06/07/14 02:50:12 PM PST
David Bell has just taken down two moderate sized pots against Vladimir Shchemelev to get the former $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. runner up perilously close to elimination. The most recent hand saw Shchemelev check-call bets on all three streets, drawing one each time. Bell was pat after the first draw and showed and Shchemelev mucked.
|Tom Franklin||625,000||75,000 |
|David Bell||500,000||75,000 |
|Todd Bui||365,000||5,000 |
|Vladimir Shchemelev||70,000||-121,000 |06/07/14 02:44:44 PM PST
Aaron Steury Eliminated in 5th Place ($22,935)
Vladimir Shchemelev opened on the button and Aaron Steury raised from the big blind. David Bell folded the big blind, Shchemelev three-bet to put Steury all in, and Steury made the call. Steury drew two, one, and one on his three draws. Shchemelev swapped one on the first draw and stood pat the rest of the way. Shchemelev tabled and Steury could not improve on his final draw.
|Vladimir Shchemelev||191,000||51,000 |
|Aaron Steury||0||-50,000 |06/07/14 02:44:00 PM PST
2-7 Triple Draw Strategy with Justin Bonomo
Limit 2-7 triple draw is one of those games that's hard to find in a low-limit format, as it's often played in some of the high-stakes mixed games around the world. Nonetheless, the game's popularity has been increasing over the recent years, and definitely at the World Series of Poker.
With interest in the game on the rise, many players are beginning to learn limit 2-7 triple draw, while others are looking to expand on their knowledge. Justin Bonomo is certainly someone worth listening to when it comes to 2-7 triple draw strategy, and PokerNews recently interviewed him about the topic.
You check out Bonomo's strategy discussion by clicking here.
06/07/14 02:33:34 PM PST
Steury Hits Draw to Chop and Stay Alive
Tom Franklin won a good sized pot against David Bell with a and on the next hand would get Aaron Steury all in drawing to a five or six as Franklin had and Steury was drawing one with . He squeezed his card and said proudly "chop" as he turned over a . He joked afterwards about how he should have tripled up but given the circumstances is happy to still be alive.
|Tom Franklin||550,000||84,000 |
|David Bell||425,000||-71,000 |
|Vladimir Shchemelev||140,000||-60,000 |
|Aaron Steury||50,000||-25,000 |06/07/14 02:27:28 PM PST
David Gee Eliminated in 6th Place ($16,170)
Todd Bui opened from late position, Captain Tom Franklin called from the button, and David Gee called from the big blind. Gee drew two, Bui drew one, and Captian Tom swapped two. Gee lead out, Bui raised, Captain Tom called, and Gee called putting himself all in.
Gee stood pat and both Bui and Franklin drew one. Bui and Franklin checked, Gee stood pat, and Bui and Franklin again drew one each. Bui lead out, Franklin called, and Bui announced "number three" turning over . Franklin and Gee both mucked and Gee was knocked out in sixth place.
|Todd Bui||360,000||93,000 |
|David Gee||0||-111,000 |06/07/14 02:15:27 PM PST
Level 22 started
|06/07/14 02:13:04 PM PST
Steury Getting Short
Aaron Steury finds himself in the danger zone after losing a pot to Vladimir Shchemelev where Shchemelev raised first to act and then bet all three streets. Steury called the first two streets but would fold to the last bet.
|Vladimir Shchemelev||200,000||58,000 |
|Aaron Steury||75,000||-70,000 |06/07/14 02:05:25 PM PST
Shchemelev Ships a Pot
Vladimir Shchemelev opened from the button and David Gee called in the small blind. Gee swapped two and Shchemelev stood pat. Gee check-called bets from Shchemelev on the next two draws, taking one card each time. Both players checked down the final draw and Shchemelev showed to take the pot.
|Vladimir Shchemelev||142,000||60,000 |06/07/14 01:53:53 PM PST
Cards Back in the Air
After a brief break to do chip counts and player introductions for the official final table, cards are now back in the air.
06/07/14 01:52:22 PM PST
Official Final Table Chip Counts
|David Bell||496,000||-154,000 |
|Tom Franklin||466,000||111,000 |
|Todd Bui||267,000||107,000 |
|Aaron Steury||145,000||65,000 |
|David Gee||111,000||-15,000 |
|Vladimir Shchemelev||82,000||-35,000 |06/07/14 01:45:47 PM PST
Kevin Iacofano Eliminated in 7th Place ($11,698)
Todd Bui raised and Kevin Iacofano three-bet it. Bui called. Iacofano drew one and Bui two. Iacofano bet and Bui raised. Iacofano made it three bets and Bui called. Both players stood pat and Iacofano bet and got a call from Bui. They against stood pat and Iacofano bet his last 10,000 and Bui called.
Iacofano turned over a monster with but Bui had him beat with his . An understandably frustrated Iacofano stormed off, slamming his backpack down onto the ground. We're now at our official final table of six. Chip counts will be posted shortly.
|Kevin Iacofano||0||-264,000 |06/07/14 01:36:18 PM PST
Bell Versus Bui
David Bell opened from early position and Todd Bui called from the cutoff. Both players drew two, Bell bet, and Bui called. Bell drew one this round and Bui swapped two again. Bell lead out again and Bui called. Bell stood pat on the final draw and Bui drew one. Both players checked it down and Bell turned over and Bui mucked.
|David Bell||650,000||224,000 |
|Todd Bui||160,000||-145,000 |06/07/14 01:19:24 PM PST
Bui Chipping Up
Todd Bui raised from the small blind and Tom Franklin called. Bui drew two, and Franklin three. Bui bet and was called by Franklin. They both drew one and Bui bet again. Franklin called. Bui tapped the table, standing pat and Frankin drew one. Bui bet a third time and Franklin mucked face up showing a queen. Bui slid his cards to the dealer and dragged in the pot.
|Tom Franklin||355,000||-81,000 |
|Todd Bui||305,000||201,000 |06/07/14 01:15:15 PM PST
Final Table Redraw
|7||Aaron Steury|06/07/14 01:11:54 PM PST
Ismael Bojang Eliminated in 8th Place ($11,698)
Ismael Bojang came into play today with less than one big bet. In the second hand of the day, Bojang was in the big blind, Todd Bui raised from under the gun, and Bojang called to put his tournament life on the line.
In the first draw, both players drew two cards. In the second draw, Bojang drew two and Bui swapped one. In the third draw both players drew one. Bui tabled to give Bojang a sweat, and Bojang flipped over his four held cards, . Bojang needed an eight, but the he received on his last draw was no help and he exited in 8th place.
|Ismael Bojang||0||-14,000 |06/07/14 01:00:20 PM PST
Level 21 started
|06/07/14 12:30:51 PM PST
Final Eight Set to Resume Play in Event #16
Captain Tom Franklin and seven others are set to get back into action here at the 2014 WSOP in Event #16: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball. Franklin, a WSOP bracelet winner, will enter action with the chip lead after bagging 436,000 in chips. David Bell is not far behind with 426,000.
Others in the hunt for the bracelet are Vladimir Shchemelev (117,000), Todd Bui (104,000), Kevin Iacofano(264,000), Aaron Steury (80,000), and David Gee (126,000). Ismael Bojan will come in with only 14,000 which is less than the limits and will need to do some work if he's going to not be the first player eliminated
Play will start in approximately thirty minutes. PokerNews will be here until a winner is crowned. Follow along for continual updates on all the action.Join us on Saturday for Day 3 action where we will crown a champion.