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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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Tuesday, June 25, 2013 2:47 AM Local Time
Flack Leads Stacked Final Table

Layne Flack Leads Final Table

The second day of Event #43: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball is officially in the books! Play began today with 55 of the 87 original entrants returning to the felt. By the end of the day, the official final table of seven was reached with none other than six-time WSOP bracelet winner Layne Flack leading the way. Flack leads a star-studded final table whose participants own a combined 16 gold WSOP bracelets.

Flack, who sat among the chip leaders for most of the day, will be a force to be reckoned with heading into the final table. Hot on Flack's heels is Jesse Martin who is still in search for his first gold bracelet. Rounding out the top three is none other than David "Bakes" Baker who won this very event back in 2010. This event marks Baker's fourth official final table appearance at the 2013 WSOP. Baker has proven his skill in 2-7 once in the past and the combination of his experience and skill may be enough to land a third bracelet around his wrist.

With the stacked field that turned out for this event it was no shock that almost every name to hit the rail was recognizable. Players like Erik Seidel, Jean-Robert Bellande, Johnny Chan, 2009 & 2012 champion Nick Schulman, Phil Galfond, Billy Baxter, Joseph Cheong, Phil Ivey, Ali Eslami, Tom Schneider, and Frank Kassela all fell before the money was reached. As the players were whittled down to the final fifteen, the bubble loomed. In the end, it was birthday boy Brian Hastings who would also adopt the title of bubble boy. Hastings fell to Calvin Anderson and the field was officially in the money.

Players dropped quickly after the money was reached with Dan O'Brien, Larry Wright, and Naoya Kihara being the first three to go. All three collected $16,601 in prize money. Start-of-day chip leader Anderson was the next to fall and was forced to settle for an eleventh place finish. Following Anderson out the door and also taking home $19,283 were James Lee and Ashton Griffin, respectively. The elimination of Griffin prompted a total redraw to the unofficial final table of eight where Paul Volpe became the final casualty of the night when he was eliminated by Konstantin Puchkov.

Official Final Table

1Jesse MartinUSA536,500
2Layne Flack*USA574,000
3Jeff Lisandro*Italy361,000
4David "Bakes" Baker*USA379,500
5John Hennigan*USA317,000
6Jon TurnerUSA246,000
7Konstantin Puchkov*Russia196,000

*Denotes that the player is a bracelet winner.

The final table will commence play at 2:00 PM PST on Tuesday right here in the Amazon room of the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino. Be sure to stay tuned to all of our live updates as document the crowning of the newest WSOP champion!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 2:38 AM Local Time
Official End-of-Day Counts
Layne Flack574,000-66,000
Jesse Martin536,500-33,500
David Bakes Baker379,500104,500
Jeff Lisandro361,00021,000
John Hennigan317,00012,000
Jon Turner246,00016,000
Konstantin Puchkov196,00081,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 2:36 AM Local Time
Paul Volpe Eliminated in 8th Place ($22,399)

Paul Volpe - 8th Place

Jon Turner raised to 15,000 in the hijack seat, Konstantin Puchkov called in the cutoff, and Paul Volpe moved all in for 65,000 out of the big blind. Turner quickly folded, and Puchkov went into the tank.

"Slow roll, chirp," Mark Herm said from the rail.

"Yup," Volpe said.

Finally Puchkov called. Volpe stood pat, Puchkov drew one, and Volpe fanned      . Puchkov was drawing very live with      and started to squeeze his down card. After squeezing it, he slowly picked it up off of the felt so that only he could see it, and after two or three seconds revealed a  , giving him a winning ten-seven.

Volpe will receive $22,399 for his eighth-place finish - the highest of his World Series of Poker career.

