WSOP 2010 Event 7 - Peter Gelencser Wins 2-7 Lowball Event
Event #7 at the 2010 WSOP was the $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Event. In this past, this event was lucky to draw 40 players. This year, 291 pros and lowball specialists turned out to take their shot at one of the only draw variants left in the World Series of Poker.
WSOP 2010 Event 7 winner Peter Gelenscer
Most of the big names in the poker world turned out for this event, and even some old school gamblers such as Archie Karas. Thirty players were paid in the event with first scheduled to take home $180,720.
Among the notables that finished in the money were David Singer in 30th, Jon Turner in 27th, Hoyt Corkins in 23rd, Greg "FBT" Mueller in 20th, Allen Kessler in17th, Eli Elezra in 15th, and Ted Forrest in 12th.
Day 2 of the event fell one short of making the final table. The final eight returned on Day 3 to play to the final table and ultimately the bracelet. Tad Jurgens was the final table bubble boy, finishing in 8th place. Ralph Zimmerman drew three on the first draw, and two on the 2nd draw, and wound up patting on the third draw after catching an rough seven. Jurgens couldn't beat it and went to collect his $17,903 for 8th place.
David Chiu headlined a final table that started with Raphael Zimmerman as chip leader. Here is how the final seven players started final table action:
Seat 1: David Chiu 200,000
Seat 2: Jameson Painter 118,000
Seat 3: Leonard Martin 124,000
Seat 4: Raphael Zimmerman 565,000
Seat 5: Don McNamara 486,000
Seat 6: Peter Gelencser 526,000
Seat 7: Shunjiro Uchida 167,000
David Chiu finished in 4th place for this event. He was all-in pre-draw against Don McNamara, who stood pat from the start. Chew drew on the first and second draw and stood pat with an 8-7. McNamara showed an 8-6 and Chiu was out.
Heads-up play was between Raphael Zimmerman and Peter Gelencser. Zimmerman led at the start of the match 1.39 Million to 730,000. Gelencser made a huge comeback after catching a wheel (7-5-4-3-2) against Zimmerman and rode his rush all the way to a bracelet. The final hand saw Zimmerman all-in and facing a nine from Gelencser. Zimmerman had a draw to an eight, but missed.
Peter Gelencser is the Event #7 Champion of the 2010 WSOP. He takes home $180,730 and the gold championship bracelet.
Below are the final table payouts: