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2018 49th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Saturday, June 02, 2018 to Monday, June 04, 2018

Event #8: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $722,250
  • Entries: 321
  • Remaining: 0

EVENT UPDATES

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Monday, June 4, 2018 7:14 PM Local Time
The Scariest Man at the Table

Chris Vitch

Just after the hand where Hampton got short, the dealer was pitching cards and Vitch tossed the   in when he got a walk, saying it was marked. Seiver wanted to see because he said he was the worst at seeing marked cards. He studied the card but still couldn't discern the crease.

"I can see them right when he throws them," Vitch said. "I just shuffle them to the bottom of my pile right away."

"No wonder he always wins!" Seiver said with a laugh. "That's so scary. That's the scariest thing ever. He probably doesn't even call them all out."

"I've got to call them every now and then to keep it balanced," Vitch joked.

Monday, June 4, 2018 7:10 PM Local Time
Hampton in Danger

Badugi

Scott Seiver checked after the second draw from the small blind and Jesse Hampton bet. Seiver raised and Hampton called. Both players patted and Seiver showed a      after Hampton called the final bet.

Scott Seiver1,160,000410,000
Jesse Hampton142,000-312,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 7:03 PM Local Time
Seiver Catches Becker

A-5 Triple Draw

Johannes Becker raised from the first position and Scott Seiver defended his big, drawing three. Becker took two and tapped back.

They both drew two on the next draw and Seiver led out. Becker stuck around, calling.

Seiver took one and Becker two but Seiver now checked to his opponent. Becker placed in a bet and Seiver threw in the calling chips.

Becker immediately grabbed two of his cards, showing a pair of jacks for a busted hand. Seiver showed       and picked up the chips from the middle.

Scott Seiver750,00050,000
Johannes Becker690,00064,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 6:55 PM Local Time
Trigeorgis Pats and Folds

A-5 Triple Draw

Scott Seiver raised in the cutoff and George Trigeorgis defended big blind. Trigeorgis took three and Seiver two. Trigeorgis check-called and remained behind in the draw, though both players took one card fewer. Trigeorgis check-called again and patted. Seiver patted behind and bet the end. Trigeorgis took some time but eventually decided to fold.

Scott Seiver700,000-63,000
George Trigeorgis500,000-110,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 6:50 PM Local Time
Luis Velador Eliminated in 6th Place ($22,304)

Luis Velador

2-7 Triple Draw

Scott Seiver raised, Chris Vitch called, and short-stacked Luis Velador called in position. All players drew two cards.

Seiver checked to Vitch who fired a bet and Velador raised, getting rid of Seiver. Vitch three-bet and Velador put all his chips in for 80,000 total.

Vitch stood pat and Velador drew one and the procedure repeated on the final draw.

"Number two," Vitch said, rolling over      . Velador still had a chance to win as he showed     , but his final card wasn't a four and he left the final table in sixth place.

Chris Vitch1,500,000112,000
Luis Velador0-130,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 6:37 PM Local Time
Level 25 started
Level: 25
Blinds: 25000/50000
Ante: 0
Monday, June 4, 2018 6:27 PM Local Time
Chip Counts at Break
Chris Vitch1,388,000288,000
Scott Seiver763,00063,000
Johannes Becker626,0001,000
George Trigeorgis610,000-190,000
Jesse Hampton454,0000
Luis Velador130,0000
Monday, June 4, 2018 6:25 PM Local Time
Becker Takes Most of Velador's Chips

Badugi

Johannes Becker raised and Luis Velador called on the button. Becker took two and Velador one. Both players checked and draws repeated. Becker bet this time and Velador called. Both players drew and Becker fired a final time. Velador didn't think long before mucking, saving his last 130,000.

Johannes Becker625,000240,000
Luis Velador130,000-200,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 6:21 PM Local Time
Seiver Three-Bet Folds the River

A-5 Triple Draw

George Trigeorgios raised and only Scott Seiver matched the price, from the big blind. Seiver took three, Trigeorgis two and Seiver check-called.

