2008 Event 18 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball w/Re-Buys

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2008 WSOP Event 18 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball w/Re-Buys

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Event 18 -- No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball w/Re-Buys Day 1

This remained a small tourney, but the 85 who signed up this year was more than the 78 that came to the tables last year. When you combined the $5,000 entry fee with 272 rebuys, you end up with a prize pool of $1,735,020. This money will only be split between the top 14 players with the winner receiving $537,862 for their efforts. Basically, this was a professional players event with a high number of the names being champions from WSOP, WPT or other high level tournaments. Rebuys were allowed until the beginning of level 3.

Some of the 39 names that you will see in round 2 are Phil Ivey 122,300, Jeffrey Lisandro 120,400, Chad Brown 117,200, Michael Mizrachi 116,900, Nick Schulman 97,700, Erick Lindgren 94,800, Eli Elezra 82,800, Robert Mizrachi 86,500, Carlos Mortensen 67,800, Howard Lederer 60,200, Barry Greenstein 57,900, Mickey Appleman 49,000 and Layne Flack 38,500. So tomorrow promises to be very interesting to see who makes the final table!

  1. Tom Dwan 238,900
  2. Mike Matusow 174,500
  3. Tom Schneider 153,500
  4. Chris Ferguson 149,000
  5. Stephen Wolff 138,900
  6. Yan R Chen 136,700
  7. Doyle Brunson 135,000
  8. David Benyamine 132,200
  9. Michael Binger 131,300

Event 18 -- No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball w/Re-Buys Day 2

Today the payout structure for the final table was released and here is what the top 9 will earn for their efforts:

  1. $537,857
  2. $347,004
  3. $225,553
  4. $156,152
  5. $104,101
  6. $78,076
  7. $58,991
  8. $45,111
  9. $34,700
And here are the top players that made the final table:
  1. Erick Lindgren 1,104,000
  2. Barry Greenstein 541,000
  3. Mike Matusow 520,000
  4. Jeffrey Lisandro 461,000
  5. David Benyamine 410,000
  6. Tony "G" Guoga 394,000
  7. Tom Schneider 162,000

Event 18 -- No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball w/Re-Buys Final Table

About a little after the final table was underway, David Benaymine (French player winner of a WPT tournament as well as other tournaments) busted out in 7th place after his J 8 7 4 2 was outdone by Erick Lindgren who made the low with 8 5 4 2 7. Lindgren also sent Tony G to the rail after Tony unfortunately paired his 2 card. Tony left in 6th. Tom Schneider claimed the cash to 5th after he mucked his cards when Mike Matusow showed a 9 5 4 3 2 for the low. Matusow assisted Lindgren to the rail after Lindgren paired his 2 card so he could pick up the cash for a 4th place finish. After lunch break, Barry Greenstein busted in 3rd when he paired his 7 card against Jeff Lisandro.

Heads up began with Mike Matusow having 1,500,000 and Jeff Lisandro with 2,000,000 in chips. Blinds were 30/60,000 with a 15,000 ante. On the first hand Mike went all-in and doubled up leaving Jeff in much pain. On the winning hand, Mike went all-in and was called by Jeff. Mike got Q 8 7 4 3 and Jeff had 9 6 5 3. For the last card Jeff peeked before turning over a Q, ensuring that Mike Matusow won with the low and picked up his third World Series of Poker gold bracelet, you know, the ones that champions wear.

  1. Mike Matusow -- $537,857
  2. Jeff Lisandro -- $347,004
  3. Barry Greenstein -- $225,553
  4. Erick Lindgren -- $156,152
  5. Tom Schneider -- $104,101
  6. Tony "G" Guoga -- $78,076
  7. David Benyamine -- $58,991

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