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2018 49th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 to Friday, June 15, 2018

Event #29: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $480,600
  • Entries: 356
  • Remaining: 0

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Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:12 AM Local Time
Jared Bleznick Leads After Day 1 of Event #29: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw

Jared Bleznick

Jared Bleznick leads the pack at the end of Day 1 of Event #29: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw, bagging up an impressive 72,900. A few of the other notables who also bagged up healthy stacks for Day 2 include Jon Turner (26,100), David Baker (65,100), David Prociak (65,100) and David Pham (64,600).

The field of 356 surpassed the 328 mark from last year and generated a total prize pool of $480,600. A total of 86 players made it through to Day 2. Payouts were confirmed after registration closed the payouts, with a total of 54 places paid and a min-cash worth $2,243.

Those remaining in the field will be competing for the $117,282 top prize in addition to the coveted WSOP gold bracelet.

After the first break, the field grew with the additions of Shaun Deeb, Daniel Negreanu, Chris Ferguson, and Daniel Ospina. Eight levels of late registration were plenty, with players continuing to register throughout the night.

Some of the notable bust outs who failed to make the Day 2 cut included Matt Waxman, Valentin Vornicu, Michael Mizrachi, Greg Raymer, and defending champion Brian Brubaker.

The money bubble is expected to burst midway through Day 2, with the tournament playing down to a winner on Day 3 on Friday, June 15.

The remaining players will return on Thursday, June 14 at 2:00 P.M. local time for a Day 2 restart playing 10 60-minute levels with 15-minute breaks every two levels.

Make sure to come back on Day 2 to follow all of the live action as the PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide you with all of the updates as Event #29: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw continues.

Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:07 AM Local Time
Day 2 Seating and Chip Counts
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4031Horacio Chaves CortesParaguay28,90029
Amazon4032Nicholas DerkeUnited States36,00036
Amazon4033David BellUnited States3,7004
Amazon4034Daniel DiPasqualeUnited States3,7004
Amazon4035Christopher VitchUnited States36,10036
Amazon4036Ajay ChabraUnited States9,3009
       
Amazon4041Brian HastingsUnited States9,1009
Amazon4042Andrii NadieliaievUkraine20,60021
Amazon4043Craig LoveUnited States19,70020
Amazon4044Kerim AtouaniGermany48,50049
Amazon4045Sardor GazievUnited States34,10034
Amazon4046David BachUnited States22,90023
       
Amazon4051Kyle MiasoUnited States28,30028
Amazon4052Steven KleinCanada36,10036
Amazon4053Ryan HughesUnited States7,0007
Amazon4054Timothy FrazinUnited States36,30036
Amazon4055Randall PaceUnited States9,2009
Amazon4056Thomas TaylorCanada9,50010
       
Amazon4061Cody WagnerUnited Kingdom29,40029
Amazon4062Timothy McDermottUnited States13,10013
Amazon4063Calvin AndersonUnited States29,40029
Amazon4064Jason PapastavrouUnited States12,70013
Amazon4065Shaun DeebUnited States23,80024
Amazon4066Yueqi ZhuChina21,20021
       
Amazon4072Christopher GrzadzielUnited States27,30027
Amazon4073Randolph JensenUnited States39,00039
Amazon4074Haresh ThakerUnited Kingdom20,00020
Amazon4075Andrey ZhigalovRussia13,00013
Amazon4076Daniel OspinaColombia30,80031
       
Amazon4111Danny WongUnited States31,70032
Amazon4112Steven TabbUnited States53,70054
Amazon4113Scott MilkeyUnited States33,00033
Amazon4114Andrew YipCanada41,10041
Amazon4115Matthew SmithUnited States30,50031
Amazon4116Christian CalcanoUnited States43,80044
       
Amazon4121Robert GoldfarbUnited States29,70030
Amazon4122Hernan SalazarUnited States19,80020
Amazon4123Dzmitry UrbanovichPoland6,8007
Amazon4124Jared BleznickUnited States72,90073
Amazon4125Brett BaderUnited States33,10033
Amazon4126Alessio IsaiaItaly10,40010
       
