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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


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Monday, June 4, 2018 9:17 PM Local Time
Chris Vitch Eliminated in 4th Place ($47,166)

Chris Vitch

2-7 Triple Draw

Scott Seiver raised on the button and Chris Vitch defended the big blind. Both players took two and Vitch checked. Seiver bet and Vitch raised. Seiver called and took a card off against pat Vitch. Vitch bet, Seiver called and draws repeated. This time, Vitch checked and Seiver bet.

Vitch sighed and called, and Seiver showed      . Vitch showed perfect eight-seven. He was left with 75,000 and busted the next hand.

Scott Seiver2,400,000200,000
Chris Vitch0-400,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 9:10 PM Local Time
They Can't Stop Seiver


Three-way after the second draw, Scott Seiver was betting in position and both Chris Vitch and Jesse Hampton called. All players drew one and action checked to Seiver who bet again. Vitch called and Hampton let his hand go.

Seiver turned up a seven-badugi and Vitch could only nod and muck, dropping to five big bets.

Scott Seiver2,200,000365,000
Chris Vitch400,000-290,000
Jesse Hampton380,000-210,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 9:05 PM Local Time
Level 27 started
Level: 27
Blinds: 40000/80000
Ante: 0
Monday, June 4, 2018 8:46 PM Local Time
20-Minute Break

Players decided to have a 20-minute break instead of a full dinner break.

Scott Seiver1,835,000335,000
Johannes Becker880,00035,000
Chris Vitch690,00040,000
Jesse Hampton590,000327,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 8:45 PM Local Time
Pat Battle Goes to Becker


Johannes Becker raised in the cutoff, Chris Vitch made it three bets, Scott Seiver called in the big blind and Becker four-bet it. Seiver and Vitch drew, and Becker was pat. Seiver checked, Becker bet and Vitch raised. Seiver folded and Becker called. Both players patted. Becker check-called then they patted again. This time, Vitch checked back.

Becker showed      and took it down.

Johannes Becker845,000415,000
Chris Vitch650,000-450,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 8:43 PM Local Time
Vitch and Seiver Wound Becker

A-5 Triple Draw

Chris Vitch raised and called a three-bet from Johannes Becker who patted straight from the first draw. Vitch drew two, one and one and called Becker's bets after the first and second draw. Becker tapped the last street and quickly called when Vitch bet. Vitch, however, got there, showing the second nuts with      .

The next hand saw Becker lose some more chips in what initially started as a three-way pot. Chris Vitch escaped after the first draw where Scott Seiver raised Becker's bet. Seiver patted thereafter and Becker drew one two times. He called a bet after the second draw and tried to steal the pot when Seiver checked to him on the river. Seiver snapped him off with an eighty-seven, busting Becker's paired hand.

Chris Vitch1,100,000-50,000
Johannes Becker430,000-670,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 8:29 PM Local Time
Seiver Caught Bluffing

A-5 Triple Draw

Scott Seiver raised and Johannes Becker three-bet in the small blind. Seiver called and took two after Becker took one. Becker bet and Seiver called, then draws repeated. Becker bet again and this time faced a raise. He called and both players patted. Seiver fired a final time.

Becker placed his head in his hands and thought for about 30 seconds. Finally, he splashed in a call.

"Bluff," Seiver said. "Pair of deuces."

He flashed his cards and Becker spread      .

Scott Seiver1,500,0000
Johannes Becker1,100,000100,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 8:22 PM Local Time
Hampton Binks River to Survive

2-7 Triple Draw

Jesse Hampton raised and big blind Chris Vitch was visibly pained that he had to make a move against the short stack, even though his hand was presumably weak. Vitch three-bet and Hampton called.

Vitch drew three and Hampton two. Vitch bet and added extra 4,000 after Hampton moved all-in.

Vitch was pat through while Hampton drew one on each of the following draws.

Chris Vitch:      
Jesse Hampton:     

Hampton needed a seven, eight or nine to stay in the tournament and he indeed received a   and doubled.

Jesse Hampton263,000-37,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 8:17 PM Local Time
George Trigeorgis Eliminated in 5th Place ($31,873)

George Trigeorgis


Scott Seiver raised and Chris Vitch called in the small blind, as did big blind George Trigeorgis for his last. Vitch took two and the others one. Vitch check-called and draws stayed the same through the next two rounds, with Vitch check-calling in between.

Everyone checked the end and Seiver announced a three-card five:    . Vitch couldn't beat that, and neither could Trigeorgis as he wound up with      playing a three-card seven.

Scott Seiver1,500,000250,000
Chris Vitch1,150,000-170,000
George Trigeorgis0-60,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 8:09 PM Local Time
Hampton's Nine is Good

A-5 Triple Draw

Short stacks Jesse Hampton and George Trigeorgis met in a three-bet pot and Hampton decided to skip the cbet and tap back after they both drew two.

Trigeorgis led out on the second draw after they peeled two again. Hampton called and patted while Trigeorgis drew one.

Hampton had only 5,000 behind but he was allowed to check back, showing his       for the win, getting almost a full double versus Trigeorgis jack-high.

Trigeorgis then doubled his micro stack in a hand against Chris Vitch but now he's again down to just one big bet.

Jesse Hampton300,00043,000
George Trigeorgis60,000-140,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 8:06 PM Local Time
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Monday, June 4, 2018 8:04 PM Local Time
Seiver Closing In

A-5 Triple Draw

Scott Seiver raised Chris Vitch called on the button. Both took two and Seiver kept the lead. This time, he took one and Vitch grabbed two. Seiver bet again and received a call. Both took one on the end and Seiver's final bet was called.

