Event 22: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
Event 22: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
Day 1 completed

Seventy-Nine Advance to Day 2 of Event 22: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball

• Level 8: 300-500, 0 ante
Layne Flack had a good day at the office
Layne Flack had a good day at the office

A total of 79 players made it through eight one-hour levels today, and will restart at 2:00 PM tomorrow with the aim of making history by making a World Series of Poker final table.

From what we could see at the frantic end of play bagging up period, Shawn Buchanon leads the way with 61,800 chips. John Monnette (43,000), Layne Flack (34,300), and Josh Arieh (33,100) all come back with healthy stacks and will be happy with their progress. Jean-Robert Bellande was down to around 2,000 chips in the last level but managed to spin that up to 25,200 at play's end.

Bill Chen (13,200), Richard Ashby (12,000), and Marvin Rettenmaier (2,000) all had bad last levels and were clearly frustrated with their late progress, but at least they're still in.

The same cannot be said for Doyle and Todd Brunson, Shaun Deeb, Vannesa Selbst, David "Viffer" Peat, Daniel Negreanu and Andy Bloch who were amongst many marquee players who failed to advance to day two.

Join us back here tomorrow when we'll try out best to make 79 players look like 6.

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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Shawn Buchanan ca 61,800
Arturo Diaz 49,100
Vincent van der Fluit nl 48,800
Daniel Idema ca 44,800
Eric Cloutier ca 40,900
David "Bakes" Baker us 40,800
Julie Schneider 36,900
Steve Billirakis us 35,300
Matthew Smith us 35,000
Brian Brubaker us 34,900
Layne Flack us 34,300
Jason Lavallee ca 34,200
Josh Arieh us 33,100
Thomas Keller us 32,300
Justin Gardenhire us 31,600
Von Altizer 31,500
Bryan Devonshire us 31,000 13,000
Jean-Robert Bellande us 29,200 4,000
David Baker us 28,900
Christopher Vitch us 28,200
Amnon Filippi us 28,100 21,100
Pat Pezzin ca 27,800 16,800
Tristan Clemencon fr 26,100
Vladimir Shchmelev ru 25,700
John Hennigan us 25,100

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Last Three Hands

• Level 8: 300-500, 0 ante

The clock was paused with ten minutes remaining and each table will play three more hands.

Rettenmaier Mad to Bluff Chen

Bill Chen opened to 1,000 from the cut-off. Marvin Rettenmaier and Allen Kessler both called out of the blinds.

Chen and Rettenmaier both drew two and Kessler drew three. Chen's 500 bet was called by both players and each player drew one less than they did the last round. Now Rettenmaier led for 1,000 and only Chen called. Rettenmaier stood pat and Chen drew one before he called another 1,000 from the German.

"You got it," said Rettenmaier and mucked. Chen opened {3-}{2-}{8-}{4-}{10-}.

Allen Kessler us 25,000
Bill Chen us 17,000 -23,000
Marvin Rettenmaier de 8,500 -15,500

Tags: Marvin RettenmaierAllen KesslerBill Chen

JRB on Fumes

Jean-Robert Bellande is down to 2,100 after he had a really strong hand but lost out to two players in a four-way pot where two players were all in.

His {5-}{3-}{4-}{2-}{8-} was beaten by {6-}{4-}{7-}{2-}{5-} and {7-}{4-}{2-}{5-}{3-}.

"WOW," he bellowed, not quite believing what he was seeing.

Jean-Robert Bellande us 21,000 11,000

Tags: Jean-Robert Bellande

Bakes' Stack Rising

David "Bakes" Baker has moved tables after his table broke in the orange section, and he's chipping up just as well over here.

The small blind raised into his big blind and he called before both drew two. Baker bet and the small blind check-called. On the next draw round the small drew two again and Baker only the one. The small blind wanted to hang around and check-called a 1,000 bet before both stood pat.

Baker went for another 1,000 bet, was called, and opened {2-}{6-}{7-}{3-}{4-}. The small blind mucked.

David "Bakes" Baker 33,000 17,000

Tags: David "Bakes" Baker

Level:
8
Blinds:
300/500
Ante:
0