Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:09 PM Local Time
David "Bakes" Baker Wins Third WSOP Title in Event #34: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
David "Bakes" Baker beat Peter Lynn of Tacoma, Washington heads-up to win his third gold bracelet in Event #34: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw at the 2021 World Series of Poker. The lowball variant attracted 284 runners and generated a prize pool of $380,475, and Baker will take home $87,837 for the victory.
Baker beats out a tough field of mixed game specialists to win his third WSOP gold bracelet and his first in nine years. Other bracelet winners that finished in the money include Brian Yoon (40th), John Esposito (26th), Cory Zeidman (25th), Frankie O'Dell (20th), Ian Johns (19th), and Matt Grapenthien (17th).
Final Table Payouts
|1||David "Bakes" Baker||United States||$87,837|
|2||Peter Lynn||United States||$54,286|
|3||Stephen Deutsch||United States||$37,194|
|5||Marc Booth||United States||$18,488|
|6||Mark Fraser||United States||$13,423|
Baker has finished in the top ten of a WSOP event 15 times since his last gold bracelet, and he walked away as the runner-up three times. The win marks the break in a nine-year drought for the new three-time champ.
"It feels amazing. I wanted it real bad," Baker said in a post-win interview with PokerNews. "I don't know what I was doing heads-up those last few times."
Baker had to fight off some old feelings when runner-up Peter Lynn was catching cards to stay alive in smaller all-in pots.
"Once you lose a couple of all-ins like that you aren't feeling great and you're wondering what could happen. The last time I was heads-up, I won a massive pot and had a 3-to-1 chip lead and then he ground me all the way back. There were some visions of that. There's just so much tension from the situation that it's hard to keep your head screwed on."
His two previous WSOP victories came in the 2010 $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw and the 2012 $10,000 H.O.R.S.E., and it's no secret that Baker finds the most tournament success in mixed games. He has also finished as a runner-up in the same events that he has won. A fixed limit game like triple draw presented a unique set of challenges for the 35-year-old poker pro.
"I like triple draw a lot. It has a mechanical component to it that fits my skill set. I've always been more on the logic and math side of things as opposed to being a great reader of people. This is a game that's very technical and it fits my skill set well."
The WSOP offers the rare opportunity for mixed games specialists to compete in a tournament setting against the best in the world, and Baker doesn't take that for granted.
"The thing about these games is that it's hard to get a straight triple draw game anywhere. It's hard to get a straight H.O.R.S.E. game anywhere. Some of these mixes and variants aren't played a lot outside of the WSOP and certainly not in a tournament format. So this is unique for everyone."
The champ is eager to celebrate, but the WSOP only comes once a year and the time for rest and reflection will have to wait.
"I came out here and initially I was only going to do ten days. But when you come out and win you just want to keep playing. So I'll be here through the Main Event. $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. is tomorrow. That's my tournament. I will celebrate tonight and I'll get right back in it and celebrate this after the Main Event."
Final Table Action
The final six players came into Day 3 after fighting their way through the 76 players that qualified for Day 2. It took more than 90 minutes for Mark Fraser to be the first of the final table to hit the rail when he made a pair of threes to lose to Stephen Deutsch's nine-perfect.
Marc Booth followed soon after in fifth place when he made a pair of sixes on the third draw to fall to Baker's eight-seven. This was Booth's first career cash at the WSOP.
After more than two hours of four-handed play that saw everyone take their turn at the top of the leaderboard, Kristijonas Andrulis finished in fourth place when he clashed with Deutsch and was left with crumbs. Runner-up Peter Lynn finished the job soon after with a ten-seven that narrowly beat the ten-eight of Andrulis.
Baker took control in three-handed play and fought to extend his lead over Deutsch and Lynn. Deutsch was a tough out and found several timely doubles when forced to commit his last bets to the pot. His last moments came when Baker stood pat with an eight-seven.Deutsch drew a nine to ruin his eight-five and finish in third place. It was a career-best finish for Deutsch, who previously finished 33rd in the 2019 $1,000 Double Stack.
Lynn came into the day looking for his second career cash at the WSOP after taking 120th in the 2019 $600 Deepstack. He had entered the day with a narrow chip lead, but Lynn found himself with a six-to-one disadvantage at the beginning of heads-up play. Lynn fought hard and found small doubles as he got close to the felt, but Baker's big lead turned out to be impossible to overcome. Baker's big moment came with he turned over eight-six to find that Lynn was drawing dead with an eight-seven.
