Event 60: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit)

Sheik Out

We missed the action but Shawn Sheikhan's seat is now empty as he has been eliminated from the tournament.

Shawn Sheikhan us Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Shawn Sheikhan

Lindgren Shoves On Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth opened to 1,600 from the cutoff and received a call from the player in the small blind. Erick Lindgren looked down at his cards from the big blind and moved all in for about 19,000. Both Hellmuth and the other player folded.

With how Hellmuth's day began we expected some sort of blow up, but instead Hellmuth seemed rather jovial after the hand.

"By the way," Hellmuth said to Lindgren. "I saw your baby today. If that's not the cutest baby ever."

Lindgren thanked Hellmuth for the compliment and certainly was thankful for the chips as well. Lindgren is sitting on about 22,500 right now.

Erick Lindgren us 22,500 -7,500
Phil Hellmuth us 12,800 2,800

Märksõnad: Erick LindgrenPhil Hellmuth

Juanda Confused By River Bet


When we arrived at the table, we saw that last year's champion John Juanda was heads up with another player at the table. There was about 3,000 in the middle, and Juanda's opponent tossed out a pink T5,000 chip. When Juanda confirmed that the bet actually was the full 5,000, he asked "5,000! Why so much?" After a few other moments of thinking, he said "well you picked a good time to overbet the pot" and tossed in the call.

His opponent rolled over {9-}{7-}{5-}{3-}{2-}, and Juanda flashed {9-}{8-}{6-}{3-}{2-} before mucking his hand. Despite that hit, Juanda is off to a great start, sitting on 45,000 from his starting stack of 30,000.

John Juanda id 45,000 11,500

Märksõnad: John Juanda

Prize Pool Information

• Tase 5: 200-400, 100 ante

Prize pool information from this tournament has been officially released. With 101 entrants the top 14 players will receive money. A min-cash in this event is worth $19.272 while first place will be pocketing $294,321.


Rough Start For The Poker Brat


We didn't catch any hands that did the damage, but we noticed as Phil Hellmuth was racking his chips to get moved that he was already down to just 10,000. He has just been moved to a table with Erick Lindgren, Tom Schneider, Alessio Isaia, and Michael Mizrachi, so it won't be getting any easier for Mr. Hellmuth.

Phil Hellmuth us 10,000 -20,000

And There's One More Player Here

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Johnny Chan
Johnny Chan

We just gave you the star studded list of players who recently arrived (Todd Brunson has since walked in), but there was one player we left off that list. That is none other then the 10-time bracelet winner, the incomparable, Johnny Chan. This is Chan's first event at this year's WSOP, and he picked a good one to come in for. Chan finished 12th in this event last year, and he will be looking to top that this year. With Phil Hellmuth earning bracelet #12 earlier this series, Chan has some serious catching up to do if he wants to reach that level. We will keep one eye on Chan the entire time he's here!

Märksõnad: Johnny Chan

Eight Hundred or One-Thousand?

• Tase 5: 200-400, 100 ante

There was a bit of an altercation at table 365 to start the level. The issue was over using the blue t500 chips to bet. The argument was that by throwing in two t500 chips the raise should be to 1,000. In fact, David Williams and Jason Mercier both took this side in a bet with David Peat, who argued that it should be 800 as that is the bring in.

The floor was called and despite the entire table disagreeing with the ruling, it was ruled that two t500 chips meant 800 and thus just a call. According to the tournament supervisor this issue was discussed prior to the tournament and despite rulings in other tournaments, this is how it would be for this tournament.

Slew Of New Names


When we left for dinner, we had 89 people. As we look at the clock now, that number has shot up to 100. Here's a list of the new players that are here (they are all big names). There's also rumors that the godfather himself Doyle Brunson may be joining us, thought we haven't spotted him yet.

Phil Hellmuth us 30,000
Nick Schulman us 30,000
Joe Cassidy us 30,000
Brett Richey us 30,000
Bryn Kenney us 30,000
Brandon Adams us 30,000
Phil Galfond us 30,000
Layne Flack us 30,000
Lyle Berman us 30,000
Jeff Lisandro au 30,000
Tom Marchese us 30,000

Blend 'em and Send 'em

• Tase 5: 200-400, 100 ante

Players have returned from their 30-minute dinner break and are back to the felt.