Amazon4131Allen KesslerUnited States8,8009
Amazon4132James ScottUnited States50,70051
Amazon4133Ralph RuddUnited States24,90025
Amazon4134Rick FullerUnited States66,20066
Amazon4135Walter ChambersUnited States57,40057
Amazon4136Brian TateUnited States36,50037
       
Amazon4141David "ODB" BakerUnited States34,30034
Amazon4142Matthew SmithUnited States39,90040
Amazon4143Masayoshi TanakaJapan34,20034
Amazon4144William TohUnited States34,50035
Amazon4145Hope WilliamsUnited States32,20032
Amazon4146Jon TurnerUnited States26,10026
       
Amazon4151John PratherUnited States50,20050
Amazon4152Philip LongUnited Kingdom52,00052
Amazon4153Sampo RyynanenFinland34,00034
Amazon4154Frank KasselaUnited States30,60031
Amazon4156John BunchUnited States41,60042
       
Amazon4191Matt SavageUnited States43,40043
Amazon4192Oscar JohanssonSweden57,30057
Amazon4193Abdel HamidUnited States7,2007
Amazon4194Neil YekellUnited States11,80012
Amazon4195Pete ThomasUnited States20,00020
Amazon4196Yong WangChina39,20039
       
Amazon4201Bryce YockeyUnited States12,40012
Amazon4202Brendan TaylorUnited States39,50040
Amazon4203Phillip HuiUnited States31,80032
Amazon4204Adam FriedmanUnited States63,20063
Amazon4206Benjamin SchollUnited States25,50026
       
Amazon4211Aron DermerUnited States25,30025
Amazon4212Kenny SheiUnited States37,20037
Amazon4213Scott ClementsUnited States15,80016
Amazon4214Alejandro TorresUnited States32,10032
Amazon4215David PhamUnited States64,60065
Amazon4216Jeremy HeartbergUnited States25,00025
       
Amazon4221Yan Shing TsangHong Kong44,30044
Amazon4223Shunjiro UchidaUnited States34,40034
Amazon4224David ProciakUnited States65,10065
Amazon4225Ian ShawMexico26,90027
Amazon4226Hanh TranUnited States27,40027
       
Amazon4231Brian JordanUnited States25,10025
Amazon4232Aliaksei BoikaBelarus40,00040
Amazon4233Brant HaleUnited States4,9005
Amazon4234John David RogersUnited States43,10043
Amazon4235Bradley BeetzUnited States17,90018
Amazon4236Jason C LipinerUnited States41,20041
Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:06 AM Local Time
End of Day Chip Counts
Jared Bleznick72,900-5,100
Rick Fuller66,200
David Prociak65,1003,100
David Pham64,60013,100
Adam Friedman63,20021,200
Walter Chambers57,400
Oscar Johansson57,3001,300
Steven Tabb53,700
Philip Long52,000
James Scott50,700
John Prather50,2000
Kerim Atouani48,500
Yan Shing Tsang44,300
Christian Calcano43,80019,700
Matt Savage43,4006,400
John David Rogers43,100
John Bunch41,6008,600
Jason C Lipiner41,200
Andrew Yip41,100
Aliaksei Boika40,000
Matthew Smith (SC)39,900
Brendan Taylor39,500
Yong Wang39,200
Randolph Jensen39,000
Kenny Shei37,200
Brian Tate36,500
Timothy Frazin36,300
Steven Klein36,100
Chris Vitch [Christopher Vitch]36,100
Nicholas Derke36,000
William Toh34,500
Shunjiro Uchida34,400
David "ODB" Baker34,300-25,700
Masayoshi Tanaka34,200
Sardor Gaziev34,100
Sampo Ryynanen34,000
Brett Bader33,100
Scott Milkey33,000
Hope Williams32,200
Alejandro Torres32,100
Phil Hui [Phillip Hui]31,800
Danny Wong31,700
Daniel Ospina30,80023,800
Frank Kassela30,600-3,400
Robert Goldfarb29,700
Calvin Anderson29,4004,900
Cody Wagner29,400-15,200
Horacio Chaves Cortes28,900
Kyle Miaso28,300
Hanh Tran27,400
Christopher Grzadziel27,300
Ian Shaw26,900
Jon Turner26,100-5,400
Benjamin Scholl25,500
Aron Dermer25,300
Brian Jordan25,100
Jeremy Heartberg25,000
Ralph Rudd24,900
Shaun Deeb23,800-3,200
David Bach22,900-2,100
Yueqi Zhu21,200
Andrii Nadieliaiev20,600
Pete Thomas20,000
Haresh Thaker20,000
Hernan Salazar19,800-7,200
Craig Love19,7000
Bradley Beetz17,900
Scott Clements15,8004,800
Timothy McDermott13,100-6,900
Andrey Zhigalov13,000
Jason Papastavrou12,700
Bryce Yockey12,400400
Neil Yekell11,800
Alessio Isaia10,400
Thomas Taylor9,500-500
Ajay Chabra9,300-9,700
Randall Pace9,200
Brian Hastings9,100-11,900
Allen Kessler8,800-5,200
Abdel Hamid7,200-13,800
Ryan Hughes7,000-15,000
Dzmitry Urbanovich6,800-16,200
Brant Hale4,900
David Bell3,700
Daniel DiPasquale3,700
Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:52 AM Local Time
Three More Hands

