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Buy-In: $2,500
Prize Pool: $518,700
Entrants: 228

Event 22 - $2,500 Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw Lowball

  • Jun 10, '12 - Jun 12, '12
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 12, 12)

 
 

Randy Ohel Wins Event no. 22 ($145,247)

Level: 28

Blinds: 25,000-50,000
Limits: 50,000-100,000

Randy Ohel Wins Event no. 22 ($145,247)
Benjamin Lazer Eliminated in 2nd Place ($89,714)

Randy Ohel

After an exciting battle of heads-up play that saw the chip lead swing back and forth numerous times, Randy Ohel seemed to be in control for most of the last level despite many attempts by Benjamon Lazer to narrow the gap and chip back to even. Lazer even managed to steal the lead back from Ohel after wining a showdown with a 7-6 low, but Ohel quickly answered back, claiming the chip lead for the final time. Ohel quickly began to put some distance between himself and the short stack, knocking him down to just a single big blind before finally closing out the night.

On the final hand, Benjamin Lazer was all in before the draw and Randy Ohel had him covered. Both players drew 2 cards each on the first draw while Lazer stood pat and Ohel drew 1 card on the second draw.

Ohel: 2 – 3 – 4 – 6 – 9
Lazer: 3 – 5 – 6 – 8 – 5

Lazer drew 1 card on the third and final draw and bricked out with a pair of fives against Ohel’s made 9-6 low. Benjamin Lazer was eliminated in 2nd place ($89,714) while Randy Ohel wins Event no. 22, taking him the $145,247 grand prize and the twenty-second gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP.

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Player Tags: Randy Ohel,   Benjamin Lazer
 

Level 26 Update: Ohel and Lazer Trade Stacks; Ohel Ends Level Out in Front

Level: 26

Blinds: 15,000-30,000
Limits: 30,000-60,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 228

Average Chip Count: 855,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 3 — Randy Ohel — 1,015,000
Seat no. 4 — Benjamin Lazer — 695,000

Live Updates:

Back and Forth, Players Trade Stacks

Randy Ohel started the level as the chipleader with with a more than 3:1 lead over Benjamin Lazer, but Lazer quickly evened things up after winning a showdown with a 9-8 low. Lazer continued to chip back until regaining the lead for himself once again about halfway through the level after forcing Ohel to fold many raised pots without a showdown. Lazer managed to whittle his opponent down further and even got him under 7 big blinds after winning a big showdown with 9-8 low. Ohel got his short stack all in on the next hand and doubled up with an 8-7 low against Lazer’s 9-8 low after standing pat after the first draw. Ohel narrowed the gap a little bit that hand with just under 500,000 to Lazer’s 1.2 million.

Ohel Loses the Lead Then Gets it Back

Randy Ohel

Ohel managed to take the lead back for a second time this level after winning a big showdown with an 8-7 low. Ohel stood pat on the final draw and squeezed a check-raise out of Lazer as he drew one card. That hand put Ohel in the lead with just over 1.1 million to Lazer’s 560,000. Ohel continued to widen the gap as the level came to end, chopping his opponent down to just under 200,000 before Lazer found a much needed double up to survive the next blind increase. Lazer made a nine-low that hand and doubled back to about 400,000 (13 bbs).

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Player Tags: Randy Ohel,   Benjamin Lazer
 

Level 25 Update: Ohel Battles Back to Take the Chip Lead

Level: 25

Blinds: 13,000-25,000
Limits: 25,000-50,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 228

Average Chip Count: 855,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 3 — Randy Ohel — 1,295,000
Seat no. 4 — Benjamin Lazer — 415,000

Live Updates:

Ohel Turns the Table; Takes the Chip Lead

Randy Ohel

Benjamin Lazer took a sizable chip lead going into heads-up play and it went relatively unchallenged throughout Level 24 as both players ended the level with almost exactly what they it started with. Lazer won a 400,000 showdown at the beginning of Level 25 with a 9-7 low that gave him a more than 3:1 chip lead over Ohel, and then knocked him down to just 210,000 (4 bbs) after winning a showdown with a 7-6 low.

Down but not out, Ohel managed to chip back up to nearly even about halfway through the level after making a big call with a 9-7 low, and then went on to take the lead for himself as the level came to an end. Ohel put his new stack to good and use and managed to chip and putt his way to the lead after winning a series of uncontested pots without missing a bet. Ohel’s aggression paid off and he ended the level with a more than 3:1 chip lead over Lazer, effectively reversing the original heads-up stacks during the last level of play.

