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2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker

Thursday, July 05, 2012 to Saturday, July 07, 2012

Event #60: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $949,400
  • Entries: 101
  • Remaining: 0


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Saturday, July 7, 2012 2:15 PM Local Time
Level: 20
Blinds: 6000/12000
Ante: 3000
Saturday, July 7, 2012 2:09 PM Local Time

Ashton Griffin opened the betting to 29,000 only to have Mike Wattel three-bet to 90,000. Action was on Benjamin Parker and he tanked for about two minutes. Eventually Parker mucked his hand and it folded back to Griffin who quickly threw his away as well.

Mike Wattel390,00030,000
Saturday, July 7, 2012 1:54 PM Local Time

Mike Wattel opened to 25,000 from middle position, and George Danzer called out of the cutoff.


Wattel led out for 40,000, and Danzer tank-called.

"Nine," Wattel announced, tabling       for a ninety-eight perfect.

Danzer studied Wattel's hand, then mucked his own.

Mike Wattel360,000108,000
George Danzer255,000-105,000
Saturday, July 7, 2012 1:49 PM Local Time

Action has seemed to slow down a bit after the move to the pavilion stage with raise before the draw enough to take down the blinds and antes. There have only been two draws since the move and both resulted in minor pots.

Saturday, July 7, 2012 1:45 PM Local Time

The players have recently moved from the blue section of the Amazon room to the featured table on the stage in the Pavilion. Most of the players at the table have expressed their unhappiness in having to play over here as the table and chairs are uncomfortable and most of they have to sit on multiple stacked chairs.

Mike Wattel specifically expressed that the Amazon room was much more "comfortable and peaceful" compared to the Pavilion where the room is buzzing with noise from the cash games and daily deepstack tournaments.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, July 7, 2012 1:41 PM Local Time
1George Danzer360,000
2Ali Eslami128,000
3John Juanda445,000
4Nick Schulman750,000
5Bob Bright102,000
6Ashton Griffin687,000
7Mike Wattel252,000
8Benjamin Parker335,000
Saturday, July 7, 2012 1:35 PM Local Time

Larry Wright - 9th Place

The action folded to Larry Wright, who raised out of the small blind. Nick Schulman pushed two towers of pink T5,000 chips forward, three-betting all in for effectively 170,000 or so, and Wright immediately called all in.

Wright drew one, flashing an ace, and Schulman stood pat. Schulman fanned      , and Wright showed     . Wright peaked at his downcard, and flipped over another four, giving him a pair and eliminating him in ninth place.

We're now off to the Pavillion Room stage, where the official final table will stream live on We'll have the unofficial final table redraw and counts for you shortly

Larry Wright0-220,000
Saturday, July 7, 2012 1:32 PM Local Time

George Danzer opened to 20,000 from under the gun and found a re-raise to 45,000 from Bob Bright in the big blind. Danzer called the raise. Bright stood pat at the draw and Danzer took one.

Both players checked after the draw and Danzer showed       to take down the pot.

Saturday, July 7, 2012 1:12 PM Local Time

Andy Bloch (Day 2) - 10th Place

Larry Wright raised to 22,000 in the cutoff, Andy Bloch three-bet jammed for 52,000 on the button, and the action folded back to Wright, who quickly called.

Wright patted, and Bloch drew one, turning over an ace. Wright fanned       for a jack-ten, and Bloch showed     , drawing to any three, four, eight, nine, ten, or jack.

His downcard was a queen however, eliminating him in tenth place. Wright started clapping when he saw that Bloch's card was a queen, and Bloch clapped back to mock him. After Bloch exited, Nick Schulman and Ashton Griffin tried to explain to Wright that he was breaking etiquette, but Wright refused to listen, claiming that Bloch, "wouldn't shake his hand yesterday."

Larry Wright220,00068,000
Andy Bloch0-58,000
Saturday, July 7, 2012 1:02 PM Local Time

The final ten players have taken their seats here in the blue section of the Amazon room. Cards are officially in the air as we are only nine eliminations away from crowning a champion.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, July 7, 2012 11:20 AM Local Time

Ashton Griffin leads entering the final day.

Day 3 of Event 60: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit) begins in an hour or so, and Ashton Griffin is your chip leader with 638,000 chips. Trailing him is Nick Schulman (558,000), and then the next closest player is John Juanda (363,000).

Juanda is widely renowned as one of the best 2-7 Single Draw players in the world, and if he makes the final table today, it would mark the fourth year in a row that he's done so. He defeated Phil Hellmuth heads up last year, winning the event and $367,170, and the two previous years he finished fourth and fourth.

That's impressive.

Schulman was also at the final table of this event last year, and he won the event in 2009, taking home $279,751 and his first and only gold bracelet.

Larry Wright, who won Event 30: $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball, is eighth in chips, and Andy Bloch, who won Event 7: $1,500 Seven Card Stud, is in tenth. If one of these two short-stacked players is able to run it up, make the final table, and win, then they would become the first and perhaps only multiple bracelet winner of 2012.

Griffin only has three WSOP cashes, and no final table appearances, so this is his first opportunity to make a big splash.

The cards will be in the air at 2 p.m. local time, so be sure to keep it locked to PokerNews for all of your live updates from the World Series of Poker!