Event #13: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship
Event #13: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship
Day 1 completed

Harman Leads Final 36, Juanda Next in Line

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Jen Harman Leads the Way
Jen Harman Leads the Way

The first day of Event #13: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship has come to a close! Certain to be the most intimate field of the 2014 WSOP, this event drew a total of just 87 entries. By the day's end, it was none other than two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Jen Harman who bagged up the chip lead with 133,800 in chips. Hot on Harman's heels is 2011 WSOP $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball champion John Juanda with 124,300.

Harman late registered for this event, showing up a few levels into play. From there she steadily climbed the chip counts and truly blossomed in the final two levels of the day. Juanda also maintained a consistent upward trend throughout the day. As mentioned earlier Juanda won his fifth WSOP bracelet in this event in 2011, defeating Phil Hellmuth heads up and denying him his (at the time) 11th bracelet win. In fact, including his 2011 win, Juanda has final tabled this event four times (a fourth place in 2009, fourth in 2010, first in 2011, and sixth in 2012.).

Also advancing to Day 2 is 2012 $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball champion Larry Wright. Wright won his first bracelet in this game and then proceeded to cash in the $10,000 event a couple of weeks later. Wright wracked up a second consecutive cash in the championship in 2013 where he finished 13th. Can he make it three cashes in a row? Coming in at fourth in chips with 121,300, Wright is certainly a favorite to do so.

The field remains stacked with those to advance onto Day 2. Players to eclipse the 100K-mark on Day 1 include Shawn Sheikhan (122,400), Galen Hall (120,000), Ashton Griffin (119,000), Brian Rast (111,700), Paul Volpe (103,200), and Mike Watson (102,800).

Some other notable names to return to the felt include Greg Mueller (90,200), Daniel Negreanu (89,600), Jean-Robert Bellande (85,700), 2010 $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball champion and last year's runner-up David "Bakes" Baker (83,000), Jason Mercier (57,900), Shaun Deeb (55,500), Phil Hellmuth (52,100), Frank Kassela (32,700), Barry Greenstein (32,200), and two-time No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball champion Nick Schulman (14,200).

While these players all moved on to the second day, a majority of the field was not as fortunate. Some of the players to go bust before the day's end include Mike Matusow, Billy Baxter, reigning champion Jesse Martin, Scott Seiver, Phil Ivey, Layne Flack, David Williams, Mike Wattel, Eli Elezra, Brandon Cantu, Dan Smith, Erik Seidel, Prahlad Friedman, Greg Raymer, and many more.

Play resumes on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Tan section of the Amazon room. Be sure to return to PokerNews as this prestigious event plays down to a final table!

Tags: Jen HarmanJohn Juanda

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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Jen Harman US 133,800 -13,200
John Juanda id 124,308 -3,692
Shawn Sheikhan us 122,400 -27,600
Larry Wright us 121,300 3,300
Galen Hall us 120,000 25,000
Ashton Griffin us 119,000 50,000
Brian Rast us 111,700 58,700
Paul Volpe us 103,200 -1,800
Mike Watson ca 102,800 38,800
Joe Cassidy us 96,200 -3,800
John Monnette us 93,600 65,600
Greg Mueller ca 90,200 8,200
Shawn Buchanan ca 87,500 19,500
Darren Elias us 86,200 27,200
Daniel Negreanu ca 86,000 3,000
Jean-Robert Bellande us 85,700 35,700
David "Bakes" Baker us 83,100 15,100
Justin Smith us 71,000 18,000
Jeff Lisandro au 70,200 -22,800
Jason Mercier us 57,900 17,900
Shaun Deeb us 55,500 -3,500
Michael Mizrachi us 55,000 -35,000
Jon Turner us 52,800 -20,200
Phil Hellmuth us 52,100 16,100
Bob Bright 50,200 -29,800

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Three More Hands

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Tournament staff has announced three more hands before bagging and tagging for the night.

Larry Wright is the Life of the Party

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Larry Wright
Larry Wright

Jason Mercier raised to 2,500 and found calls from Galen Hall in the small blind and Larry Wright in the big blind. All three players took one card at the draw.