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Player Tags: Randy Ohel,   Benjamin Lazer
 

Level 23 Update: Lazer Leads Ohel Heads-Up; Baker 3rd ($59,925)

Level: 23

Blinds: 8,000-15,000
Limits: 15,000-30,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 228

Average Chip Count: 855,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 3 — Randy Ohel — 603,000
Seat no. 4 — Benjamin Lazer — 1,107,000

Players Eliminated:

David Baker — 3rd Place ( $59,925)

Live Updates:

David Baker Eliminated in 3rd Place ($59,925)

David Baker

Randy Ohel raised the button to 30,000 and David Baker called from the big blind.

First Draw: Baker drew 3 cards and Ohel drew 2. Baker bet 15,000 Ohel raised to 30,000 and Baker called all in.

Second Draw: Baker drew 1 card and Ohel drew 2 cards.

Third Draw: Both players drew 1 card each.

Ohel: 2 – 3 – 5 – 6 – 7
Baker: 2 – 3 – 4 – 7 – 4

Ohel made a 7-6 low on the final draw and Baker paired his four. David Baker was eliminated in 3rd place ($59,925) while Randy Ohel took a chip lead of nearly 3:1 against Benjamin Lazer going into heads-up play.

With the elimination of David Baker in 3rd place ($59,925), Randy Ohel took the chip lead going into heads-up play with 1,235,000 to Benjamin Lazer’s 475,000.

Lazer Steals Chip Lead Heading Into the Dinner Break

Benjamin Lazer began heads-up play severely out chipped by nearly 3:1, but quickly evened out the stacks after winning a big showdown with an 8-6 low against Ohel’s 8-7. A few hands later and Lazer took the chip lead for himself after winning another showdown with an 8-6 low against Ohel’s 8-7 low. That hand put Lazer up to 1,107,00 heading into the dinner break against Ohel’s 603,000.

The remaining two players took a forty-five minute dinner break at the conclusion of Level 23 and will return at approximately 9:00pm local time to resume play.

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Player Tags: David Baker,   Randy Ohel,   Benjamin Lazer
 

Level 22 Update: Farzad Bonyadi Eliminated in 4th Place ($40,987)

Level: 22

Blinds: 6,000-12,000
Limits: 12,000-24,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 228

Average Chip Count: 570,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 3 — Randy Ohel — 960,000
Seat no. 4 — Benjamin Lazer — 630,000

Seat no. 6 — David Baker — 120,000

Players Eliminated:

Farzad Bonyadi — 4th Place ($40,987)
Live Updates:

Farzad Bonyadi Eliminated in 4th Place ($40,987)

Farzad Bonyadi

Farzad Bonyadi came into the level second from the bottom in chips and lost a big showdown to Benjamin Lazer which put him around 180,000. Lazer then took a another big pot off of Bonyadi and despite managing to triple up at one point to stay alive, Bonyadi could just not get off the short stack and was the next player eliminated.

Bonyadi opened the the small blind for 24,000 and David Baker called from the big blind.

First Draw: Bonyadi drew 2 cards while Baker drew 1. Bonyadi bet 12,000 and Baker called.

Second Draw: Bonyadi drew 1 card while Baker stood pat. Bonyadi checked, Baker bet 24,000 and Bonyadi called all in.

Third Draw: Both players stood pat and Baker showed 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 8 for an eight-low and Bonyadi threw his hand into the muck. Farzad Bonyadi was eliminated in 4th place ($40,987) while Baker moved up to about 220,000.

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Player Tags: David Baker,   Farzad Bonyadi
 

Level 21 Update: Jason Lavallee Eliminated in 5th Place ($28,585)

Level: 21

Blinds: 5,000-10,000
Limits: 10,000-20,000

Players Remaining: 4 out of 228

Average Chip Count: 427,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 3 — Randy Ohel — 856,000
Seat no. 4 — Benjamin Lazer — 324,000
Seat no. 5 — Farzad Bonyadi — 269,000
Seat no. 6 — David Baker — 265,000

Players Eliminated:

Jason Lavalle — 5th Place ($28,585)

Live Updates:

Jason Lavallee Eliminated in 5th Place ($28,585)

Jason Lavallee

Jason Lavallee entered the level on the short stack with just 62,000 (6 bbs) and was eliminated shortly after it began. Lavallee raised the button to 20,000 and Benjamin Lazer called from the big blind.

