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Day 1 completed

Posted 2012-06-16 GMT-7

Event 30: $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball
Day 1 completed

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Posted 2012-06-16 GMT-7
Chip Counts
Michael Mizrachi 86,100 75 pos
Andrew Lichtenberger 63,150
Brandon Cantu 61,750
John Phan 47,900
Leo Margets 35,750
Scott Fischman 34,875
Galen Hall 33,875
Jesse Martin 33,850
Bradley Libson 30,875
Aaron Jones 29,475
Dario Alioto 29,075
Erik Seidel 28,800 16,600 pos
Stuart Rutter 26,575
Brian Brubaker 25,725
Rep Porter 25,575
Paul Volpe 25,500
Jon Turner 25,450
Farzad Bonyadi 22,475
Michael Benvenuti 22,400
Hasan Habib 21,875 16,375 pos
Bertrand Grospellier 21,650
Robert Toye 21,275
Christopher George 21,175
Mikko Pispala 19,675
Nicholas Verkaik 19,550

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Michael Mizrachi Leads 66 Players Going into Day 2

Posted 2012-06-16 GMT-7 • Level 8: 200-400, 100 ante
Michael Mizrachi
Michael Mizrachi

With no open No Limit Hold'em even starting all pros had their eyes on the $1,500 2-7 No Limit Draw Lowball tournament. The event drew a total of 285 players and after eight levels of play we are down to just 66. The star-studded field is lead by none other then $50,000 Players Championship winner and Main Event finalist Michael Mizrachi who bagged up 86,025.

Players started with 1,500 in tournament chips and two lammer worth 1,500 each, and the action was fast and furious from the start. Phil Ivey was amongst the early casualties while PokerNews' own Donnie Peters was battling it out against Liv Boeree and Brandon Cantu, on a table where plenty of fun things happened. Peters lasted for a long time, but eventually busted out towards the end. Cantu and Boeree both survived the day and will come back with respectively 61,750 and 5,000.

Newly crowned World Series of Poker champion ($1,500 Pot Limit Omaha) Vincent van der Fluit also competed in one of his favorite games, but he as well didn't last too long. Female star Leo Margets also showed up as she proved to have quite the 2-7 game under her belt, she finished the day with 35,750.

Among the other survivors we saw notables like Andrew Lichtenberger (63,150), John Phan (61,750) and Scott Fischman (34,875) who will come back with big stacks. The acton will resume tomorrow at 2:00 PM local time as we will try to get to a final table of seven.

Make sure to tune back in to PokerNews.com as we bring you all the live updates!

Day 2 Seating Assignments and Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-16 GMT-7 • Level 8: 200-400, 100 ante
TableSeatNameChip Count
4472Chris Swan6,825
4473Philippe Narboni10,100
4474Erik Seidel28,800
4475Matt Graham19,225
4476David Sklansky11,375
4477Jennifer Harman15,550
4481Ted Forrest7,525
4482Hasan Habib21,875
4483Andrew Lichtenberger63,150
4484Nicholas Verkaik19,550
4485Brandon Cantu61,750
4486Charalampos Lappas15,075
4487Galen Hall33,875
4491Leonor Margets35,750
4492Ryan Tepen12,400
4493Dylan Wilkerson7,125
4494Farzad Bonyadi22,475
4495Bryce Yockey9,375
4496Mark Dickstein6,800
4501Jeffrey Mervis11,500
4502John Hardin7,700
4503Bradley Libson30,875
4504Bertrand Grospellier21,650
4505Lee Watkinson11,975
4506Michael Watson5,950
4507Erick Lindgren16,800
4531Bryan Micon16,600
4532Jon Turner25,450
4533Richard Castro18,675
4534Stuart Rutter26,575
4535Nick Brancato13,700
4536Jeff Tims11,650
4537Brian Brubaker25,725
4541John Phan47,900
4542Michael Binger5,750
4543Lee Goldman13,100
4544Rep Porter25,575
4545Robert Toye21,275
4546Liv Boeree5,000
4547Michael Benvenuti22,400
4551Mikko Pispala19,675
4552Steven Hansen12,400
4553Mark Trombley14,050
4554Jonathan Krela8,700
4555Dario Alioto29,075
4556Steven Albini8,325
4557Anton Makiievskyi10,900
4561Todd Bryson19,125
4562Larry Wright15,450
4563Mark Johns14,850
4564Alexander Meidinger16,425
4565Jesse Martin33,850
4566Scott Fischman34,875
4567Berj Kacherian6,750
4591Elia Ahmadian9,325
4592Michael Mizrachi86,100
4593Paul Volpe25,500
4594Aaron Steury12,700
4595Christopher George21,175
4596Shunjiro Uchida12,700
4601Bryan Devonshire13,025
4602Aaron Jones29,475
4603Greg Raymer14,525
4604Michael Smith6,875
4605Konstantin Puchkov12,050
4607Justin Borrego8,725

