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Event #49: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit)

Dwan Continues To Make Moves


We told you before how Tom Dwan was down to only 700 chips during the last level of Day 1, and how he somehow managed to get that number up over 10,000 before the end of the day. Now, he has nearly doubled himself up here early on Day 2.

Jean-Robert Bellande raised it up from early position and got calls from Dwan and Dany Georges. All three players drew two cards each and continued the betting.

Georges bet out 600 and Bellande raised it up to 1,200. Dwan and Georges called and each player drew one. Again, Georges bet out and both Dwan and Bellande called. Georges stood pat and both Dwan and Bellande again drew one.

Georges bet out one last time after the third draw, Bellande folded, and Dwan called and showed {9-}{6-}{5-}{3-}{2-} to have the pat {9-}{7-}{x-}{x-}{x-} of Georges beat. Dwan is up to 17,000 and now has plenty of chips to play with.

Tom Dwan us
Tom Dwan
us 17,000 5,400

Tags: Dany GeorgesJean-Robert BellandeTom Dwan


We caught up to the action to find Joe Tehan raising on the button. Gavin Smith in the small blind then raised, and received a call from Tehan. With Tehan deciding to take two cards, Smith only needed one. After the first draw Smith bet again and received a call.

On the second draw Tehan again took two, and Smith took one. Smith then was able to move all in with his remaining chips and after some goating from Smith and Eli Elezra Tehan decided to make the call.

Tehan took two while Smith stood pat. Smith flipped over {8-}{7-}{4-}{3-}{2-} for an eight low. While Tehan wasn't able to squeeze out the cards he needed and gave them to the muck. With Tehan's fold Smith was able to double up and now hovers at a more manageable 12,000 in chips.

Joe Tehan us
Joe Tehan
us 21,000 -6,300
Gavin Smith us
Gavin Smith
us 12,000 9,000

Tags: Gavin SmithJoe Tehan

Fricke Starts Day 2 With A Bang


As we wandered over to Jimmy Fricke's table, we saw that he was already involved in some action early on. From early position, Balazs Biri raised it up to 1,200 and Fricke called with each player drawing two.

Fricke bet out 600 and Biri raised it up to 1,200. Fricke called and drew another, Biri stood pat.

After the second draw, Fricke checked, Biri bet 1,200, Fricke check-raised it up to 2,400 and Biri called. Both players elected to stand pat on the third draw and Fricke bet 1,200 with Biri electing just to call.

Fricke showed {8-}{6-}{4-}{3-}{2-} to have the {8-}{6-}{5-}{4-}{2-} of Biri just beat. Fricke took a big chunk out of Biri's stack to start the day and he has continued his dominance early here on Day 2.

Jimmy Fricke us
Jimmy Fricke
us 75,000 5,300
Balazs Biri hu
Balazs Biri
hu 8,500 -5,800

Tags: Balazs BiriJimmy Fricke

Shuffle Up and Deal!

donpeters • Level 9: 600-1,200, 0 ante

The cards are in the air for Day 2 of Event #49.


Fricke Leads At The Start Of Day 2 In Event #49: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit)

Jimmy Fricke
Jimmy Fricke

We began Event #49: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) with 310 players, and we have narrowed the field down to 105 players returning today at 3:00 PM PST in search of the $189,919 for first place and of course a World Series of Poker gold bracelet.

Jimmy "Gobboboy" Fricke comes into Day 2 as our chip leader with 69,700 in chips. Close behind are Arturo Diaz (50,200), Mike Gorodinsky (49,400), and Tommy Hang (48,000). Also surviving today's field are two former Main Event Champions, Greg Ramyer (2004) and Joe Hachem (2005). Another player to watch here on Day 2 is Tom "durrrr" Dwan. Dwan has made a few deep runs this year but is still in search of his first WSOP bracelet. He was down to only 700 chips in the last last level of the day, but he's now sitting with 10,800 and looking to continue his end of day heater here on the start of Day 2.

