We're down to four at the final table of the $2,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw tournament here at the 2009 World Series of Poker as Brad Libson and Blair Rodman have both been eliminated.
Libson was eliminated in sixth place after getting all-in over the top of a raise from Julie Schneider, who made the call for just a few thousand chips more than her original raise.
Both players drew two cards twice before Schneider stood pat and Libson drew one final card.
Schneider turned up a J-9 low and Libson, holding 8-7-4-2, could only squeeze an ace, thus ending his tournament day and busting him out for a $23,484 haul.
Rodman Can't Rebound
Blair Rodman, meanwhile, had an up-and-down final table, finding himself continually frustrated at every turn by Abe Mosseri.
Rodman looked to be on the ropes as he found himself drawing against Mosseri, who stood pat on the first two draws and bet both rounds while Rodman drew one card per and check-called his rival's bets.
But Rodman would bet all-in in the third round and Mosseri would quickly lay down what he claimed was a 9-6-5-4-3, conceding the pot to Rodman and prolonging five-handed play.
It wouldn't last.
Rodman would again find himself up against Mosseri, giving up the majority of his stack against his rival after drawing a king and folding on the third draw while Mosseri stood pat all the way down, having check-raised in the first betting round and bet out the following two.
That hand left Rodman down to just a few big bets and he got it all-in against John Juanda a few hands later.
The hand saw Rodman call a Juanda check-raise on the first round after drawing one card while the Full Tilt Pro stood pat.
In the second draw, Rodman drew two cards and Juanda again stood pat before betting enough to put Rodman all-in.
Rodman made the call and in the third draw, drew one card and Juanda patted a third time. Rodman threw down a 6-5-4-3-2 for the straight and Juanda's 8-7 low was more than enough to send his rival to the rail, where he'll collect $31,818 for his efforts.
Juanda, who was down to scratch just an hour ago, has since built his stack back up to 375k and climbing.
Our four survivors are now on a sixty-minute dinner break.
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