter has won a version of this event five times; $10,000 buy-in in 1978 and 1982, and a $5,000 buy-in in 1975. 1987, and 1993.

Unfortunately for Schulman and Seidel, they exhausted their re-entry options and were unable to find a bag, while Matusow was eliminated late in the day but has a re-entry up his sleeve. Rast, Monnette, Volpe, Martin, and Baxter all were part of the 29 survivors that reached Day 2 here on Saturday.

Leading those 29 players is Brazilian musician and music producer Pedro Bromfman who hit the top of the leaderboard early in the day and never relented. Bromfman finished with 470,000 to be ahead of Majid Yahyaei (410,000) and current WSOP Player of the Year leader Dan Zack (312,000).

Registration for Event #21 remains open until the start of Day 2; approximately 2 p.m. (PDT), and with 84-entrants already in the field, depending on how many players enter today, the remaining players will be eyeing the money at the final two tables.

Day 2 Seating Draw and Chip Counts

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Amazon4011Mike WattelUnited States89,000
Amazon4012Alex BalandinUnited States232,000
Amazon4013Paul VolpeUnited States38,500
Amazon4015John MonnetteUnited States161,500
Amazon4016Shawn SheikhanUnited States232,500
Amazon4022Jean-Robert BellandeUnited States263,000
Amazon4023Galen HallUnited States160,500
Amazon4024Billy BaxterUnited States89,500
Amazon4026Frank KasselaUnited States165,000
Amazon4027Cary KatzUnited States103,000
Amazon4031Vince MussoUnited States164,500
Amazon4033Brian RastUnited States196,000
Amazon4034Jen HarmanUnited States35,500
Amazon4036Jerry RobinsonUnited States20,000
Amazon4052Marco JohnsonUnited States61,000
Amazon4053Daniel NegreanuCanada102,000
Amazon4054Dan ShakUnited States283,500
Amazon4055Randy OhelUnited States86,000
Amazon4056Jim BechtelUnited States258,000
Amazon4061Ajay ChabraUnited States283,500
Amazon4063Julien MartiniFrance285,000
Amazon4064Majid YahyaeiUnited States410,000
Amazon4066Dan ZackUnited States312,000
Amazon4067Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom98,500
Amazon4071Darren EliasUnited States149,500
Amazon4072Pedro BromfmanUnited States470,000
Amazon4073Jesse MartinUnited States74,000
Amazon4075Prahlad FriedmanUnited States126,500
Amazon4076Daniel OspinaColombia106,000

Play resumes for Day 2 at 2 p.m. (PDT) in the Gold section of the Amazon Room with the players will be playing seven 90-minute levels with a dinner break following the fourth level of the day; approximately 8:30 p.m. (PDT).

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on the floor providing exclusive live updates of every rough-nine, pat-eight, three-bet snow, and fanned wheel from Day of Event #21. So stay tuned to PokerNews.com as we continue to write the story of the Event #21 champion, along with everything you need to know from the 2019 World Series of Poker.

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