Tuesday, October 19, 2021 3:02 AM Local Time
Two-Time WSOP Bracelet Winner David “Bakes” Baker Headlines $1,500 Triple Draw Final Table
A final table of six players remains from the original 76 that began the day, as Peter Lynn takes the chip lead into Tuesday's final day of play in Event #34: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw.
The most accomplished player left in the field is David "Bakes" Baker, who will enter Day 3 fifth in chips with 815,000.
Baker has a 2010 $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw bracelet to his name, along with a $10,000 HORSE bracelet from 2012. He'll be looking to add bracelet number three to his resume when play picks up again at 2:00 p.m. local time in the Amazon room.
Lynn takes the chip lead into the day with hopes of claiming his first-ever WSOP gold in just his second-ever WSOP cash, previously finishing 120th in the 2019 $600 Deepstack event for $2,603.
Baker and Lynn will be joined Tuesday by Kristijonas Andrulis (1,665,000) who held the chip lead for large portions of the day before ending the day just shy of Lynn's total. Andrulis holds a third-place finish in the $10,000 WSOP 2-7 Triple Draw Championship event in 2018.
Also in the field on Tuesday will be Mark Fraser (1,355,000), who has 19 WSOP cashes to his name, none however bigger than $4,474 for a 688th place finish in the 2015 Colossus tournament. He's already surpassed that total regardless of his finishing place Tuesday.
Rounding out the final six are Stephen Deutsch (985,000) and Marc Booth (620,000), who battled back from just 45,000 in chips with two tables left.
Final Table Seat Draw
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Bets|
|2||Marc Booth||United States||620,000||7|
|3||Peter Lynn||United States||1,680,000||21|
|4||Mark Fraser||United States||1,355,000||16|
|5||David "Bakes" Baker||United States||815,000||10|
|6||Stephen Deutsch||United States||985,000||12|
Owen Falls Shy of Final Table
The final table was reached in the second to last level of the day when Day 1 chip leader Adam Owen finally fell in 8th place at the hands of Fraser after battling to keep his stack afloat in the later levels of the day. Owen took home $7,518 for his efforts.
Colin Wickersheim was eliminated shortly after in 7th place for $9,943, bringing the field to the six remaining players who'll come back Tuesday to play for the $87,837 top prize and the WSOP gold bracelet.
Forty-three players made the money Monday, including such notables as Daniel Anton in 10th place for $5,805, Katherine Fleck in 16th place for $4,578, and three-time bracelet winners Ian Johns in 19th place for $3,691, Frankie O'Dell in 20th place for $3,691, and Brian Yoon in 40th place for $2,434.
Play resumes in level 26, with limits of 40,000 and 80,000, and will play down to the winner.
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Tuesday, October 19, 2021 2:11 AM Local Time
Lynn Holds Narrow Lead at End of Day 2
Peter Lynn holds a slim chip lead over Kristijonas Andrulis as play has ended for the day.
Stay tuned for a full recap of Day 2.
|Peter Lynn||1,680,000||370,000 |
|Kristijonas Andrulis||1,665,000||70,000 |
|Mark Fraser||1,355,000||-245,000 |
|Stephen Deutsch||985,000||-5,000 |
|David "Bakes" Baker||815,000||-170,000 |
|Marc Booth||620,000||195,000 |
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 1:56 AM Local Time
Lynn Forces a Fold
Marc Booth raised from under the gun and Peter Lynn three-bet from the next seat over. Booth called.
Both players drew one card.
Booth check-called a bet from Lynn after the first draw.
Each of the players drew one card on the second draw.
Booth checked-called a bet from Lynn once more.
Lynn stood pat and Booth took one card. Booth checked after the final draw. Lynn bet and Booth got away from it.
|Mark Fraser||1,600,000||-200,000 |
|Kristijonas Andrulis||1,595,000||195,000 |
|Peter Lynn||1,310,000||-190,000 |
|Stephen Deutsch||990,000||-660,000 |
|David "Bakes" Baker||985,000||385,000 |
|Marc Booth||425,000||5,000 |
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 1:35 AM Local Time
Raising War Between Final Table Chip Leaders
Peter Lynn opened his small blind with a raise into Mark Fraser's big blind. Fraser responded with a three-bet, and Lynn popped him back with a rare pre-draw four-bet, which Fraser called.
Lynn patted his hand and Fraser drew two.
Fraser called a bet from Lynn, then after some deliberation opted to pat his hand behind Lynn, who again stayed pat.
Lynn continued the aggression with another bet, which sent Fraser into the tank. Eventually he opted to call and broke his hand, drawing one.
