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2013 44th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Sunday, June 23, 2013 to Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Event #43: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $817,800
  • Entries: 87
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, June 24, 2013 11:55 PM Local Time
Naoya Kihara Eliminated in 12th Place ($16,601)

Naoya Kihara - 12th Place

Layne Flack raised to 11,500 from early position only to have Naoya Kihara ship all in over the top for an unknown amount. Action quickly came back to Flack who snapped him off. Both players drew one card and tabled their hands.


Flack ripped off his final card, the   to make himself a ninety-seven. Kihara bricked out and we were unable to catch what his final card was, but it did not complete his low. He was eliminated in 12th place and will pocket $16,601 in winnings.

Monday, June 24, 2013 11:48 PM Local Time
Snowball City

Layne Flack opened to 10,500 from under the gun, Calvin Anderson three-bet to 24,500 in the hijack seat, and the action folded back to Flack, who called.

The six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner requested one card, while Anderson stood pat. Flack checked, Anderson fired out 22,000, and Flack called.

Anderson tossed       across the table, and Flack mucked.

"Snowball city," Anderson said.

"What?" Flack asked him.

"Snowball city," he repeated. "You thought I was snowing you."

Layne Flack420,000-15,000
Calvin Anderson310,00015,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 11:38 PM Local Time
Larry Wright Eliminated in 13th Place ($16,601)

Larry Wright - 13th Place

Larry Wright was forced all in in the big blind for his last 1,000. Everyone at the table folded around to John Hennigan who raised to 8,000. Jon Turner called from the small blind and the three players went to the draw.

John Hennigan2
Jon Turner1
Larry Wright3

Turner led out with a bet of 12,000 and Hennigan mucked his cards. Turner fanned       and Wright showed   .

"I'm drawin' live!" proclaimed Wright. He flipped over his first card:  .

"There it is," he continued as he rolled over a   for his next card.

Wright was still drawing live to stay in the tournament but could not come through as the last card was the   to seal his fate. Wright was eliminated in 13th place but can add another cash to his resume. Wright has now cashed in the last three of three 2-7 Single Draw events offered at the WSOP (Winning his first bracelet in the $1,500 event in 2012 and following that up with a cash in the $10,000 event a few weeks later).

Jon Turner178,0003,000
Larry Wright00
Monday, June 24, 2013 11:29 PM Local Time
Dan O'Brien Eliminated in 14th Place ($16,601)

Dan O'Brien - 14th Place

Layne Flack opened with a raise to 11,500 and it folded to Dan O'Brien who shipped for 50,000 from the cutoff. Action came back around to Flack who snapped it off.

Dan O'Brien    1
Layne Flack    1

Each player drew one and Flack ripped his off first. He revealed the   which completed his ninety-eight. O'Brien squeezed his out but was dejected to find that he paired up withe   and became the first casualty in the money. O'Brien will collect $16,601 for his min-cash.

Layne Flack410,00050,000
Dan O'Brien0-58,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 11:22 PM Local Time
3591David "Bakes" BakerUSA348,000
3592Konstantin PuchkovRussia104,000
3593John HenniganUSA330,000
3594Jon TurnerUSA175,000
3595Larry WrightUSA4,000
3596Jesse MartinUSA350,000
3597Paul VolpeUSA190,000
3601Jeff LisandroItaly112,000
3602Layne FlackUSA360,000
3603James LeeUSA90,000
3604Dan O'BrienUSA58,000
3605Calvin AndersonUSA295,000
3606Naoya KiharaJapan90,000
3607Ashton GriffinUSA70,000
Layne Flack360,0000
Jesse Martin350,00015,000
David Bakes Baker348,000-1,500
John Hennigan330,00033,800
Calvin Anderson295,00035,000
Paul Volpe190,000-50,000
Jon Turner175,000-17,000
Jeff Lisandro112,00026,500
Konstantin Puchkov104,0002,000
James Lee90,000-7,000
Naoya Kihara90,000-3,500
Ashton Griffin70,000-79,000
Dan O'Brien58,000-33,000
Larry Wright4,000-28,000
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Monday, June 24, 2013 11:12 PM Local Time
The Birthday Boy Bubbles

Brian Hastings - Bubbles

Calvin Anderson moved all in on the button for effectively 70,000 or so, and Larry Wright, who had significantly less, folded in the small blind. Brian Hastings' eyes got wide, and he made a strained face as he plopped forward a stack, signaling a call.

Both players drew one, and Anderson fanned     . The dealer then halted the action, and Hastings kept his cards hidden.

"You drawing better?" John Hennigan asked half-jokingly.