Congratulations to David "Bakes" Baker on his third WSOP gold bracelet!
This concludes coverage of Event #34: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw. Be sure to keep it here throughout the entire WSOP for updates on all the action as it happens from the PokerNews live reporting team.
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Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:24 PM Local Time
Peter Lynn Eliminated in 2nd Place ($54,286)
Down to approximately 500,000 in chips, Peter Lynn raised on the button and got called by David "Bakes" Baker.
Baker drew two and Lynn drew three.
Baker put out a bet and Lynn decided to go with his hand, raising almost the rest of his stack. Baker obliged, and raised back to put Lynn all-in. With just 20,000 left, he called.
Baker declared he was standing pat and Lynn needed to draw one. Lynn didn't improve and needed to draw once more.
Baker showed , which had Lynn drawing dead as he held , and ended up meaninglessly pairing a .
Lynn collects $54,286 for his largest ever live tournament score.
|David "Bakes" Baker||7,100,000||1,300,000 |
|Peter Lynn||0||-2,300,000 |
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:06 PM Local Time
Lynn Doubles and Survives
With Peter Lynn getting very short-stacked, David "Bakes" Baker raised on the button and Lynn called.
After both players drew two cards, Lynn led out and was raised by Baker. Lynn called, leaving himself a little over one big bet behind.
Lynn still needed one card while Baker stood pat.
Lynn checked, and after Baker bet, Lynn put his last 310,000 into the pot, which Baker called.
Both players stood pat, and Lynn showed which was good enough to take the pot and give him a much needed double-up.
|David "Bakes" Baker||5,800,000||-745,000 |
|Peter Lynn||2,300,000||1,845,000 |
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:55 PM Local Time
Baker Makes a Wheel
Peter Lynn raised and David "Bakes" Baker called. Each player took three cards.
Both players checked after the first draw and took two cards.
Baker fired after the second draw and Lynn called. Both players were pat.
After the third draw, Baker fired another bet. Lynn called and Baker turned over the wheel . Lynn tossed the losing hand in the muck.
|David "Bakes" Baker||6,545,000||345,000 |
|Peter Lynn||455,000||-445,000 |
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:49 PM Local Time
Baker Takes Commanding Lead Heads-Up
The action began as David "Bakes" Baker raised on the button and Peter Lynn called.
Lynn drew three, while Baker only needed one. Lynn then surprisingly came in with a check-raise after Baker bet, but was quickly met with a third bet by Baker. Lynn slowed down and called.
Lynn drew one, while Baker patted his hand. Lynn then check-called another bet from Baker and drew one again while Baker stayed pat.
They each checked the final betting round and Baker showed for the winner, while Lynn showed a and said he broke a nine on the final draw.
|David "Bakes" Baker||6,200,000||895,000 |
|Peter Lynn||900,000||-895,000 |
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:39 PM Local Time
Level 31 started
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:30 PM Local Time
Stephen Deutsch Eliminated in 3rd Place ($37,194)
David "Bakes" Baker raised and Stephen Deutsch three-bet right behind. Baker returned with a four-bet and Deutsch called.
Both players took one card.
Baker fired a bet after the first draw and Deutsch called. Both players took one card again.
Deutsch called his last bet after the second draw. Baker stood pat and Deutsch drew one.
Baker turned over . Deutsch had and he was live until he turned over a and hit the rail in third place.
|David "Bakes" Baker||5,305,000||2,005,000 |
|Peter Lynn||1,795,000||-1,205,000 |
|Stephen Deutsch||0||-800,000 |
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:20 PM Local Time
Lynn Cuts Into Baker's Lead
With a couple of extra bets in the pot from Stephen Deutsch, who folded pre-draw, David "Bakes" Baker and Peter Lynn each put four bets in before they began drawing.
Lynn patted in the big blind and Baker drew one on the button.
Baker then called bets from Lynn on each round of action, drawing one each time against Lynn's pat hand.
