Take a Tuan and roll it all up in a Le and toss it into the $10,000 buy-in Event #5: Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball at the 2014 WSOP and wait for the explosion. Once everything settles, you'll find Tuan Le has bested a field of 120 entries and grabbed a gold bracelet and $355,324 out of the $1,128,000 prizepool. And that's the short version of what happened after a heads-up finale with Justin Bonomo.
Final Table Payouts
Day 3 started with 12 returning players, with online poker wizard Phil Galfond holding the chip lead, but when the final table started he was the short stack. The first two to hit the rail were David Benyamine and Jon Turner. Up next on the elimination list were Michael Chow, Jason Mercier, and Alexandre Luneau. Russian Sergey Rybachenko hit the rail next and the official final table was set.
Galfond was first to head for the cashier after the final table started — $51,538 for his sixth-place finish.
George Danzer fell next — at the hands of last year's only 2-7 triple draw event champion Eli Elezra — in fifth place for $70,308.
Nick Schulman holds two No Limit 2-7 Single Draw WSOP gold bracelets and is considered by many to be one of the best draw lowball players in the world. Schulman was sent to the rail in fourth place, collecting $99,015 for his finish.
Elezra was the short stack when three-handed play began and was next to hit the rail after going to war with Le; he finished in third place for $144,056.
The heads-up battle between Bonomo and Le lasted for several hours. As the blinds rose to 25,000/50,000 Le managed to grab a series of small pots that wreaked havoc with Bonomo's stack. Not long after, Le opened on the button to 100,000 and Bonomo called.
Both players drew two cards. Bonomo bet. Le called. Both took one card on the second draw. Bonomo led only to be answered by a raise by Le raise. Bonomo announced that he was all in for 210,000 total. Le called and both players stood pat.
Bonomo was eliminated in second place with $219,565 as a consolation prize.
Tuan Le took home his first World Series of Poker bracelet! And a stack of cash! And the congratulations from the team at PokerWorks!
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