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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 7:01 PM Local Time

The remaining players are going on a short impromptu break now they are down to five players.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:58 PM Local Time
Doyle Brunson Eliminated in 6th Place ($43,963)

Doyle Brunson

James Alexander raised on the button to 50,000 and called the shove of Doyle Brunson, who had 180,000 in the small blind. Brunson rolled over      and was ahead against      with both players having requested a card.

Brunson turned over a   and Alexander drew well with a  , eliminating the legend in sixth.

James Alexander771,000318,000
Doyle Brunson0-186,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:56 PM Local Time
Doyle Down to Seven Bigs

Doyle Brunson

Dario Sammartino raised to 60,000 and Doyle Brunson called in the big blind.

Brunson drew two and Sammartino stood pat. Both players checked. Sammartino showed       and Brunson showed a  , with the Italian taking down the pot.

He's now down under 190,000 in chips and is the short-stack at this final table.

Dario Sammartino1,152,000152,000
Doyle Brunson186,000-132,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:49 PM Local Time
John Hennigan Eliminated in 7th Place ($32,796)

John Hennigan

John Hennigan opened for 50,000 and Brian Rast shoved in the small blind for 457,000. Hennigan called. Rast patted and Hennigan threw away one. Rast showed       and Hennigan was drawing to     . The last card paired him as it was another  , and he was left with 28,000 after sending over the double.

The next hand, Hennigan got it in under the gun and Doyle Brunson made it 50,000. Rast popped it to 140,000 on the button to isolate Hennigan. Hennigan drew one and Rast patted      . Hennigan had      but pulled a  .

Brian Rast1,100,000637,000
John Hennigan0-509,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:42 PM Local Time
Sheikhan Chips Up After Large Open

Shawn Sheikhan raised to 85,000 from under the gun and Brian Rest defended his big blind.

Rast drew one while Sheikhan stood pat. Both players checked and Sheikhan won the pot with a       low.

He closes the gap to Dario Sammartino in first place, who is just under 200,000 chips ahead of him in the counts.

Shawn Sheikhan977,000121,000
Brian Rast463,000-103,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:37 PM Local Time
Alexander's Ten is Good

Dario Sammartino made it 60,000 and James Alexander defended big blind. They each took a card and Alexander check-called 90,000 without delay. His       was a winner.

Dario Sammartino1,000,000-200,000
James Alexander495,000198,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:33 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Dario Sammartino1,200,0000
Mike Wattel922,000-38,000
Shawn Sheikhan856,00040,000
Brian Rast566,000-228,000
John Hennigan509,000159,000
Doyle Brunson440,000-69,000
James Alexander297,000-48,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:19 PM Local Time
Shoves From Rast and Sheikhan

John Hennigan raised to 55,000 and Brian Rast three-bet all in for 601,000 from the button. Hennigan folded.

A couple of hands later Shawn Sheikhan raised to 70,000 and James Alexander defended his big blind. Both players drew one and Alexander bet 75,000. Sheikhan announced all in and Alexander folded.

Shawn Sheikhan816,00063,000
Brian Rast794,000134,000
John Hennigan350,000-126,000
James Alexander345,000-97,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:01 PM Local Time
Two Shoves

Dario Sammartino

Dario Sammartino raised to 45,000 and John Hennigan three-bet to 150,000. Sammartino called and both players drew one card.

Sammartino moved all in and Hennigan folded.

Sammartino then raised to 45,000 and Mike Wattel called. James Alexander moved all in for 287,000 on the button. Sammartino followed the blinds into the muck but Wattel needed to think. He mucked as well and Alexander took it down.

Dario Sammartino1,200,000300,000
John Hennigan476,000-160,000
James Alexander442,000110,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:46 PM Local Time
Official Final Table Counts
Mike Wattel960,000-140,000
Dario Sammartino900,000-57,000
Shawn Sheikhan753,000-20,000
Brian Rast660,000-30,000
John Hennigan636,00070,000
Doyle Brunson509,000-70,000
James Alexander332,000-30,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:46 PM Local Time
Farzad Bonyadi Eliminated in 8th Place ($24,775)

Farzad Bonyadi_James Alexander

James Alexander moved all in from under the gun for 132,000. It folded around to Farzad Bonyadi in the big blind who called and was all in. Both players drew one.

