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

Thursday, June 21, 2018 to Saturday, June 23, 2018

Event #44: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,024,600
  • Entries: 109
  • Remaining: 0

EVENT UPDATES

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Saturday, June 23, 2018 6:21 PM Local Time
Christopher Kruk Eliminated in 8th Place ($34,450)

Christopher Kruk

Matt Glantz opened and Chris Kruk called in the big blind. Kruk drew two and Glantz opted for one. Kruk check-raised all in for 32,000 and Glantz put in the rest.

Both players stood pat and Kruk was forced to break and draw one.

It wouldn't matter, though, as Glantz had Kruk drawing dead with a wheel. Kruk even made his hand, drawing to a      and pulled a  , but Glantz's       sent Kruk to the rail in eighth place.

Matt Glantz800,000530,000
Christopher Kruk0-350,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 6:16 PM Local Time
Tran Hangs in There

Christopher Kruk raised to Hanh Tran's big blind, saying, "Let's just flip for it."

Tran three-bet and Kruk just called. Tran's remaining 3,000 went in after the first draw where he took two and Kruk three. Tran was pat on the following draws and Kruk changed three again before discarding one on the last draw.

Tran revealed       and Kruk couldn't beat it as he peeled a king on the river. Both Tran and Kruk are now short-stacked as they lost a few chips on the following hands.

Christopher Kruk117,000-233,000
Hanh Tran85,0002,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 6:09 PM Local Time
Seiken Seeking Stacks

Nicholas Seiken opened and Hanh Tan defended his big blind. Tran drew two and Seiken swapped one. Tran check-called a bet on the second draw and bot players drew one.

Tran led with a bet and Seiken called. Tran drew one and Seiken stood pat. Two checks saw Seiken take it down with an      .

Nicholas Seiken1,467,00087,000
Hanh Tran83,000-237,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 6:04 PM Local Time
Kruk Gets Some Back

Chris Kruk raised and Hanh Tran called. They both drew two and Kruk fired, earning one more call. Tran remained, drawing two, and Kruk discarded one. Tran check-called one more bet and peeled one. Kruk patted and ended the hand with a river bet as Tran couldn't peel any showdown-worthy card.

Christopher Kruk350,000145,000
Hanh Tran320,000-670,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 6:00 PM Local Time
Kruk Can't Beat Pat Nine

Nicholas Seiken three-bet out of the big blind over Chris Kruk. Kruk called and heard the bad news as Seiken patted right off the bat. Kruk discarded three, called a bet, then discarded two and called one more bet. He changed one on the river and the showdown was free.

Seiken showed       and Kruk mucked his hand.

Nicholas Seiken1,380,000130,000
Christopher Kruk205,000-215,000
COPAG USA
Saturday, June 23, 2018 5:54 PM Local Time
Seiken Soaring

Matt Glantz opened, Nicholas Seiken called out of the small blind, and Chris Kruk defended his big blind. All three players drew two and Seiken's lead was called by both opponents.

Seiken stood pat while Kruk swapped one and Glantz remained drawing two.

Seiken's bet was called by both players again and Seiken stood pat. Kruk and Glantz both drew one and all three players checked.

Seiken opened an       and both opponents mucked.

Nicholas Seiken1,250,000460,000
Christopher Kruk420,000-215,000
Matt Glantz270,000-270,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 5:43 PM Local Time
Non-Showdown Scoop for Glantz

Nicholas Seiken raised the button, earning calls from Chris Kruk and Matt Glantz from blinds. Kruk took three and the others took two. Seiken bet in position but everybody went to the second draw where Kruk drew three again while Glantz and Seiken discarded one each.

Glantz bet and only Seiken called. They both stood pat and Glantz fired on the final round. Seiken paused for a moment but eventually gave up.

Nicholas Seiken790,000190,000
Christopher Kruk635,000-70,000
Matt Glantz540,000200,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 5:37 PM Local Time
Kruk Open-Folds to Glantz

Chris Kruk opened and called a raise to three bets from Matt Glantz. Kruk drew two and checked while Glantz took one. Glantz bet and Kruk made the call. Both players drew one and Kruk check-called once more.

On the last draw, Kruk drew one and Glantz was pat. Kruk open-folded and Glantz collected the pot.

Christopher Kruk705,000-65,000
Matt Glantz340,000-10,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 5:32 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts from Table #439
Randy Ohel1,000,000-100,000
Farzad Bonyadi700,0005,000
Jason Gray650,000150,000
Kristijonas Andrulis530,000-30,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 5:22 PM Local Time
Kruk Wins a Chunk from Glantz

Nicholas Seiken raised on the button and Chris Kruk made it three bets out of the small blind. Matt Glantz called and so did Seiken.

Kruk and Glantz drew one each and Seiken changed three cards. Kruk led out and Glantz raised. Seiken had no business in the hand and folded but Kruk countered with a three-bet. Glantz called.

Both players patted on the remaining draws and Kruk fired a bet in each round. Glantz called both of them.

"Number three," Kruk declared, revealing      . Glantz' hand couldn't match that.

Christopher Kruk770,000110,000
Matt Glantz350,000-120,000
COPAG USA
Saturday, June 23, 2018 5:16 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Randy Ohel1,100,000-115,000
Hanh Tran990,000250,000
Farzad Bonyadi695,000245,000
Christopher Kruk660,000-170,000
Nicholas Seiken600,000-65,000
Kristijonas Andrulis560,000-10,000
Jason Gray500,0000
Matt Glantz470,000190,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 5:07 PM Local Time
Glantz Wins One for the Rail

Chris Kruk raised in the battle of blinds and called when Matt Glantz three-bet.

