Sunday, October 17, 2021 2:34 AM Local Time
Rep Porter Leads The Final Ten in Event #31: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball; Hellmuth in The Hunt For 16th Bracelet (Again)
Day 2 of Event #31: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball has been played to completion with three-time WSOP champion Rep Porter leading the way after bagging 1,129,000 in chips.
Porter, a native of Washington State, already has three gold bracelets to his name and is in prime position to take down a fourth. Porter was able to knock out Rok Gostisa shortly before play ended for the day to secure his chip lead.
Day 2 began with 84 players and by the end, only ten remained. Among the survivors are WSOP Main Event Champion Ryan Riess, WSOP bracelet winners Chris Vitch, Kevin Gerhart, and of course, Phil Hellmuth. Hellmuth, who has already made the final table in three events so far during the 2021 WSOP, will be in a strong position to capture his 16th gold bracelet with the second-most chips going into Day 3.
Final Ten Player Chip Counts of Event 31: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball
Some notables who started the day but were eliminated along the way include Daniel Negreanu, Frank Kassella, Vanessa Kade, Robert Mizrachi, and defending champion Yuval Bronshtein.
Day 3 is set to begin at 2 p.m. local time and play down to a winner. The final table will be played seven-handed. Play will begin on level 21 (10,000/20,000 with a 30,000 big blind ante) and players will get a 15-minute break after every two 60-minute levels.
Stay tuned to PokerNews as we continue to bring you No-Limit 2-7 Lowball action leading to the next gold bracelet winner!
Sunday, October 17, 2021 2:26 AM Local Time
Day 3 Seat Draw
|ROOM / TABLE / SEAT||Player||Country||CHIP COUNT|
|Amazon / 1 / 1||Joshua Faris||United States||840,000|
|Amazon / 1 / 4||Kevin Gerhart||United States||581,000|
|Amazon / 1 / 5||Dario Sammartino||Italy||800,000|
|Amazon / 1 / 6||Christopher Vitch||United States||447,000|
|Amazon / 1 / 7||Ryan Riess||United States||266,000|
| || || || |
|Amazon / 2 / 1||Jason Papastavrou||United States||666,000|
|Amazon / 2 / 2||Rep Porter||United States||1,129,000|
|Amazon / 2 / 3||Phil Hellmuth||United States||1,016,000|
|Amazon / 2 / 4||Jason C Lipiner||United States||663,000|
|Amazon / 2 / 5||Jake Schwartz||United States||398,000|
Sunday, October 17, 2021 2:17 AM Local Time
End-of-Day Chip Counts
|Rep Porter||1,129,000||29,000 |
|Phil Hellmuth||1,016,000||16,000 |
|Joshua Faris||840,000||840,000 |
|Dario Sammartino||800,000||0 |
|Jason Papastavrou||666,000||88,000 |
|Jason Lipiner||663,000||-37,000 |
|Kevin Gerhart||581,000||141,000 |
|Chris Vitch||447,000||-13,000 |
|Jake Schwartz||398,000||-152,000 |
|Ryan Riess||266,000||71,000 |
Sunday, October 17, 2021 2:13 AM Local Time
Play Done For The Day
The remaining ten players are now bagging and tagging for the day.
Stay tuned for a recap of the day's events.
Sunday, October 17, 2021 1:51 AM Local Time
Rok Gostisa Eliminated in 11th Place ($5,877)
Rep Porter opened to 40,000 from the hijack and was called by Jake Schwartz in the small blind. Rok Gostisa then shoved for 260,000 from the big blind and only Porter called.
Porter drew one and Gostisa stood pat.
Porter turned over a — eliminating Gostisa in 11th place.
|Rep Porter||1,100,000||180,000 |
|Rok Gostisa||0||-125,000 |
Sunday, October 17, 2021 1:45 AM Local Time
Noel Eicher Eliminated in 12th Place ($4,663)
Noel Eicher opened the action and moved all-in for his last 138,000 chips and was called by Chris Vitch.
Next, Eicher drew one card and Vitch stood pat and tabled for a pat ten-nine low and that trumped the of Eicher's, and the latter was eliminated in 12th place and took home $4,663 in cash.
|Chris Vitch||460,000||105,000 |
|Noel Eicher||0||-306,000 |
Sunday, October 17, 2021 1:41 AM Local Time
Ismael Bojang Eliminated in 13th Place ($4,663)
Ismael Bojang shoved for a bit over 200,000 from the lojack and the action folded to Dario Sammartino on the button, who also went all in. Everyone else folded.
Bojan stood pat and Sammartino drew one.
Sammartino peeled a — eliminating Bojang in 13th place.
|Dario Sammartino||800,000||200,000 |
|Ismael Bojang||0||-295,000 |
Sunday, October 17, 2021 1:25 AM Local Time
Ali Imsirovic Eliminated in 14th Place ($4,663)
Phil Hellmuth raised from the cutoff, Jason Lipiner three-bet on the button and Ali Imsirovic called all in for his short stack in the big blind. Hellmuth folded.
Lipiner stood pat and Imsirovic drew one.
Imsirovic saw the bad news as he was drawing dead.
The dealer tossed him a — officially knocking Imsirovic out in 13th place.
|Phil Hellmuth||1,000,000||170,000 |
|Jason Lipiner||700,000||30,000 |
|Ali Imsirovic||0||-410,000 |
Sunday, October 17, 2021 1:19 AM Local Time
Gostisa Doubles Through Papastavrou
Rok Gostisa moved all-in for 277,000 effective from the small blind and was quickly called by Jason Papastavrou in the big blind.
