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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 1:30 PM Local Time
Alexander Doubles Through Todd Brunson

James Alexander

James Alexander shoved all in for about 64,000 and Todd Brunson called him. Each player drew one and tabled. Alexander had a rough draw with      while Brunson had     . Brunson paired with a five and Alexander got a   to double up.

"Play bad, run good," he said.

James Alexander145,00067,000
Todd Brunson63,000-122,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 1:27 PM Local Time
Sammartino Over Brunson in Three-Bet Pot

Doyle Brunson

Dario Sammartino opened for 25,000 in the cutoff and called a three-bet to 75,000 from big blind Doyle Brunson. Each player pitched a card and Brunson thought a while, eyeing his younger opponent before sliding in what looked like 85,000. Sammartino called after about 30 seconds.

Brunson showed       but he lost showdown to      .

Dario Sammartino636,000242,000
Doyle Brunson240,000-230,500
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 1:20 PM Local Time
Galen Hall Eliminated in 11th Place ($18,955)

Galen Hall

Galen Hall raised to 30,000, leaving himself 2,500 behind. John Hennigan called.

Both players drew one and Hennigan mistakenly opened his cards thinking Hall was all in. Once he had covered them back up, Hall moved all in and Hennigan called instantly.

John Hennigan:      
Galen Hall:      

Hall's king meant that he became the first elimination on the final day of play in the $10,000 No-Limit 2-7.

John Hennigan130,000-50,000
Galen Hall0-40,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 1:18 PM Local Time
Hennigan Doubles Through Bonyadi

John Hennigan raised all in from the button for 87,000. Farzad Bonyadi called in the small blind and Mike Wattel folded his big blind.

Hennigan drew one as Bonyadi stood pat with      .

Hennigan was drawing live with      and drew a   to double up.

Farzad Bonyadi335,000-105,500
John Hennigan180,00093,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 1:15 PM Local Time
Rast Doubles Through Hall

Brian Rast

On the very first hand, Galen Hall opened from the button to 23,000. Brian Rast three-bet to 93,000 from the small blind. The short stack at this table John Hennigan folded his big blind.

Hall asked how much Rast had, and after a short pause he moved all in. Rast called.

Rast drew one and Hall showed      

Rast had     . "Jack is good, right?" he said.

He peeled his card. "Oh no, it's paint." He said as he checked the suit of Hall's jack which was the  . "Ok that's good," he said indicating that it wasn't a spade.

He turned over the  , eliciting a loud "F*ck!" from Hall as he is now left with just four big blinds.

Brian Rast950,000473,000
Galen Hall40,000-477,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 1:14 PM Local Time
Alexander Survives

James Alexander

James Alexander got it all in first hand and was at risk against Ray Dehkharghani. Alexander and Dehkharghani each drew, with Dehkharghani pulling a king. Alexander made       and survived.

Ray Dehkharghani175,000-20,500
James Alexander78,00057,000
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:48 AM Local Time
Can Doyle Do It? WSOP Set for Historic Day in Event #23: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball

Doyle Brunson

There have been many historic days in the long and storied history of the World Series of Poker. Only looking through recent years, some of those days have included Tom Dwan finishing runner-up to Simon Watt in the 2010 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em, Phil Hellmuth winning a historic 14th bracelet in the $10,000 Razz Championship in 2015, and Brian Rast winning his second $50,000 Poker Player's Championship in 2016.

But if — and some might say it's a big if — Doyle Brunson goes on to win Event #23: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball, then today will be will be talked about by those who attend this annual spectacle of poker for years to come.

Brunson comes into the final day fifth in chips from the final 11, with 2017 bracelet winner Mike Wattel currently leading the way. Such is the poker-playing talent still in this field, as just four of the remaining players are yet to win a bracelet. Could Galen Hall, Dario Sammartino, James Alexander or Shawn Sheikhan write their own names into poker history?

Here's how the players are seated heading into the final day:

SeatTableNameCountryChip CountTableNameCountryChip Count
1439Brian RastUnited States477,000447Dario SammartinoItaly394,000
2439John HenniganUnited States87,000447Empty  
3439Empty  447James AlexanderUnited States21,000
4439Farzad BonyadiUnited States440,500447Empty  
5439Mike WattelUnited States1,293,000447Todd BrunsonUnited States185,000
6439Shawn SheikhanUnited States645,500447Doyle BrunsonUnited States470,500
7439Galen HallUnited States517,000447Ray DehkharghaniUnited States195,500

The whole day's play will be live streamed on PokerGO once it gets underway at 2 p.m. local time. Stay tuned for PokerNews to catch all the action!