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Buy-In: $10,000
Prize Pool: $1,184,400
Entrants: 126

$10,000 Deuce-to-Seven Lowball Championship

  • Jun 09, '11 - Jun 11, '11
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 11, 11)

 
 

John Juanda Wins Event #16 ($367,170)

Phil Hellmuth Eliminated in 2nd Place ($226,907)

John JuandaLevel 26 didn’t last very long as Phil Hellmuth began the round with just about 1 million in chips to John Juanda’s 2.8 million. He lost nearly half his stack right out of the gate when Juanda drew one card to a ten-low and it wasn’t long after that he was all in from the button for 550,000 (10.5 BBs) when Juanda called from the big blind.

Hellmuth stood pat with Q – 10 – 8 – 5 – 2 for a queen-low while Juanda drew one card with J – 6 – 3 – 2. Juanda dew an 8 and made a jack-low on the final hand of the evening, denying Phil Hellmuth his record-breaking 12th WSOP gold bracelet and what would have been his first in a variety of game other than hold’em.

Phil Hellmuth was eliminated in 2nd place ($226,907) while John Juanda went on to capture his 5th gold bracelet and the grand prize of $367,170 for winning Event #16.

Player Tags: John Juanda,   Phil Hellmuth
 

Level 25: Juanda Back On Top

Blinds: 20,000-40,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 126

Average Chip Count: 1,890,000

Chip Counts:

1. John Juanda – 2,800,000
2. Phil Hellmuth – 1,000,000

Juanda Steals Lead With Aggressive Style

John JuandaJohn Juanda began this level on the short stack with 1.7 million to Phil Hellmuth’s 2.4 million. He picked up a few chips with some early aggression and brought the two players back to even.

A few hands later and Hellmuth fired back by shoving over the top of Junada’s three-bet and once again started to put some distance back between the two. Juanda evened things out again after wining a pot with a pat-nine against Hellmuth’s pat-jack. This type of back and forth movement went on for a while until Juanda started raising Hellmuth off of hands again, and one in particular that caused Hellmuth to lay down a smooth-ten after the draw to a 400,000 reraise. Juanda pulled out in front this hand with about 2.5 million to Hellmuth’s 1.3 million, putting Hellmuth a bit off his game and more than a million chips in the red.

Juanda continued to play back at Hellmuth, eventually whittling him down to just about 1 million in chips to Juand’a 2.8 million.

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

Player Tags: John Juanda,   Phil Hellmuth
 

Level 24: Hellmuth Gives Up Chip Lead, Gets It Back

Blinds: 15,000-30,000 with a 7,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 126

Average Chip Count: 1,890,000

Chip Counts:

1. Phil Hellmuth – 2,100,000
2. John Juanda – 1,700,000

Juanda Takes The Chip Lead From Hellmuth

Juanda started Level 24 with a slight chip disadvantages but managed to even out the stacks after winning a 400,000+ pot by drawing one card to a ten-low. From there he picked up some momentum and took the chip lead himself for the first time after raking a 1.2 million pot with a pat-ten. Juanda was now ahead with 2.6 million to Hellmuth’s 1.2 million.

As soon as Juanda claimed the chip lead, he put it to good use with some very aggressive open-raising and three-bet shoving to widen the gap between Hellmuth and himself.

Hellmuth Doubles Up, Back in the Lead

Phill HellmuthHellmuth came back from the dinner break with the chip lead but saw it quickly fade away. After losing the chip lead to Juanda and faced with some pretty relentless aggression, Hellmuth was down to his last million or so when he took a stand on this hand, doubling up for a slight chip lead once again.

Phil Hellmuth button-raised to 60,000, John Juanda three-bet shoved and Hellmuth called all in for 946,000.

Both players stood pat. Hellmuth showed 10 – 8 – 5 – 3 – 2 against Juanda’s J – 10 – 6 – 5 – 2. Hellmuth doubled up to 1.95 million this hand, reclaiming the chip lead against Juanda’s 1.85 million. Hellmuth continued to run good this level and managed to extend his lead by the time the players went on break.

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

Player Tags: John Juanda,   Phil Hellmuth
 

Level 23: Hellmuth Leads Juanda Heads-Up; Ashby 3rd

Blinds: 12,000-24,000 with a 6,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 126

Average Chip Count: 1,890,000

Chip Counts:

1. Phil Hellmuth – 2,200,000
2. John Juanda – 1,600,000

Eliminations:

3rd. Richard Ashby – $143,833

Richard Ashby Eliminated in 3rd Place ($143,833)Richard Ashby

Shortly after returning from the dinner break, John Juanda doubled through Richard Ashby after getting it all in with 10 – 5 – 4 – 2 against Ashby’s 10 – 5 – 4 – 3. Both players drew one card each. Juanda drew a 6 for a made ten-low while Ashby paired his three. Juanda doubled up, leaving Ashby on the short stack with just about 200,000. Ashby got it all in shortly after in this final hand of his tournament.

