06/07/11 12:34:11 AM PDT
On Saturday afternoon two days ago, Matt Perrins sat down at 5pm and played his first ever hand of Deuce to Seven No Limit having watched roughly half an hour's worth of YouTube videos on the game. Two days later he has now been crowned a WSOP bracelet winner, beating a field of 275 to join his best friend Jake Cody as the second UK player to win a WSOP bracelet this year.
Perrins admitted after that he hadn't been initially sure of what he was doing in the early levels but gradually picked up the game and its similarities to Hold'em. He also said he knew that everyone else was much more experienced than him and he attempted to make it up by consistent aggression to build his stack. He also stated his intent to now play the $10,000 2-7 NL later on the series, something he said he would only have done if he cashed for $10,000 or more.
Buoyed on by another rail of around 20-30 of his friends, Perrins' chip lead never looked in doubt as he managed to whittle down veteran Chris Bjorin's stack to a small amount before finally finishing off the Swede to win the first prize of over $100,000
Congratulations to Matt Perrins, winner of Event #9 at his very first WSOP and look out tonight Las Vegas. The Brits will be out to celebrate this one!
06/07/11 12:33:32 AM PDT
Matt Perrins had never even played 2-7 Draw Lowball before four days ago. Now, he is $102,105 richer and has a WSOP bracelet of his very own. Sarah Grant chatted with him about his victory.
06/07/11 12:11:35 AM PDT
Perrins moved all in from the button for 1,150,000 and after a bit of tanking, Bjorin made the call and both elected to draw one.
Bjorin showed and Perrins was ahead with a
Bjorin then said, "Can you draw first so I know what I have to beat?.. I might be drawing dead."
Perrins did so and drew the nut card with a . Bjorin drew a meaningless and Perrins took down the bracelet and $102,105.
06/07/11 12:02:16 AM PDT
Most hands have been raise, fold, but we finally got a draw.
Perrins raised to 24,000 from the button and was called by Bjorin in the big blind. Both drew 2.
After the draw, Perrins bet 35,000 and Bjorin called. Perrins showed that the draw served him well when he threw down to take down the pot.
06/06/11 11:56:08 PM PDT
Chris Bjorin raised to 24,000 but then had to fold when Matt Perrins set him all in.
Next hand saw Perrins raise to 24,000 and Bjorin called. Both players drew two cards and it went check-check. Bjorin showed a super strong , which was more than enough for the pot.
Perrins then got a walk before winning the next hand too with another raise to 24,000.
06/06/11 11:51:40 PM PDT
Matt Perrins raised to 24,000 and Chris Bjorin called before taking two cards. Perrins stood pat, and Bjorin checked, then folded when the Brit bet 23,000.
This elicited a few cheers from the UK crowd who shouted, "Stand Pat Mat!" and "Pat Perrins!" at their friend.
06/06/11 11:45:15 PM PDT
Bjorin on the button raised to 24,000, and Perrins re-raised to 64,000, getting a call from Bjorin.
Bjorin drew one and Perrins stood pat. After the draw, Perrins bet 73,000 and Bjorin folded. This was the biggest heads-up pot yet, and Bjorin was left with 220,000 while Perrins now has about 1,000,000.
06/06/11 11:41:03 PM PDT
It's very tight at the moment and there have been very few draws or showdowns, but Matt Perrins is gradually increasing his lead.
06/06/11 11:24:31 PM PDT
The heads up so far has seen both player stick with min-raising from button and occasionally giving each other walks. There have only been three draws so far.
In the first Bjorin called a Perrins raise and both drew two. It went check-check and Bjorin's was good as Perrins revealed he had drawn a pair of aces.
In the second Bjorin called another Perrins raise, the Englishman stood pat, and Bjorin drew two before they both checked again. Perrins showed for the pot.
Finally, in the biggest pot so far, Bjorin raised to 24,000 and Matt Perrins reraised to 62,000. Bjorin made the call, Perrins drew two and Bjorin just one, Perrins checked and Bjorin quickly fired out 75,000. Perrins looked as though he was going to make the call but after a minute or so thinking, he opted to muck his hand instead.
06/06/11 11:15:46 PM PDT
Robin Rightmire moved all in pre-draw from the small blind, and Matt Perrins made the call.
Rightmire was drawing one to a and Perrins was drawing one to a . Perrins got the best of the draw with a and Rightmire paired up with another , eliminating him in third place.
Starting heads up, Perrins has about 950,000 and Bjorin has about 270,000
06/06/11 11:04:51 PM PDT
06/06/11 10:47:32 PM PDT
Players are on a 20-minute break.
|Matt Perrins||749,000||-101,000 |
|Chris Bjorin||340,000||120,000 |
|Robin Rightmire||150,000||-40,000 |
06/06/11 10:46:05 PM PDT
Matt Perrins raised to 20,000 in the small blind and Chris Bjorin called.
Perrins stood pat and Bjorin drew one before both players checked. "Ten," said Bjorin.
"Ten-eight?" offered Perrins, showing . Bjorin nodded and mucked his hand.
06/06/11 10:33:57 PM PDT
Matt Perrins raised to 20,000 and Chris Bjorin called. Perrins drew two and Bjorin stood pat before the Englishman bet 30,000. Bjorin thought about calling but gave it up.
Chris Bjorin raised to 25,000 in the small blind but then folded when Robin Rightmire moved all in for 108,000 from the big blind.
Rightmire, now actually with enough chips to raise, made it 25,000 on the button and won the blinds and antes.
|Matt Perrins||850,000||20,000 |
|Chris Bjorin||220,000||-70,000 |
|Robin Rightmire||190,000||70,000 |
06/06/11 10:25:41 PM PDT
Robin Rightmire has been the short stack for quite a while but just won't go away.
He has doubled up in three of the last ten hands including this most recent one against Matt Perrins that put him up to around 120,000.
Rightmire was all in for his last 58,000 and Perrins reraised all in and he got the fold from Bjorin. Rightmire had a pat and Perrins had a draw to a wheel with . Perrins however paired up with a and Rightmire took down the pot to move up to 120,000.
After the hand Rightmire yelled out to his two followers on the rail, "I'm like a rash, I just won't go away."
With 120,000 he is now a factor again, and this event is far from over.
06/06/11 10:16:23 PM PDT
Matt Perrins raised to 20,000 and Bernard Lee reraised all in for 111,000. Perrins got a count, then decided to call. Both players drew one card.
"Can I see what I have to beat please?" asked Lee. Perrins turned over the for a very strong eighty-seven, Lee needed a three to win or a four to chop. He took his time and gradually peeked at the card before offering his hand to Perrins and wishing him good luck. Lee turned over the , and we are down to three players.
|Matt Perrins||800,000||180,000 |
|Bernard Lee||0||-168,000 |
06/06/11 10:04:13 PM PDT
Matt Perrins raised to 20,000 from the small blind and Chris Bjorin called. Both players drew two cards and then both checked, Perrins showed and Bjorin nodded and mucked.
06/06/11 10:01:20 PM PDT
After a succession of walks, Robin Rightmire was all in for his final 25,000 over the top of Matt Perrins' button raise to 20,000.
Perrins called and stood pat with a and Rightmire drew one card turning over and managing to get a to survive.
06/06/11 09:53:24 PM PDT
Here's where we are with four players left
|Matt Perrins||620,000||0 |
|Chris Bjorin||375,000||0 |
|Bernard Lee||168,000||0 |
|Robin Rightmire||66,000||0 |
06/06/11 09:48:39 PM PDT