Welcome to Day 1 of Event #49: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship at the 2021 World Series of Poker. Cards go in the air at 3 p.m. for this popular no-limit variant of deuce-to-seven lowball.
Jim Bechtel, the 1993 Main Event champion, beat Vince Musso in the 2019 event to win his second WSOP gold bracelet. The win set a new record for the longest time between two WSOP victories, and Bechtel will have an opportunity to become the back-to-back champion this week.
The prestigious lowball event has been running since 1973 and it is expected to attract a high profile field of poker stars looking to add their name to a list of past champions that includes Mike Matusow, Erik Seidel, Brian Rast, Phil Galfond, John Juanda, and two-time winner Nick Schulman.
Phil Hellmuth will also have the chance to earn more deuce-to-seven gold after winning his 16th bracelet in $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw earlier in the series.
Players will start with 60,000 in chips with blinds at 200/300 with a 500 ante. Day 1 will play for ten 60-minute levels and increase to 90 minutes on Days 2 and 3. There will be a 15-minute break every two levels with no dinner break on Day 1.
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