Deuce to 7 can take a bit of mastering before jumping into shark infested waters with the pros but Matt Perrins just hit the water running and never looked back. Perrins had never played Deuce to Seven until he entered the $1,500 Buy-in No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw Lowball Event at the World Series of Poker. He did watch around 30 minutes of video on YouTube about Lowball Single-Draw basics.
The event had a field of 275 which created a total net prize pool of $371,250 and paid the top 28 players, putting first place $102,105. The field was filled with experienced players and Matt Perrins knew he was up against some of the best.
Note of interest: Just a few days before, Jake Cody , Perrins' friend since childhood, took down the $25,000 Buy-in No Limit Holdem Championship. They both hail from the small suburban town Rochdale which is not far from Manchester, United Kingdom.
Chip counts with four players left:
|Matt Perrins ||620,000 |
|Chris Bjorin || 375,000 |
|Bernard Lee ||168,000 |
|Robin Rightmire ||66,000 |
Bernard Lee and Matt Perrins tangled when Perrins raised to 20,000 and Lee reraised all-in for 111,000. Perrins decided to call after getting a chip count. Both players drew one card.
Lee asked, "Can I see what I have to beat please?" And Perrins turned over 7x for an eighty-seven. Lee looked down at Kx. Lee offered his hand to Perrins. Bernard Lee was out in 4th place for $28,422.
Robin Rightmire moved all-in pre-draw from the small blind and Matt Perrins called. Rightmire was drawing one to 9x-7x-6x-3x while Perrins was drawing one to a 7x-6x-4x-2x. Rightmire paired with another 6x while Perrins pulled a 10x. Robin Rightmire was sent out in 3rd place with $41,643.
Chris Bjorin, two-time WSOP bracelet holder, is one of the most respected players in the world. He's been around the tournament trail possibly longer than Matt Perrins has been alive and has never lost his gentlemanly demeanor and respect for the game.
Heads-up play with Perrins and Bjorin finally found Perrins moving all-in from the button for 1,150,000. Bjorin called and both players drew one card.
Bjorin showed 10x-7x-6x-3x and Perrins was ahead with a 8x-6x-5x-3x. At that point Bjorin said, "Can you draw first so I know what I have to beat?.. I might be drawing dead."
Perrins drew 2x and Bjorin found Kx for his draw card. Chris Bjorin was denied bracelet number three and had to settle for 2nd place and $63,112.
From YouTube to gold bracelet in one felled swoop, Matt Perrins is now the Deuce to 7 No Limit Draw Lowball Champion with $102,105 and the gold bracelet to prove it! Congratulations Matt!
|1 ||Matthew Perrins ||$102,105 |
|2||Chris Bjorin ||$63,112 |
|3 ||Robin Rightmire ||$41,643 |
|4 ||Bernard Lee ||$28,422 |
|5 ||Thomas Fuller ||$19,906 |
|6 ||Josh Brikis ||$14,296 |
|7 ||Jason Mercier ||$10,524 |
|8 ||Aaron Schaff ||$7,937 |
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