First Draw: Lazer drew 2 cards while Lavallee drew 1. Lazer bet 10,000 and Lavallee called.

Second Draw: Lazer drew 2 cards and Lavallee stood pat. Lazer checked, Lavallee bet 20,000 and Lazer called.

Third Draw: Lazer drew 1 card while Lavallee stood pat. Lazer bet 20,000 and Lavallee called all in for his last 5,000.

Lazer: 2 – 3 – 4 – 6 – 7
Lavalle: 4 – 6 – 8 – 9 – 10

Lazer made a seven-low on the river while Lavallee stood pat after the first draw with a ten-low. Jason Lavallee was eliminated in 5th place ($28,585) while Lazer moved up to about 430,000 in ships.

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Player Tags: Jason Lavallee,   Benjamin Lazer
 

Level 20 Update: Shawn Buchanan Eliminated in 6th Place ($20,332)

Level: 20

Blinds: 4,000-8,000
Limits: 8,000-16,000

Players Remaining: 5 out of 228

Average Chip Count: 342,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Jason Lavallee — 62,000

Seat no. 3 — Randy Ohel — 690,000
Seat no. 4 — Benjamin Lazer — 420,000
Seat no. 5 — Farzad Bonyadi — 250,000
Seat no. 6 — David Baker — 240,000

Players Eliminated:

Shawn Buchanan — 6th Place ($20,332)

Live Updates:

Shawn Buchanan Eliminated in 6th Place ($20,332)

Shawn Buchanan

Shawn Buchanan entered the final table on the short stack with just 14 big blinds and was the first player eliminated. Buchanan lost most of his chips to Jason Lavallee in a showdown before finally being eliminated by Benjamin Lazer just a few hands later.

Jason Lavallee raised to 16,000 from middle position, Shawn Buchanan reraised to 24,000 from the cutoff, and Lavalle called.

First Draw: Lavallee drew 2 cards and Buchanan drew 1card. Lavallee checked, Buchanan bet 8,000 and Lavalle called.

Second Draw: Both players drew 1 card each. Lavallee bet 16,000 and Buchanan called.

Third Draw: Lavallee stood pat and Buchanan drew 1 card. Both players checked and Lavallee showed 2 – 4 – 5 – 7 – 9 to win the pot. That hand left Buchanan extremely short and he soon got it all in on the second draw against Benjamin Lazer on his final hand.

Benjamin Lazer raised to 16,000 before the draw and Shawn Buchanan called from the big blind.

First Draw: Buchanan drew 3 cards while Lazer drew 1. Buchanan checked, Lazer bet 8,000 and Buchanan called.

Second Draw: Buchan drew 1 card while Lazer stood pat. Buchanan checked, Lazer bet 16,000, Buchanan raised the rest of his chips and Lazer called.

Lazer: 2 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 8
Buchanan: 2 – 3 – 5 – 8 – 2

Third Draw: Lazer had made an eight-low on the second draw and Buchan drew 1 card on the final draw. Buchanan paired deuces and was eliminated in 6th place ($20,332) while Lazer moved up to about 420,000 in chips.

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Action Begins, Final Table Now Underway

The final table of Event no. 22 ($2,500 Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw Lowball) is now underway, and Card Player will be posting level-by-level updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

Day 3 began with 9 players spread out over 2 tables, and with the elimination of Von Altizer in 7th Place ($14,725), the official 6-handed final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 20 with blinds of 4,000-8,000 and limits of 8,000-16,000, and will continue until a winner is determined.

With cards now back in the air, here is a look at the final table and how these players match up:

Seat no. 1 — Jason Lavallee — 158,000
Seat no. 2 — Shawn Buchanan — 115,000
Seat no. 3 — Randy Ohel — 292,000
Seat no. 4 — Benjamin Lazer — 332,000
Seat no. 5 — Farzad Bonyadi — 363,000
Seat no. 6 — David Baker — 455,000

While only 6 remain, this event gathered 228 players, creating a total prize pool of $518,700. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $145,247
2nd Place — $89,714
3rd Place — $59,925
4th Place — $40,987
5th Place — $28,585
6th Place — $20,322

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