Official End of Day Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-16 GMT-7
Chip Counts
Michael Mizrachi 86,025 -5,975 neg
Andrew Lichtenberger 63,150 7,150 pos
Brandon Cantu 61,750 39,750 pos
John Phan 47,900 29,900 pos
Leo Margets 35,750 9,750 pos
Scott Fischman 34,875 11,875 pos
Galen Hall 33,875 11,875 pos
Aaron Jones 29,475 3,975 pos
Dario Alioto 29,075 21,575 pos
Stuart Rutter 26,575 4,575 pos
Brian Brubaker 25,725 10,725 pos
Rep Porter 25,575 6,075 pos
Jon Turner 25,450 13,450 pos
Bertrand Grospellier 21,650 5,050 pos
Nicholas Verkaik 19,550 4,150 pos
Matt Graham 19,225 11,425 pos
Erick Lindgren 16,875 14,125 pos
Bryan Micon 16,600 5,600 pos
Jennifer Harman 15,550 -450 neg
Greg Raymer 14,525 4,525 pos
Lee Goldman 13,100 100 pos
Bryan Devonshire 13,025 -4,975 neg
Konstantin Puchkov 12,050 -3,450 neg
Lee Watkinson 11,975 3,775 pos
David Sklansky 11,375 375 pos

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Three More Hands

Posted 2012-06-16 GMT-7 • Level 8: 200-400, 100 ante

The day is almost done, and we're just playing three more hands before the day is over.

Binger Makes Great Call, Can't Hold

Posted 2012-06-16 GMT-7

Michael Binger agonized over calling a 12,200 late position shove whilst sat in the blinds. He made the write call but couldn't draw to stay ahead.

His {7-}{6-}{3-}{2-} found a {10-}, and that lost out to his opponent who had {9-}{8-}{2-}{5-} and drew a {3-}.

He's doing better than Greg Mueller though who was seen wandering the hallways.

Chip Counts
Michael Binger 11,000 4,400 pos
Greg Mueller Busted

Mizrachi Has the World

Posted 2012-06-16 GMT-7
Michael Mizrachi
Michael Mizrachi

It seems you just have to have "No-Limit" at the end of any poker variation and Michael Mizrachi has the ability to build huge stacks.

He was chip leader before, but now he's clear chip leader after busting Matt Woodward. Mizrachi called the shove and both drew one.

Mizrachi: {6-}{4-}{3-}{2-}
Woodward: {6-}{5-}{4-}{2-}

It was anyone's game but Mizrachi drew a {9-} to beat Woodward's {k-Hearts}.

"Haven't seen you miss a draw today!" commented Lee Watkinson from the other end of the table.

Chip Counts
Michael Mizrachi 92,000 31,000 pos
Matt Woodward Busted
Dan Smith Busted

Peters Chewed Up, and Spat Out

Posted 2012-06-16 GMT-7
Donnie Peters eliminated
Donnie Peters eliminated

PokerNews' representative in this event, Donnie Peters, has busted. He'd been suffering from a severe headache for hours so will probably be glad to get in a dark room and sleep it off.

A player raised to 800 and Peters shoved for 4,650. Lichtenberger was in the small blind and re-jammed. The original raiser called all in, and then the three players all drew one.

Player one: {7-}{5-}{4-}{2-} - {q-}
Peters: {10-}{8-}{2-}{5-} - {k-}
Lichtenberger: {8-}{5-}{4-}{3-} - {6-}

Lichtenberger drew the best and eliminated Peters and the other opponent.

Chip Counts
Andrew Lichtenberger 56,000 51,500 pos
Donnie Peters Busted

No Luck For Hall

Posted 2012-06-16 GMT-7

Galen Hall raised it up to 900 after which both blinds, Greg Mueller and Scott Fischman, made the call.

Mueller drew two cards, and before Fischman could announce his action Hall had already threw out two cards.

"I don't even need to know if you're patting, I'm sure about hitting this one," Hall said with a smile after which Fischman decided to stay pat.

All players checked quickly and Fischman took it down with {J-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}, and both his opponents mucked quickly.

Chip Counts
Scott Fischman 23,000 8,000 pos
Galen Hall 22,000 6,000 pos
Greg Mueller 14,000
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Winner Larry Wright
Winning Hand x9x8x7x3
Prize 101,975

Level Info

Level 8
Blinds 200 / 400
Ante 100

Players Info

Prize Pool 384,750