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Event #23: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship



Event #23: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship
Jour 1 terminé

Galen Hall Bags Chip Lead on Day 1 of Event #23: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Championship

will_shill • Niveau 10: 1,200-2,400, 600 ante
Galen Hall
Galen Hall

After ten levels of play filled with jokes, sweats and some exciting poker, it is Galen Hall who has bagged the chip lead with 389,800 at the end of Day 1 in Event #23: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Championship.

Hall has one WSOP cash in this format, coming back in 2012 where he cashed the $1,500 event in 32nd place. Hall is also yet to cash a WSOP event this year, but once registration closes at the start of Day 2, he will be in a prime position to record his first one.

Hall was closely followed by three-time bracelet winner Benny Glaser (352,000). Glaser min-cashed the $1,500 8-Game earlier in the day before switching to the single-game format. Glaser already has three bracelets, with one of those coming in the 2015 $1,500 2-7 Triple Draw.

Behind the pair were Timothy McDermott (304,800), Stephen Chidwick (222,800) and Dario Sammartino (212,500).

Defending champion John Monnette also bagged (90,000) along with multiple bracelet-winners John Hennigan (135,100), Billy Baxter (94,000), Erik Seidel (91,8000), Chris Ferguson (85,500) and Eli Elezra (51,400).

Other notables through to Day 2 include Scott Seiver (142,600), Mike Wattel (135,500), Jean-Robert Bellande (100,800), German professional soccer player Max Kruse (72,800), Darren Elias (70,600), Illya Trincher (42,200) and Shaun Deeb (30,100).

The first player to bust was last year's $10,000 Razz Championship runner-up Eric Kurtzman who lost out to McDermott when his pat-nine came up against his opponent's pat-eight.Frank Kassela and Mark Weitzman would also bust early on, with Kassela taking advantage of the single re-entry.

There was no runaway chip leader in the first four levels of play, with Mike Wattel, Kruse and James Chen all hovering around the double starting stack mark. It wasn't until after the second break that Alex Foxen moved clear and established himself as a real contender for chip leader after eliminating Calvin Anderson.

Glaser joined Foxen with a stack in excess of 200,000 and Hall would push the envelope further, chipping up to over 300,000 as the night drew to a close. Late entries from the likes of Shaun Deeb, Jean-Robert Bellande, Mike Leah and Chris Ferguson would make things interesting as they looked to chip up, but by the end of the night it was Hall who bagged the chip lead.

The remaining players will return tomorrow at 2 p.m. for Day 2. Registration and reentry are open until the start of the day tomorrow, so keep following PokerNews to see who else will be jumping into the action.

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4301Jyri MerivirtaFinland92,10031
Amazon4302James AlexanderUnited States15,5005
Amazon4303Adam OwenUnited Kingdom37,60013
Amazon4304Eli ElezraUnited States51,40017
Amazon4305Mike WattelUnited States132,50044
Amazon4306Mike LeahCanada30,50010
Amazon4311Timothy McdermottUnited States304,800102
Amazon4312Scott SeiverUnited States142,60048
Amazon4313Jesse MartinUnited States75,80025
Amazon4314Galen HallUnited States389,800130
Amazon4316Ray DehkharghaniUnited States203,90068
Amazon4317Philip SternheimerUnited States104,60035
Amazon4381Darren EliasUnited States70,60024
Amazon4382Xavier KyablueUnited States85,60029
Amazon4384Shawn SheikhanUnited States73,60025
Amazon4386Chris FergusonUnited States88,50030
Amazon4387John MonnetteUnited States90,00030
Amazon4391Paul VolpeUnited States128,30043
Amazon4392Daniel ZackUnited States165,60055
Amazon4393Nick SchulmanUnited States105,80035
Amazon4394Billy BaxterUnited States94,00031
Amazon4396Farzad BonyadiUnited States87,30029
Amazon4397Cary KatzUnited States59,90020
Amazon4451Frank KasselaUnited States19,2006
Amazon4453Dario SammartinoItaly212,50071
Amazon4454James ChenTaiwan17,5006
Amazon4455Mikhail ZlotnikUnited States84,20028
Amazon4456Jean-Robert BellandeUnited States100,80034
Amazon4461Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom352,000117
Amazon4462Shaun DeebUnited States30,10010
Amazon4464John HenniganUnited States135,10045
Amazon4465Illya TrincherUnited States92,20031
Amazon4466Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom222,80074
Amazon4471Kane KalasUnited States47,20016
Amazon4473Erik SeidelUnited States91,80031
Amazon4475Larry Wright (TX)United States74,50025
Amazon4476Max KruseGermany72,80024
Amazon4477Mike GorodinskyUnited States126,50042
Benny Glaser
Three-time WSOP bracelet winner Benny Glaser sits in second place after Day 1

