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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 60: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit)


Ali Eslami Eliminated in 8th Place ($26,004)

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6
Ali Eslami - 8th Place
Ali Eslami - 8th Place

The action folded to Ali Eslami, who raised to 120,000 or so from the cutoff, leaving one yellow T1,000 chip behind as a card protector. Nick Schulman called out of the small blind, and the big blind released.

Schulman stood pat, Eslami drew one, and Schulman fanned {9-}{8-}{5-}{3-}{2-}, thinking Eslami was all in. He was not, and when he received a {j-} he folded his jack-seven face up. Schulman wasn't happy about what Eslami did, but Eslami said he does it in every tournament.

"I want the chip-and-a-chair story!" Eslami admitted. "I have a shot at something epic!"

The next hand, Eslami was all in with one-third of an ante, and the action folded to George Danzer, who raised to 20,000 in middle position. Nick Schulman called on the button, and Bob Bright called out of the small blind.

Player Draw
Bright 1
Danzer Pat
Eslami 3
Schulman 1

The action checked to Schulman, who fired 75,000, and Bright thought for a long time, then called. Danzer folded, and Schulman tabled {9-}{8-}{6-}{5-}{3-}. Bright looked frustrated, and it's no surprise - he showed {9-}{8-}{6-}{5-}{4-}, which is one card worse than Schulman's hand.

Schulman was pulling in the monster side pot, and Eslami announced that he was drawing live for the antes. He turned over {8-}{7-}, then turned over a {4-}.

"Still drawing live," he said.

Eslami turned over a {3-}.

"Still drawing live."

The last card he placed on the far left, thinking it was a deuce, and it was no-sided, but it was an ace, eliminating him in ninth place.

We're now at an official final table, and play will resume in 20 minutes or so.

Chip Counts
Nick Schulman 979,000 229,000 pos
Bob Bright 38,000 -64,000 neg
Ali Eslami Busted

Level 20 started


Wattel Pushing

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6

Ashton Griffin opened the betting to 29,000 only to have Mike Wattel three-bet to 90,000. Action was on Benjamin Parker and he tanked for about two minutes. Eventually Parker mucked his hand and it folded back to Griffin who quickly threw his away as well.

Chip Counts
Mike Wattel 390,000 30,000 pos

One for Wattel

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6

Mike Wattel opened to 25,000 from middle position, and George Danzer called out of the cutoff.

Player Draw
Wattel 1
Danzer 1

Wattel led out for 40,000, and Danzer tank-called.

"Nine," Wattel announced, tabling {9-}{8-}{4-}{3-}{2-} for a ninety-eight perfect.

Danzer studied Wattel's hand, then mucked his own.

Chip Counts
Mike Wattel 360,000 108,000 pos
George Danzer 255,000 -105,000 neg

Raise and Take

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6 • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 3,000 ante

Action has seemed to slow down a bit after the move to the pavilion stage with raise before the draw enough to take down the blinds and antes. There have only been two draws since the move and both resulted in minor pots.

Unhappy With The Move

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6 • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 3,000 ante

The players have recently moved from the blue section of the Amazon room to the featured table on the stage in the Pavilion. Most of the players at the table have expressed their unhappiness in having to play over here as the table and chairs are uncomfortable and most of they have to sit on multiple stacked chairs.

Mike Wattel specifically expressed that the Amazon room was much more "comfortable and peaceful" compared to the Pavilion where the room is buzzing with noise from the cash games and daily deepstack tournaments.

Unofficial Final Table Draw

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6 • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 3,000 ante
Seat Player Chips
1 George Danzer 360,000
2 Ali Eslami 128,000
3 John Juanda 445,000
4 Nick Schulman 750,000
5 Bob Bright 102,000
6 Ashton Griffin 687,000
7 Mike Wattel 252,000
8 Benjamin Parker 335,000

Larry Wright Eliminated in 9th Place ($22,386)

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6
Larry Wright - 9th Place
Larry Wright - 9th Place

The action folded to Larry Wright, who raised out of the small blind. Nick Schulman pushed two towers of pink T5,000 chips forward, three-betting all in for effectively 170,000 or so, and Wright immediately called all in.

Wright drew one, flashing an ace, and Schulman stood pat. Schulman fanned {j-}{10-}{6-}{4-}{2-}, and Wright showed {8-}{7-}{5-}{4-}. Wright peaked at his downcard, and flipped over another four, giving him a pair and eliminating him in ninth place.

We're now off to the Pavillion Room stage, where the official final table will stream live on WSOP.com. We'll have the unofficial final table redraw and counts for you shortly

Chip Counts
Larry Wright Busted

Ten-Seven For Danzer

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6 • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 3,000 ante

George Danzer opened to 20,000 from under the gun and found a re-raise to 45,000 from Bob Bright in the big blind. Danzer called the raise. Bright stood pat at the draw and Danzer took one.

Both players checked after the draw and Danzer showed {10-}{7-}{6-}{5-}{3-} to take down the pot.

Andy Bloch Eliminated in 10th Place ($22,386)

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6
Andy Bloch (Day 2) - 10th Place
Andy Bloch (Day 2) - 10th Place

Larry Wright raised to 22,000 in the cutoff, Andy Bloch three-bet jammed for 52,000 on the button, and the action folded back to Wright, who quickly called.

Wright patted, and Bloch drew one, turning over an ace. Wright fanned {j-}{10-}{7-}{4-}{2-} for a jack-ten, and Bloch showed {7-}{6-}{5-}{2-}, drawing to any three, four, eight, nine, ten, or jack.

His downcard was a queen however, eliminating him in tenth place. Wright started clapping when he saw that Bloch's card was a queen, and Bloch clapped back to mock him. After Bloch exited, Nick Schulman and Ashton Griffin tried to explain to Wright that he was breaking etiquette, but Wright refused to listen, claiming that Bloch, "wouldn't shake his hand yesterday."

Chip Counts
Larry Wright 220,000 68,000 pos
Andy Bloch Busted
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Events List


Winner Nick Schulman
Winning Hand x9x8x7x6x3
Prize 294,321

Level Info

Level 24
Blinds 15,000 / 30,000
Ante 7,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 949,400