Since the elimination of John Juanda we have seen very few draws at this table. More often than not the players have been able to take down the blinds and antes with a pre-draw raise.
|Blindid||15,000 / 30,000|
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Nick Schulman opened to 48,000 from under the gun and received a call from George Danzer in the big blind. Both players drew one and checked after the draw.
"Ace," announced Danzer.
Schulman fanned the and was able to drag in the pot.
Nick Schulman opened to 48,000 from the cutoff seat, and Benjamin Parker defended his big blind.
Parker moved all in for 125,000, and Schulman tanked for quite some time. He cut out enough pink T5,000 chips to make the call, but eventually folded.
Benjamin Parker raised to 35,000 and received a call from George Danzer on the button. The blinds got out of the way and the two players were off to the draw.
It went check-check after the draw and Danzer tabled . Parker mucked his hand and Danzer took the pot.
John Juanda open-shoved his last 191,000 from the hijack seat, and Ashton Griffin re-shoved on the button. Both blinds released, and we were off to the draw.
"Draw," the dealer announced.
"What?" Juanda asked.
"Draw," the dealer repeated.
Juanda didn't realized that Griffin was on the button, and re-checked his cards. He flashed the to one side of the table (one of our reporters saw it) and then tossed it away. The dealer burned a card, dealt a card face down, and slit it to Juanda.
By this point, Griffin had spread , and Juanda turned over , then stood up.
"I only have to beat a jack?" Juanda asked. "I can sit back down now."
"He's Asian," Nick Schulman announced. "This could take awhile."
"No," Juanda said after looking at his card.
He turned over the , and looked confused.
"Did you give me the same card?" he asked the dealer, without the hint of a smile on his face.
Tournament Director "Redbull" Robbie Thompson and the dealer both verified that it was a different card, and Juanda was announced as the sixth-place finisher. Juanda stuck around for a few minutes, and requested that the staff check if the card was new, and not the one he discarded. After verification from the live stream, it was confirmed that Juanda was indeed given a new card.
Juanda will not being defending his title, but a fourth, fourth, first and sixth is still extremely impressive.
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Action folded around to John Juanda's small blind and Juanda made it 42,000 to go. Nick Schulman called out of the big blind and the two players that have won this event in the past were heads up to the draw.
Juanda took two cards and Schulman drew one. Juanda led out for 82,000 and Schulman took about a minute to raise to 176,000 total. Juanda did not look pleased about this bet but announced a call anyways.
Schulman fanned and a dejected Juanda mucked his ninety-seven.
With that pot Nick Schulman is well over 1,200,000 in chips.
In one of the first hands back from break, Mike Wattel opened to 35,000 with the button. Benjamin Parker folded out of the small blind, and George Danzer three-bet jammed for effectively 300,000. Wattel folded.
"You got somewhere to go?" Wattel asked Danzer.
A few hands later, Wattel opened from under the gun, Parker called on his direct left, and the action folded to Nick Schulman, who jammed for effectively 350,000 from the small blind. Wattel and Parker both folded.
Two hands later, Parker opened to 35,000 from under the gun. The action folded to Ashton Griffin, who moved all in from the small blind. Wattel folded his big blind, and Parker folded to the three-bet.