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

Sunday, June 10, 2018 to Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Event #23: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $893,000
  • Entries: 95
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:22 PM Local Time
Rast Wins Big Pot vs Sammartino

Brian Rast

Brian Rast raised to 130,000 and Dario Sammartino called. Rast drew two and Sammartino opted for one.

Rast checked and Sammartino bet 200,000. Rast tanked before calling and tabled      . For the second time in 15 minutes, Rast's king was good enough to take down the pot and extend his chip lead.

Brian Rast3,000,000400,000
Mike Wattel1,100,000-100,000
Dario Sammartino585,000-380,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:15 PM Local Time
Sammartino Under a Million

Brian Rast raised to 130,000 and Dario Sammartino called. Rast drew one and Sammartino two. Rast continued for 180,000, and Sammartino folded.

Brian Rast2,600,000200,000
Dario Sammartino965,000-135,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:09 PM Local Time
Rast Wins With a King

Brian Rast raised to 130,000 from the small blind and Dario Sammartino called in the big blind.

Both players took one card and both checked. Rast showed       and that was good enough to win the pot and extend the two-time Poker Player's Championship winner's chip lead.

Brian Rast2,400,000100,000
Mike Wattel1,200,0000
Dario Sammartino1,100,000-180,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:05 PM Local Time
Wattel Doubles Through Rast

Mike Wattel

Brian Rast opened for 90,000 and Mike Wattel shoved all in from the big blind for 575,000. After getting the count, Rast made the call. Wattel patted and Rast threw in a  , indicating he was breaking. Wattel showed      . Rast had a draw to      and said he sweated out a four-side club, so that was that and Wattel doubled.

Brian Rast2,300,000-660,000
Mike Wattel1,200,000695,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 9:56 PM Local Time
Sammartino Pats But Folds

Dario Sammartino raised to 90,000 on the button and Brian Rast defended his big blind. Rast took two but came out firing with 190,000 despite Sammartino patting. The Italian threw a   into the middle but mucked.

Brian Rast2,700,000100,000
Dario Sammartino1,500,000-100,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 9:53 PM Local Time
James Alexander Eliminated in 4th Place ($81,986)

James Alexander

Brian Rast raised to 90,000. It folded to short stack James Alexander in the big blind who moved all in for 400,000.

Rast called. Alexander had a decision and ended up drawing two. Rast stood pat.

James Alexander:    
Brian Rast:      

"At least I threw away the correct two," said Alexander. He would need to catch good cards to stay alive, but his first card was a  , pairing him, and the second was an  . This sent him to the rail in fourth place for $81,986.

James Alexander0-520,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 9:47 PM Local Time
Rast Puts Wattel to the Test

Brian Rast

Mike Wattel raised to 90,000 and Brian Rast made it 300,000 in the small blind. Wattel called. Rast patted and Wattel took a card. Rast checked and Wattel bet 325,000. After about two minutes, Rast moved all in for about 1 million effective.

"I wasn't bluffing," Wattel said.

He nonetheless mucked, adding, "the fanciest play of all time."

As a consequence of the pot, Rast moved into the chip lead.

Brian Rast2,100,000721,000
Mike Wattel685,000-715,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 9:29 PM Local Time
Wattel Doubles Through Sammartino

Mike Wattel

Dario Sammartino raised to 90,000 and Mike Wattel called. Both players took one.

Wattel checked and Sammartino bet 145,000. Wattel then moved all in for 585,000 and after a long time in the tank, Sammartino called.

Wattel showed       and beat the       of Sammartino to double up in one of the first hands after the dinner break.

Dario Sammartino1,500,000-640,000
Mike Wattel1,400,000663,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 9:20 PM Local Time
Level 25 started
Level: 25
Blinds: 20000/40000
Ante: 10000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 8:20 PM Local Time
Alexander Folds Last Hand Before Dinner Break

James Alexander raised to 80,000 and Brian Rast called from the small blind.

Rast drew two and Alexander just one. Rast then bet 210,000 and after a tank, and a staredown from Alexander, he folded.