The second draw saw Seiver discard two and Trigeorgis one and Seiver check-called again.

Seiver then changed one card and Trigeorgis patted. Seiver, however, led out to the pot. Trigeorgis raised but Seiver wasn't done, three-betting. Trigeorgis expressed confusion but then he slid in a four-bet. He put in way too many chips and Seiver reacted: "You just potted right here?"

The amount was soon amended and Seiver tried to figure out his turn. He eventually folded, saying to Chris Vitch that he had four fours.

George Trigeorgis800,000320,000
Scott Seiver700,000-200,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 6:12 PM Local Time
Seven-Perfect for Seiver

A-5 Triple Draw

George Trigeorgis bet from under the gun after the second draw and Scott Seiver raised in the cutoff. Trigeorgis called and drew, and Seiver was pat. Trigeorgis check-called a final bet but couldn't beat the       held by Seiver.

Scott Seiver900,00075,000
George Trigeorgis480,000-140,000
COPAG USA
Monday, June 4, 2018 6:09 PM Local Time
Seiver's Only Superstition

A-5 Triple Draw

Luis Velador raised and Scott Seiver three-bet on the button. Velador called and each player took a card. Velador check-called and they both took a card again. This time, Velador came out betting. Seiver called and drew a final time after Velador patted.

The end checked through and Velador showed      . Seiver mucked with a sigh.

"That's the only thing I'm superstitious about in poker," Seiver said. "Starting with ace-two-three-four in ace-to-five."

Scott Seiver825,000-200,000
Luis Velador330,000105,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 6:05 PM Local Time
WSOP 2018 Update on All Your Favorite Players and Games

Danielle gives a WSOP 2018 Update on all your favorite players and games. What's happening in the RIO Las Vegas today for the 49th annual WSOP? What players remain and what games are starting? How many players and what are the prize pools? Of course the COLOSSUS event continues to gather poker players and increase in prize money while the big games reach the final table or get very close to it. Noteworthy games starting today include Dealer's Choice where the player on the button chooses the game.

Monday, June 4, 2018 6:04 PM Local Time
Vitch Earns Two Calls with Number Three

2-7 Triple Draw

Chris Vitch boomeranged back from crumbs and now he's back to where he's comfortable, at the chip lead, as he significantly improved his stack in the following hand:

Vitch raised and Luis Velador called on the button. Scott Seiver called out of the big blind and drew one while Vitch and Velador both took two.

Action checked to Velador who fired and received two calls. A one-two-and-one sequence followed and Velador bet again after they'd checked to him.

All three drew one on the last draw and Seiver and Vitch again checked to Velador. He fired one more time, earning a call from Seiver but Vitch placed in a raise. Velador fairly quickly called and Seiver was surprised.

He said he thought he was 80-percent to win the hand but things suddenly changed. In the end, he still couldn't make a fold and called.

"Number three," Vitch said, opening his      , earning a giant pot to vault to the top.

Chris Vitch1,100,000300,000
Scott Seiver1,025,000-203,000
Luis Velador225,000-235,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 5:58 PM Local Time
Alex Simma Eliminated in 7th Place ($16,025)

Alex Simma

2-7 Triple Draw

Alex Simma came into the final table short and got the last of his money in drawing against George Trigeorgis blind versus blind. On the end, Trigeorgis opened       and Simma showed     . He pulled a seven to pair and headed to payouts.

George Trigeorgis620,0005,000
Alex Simma0-41,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 5:51 PM Local Time
Vitch Gets Value from Wheel

2-7 Triple Draw

Three-way on the second draw, Luis Velador changed one, Scott Seiver two, and Chris Vitch needed one.

Velador led out and Seiver folded but he couldn't get rid of Vitch.