Anderson laughed.

"Yeah," Hastings said. "But I have a gut-shot."

Hennigan then determined that Hastings must have     , and when told to turn his hand face up, Hastings showed just that. Both players were dealt a card, and Anderson turned over a   for a ten-nine low.

Hastings, who is celebrating his 25th birthday today, turned over a  . He was eliminated on the bubble, and will receive no money for doing so.

The remaining 14 players are now drawing to two tables, and we will have the draw for you shortly.

Brian Hastings00
Monday, June 24, 2013 11:00 PM Local Time
Level 15 started
Level: 15
Blinds: 2000/4000
Ante: 1000
Monday, June 24, 2013 10:50 PM Local Time
Color Up Break

Players are now on a 10-minute break to race off and color up the grey T100 chips.

Monday, June 24, 2013 10:49 PM Local Time
Flack Snaps Off Anderson

Layne Flack had the button. He opened with a raise to 7,600 and John Hennigan tossed out a call from the small blind. Calvin Anderson looked at his cards in the big blind, took a moment, and finally moved out a three-bet to 26,800. Flack called and Hennigan threw his cards away.

Anderson gave away one card at the draw and Flack let out a laugh.

"Just one?" asked Flack as he also drew one card.

Anderson looked at his new hand and then moved out a large bet of an unknown amount that looked to be over 45,000. Flack peeked at his cards and snapped him off.

Anderson shrugged which prompted Flack to throw       on the felt. Anderson mucked his hand and Flack dragged in a sizable pot that puts him around 360,000 in chips.

Layne Flack360,000108,000
Calvin Anderson260,000-65,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 10:41 PM Local Time
Straight is Good for Volpe

Paul Volpe opened to 6,000, James Lee defended his big blind, and both players drew one card. Lee checked, and after tanking for a bit, Volpe fired out 25,000. Lee tank-folded.

"I have two-three-four-five and a three-sider," Volpe said, sweating his card. "Six!"

Volpe had made a straight, but it was no matter because Lee mucked.

Paul Volpe240,00010,000
James Lee97,000-13,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 10:27 PM Local Time
Eighty-Six For Lee

Paul Volpe raised to 6,000 from under the gun and players around the table shot their hands into the muck until it reached James Lee in the small blind. Lee cut out a three-bet to 13,500 and it folded back to Volpe who called.

Lee stood pat and Volpe drew one. Lee checked post-draw which prompted Volpe to toss 22,000 into the center. Lee went into the tank for about forty seconds before tossing out a call and rolling over      .

Volpe shook his head, signifying Lee's hand was good. Volpe flashed       before his cards were mucked. Lee picked up the pot and is now right around 110,000 in chips.

Paul Volpe230,000-1,000
James Lee110,00073,700
Monday, June 24, 2013 10:22 PM Local Time
Calvin Cruising on the Bubble

Calvin Anderson, who has chipped up very nicely on the bubble, raised to 6,000 in the cutoff. A short-stacked Larry Wright called on the button, and Layne Flack defended his big blind.


Flack checked, Anderson fired out 21,000, and Wright tanked for a very long time before folding. Flack instantly called.

"Ten," Anderson announced.

"I have a ten too," Flack said, showing a ten-eight low.

It was no good against Anderson's       though, and he scooped the pot.

"How the hell did y'all both make a ten when I had two?" Wright asked after the hand.

Calvin Anderson325,00097,000
Layne Flack252,000-87,000
Larry Wright32,000-8,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 10:11 PM Local Time
Wright Doubles Through Flack

Larry Wright opened to 6,000 from under the gun and it folded to Layne Flack who made it 21,000 from the button. Action folded back to Wright and he called all in for his last 18,100. Each player opted to draw one and the hands were rolled on their backs.


Flack pulled first and ripped off the   giving him ace-low. Wright peeked at his card and then picked it up off of the felt to see it was the  .

"Flush," said Calvin Anderson, jokingly to Wright.

Wright stopped in his tracks for a moment, looked back to his hand on the felt, then quickly pushed up the   to signify that he didn't have a flush.

"Oooh, you son of a bitch!" said Wright with a laugh and he raked in the double up.

Wright is now sitting on about 40,000 in chips.

Larry Wright40,0007,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 9:50 PM Local Time

The cards are back in the air, and because the tournament is on the money bubble, it will remain at this level until another player is eliminated. At that point, Level 15 will begin with however much time is remaining on the clock.

Monday, June 24, 2013 8:55 PM Local Time

The players are now on a 60-minute dinner break.

