2018 World Series of Poker

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Event #44: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship
Event #44: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship
Dia 2 Terminado

Michael Noori Holds Chip Lead Heading into Day 3 of $10,000 2-7 Triple Draw Championship

• Nível 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
Michael Noori
Michael Noori

Day 2 of Event #44: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship has come to a conclusion with Michael Noori holding the chip lead for the second consecutive day.

Noori maintained his standing near the top of the chip counts for the majority of the day. While he didn't score all that many eliminations, he won several key pots once the field redrew to the final three tables to add to his stack and eventually opened up a sizable chip lead to end the day.

Canadian Christopher Kruk sits second overall with 658,000, while Randy Ohel is third with 602,000.Jason Gray (569,000) and Hanh Tran (423,000) are the only other two players over average chips, while the likes of WSOP bracelet winners Farzad Bonyadi and Calvin Anderson are also still in the hunt. Bonyadi's mother, Farhintaj Bonyadi, won Event #36: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em earlier this series, and a win for Bonyadi could deliver an unprecedented mother-and-son victory at the 2018 World Series of Poker.

Farzad Bonyadi
Three-time bracelet winner Farzad Bonyadi is looking to replicate his mother's 2018 WSOP success

At the beginning of Day 2, the 100-player field had already been reduced to just 41 players, but with registration open until the first card hit the air, a total of nine new faces showed up to take a seat in the tournament. Anderson, John Racener, Tyler Meservy, Jared Talarico, Samuel Touil, Justin Bonomo, Kristijonas Andrulis, Jason Gray, and Phil Ivey all entered play, and with it meant an official prize pool of $1,024,600 would be created that would ensure the final 17 players an in-the-money finish while awaiting the eventual victor would be a coveted WSOP bracelet and the $287,987 first prize.

Once the cards were officially airborne, action would be fast and furious as shallow stacks looked to make a move up the leaderboard. WSOP bracelet winners JC Tran, Mike Wattel, Benny Glaser, Vanessa Selbst, Frank Kassela, Jesse Martin, Chris Vitch, and Eli Elezra were just a handful of the casualties, along with late entrants Racener, Bonomo, and Ivey.

Dinner break was reached with players just a table from the money, and once play resumed, Mike Ross, Brant Hale, Nam Le, Shawn Buchanan, and Luke Schwartz hit the rail. With the tournament now on the bubble, it would take close to an hour before Max Kruse was drawing live to a wheel against Anderson's {7-}{6-}{5-}{3-}{2-}. Unfortunately for Kruse he paired his three and became the tournament bubble boy which was deja vu for the German soccer star as he also bubbled the Event #23: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship nearly two weeks ago.

Max Kruse
Two 10k 2-7 bubbles for German soccer star Max Kruse at the 2018 World Series of Poker

With players now guaranteed an in-the-money finish, action continued at a slow rate as everyone was still relatively deep. Jordan Siegel (17th), Todd Brunson (16th), Andrew Kelsall (15th), and Mike Matusow (14th) all were eliminated before play concluded for the night. As was the case on Day 1, Noori ended the day as chipleader after amassing an 870,000 chip stack to lead the remaining 13 players into Day 3.

Day 3 action resumes at 2:00 p.m. (PDT) on Saturday, June 23rd, with the PokerNews live reporting team on the floor to provide continuous live updates until an Event #44 Champion is crowned. So stay tuned to PokerNews.com for the ongoing coverage of Event #44, along with all the updates from the 2018 World Series of Poker!

Tags: Calvin AndersonChristopher KrukFarzad BonyadiMax KruseMichael NooriMike MatusowMike WattelPhil IveyRandy Ohel

End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts and Seating Draw

• Nível 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Amazon Tan 4301Tyler MeservyUnited States65,000
Amazon Tan 4312Steven TabbUnited States170,000
Amazon Tan 4323Christopher KrukCanada658,000
Amazon Tan 4334-- empty ------
Amazon Tan 4345Nicholas SeikenUnited States384,000
Amazon Tan 4356Hanh TranAustria423,000
Amazon Tan 4321-- empty ------
Amazon Tan 4332Michael NooriUnited States870,000
Amazon Tan 4343-- empty ------
Amazon Tan 4354Matt GlantzUnited States198,000
Amazon Tan 4365Quek ShengSingapore645,000
Amazon Tan 4376Farzad BonyadiUnited States392,000
Amazon Tan 4391Kristijonas AndrulisLithuania304,000
Amazon Tan 4402Calvin AndersonUnited States168,000
Amazon Tan 4413Jason GrayUnited Kingdom569,000
Amazon Tan 4424-- empty ------
Amazon Tan 4435-- empty ------
Amazon Tan 4446Randy OhelUnited States602,000
Michael Noori us 870,000 80,000
Christopher Kruk ca 658,000 98,000
Quek Sechariah Sheng SG 645,000 45,000
Randy Ohel us 602,000
Jason Gray gb 569,000 144,000
Hanh Tran at 423,000 -102,000
Farzad Bonyadi us 392,000 112,000
Nicholas Seiken us 384,000 89,000
Kristijonas Andrulis lt 304,000
Matt Glantz us 198,000 -7,000
Steven Tabb us 170,000 -60,000
Calvin Anderson us 168,000 -132,000
Tyler Meservy us 65,000 -12,000

Mike Matusow Eliminated in 14th Place ($14,864)

[user139916] • Nível 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
Mike Matusow
Mike Matusow

On the final hand of the night, Mike Matusow raised from the button. Randy Ohel three-bet from the small blind, Kristijonas Andrulis called from the big blind, Matusow reraised all in for 31,000, Ohel reraised and Andrulis called.