The clock has been paused on Day 1. Each table will play three more hands before bagging their chips for Day 2.

Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:47 AM Local Time
Clements Cut Down

Scott Clements opened two bets and called three bets from the player in the big blind. Both players drew two and Clements bet once more. His opponent made it to bets with very little behind and Clements added the rest to put the player at risk.

Both players drew one and then Clements drew one again while his opponent stood pat.

Clements flipped over a      drawing live against his opponent's      . Clements drew a   making a pair and doubled up his opponent.

Scott Clements11,000-20,000
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Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:40 AM Local Time
Fallen During the Final Level
Benny Glaser0-8,500
Chris Ferguson0-21,300
Greg Raymer0-20,000
Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:19 AM Local Time
Top Stacks Heading Towards the Bag
Jared Bleznick78,00036,000
David "ODB" Baker60,0008,000
Oscar Johansson56,000
Chris Vitch55,000-15,000
David Pham51,50023,500
Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:05 AM Local Time
Latter Stages Eliminations; Defending Champ Falls
Matt Waxman0-27,500
Christopher Kruk0-11,500
Brian Brubaker0-11,000
Andrey Zaichenko0-9,000
Bruno Fitoussi0-3,000
Ken Aldridge0-7,500
Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:02 AM Local Time
Prize Pool & Payout Structure Released

The official numbers are in and with 356 entries on Day 1, a prize pool worth $480,600 was created. The top 54 spots will get paid with anyone making the money guaranteed at least $2,243.

Awaiting the eventual champion is, of course, a shiny, new WSOP gold bracelet and a top prize worth $117,282.

Here's how the prize pool will be distributed:

PlacePrize
1$117,282
2$72,471
3$46,729
4$30,926
5$21,021
6$14,687
7-8$10,555
9-10$7,809
11-12$5,953
13-18$4,680
19-24$3,799
25-30$3,186
31-36$2,765
37-42$2,485
43-48$2,317
49-54$2,243
Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:02 AM Local Time
Level 10 started
Level: 10
Blinds: 400/800
Ante: 0
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Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:58 AM Local Time
Ferguson Triples Up

Chris Ferguson

The player under-the-gun made it two-bets, Chris Ferguson called in the small blind and the big blind then made it three bets. The under-the-gun player then made it four-bets, Ferguson called and the big blind capped it at five bets with both players calling.

