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Event #8: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball



Ferguson Wins Three-Way Pot

Jan_Kores • Level 11: 1,200-2,400, 0 ante


Chris Ferguson raised in the first position and Johannes Becker called behind him. Timothy Mcdermott came along from the big blind.

Mcdermott drew two while Ferguson and Becker took one each. Ferguson bet and earned two calls.

Becker and Mcdermott wanted to change one but Ferguson patted his made hand and continued betting. Both of his opponents were interested in the last draw and called, changing one card again.

The last street was checked through and Ferguson opened {A-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{3-Spades}{10-Clubs} for the victory.

Timothy Mcdermott us
Timothy Mcdermott
us 54,000 -9,100
Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
us 53,000 31,600
Johannes Becker de
Johannes Becker
de 28,000 7,400

Tags: Chris FergusonTimothy McdermottJohannes Becker

Big Pot to Hastings

mnuwwarah • Level 11: 1,200-2,400, 0 ante
Brian Hastings
Brian Hastings


Jason Riesenberg raised on the button, Carlos Rodriguez made it two bets and Brian Hastings made it three. Everyone went to the draw with Hastings pat and the other players taking cards that we didn't catch. Hastings kept the lead and got two more calls. He stayed pat while Rodriguez took one and Riesenberg two. Only Riesenberg continued to the last draw, taking a final card.

"Go ahead," Hastings said.

Riesenberg turned over the {10-Spades}.

"Ten-dugi?" Hastings asked.

Riesenberg said something that must have been in the negative because Hastings turned over {q-Spades}{j-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}.

Brian Hastings us
Brian Hastings
us 95,100 17,500
Jason Riesenberg us
Jason Riesenberg
us 40,000 2,400

Tags: Brian HastingsJason Riesenberg

Shak Gets Paid with Nuts

Jan_Kores • Level 11: 1,200-2,400, 0 ante


With action caught after the third draw, Billy Baxter bet into a sizeable pot and Dan Shak raised. Baxter couldn't convince himself to fold and paid Shak off. Shak rolled over {A-Spades}{2-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} for the nuts and claimed the pot.

"I should've raised pre," Shak said, mumbling something about having started with ace-deuce-three.

Billy Baxter us
Billy Baxter
us 65,000 -6,900
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 47,500 -600

Owen Forces a Fold From Patted Hand

Jan_Kores • Level 11: 1,200-2,400, 0 ante


On the button, Adam Owen three-bet over a raise from early position. His opponent called and then patted while Owen drew one. Owen's opponent led out but Owen raised and that was enough to win as his opponent gave up.

Tags: Adam Owen

Anderson Down to Crumbs

Jan_Kores • Level 11: 1,200-2,400, 0 ante

A-5 Triple Draw

Calvin Anderson came back with a short stack and his belongings were just halved. Anderson has fewer than three big bets left after a confrontation against Bryce Yockey.

With action seen after the draws, Yockey raised Anderson's bet with about 15,000 already in the middle. Anderson reluctantly called and Yockey turned up {A-}{2-}{3-}{5-}{6-}, crippling Anderson to just 5,500.

Tags: Calvin AndersonBryce Yockey

Vitch Bet-Folds the End

mnuwwarah • Level 11: 1,200-2,400, 0 ante

A-5 Triple Draw

Chris Vitch took a card on the first draw in the small blind and Aron Dermer took two on the button. Ahead in the draw, Vitch bet and received a call. He was pat while Dermer took two and then one as Vitch continued betting. On the final round, though, Dermer raised. Vitch thought awhile and folded.

Aron Dermer us
Aron Dermer
us 32,000 -8,000
Chris Vitch us
Chris Vitch
us 14,500 2,100

Tags: Aron DermerChris Vitch

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Webjoker • Level 11: 1,200-2,400, 0 ante
PokerNews My Stack
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Stacked Field Returns for Day 2 of $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Event

George Trigeorgis leads after Day 1
George Trigeorgis leads after Day 1

First introduced in 2016, the $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball event is now making its third appearance on the packed WSOP schedule. This year is different with a single re-entry allowed and many all-round grinders have used it to their benefit, firing twice to try again in the event combining 2-7 Triple Draw, A-5 Triple Draw and Badugi. One such player was Randy Ohel who busted his first bullet to return to the same seat and grind his way up.

Ohel peaked higher than at the 52,700 he eventually bagged but he's still above the virtual average line. Day 1 saw 95 players bag their advancing stacks, from a total of 321 registrations. And what a talented field is left. The heavily stacked lineup offers a tremendous sweat for all the poker aficionados who have been putting up their teams in various fantasy leagues.

Florida's George Trigeorgis may have been flying under the radar so far but now he's eyeing his WSOP breakthrough result, having bagged the lead. Trigeorgis, who has 99,400, is a hair ahead of Dennis Eichhorn (96,800) and Jesse Hampton (92,100). Scrolling down the chip-count page will get you through a nearly endless list of widely accomplished mixed game stars.

Jon Turner had a strong finish last night, also pushing his stack past the 90,000-chip mark. Then there are Brian Hastings, Billy Baxter, Nick Pupillo, Bryce Yockey, Jameson Painter, and last year's runner-up James Obst.