Richard Ashby open-shoved the short stack for around 200,000 from the small blind and Phil Hellmuth called from the big blind.

Hellmuth was ahead before the draw with 8 – 6 – 3 – 2 against Ashby’s Q – 10 – 4 – 3.

Hellmuth drew a 10 for a made ten-low while Ashby drew a 6 for a queen-high. Richard Ashby was eliminated in 3rd place ($143,833).

NOTE: With the elimination of Richard Ashby in 3rd place ($143,833), heads-up play began shortly thereafter. Phil Hellmuth led going into the final match with roughly 2.8 million to John Juanda’s 1 million.

Juanda Gets Even

John Juanda came back from the dinner break as the short stack and doubled through Richard Ashby early on. Hellmuth finished him shortly after and took a 2.8 million to 1 million chip lead against Juanda to the final match. Hellmuth managed to chip away at Juanda’s stack a few times, but Juanda bounced back, finally chipping up to about even after raking a big pot with a pat-jack.

Hellmuth however managed to once again widen his lead with some aggressive pre-draw raising, ending the level with roughly 2.2 million to Juanda’s 1.6 million.

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

Player Tags: John Juanda,   Phil Hellmuth,   Richard Ashby
 

Level 22: Hellmuth Leads On Dinner Break; Sung 4th, Schulman 5th, Baker 6th

NOTE: The remaining three players went on a one hour dinner break at the conclusion of Level 22, and will return at approximately 9:00pm to resume play.

Blinds: 10,000-20,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 3 out of 126

Average Chip Count: 1,260,000

Chip Counts:

1. Phill Hellmuth – 2,662,000
2. Richard Ashby – 700,000
3. John Juanda – 409,000

Eliminations:

4th. Steve Sung – $97,416
5th. Nick Schulman – $69,216
6th. David Baker – $51,485

Defending Champion David Baker Eliminated in 6th Place ($51,485)David Baker

Defending Champion David Baker had a tough level. He started the level as one of the short stacks and cemented that role about halfway through the level after doubling up Steve Sung when Sung stood pat with a J – 7 and Baker drew one, pairing eights with 8 – 4 – 3 – 2.

Baker was down to less than full big blind after that hand and found some relief in a quick quadruple up after drawing a 10 – 7 low against Richard Ashby’s J -10 in a four-way pot. Soon thereafter and David Baker would get it all in again against Steve Sung, Sung getting the best of it again.

Steve Sung raised to 50,000 before the draw, David Baker moved all in for about 10,000 more and both Phil Hellmuth and Sung called the raise.

Sung and Baker each drew one card while Hellmuth drew two. Hellmuth bet 50,000 at the side pot and Sung folded.

Hellmuth showed 10 – 9 – 8 – 3 – 2 while baker showed 9 – 7 – 5 – 4 – A. Hellmuth raked the pot with a ten-low and the defending champion, David Baker was eliminated in 6th place ($51,485).

Nick Schulman Eliminated in 5th Place ($69,216)

Nick Schulman raised to 50,000 before the draw, Phil Hellmuth raised to 340,000 and Schulman called all in for around 250,000.

Hellmuth stood pat with J – 6 – 5 – 4 – 2 while Schulman drew one card with 8 – 6 – 4 – 2. Schulman drew another 8, pairing his hand, and was eliminated in 5th place ($69,216) while Hellmuth secured a monster chiplead with 2.4 million.

Steve Sung Eliminated in 4th Place ($97,416)
Steve Sung

John Juanda raised to 52,000 from under the gun, Steve Sung moved all in for 270,000 from the small blind and Juanda called.

Sung stood pat with J – 9 – 7 – 6 – 3 while Juanda drew one card with 10 – 6 – 4 – 3. Juanda turned over a five for a made ten-low and Steve Sung was eliminated in 4th place ($97,416).

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

 

Level 21: Hellmuth, Ashby Over 1 Million; Habib 7th ($40,020)

Blinds: 8,000-16,000 with a 4,000 ante

Players Remaining: 6 out of 126

Average Chip Count: 630,000

Chip Counts:

1. Richard Ashby – 1,100,000
2. Phil Hellmuth – 1,090,000
3. John Juanda – 565,000
4. Nick Schulman – 520,000
5. Steve Sung – 350,000
6. David Baker – 320,000

Eliminations:

7th. hasan Habib – $40,020

Hasan Habib Doubles Through Nick Schulman

Nick Schulman raised to 45,000 from the button and Hasan Habib called from the big blind.

Each player drew one card. First to act, Habib moved all in for around 60,000 and Schulman called.

Habib showed 7 – 6 – 5 – 3 – 2 and raked the pot, doubling up to about 250,000 this hand. Still on the short stack, Habib sits with roughly the same amount he entered the official seven-handed final table with.

Hasan HabibHasan Habib Eliminated in 7th Place ($40,020)

Shortly after doubling up through Nick Schulman, Hasan Habib open-shoved the short stack before the draw for about 170,000 and Richard Ashby called.