Kruk took three and Glantz changed one. Glantz' railbird including Daniel Weinman observed that and celebrated. Kruk called Glantz' bet and changed two while Glantz was pat.

Glantz fired again and Kruk check-called again, drawing one on the last draw. Kruk checked to his opponent again and Glantz fired one more shell. Kruk threw his cards away.

"I didn't have a deuce!" Glantz said, showing his cards to his rail. Then he verbally announced that he had eight high.

Christopher Kruk830,000140,000
Matt Glantz280,000-44,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 4:59 PM Local Time
Michael Noori Eliminated in 9th Place ($25,712)

Michael Noori

Michael Noori was on the button, making it two bets. Small blind Kristijonas Andrulis three-bet and Farzad Bonyadi called in the big. Noori four-bet all in and both Andrulis and Bonyadi called.

Andrulis drew two and Bonyadi and Noori took one each. Bonyadi bet and Andrulis check-called to the side pot. He drew one but Bonyadi patted. Noori still needed one. Andrulis was forced out of the way by another bet of Bonyadi who patted the last draw.

Noori changed one but he found himself drawing dead as Bonyadi turned up       for a number two. Noori had eight high and he finished with      .

Michael Noori0-60,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 4:55 PM Local Time
Noori Uses Up Three Lives

Micahel Noori was down to just 3,000 before a triple up brought it up to 9,000. The next hand, Noori got it in again and came out with 26,000.

Just a hand later, Noori was in the big blind and called off when Kristijonas Andrulis opened under the gun.

Noori drew three, one, and then stood pat while Andrulis drew two, one, and then pat. Noori tabled an       and Andrulis mucked.

Michael Noori60,00034,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 4:50 PM Local Time
Steven Tabb Eliminated in 10th Place ($25,712)

Steven Tabb

Steven Tabb was in the big blind, calling Nicholas Seiken's raise. He drew three and Seiken drew one. Tabb check-called and they both changed one. Tabb called one more bet and drew one again while Seiken patted.

Tabb led out and Seiken paused for over a minute.

"Sick. Wow," he said. Then he asked how much Tabb had behind and saw it was 12,000. "Oh, man."

"Sorry guys, I have an actual decision." The table said that they're fine with Seiken taking his time. Eventually, he called.

"Eight-seven-six," Tabb said, perhaps thinking that his hand was good. But Seiken announced eight-seven perfect, which was a little surprising for Matt Glantz and Chris Kruk.

The next hand saw Tabb all in when Glantz limped from the button and Tabb called off. Hanh Tran raised to the side pot and Glantz stuck around. Tabb drew three, Tran one and Glantz three. Glantz raised Tran's bet and Tran called. Tabb and Glantz took one while Tran patted and the action was checked. The final round went one-pat-one again and no additional bets were made.

Tabb opened      but he drew a   and couldn't beat Tran's      . Glantz mucked and Tran scooped the pot, eliminating Tabb in 10th place.

Hanh Tran740,000-5,000
Matt Glantz324,000222,000
Steven Tabb0-148,000
COPAG USA
Saturday, June 23, 2018 4:41 PM Local Time
Quek Sechariah Sheng Eliminated in 11th Place ($19,428)

Quek Sheng

Nicholas Seiken made it two bets on the button and Christopher Kruk called in the small blind. Quek Sechariah Sheng was in the big blind and put in his remaining 11,000.

Kruk drew three while the other two swapped one. Kruk check-called a bet from Seiken and drew one with Seiken standing pat.

Another check-call saw Kruk draw one last card and Seiken patted.

Kruk check-folded to one last bet from Seiken and Seiken tabled a       to send Sheng to the rail in 11th place.

Christopher Kruk690,000-90,000
Nicholas Seiken665,000345,000
Quek Sechariah Sheng0-135,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 4:25 PM Local Time
Kruk Draws Eighty-Six

With action after the first draw, Chris Kruk check-raised Quek Sheng and Sheng called. Both drew one and Kruk let Sheng fire, then called. He drew one again and Sheng stood pat.

Kruk, however, led out and Sheng paid him off. Kruk turned up       and Sheng dropped below five big bets.

Christopher Kruk780,00055,000
Quek Sechariah Sheng135,000-205,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 4:23 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts from Table #439
Randy Ohel1,215,0005,000
Kristijonas Andrulis570,000145,000
Jason Gray500,000114,000
Farzad Bonyadi450,00015,000
Michael Noori180,000-40,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 4:06 PM Local Time
Take 15

Players are on a 15-minute break.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 4:06 PM Local Time
Ohel Clips Noori with Patted Nine

Farzad Bonyadi raised, Randy Ohel three-bet and Michael Noori cold-called. Bonyadi also joined the action, drawing three while Ohel patted and Noori peeled two. Ohel fired, earning two calls and Noori took one and Bonyadi two. Ohel bet and only Noori stayed for the last draw. He drew one again and led out. Ohel called.

Noori had a pair of sevens and Ohel exposed       to rake in the pot.

"You patted a nine?" Noori asked.

"Unbelievable!" he added, throwing his cards across the table in frustration.

Randy Ohel1,210,00010,000
Michael Noori220,000-230,000