Event 13: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw attracted a total of 266 entries and at the end of ten levels it is Alex Foxen leading the remaining 50 players ahead of Day 2 which kicks off at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
A star-studded field was expected, and the railbirds were not left disappointed, with James Obst, Jared Bleznick, Daniel Hiraman and Chris Bjorin returning from their Mixed Triple Draw final tables yesterday, along with some major names from the world of mixed games including Benny Glaser, Paul Volpe, Shaun Deeb, Jason Mercier, and Randy Ohel.
Bleznick, Naoya Kihara and Tom Schneider all held the chip lead, before Foxen muscled his way to the top of the leaderboard, and bagged up a stack of 147,850 to take into Day 2.
Big names such as Billy BaxterBarry Greenstein both bust shortly before the end of the day, but there is still a whole host of big names left in the field including Phil Hellmuth (46,000), Anthony Zinno (51,450), Benny Glaser (56,000), Frank Kassela (35,500) and James Obst (25,575).
With 40 players making the money, the bubble is expected to bust fairly quickly on Wednesday, ensuring all players a min-cash worth $2,271. However, all 50 will be setting their sights a little further at the $89,151 and a WSOP gold bracelet that awaits them up top.
The 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion, Ryan Riess, just hopped into the $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw. A few other recognizable faces have also joined. Erik Seidel, who finished second in the 1988 WSOP Main Event to Johnny Chan (which you probably know from the scene in Rounders), has also joined. Since that runner-up finish, Seidel has won eight WSOP gold bracelets including two No-Limit 2-7 titles.
Paul Volpe has won two WSOP events, one of his bracelets was for the $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship for $253,524.
Nick Yunis has $1.3-million in tournament winnings but has yet to win a bracelet. He is currently very short-stacked and might have some trouble bouncing back since three-time bracelet winner Barry Greenstein and James Obst are also at his table.
No-limit 2-7 might not be the most popular game, but those who love it, love it deeply. Today, Event #13 gets started and, for $1,500, players can play this great game and have a chance to win a WSOP gold bracelet.
Ryan D'Angelo won the bracelet for this event last year. It was his first bracelet and he took home $92,388 after he outlasted 279 others. Before that, Christian Pham won the bracelet in 2015. He claimed to have never played a hand of no-limit 2-7 before accidentally entering the tournament.
One of the unique things about no-limit 2-7 is that players must enter the pot with a raise, so there should be plenty of action.
Today players will play 10 one-hour levels starting at 3 p.m. Late registration will be open until 6 p.m. Players will start with 7,500 and each player can reenter once.
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