Habib drew one card while Asby stood pat.

Ashby showed 10 – 9 – 5 – 4 – 2 for a ten-low while Habib turned over 8 – 6 – 4 – 2, pairing his deuce after the draw. Hasan Habib came to the official seven-handed final table as the short stack, and was the first to go in 7th place ($40,020).

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

Player Tags: Hasan Habib,   Phil Hellmuth,   Nick Schulman
 

Level 20: Cassidy 8th, Hellmuth Leads Official Seven-Handed Final Table

Blinds: 6,000-12,000 with a 3,000 ante

Players Remaining: 7 out of 126

Average Chip Count: 540,000

Chip Counts:

1. Phil Hellmuth – 763,000
2. Richard Ashby – 620,000
3. John Juanda – 598,000
4. Steve Sunng – 576,000
5. Nick Schulman – 464,000
6. David Baker – 402,000
7. Hasan Habib – 233,000

Eliminations:

8th. Joe Cassidy – $32,440

David Baker Makes a Strong Showing This Level

David Baker started the unofficial eight-handed final table as one of the short stacks, but has since managed to make a run up the leaderboard.

Baker raked a 150,000 pot from Steve Sung at the beginning of Level 20 after drawing one card to a 9 – 7 low while Sung bricked after drawing two cards.

Baker then took another 150,000 from Phil Hellmuth after drawing one card to a J – 7, just outkicking Hellmuth who claims to have drawn to a J – 8 with one card. This pot put Baker over 500,000.

Joe CassidyJoe Cassidy Eliminated in 8th Place ($32,440)

Joe Cassidy raised to 30,000 before the flop, Steve Sung called from middle position, David Baker called from the button, Phil Hellmuth raised to 140,000 from the big blind, Cassidy moved all in, Sung and Baker both folded while Hellmuth called.

Hellmuth stood pat and Cassidy drew one card. Hellmuth turned over 10 – 9 – 7 – 6 – 5 for a made ten-low and Cassidy showed 8 – 7 – 5 – 2 – 7 for a pair of sevens. Cassidy drew another seven and was eliminated in 8th place ($32,440). Hellmuth took the chip lead this hand going into the official seven-handed final table.

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

Player Tags: Phil Hellmuth,   Joe Cassidy,   David Baker
 

Level 20: Raymer Eliminated 9th, Unofficial Final Table Now Underway

NOTE: Play ended last night with 9 players spread out over two tables and resumed today at 3:00pm. John Juanda started the day as the short stack and managed to double up through Greg Raymer early on with a pat 9 against Raymer’s pat 10. Juanda then made a run at the chip lead amassing over 500,000 at one point before surrendering a huge pot to Richard Ashby which put Ashby on top and dropped Juanda down to about 350,000.

Raymer on the other hand wouldn’t be so lucky as he was eliminated in 9th place ($27,928) after Raymer paired jacks against Juanda’s made ten. With Raymer’s 9th place elimination, the final eight players have consolidated to one table where one more player will need to be eliminated before the official seven-handed final table is set.

Blinds: 6,000-12,000 with a 3,000 ante

Players Remaining: 8 out of 126

Average Chip Count: 472,500

Chip Counts:

1. Richard Ashby – 835,000
2. Joe Cassidy – 530,000
3. Hasan Habib – 475,000
4. John Juanda – 475,000
5. Steve Sung – 420,000
6. Phil Hellmuth – 400,000
7. David Baker – 370,000
8. Nick Schulman – 295,000

Payouts:

1st. $367,170
2nd. $226,907
3rd. $143,833
4th. $97,416
5th. $69,216
6th. $51,485
7th. $40,020
8th. $32,440

Eliminations:

9th. Greg Raymer – $27,928

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates until a champion is crowned.

 

Hellmuth Going for 12, Baker Vying for the Repeat

Phil HellmuthLeading the way at the start of the final day is Richard Ashby, who has already final tabled a $10,000 event this summer. He’s followed closely by Joe Cassidy. Rounding out the top three is defending champion David Baker, who has proven in a very short period of time that he is one of the best in the world in this format.

If that wasn’t enough for you, we still haven’t gotten to the poker brat himself, Phil Hellmuth, who will be gunning for his 12th gold bracelet. He’ll have to fight off 2004 main event champion Greg Raymer, along with Steve Sung, Hasan Habib, Nick Schulman and John Juanda. They’ll all be battling for the first-place prize of $367,170.

Here’s a look at the chip counts.

Rank Player Name Chip Count
1 Richard Ashby 700,000
2 Joe Cassidy 540,000
3 David Baker 492,000
4 Steve Sung 441,000
5 Hasan Habib 437,000
6 Greg Raymer 355,000
7 Phil Hellmuth 339,000
8 Nick Schulman 306,000
9 John Juanda 171,000

All of the action begins at 3:00 p.m. today and Card Player will have all of it for you with level-by-level updates.

 
 
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