Paul Volpe0-80,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 2:14 AM Local Time
Unofficial Final Table Draw

Unofficial Final Table

1Jesse Martin
2Layne Flack
3Paul Volpe
4Jeff Lisandro
5David "Bakes" Baker
6John Hennigan
7Jon Turner
8Konstantin Puchkov
Layne Flack640,00085,000
Jesse Martin570,000-10,000
Jeff Lisandro340,000-75,000
John Hennigan305,00060,000
David Bakes Baker275,000-10,000
Jon Turner230,000135,000
Konstantin Puchkov115,00025,000
Paul Volpe80,000-73,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 2:10 AM Local Time
Ashton Griffin Eliminated in 9th Place ($19,283)

Ashton Griffin - 9th Place

Jon Turner raised to 15,000 in the cutoff, and Ashton Griffin, who was recently crippled by Layne Flack in a hand where Flack made an eighty-seve, moved all in for 93,000 on the button. Both blinds released, and the action was back on Turner, who tanked for a considerable amount of time before calling.

Turner stood pat fairly quickly, and then it was Griffin's turn to tank. He placed his hands on his head, closing his eyes to assess the situation as best he could. Finally, he spoke to Turner, and what he said sounded like, "I remember you saying something about taking your time."

Finally, Griffin flicked one card away, and Turner sighed. He showed      , and obviously didn't want Griffin to draw to a better hand. Griffin showed     , and could survive with a seven, six, or four.

Unfortunately for Griffin he turned over an  , and was eliminated in ninth place for $19,283.

The remaining eight players will join together at the unofficial final table. We will have a seat draw and counts for you shortly.

Ashton Griffin0-200,000
Gorilla Gaming
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:58 AM Local Time
Puchkov Finds a Double

David Bakes Baker raised to 13,000 from the button and found an all in bet from Konstantin Puchkov in the small blind. John Hennigan folded from the big blind and Baker announced a call. Both players drew one and then fanned their cards.


Both players drew a  , giving Puchkov the best low with ten-seven. He was able to double to roughly 90,000 in chips.

David Bakes Baker285,000-45,000
Konstantin Puchkov90,00040,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:52 AM Local Time
Bakes Takes from Volpe

Jesse Martin raised to 17,000 on the button, Paul Volpe called in the small blind, and David "Bakes" Baker three-bet to 56,000 in the big blind. Martin folded, and Volpe tank-called.

Volpe drew one, Baker stood pat, and both players checked.

"Queen," Volpe announced.

Baker showed the      , winning the pot.

David Bakes Baker330,00095,000
Paul Volpe153,000-47,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:50 AM Local Time
"Jack What?"

Jon Turner raised to 15,000 on the button, Jeff Lisandro defended his big blind, and then the five-time bracelet winner stood pat. Turner drew one card, Lisandro led out for 16,000, and Turner called.

"Jack," Lisandro announced.

"Jack what?" Turner asked.

"Nine," Lisandro responded, spreading      . Turner mucked his hand.

Jeff Lisandro415,00070,000
Jon Turner95,000-27,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:40 AM Local Time
Chip Counts
Jesse Martin580,000-37,000
Layne Flack555,00080,000
Jeff Lisandro345,000-115,000
John Hennigan245,000-52,500
David Bakes Baker235,00034,000
Paul Volpe200,000-66,000
Ashton Griffin200,000-11,000
Jon Turner122,00015,500
Konstantin Puchkov50,000-55,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:33 AM Local Time
Deuces No Good for Puchkov

Before the level changed, Konstantin Puchkov raised to 10,500 in early position, Jesse Martin three-bet to 35,000 on the button, and Puchkov called. Puchkov drew one, Martin stood pat, and both players checked.

Puchkov showed two deuces, but Martin wouldn't flip his hand over until Puchkov either tabled all of his cards or mucked his hand. Earlier today, Puchkov did this twice, once time against John Hennigan when Hennigan showed two sevens, and another time against Paul Volpe who announced a worse hand than what Puchkov was holding. In both instances, Puchkov wouldn't show until the player fanned their entire hand.

Finally, Puchkov showed      , and laughing, Martin tabled      .

Jesse Martin617,000182,000
Konstantin Puchkov105,000-99,500
Gorilla Gaming
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:25 AM Local Time
Level 17 started
Level: 17
Blinds: 3000/6000
Ante: 1500
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:24 AM Local Time
James Lee Eliminated in 10th Place ($19,283)

James Lee - 10th Place

Jon Turner began the action with an under-the-gun raise to 12,500. Players around the table tossed their cards away until it hit Layne Flack in the small blind. Flack reached into his stack and came out with a three-bet to 34,500. James Lee then sat thinking in the big blind for about a minute before announcing that he was all in for roughly 160,000 total. Turner folded and Flack quickly called.