Farzad Bonyadi:     
James Alexander:     

"Just give us the same card, dealer," said Alexander.

"What about a four?" asked John Hennigan.

"Alright smarty pants!" said Alexander.

Bonyadi drew a   and Alexander rubbed his card for luck before flipping a   to send Bonyadi to the rail.

James Alexander362,000275,000
Farzad Bonyadi0-175,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:29 PM Local Time
Hennigan Picks Off Sheikhan

John Hennigan

John Hennigan opened under the gun for 42,000 and got called by both blinds. Shawn Sheikhan took one, Dario Sammartino two, and Hennigan one. Sheikhan came out firing with 150,000. Sammartino considered briefly and mucked but Hennigan called fairly quickly.

Sheikhan flashed an   and Hennigan tabled      .

Shawn Sheikhan773,000-107,000
John Hennigan566,000264,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:17 PM Local Time
Hennigan Jams on Sheikhan

Shawn Sheikhan raised to 65,000 and John Hennigan moved all in from the cutoff for 177,000. Despite the price, Sheikhan let his hand go, so Hennigan added a big chunk to his stack without having to be at risk.

Shawn Sheikhan890,000-110,000
John Hennigan312,00070,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:13 PM Local Time
Sammartino Up to Second in Chips

Doyle Brunson raised to 45,000 and Dario Sammartino called. Both players drew one and Brunson continued for 72,000. Sammartino raised to 250,000 and, after some thought, Brunson folded.

"Now would be a good time to show something," said Shawn Sheikhan. Sammartino flashed an   and took down the pot, moving up to second in chips behind Mike Wattel.

Dario Sammartino957,000292,000
Doyle Brunson594,000-82,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:11 PM Local Time
Alexander Mucks and is Short

James Alexander opened for 50,000 second to act and Doyle Brunson made it 125,000. Alexander called and took a card, while Brunson patted. Alexander checked and Brunson bet 150,000, enough to put Alexander all in if he were to call. However, he raised his cards up and mucked them with a sigh.

"I knew I was drawing thin," he said.

Doyle Brunson676,000160,000
James Alexander137,000-200,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 4:59 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Mike Wattel1,100,000108,000
Shawn Sheikhan1,000,000-20,000
Brian Rast700,00073,000
Dario Sammartino665,000100,000
Doyle Brunson516,000-117,000
James Alexander337,00027,000
John Hennigan242,000-18,000
Farzad Bonyadi180,000-174,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 4:58 PM Local Time
Sheikhan Takes From Alexander

Shawn Sheikhan raised to 50,000 and James Alexander called. Both players drew one.

Alexander check-called a bet of 50,000, but lost out to a bet of       of Sheikhan.

Shawn Sheikhan1,020,00078,000
James Alexander310,000-75,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 4:40 PM Local Time
Sammartino Over Alexander in Three-Bet Pot

Dario Sammartino opened for 40,000 under the gun and called a three-bet to 100,000 from James Alexander on the button. Sammartino took a card and Alexander patted. Both players checked, but Sammartino only did so after some serious thought.

The Italian announced a nine-six and showed      . It was good.

Dario Sammartino565,000152,000
James Alexander385,000-139,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 4:25 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Mike Wattel992,000-123,000
Shawn Sheikhan942,000113,000
Doyle Brunson633,000-76,000
Brian Rast627,000-87,000
James Alexander524,000-124,000
Dario Sammartino413,00087,000
Farzad Bonyadi354,000-4,000
John Hennigan260,000-32,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 4:24 PM Local Time
Bonyadi Doubles Through Sammartino

Farzad Bonyadi

Farzad Bonyadi raised to 35,000. It folded to Dario Sammartino in the small blind and he three-bet all in. John Hennigan folded his big blind and Bonyadi called.

Both players stood pat.

Farzad Bonyadi:      
Dario Sammartino:      

Bonyadi's nine was good to give him a double-up for 127,000.

Farzad Bonyadi358,000127,000
Dario Sammartino326,000-81,000