Today we'll see two more events shed their moorings and set off into the deep blue donkament sea, and in a stunning new development, only one-third of the games being commenced on Sunday will be No Limit Hold'em, the likes of which we've seen played out ad nauseum over the last week.
Noontime will mark the opening stage of the $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) tournament, the fortieth of the 54 events on this year's Dub-Sop schedule. This three-day event is one of the most unique on the WSOP schedule and is similar to the No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball w/Rebuys tournament that played out as Event 18, with a few notable exceptions
For starters, this is a Limit tournament with capped betting, meaning the action will be a lot more deliberate and the pace, at least at first, substantially slower. As partial compensation, players will be given three rounds of betting, with draws allowed after each series of wagers. Finally, the tournament will not offer a rebuy period, meaning no gold rush atmosphere of excess during the first few hours of play.
Last year, the 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball tournament played out as Event 48, a $1,000 tournament with rebuys allowed in the first stages of the tournament. It attracted 209 runners, who in total rebought 546 times to create a prize pool that amounted to $721,804.
Twenty-four players made bank for their efforts, but it was Israeli pro Rafi Amit who took down the lion's share of the prize money, defeating Lenny Martin heads-up to claim his second WSOP bracelet, $227,005 in cash and an exclusive PokerListings.com interview.
The action continues at 5 p.m. with the introduction of the $1,500 Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No Limit) tournament (Event 41). This is one of the most confusing tournaments on the register, combining two Hold'em variations during each level of play, with the first half-hour of each 60-minute level dedicated to Limit and the second half to No Limit.
Last year's event attracted 620 entrants when it bowed as Event 40, featuring as it did a prize pool totaling $846,300 of which 63 players partook. Fred Goldberg, 10th place finisher in the 2006 WSOP Main Event, emerged as champion, claiming his first WSOP bracelet and $205,271 in prize money (as well as the obligatory PokerListings interview) for his achievement.
Also playing out on Sunday will be the final table of Event 38, the Pot Limit Hold'em tournament, and Day 2 of the latest $1,500 No Limit Hold'em donkament (Event 39). Check out our Live Tournaments section and daily recap blog for full details on both events.