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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 3:58 PM Local Time
Sheng Cracks Patted Hand with a Rivered Wheel

Quek Sheng raised and Hanh Tran made it three bets. "Oh, not you," Sheng laughed but called anyway.

Tran patted right away and Sheng kept drawing one the whole way. He called after the first draw and raised after the second. "Nice try," Tran said, calling and patting again. Tran fired on the river but Sheng made it two bets again. Tran called.

Sheng rolled over       for the wheel, thanking the dealer.

Hanh Tran745,000-235,000
Quek Sechariah Sheng340,000250,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 3:52 PM Local Time
Updated Counts From Table #431
Hanh Tran980,000260,000
Christopher Kruk725,000-20,000
Nicholas Seiken320,00050,000
Steven Tabb148,000-67,000
Matt Glantz102,00032,000
Quek Sechariah Sheng90,000-14,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 3:50 PM Local Time
Noori Scoops with Eight

Michael Noori raised, Kristijonas Andrulis called out of position and they drew two and one. Andrulis check-called and drew two again while Noori patted. Andrulis called one more bet and took one. Noori checked back and showed       to win the pot.

Michael Noori450,000-430,000
Kristijonas Andrulis425,000165,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 3:49 PM Local Time
Are Germans Better at Poker or Soccer?

Every four years the World Cup coincides with the World Series of Poker. Sasha Salinger heads to the Hofbrauhaus with poker players Marvin Rettenmaier, Niall Ferrell, Steven Chu, Ankush Mandavia, Rainer Kempe, Jeremy Menard and others! What is the atmosphere like in an authentic German beer hall? Who is getting drunk and taking shots?

Saturday, June 23, 2018 3:44 PM Local Time
Sheng Scores a Double

Quek Sheng raised and Matt Glantz three-bet behind him. Sheng said, "let's put it in" and Glantz agreed. Sheng counted his stack and he had 43,000.

Both drew one card and Sheng drew one on the second as well. Glantz patted but when Sheng patted on the third draw, Glantz paused. He thought about breaking his       but eventually patted. It wasn't enough as Sheng made       and doubled.

Quek Sechariah Sheng104,000-56,000
Matt Glantz70,000-85,000
COPAG USA
Saturday, June 23, 2018 3:37 PM Local Time
Noori Passes the Torch to Ohel

Randy Ohel has been walking on water so far on the final day. He's already up to 1.2 million after claiming one of many pots. His latest target was Kristijonas Andrulis who raised in position and Ohel called in the big blind.

Ohel drew two, showing aces and Andrulis changed one. Ohel led out, Andrulis called and both discarded one. Ohel fired again, earning one more call. He stood pat on the last draw and Andrulis changed one. Two checks followed and Ohel turned up       for the winner.

"I totally get it. That was me for two days," Michael Noori said, indicating his incredible run through the first two days that saw him finish as a back-to-back chip leader.

"It's unreal," Ohel agreed.

Randy Ohel1,200,000365,000
Kristijonas Andrulis260,000-145,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 3:36 PM Local Time
Glantz Still Fighting

An open and a call blind versus blind saw Quek Sechariah Sheng and Matt Glantz both draw three cards. Sheng fired a bet and Glantz called. Both players improved and each drew just one.

Sheng check-called a bet from Glantz and drew one while Glantz stood pat. Shen led out after the final draw and Glantz called.

"You win," muttered Sheng.

Glantz tabled an       and Sheng mucked.

Quek Sechariah Sheng160,000-120,000
Matt Glantz155,00085,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 3:27 PM Local Time
Glantz Doubles Through Tran

Matt Glantz raised the button and big Hanh Tran put him all in for 32,000 total. Glantz called.

Tran drew two and Glantz drew one. Then they drew one each and Tran took one again on the last draw. Glantz patted with       and Tran opened his      for a sweat.

"It's a picture," Tran said when he peeled his river card and showed a jack before turning his hand face down.

Hanh Tran720,000-30,000
Matt Glantz70,000-50,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 3:25 PM Local Time
Sheng Wounded by Tran

Caught on the second draw Hanh Tran drew one and Quek Sheng stood pat. Tran let Sheng fire and then raised. Sheng three-bet and Tran called before both patted the last draw.

Tran check-raised again and Sheng didn't like it. He leant back in his chair and then threw in calling chips, visibly uncomfortable with the situation he got himself into.

"Seven," Tran said, revealing       for the Number Four. Sheng mucked and conceded a huge pot.

Hanh Tran750,000190,000
Quek Sechariah Sheng280,000-220,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 3:19 PM Local Time
Bonyadi Dealt a Pat Eighty-Six

Jason Gray bet and called a raise from Farzad Bonyadi. Gray drew three and Bonyadi patted. Gray check-called a bet and both players stood pat. Another check-call saw both pat the table once more.

Gray check-called one last bet and quickly mucked when he was shown an      .

Farzad Bonyadi435,000-115,000
Jason Gray386,000-59,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Saturday, June 23, 2018 3:14 PM Local Time
Tran Gets Value from Tabb

Matt Glantz raised the button and both Steven Tabb and Hanh Tran called from the blinds. Each player took two and Tabb led out, prompting a raise from Tran. Glantz waived the white flag but Tabb called and they both drew one before Tabb check-called another bet. He took one on the last draw and Tran was good. The last round was checked and Tran took down the pot with      .

