Daniel Negreanu was bracelet hunting; he'd already scored one this year and he only had to get through Eli Elezra to do it! Winning Event 59 $2,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball gave Elezra his second bracelet as well as $173,236, and kept Negreanu at bay in his bracelet quest.
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Just 10 players made it to the final day after a field of 282 took to the green-felt wars. A short-stacked Mike Watson busted early in 10th place, three-time bracelet winner Michael Mizrachi (ninth), Alexander Condon (eighth), and Eric Wasserson (seventh) hit the cashier's cage throughout the afternoon. When a six-handed final table was set, five of them had already won WSOP gold.
The final hand action started when Negreanu raised, Elezra raised, and Negreanu moved all-in. Elezra drew one and Negreanu drew two. Elezra stood pat and Negreanu drew one. Elezra stood pat and Negreanu drew one.
Elezra had a nine. Negreanu needed a nine, seven, five, or deuce. Elezra and Negreanu sweated it together, and Negreanu said "that's not good." Elezra then let out a ‘Eli-happy’ noise and Negreanu turned over .
Lynn Gilmartin talks to Eli after his win:
Read the full tournament report here.