David Bakes Baker349,50039,500
Layne Flack339,000-21,000
Jesse Martin335,00099,000
John Hennigan296,200-13,800
Paul Volpe231,00046,000
Calvin Anderson228,00023,000
Jon Turner192,000-53,000
Ashton Griffin149,00055,000
Konstantin Puchkov102,0002,000
Naoya Kihara93,500-84,500
Dan O'Brien91,000-10,000
Jeff Lisandro85,50050,500
Brian Hastings53,0008,000
James Lee36,300-79,700
Larry Wright33,000-2,800
Velo 690x150
Monday, June 24, 2013 8:52 PM Local Time
Stinger Doubles

On the first hand of hand-for-hand play, Brian Hastings open-shoved for 19,800 from under the gun. Larry Wright called in the big blind, opting to pat. Hastings drew one card.

Wright     Pat
Hastings    1

Hastings had to wait for the other two tables to finish, and when they did he received his down card.

"It's not paint," he said, squeezing it. "I got it."

Sure enough, Hastings ripped over a  , giving him a winning ten-six low to double on the bubble.

Brian Hastings45,00020,000
Larry Wright35,800-36,200
Monday, June 24, 2013 8:47 PM Local Time
Hand for Hand

With just 15 remaining, play has reached hand for hand play.

Monday, June 24, 2013 8:46 PM Local Time
Anderson Scores Double KO, Busts Laak and Pescatori

Phil Laak - Eliminated

Action began with an early positioned Max Pescatori moving all in for his last 22,600. Action folded to Phil Laak on the button who took a moment before announcing that he was all in over the top for 54,900. John Hennigan folded his small blind and Calvin Anderson went into the tank in the big blind. Anderson thought for about a minute before moving out a call.

Max Pescatori    1
Phil Laak    1
Calvin Anderson     Pat

Anderson rolled over his ten-seven low and both of his opponents were drawing live to stay in. Pescatori wasted no time ripping off his card and showed the   to pair and eliminate him from play.

"I have several gaps," said Laak, moving his cards in descending order on the felt. He placed his new card between the eight and the six. "I won't get greedy".

He tabled his final card to reveal that it was the   giving him jack-low for the second best hand. Laak was also eliminated from play and Anderson now has about 205,000 in chips.

Calvin Anderson205,00090,000
Max Pescatori0-29,500
Phil Laak0-54,900
Monday, June 24, 2013 8:30 PM Local Time
Hennigan Above 300K

John Hennigan

Max Pescatori raised to 6,500, and three players called including John Hennigan (button), Calvin Anderson (small blind), and Brian Hastings (big blind). They all drew one card.


The action checked to Hennigan, who fired out 17,000. Anderson called, Hastings called, and Pescatori laughed before folding a ten-eight face up.

Johnny World spread       for a perfect eighty-seven, and raked in the pot.

John Hennigan310,000120,000
Calvin Anderson115,000-55,000
Max Pescatori29,500-52,500
Brian Hastings25,0000
Monday, June 24, 2013 8:30 PM Local Time
Plenty of Extras Being Given Away At This Year's WSOP

The buzz inside the walls of the Rio extends beyond just the tournaments on the 2013 World Series of Poker schedule. Online poker in Nevada is a very, very hot topic right now, and is making a lot of noise.

While the site has yet to launch, you can head to the Lambada Room of the Rio or look for one of the beautiful and friendly ladies walking the hallways to sign up for a free, personal online poker account. This is a great way to get a jump on the site's registration, and plenty of people have already taken this opportunity.

What's more is that the WSOP will be hosting daily raffles for everyone that has taken the time to register for at the Rio. What can you win? Plenty of fantastic prizes including 36 WSOP seats!

Players 21 years of age and older who sign up for a account will automatically be entered into the "36-Seat Giveaway" where a randomly-selected winner will win a seat into the next day's first WSOP gold bracelet event. One of the events eligible in this promotion is the $111,111 One Drop High Roller No-Limit Hold'em tournament that is expected to feature a $10,000,000 prize pool and allow you to play poker with the biggest names in the game. In total, $182,333 in WSOP seats, including a seat to the WSOP Main Event, are being given away during this one-of-a-kind promotion.

In addition to the 36-Seat Giveaway, a "Hot Seat" promotion will allow any player who signs up for a online account and wears their patch on their chest at the table while playing an event to be randomly selected to receive 500 bonus dollars deposited directly into their online account once the site has received all regulatory approvals and launches.

With 62 WSOP gold bracelet events and three winners promised for the Main Event, this promotion includes $32,000 worth of value to those participating.

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