06/25/13 01:47:27 AM PST
Flack Leads Stacked Final Table
The second day of Event #43: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball is officially in the books! Play began today with 55 of the 87 original entrants returning to the felt. By the end of the day, the official final table of seven was reached with none other than six-time WSOP bracelet winner Layne Flack leading the way. Flack leads a star-studded final table whose participants own a combined 16 gold WSOP bracelets.
Flack, who sat among the chip leaders for most of the day, will be a force to be reckoned with heading into the final table. Hot on Flack's heels is Jesse Martin who is still in search for his first gold bracelet. Rounding out the top three is none other than David "Bakes" Baker who won this very event back in 2010. This event marks Baker's fourth official final table appearance at the 2013 WSOP. Baker has proven his skill in 2-7 once in the past and the combination of his experience and skill may be enough to land a third bracelet around his wrist.
With the stacked field that turned out for this event it was no shock that almost every name to hit the rail was recognizable. Players like Erik Seidel, Jean-Robert Bellande, Johnny Chan, 2009 & 2012 champion Nick Schulman, Phil Galfond, Billy Baxter, Joseph Cheong, Phil Ivey, Ali Eslami, Tom Schneider, and Frank Kassela all fell before the money was reached. As the players were whittled down to the final fifteen, the bubble loomed. In the end, it was birthday boy Brian Hastings who would also adopt the title of bubble boy. Hastings fell to Calvin Anderson and the field was officially in the money.
Players dropped quickly after the money was reached with Dan O'Brien, Larry Wright, and Naoya Kihara being the first three to go. All three collected $16,601 in prize money. Start-of-day chip leader Anderson was the next to fall and was forced to settle for an eleventh place finish. Following Anderson out the door and also taking home $19,283 were James Lee and Ashton Griffin, respectively. The elimination of Griffin prompted a total redraw to the unofficial final table of eight where Paul Volpe became the final casualty of the night when he was eliminated by Konstantin Puchkov.
Official Final Table
|4||David "Bakes" Baker*||USA||379,500|
*Denotes that the player is a bracelet winner.
The final table will commence play at 2:00 PM PST on Tuesday right here in the Amazon room of the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino. Be sure to stay tuned to all of our live updates as document the crowning of the newest WSOP champion!
06/25/13 01:38:17 AM PST
Official End-of-Day Counts
|Layne Flack||574,000||-66,000 |
|Jesse Martin||536,500||-33,500 |
|David Bakes Baker||379,500||104,500 |
|Jeff Lisandro||361,000||21,000 |
|John Hennigan||317,000||12,000 |
|Jon Turner||246,000||16,000 |
|Konstantin Puchkov||196,000||81,000 |06/25/13 01:36:39 AM PST
Paul Volpe Eliminated in 8th Place ($22,399)
Jon Turner raised to 15,000 in the hijack seat, Konstantin Puchkov called in the cutoff, and Paul Volpe moved all in for 65,000 out of the big blind. Turner quickly folded, and Puchkov went into the tank.
"Slow roll, chirp," Mark Herm said from the rail.
"Yup," Volpe said.
Finally Puchkov called. Volpe stood pat, Puchkov drew one, and Volpe fanned . Puchkov was drawing very live with and started to squeeze his down card. After squeezing it, he slowly picked it up off of the felt so that only he could see it, and after two or three seconds revealed a , giving him a winning ten-seven.
Volpe will receive $22,399 for his eighth-place finish - the highest of his World Series of Poker career.
|Paul Volpe||0||-80,000 |06/25/13 01:14:18 AM PST
Unofficial Final Table Draw
Unofficial Final Table
|5||David "Bakes" Baker|
|Layne Flack||640,000||85,000 |
|Jesse Martin||570,000||-10,000 |
|Jeff Lisandro||340,000||-75,000 |
|John Hennigan||305,000||60,000 |
|David Bakes Baker||275,000||-10,000 |
|Jon Turner||230,000||135,000 |
|Konstantin Puchkov||115,000||25,000 |
|Paul Volpe||80,000||-73,000 |06/25/13 01:10:35 AM PST
Ashton Griffin Eliminated in 9th Place ($19,283)
Jon Turner raised to 15,000 in the cutoff, and Ashton Griffin, who was recently crippled by Layne Flack in a hand where Flack made an eighty-seve, moved all in for 93,000 on the button. Both blinds released, and the action was back on Turner, who tanked for a considerable amount of time before calling.
