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Perrins Plays Lowball for First Time, Wins

7 June 2011, By: Pokerjunkie.com
Brit Matt Perrins was the star of Day 7 at the 2011 WSOP, beating one of the toughest final tables so far this summer to win the 2-7 Lowball event and $105k.
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Brit Matt Perrins was the star of Day 7 at the 2011 WSOP, beating one of the toughest final tables so far this summer to win the 2-7 Lowball event and $105k.

Oh - and the tournament was also the first time he'd ever played 2-7 Lowball.

Matt Perrins Defeats Chris Bjorin for Lowball Bracelet

The final table of the $1,500 2-7 Lowball Event was among the strongest at this year's WSOP.

Matt Perrins, who learned how to play Lowball by watching 30 minutes of YouTube clips prior to the tournament, started the final table as the chip leader.

Well-known pro Bernard Lee was next in line, with PokerStars pro Jason Mercier, Swede Chris Bjorin and rising star Josh Brikis all making the final table as well.

Mercier started the day as the short stack and quickly fell in 7th place. Lee's quest for his first bracelet ended in a 4th-place finish and heads-up play was between Perrins and Bjorin.

Perrins held a 3.5-1 chip lead heading into heads-up play and was never in danger.

The championship hand saw Bjorin all-in and holding 10-7-6-3 against the 8-6-5-3 of Perrins. Perrins drew first and drew a deuce to end the hand and take his first bracelet.

In addition to the bracelet, the Rochdale, U.K. native and best friend of $25k heads-up champ Jake Cody, takes $102,105 in prize money.

Jon Turner Leads $1k NL and $10k Omaha Hi-Lo Championship Kicks Off

A total of 623 players returned on Monday for Day 2 of the $1,000 NL Hold'em event. 423 of those players finished in the money but only 60 would advance to Day 3.

Jon Turner built a huge stack on Day 2 and finished the day with 749,000. Kyle Speake with 573,000 is his next closest opponent.

Day 7 also saw both the $1,500 NL Hold'em Six-Max and the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo World Championship kick off.

The six-max event shattered last year's numbers as 1,920 players took the felt, a jump of 257 players.

Anthony Spinella finished the day as chip leader with 223,000 in chips.

The Omaha Hi-Lo World Championship saw a slight 10-player drop from last year as 202 players ponied up the buy-in for this event.

178 players will see Day 2 action with Fabrizio Gonzalez starting the day as chip leader. Eric Buchman, Guillaume Rivet, Richard Ashby and Freddy Deeb are among the top 10 in chips.

The $1,500 Triple Chance NL Hold'em Event is the only new event that will kick off on Tuesday. The $1,000 NL event is slated to award a bracelet.

For more coverage from the WSOP, check our WSOP blogs from PokerJunkie blogger compncards.

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