Hall checked over to Wright who fired out for 5,000. Mercier let it go and Hall went into the tank, eyeing up Wright's stack in the process.

"Quit lookin' at those pink chips!" boomed Wright. "Don't look at those. He's thinkin' about raising! Don't look at those!"

Wright's voice brought a silence over the room.

"How are you still in?" yelled Jean-Robert Bellande from the next table over. This was met with laughter from the surrounding tables. After the laughter subsided, Hall tossed out a call.

"I've got a seven," deadpanned Wright, which was met with even more laughter from the adjacent tables. He smiled. "What? I always draw perfect!"

Wright showed his {7-}{6-}{5-}{4-}{2-} and raked in the chips. The 2012 $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw bracelet winner is now sitting on about 118,000 while Hall has dropped to 95,000.

Larry Wright us 118,000 28,000
Galen Hall us 95,000 -10,000

Tags: Galen HallJean-Robert BellandeLarry Wright

Monnette's Jack-Eight is Better

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Phil Hellmuth raised to 2,600 from early position and Michael Mizrachi called from the next seat over. Action folded over to John Monnette in the big blind and he called as well. Monnette pulled two new cards, Hellmuth stood pat, and Mizrachi took one.

Monnette checked and Hellmuth rapped the table back. Mizrachi finished the betting with a check and Hellmuth announced his hand.

"Jack-eight," said the PokerBrat.

Mizrachi mucked his cards. Monnette, on the other hand, also had a jack-eight low - {J-}{8-}{5-}{4-}{2-}.

"Damn it!" snapped Hellmuth as he stood from the table. He threw {j-}{8-}{6-}{5-}{3-} on the felt for a worse jack-eight low. "What game are we playing?!"

Monnette was pushed the pot and brought his stack up to about 28,000.

Michael Mizrachi us 90,000 -9,000
Phil Hellmuth us 36,000 -6,000
John Monnette us 28,000 17,000

Tags: John MonnetteMichael MizrachiPhil Hellmuth

Turner with the Three-Bet

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Greg Mueller opened the action with a raise to 2,500 and Justin Smith flatted from the cutoff. Action came around to Jon Turner in the small blind and he cut out a three-bet to 11,000. Mueller went into the tank and ultimately opted to release his hand. Smith called and the two were off to the draw.

Turner tapped the table, signifying that he was pat. Smith took one card and checked it back once Turner checked to him. Turner tabled {10-}{9-}{8-}{7-}{5-} which was good enough to take down the pot. Turner is now at 73,000 while Smith has dropped to 53,000.

Jon Turner us 73,000 40,000
Justin Smith us 53,000 -9,000

Tags: Justin SmithJon Turner


Schulman Jams On Wright Twice

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Action folded to Larry Wright in the cutoff seat and he raised to 2,000. Nick Schulman reraised all in from the button, and Wright folded after showing {A-}{A-} from his hand.

On the next hand, Wright raised to 2,400 and Schulman reraised all in. Wright folded again, showing {7-}{7-}{6-}{6-} this time.

"I gotta stop trying to snow you," said Wright with a smile after the hand.

Larry Wright us 90,000 -15,000
Nick Schulman us 22,000 5,000

Tags: Larry WrightNick Schulman

Schneider Falls to Bellande

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Tom Schneider - Eliminated
Tom Schneider - Eliminated

Tom Schneider moved all in for his last 7,000 from under the gun and action trickled around to Jean-Robert Bellande in the big blind who dropped out a call. Bellande stood pat and Schneider picked up one new card.

Bellande fanned {9-}{8-}{7-}{5-}{2-} for a ninety-eight and Schneider showed {9-}{8-}{7-}{2-} for a ninety-eight draw. Schneider squeezed out the {6-Diamonds}, making his ninety-eight but failing to improve enough to best Bellande. He was eliminated from play and Bellande raked in the pot, bringing his stack to 50,000.

Jean-Robert Bellande us 50,000 -10,000
Tom Schneider us Busted