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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Saturday, June 13, 2015 to Monday, June 15, 2015

Event #29: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $723,800
  • Entries: 77
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, June 14, 2015 3:15 AM Local Time
2015 World Series of Poker
The seventh $10,000 buy-in event of the summer got cards in the air on Saturday afternoon. By the time late registration closed, there were 77 player who put up a stack of high society to get into the No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Championship.

After 10 levels of play, the day wrapped up with just 33 players remaining and Nick Schulman leads them all after bagging 229,000 in chips and bagging a massive chip lead over the rest of the field. Joining Schulman at the top of the counts are Dan Smith, Shaun Deeb, and Mike Watson. They bagged 121, 900, 121,200, and 114,000 in chips, respectively.

As usual, the event was filled with many of the game's greats and basically had every table had a few bracelet winners among them. Phil Galfond, Jeff Lisandro, George Danzer, Brian Hastings, Mike Gorodinsky, Paul Volpe, and Mike Leah are just a few of the top flight professionals who survived 10 levels of play.

However, not everybody was lucky enough to make it through the day. Jason Mercier, Matthew Ashton, John Monnette, David Williams, John Hennigan, Antonio Esfandiari, Calvin Anderson, Layne Flack, Justin Bonomo, and Mohsin Charania were just a few of the notable pros who hit the rail before the day's end.

The remaining 33 players will return to the Rio on Sunday at 2 pm to get cards in the air for Day 2 of the event. Day 2 will play another 10, 60 minute levels before bagging up for the night and returning on Monday to play down to a winner.

Check back with for complete coverage of the event as they move closer to another bracelet winner this summer.

Sunday, June 14, 2015 2:50 AM Local Time

The Tournament Director has announced that there will be four more hands for the evening.

Sunday, June 14, 2015 2:44 AM Local Time

Action folds to Joe Cassidy on the button, who gets into a raising war preflop with Jesse Martin in the big blind. After several bets and raises, Cassidy gets his last 44,000 into the middle before the draw.

Both players stand pat and Cassidy quickly tables      , good for a number two and Martin mucks his hand.

Joe Cassidy - 90,400
Jesse Martin - 58,400

Sunday, June 14, 2015 2:42 AM Local Time

After the draw, Billy O'Neil checks from the big blind and Billy Baxter moves all in from the cutoff for his last 11,800. O'Neil goes into the tank for a minute and then calls.

Baxter tables       and O'Neil goes to muck his hand. The dealer forces O'Neil to show his hand, since it is an all in situation and O'Neil shows      .

Billy Baxter - 37,000
Billy O'Neil - 56,000

Sunday, June 14, 2015 2:40 AM Local Time

Shaun Deeb opens to 3,000 from under the gun and Mike Leah calls next to act before Viacheslav Zhukov three-bets to 10,000. With the action on Brian Hastings, he makes it 22,000 to force both Deeb and Leah out before Zhukov calls.

Both players draw one, and Zhukov moves all in for 19,200 with Hastings snap-calling.

Zhukov fans his       for the number three and Hastings mucks.

Viacheslav Zhukov - 90,000
Shaun Deeb - 70,000
Mike Leah - 70,000
Brian Hastings - 38,000

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, June 14, 2015 2:40 AM Local Time

Paul Volpe raises to 2,800 from the cut off before Ben Yu bumps it up to 8,500 from the button. The action falls back on Volpe who opts to raise once more to 17,800 only to have Yu five-bet shove all in for around 40,000 in chips. The bet is enough to take down the pot as Volpe quickly mucks his hand.

Ben Yu - 64,000
Paul Volpe - 45,000


Sunday, June 14, 2015 2:29 AM Local Time

From the button, Matt Glantz moves all in for 13,900 and Erik Seidel calls in the big blind.

Seidel stands pat and fans his       once Glantz draws one to his     .

Glantz squeezes out a three-side and says, "I'm a favorite now!" before squeezing out the   to make a ten-eight low to stay alive.

Erik Seidel - 70,000
Matt Glantz - 30,500

Sunday, June 14, 2015 2:24 AM Local Time

After falling to 1,200 in chips when he ran into Jesse Martin's      , and then finding a triple up with       against Nick Schulman and Billy Baxter, Scott Seiver has hit the rail.

Seiver raises to 3,900 from the hijack and is all in. Joe Cassidy makes the call from the small blind as does William O'Neil from the big blind.

Cassidy stays pat, O'Neil draws two, and Seiver opts for one card.

