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Buy-In: $2,500
Prize Pool: $702,975
Entrants: 309

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

  • Jun 28, '11 - Jun 30, '11
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 30, 11)

 
 

Leonard Martin Wins Event #49 ($189,919)

Justin Bonomo Eliminated in 2nd Place ($117,305)

Leonard MartinWith the elimination of David Bach in 3rd place, Justin Bonomo took a 2:1 chip lead into heads-up play with 1,605,000 to Leonard Martin’s 750,000. Martin was slowly able to chip up to even and then steal the chip lead for himself towards the end of Level 27, and after slipping back down a bit in Level 28, he pulled way out in front after winning a big pot with an 8 – 7 low against Bonomo’s 10 – 9 low. That hand put Martin at almost 2 million, leaving Bonomo with just about 400,000.

On the final hand of the tournament, Leonard Martin button-raised before the draw and Justin Bonomo called from the big blind.

Bonomo drew two cards and Martin drew one. Bonomo checked, Martin bet and Bonomo called.

On the second draw, Bonomo drew one card and Martin stood pat. Bonomo checked, Martin bet, Bonomo check-raised all in and Martin called.

On the third and final draw, Bonomo drew one card and Martin stood pat.

Bonomo: K – 7 – 4 – 3 – 2
Martin: 8 – 7 – 6 – 4 – 3

Martin had made an eight-low after the first draw and while Bonomo was drawing live on the final draw with a seven-high, he bricked with a king and Martin won the pot.

Justin Bonomo was eliminated in 2nd place ($117,305) and Leonard Martin wins the gold bracelet for Event #49 and the $189,919 grand prize.

Player Tags: Justin Bonomo
 

Level 26: Bonomo Leads Martin Heads-Up; Bach 3rd

Blinds: 15,000-30,000

Limits: 30,000-60,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 310

Average Chip Count: 1,162,500

Chip Counts:

1. Justin Bonomo – 1,560,000
2. Leonard Martin – 750,000

Eliminations:

3rd. David Bach – $77,517

David Bach Eliminated in 3rd Place ($77,517)

David BachDavid Bach opened for a raise from the small blind, Leonard Martin reraised the big blind and Bach called.

On the first draw, both players drew two cards each. Bach bet, Martin raised and Bach called all in.

On the second draw both players drew one card each.

On third and final draw, both players drew one card each.

Bach: 8 – 6 – 3 – 3 – 2
Martin: 9 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2

Martin made a nine-low on the final draw while Bach bricked with a pair of threes. David Bach was eliminated in 3rd place ($77,517).

NOTE: With the elimination of David Bach in 3rd place, Justin Bonomo took the chip lead going into heads-up play with 1,560,000 to Leonard Martin’s 750,000.

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

Player Tags: David Bach,   Justin Bonomo
 

Level 25: Bonomo Leads Final Three; Tanaka 4th, Elezra 5th

Blinds: 13,000-35,000

Limits: 25,000-50,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 310

Average Chip Count: 775,000

Chip Counts:

1. Justin Bonomo – 1,200,000
2. Leonard Martin – 520,000
3. David Bach – 513,000

Eliminations:

4th. Masayoshi Tanaka – $52,680
5th. Eli Elezra – $36,596

Eli ElezraEli Elezra Eliminated in 5th Place ($36,596)

Eli Elezra opened for a raise from under the gun and Masayoshi Tanaka called from the big blind.

On the first draw, Tanaka drew three cards and Elezra drew two cards. Tenaka bet and Elezra called.

On the second draw, Tanaka Drew one card and Elezra drew two cards. Tanaka bet and Elezra called all in. Both players stood pat on the final draw.

Elezra: 9 – 8 – 5 – 3 – 2
Tanaka: 8 – 7 – 4 – 3 – 2

Elezra drew to a nine-low after the second draw but Tanaka made an eight-low that same round to win the pot. Eli Elezra was eliminated in 5th place ($36,595).

Masayoshi Tanaka Eliminated in 4th Place ($52,680)
Masayoshi Tanaka

Justin Bonomo button-raised before the the draw and Masayoshi Tanaka called all in from the small blind.

On the first draw, Tanaka drew one card and Bonomo drew two.

On the second draw, Tanaka drew one card and Bonomo drew two.

On the third and final draw, Tanaka and Bonomo drew one card each.

Tanaka: 8 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3
Bonomo: 7 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2

Tanaka drew to an eight-low on the final draw but Bonomo drew to a seven-low to win the pot. Masayoshi Tanaka was eliminated in 4th place ($52,680).

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

 

Level 23: Jason Mercier Eliminated in 6th Place ($25,967)

Blinds: 8,000-15,000

Limits: 15,000-30,000

Players Remaining: 5 out of 310

Average Chip Count: 465,000

Chip Counts:

1. David Bach – 810,000
2. Justin Bonomo – 625,000
3. Eli Elezra – 490,000
4. Masayoshi Tanaka – 400,000
5. Leonard Martin – 70,000

Eliminations:

6th. Jason Mercier – $25,967

Jason Mercier Eliminated in 6th Place ($25,967)
Jason Mercier

Jason Mercier raised from under the gun and Masayoshi Tanaka called from the big blind.

Tanaka drew two cards while Mercier drew one. Tanaka checked, Mercier bet, Tanaka check-raised, Mercier three-bet all in and Tanaka called.

Both players drew one card each on the second draw and then one card each again on the third draw.

Tanaka: 10 – 8 – 7 – 3 – 2
Mercier: A – 6 – 5 – 4 – 2

Mercier bricked with an ace on the final draw while Tanaka made a ten-low to win the pot. Jason Mercier was the first one eliminated in 6th place ($25,967).

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

Player Tags: Jason Mercier,   Masayoshi Tanaka
 

Level 22: Turner Eliminated 7th, Final Table Now Underway

NOTE: The day began with 13 players, and with the elimination of Jon Turner in 7th place ($18,804), the official six-handed final table is now underway.

Blinds: 6,000-12,000

Limits: 12,000-24,000

Players Remaining: 6 out of 310

Average Chip Count: 387,500

Chip Counts:

1. David Bach – 817,000
2. Eli Elezra – 434,000
3. Jason Mercier – 343,000
4. Justin Bonomo – 313,000
5. Leonard Martin – 273,000
6. Masayoshi Tanaka – 148,000

Payouts:

1st. $189,818
2nd. $117,305
3rd. $77,517
4th. $52,680
5th. $36,595
6th. $25,967

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

 

Final Day Begins at 3:00 p.m.

Jason MercierOnly 13 players remain in the $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw event. Though all are in the money, everyone looking up at the gold bracelet and the $189,919 first-place prize.

Jason Mercier leads the way with 358,500 and Eli Elezra (327,000) and Scott Seiver (303,000) are close behind. Other notables include Shawn Buchanan, Galen Hall, Jon Turner, David Bach, and Justin Bonomo.

Mercier is gunning for his third final table appearance and second win of the summer series. Hall currently holds a four-point lead over Sam Stein in the Card Player POY race and is looking to create some distance between himself and the rest of the pack.

Be sure to check back for level-by-level updates from the final table.

Chip Counts:

Jason Mercier: 358,500
Eli Elezra: 327,000
Scott Seiver: 303,000
Leonard Martin: 242,500
Scott Dorin: 227,500
Shawn Buchanan: 176,500
Jon Turner: 145,000
Galen Hall: 143,000
David Bach: 115,000
Justin Bonomo: 111,500
Masayoshi Tanaka: 79,500
Nicholas Verkaik: 73,500
Fabian Holling: 36,000

Player Tags: Jason Mercier
 
 
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