6/11/10 – Event 19, the $10,000 buy-in 2-7 Draw Lowball World Championship brought the best of the best back to the tables as 101 players registered for the competition.
 
By the end of Day 1 there were 74 players left to battle it out through Day 2 with Canadian ace Horman Houshiar holding the chip lead overnight, followed by Tommy Vedes and David Baker.
 
The start of Day 2 action saw Freddy Deeb, Erick Lindgren, Huck Seed, Jeffrey Lisandro, Greg Mueller, Daniel Negreanu all taking their seats, although  Vanessa Rousso, Dario Minieri, Justin Smith and Phil Ivey were out of the competition, eliminated on Day 1.
 
Approaching midnight, there were 16 survivors at level 16 with blinds at 2 000/4 000 and the ante at $1 000. David Baker held the chip lead on 515,000, chased by Vincent Musso (300,000) and George Danzer (245,000).
 
Notable eliminations in this competition have been Phil Ivey, Steve Zolotow, Tom Dwan, Michael Mizrachi, Brandon Cantu and Barry Greenstein. Jason Mercier, Sirous Jamshidi, Doyle Brunson, Greg Raymer, Todd Brunson, earlier chip leader Homan Houshiar, Jeff Lisandro, Joe Cassidy
and Eli Elezra have also been eliminated.
 
Dwan’s failure to stay in the game has some expensive side bet repercussions for him. Notorious for outrageous side bets, he had taken large bets that he would win the event, and he will now owe Chris Ferguson and John Juanda big money.
 
As Wsop went to press the contestants were one elimination away from the next pay level, which will see the top 14 players get at least $19,272.  First place money is $294,321 and one of those much respected WSOP bracelets.

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