Daniel Negreanu made the final table of the 2021 WSOP Event #49: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship before dropping out in 8th place. This was Negreanu’s second final table of the series, his fourth top 10 finish, and his ninth cash (twelfth if you include online events).
2-7 Single Draw is a no limit five card draw game in which the lowest hand wins. There is a single betting round before the draw, and a single betting round after the draw. Unlike A-5 lowball games, in 2-7 straights and flushes count towards each player’s hands. As a result the best hand is 7-5-4-3-2 with at least two suits.
Negreanu’s run is not the only one to be overshadowed by Phil Hellmuth’s current tear. Anthony Zinno, who is close on Hellmuth’s tail in the player of the year stakes, has eight cashes this year. Two of those were bracelets. Zinno came in 10th in this event.
Negreanu vlogged about his near miss in the lowball event. “Day 28 VLOG is Live and it’s another Day 3 as we’re looking to take down the $10,000 2-7 Single Draw Championship Bracelet,” he wrote on Twitter when he posted the video.
Unfortunately, Negreanu wasn’t at the final table for long, busting in 8th and allowing the rest of the table to battle it out for the gold.
Farzad Bonyadi was the eventual winner, taking down the bling as well as $297,051 for first place. This is Bonyadi’s fourth bracelet. He is one of five players at the four-bracelet mark. The others are Mike Matusow, Huck Seed, Joe Cada, and Brian Hastings.
This was also the first event of the 2021 WSOP to surpass its 2019 counterpart for entrants.
In 2019, the event got 91 players. This year that number hit 122.
Bonyadi seemed pleased that after 20-years of playing poker he was still able to keep up with younger players.
“I think I played a good game, I really do. I bluffed when I had to. I caught good cards too, but I think I played a good game. It feels good to know you’re not that rusty.”
Bonyadi said the game has changed over the course of his 20-plus year poker career, but that he enjoys it.
“We used to play this game 20 years ago and there was no drawing to the ten or jack,” Bonyadi said of 2-7 Single Draw. “Like any other game, the young blood is changing this game too. I kinda like it. I used to play the same way 20 years ago.”
2021 WSOP Event #49: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship complete final table results
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