Tuesday, June 12, 2018 4:20 PM Local Time
Hennigan Gets Two Through
John Hennigan was in early position and moved all in for 185,000. Action folded around and he took the pot.
In the next hand, Hennigan opened under the gun to 38,000. Nobody contested him again, so he gathered some much-needed chips to stay afloat not far beneath the 20-big-blind mark.
|John Hennigan||292,000||21,000 |
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 4:08 PM Local Time
Brunson vs. Sheikhan
Doyle Brunson opened to 35,000 and got calls from Shawn Sheikhan on the button and John Hennigan in the big blind. Hennigan drew two, while the other two in the hand both drew one.
It checked to Sheikhan who bet 75,000. Brunson called but was shown the of Sheikhan.
Then, James Alexander opened to 32,000 and Brunson called. Sheikhan three-bet to 95,000. Alexander folded and Brunson called.
The pair both drew one and checked. "King-seven," announced Sheikhan, and Brunson won the hand with .
|Shawn Sheikhan||829,000||9,000 |
|Doyle Brunson||709,000||69,000 |
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 3:53 PM Local Time
Alexander Gets Value from Rast With a Ten
James Alexander opened for 36,000 in the cutoff and Brian Rast defended big blind. They each took a card and Rast check-called 55,000. Alexander showed and Rast couldn't beat it.
|Brian Rast||714,000||-119,000 |
|James Alexander||648,000||119,000 |
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 3:33 PM Local Time
Chip Counts at the Break
Players are going on their first break of the day.
|Mike Wattel||1,115,000||135,000 |
|Brian Rast||833,000||-12,000 |
|Shawn Sheikhan||703,000||-92,000 |
|Doyle Brunson||656,000||-9,000 |
|James Alexander||529,000||101,000 |
|Dario Sammartino||407,000||-82,990 |
|John Hennigan||271,000||12,000 |
|Farzad Bonyadi||231,000||-69,000 |
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 3:20 PM Local Time
Alexander Pays Off Brunson
James Alexander opened for 28,000 and Doyle Brunson called. Each player took a card and Alexander checked. Brunson slid in 65,000.
"Cards that good?" Alexander asked with a smile.
Alexander went into the tank and tried to get a read on Brunson, who relaxed in his chair as if he hadn't a care in the world. Eventually, Alexander called but he couldn't beat .
|Doyle Brunson||665,000||132,000 |
|James Alexander||428,000||-42,000 |
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 3:18 PM Local Time
More Chips for Doyle
John Hennigan raised to 28,000 from under the gun. Mike Wattel raised to 100,000 from the next position. Doyle Brunson then four-bet all in for around 400,000.
Hennigan and Wattel both folded, and Brunson chipped up.
|Mike Wattel||980,000||-120,000 |
|Doyle Brunson||533,000||131,000 |
|John Hennigan||259,000||-43,000 |
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 3:16 PM Local Time
Sheikhan's Three-Bet Gets Through
Farzad Bonyadi raised to 30,000 and Brian Rast defended his big blind. Both players drew one, but Rast check-folded to a bet of 70,000.
In the next hand, Bonyadi raised to 28,000 and Rast called. Shawn Sheikhan three-bet to 112,000 from the big blind and the other two players both folded.
|Brian Rast||845,000||-80,000 |
|Shawn Sheikhan||795,000||53,000 |
|Farzad Bonyadi||300,000||4,000 |
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 3:15 PM Local Time
Alexander Takes From Wattel
Mike Wattel raised to 30,000 and James Alexander called in the small blind. Both players drew one. Alexander check-called a bet of 75,000 and Wattel shook his head.
Alexander turned over and took down the pot.
|Mike Wattel||1,100,000||-100,000 |
|James Alexander||470,000||126,000 |
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:58 PM Local Time
Hennigan Believes Wattel
John Hennigan opened for 30,000 on the button and called a three-bet to 106,000 from small blind Mike Wattel. Wattel threw one away but Hennigan patted. After squeezing out his holding, Wattel tossed in 175,000. Hennigan barely thought for five seconds without folding.
|Mike Wattel||1,200,000||96,000 |
|John Hennigan||302,000||-48,000 |
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:50 PM Local Time
Sheikhan Calls Wattel's Bet
Mike Wattel raised to 30,000 and Shawn Sheikhan defended his big blind. Both players drew one. Sheikhan checked and Wattel bet 50,000. Sheikhan snap-called.
