WSOP: 2-7 Lowball Day 2
As a journalist (or, at least, one who played one on TV for many years) I'm loathe to create stories. Real stories, the kind you tell around a campfire or family dinner table, are organic and grow up from some previously unforseen seeds. They are not the kinds of things we writers create just for our own jollies.
That said, there is an interesting possibility brewing in the deuce-to-seven lowball event entering Day 2. When the 21 players return at 3pm on Wednesday, the chip leader will be none other than 2004 WSOP runner-up David Williams. In itself, that may be no great story. However, if you consider that 2004 WSOP champion Greg Raymer is currently third in chips, then you have something worth talking about. Indeed, it's been just a little more than two years since the two butted heads in--at its time--the biggest poker event in history. Sure, to be fair, the 2-7 lowball event will get nearly zero TV coverage. What's more, winning it will not make anyone a household name. However, among poker professionals, this tournament is considered to be among the most important of the WSOP events.
In other WSOP news, Jason "strassa2" Strasser has ended Day 1 of the $1,500 NL Hold'em event in third chip position out of the remaining 150 players in the big event. Strasser has spent most of the last four weeks going deep in tournaments, but is still looking to make his first final table of a WSOP event.
All players in both events will be back Wednesday afternoon. The PokerStars Blog will be back with them and let you know how it all turns out.