Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
Days:
123

Highlights

Highlights

Level:
22
Blinds:
3,000/6,000
Ante:
1,200
Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
Day 2 completed

Shaun Deeb Headlines Final Three into Day 3 of Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Lowball Draw

[user270022] • Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 2,000 ante
Shaun Deeb
Shaun Deeb

There are very few players in the industry that could accomplish what Shaun Deeb did during Day 2 of Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw on Wednesday, 6 June.

Deeb running back-and-forth across the hallways of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino became a regular sighting as the US pro also had a stack in Day 2 of the $1,500 Big Blind Ante event. Between redraws and breaks, Deeb not only kept both stacks afloat but led the 2-7 event for the majority of Day 2. Even more impressive, Deeb bagged both events and in what might be an unprecedented achievement, will play two Day 3s on Thursday, 7 June.

Daniel Ospina was a wrecking ball at the final table, ending play with a stack of 1,144,000; more than double that of Deeb (477,500), and short-stack, Timothy Mcdermott. That is all who remain in the hunt for a World Series of Poker bracelet after ten 60-minute levels wiped the rest of the field away.

Day 3 Seat Draw:

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Timothy McdermottUnited States429,50043
2Shaun DeebUnited States477,50047
3Daniel OspinaColumbia1,144,000114
Daniel Ospina
Daniel Ospina

There were 55 hopefuls returning for Day 2, with just 39 of them making the money. The field quickly reached the bubble with the likes of Greg Raymer, Ryan D'Angelo, Andrey Zaichenko, Andre Akkari, and Ryan Riess seeing early exits. On the fourth hand of hand-for-hand play on the bubble, the defending champion, Frank Kassela put himself at risk and was unable to find a double up. Fortunately, Abdel Hamid busted on the same hand so both left with some consolation, splitting a min-cash for 39th place.

Stuart Rutter was poised to make back-to-back $1500 NL 2-7 final tables, reaching the final two tables this evening but ultimately fizzled out in 13th place. Daniel Weinman also had a deep run spoiled falling in 11th. Some other familiar faces unable to survive Day 2 but left with a prize include Mark Gregorich (15th - $3,522), Maria Ho (16th - $3,522), Roland Israelashvili (26th - $2,959), Jesse Martin (35th - $2,557), and Robert Mizrachi (38th - $2,276).

With the elimination of Ray Henson in ninth place, the final eight players converged on to one table with Deeb in command. Not long after, a wild hand between Ospina, Brant Hale, Matt Szymaszek, and Michael Gathy saw Ospina scoop a huge pot sending Szymaszek out in eighth and Gathy in seventh. Hale was left with very little and Mcdermott got the rest of it soon after.

James Alexander was the next to find a quick exit from the final table. After losing a big portion of his stack to Ospina, Deeb cleaned up the crumbs leaving the final table four-handed. It would get down to three before night's end with the elimination of Mike Wattel in fourth place.

Final Table Results:

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1  $87,678
2  $54,180
3  $36,330
4Mike WattelUnited States$24,920
5James AlexanderUnited States$17,494
6Brant HaleUnited States$12,576
7Michael GathyBelgium$9,263
8Matt SzymaszekUnited States$6,996

The third and final day of the event will kick off at 2pm with blinds at 5,000/10,000 and a 2,500 ante. Play will continue until the WSOP's latest bracelet winner is crowned. PokerNews will be on the floor providing live coverage until the last card has been dealt.

Tags: Abdel HamidAndre AkkariAndrey ZaichenkoDaniel Negreanu - Eric Wasserson - DavidDaniel OspinaDaniel WeinmanFrank KasselaGreg RaymerMike WattelShaun DeebStuart RutterTimothy McDermott

Mike Wattel Eliminated in 4th Place ($24,920)

• Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 2,000 ante
Mike Wattel
Mike Wattel

Shaun Deeb opened the button to 18,000, Mike Wattel then shoved all-in for 109,000 in the small blind. Daniel Ospina cold-called from the big blind and Deeb asked for a count before calling as well.

Deeb and Wattel both drew one with Ospina standing pat. Ospina checked to Deeb who after a minute reluctantly checked behind.

Deeb showed ace high with {A-}{9-}{5-}{4-}{2-}, Ospina had him beat with {10-}{8-}{7-}{4-}{3-} and Wattel would need to beat the ten high in order to remain alive.

"I haven't looked yet," admitted Wattel peeling his hand up. Wattel had drawn {2-} to pair for {2-}{2-}{9-}{8-}{7-} and became the fourth-place finisher.

Daniel Ospina co
Daniel Ospina
co 733,000 218,000
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 436,000 -109,000
Mike Wattel us
Mike Wattel
us Busted

Tags: Daniel OspinaMike WattelShaun Deeb

Ospina Adds to His Chiplead

• Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 2,000 ante

Shaun Deeb opened to 18,000 from under the gun and Daniel Ospina put in a three bet to 85,000 and Deeb made the call.

Both of them opted to draw 1 card, with Ospina then assembling a bet of 95,000. Deeb mulled it over for a minute and tossed in the call.

Ospina showed {J-}{10-}{9-}{7-}{2-} and Deeb mucked as Ospina scooped the 260,000 chip pot.

Tags: Daniel OspinaShaun Deeb

Deeb's Bluff Gets Called

• Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 2,000 ante

Timothy Mcdermott opened from the cutoff to 18,000. Shaun Deeb then put a three-bet to 60,000. It folded back around to Mcdermott who made the call.

Both players opted to draw one. Mcdermott then checked it over to Deeb who put in a healthy bet of 85,000. Mcdermott mulled it over for a minute or so and made the call.

Deeb turned over a flush to Mcdermott's surprise and he showed {Q-}{8-}{7-}{4-}{2-} to scoop the pot.

Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 545,000 -145,000
Timothy Mcdermott us
Timothy Mcdermott
us 407,000 145,000

Tags: Shaun DeebTimothy McDermott

James Alexander Eliminated in 5th Place ($17,494)

[user270022] • Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 2,000 ante
James Alexander
James Alexander

After losing more than half of his stack to Daniel Ospina moments before, James Alexander three-bet shoved for 52,500 following a Shaun Deeb open and Deeb made the call to put Alexander at risk.

Both players drew one and Deeb tabled a {9-}{7-}{4-}{2-} drawing a {k-}. Alexander was live with a {10-}{8-}{5-}{3-} but paired the eight to bust in fifth place.

Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 690,000 -38,000
James Alexander us
James Alexander
us Busted

Tags: James AlexanderShaun Deeb

Brant Hale Eliminated in 6th Place ($12,576)

• Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 2,000 ante
Brant Hale
Brant Hale

Brant Hale moved all-in from the small blind for 52,000. Timothy Mcdermott didn't take long to make the call and put Hale at risk.

Hale decided to draw one while Mcdermott stood pat. Mcdermott showed {J-}{10-}{7-}{5-}{3-} to Hale's {J-}{9-}{4-}{2-} and Hale appeared to be on the verge of a double.

However, he drew a {4-} to pair and was awarded a 6th place finish.

Timothy Mcdermott us
Timothy Mcdermott
us 262,000 50,000
Brant Hale us
Brant Hale
us Busted

Tags: Brant HaleTimothy McDermott

Level:
20
Blinds:
4,000/8,000
Ante:
2,000