At showdown, Lynn showed a rough nine ( ), which held up as the best hand to put a huge dent into Baker's chip lead.
|David "Bakes" Baker||3,300,000||-1,200,000 |
|Peter Lynn||3,000,000||1,690,000 |
|Stephen Deutsch||800,000||-650,000 |
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:07 PM Local Time
Deutsch Comes Back
Stephen Deutsch raised from the button and Peter Lynn three-bet from the small blind. Deutsch called.
Deutsch drew two and Lynn drew one.
Lynn fired a bet after the first draw and Deutsch called. Both players took one card on the second draw.
It was check for Lynn after the second draw and Deutsch bet. Lynn called and both players took one card again.
After the third and final draw, Lynn checked. Deutsch fired a bet and Lynn folded.
"I had a pair of sevens," Lynn said.
|Stephen Deutsch||1,450,000||250,000 |
|Peter Lynn||1,310,000||-1,130,000 |
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 6:58 PM Local Time
Baker Takes Control Versus Deutsch
David "Bakes" Baker just took down a huge pot to vault well atop the leaderboard.
Stephen Deutsch raised on the button and got a call from Baker in the big blind.
Both players drew two, which usually hasn't brought significant action in the betting to follow, but after Baker led out, Deutsch raised, and Baker called. A big pot had begun brewing.
Each player drew one card, and this time Baker checked to Deutsch who took the lead with a bet, only to be check-raised by Baker. Deutsch called.
Baker patted his hand and Deutsch needed to continue drawing one.
After both players checked the end, Baker showed , which would be the winner of a very healthy pot.
|David "Bakes" Baker||4,500,000||1,250,000 |
|Stephen Deutsch||1,200,000||100,000 |
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 6:44 PM Local Time
Lynn Finds a Fold
David "Bakes" Baker raised from the button and Stephen Deutsch called from the small blind while Peter Lynn came along from the big blind.
Baker took three cards, Deutsch took two, and Lynn took two.
Deutsch checked and Lynn bet the first draw. Baker raised and Deutsch got out of the way. Lynn called the raise.
Baker stood pat and Lynn drew one card.
Lynn checked and Baker bet. Lynn check-called and took one card on the third draw. Baker remained pat.
Baker bet again after Lynn's check. Lynn got away from it and Baker took the pot to open up a chip lead.
|David "Bakes" Baker||3,250,000||1,430,000 |
|Peter Lynn||2,440,000||-305,000 |
|Stephen Deutsch||1,100,000||-1,450,000 |
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 6:30 PM Local Time
Level 30 started
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 6:24 PM Local Time
2021 WSOP Streaming Exclusively on PokerGO
The 2021 World Series of Poker is in full swing, and PokerGO is live streaming many of the events.
PokerGO has partnered with CBS Sports Network to provide WSOP coverage with the likes of Lon McEachern, Norman Chad, and Jamie Kerstetter returning to the WSOP broadcast booth this year, along with PokerNews Podcast co-host Jeff Platt from time to time.
CBS Sports Network will televise 16 pre-produced and edited episodes of the 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event, after striking a multi-year deal earlier this year. This deal sees coverage of the WSOP Main Event return to its original broadcast partner after featuring on CBS Sports Spectacular in the mid-1970s.
All 16 episodes will be televised following the conclusion of the tournament.
PokerGO will provide live streaming duties of the World Championship event starting on Day 1A (November 4) until the end on November 17, except Day 1B (November 5).
Away from the Main Event, there will be additional coverage of more than two dozen tournaments thru November 23, 2021. They include the $50,000 Poker Players Championship and the $250,000 Super High Roller.
Here's a look at the remaining PokerGO live-stream schedule:
|Tuesday, October 19||Event #33: $800 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack|
|Thursday, October 21||Event #38: $50,000 8-Handed High Roller No-Limit Hold'em|
|Friday, October 22||Event #39: $1,500 8-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha|
|Saturday, October 23||Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship|
|Sunday, October 24||Event #44: $3,000 6-Handed Limit Hold'em|
|Tuesday, October 26||Event #45: $10,000 8-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha Championship|
|Tuesday, October 26||Event #47: $5,000 8-Handed Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em|
|Wednesday, October 27||Event #49: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship|
|Saturday, October 30||Event #53: $25,000 8-Handed High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha|
|Friday, November 5||Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship|
|Thursday, November 19||Event #79: $1,979 Poker Hall of Fame Bounty|
|Saturday: November 20||Event #82: $250,000 Super High Roller|
|Monday, November 22||Event #85: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em|
|Tuesday, November 23||Event #87: $100,000 High Roller|
*Dates, times, and specific events of this schedule are subject to change.