Cassidy and O'Neil both check before Cassidy tables       for a jack-ten low.

Both O'Neil and Seiver pair up, seeing the latter eliminated from the tournament.

Scott Seiver

Sunday, June 14, 2015 2:11 AM Local Time

Mike Leah raises to 2,400 from the hijack and gets called by Brian Hastings in the cut off. Eric Wasserson then moves all in for 23,300 and watches as Leah thinks about his decision. Leah then makes the call for 400 less as Hastings gets out of the way.

Both players pat before Wasserson tables his       for a nine-eight low. Leah then rolls over his       for a nine-seven low which takes down the pot.

In the following hand Wasserson makes the call for his remaining chips and finds himself up against Shaun Deeb. Deeb finishes with       which is enough to take down the pot as Wasserson makes a worse  .

Eric Wasserson - Eliminated

Sunday, June 14, 2015 2:10 AM Local Time

Todd Brunson has just been eliminated from the tournament.

In a pot against George Danzer, the German made a       and Brunson was unable to beat that.

George Danzer - 78,000
Todd Brunson - Eliminated

Todd Brunson

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, June 14, 2015 2:06 AM Local Time

After the draw, Brian Tate moves all in from the small blind for 5,700 and Daniel Alaei moves all in for about 20,000 from under-the-gun. Jon Turner quickly calls from the cutoff having both players covered and all three hands are tabled.

Tate shows      , Alaei shows      , but Turner has the best hand with      , giving him a number two and he takes the pot while knocking out two players and shooting up the chip counts. 

Jon Turner - 131,000
Daniel Alaei - Eliminated
Brian Tate - Eliminated

Sunday, June 14, 2015 2:05 AM Local Time

We arrive at the table to see Dan Smith win a pot against Stuart Rutter which sees Rutter hit the rail.

Smith has       which is enough to see him move up to 90,000 in chips.

Sunday, June 14, 2015 2:02 AM Local Time
Level: 10
Blinds: 600/1,200
Ante: 300
Sunday, June 14, 2015 2:02 AM Local Time

Both Jason Mercier and Ashton Griffin have recently both been eliminated to take the field down to 38.

Sunday, June 14, 2015 2:02 AM Local Time

Eric Wasserson moves all in for 10,300 and Mike Leah iso-shoves. Wasserson stands pat and Leah draws one.


With Leah drawing dead, he draws the   and drops to 23,000 as Wasserson doubles through.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, June 14, 2015 2:01 AM Local Time
Ben Parker raises to 5,000 from middle position and is met with an all in from Jyri Merivirta in the hijack for 14,400. Shaun Deeb then raises to 55,000 from the button which applies the pressure on Parker. He thinks for a minute before opting to fold.

Deeb then stands pat and tables      . Merivirta rolls over      and squeezes the   after drawing one to make the number one to double up.

Jyri Merivirta - 37,400
Sunday, June 14, 2015 1:58 AM Local Time

Jorryt van Hoof opens to 2,600 and Jean-Robert Bellande moves all in for 14,000. Van Hoof calls and draws one as Bellande stands pat.

Van Hoof:     

With van Hoof drawing live, he could only pair with the  , and thus slipped to 109,000 as Bellande doubled back over starting stack.

Sunday, June 14, 2015 1:53 AM Local Time

We arrive at the table to see Dan Smith win a pot against Stuart Rutter which sees Rutter hit the rail.

Smith has       which is enough to see him move up to 90,000 in chips.

Sunday, June 14, 2015 1:51 AM Local Time

From the button, Mike Gorodinsky raises to 2,500 and Matthew Ashton three-bet shoves all in from the small blind for 26,800.

With the action on Stuart Rutter in the big blind, he moves all in for roughly 50,000. Gorodinsky goes into the tank for close to two minutes before eventually making the call for his 42,000 in chips.

Ashton draws one and both Rutter and Gorodinsky stand pat.


With both Rutter and Ashton drawing dead, Ashton would peel the   before heading to the rail.

Mike Gorodinsky - 112,900
Stuart Rutter - 5,500
Matthew Ashton - Eliminated

Sunday, June 14, 2015 1:45 AM Local Time

We arrive at the table to see Brian Hastings bet out 30,000 from the big blind. Mike Leah is his opponent in the hand, and he tanks for a minute, before making the call from the button.

Hastings then tables       for the number one before raking in the pot.

Brian Hastings - 92,000
Mike Leah - 33,800

Playtika - Jason Alexander