Event 30: $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball
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Cantu Clear Leader Heading to the Final Table of Event 30: $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball

• Taso 16: 1,500-3,000, 700 ante
Brandon Cantu

Event 30: $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball played down to a final table today from the 66 that started at 2:00 PM. The field was star-studded from the off and it’ll be no different heading into the final table tomorrow. Brandon Cantu came into today as one of the biggest stacks and ended the day as clear chip leader.

Michael Mizrachi won a huge pot right at the beginning of the day and used his chip prowess to apply pressure all day long, before late slide saw him drop back to third spot. He did set the final table though when he knocked out John Pham in 8th place.

Cantu had a very similar day too, and for a while took over the chip lead from Mizrachi, before it was wrestled back off him. Cantu finished super-strong and regained it in the last hour of play. His aggressive style worked well in this No-Limit format and when he needed hands he found hands, and when he didn’t, he drew very well.

Cantu knocked out Bryan Devonshire in 9th, Leo Margets in 22nd, and also Galen Hall in 32nd. Other notable players who cashed included, Stuart Rutter, (10th), Erik Seidel (13th), Jennifer Harman (19th), Scott Fischman (25th), and David Sklansky (33rd).

Those not so lucky to even cash today included Liv Boeree, Michael Binger, Ted Forrest, Bryce Yockey, Michael Watson, Greg Raymer, and Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier. None was more unlucky than Todd Bryson, the bubble boy. He was one of the many who failed to overcome Cantu in a hand.

Play resumes at 2:00 PM tomorrow on the secondary feature table in the Pavilion room. Here’s how the final seven players players will line up tomorrow:

SeatPlayerChip Count
1Erick Lindgren185,600
2Ryan Tepen51,100
3Rep Porter233,400
4Brandon Cantu336,100
5Michael Mizrachi206,800
6Andrew Lichtenberger161,100
7Larry Wright116,200

The PokerNews team be on hand all day and the live stream will also be available for your viewing pleasure on WSOP.com.

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