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Tuesday, October 19, 2021 6:17 PM Local Time
Stephen Deutsch went on a torrent run in the few hands before the break to chip up near the lead.
Players are now on a 15-minute break.
|Peter Lynn||2,745,000||-555,000 |
|Stephen Deutsch||2,550,000||2,050,000 |
|David "Bakes" Baker||1,820,000||-1,530,000 |
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 6:11 PM Local Time
Kristijonas Andrulis Eliminated in 4th Place ($25,971)
Kristijonas Andrulis committed his final 50,000 in chips versus both Stephen Deutsch and Peter Lynn.
First to act, Deutsch drew two, Andrulis drew three, and Lynn drew one.
A side pot began to grow, as Deutsch check-called a bet from Lynn.
Each player drew one card, then Deutsch check-called another bet from Lynn.
Deutsch still needed to draw one, while both Andrulis and Lynn stood pat.
The last betting round was checked through, and while Andrulis had hoped that his would be enough to keep him alive, Lynn's would claim both the main and side pots, as Deutsch tossed his cards into the muck.
|Peter Lynn||3,300,000||650,000 |
|Stephen Deutsch||500,000||-250,000 |
|Kristijonas Andrulis||0||-50,000 |
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 6:04 PM Local Time
Deutsch Survives Battle of Short Stacks
Picking action up on the first drawing round, Stephen Deutsch took three cards, while Kristijonas Andrulis drew just one.
Deutsch then check-called a bet from Andrulis and drew two, while the Lithuanian still needed one.
Deutsch again check-called an Andrulis bet, then drew one, with Andrulis also still drawing one and getting short on chips.
Deutsch then bet into Andrulis, who took some time before calling, and leaving himself only 50,000 behind.
Deutsch showed a ten-perfect ( ), which was good enough to take the pot and leave Andrulis on fumes.
|Stephen Deutsch||750,000||395,000 |
|Kristijonas Andrulis||50,000||-495,000 |
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 5:58 PM Local Time
Baker Boosted to Over Three Million
David "Bakes" Baker raised on the button and got a call from Kritijonas Andrulis in the big blind.
Andrulis drew just one, while Baker needed to draw three.
Baker check-called a bet from Andrulis, then drew one, while Andrulis also still needed to draw one.
Baker then led into Andrulis with a bet, which was called, and then patted his hand. Andrulis still needed to draw one.
Baker followed through with a final bet, which Andrulis called.
Baker showed to win a healthy pot and vault back into the chip lead, while putting Andrulis onto a short tack.
|David "Bakes" Baker||3,350,000||1,965,000 |
|Kristijonas Andrulis||545,000||-1,055,000 |
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 5:50 PM Local Time
Lynn Beats Baker
Peter Lynn raised and David "Bakes" Baker three-bet. Lynn called. Both players drew one.
The first draw was checked by both players. Each drew one on the second draw.
Baker bet the second draw and Lynn called. Both players stood pat.
Baker fired at the final draw and Lynn called. Lynn turned over and took the pot.
|Peter Lynn||2,650,000||375,000 |
|David "Bakes" Baker||1,385,000||-150,000 |
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 5:48 PM Local Time
Deutsch Getting Low
Stephen Deutsch raised from the button and Peter Lynn called from the big blind. Deutsch stood pat and Lynn drew two.
Lynn checked the first draw and Deutsch bet. Lynn raised and Deutsch called. Deutsch took one and Lynn remained pat.
After the second draw, Lynn bet. Deutsch called and drew one. Lynn stayed pat.
Both players checked the third draw. Lynn turned over and took the pot to put Deutsch closer to the felt.
|Peter Lynn||2,275,000||1,025,000 |
|Stephen Deutsch||355,000||-520,000 |
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 5:46 PM Local Time
Baker Takes from Deutsch
With two draws complete and over 400,000 in the pot, David "Bakes" Baker drew two from the small blind and Stephen Deutsch drew one from the big blind.
Baker bet and Deutsch called. Baker turned over and Deutsch sent the losing hand into the muck.
|David "Bakes" Baker||2,135,000||-815,000 |
|Stephen Deutsch||875,000||-575,000 |