Other notables who made it to Day 2 are Mike Matusow, Daniel Negreanu, Pat Pezzin, Gavin Smith, Robert Williamson III and many more. Among those who weren't fortunate enough to make it to join us today are Jennifer Harman, John Juanda, Eric Froehlich, Shannon Shorr, Nick Schulman, and Hoyt Corkins to name just a few.

Play kicks off here at 3:00 PM PT. Continue to follow all the 2-7 Triple Draw action here PokerNews!

Day 2 Table and Seat Draw

3261Jose-Luis Velador28,400
3262Daniel Fuhs20,800
3263Scott Dorin32,600
3264Tom Franklin16,200
3265Kirill Rabtsov4,200
3266David Sklansky26,700
3271Sergey Rybachenko33,200
3272Robert Williamson III24,800
3273Brian Tate29,300
3274Amnon Filippi15,100
3275Fabian Holling20,300
3276Samuel Ngai12,000
3281Brad Peeples3,900
3282Jelger Wiegersma13,100
3283Lukas Baumer9,000
3284Galen Hall36,800
3285Tom Schneider24,300
3286David Chiu21,600
3291Alan Myerson22,500
3292Roger Hairabedian24,100
3293Jimmy Fricke69,700
3294Abraham TannousDNR
3295Joe Hachem19,500
3296Balazs Biri14,300
3301Kevin Egami25,400
3302Daniel Idema16,100
3303John Monnette40,100
3304Mike Gorodinsky49,400
3305Nicholas Verkaik17,700
3306Matthew Woodward20,800
3311Robin Rightmire15,800
3312Jean-Robert Bellande17,900
3313Thomas Dwan11,600
3314Scott Seiver29,200
3315Dany Georges26,200
3316Eugene Katchalov6,100
3321Julie Schneider21,100
3322Drew Boyett51,200
3323Stephen Buchanan36,700
3324David Stroj17,500
3325Christopher Gentile13,800
3326Vincent Vanderfluit10,900
3331Iakov Nepomnyashchiy13,000
3332Daniel Negreanu5,600
3333Brett Richey10,700
3334Jeffrey Lisandro28,600
3335Kirill Kruglov8,800
3336Dan O'Brien33,300
3341Brant Hale15,500
3342Alexander Dovzhenko4,800
3343Siegfried Stockinger43,800
3344Jonathan Turner22,000
3345Adam Spiegelberg45,400
3346Christian Harder29,700
3351Michael Chow26,100
3353Jonathan Shoreman20,400
3354Arturo Diaz50,200
3355Tex Barch14,600
3356Michael Schiffman27,100
3361Tam Hang48,000
3362Leonard Martin17,400
3363Mike Matusow18,900
3364Jim Grove18,700
3365Shane Giese13,400
3366Tyler Isono6,900
3371Greg Raymer34,400
3372Don Mcnamara17,100
3373Dario Alioto10,100
3374Paul Birman20,000
3375Eugene Yanayt37,900
3376Daniel Groth11,000
3381Jared Bleznick8,200
3382Thomas Hamlett39,400
3383Roland Israelashvili13,600
3384Jason Mercier20,300
3385Zackary Koerper22,500
3386Hooman Nikzad17,000
3391Hernan Salazar14,700
3392Justin Smith4,100
3393Jay Kwon32,600
3394Masayoshi Tanaka32,800
3396Mikhail Savinov8,700
3401Shawn Buchanan26,600
3402Jonathan Tamayo6,400
3403Bryce Yockey16,400
3405Blair Rodman20,300
3406Terry Jennings18,900
3411Gavin Smith3,000
3412Matt Hawrilenko28,300
3414Eli Elezra57,100
3415Christopher Vitch26,100
3416Joe Tehan27,300
3421Justin Bonomo47,500
3422David Bach27,000
3423Mikey Stotz7,800
3424Pat Pezzin14,700
3425Edward Im8,600
3426Philip Tom39,800
3431Francis Mariani22,800
3432Bill Chen5,100
3433Chau Giang27,200
3434Dara Davey18,000
3435Joshua Ladines14,200
3436Duc Tran30,000
Event #49: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit)
Day 2 started