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Buy-In: $2,500
Prize Pool: $593,400
Entrants: 258

Event 55 - $2,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball

  • Jun 29, '09 - Jul 01, '09


Updates on Final Day (Jul 01, 09)


Abe Mosseri Wins!

Abe Mosseri Wins Event No. 55 ($165,521) Masayoshi Tanaka Eliminated in Second Place ($102,313)

Abe Mosseri dominated heads-up play and quickly had Masayoshi Tanaka down to his final few bets.

On the very last hand, Tanaka raised and Mosseri reraised. Tanaka called and drew two cards and Mosseri drew one. Mosseri bet and was called and stood pat on the second draw.

Tanaka drew one and both players got it all in. Both stood pat on the end and Mosserii quickly put Tanaka out of his misery by showing number three, 7-6-5-3-2. Tanaka couldn’t beat it and was eliminated in second place

Mosseri picked up his first career bracelet just two weeks removed from his sixth place finish in the $10,000 Stud eight-or-better championship.

Player Tags: Abe Mosseri

Heads Up Play Begins

Blinds: 10,000-20,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 257

Chip Counts:

1. Masayoshi Tanaka — 1,019,000
2. Abe Mosseri — 916,000

Average Chip Count: 963,750

Notable Eliminations:

3. Julie Schneider — $66,285

Big Hands

Julie Schneider Eliminated in Third Place ($66,285)

Julie Schneider was all in for her last 20,000 in chips and Masayoshi Tanaka called in the small blind. Abe Mosseri raised in the big blind and Tanaka called.

Tanaka took two cards, checked and Mosseri stood pat and bet. Schneider took one card and Tanaka called.

The same sequence took place on the second draw and both Tanaka and Mosseri stood pat on the third draw. Schneider took one card and Mosseri showed 9-5-4-3-2, which beat both of his opponents.


Final Table Update: John Juanda Eliminated in 4th Place ($44,941)

Blinds: 10,000-20,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 257

Chip Counts:

1. Masayoshi Tanaka — 860,000
2. Abe Mosseri — 798,000
3. Julie Schneider — 260,000

Average Chip Count: 642,500

Notable Eliminations:

4. John Juanda — $44,941

Big Hands

John JuandaJohn Juanda Eliminated in 4th Place ($44,941)

After being cripple in the hand before when accidentally standing pat with a straight, John Juanda was already all in on the big blind, and Abe Mosseri calls him by default from the small blind.

Juanda draws three cards while Mosseri draws two.

Juanda draws two cards while Mosseri stands pat.

Juanda once again draws two cards while Mosseri continues to stand pat.

Mosseri wins with a 9-8-7-4-2 and John Juanda is eliminated in 4th place ($44,941).

Player Tags: John Juanda,   Abe Mosseri

Final Table Update: Dinner Break, Rodman 5th

Blinds: 8,000-15,000

Players Remaining: 4 out of 257

Chip Counts:

1. Abe Mosseri — 998,000
2. Masayoshi Tanaka — 399,000
3. John Juanda — 351,000
4. Julie Schneider — 186,000

Average Chip Count: 481,875

Notable Eliminations:

5. Blair Rodman — $31,818

Big Hands

Blair RodmanBlair Rodman Eliminated in 5th Place ($31,818)

Blair Rodman draws one card on the first draw and bets. Juanda raises and Rodman calls.

Rodman draws two cards and Juanda stands pat. Juanda bets and Rodman calls all in for 20,000.

Rodman draws his last card while Juanda stands pat again.

Rodman turns over a straight (6-5-4-3-2) while Juanda shows 8-7-5-4-2. Blair Rodman is eliminated in 5th place ($31,818).

Left in the Deck

The remaining four players are now on dinner break and will return at approximately 7:30 pm PDT.

Player Tags: John Juanda,   Blair Rodman

Final Table Update: Brad Libson Eliminated in 6th Place ($23,484)

Blinds: 8,000-15,000

Players Remaining: 5 out of 257

Chip Counts:

1. Abe Mosseri — 900,000
2. Masayoshi Tanaka — 530,000
3. Julie Schneider — 325,000
4. John Juanda — 141,000
5. Blair Rodman — 75,000

Average Chip Count: 375,000

Notable Eliminations:

5. Brad Libson — $23,484

Big Hands

Brad Libson Eliminated in 6th Pace ($23,484)

Julie Schneider raises and Brad Libson moves all in for 35,000 before the draw. Schneider calls and both players draw two cards each for both of the first two draws.

Schneider stands pat on the third draw while Libson draws one card.

Schneider: J-9-5-3-2
Libson: A-8-7-4-2

Libson draws an ace on the last card and is eliminated in 6th place ($23,484).

Player Tags: Bradley Libson

Final Table Set

Blinds: 5,000-10,000

Players Remaining: 6 out of 257

Chip Counts:

1. Masayoshi Tanaka — 595,000
2. Abe Mosseri — 535,000
3. Brad Libson — 310,000
4. Julie Schneider — 200,000
5. Blair Rodman — 195,000
6. John Juanda — 130,000

Average Chip Count: 321,250

Notable Eliminations:

7. Kris Lord — $17,933

Left in the Deck

Players will take a twenty-minute break at the completion of Level 20 and will return at approximately 4:45 pm PDT.


Final Day Update: 7 Remain, Almost There

Blinds: 4,000-8,000

Players Remaining: 7 out of 257

Chip Counts:

1. Brad Libson — 441,385
2. Masayoshi Tanaka — 385,000
3. Blair Rodman — 380,000
4. John Juanda — 280,000
5. Abe Mosseri — 220,000
6. Julie Schneider — 220,000
7. Kris Lord — 78,000

Average Chip Count: 275,357

Notable Eliminations:

9. Nam Le — $13,423
8. Hertzel Zalewski — $17,933


Final Day Update: Shuffle Up And Deal

The final Day of Event no. 55 – $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball is now underway and cards are in the air. Be sure to check back with for hourly chip counts and eliminations from this event.


Final Day Begins at 2:00 PDT

The $2,500 Limit Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw event has just nine players remaining. Abe Mosseri leads the way but he is followed behind by notables John Juanda, Nam Le, Blair Rodman and Tom Schneider’s wife, Julie.

Here are their chip counts:

1. Abe Mosseri — 447,000
2. Blair Rodman — 358,000
3. Masayoshi Tanaka — 345,000
4. John Juanda — 182,000
5. Julie Schneider — 163,000
6. Brad Libson — 146,000
7. Hertzel Zalewski — 111,000
8. Nam Le — 95,000
9. Kris Lord — 87,000

The players will return tomorrow at 2:00 PDT to battle down to a champion.

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