Dan 2 Kraj
Dan 2 Kraj
Play has come to an end on Day 2 in Event #16: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball. After 10 levels of action, only eight runners remain. Captain Tom Franklin ended the night with the chip lead bagging up 436,000. Close on his heels is David Bell with just 10,000 fewer chips.
Captain Tom will be looking for his second career World Series of Poker bracelet. Franklin won a $2,500 Limit Omaha event in 1999. He has has 39 cashes at the WSOP and over $1,000,000 in career earnings.
Still in the hunt for a bracelet are Vladimir Shchemelev, Todd Bui, Kevin Iacofano, Aaron Steury, David Gee, and the shortest stack Ismael Bojang who is on life support with less than one big bet.
Day 2 began with 54 hopefuls seeking WSOP gold. Only 36 of the remaining players would make the money and it did not take long to narrow down the field. Some players falling short of a cash were Jason Mercier, David Baker, Joseph Cheong, Jason Mercier, Ronit Chamani, Cathy Dever, and Nacho Barbero.
Those fortunate to bust with some conciliation included Day 1 chip leader Mike Leah, Dan Smith, Stephen Chidwick, Daniel Idema, Dan Kelly, Andrey Zaichenko, Todd Brunson, and Layne Flack.
Join us on Saturday for Day 3 action where we will crown a champion. Play will resume at 2 P.M in the gold section of the Amazon room. Follow along with PokerNews for all the day’s big hands and bust outs.
Picking up with the action on the first draw, Ismael Bojang pulled one new card while Kevin Iacofano opted for two. Bojang checked and Iacofano bet out. Bojang called all in for his last 9,000 and the betting for the hand was completed.
On the second draw, Bojang took one card and Iacofano stood pat. Both players were pat for the final draw and Bojang fanned for number two and the double up. Iacofano flashed an eighty-seven before his cards were pulled into the muck.
Don Nguyen and Tom Franklin were heads up after the first draw when Nguyen lead out, Franklin raised, Nguyen three-bet putting himself all in, and Franklin called.
Nguyen drew one, Franklin stood pat, Nguyen drew one again, Franklin stood pat, turning over and Nguyen turned over his four held cards , needing a three or a five. The dealer gave him a and he was busted in 9th place, for $8,672
Todd Bui raised from under the gun and David Bell made it three bets from the next seat over. Action folded back to Bui and he called. Bui took one at the draw while Bell stood pat. Bui checked, Bell bet, and Bui called.
The second draw was the same as the first, with Bui taking one card and Bell staying pat. Once again, Bui check-called a bet. This time both players stood pat and checked the final draw. Bell rolled over and it was good enough to rake the pot. Bell now has about 240,000 and the biggest stack in the room.
Todd Bui has just stolen three hands in row without a showdown. In two pots he bet out on Ismael Bojang after the final draw and Bojang mucked.
The third pot came against Vladimir Shchemelev. Bui raised under the gun and Shchemelev called on the button. Both blinds folded, Bui swapped one and Shchemelev drew two. Bui lead out and Shchemelev called. Bui stood pat, Shchemelev drew two. Bui lead out again and Shchemelev called. Bui stood pat, Shchemelev drew one, Bui lead out and Shchemelev was forced to fold.