Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
Play has concluded on Day 2 of Event #17: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball, at the 2022 World Series of Poker, and after 10 hour-long levels, it is Bariscan Betil who leads the remaining 17 players into the final day with 1,190,000. Betil, a native of Philadelphia, had just one World Series of Poker cash on his resume. It came as a result of a 44th place finish in this event in 2019. Now he has another at the WSOP's new home at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.
Behind him are a plethora of bracelet winners and top pros hoping to dethrone him at the top of the counts and claim another piece of WSOP jewelry. Former November Niner Jerry Wong sits in second place at 1,140,000. Andrew Brown (1,010,000), Frank Kassela (750,000), Matthew Schreiber (740,000), John Monnette (600,000), and Alex Epstein (475,000) are also in contention.
Event #17: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Bariscan Betil||United States||1,190,000|
|2||Jerry Wong||United States||1,140,000|
|3||Andrew Brown||United States||1,010,000|
|4||Yehuda Buchalter||United States||980,000|
|6||Domnick Sarle||United States||815,000|
|7||Frank Kassela||United States||750,000|
|8||Matthew Schreiber||United States||740,000|
|9||John Monette||United States||600,000|
|10||Alex Epstein||United States||475,000|
Further down the leaderboard and heading to Day 3 on short stacks are Daniel Strelitz (425,000), Galen Hall (310,000), and WSOP veterans Steve Zolotow (135,000) and Ralph Perry (80,000). Hall admits he had never played A-5 or Badugi before this event but has navigated his way to the final two tables.
Day 2 began with 134 players remaining out of a starting field of 309. The first goal of the day was to make it to the money, a feat that eluded the likes of Scotty Nguyen, Shaun Deeb, and Brandon Shack-Harris. Once the bubble burst and the final 47 players were in the money, Day 1 chip leader James Opie (45th), Robert Campbell (37th), German soccer star Max Kruse (36th), and Daniel Negreanu (33rd) would all find themselves making the walk to the payout desk.
A $164,243 first place prize awaits the winner on June 10. Play resumes at 2 p.m. local time inside the Bally’s Event Center, so stay tuned to PokerNews for all the live updates and chip counts until a new champion is crowned.
|Bally's||676||1||Daniel Strelitz||United States||425,000|
|Bally's||676||2||John Monnette||United States||600,000|
|Bally's||676||3||Steve Zolotow||United States||135,000|
|Bally's||676||4||Ralph Perry||United States||80,000|
|Bally's||676||5||Frank Kassela||United States||750,000|
|Bally's||676||6||Bariscan Betil||United States||1,190,000|
|Bally's||677||1||Alejandro Torres||United States||885,000|
|Bally's||677||2||Matthew Schreiber||United States||740,000|
|Bally's||677||3||Galen Hall||United States||319,000|
|Bally's||677||4||Yehuda Buchalter||United States||980,000|
|Bally's||677||5||Domnick Sarle||United States||815,000|
|Bally's||677||6||Philip Eisman||United States||435,000|
|Bally's||678||1||John Torrez||United States||430,000|
|Bally's||678||2||Maury Barrett||United States||450,000|
|Bally's||678||4||Alex Epstein||United States||475,000|
|Bally's||678||5||Jerry Wong||United States||1,140,000|
|Bally's||678||6||Andrew Brown||United States||1,010,000|
Day 2 has come to an end and 17 players have bagged for Day 3. Stay tuned for a recap from the PokerNews team.
On one of the last hands of the night, Brandon Cantu's chips were all in the middle and his cards already in the muck as Jerry Wong had in front of him.
The two-time bracelet winner was sent to the rail in 18th place, while the remaining 17 players are now bagging their chips for the night.
|512||1||Alejandro Torres (MX)||690,000|
2-7 Triple Draw
Jesse Hampton raised, then called when Bariscan Betil re-raised.
Hampton took two and raised a bet, leaving himself 30,000 behind. Betil called and they got the rest of Hampton's chips in the middle after the second draw.
Both players stood pat. "8-6 perfect," Hampton said.
He thought he won the pot when Betil showed his card before realizing that Betil had 7-6.
The 18 remaining players are now redrawing for the final three tables and will play 10 more minutes on Day 2.
A-5 Triple Draw
Brandon Cantu raised from the cutoff before Galen Hall three-bet on the button. Cantu called, leaving himself 10,000 behind.
Cantu took three and Hall one, then both players got his last chips in the middle. Hall ended up making a pair on the final draw.
Cantu, with showing, turned over the and slammed it on the felt as he celebrated a double up right at the end of the night.
2-7 Triple Draw
Matthew Schreiber three-bet before the draw and original raiser Brant Hale called. Both players checked down to the final draw, when Schreiber took one and bet enough to put Hale all in.
Hale also took one and called off the rest of his chips. "Eight," Schreiber declared, turning over 8-7-5-3-2. Hale quickly mucked his cards and made his way to the payout desk.