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

Event Info

Buy-in $10,000
Prize Pool $1,128,000
Players 120


Level 26
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 0

Perfect for Sergey

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante

George Danzer raised to 20,000 and both Sergey Rybachenko and Tuan Le called from the button and big blind respectively.

Le drew one, Danzer and Rybachenko drew two before Le led for 10,000 with both his opponents calling and drawing another two as Le stood pat and bet 20,000 dark.

Danzer folded, but Rybachenko raised to 40,000 to prompt a fold from Le. Rybachenko flashed what appeared to be a perfect seven and scooped the pot to move to 340,000 in chips.

Sergey Rybachenko ru
Sergey Rybachenko
ru 340,000 141,000
Tuan Le us
Tuan Le
us 320,000 -57,000

Tagovi: George DanzerSergey RybachenkoTuan Le

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[user101598] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante
Jason Somerville
Jason Somerville

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Tagovi: Darren EliasJason SomervilleVanessa SelbstPokerNews Podcast

Bonomo Makes a Seven

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante

Jon Turner opened the action with a raise and found calls from Justin Bonomo in the cutoff and Jason Mercier in the big blind. All three players drew two new cards on the first drawing round and action checked around to Bonomo. He fired out a bet and both of his opponents called.

On the second draw, Mercier took one, Turner took two, and Bonomo opted for one. Action once again checked around to Bonomo and he fired out. Mercier called while Turner decided to lay his hand down. On the final draw, Mercier took one and Bonomo stood pat. Mercier checked, Bonomo led out, and Mercier flung forward a call.

Bonomo fanned {7-}{6-}{5-}{4-}{2-} and his seventy-six awarded him the pot. Bonomo now has 300,000 in chips while Mercier has dropped to 470,000.

Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 470,000 -91,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 300,000 110,000
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us 145,000 -80,000

Tagovi: Jason MercierJon TurnerJustin Bonomo

Turner Clips Bonomo

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante

From the button, Jon Turner raised to 20,000 and Justin Bonomo called from the small blind before both players drew two. Bonomo led for 10,000 and Turner called as both players drew one and checked.

On the final draw, both players again drew one before Bonomo check-called a 20,000-chip bet from Turner.

Turner tabled his {8-}{7-}{5-}{3-}{2-} to scoop the pot and move to 225,000 as Bonomo mucked and dived under 200,000.

Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us 225,000 49,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 190,000 -53,000

Tagovi: Jon TurnerJustin Bonomo

Shuffle Up And Deal!

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante

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


Phil Galfond Leads Final 12 into Day 3 of 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship

Chip Leader Phil Galfond
Chip Leader Phil Galfond

Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and the 2014 World Series of Poker for the final day of Event #5: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship!

Kicking off the first of two Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball tournaments for the series just two days ago saw 120 players take to the felt to form a $1,128,000 prizepool. That field was whittled down to just 52 by the end of the first day as the penultimate day of play was one where players looked to make their run at reaching the money and the eventual six-handed final table.

Unfortunately the likes of Doyle Brunson, Huck Seed, Billy Baxter, Todd Brunson, David Chiu, David Bach, Barry Greenstein, Matthew Ashton and John Hennigan would all find themselves on the rail throughout the day before four-time WSOP bracelet winner Tom Schneider would earn the moniker of bubble boy. Schneider found himself all in on the second draw with a draw to a ten-low while Jason Mercier held {7-}{6-}{4-}{2-} and found a {10-} on the final draw. Schneider would pair his ten on the final draw to leave the the 12 remaining players in the money with a guaranteed $24,342 payday.

The min-cash may be nice, but it is the shiny WSOP gold bracelet and accompanying $355,324 that everyone is striving for, and the player in the best position to capture that prize is Phil Galfond who tops the chip counts with an impressive 604,000 to have the lead over Mercier (561,000), Alexandre Luneau (386,000) and Tuan Le (377,000).

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
4461David BenyamineFrance236,0000
4462Jason MercierUSA561,000
4463Eli ElezraUSA222,000
4464Jon TurnerUSA176,000
4465Justin BonomoUSA243,000
4466Alexandre LuneauEngland386,000
4491George DanzerGermany156,000
4492Sergey RybachenkoRussia199,000
4493Nick SchulmanUSA304,000
4494Tuan LeUSA377,000
4495Phil GalfondUSA604,000
4496Michael ChowUSA198,000

Of the final 12 players, there are nine WSOP bracelets spread amongst six players while the likes of George Danzer, Jon Turner, Justin Bonomo and Le all have a wealth of experience that they will call on in an effort to capture their first WSOP gold bracelet.

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand when play kicks off at 2:00 p.m. (PDT) in the Amazon Room as we look to provide extensive live coverage as we play down from 12 to just one - the Event #5: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Champion!

Tagovi: Phil Galfond

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