If that wasn't enough there are plenty more names to be added to that list. High stakes crusher Scott Seiver and former Poker Players' Championship winner Ashton Griffin are also on the better side of the leaderboard, followed by John Monnette, Ismael Bojang, Shaun Deeb, Shawn Buchanan, Jerry Wong, Mike Leah, David "ODB" Baker and others.

Undoubtedly an exceptionally tough competition is coming back for Day 2, the day which will see the bubble burst. With 49 places paid, there are still 46 names that won't make it to the money.

It will be a tough quest for the reigning champion Jesse Martin who sits on the third-shortest stack with 9,400, or, in other words, four big bets. Chris Vitch, the inaugural champ from 2016, is also near the bottom with only 12,400.

Here is the seat draw for Day 2:

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
4261George TrigeorgisUnited States99,400
4262Mikhail SeminRussia30,800
4263Wil WilkinsonUnited States62,400
4264Brant HaleUnited States31,300
4266Shawn BuchananCanada46,000
4271Ashton GriffinUnited States52,400
4272Michael WagnerUnited States50,800
4273Jaswinder LallyCanada37,500
4274Ron WareUnited States36,900
4275Larry Scott BernsteinUnited States24,100
4276Dennis EichhornUnited States96,800
4281Nicholas JuliaUnited States83,000
4282Jorge WalkerUnited States47,600
4283Ismael BojangAustria47,500
4284Nikolai YakovenkoRussia20,000
4285Nam LeUnited States48,300
4286Michael NooriUnited States55,700
4291Joseph WagganerUnited States79,600
4292Jason RivkinUnited States18,300
4293Alex BalandinUnited States51,500
4294Damjan RadanovUnited States76,300
4295Quinn DoUnited States58,300
4296Nissen OsterneckUnited States52,700
4301Jon ShoremanUnited Kingdom53,000
4302Andrey ZhigalovRussia39,100
4303Yuebin GuoUnited States50,000
4304Jesse HamptonUnited States92,100
4305Steve SungUnited States33,700
4306Jameson PainterUnited States61,200
4311Nicholas PupilloUnited States62,800
4312Tai NguyenUnited States11,400
4313John MonnetteUnited States49,800
4314James WoodsUnited States10,900
4315Frank KasselaUnited States50,500
4316Jerry WongUnited States44,500
4351Luis VeladorUnited States34,500
4352Kristan LordUnited States76,200
4353Jermaine ReidUnited States27,600
4354Jason RiesenbergUnited States37,600
4355Carlos RodriguezUnited States41,000
4356Brian HastingsUnited States77,600
4361Stephen BuchananUnited States38,400
4362Aron DermerUnited States40,000
4363Christopher VitchUnited States12,400
4364Frank MuirUnited States50,000
4365Randy OhelUnited States52,700
4366Michael SchmitzGermany50,000
4371Johannes BeckerGermany20,600
4372James ObstAdelaide, AU60,100
4373Terry JenningsUnited States39,500
4374Jordan SiegelUnited States73,800
4375Timothy McdermottUnited States63,100
4376Chris FergusonUnited States21,400
4381Brian SchwartzUnited States30,500
4382Bradley HelmUnited States20,000
4383Illya TrincherUnited States29,900
4384David MoskowitzUnited States35,000
4385Yosuke SekiyaJapan9,800
4386Joseph MandiaUnited States9,500
4391Gerald RingeUnited Kingdom15,200
4392Paul VolpeUnited States25,300
4393Billy BaxterUnited States71,900
4394Mike LeahCanada44,200
4395Chris KlodnickiUnited States39,500
4396Dan ShakUnited States48,100
4431Scott SeiverUnited States58,600
4432Adam OwenUnited Kingdom38,200
4433Mike WattelUnited States25,500
4434John HenniganUnited States30,000
4435Jason BerilgenUnited States61,400
4436Nicholas ReisUnited States3,100
4441Eli ElezraUnited States27,000
4442Yueqi ZhuChina32,600
4443Perry GreenUnited States15,400
4444Tom McCormickUnited States55,000
4445Shaun DeebUnited States46,100
4446Michael ChowUnited States49,800
4451Bryce YockeyUnited States62,400
4452Timothy BatowUnited States16,900
4453Jon TurnerUnited States91,100
4454Mike EpsteinUnited States40,300
4455Kyle MiasoUnited States1,200
4456Calvin AndersonUnited States17,200
4461Todd BrunsonUnited States11,700
4462Richard MonroeUnited States17,500
4463Aleksandr SimmaUnited States73,300
4464Jesse MartinUnited States9,400
4465David "ODB" BakerUnited States42,900
4466Anton SmirnovRussia45,800
4471Lawrence BergUnited States11,900
4472Ricardo ManzoUnited States40,200
4473Ralph RuddUnited States19,900
4474Lars GronningUnited States23,000
4475Gary GromUnited States27,500
4476Chip JettUnited States40,200

Whether the previous winners gain some ground or if it's time to crown a new champ, that's yet to be decided. But another span of ten 60-minute levels that will be played on Sunday, June 3 will surely get us closer to the answer. So make sure you tune back to PokerNews for the live updates to follow how it unfolds. Play resumes at 2 p.m. with the 1,200/2,400 bets.

Tags: Ashton GriffinChris VitchGeorge TrigeorgisJames ObstJesse MartinRandy OhelScott Seiver