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Pot-Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
After accumulating a mountain of chips from eliminating Phil Hellmuth, Robert Mizrachi has followed him out the door. David "ODB" Baker recounted the action for us.
According to Baker, he raised to 800 and was accidentally raised by the small blind to 1,300. Mizrachi called in the big and Baker called as well.
The small blind took one on the first draw while Mizrachi took two and Baker took three. The small blind bet 2,200. Mizrachi called and Baker made it 11,000. The small blind folded but Mizrachi moved all in for 22,000 more. Baker tanked for about three or four minutes, then called.
Mizrachi took one on the second draw and Baker stood pat. Mizrachi took one more on the third draw and Baker stood pat again. Baker had . Mizrachi showed but drew a and was eliminated from the tournament. According to the table Mizrachi said he broke a better eighty-seven low.
Baker said if Mizrachi had stood pat he would've taken one anyways, and improved with the that Mizrachi drew, so it didn't matter either way.
That being said David "OBD" Baker is now the clear chip leader in the room with just around 80,000 chips.
No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw
Jerome Middendorf raised to 800 from the button and Jason Mercier three-bet to 2,300 from the small blind.
"Is this low-ball?" asked Middendorf.
"Yes," replied Mercier.
"And you raised it?" asked Middendorf.
"Yes," replied Mercier.
"And there's one draw?" asked Middendorf.
"Correct," replied Mercier.
Middendorf called. Mercier stood pat and Middendorf drew two.
The pair both checked. Mercier showed for a jack-low and Middendorf could only muster up a pair of threes in response turning over .
Pot-Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
Phil Hellmuth just recently entered the tournament, and now he's gone. We caught Robert Mizrachi scooping up Hellmuth's chips so we asked him what happened.
Mizrachi said that he limped in from the small blind and Hellmuth checked from the big blind. Both players drew three and Mizrachi bet and Hellmuth called.
Mizrachi then drew two and Hellmuth took one. Mizrachi said he was holding and made a wheel. He checked to Hellmuth. Hellmuth bet 1,500 and Mizrachi made it 3,000. Hellmuth called.
Mizrachi stood pat and Hellmuth threw away one card, revealing a . Mizrachi checked. Hellmuth bet 4,900, leaving himself with 3,100 behind. Mizrachi then check-raised Hellmuth all in. Hellmuth thought about it for a long time according to David "ODB" Baker and Mizrachi, but eventually decided to call, not wanting to be left with a short stack. Mizrachi turned over his wheel and Hellmuth had for the number four.
That would do it for Hellmuth who lasted less than a level in this tournament.
"He doesn't really dodge bullets that well," Mizrachi said after the hand. "I can't believe he was thinking about folding."
Craig Chait raised to 600 from under the gun. David "ODB" Baker called, as did the player in the cutoff. In fact, the whole table called, including Robert Mizrachi on the button, Phil Hellmuth in the small blind and Shaun Deeb in the big blind.
The flop came rainbow. It checked to Deeb who bet 2,000. Chait and Baker both called and play went three ways to the turn which was the .
Deeb moved all in for 9,400. Chait folded and Baker called.
The river was the and Baker, who had flopped a wheel, eliminated Deeb.
"How the hell do you have that hand?" asked Deeb. "I lose to someone playing the wrong game!"
After the hand, Mizrachi revealed that he would have hit backdoor quads.
Baker moved up to around 37,000 in chips. "That's a bagging stack, isn't it?" joked Chait.
No-Limit Five Card Draw
We caught up to the hand after the draw and Paul Volpe had a bet of 2,700 out in front of him. Ian O'Hara was in the tank. He eventually decided to put out the chips to call.
"Trips," Volpe said. He showed . O'Hara held his cards in his hand for a bit, looking through his cards, then mucked, allowing Volpe to scoop up the pot.
Calvin Anderson raised to 1,500. Mike Wattel called on the button and Anthony Zinno called in the big blind.
"Whoever bets first wins," said Wattel as the flop came .
"I will wait," said Zinno, who checked. Anderson and Wattel checked behind and the turn was the . Again all players checked.
The river was the . Zinno checked and Anderson bet 4,000. Wattel called and Zinno folded.
"I think I'm getting quartered," said Anderson, showing .
"Nope," said Wattel. "It's me that's getting quartered." Wattel showed .
The pair laughed. "I told you," said Wattel. "Whoever bet first wins!"
On a flop of , Anthony Zinno had put out a bet of 1,500. Hye Park was the other player in the hand and he raised to 4,500 total. Zinno double checked his cards, thought for a moment, then moved all in. Park quickly called.
The turn was the , giving Zinno a pair but Park was still in the lead with two pairs and a flush draw. The river was the and that gave Zinno a set and the double-up as Park's hand only improved to a better two pairs. That gave Zinno a double-up for his full total of 13,025 while Park was left with just 6,375.
PLO/PLO8/Big O/PLTD: Ante 50 - SB 150 - BB 300
NLHE: Ante 75 - SB 150 - BB 300
No-Limit 5 Card Draw
Mike Matusow raised to 800 from under the gun. Action folded around and Todd Brunson called from the big blind. Brunson took three while Matusow took one.
Brunson then checked it over to Matusow and Matusow bet 1,400. Brunson thought for about a minute, then called.
"Ace high," Matusow said.
Brunson showed for a pair of kings and Matusow mucked his hand.
"Every other time I've raised I've had two pair or trips," Matusow said after the hand. "Todd Brunson says, 'No, you know what? He's got a four flush this time.' Calls, and he's right."
Brunson very quietly took in the pot as Matusow jokingly flipped Brunson the bird.
"What was your story again?" Brunson asked after the hand.
"Make sure you write 'Todd Brunson Owns Mike Matusow,'" Matusow said after the hand. "He's been owning me for 20 years, why would he stop now?"