Tags: Benny GlaserBilly BaxterDaniel OspinaEli ElezraErik SeidelGalen HallJeff LisandroJohn HenniganJohn MonnetteRobert MizrachiScott SeiverTimothy McDermott

End of Day Chip Counts (complet)

[user270022] • Niveau 10: 1,200-2,400, 600 ante
Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
us 389,800 9,800
Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 352,000 -8,000
Timothy McDermott us
Timothy McDermott
us 304,800 64,800
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 222,800 152,800
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
it 212,500 72,500
Ray Dehkharghani us
Ray Dehkharghani
us 203,900 110,900
Daniel Zack us
Daniel Zack
us 165,600 75,600
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 142,600 2,600
John Hennigan us
John Hennigan
us 135,100 43,100
Mike Wattel us
Mike Wattel
us 132,500 -22,500
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 128,300 107,300
Mike Gorodinsky us
Mike Gorodinsky
us 126,500 46,500
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us 105,800 80,800
Philip Sternheimer gb
Philip Sternheimer
gb 104,600 -7,400
Jean-Robert Bellande us
Jean-Robert Bellande
us 100,800 35,800
Billy Baxter us
Billy Baxter
us 94,000 19,000
Illya Trincher us
Illya Trincher
us 92,200 72,200
Jyri Merivirta fi
Jyri Merivirta
fi 92,100 41,100
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 91,800 71,800
John Monnette us
John Monnette
us 90,000 -30,000
Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
us 88,500 38,500
Farzad Bonyadi us
Farzad Bonyadi
us 87,300 -2,700
Xavier Kyablue us
Xavier Kyablue
us 85,600 -39,400
Mikhail Zlotnik us
Mikhail Zlotnik
us 84,200 84,200
Jesse Martin us
Jesse Martin
us 75,800 58,800

Lire Plus

Four More Hands

[user270022] • Niveau 10: 1,200-2,400, 600 ante

The clock has been paused for the night and each table will play four more hands before bagging their chips for Day 2.

Bellande Spikes to Double

[user270022] • Niveau 10: 1,200-2,400, 600 ante

Jean-Robert Bellande opened to 5,000 and Illya Trincher three-bet shoved over the top for about 50,000. That cleared the table and with the action back around, Bellande put his last 28,000 in the middle.

Bellande drew one and Trincher stood pat, tabling a {10-}{9-}{7-}{5-}{4-}. Bellande turned over a {10-}{7-}{4-}{3-} and drew a {2-} to double up.

Jean-Robert Bellande us
Jean-Robert Bellande
us 65,000 65,000
Illya Trincher us
Illya Trincher
us 20,000 -5,000

Tags: Illya TrincherJean-Robert Bellande

Gorodinsky Fortuitously Doubles

will_shill • Niveau 10: 1,200-2,400, 600 ante

Mike Gorodinsky was all in for 39,800 against Xavier Kyablue with both players drawing one.

Mike Gorodinsky: {7-}{5-}{4-}{2-}
Xavier Kyablue: {8-}{5-}{3-}{2-}

Gorodinsky had the better draw, but he drew a {k-} to leave Kyablue with a myriad of outs to send Gorodinsky to the rail. As he peeled his card, he pulled a face, revealing the {8-} to pair and double Gorodinsky up.

"Not the prettiest way to double," admitted Gorodinsky.

Xavier Kyablue us
Xavier Kyablue
us 125,000 -25,000
Mike Gorodinsky us
Mike Gorodinsky
us 80,000 33,000

Tags: Mike GorodinskyXavier Kyablue

Wattel Doubles Through Owen

[user270022] • Niveau 10: 1,200-2,400, 600 ante

Adam Owen opened to 7,500 only to see Mike Wattel three-bet shove for 75,500. Owen made the call to put Wattel at risk. Owen drew one and Wattel stood pat.

Wattel tabled a {9-}{8-}{5-}{4-}{2-} and needed to fade Owen's {7-}{6-}{5-}{2-} draw. Owen peeled a {2-} to make a pair and Wattel scored the double up.

Mike Wattel us
Mike Wattel
us 155,000 113,000
Adam Owen gb
Adam Owen
gb 60,000 -85,000

Tags: Adam OwenMike Wattel