David Baker Leads Pack in WSOP 2-7 LowballTweet Share
David Baker completed Day two as the chip leader for the World Series of Poker Event 19, $10,000 2-7 No Limit Lowball Championship. The American is continuing his strong performance at the 2010 WSOP as he plans to win his first career bracelet at the conclusion of Friday’s action.
The tournament, which started with 101 players, saw 72 move into Day 2 action, with the top 14 places finding their way into the money. Par Hilderbrand was left on the outside looking in, when he busted out in 15th place and missed the money.
Baker, on the other hand, ended a strong day where he hit his stride during the middle of the day and stayed aggressive throughout, continuing to add to his stack. The young pro enters today’s action with 526,000 chips and the tourney lead to his credit, as he looks to snare his first bracelet.
Along with Baker, several top pros are also looking to make their way to the championship, including bracelet winners Erik Seidel, John Juanda, Daniel Negreanu and Andy Bloch. The final ten and their chip counts are:
- David Baker – 526,000
- George Danzer – 425,000
- Eric Cloutier – 366,000
- Doug Booth – 359,000
- Erik Seidel – 280,000
- Eric Kesselman – 247,000
- John Monette – 238,000
- John Juanda – 225,000
- Daniel Negreanu – 223,000
- Andy Bloch – 146,000
Negreanu also received good news on his prop bet when Tom Dwan busted out during yesterday’s action, meaning the Canadian can concentrate on winning the title himself. The minimum payout for the remaining players is $22,386, and the winner will walk away with $294,321.