Turner stood pat fairly quickly, and then it was Griffin's turn to tank. He placed his hands on his head, closing his eyes to assess the situation as best he could. Finally, he spoke to Turner, and what he said sounded like, "I remember you saying something about taking your time."
Finally, Griffin flicked one card away, and Turner sighed. He showed , and obviously didn't want Griffin to draw to a better hand. Griffin showed , and could survive with a seven, six, or four.
Unfortunately for Griffin he turned over an , and was eliminated in ninth place for $19,283.
The remaining eight players will join together at the unofficial final table. We will have a seat draw and counts for you shortly.
|Ashton Griffin||0||-200,000 |06/25/13 12:58:21 AM PST
Puchkov Finds a Double
David Bakes Baker raised to 13,000 from the button and found an all in bet from Konstantin Puchkov in the small blind. John Hennigan folded from the big blind and Baker announced a call. Both players drew one and then fanned their cards.
Both players drew a , giving Puchkov the best low with ten-seven. He was able to double to roughly 90,000 in chips.
|David Bakes Baker||285,000||-45,000 |
|Konstantin Puchkov||90,000||40,000 |06/25/13 12:52:07 AM PST
Bakes Takes from Volpe
Jesse Martin raised to 17,000 on the button, Paul Volpe called in the small blind, and David "Bakes" Baker three-bet to 56,000 in the big blind. Martin folded, and Volpe tank-called.
Volpe drew one, Baker stood pat, and both players checked.
"Queen," Volpe announced.
Baker showed the , winning the pot.
|David Bakes Baker||330,000||95,000 |
|Paul Volpe||153,000||-47,000 |06/25/13 12:50:09 AM PST
Jon Turner raised to 15,000 on the button, Jeff Lisandro defended his big blind, and then the five-time bracelet winner stood pat. Turner drew one card, Lisandro led out for 16,000, and Turner called.
"Jack," Lisandro announced.
"Jack what?" Turner asked.
"Nine," Lisandro responded, spreading . Turner mucked his hand.
|Jeff Lisandro||415,000||70,000 |
|Jon Turner||95,000||-27,000 |06/25/13 12:40:34 AM PST
|Jesse Martin||580,000||-37,000 |
|Layne Flack||555,000||80,000 |
|Jeff Lisandro||345,000||-115,000 |
|John Hennigan||245,000||-52,500 |
|David Bakes Baker||235,000||34,000 |
|Paul Volpe||200,000||-66,000 |
|Ashton Griffin||200,000||-11,000 |
|Jon Turner||122,000||15,500 |
|Konstantin Puchkov||50,000||-55,000 |06/25/13 12:33:12 AM PST
Deuces No Good for Puchkov
Before the level changed, Konstantin Puchkov raised to 10,500 in early position, Jesse Martin three-bet to 35,000 on the button, and Puchkov called. Puchkov drew one, Martin stood pat, and both players checked.
Puchkov showed two deuces, but Martin wouldn't flip his hand over until Puchkov either tabled all of his cards or mucked his hand. Earlier today, Puchkov did this twice, once time against John Hennigan when Hennigan showed two sevens, and another time against Paul Volpe who announced a worse hand than what Puchkov was holding. In both instances, Puchkov wouldn't show until the player fanned their entire hand.
Finally, Puchkov showed , and laughing, Martin tabled .
|Jesse Martin||617,000||182,000 |
|Konstantin Puchkov||105,000||-99,500 |06/25/13 12:25:25 AM PST
Level 17 started
|06/25/13 12:24:22 AM PST
James Lee Eliminated in 10th Place ($19,283)
Jon Turner began the action with an under-the-gun raise to 12,500. Players around the table tossed their cards away until it hit Layne Flack in the small blind. Flack reached into his stack and came out with a three-bet to 34,500. James Lee then sat thinking in the big blind for about a minute before announcing that he was all in for roughly 160,000 total. Turner folded and Flack quickly called.