Wattel showed but Sheikhan had him beat with .
|Mike Wattel||1,032,000||-121,500 |
|Shawn Sheikhan||745,000||99,000 |
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:49 PM Local Time
Nothing but Small Pots
Dario Sammartino raised to 26,000 and John Hennigan called. Both players drew one. Sammartino check-called a bet of 45,000 from Hennigan, but mucked when shown a .
On the next hand, Sammartino raised again to 26,000. This time Doyle Brunson defended his big blind. Brunson drew two and Sammartino stood pat. Both players checked. Brunson showed a pair of deuces, while Sammartino held and took down the pot.
|Dario Sammartino||529,000||-106,000 |
|Doyle Brunson||408,000||-47,000 |
|John Hennigan||368,000||119,500 |
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:34 PM Local Time
Brunson Doubles Through Rast
Doyle Brunson moved all in from middle position. It was 206,500, and after getting the count, Brian Rast called. Dario Sammartino considered for a bit from the button but mucked and it was heads up with Brunson patting. Rast pitched a card and Brunson rolled over .
Rast was drawing quite live: . However, he sweated out a and Brunson collected a double, much to the delight of the crowd.
|Brian Rast||944,000||-156,000 |
|Doyle Brunson||455,000||178,000 |
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:23 PM Local Time
Rast Wins Three-Bet Pot
James Alexander raised to 24,000 from the cutoff and Brian Rast three-bet to 98,000 from the small blind. Alexander called.
Rast stood pat and Alexander drew one. Both players checked and Rast showed . Alexander showed that he was drawing to but paired his to hand over chips to Rast.
|Brian Rast||1,100,000||76,000 |
|James Alexander||363,000||-65,500 |
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:22 PM Local Time
Sammartino Wins Four-Way Pot
Dario Sammartino raised to 25,000 and got calls from Mike Wattel, Doyle Brunson, and Brian Rast. Brunson and Wattel both drew one, with Rast drawing two. All four players stood pat and Sammartino won with .
|Dario Sammartino||635,000||74,000 |
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:08 PM Local Time
Bonyadi Four-Bet Ships
Brian Rast opened for 24,000 in middle position and Shawn Sheikhan made it 80,000 on his left. From the big blind, Farzad Bonyadi shoved all in for 229,000. Rast mucked and Sheikhan tanked about a minute and then did likewise.
|Shawn Sheikhan||646,000||-82,000 |
|Farzad Bonyadi||358,000||126,500 |
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:04 PM Local Time
Cards in the Air
Cards are back in the air at the unofficial final table of eight players here in the $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Championship.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:00 PM Local Time
Unofficial Final Table Draw and Chip Counts
|Mike Wattel||1,153,500||-139,500 |
|Brian Rast||1,024,000||74,000 |
|Shawn Sheikhan||728,000||82,500 |
|Dario Sammartino||561,000||0 |
|James Alexander||428,500||-2,500 |
|Doyle Brunson||277,000||37,000 |
|John Hennigan||248,500||118,500 |
|Farzad Bonyadi||231,500||-103,500 |
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 1:48 PM Local Time
Ray Dehkharghani Eliminated in 9th Place ($18,955)
Action folded to Ray Dehkharghani and he moved all in from the small blind for approximately 110,000. Dario Sammartino called and patted after Dehkharghani pitched one and tabled . Sammartino had a rough pat with so Dehkharghani had quite a few cards he could catch. He peeled what he said was a three across spade.
He threw the in and shook everyone's hand.
|Dario Sammartino||561,000||80,000 |
|Ray Dehkharghani||0||-175,000 |
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 1:44 PM Local Time
Todd Brunson Eliminated in 10th Place ($18,955)
Dario Sammartino opened for 25,000 and James Alexander made it 75,000. Todd Brunson called all in for a bit less, what looked like 64,000. Sammartino folded.
Brunson tabled after Alexander patted, pitching his other card. Alexander rolled over . Brunson took his time squeezing out his card then threw the in and knuckled the table in submission.
|James Alexander||431,000||115,000 |
|Todd Brunson||0||-63,000 |
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 1:40 PM Local Time
Alexander Catches Sammartino
Dario Sammartino opened for 25,000 and James Alexander called on the button. Ray Dehkharghani made it three from the big blind and took a card. Sammartino did likewise and Alexander checked. Dehkharghani checked and Sammartino slid in 85,000. Alexander stared at him and the Italian stared right back. They exchanged a few words we couldn't quite hear and then Alexander slid in a call. Dehkharghani mucked.
Sammartino must have indicated Alexander had the winner because he didn't turn his cards over and mucked them when Alexander tabled .
|Dario Sammartino||481,000||-155,000 |
|James Alexander||316,000||171,000 |