Vince Musso Leads WSOP 2011 $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship

Vince Musso Leads Wsop 2011 No-Limit 2-7 Draw LowballAmerican Vince Musso has emerged as the chip leader following eights hours’ play on day one of the $10,000 no-limit 2-7 draw lowball championship at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas last night.

Musso sits on 106,200 chips, but is closely followed by a quality trio of his countrymen in Shaun Deeb (104,000), Nick Schulman (87,000) and Joe Cassidy (85,000).

Event No.16 eventually recorded 126 entrants after a four-hour late registration period to top last year’s field by 25, with the likes of double-digit WSOP bracelet-winning pros Johnny Chan (33,000), Doyle Brunson and Phil Hellmuth (68,200) included, as well as defending champion David Baker, who has 68,200 chips down in ninth place.

Regrettably, 77-year-old poker legend Brunson failed to make it through the first day, while also hitting the rail were last year’s runner-up Eric Cloutier, of the USA, Justin Bonomo, Justin Smith, Phil Laak, Jean-Robert Bellande, Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan and Chris Oliver.

However, other prominent pros did survive at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, including Britain’s Dave ‘The Devilfish’ Ulliot (56,500), Eugene Katchalov (40,900), Joseph Cheung (31,600) and Greg ‘Fossilman’ Raymer (22,300).

Top 10 chip leaders in the WSOP 2011 $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball event:
1. Vince Musso (USA) – 106,200
2. Shaun Deeb (USA) – 104,000
3. Nick Schulman (USA) – 87,000
4. Joe Cassidy (USA) – 85,000
5. Jennifer Harman (USA) – 83,700
6. Nikolay Evdakov (Russia) – 80,000
7. Ray Dehkharghani (USA) – 70,000
8. Vladimir Shchemelev (Russia) – 70,000
9. David Baker (USA) – 68,200
10. Phil Hellmuth (USA) – 68,200