Hanh Tran560,00080,000
Steven Tabb215,000-85,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 3:02 PM Local Time
Ohel Loses Some to Gray

A pile of chips had already accumulated before the action after the first draw was completed. Jason Gray bet and called two bets from Randy Ohel.

Ohel stood pat and Gray drew one. Ohel bet and Gray called, drawing one again with Ohel still pat.

Ohel check-called a bet and mucked when Gray tabled a      .

Randy Ohel835,00055,000
Jason Gray445,0001,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 3:00 PM Local Time
Tabb Wins with Rough Eight

Steven Tabb and Quek Sechariah Sheng were done with the first draw when we arrived and Sheng called a bet. Tabb was pat and Sheng took one and they did it again on the last draw with Tabb betting in the meantime. Tabb checked the river and Sheng fired. Tabb slowly extended his arm with calling chips and dropped them towards the middle of the table.

Sheng had a busted hand with a pair of sevens and Tabb exposed       to claim the pot.

Quek Sechariah Sheng500,000-145,000
Steven Tabb300,00085,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 2:56 PM Local Time
Glantz Folds to Tran

Matt Glantz made it two bets and Hanh Tran re-raised. Big blind Quek Sheng came along and Glantz called as well. Sheng took two while Glantz and Tran both discarded one.

Sheng checked to Glantz who fired and both of his opponents stuck around. Sheng changed two again but Glantz and Tran were both pat. Glantz bet again and Tran raised, getting rid of Sheng. Glantz called and both patted the last draw.

Glantz checked and Tran took about 15 seconds before firing. Glantz instantly released his hand.

Hanh Tran480,000160,000
Matt Glantz120,000-15,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 2:53 PM Local Time
Tran Gets Some from Kruk

Christopher Kruk opened to two bets and called three bets from Hanh Tran in the big blind. Both players drew one and Kruk called Tran's bet.

This time, though, both players patted and oddly enough, Tran bet and Kruk folded.

Christopher Kruk745,000-105,000
Hanh Tran320,000-190,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Saturday, June 23, 2018 2:42 PM Local Time
Tabb Makes Seven-Six in a Three-Way Pot

Steven Tabb lost a significant amount of his chips in a pot against Quek Sechariah Sheng, calling bets after the first two rounds but folding on the river.

Tabb, however, bounced back on the very next hand that saw him three-bet out of the small blind when Nicholas Seiken opened and Chris Kruk called. They both called the three-bet and all players drew one.

Tabb led out, earning two calls again and stood pat while Seiken and Kruk remained drawing one. Tabb bet and found two calls one more time.

He fired on the river after Seiken and Kurk took one each and only Seiken called to see the showdown. Tabb tabled Number Two with       and Seiken threw his cards face down into the muck.

Christopher Kruk850,000290,000
Quek Sechariah Sheng645,00035,000
Nicholas Seiken270,000-80,000
Steven Tabb215,00025,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 2:40 PM Local Time
Glantz Doubles Through Seiken

After the first draw was complete, Matt Glantz check-called a bet from Nicholas Seiken. Glantz drew one and Seiken stood pat. Glantz checked once more but when Seiken bet, this time, Glantz raised all in for 38,000 and Seiken called.

Both players stood pat and Glantz doubled with an      .

Nicholas Seiken350,000-60,000
Matt Glantz135,00070,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 2:29 PM Local Time
Calvin Anderson Eliminated in 12th Place ($19,428)

Calvin Anderson

Calvin Anderson was in a pot against Farzad Bonyadi with both players taking two on the first draw. Anderson bet and Bonyadi called and Anderson stood pat. Bonyadi peeled one and called Anderson's bet. Then he took one again and Anderson checked the river, patting. Bonyadi threw in a bet and Anderson decided to fold, leaving himself with 83,000.

He lost them on the following hand against Randy Ohel in a four-bet pre situation. Anderson drew two, Ohel one and Anderson called a bet. They took one each on the second draw and Ohel fired again. Anderson check-shoved for 13,000 more and Ohel called.

Both Anderson and Ohel stood pat and Ohel rolled over      . Anderson briefly flashed what looked like a ten-nine and left his chair.

Randy Ohel780,000305,000
Farzad Bonyadi550,000115,000
Calvin Anderson0-152,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 2:20 PM Local Time
Glantz Takes from Tabb

Matt Glantz was the initial pre-draw aggressor but Steven Tabb placed in one more bet. Glantz called and took two while Tabb discarded one. They each put in one bet before the second draw where both took one.

The final round was checked and they drew one again. Glantz fired and Tabb paused for a moment before calling. Glantz showed      , earning a muck from his opponent.

Matt Glantz220,00065,000
Steven Tabb190,00060,000
Saturday, June 23, 2018 2:14 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Michael Noori880,00010,000
Quek Sechariah Sheng610,000-35,000
Christopher Kruk560,000-98,000
Hanh Tran510,00087,000
Randy Ohel475,000-127,000
Jason Gray444,000-125,000
Farzad Bonyadi435,00043,000
Nicholas Seiken410,00026,000
Kristijonas Andrulis405,000101,000
Matt Glantz155,000-43,000
Calvin Anderson152,000-16,000
Steven Tabb130,000-40,000
COPAG USA