Ferguson drew two and the other players each drew one. The under-the-gun player then bet with Ferguson and the big blind calling.

On the second draw, Ferguson opted for two cards again with the others each drawing one and the action checked around.

On the third and final draw each player drew one with Ferguson betting all-in for his last 1,200 with the big blind being the only caller.

Ferguson revealed       and despite the last minute registration has quickly tripled the 7,500 starting stack.

Chris Ferguson21,30015,300
Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:37 AM Local Time
Assorted Stack Updates
Chris Vitch70,00046,000
Adam Friedman42,00031,000
Matt Savage37,00020,000
Jon Turner31,500-200
Scott Clements31,000-8,000
Shaun Deeb27,00014,300
David Bach25,00016,000
Brian Hastings21,0005,000
David Prociak18,000-7,000
Bryce Yockey12,000-8,000
Thomas Taylor10,000-13,000
Benny Glaser8,500-17,500
Ben Yu7,000-500
Daniel Ospina7,000-2,600
Paul Volpe6,500
Mikhail Semin4,000-3,500
Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:29 AM Local Time
No Longer in Contention
James Alexander0-17,000
Brandon Shack-Harris0-16,000
Craig Chait0-2,000
Daniel Strelitz0-7,500
Per Hildebrand0-7,500
Victor Ramdin0-21,000
Barry Greenstein0-3,000
Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:25 AM Local Time
Baker Sitting on Top

David ODB Baker in a previous event

The player in the cutoff made it two bets, David Baker made it three on the button and the player called. They both opted to draw two.

The cutoff bet and Baker called. On the second draw, each of them drew one with Baker calling a bet from the cutoff once more.

On the final draw, the cutoff patted with Baker opting to draw one more. The player in the cutoff then check-called a bet from Baker.

Baker rolled over       for a number three and the player mucked as Baker leads the field towards the end of Day 1.

David "ODB" Baker52,0009,000
Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:17 AM Local Time
A Round of Counts
David "ODB" Baker43,0008,500
Jared Bleznick42,00024,000
Frank Kassela34,0002,000
John Bunch33,00018,500
David Pham28,00021,500
Hernan Salazar27,000-3,200
Calvin Anderson24,5003,500
Dzmitry Urbanovich23,0006,000
Ron Ware22,000-5,300
Abdel Hamid21,0009,500
Greg Raymer20,0005,000
Phil Hui19,000-5,000
Allen Kessler14,0006,500
Dutch Boyd13,000-4,500
Chris Ferguson6,000-1,500
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Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:09 AM Local Time
Registration Closed; Ferguson, Yu, Wolansky Among Last to Enter

Registration has officially closed and today's field looks to have attracted a total of 356 entries. Prize pool and payout information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

The tournament clock currently displays 126 players remaining.

Steven Wolansky7,5007,500
Ben Yu7,5007,500
Chris Ferguson7,5007,500
Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:03 AM Local Time
Level 9 started
Level: 9
Blinds: 300/600
Ante: 0
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 11:47 PM Local Time
Break Time

The players are now on a 15-minute break. Late registration will end at the end of this break.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 11:45 PM Local Time
Clements Loses Some to Turner

Jon Turner made it two bets with the player on the button calling and Scott Clements coming along in the big. Clements drew three with Turner and button each drawing two.

Clements made it one bet and Turner made it two, the player on the button called and Clements tossed in the call. Clements drew one, Turner drew two and the button drew one.

Clements then checked to Turner who bet, the button called and Clements called again. Both Clements and Turner patted and the button drew one final card.

The action checked around with Turner revealing a       and scooped the pot.

Scott Clements35,0001,000
Jon Turner31,7007,700
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 11:38 PM Local Time
Mizrachi Pairs to Bust

Michael Mizrachi had just 200 left after the second draw and put it in the middle, getting called by one of his two opponents. Mizrachi drew one and his opponent stood pat tabling an      .

Mizrachi was drawing live to a      but paired his seven and was eliminated.

Michael Mizrachi0-7,500
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