On the final betting round, Lynn again bet, and Fraser chuckled as he checked his hand.
"Same card?" Lynn commented.
"Yup" replied Fraser, who begrudgingly paid off the bet to see Lynn open up .
Fraser said he broke a nine-low and drew another with that final draw.
Regardless of the outcome, Lynn and Fraser remain the two largest stacks at the table.
|Mark Fraser||1,800,000||-450,000 |
|Peter Lynn||1,500,000||585,000 |
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 1:02 AM Local Time
Level 25 started
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 1:00 AM Local Time
Colin Wickersheim Eliminated in 7th Place ($9,943)
With three draws completed, both players stood pat and Colin Wickersheim was all-in after starting the hand with around 350,000. Mark Fraser was the caller.
Wichersheim turned over , but Fraser had the wheel . Wickersheim was eliminated from the tournament in seventh place.
|Mark Fraser||2,250,000||500,000 |
|Colin Wickersheim||0||-105,000 |
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:59 AM Local Time
Final Table Draw
|5||David "Bakes" Baker||545,000|
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:56 AM Local Time
Adam Owen Eliminated in 8th Place ($7,518)
Adam Owen began the day as the chip leader, but unfortunately he won't be around for Day 3, falling just shy of the final table.
Stephen Deutsch raised in the cutoff, and Owen three-bet from the small blind, committing 75,000 of his remaining 115,000 chips. Mark Fraser called from the big blind, as did Deutsch.
Each player drew two cards, with Owen checking, Fraser betting, and then Deutsch and Owen both calling.
Owen drew two again, Fraser drew one, and Deutsch patted.
Owen and Fraser both checked to Deutsch, who bet. Owen flicked in his last 15,000 chips, and Fraser called the full 50,000 bet to start a side pot.
Owen still needed to draw one, while Fraser now patted and Deutsch broke his hand, drawing one.
Fraser bet the end and got a call from Deutsch.
Fraser showed for number two. Deutsch showed a losing , and Owen flipped over his cards and tightly squeezed them, saying he was drawing live to number one.
Owen however revealed a paired , ending his run in 8th place, while Fraser takes over the chip lead as the players merge onto the unofficial seven-handed final table.
|Mark Fraser||1,750,000||645,000 |
|Stephen Deutsch||1,650,000||135,000 |
|Adam Owen||0||-415,000 |
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:46 AM Local Time
Conrad Simpson Eliminated in 9th Place ($7,518)
After being left on fumes after losing a hand to Stephen Deutsch, Conrad Simpson got his last 60,000 in the middle in his small blind versus David "Bakes" Baker in the big blind.
Simpson drew three, as did Baker, eliciting a response from Simpson of "oh yeah, that's what I was hoping for!"
Each improved to a two-card draw in the second round, then both patted the final draw.
Baker showed to win the hand and send Simpson to the rail in ninth place for $7,518.
|David "Bakes" Baker||600,000||110,000 |
|Conrad Simpson||0||-470,000 |
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:38 AM Local Time
Daniel Anton Eliminated in 10th Place ($5,805)
Daniel Anton shoved his last 40,000 under the gun and Colin Wickersheim and Kristijonas Andrulis called.
All three players drew three cards.
Wickersheim checked and Andrulis bet. Wickersheim check-called.
Andrulis drew one, Wickersheim drew one, and Anton drew three.
Wickersheim check-called another bet from Andrulis.
Andrulis and Wickersheim were pat. Anton drew two.
Wickersheim and Andrulis checked.
Andrulis turned over . Wickersheim mucked. Anton was live with but he turned over a and he was eliminated in tenth place.
|Kristijonas Andrulis||1,400,000||600,000 |
|Peter Lynn||915,000||-560,000 |
|Marc Booth||420,000||60,000 |
|Colin Wickersheim||105,000||-100,000 |
|Daniel Anton||0||-200,000 |
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:09 AM Local Time
Vincent Griboski Eliminated in 11th Place ($5,805)
Vincent Griboski got the last of his money in on the first drawing round versus David "Bakes" Baker.
By the final drawing round, Griboski was still drawing two against Baker's pat hand, which he showed to be .
Griboski couldn't improve and the tournament was down to two five-handed tables.
|David "Bakes" Baker||490,000||165,000 |
|Vincent Griboski||0||-265,000 |
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:00 AM Local Time
Level 24 started
Monday, October 18, 2021 11:57 PM Local Time
Deutsch Leads Final 11 at Break
Just before break, Stephen Deutsch took down a pair of healthy pots to rocket back into the chip lead.
Peter Lynn and Mark Fraser are the only other players over one million chips.