Both players rapped the table, signifying that they would stand pat. Flack instantly rolled over and Lee nodded his head in acknowledgement. Lee took one last look at his hand before mucking his cards. Flack's eighty-seven was able to score the elimination and send Lee home as the 10th place finisher.
|Layne Flack||475,000||122,000 |
|James Lee||0||-113,000 |06/25/13 12:06:11 AM PST
Calvin Anderson Eliminated in 11th Place ($19,283)
Calvin Anderson open-shoved all in for 96,000 in the cutoff, Jeff Lisandro tanked for quite some time before calling in the small blind, and Layne Flack tanked even longer before calling in the big blind. Lisandro stood pat, Flack slapped the railing, standing pat as well, and Calvin anderson sighed.
"S***," he said under his breath.
He tossed away one card.
Lisandro and Flack quickly checked, and Flack flashed a ten-high before mucking. Lisandro fanned for a ninety-seven, and Anderson was forced to show for a pair of fours.
Anderson hit the rail in 11th place, earning $19,283
|Jeff Lisandro||460,000||175,000 |
|Layne Flack||353,000||-91,500 |
|Calvin Anderson||0||-79,000 |06/24/13 11:46:59 PM PST
Martin Pats the Jack
John Hennigan opened the betting with a raise to 12,000 from UTG+1. It folded to Jess Martin who cut out a three-bet to 40,000 from the button. David Bakes Baker called the re-raise from the big blind and Hennigan decided to get away from it.
Baker took one card while Martin opted to stay pat. Both players checked the final round of betting and Martin showed . Baker mucked his hand and Martin dragged in a pot that brings his stack to right around 435,000 in chips.
|Jesse Martin||435,000||67,500 |
|David Bakes Baker||201,000||-57,500 |06/24/13 11:35:54 PM PST
Lisandro's Eight Perfect
While at Table 359, we noticed that there was action going down at Table 360. When we arrived, Calvin Anderson and Jeff Lisandro were heads up post draw, and Anderson tossed out 18,500. Lisandro opted to raise, sliding out 78,500, and Anderson tank-called.
Lisandro quietly fanned for an eight perfect, and Anderson frustratedly dropped his cards into the muck, revealing an .
|Jeff Lisandro||285,000||85,000 |
|Calvin Anderson||79,000||-74,500 |06/24/13 11:32:29 PM PST
Level 16 started
|06/24/13 11:09:22 PM PST
Counts at Break
|Layne Flack||444,500||9,500 |
|Jesse Martin||367,500||17,500 |
|John Hennigan||297,500||-32,500 |
|Paul Volpe||266,000||76,000 |
|David Bakes Baker||258,500||-89,500 |
|Ashton Griffin||211,000||22,000 |
|Konstantin Puchkov||204,500||100,500 |
|Jeff Lisandro||200,000||88,000 |
|Calvin Anderson||153,500||-96,500 |
|James Lee||113,000||-7,000 |
|Jon Turner||106,500||-71,500 |06/24/13 11:04:40 PM PST
The players are now on their final 20-minute break of the evening. Full counts are coming shortly.
06/24/13 11:04:14 PM PST
Ashton Griffin shoved for 89,000 from under the gun. Layne Flack tank-called on the button, and both blinds released. Griffin and Flack both drew one card.
Griffin ripped over a , leaving Flack, who tabled a meaningless , drawing dead.
|Layne Flack||435,000||-50,000 |
|Ashton Griffin||189,000||119,000 |06/24/13 10:58:34 PM PST
Lee Finds a Double
James Lee opened to 8,000 from the cutoff and Calvin Anderson three-bet him all in from the button. The blinds folded and Lee called for his tournament life. Lee drew one and Anderson stood pat, fanning .
Lee showed and immediately flipped over his drawn card. The card was a which gave Lee a nine-low to double up. Lee now has about 120,000 in chips while Anderson has fallen to around 250,000.
|Calvin Anderson||250,000||-60,000 |
|James Lee||120,000||30,000 ||