"Wheel," he said, spreading the nuts on the felt.

Chris Vitch1,320,000-180,000
Scott Seiver1,250,000100,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 8:01 PM Local Time
Trigeorgis Won't Go Away

George Trigeorgis

2-7 Triple Draw

George Trigeorgis raised and Chris Vitch defended big blind. Both drew two and Vitch came out betting. Trigeorgis called.

"Wow," Trigeorgis mustered after Vitch patted.

Trigeorgis took two and then one but folded on the last bet.

Left with 90,000, he got them in next hand against Scott Seiver in A-5 triple draw. Trigeorgis made       but Seiver had a big draw with     . He squeezed out an eight and Trigeorgis survived.

Chris Vitch1,500,00050,000
Scott Seiver1,150,000-190,000
George Trigeorgis200,000-20,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 7:54 PM Local Time
Chips Move on the Becker-Trigeorgis-Seiver Axe

2-7 Triple Draw

George Trigeorgis called Johannes Becker's raise and they both drew three. Becker bet and Trigeorgis called before both switched to drawing two. Trigeorgis led out this time and Becker called.

Both drew one on the last draw. Trigeorgis had one big bet left. "It's an interesting spot, we have one big bet left. Why is it not going in?" he was talking to himself out loud before peeling his new card.

Eventually, he threw it in. Becker called with king-high but that was no match for Trigeorgis' eighty-six.

Trigeorgis climbed to 400,000 but he'd soon lose a large portion of it in a three-bet pot against Seiver who patted after the first draw, barreling all streets. Trigeorgis gave up on the river.

Scott Seiver1,340,000284,000
George Trigeorgis220,00046,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 7:48 PM Local Time
Becker Makes Number Two

2-7 Triple Draw

Scott Seiver raised and Johannes Becker three-bet in the small blind. Seiver came back with four bets and Becker called. The German drew one and we didn't catch what Seiver pulled. Becker bet and Seiver called. Becker patted and Seiver took two. Becker bet again and Seiver called. Becker patted and Seiver took a final card.

Both checked the end and Becker announced a number two, spreading      .

Scott Seiver1,056,000-144,000
Johannes Becker1,000,000470,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 7:45 PM Local Time
Trigeorgis Keeps Surviving


Johannes Becker opened under the gun for a raise and George Trigeorgis put his 53,000 in from the button. Scott Seiver called in the big blind. Everyone drew one and then draws repeated after two checks. This time, Seiver check-called a bet. He drew and the others were pat.

Seiver check-folded and Becker confidently spread     . However, Trigeorgis had it beat with     .

George Trigeorgis174,000108,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 7:40 PM Local Time
Level 26 started
Level: 26
Blinds: 30000/60000
Ante: 0
Monday, June 4, 2018 7:39 PM Local Time
Trigeorgis Crippled, Then Triples

A-5 Triple Draw

With action on the last betting round, Scott Seiver checked to George Trigeorgis who bet. Seiver then check-raised.

Trigeorgios was upset: "Oh, come on, how do you raise here?"

"Because everyone knows that no one bets there so it was a very easy check-raise from me," Seiver replied.

Trigeorgis eventually couldn't talk himself out of the troubles and called only to hear Seiver say: "Number two."


Trigeorgis was down to just 22,000 after the aforementioned hand and the game changed before he was forced to post all-in in the big blind. Seiver raised and Chris Vitch came along from the small blind.

Vitch drew one, Trigeorgis discarded three and Seiver two. Seiver bet and Vitch called so they continued battling for the side pot.

All players drew one and Seiver forced a fold from Vitch with another bet.

Trigeorgis got there and patted while Seiver needed to change one.

George Trigeorgis:     
Scott Seiver:    

Seiver needed a low spade to tackle Trigeorgis but the dealer gave him the   instead, securing a triple for Trigeorgis.

George Trigeorgis66,000-434,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 7:29 PM Local Time
Vitch Spooks Seiver

A-5 Triple Draw

Scott Seiver raised in the cutoff and Chris Vitch three-bet the small blind. Seiver called and was behind in the draw, one against two. Vitch bet and Seiver called. They both drew one and Vitch slowed down with a check. Seiver bet and Vitch instantly folded.

"I mean it's f****** spooky man," Seiver said. "I have him drawing dead and he just check-snap-folds."

"He snap-folded when I made my hand, too," Jesse Hampton said.

"It's not spooky that you do it, it's spooky that you're never wrong," Seiver said.

The next hand, Vitch got the chips back in another three-bet pot, with Seiver being the one check-folding to a big bet after Vitch patted second draw.

Chris Vitch1,450,000-50,000
Scott Seiver1,200,00040,000
Monday, June 4, 2018 7:19 PM Local Time
Hampton's Rough Eight Holds

2-7 Triple Draw

Johannes Becker raised in the first position and Jesse Hampton countered with a three-bet out of the small blind. Becker called.

Hampton was pat right away and Becker changed two. He called another bet and then changed one. Hampton moved all-in for last 16,000 and Becker called off, drawing one.

Hampton turned up       for a rough eight and Becker had a chance to score the knockout with any four, six or seven. However, he'd only receive a nine to make      , not enough to halt Hampton's tournament run.

Johannes Becker530,000-160,000
Jesse Hampton257,000115,000
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