Upon return from break, the players will complete two more levels before night's end.
|Stephen Deutsch||1,515,000||645,000 |
|Peter Lynn||1,475,000||575,000 |
|Mark Fraser||1,105,000||25,000 |
|Kristijonas Andrulis||800,000||20,000 |
|Conrad Simpson||470,000||20,000 |
|Adam Owen||415,000||-210,000 |
|Marc Booth||360,000||310,000 |
|David "Bakes" Baker||325,000||5,000 |
|Vincent Griboski||265,000||-60,000 |
|Colin Wickersheim||205,000||-45,000 |
|Daniel Anton||200,000||100,000 |
Monday, October 18, 2021 11:48 PM Local Time
The final 11 players are now on a 15-minute break.
Monday, October 18, 2021 11:47 PM Local Time
Jason Papastavrou Eliminated in 12th Place ($5,805)
Jason Papastavrou raised with his last 40,000 chips. Kristijonas Andrulis three-bet but no one else called.
Papastavrou drew two and Andrulis took one.
On the second draw, Papastavrou took two and Andrulis took one.
On the third draw, Papastavrou took two and Andrulis stood pat.
Papastavrou was live until he turned over a and an and was eliminated in twelfth place.
|Kristijonas Andrulis||780,000||-145,000 |
|Jason Papastavrou||0||-150,000 |
Monday, October 18, 2021 11:36 PM Local Time
Lynn Wins Huge Pot Leaving Several Short
A massive four-way pot developed at table 512 with Peter Lynn raising in early position and getting three calls from Marc Booth in the cutoff, Jason Papastavrou on the button, and Colin Wickersheim in the small blind.
Wickersheim started by drawing one while the other three players drew two. Another round of bets went in with all four players seeing a second drawing round, and each player now drawing one.
Wickersheim checked, Lynn bet, Booth raised, Papastavrou and Wickersheim folded, and Lynn called, leaving a heads-up final round of draws.
Each player stood pat, and Lynn led out with a bet that Booth called.
Lynn showed and won the hand after Booth mucked to win a huge pot and leave his opponent short on chips.
Papastavrou and Wickersheim are also now among the shortest stacks left, while Lynn approaches the chip lead.
|Peter Lynn||900,000||235,000 |
|Colin Wickersheim||250,000||-225,000 |
|Jason Papastavrou||150,000||-100,000 |
|Marc Booth||50,000||-295,000 |
Monday, October 18, 2021 11:22 PM Local Time
Papastavrou Shows the Bluff
Jason Papastavrou raised from under the gun and Peter Lynn came along from the small blind.
Both players drew two cards before Lynn checked-called a bet by Papastavrou bet. The action then checked around after both players drew a card on the second draw.
Lynn bet after both players drew one card on the third draw. Papstravrou raised and won the pot after Lynn folded.
Papastavrou showed the bluff.
Lynn laughed. "I had fours!"
|Peter Lynn||665,000||-60,000 |
|Jason Papastavrou||250,000||-65,000 |
Monday, October 18, 2021 11:10 PM Local Time
Lynn Gets There
Marc Booth raised from under the gun and action folded around to Peter Lynn in the big blind for a call.
Booth took two cards and Lynn took three.
Lynn checked and Booth bet. Lynn check-called.
Both players took two cards on the second draw.
Lynn bet after the second draw and Booth called. Lynn took one card and Booth stood pat.
Both players checked after the third draw. Lynn turned over and Booth mucked his hand.
|Peter Lynn||725,000||170,000 |
|Marc Booth||345,000||-240,000 |
Monday, October 18, 2021 11:08 PM Local Time
"You Made a Mistake"
Conrad Simpson, who has claimed throughout the past two days that he'd never played 2-7 Triple Draw before this tournament has held his own very well, and has recently put two-time bracelet winner David "Bakes" Baker into the danger zone with his chip stack.
First, Simpson raised from the small blind into Baker's big blind. Simpson drew one while Baker drew three.
Simpson bet, and was then surprised to see a raise from Baker, but he called.
Simpson drew one while Baker stood pat, then he check-called another bet from Baker.
Both players then patted the last round and checked.
Simpson showed and Baker mucked his hand.
In a hand shortly after, action was picked up in a drawing round with Simpson drawing one and Baker patting his hand.
"You made a mistake, you forgot to ask for cards", said Simpson as he checked to Baker, who bet.
Simpson then put in a check-raise, and after a brief moment of pause, Baker mucked his hand.
|Conrad Simpson||450,000||75,000 |
|David "Bakes" Baker||320,000||-330,000 |
Monday, October 18, 2021 10:48 PM Local Time
Level 23 started