Event #5: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship
Dani:
123

Mosseri Makes the Nuts

• Level 2: 300-500, 0 ante

We picked up with the action on the first draw, finding Abe Mosseri drawing two, Bryn Kenney taking one, and Scott Abrams picking up three on the button.

Mosseri checked and Kenney led out with a bet. Abrams called and Mosseri announced a check-raise. Kenney made it three bets and Abrams got out of the way. Mosseri four-bet the action and Kenney called. Both players stood pat on the second draw and Mosseri fired a bet. Kenney called and the same action repeated on the next draw and betting round.

Mosseri fanned {7-}{5-}{4-}{3-}{2-} for the nuts and dragged in the pot. He now has about 24,000 in chips.

us
Abe Mosseri
us 24,000 4,000
us
Bryn Kenney
us 23,000

Matusow's Ten is Better

• Level 2: 300-500, 0 ante
Mike Matusow
Mike Matusow

We caught the action as Justin Bonomo and Mike Matusow went to the first draw. Both players picked up two new cards and Bonomo led out with a bet. Matusow called to see the second draw.

Bonomo took just one new card on this draw while Matusow stuck with two. Bonomo bet once again and Matusow flatted. Bonomo stood pat on the final draw and Matusow picked up one. Both players checked and Matusow flipped up the {10-Clubs}. Bonomo slapped the {10-Hearts} on the felt to show that he also held a ten-low. Matusow fanned the rest of his hand - {6-}{5-}{3-}{2-} - causing Bonomo to throw his hand into the muck.

Matusow picked up the pot and now has about 20,000 in chips.

us
Justin Bonomo
us 34,000 -6,000
us
Mike Matusow
us 20,000 5,000

Tagovi: Justin BonomoMike Matusow

Clements Bests Baxter

• Level 2: 300-500, 0 ante

Picking up with the action after the first draw, we found Billy Baxter heads up with Scott Clements. Baxter led out and Clements called to see the second draw. Baxter took one while Clements picked up two new cards.

After the second draw, Baxter led out only to have Clements come over the top. Baxter flatted and drew one card on the final draw. Clements stood pat.

Baxter checked the final betting round and Clements rapped the table back. He tabled {10-}{7-}{6-}{4-}{3-}, Baxter mucked his cards, and Clements was shipped the pot.

us
Scott Clements
us 33,000 3,000
us
Billy Baxter
us 26,000 -4,000

Tagovi: Billy BaxterScott Clements

Flack Attack

• Level 2: 300-500, 0 ante

Layne Flack opened with a raise from the small blind. Andrew Brown called out of the big blind and the two went to the first draw. Flack took two while Brown took three. Flack led out and Brown tossed forward a call. On the second draw, Flack took one and Brown took two. Flack led out once again and this time Brown opted to lay his hand down.

Flack raked in the chips and now sits around 28,000.

us
Andrew Brown
us 37,000 -3,000
us
Layne Flack
us 28,000 3,000

Tagovi: Andrew BrownLayne Flack

"The Most Tense Hand I've Had All Tournament"

• Level 2: 300-500, 0 ante

Scott Clements raised from the cutoff only to have Phil Laak three-bet from the button. The blinds folded and Clements flung out a call. Clements opted to draw three.

"You drew three cards?!" said Laak. "Wow. That changes everything. You've got a lot of work to do here." Laak took one new card.

Clements checked and Laak bet out. Clements called and took one card on the next draw. Laak drew one as well. On this street, Clements decided to lead out. Laak came over the top and Clements flat called to see the final draw. He took one while Laak stood pat.

Clements checked and Laak moved out one final bet.

"Alright, I bet," said Laak. "I hope this isn't a trap."

Clements folded his cards and Laak was pushed the pot.

"Oh my GOD," said Laak with a smile. "That was the most tense hand I've had all tournament!"

Certainly Laak is hoping that many more tense moments are to come, as that will mean a deep run in this prestigious event. He's now sitting just over starting stack with about 31,000 in chips.

us
Phil Laak
us 31,000 1,000
us
Scott Clements
us 30,000

Tagovi: Phil LaakScott Clements

Some Chip Counts After Break

• Level 2: 300-500, 0 ante
ca
Shawn Buchanan
ca 260,000 230,000
us
David Bach
us 48,000 18,000
us
Ali Eslami
us 46,000 16,000
us
Chino Rheem
us 42,000 12,000
us
Chris Klodnicki
us 40,000
Scott Abrahsm
40,000
de
George Danzer
de 38,000 -1,000
us
Tom Schneider
us 38,000 8,000
us
Shawn Sheikhan
us 36,000 6,000
us
Owais Ahmed
us 35,000 5,000
us
Paul Volpe
us 34,000 4,000
us
Jason Mercier
us 32,000 2,000
us
Phil Ivey
us 32,000 2,000
us
Layne Flack
us 30,000
us
Abe Mosseri
us 28,000 3,000
ru
Konstantin Puchkov
ru 28,000
us
Dan Cates
us 23,000 3,000
us
Jesse Martin
us 12,000 -18,000
us
Roland Israelashvili
us 10,000 -20,000
us
Thomas Keller
us Out
Level:
2
Blinds:
300/500
Ante:
0

It's Time For a Break

• Level 1: 200-400, 0 ante

Players in Event #5: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship are now on their first 15-minute break of the evening.

Assorted Chip Counts

• Level 1: 200-400, 0 ante
us
Randy Ohel
us 43,000 13,000
us
Justin Bonomo
us 40,000 -4,000
us
Larry Wright
us 40,000 10,000
us
David "ODB" Baker
us 38,000 8,000
us
John Hennigan
us 36,000 6,000
us
Kevin Song
us 34,000 4,000
us
John Monnette
us 33,000 3,000
us
Mike Matusow
us 33,000 3,000
au
Jeff Lisandro
au 32,000 2,000
us
Marco Johnson
us 32,000 10,000
us
Calvin Anderson
us 30,000
us
Eric Wasserson
us 29,000 -1,000
us
Doyle Brunson
us 28,000 -2,000
us
Jon Turner
us 22,000 -8,000
us
Scott Seiver
us 21,000 -3,000
us
Mike Wattel
us 20,000 -10,000
fr
David Benyamine
fr 20,000 -10,000
us
Tom McCormick
us 17,000 -13,000
us
Dan Shak
us 17,000 -13,000
us
Rep Porter
us 13,000 -17,000