Next, Gostisa drew one card and Papastavrou stood pat. After all the hands were turned face-up it was the pat of Papastavrou that bested the of Grostisa's and Papastavrou doubled up and chipped up to 578,000 chips.
|Jason Papastavrou||578,000||-22,000 |
|Rok Gostisa||125,000||-185,000 |
Sunday, October 17, 2021 1:10 AM Local Time
Level 20 started
Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:55 AM Local Time
Lipiner Wins One Against Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth started things off with a raise to 40,000 from the cut-off and Jason Lipiner called from the button.
The action was on Hellmuth first and he stood pat while Lipiner drew one. Then, Hellmuth fired out a bet of 22,000 and Lipiner raised to 60,000. This sent Hellmuth deep into the tank, but he eventually opted to fold, and Lipiner was awarded the pot.
|Phil Hellmuth||830,000||130,000 |
|Jason Lipiner||670,000||384,000 |
Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:45 AM Local Time
Gerhart Gets a Fold
The level of action has toned down considerably since getting down to the final two tables.
In a recent hand, action folded around to the blinds, where Kevin Gerhart raised to 24,000 from the small and was called by Dario Sammartino in the big.
Gerhart stood pat and Sammartino drew two.
Gerhart then bet 55,000 and Sammartino folded.
|Dario Sammartino||600,000||-120,000 |
|Kevin Gerhart||440,000||70,000 |
Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:20 AM Local Time
|Rep Porter||920,000||120,000 |
|Dario Sammartino||720,000||80,000 |
|Phil Hellmuth||700,000||320,000 |
|Kenji Faris||620,000||60,000 |
|Jason Papastavrou||600,000||-30,000 |
|Jake Schwartz||550,000||-50,000 |
|Ali Imsirovic||410,000||-590,000 |
|Noel Eicher||370,000||-60,000 |
|Kevin Gerhart||370,000||20,000 |
|Chris Vitch||355,000||55,000 |
|Rok Gostisa||310,000||-60,000 |
|Ismael Bojang||295,000||50,000 |
|Jason Lipiner||286,000||-64,000 |
|Ryan Riess||195,000||-45,000 |
Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:15 AM Local Time
Final Two Tables
|Seat||Table 439||Table 448|
|1||Kenji Faris||Jason Papastavrou|
|2||Ismael Bojang||Rep Porter|
|3||Noel Eicher||Phil Hellmuth|
|4||Kevin Gerhart||Jason Lipiner|
|5||Dario Sammartino||Jake Schwartz|
|6||Chris Vitch||Ali Imsirovic|
|7||Ryan Riess||Rok Gostisa|
Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:08 AM Local Time
Paul Kundrouf Eliminated in 15th Place ($3,725)
Paul Kundrouf shoved for his last 80,000 on the button and was called by Jason Lipiner in the small blind.
Lipiner stood pat and Kundrouf drew two.
One of Kundrouf's draws was a king and he was eliminated in 15th place.
|Jason Lipiner||350,000||90,000 |
|Paul Kundrouf||0||-125,000 |
Saturday, October 16, 2021 11:54 PM Local Time
Level 19 started
Saturday, October 16, 2021 11:46 PM Local Time
Player on Break
Players went on a 15-minute break.
|Ali Imsirovic||1,000,000||10,000 |
|Rep Porter||800,000||-25,000 |
|Dario Sammartino||640,000||330,000 |
|Jason Papastavrou||630,000||310,000 |
|Jake Schwartz||600,000||-180,000 |
|Kenji Faris||560,000||-70,000 |
|Noel Eicher||430,000||-10,000 |
|Phil Hellmuth||380,000||80,000 |
|Rok Gostisa||370,000||110,000 |
|Kevin Gerhart||350,000||-10,000 |
|Chris Vitch||300,000||-65,000 |
|Jason Lipiner||260,000||155,000 |
|Ismael Bojang||245,000||-75,000 |
|Ryan Riess||240,000||60,000 |
|Paul Kundrouf||125,000||35,000 |
Saturday, October 16, 2021 11:28 PM Local Time
Todd Brenn Eliminated in 16th Place ($3,725)
Rok Gostisa went all in for about 200,000 on the button and was called for less by Todd Brenn in the big blind.
Gostisa stood pat and Brenn drew two.
The dealer dealt Brenn a and a — eliminating him in 16th place.
Andrew Donabedian busted shortly before in 17th place ($3,725) at another table.
|Rok Gostisa||260,000||-200,000 |
|Andrew Donabedian||0||-300,000 |
|Todd Brenn||0||-200,000 |
Saturday, October 16, 2021 11:11 PM Local Time
Bojang Doubles Through Fitch
Chris Vitch raised to 20,000 from under the gun and was re-raised all-in for 146,000 by Ismael Bojang from the small blind.
Then Vitch drew one and Bojang took one. It was the for an eight-seven low of Bojang's that defeated the pair of treys of Fitch's, and Bojang doubled up.
|Chris Vitch||365,000||100,000 |
|Ismael Bojang||320,000||140,000 |
Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:59 PM Local Time
Jonathan Aguiar Eliminated in 18th Place ($3,725)
Jonathan Aguiar was all in against Rep Porter and Kenji Faris.
Post draw, Aguiar held and Faris held .
Porter mucked and Faris scooped the pot — eliminating Aguiar in 18th place.
|Rep Porter||825,000||365,000 |
|Kenji Faris||630,000||50,000 |
|Jonathan Aguiar||0||-160,000 |