On the initial draw Ohel stood pat, Andrulis drew two, Matusow drew three and Ohel bet. Andrulis called.

Ohel stood pat on the second draw, Andrulis drew one, Matusow drew one and Ohel bet. Andrulis called.

Both Ohel and Andrulis stood pat on the final draw and Matusow went into the tank for about three minutes.

"I'm all in and I don't know what the f*ck to do," said Matusow. "I literally don't know what the f*ck to do."

Eventually Matusow drew one, throwing away an {8-}.

Ohel check-called a bet from Andrulis who showed {8-}{7-}{5-}{3-}{2-}. Ohel mucked, Matusow showed {7-}{6-}{4-}{2-}, followed by a {J-} and was eliminated in 14th place.

Randy Ohel us 602,000 -48,000
Kristijonas Andrulis lt 304,000 124,000
Mike Matusow us Eliminado

Tags: Kristijonas AndrulisMike MatusowRandy Ohel

Chop It Up

• Nível 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante

Tyler Meservy raised to 16,000, and Christopher Kruk called on the button as both players drew two.

Meservy bet out 8,000 and Kruk raised to 16,000. Meservy called, and both players drew one.

Meservy bet and Kruk called. Meservy stood pat, and Kruk drew one.

Meservy bet 16,000, and Kruk raised. Meservy called all in for 23,000, and then both players revealed their {7-}{6-}{5-}{4-}{2-} to see the pot chopped up.

Christopher Kruk ca 560,000 125,000
Tyler Meservy us 77,000 -54,000

Tags: Tyler MeservyChristopher Kruk

Andrulis on the Rebound

[user139916] • Nível 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante

Randy Ohel raised from the small blind and Kristijonas Andrulis called from the big blind.

Both drew two on the first draw, Ohel checked, Andrulis bet, Ohel check-raised and Andrulis called.

Both stood pat on the second draw, both players checked, Ohel took two on the third draw and Andrulis stood pat again.

Ohel checked, Andrulis bet and Ohel tanked for a bit before he folded.

Randy Ohel us 650,000 -70,000
Kristijonas Andrulis lt 180,000 40,000

Tags: Randy OhelKristijonas Andrulis

Sheng Folds to Noori

• Nível 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante

Michael Noori raised the button to 16,000 and Quek Sheng three-bet the big blind.

Noori called, and then drew two behind Sheng drawing one.

Sheng bet out 8,000, and Noori raised to 16,000. Sheng mucked, and Noori captured the pot.

Michael Noori us 790,000 60,000
Quek Sechariah Sheng SG 510,000 -40,000

Tags: Michael NooriQuek Sheng

Sheng Calls Anderson

• Nível 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante

Quek Sheng raised his button to 16,000 and Calvin Anderson called in the big blind.

Both players drew two and checked. On the second draw both players again drew two as Anderson led out for 16,000.

Sheng raised to 32,000, and Anderson called.

Both players then drew one, and Anderson led out again. Sheng called, and Anderson announced, "You win!"

Sheng fanned his {10-}{7-}{5-}{4-}{2-}, and Anderson mucked.

Quek Sechariah Sheng SG 475,000 65,000
Calvin Anderson us 375,000 -195,000

Tags: Calvin AndersonQuek Sheng

Tran Over Seiken

[user139916] • Nível 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
Hanh Tran
Hanh Tran

Nicholas Seiken raised from the cutoff, Hanh Tran three-bet from the button and Seiken called.

Seiken drew three on the first draw, Tran drew one and Seiken check-called a bet.

Both drew one on the second draw and Seiken check-called another bet from Tran.

Seiken drew one on the final draw, Tran stood pat and both players checked.

Tran fanned {9-}{7-}{4-}{3-}{2-}, Seiken mucked and Tran won the pot.

Hanh Tran at 525,000 95,000
Nicholas Seiken us 295,000 -125,000

Tags: Hanh TranNicholas Seiken

Kruk Wins Multiway Pot

• Nível 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante

From under the gun, Nicholas Seiken raised to 16,000 and Tyler Meservy called on the button, as did Steven Tabb in the small blind, and Christopher Kruk in the big blind.

Seiken drew one, while his three opponents each drew two. Tabb and Kruk checked to Seiken, and he bet 8,000. Meservy raised to 16,000, and Tabb, Kruk, and Seiken all called.

Tabb drew one, Kruk drew two, Seiken drew one, and Meservy drew one as action checked through after the second draw.

The final draw saw each player draw one. Tabb checked, Kruk bet 16,000, and both Seiken and Meservy folded. Tabb called, and Kruk revealed his {8-}{7-}{5-}{4-}{2-} which was good.

Christopher Kruk ca 435,000 -45,000
Nicholas Seiken us 420,000 150,000
Steven Tabb us 230,000 50,000
Tyler Meservy us 131,000 -129,000

Tags: Christopher KrukNicholas SeikenSteven TabbTyler Meservy