This was the last hand before the dinner break. Here are the counts for the final four. Play resumes at 10:17pm local time.

Dario Sammartino2,140,000-80,000
Brian Rast1,379,000179,000
Mike Wattel737,000-73,000
James Alexander520,000-65,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 8:12 PM Local Time
Alexander Tries Bluffing Small

James Alexander raised to 80,000 in the small blind and Brian Rast called. Alexander patted and Rast pulled a card. Alexander went with a small bet of 65,000. Rast went into the tank for about a minute and then called.

Alexander showed down a pair of tens and Rast had a pair of his own but       was a winner.

Brian Rast1,200,000306,000
James Alexander585,000-196,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 8:03 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Dario Sammartino2,220,000510,000
Brian Rast894,000-77,000
Mike Wattel810,000-7,000
James Alexander781,000-7,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 8:02 PM Local Time
Shawn Sheikhan Eliminated in 5th Place ($59,669)

Shawn Sheikhan

Brian Rast raised to 70,000 and Shawn Sheikhan called in the small blind. Dario Sammartino was in the big blind and three-bet to 260,000.

Rast folded, but Sheikhan called and drew one. Sammartino also took one.

Sheikhan checked and Sammartino moved all in. Sheikhan called all in for his last 178,000.

Sammartino showed      , beating the       of Sheikhan, sending the US player to the rail in 5th place.

Shawn Sheikhan0-445,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 7:56 PM Local Time
Wattel Shoves on Sammartino

Dario Sammartino raised to 70,000 under the gun and Mike Wattel three-bet all in from the next position for 667,000.

Sammartino folded and Wattel overtook James Alexander in the chip counts. Sammartino still holds a commanding lead over second place Brian Rast.

Dario Sammartino1,710,000-90,000
Brian Rast971,00091,000
Mike Wattel817,00044,000
James Alexander788,000-106,000
Shawn Sheikhan445,000-121,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 7:49 PM Local Time
Pat Winner for Rast

Brian Rast opened for 70,000 first to act and got action from Shawn Sheikhan on his left. James Alexander defended the big blind to make it three to the draw. Rast patted and the others drew a card. Everyone checked.

Rast's pat       took it down.

Brian Rast880,000183,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 7:47 PM Local Time
Sammartino Wins More

Dario Sammartino

James Alexander raised to 75,000 and Dario Sammartino called. Sammartino drew one and Alexander stood pat.

Sammartino then bet 300,000 and Alexander folded.

Dario Sammartino1,800,000100,000
James Alexander894,000-156,000
Mike Wattel773,00040,000
Brian Rast697,000-73,000
Shawn Sheikhan566,000-7,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 7:38 PM Local Time
Sammartino Widens Lead

Brian Rast raised to 70,000 and Dario Sammartino called on the button. Each player drew a card. Rast checked and Sammartino fired in 200,000. Rast went into the tank. Chin in hand, he decided on a call and slid in some chips.

Sammartino showed       and raked in the pot.

Dario Sammartino1,700,000380,000
Brian Rast770,000-250,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 7:32 PM Local Time
Alexander Bests Sheikhan With a Seven

James Alexander

James Alexander raised to 65,000 and Shawn Sheikhan three-bet to 215,000. Alexander called. Sheikhan stood pat and Alexander opted to draw one.

Sheikhan checked and Alexander bet 175,000. Sheikhan quickly called but mucked when shown       for a number three which took down the pot.

With that, Alexander moved up to second in chips behind Sammartino.

James Alexander1,050,000412,000
Shawn Sheikhan573,000-276,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 7:19 PM Local Time
Sammartino Counters Sheikhan's Aggression

Dario Sammartino

Shawn Sheikhan raised to 75,000 and Dario Sammartino called in the small blind.

Sammartino drew one and Sheikhan stood pat, after which Sammartino bet 200,000 and Sheikhan folded.

Dario Sammartino1,200,00048,000
Shawn Sheikhan776,000-129,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 7:18 PM Local Time
Level 24 started
Level: 24
Blinds: 15000/30000
Ante: 7000