Velador stood pat on the last draw while Vitch still wanted to change one. Nonetheless, Velador checked to his opponent. Vitch bet and earned the call he wanted as he immediately announced "wheel," turning up his      .

Chris Vitch800,000200,000
Luis Velador460,000-160,000
COPAG USA
Monday, June 4, 2018 5:46 PM Local Time
Unofficial Final Table Draw and Chip Counts
SeatPlayerStack
1Luis Velador620,000
2Alex Simma41,000
3George Trigeorgis615,000
4Jesse Hampton454,000
5Scott Seiver1,228,000
6Johannes Becker385,000
7Chris Vitch600,000
Scott Seiver1,228,000-47,000
Luis Velador620,0000
George Trigeorgis615,000-5,000
Chris Vitch600,000-20,000
Jesse Hampton454,00014,000
Johannes Becker385,000200,000
Alex Simma41,000-169,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 5:41 PM Local Time
Damjan Radanov Eliminated in 8th Place ($16,025)

Damjan Radanov

2-7 Triple Draw

Damjan Radanov was mostly watching how Luis Velador and Scott Seiver continue trading blows but he had to make his move when he was down to just 25,000.

Radanov raised, Velador isolated, and Seiver came along. Velador discarded two, Seiver three, and Radanov wanted to improved two of his cards.

Velador was betting in the side pot and Seiver called. Velador then patted and Seiver took two. Radanov changed one.

Seiver called another bet so they were still three-way to the last draw where Velador patted while Seiver and Radanov both drew one.

Velador checked this time and Seiver knuckled back, allowing the showdown. Velador opened       to eliminate Radanov as both other hands ended face down in the muck.

Scott Seiver1,275,000425,000
Luis Velador620,000-180,000
Damjan Radanov0-240,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 5:40 PM Local Time
Vitch on the Comeback

A-5 Triple Draw

Chris Vitch raised on the button and George Trigeorgis reraised in the small blind. Vitch called and took two after Trigeorgis drew one. Trigeorgis bet and Vitch called. Both drew one. Trigeorgis checked, Vitch bet, and Trigeorgis raised. Vitch took some time and counted down his stack, then called. Both players patted.

Trigeorgis eyed Vitch for a bit and checked. Vitch checked back.

"I have a nine," Trigeorgis said with a sigh.

"I have you beat," Vitch said, waiting to open until he saw Trigeorgis' hand, which looked to be a nine-eight.

Vitch showed      .

Chris Vitch620,000267,000
George Trigeorgis620,000-180,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 5:37 PM Local Time
Becker Doubles

A-5 Triple Draw

Johannes Becker must have lost a huge pot as he was down to just a few bets. He three-bet from the button when Alex Simma raised and Simma called. Both players took two and Simma bet. Becker raised all in and Simma called. Simma drew twice more, one card each time, while Becker patted through.

The German rolled over an eight-perfect but Simma had a live draw to a seven-six. He turned over paint and Becker doubled.

Alex Simma210,000-60,000
Johannes Becker185,000-355,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 5:25 PM Local Time
Vitch Survives

Chris Vitch

2-7 Triple Draw

Chris Vitch played a series of pots, the first two at the previous level and the last one at the current one, that ended as a big net positive for him.

First, he bet after the first draw and got raised by George Trigeorgis. Vitch three-bet and Trigeorgis four-bet. Vitch called and both players patted. Vitch checked and tank-folded to a big bet.

In the next hand, Alex Simma raised and both blinds called. Everyone took two and checked. Johannes Becker took two, Vitch took one, and Simma took two. Vitch led the betting and both opponents called. Vitch and Becker drew though, while Simma was pat. Everyone checked the end and Vitch won with      .

In the next hand, Vitch raised small blind and Trigeorgis called. Vitch was a mile ahead in the draw on the first two, taking one against three and continuing to bet. Each took one on the final pull and Vitch was quickly called when he bet. He showed       and took it down.

George Trigeorgis800,000200,000
Chris Vitch353,000163,000
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