Both players rapped the table, signifying that they would stand pat. Flack instantly rolled over       and Lee nodded his head in acknowledgement. Lee took one last look at his hand before mucking his cards. Flack's eighty-seven was able to score the elimination and send Lee home as the 10th place finisher.

Layne Flack475,000122,000
James Lee0-113,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:06 AM Local Time
Calvin Anderson Eliminated in 11th Place ($19,283)

Calvin Anderson - 11th Place

Calvin Anderson open-shoved all in for 96,000 in the cutoff, Jeff Lisandro tanked for quite some time before calling in the small blind, and Layne Flack tanked even longer before calling in the big blind. Lisandro stood pat, Flack slapped the railing, standing pat as well, and Calvin anderson sighed.

"S***," he said under his breath.

He tossed away one card.

Lisandro and Flack quickly checked, and Flack flashed a ten-high before mucking. Lisandro fanned       for a ninety-seven, and Anderson was forced to show       for a pair of fours.

Anderson hit the rail in 11th place, earning $19,283

Jeff Lisandro460,000175,000
Layne Flack353,000-91,500
Calvin Anderson0-79,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:46 AM Local Time
Martin Pats the Jack

John Hennigan opened the betting with a raise to 12,000 from UTG+1. It folded to Jess Martin who cut out a three-bet to 40,000 from the button. David Bakes Baker called the re-raise from the big blind and Hennigan decided to get away from it.

Baker took one card while Martin opted to stay pat. Both players checked the final round of betting and Martin showed      . Baker mucked his hand and Martin dragged in a pot that brings his stack to right around 435,000 in chips.

Jesse Martin435,00067,500
David Bakes Baker201,000-57,500
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:35 AM Local Time
Lisandro's Eight Perfect

While at Table 359, we noticed that there was action going down at Table 360. When we arrived, Calvin Anderson and Jeff Lisandro were heads up post draw, and Anderson tossed out 18,500. Lisandro opted to raise, sliding out 78,500, and Anderson tank-called.

Lisandro quietly fanned       for an eight perfect, and Anderson frustratedly dropped his cards into the muck, revealing an  .

Jeff Lisandro285,00085,000
Calvin Anderson79,000-74,500
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:32 AM Local Time
Level 16 started
Level: 16
Blinds: 2500/5000
Ante: 1500
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:09 AM Local Time
Counts at Break
Layne Flack444,5009,500
Jesse Martin367,50017,500
John Hennigan297,500-32,500
Paul Volpe266,00076,000
David Bakes Baker258,500-89,500
Ashton Griffin211,00022,000
Konstantin Puchkov204,500100,500
Jeff Lisandro200,00088,000
Calvin Anderson153,500-96,500
James Lee113,000-7,000
Jon Turner106,500-71,500
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:04 AM Local Time

The players are now on their final 20-minute break of the evening. Full counts are coming shortly.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:04 AM Local Time
Ashman Doubles

Ashton Griffin shoved for 89,000 from under the gun. Layne Flack tank-called on the button, and both blinds released. Griffin and Flack both drew one card.

Griffin    1
Flack    1

Griffin ripped over a  , leaving Flack, who tabled a meaningless  , drawing dead.

Layne Flack435,000-50,000
Ashton Griffin189,000119,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 11:58 PM Local Time
Lee Finds a Double

James Lee opened to 8,000 from the cutoff and Calvin Anderson three-bet him all in from the button. The blinds folded and Lee called for his tournament life. Lee drew one and Anderson stood pat, fanning      .

Lee showed      and immediately flipped over his drawn card. The card was a   which gave Lee a nine-low to double up. Lee now has about 120,000 in chips while Anderson has fallen to around 250,000.

Calvin Anderson250,000-60,000
James Lee120,00030,000
Gorilla Gaming