Eli Elezra Wins 2nd Career Bracelet At WSOP 2013July 7, 2013 2:02 pm
Eli Elezra has won WSOP $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Event #59), after overcoming a field of 282 players over three days to capture a gold bracelet, and collect the $173,236 first place prize.
With his latest victory at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the 52 year-old poker pro, with $2,311,734 in live earnings, now has two WSOP bracelets to his credit, and commenting later on what winning another bracelet meant to him, replied: “This second one means a lot..It took a long time to get back here, about five years to win my second one. I played 17 events this year, so this was really beautiful.”
The $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball attracted a small but talented field to create a prize pool worth $641,550. The tournament then produced one of the toughest final tables of the series so far, with Scott Seiver, David Baker, David Chiu, Brian Brubaker, Daniel Negreanu, and, of course, Eli Elezra competing for the WSOP bracelet.
David Chiu would then eliminate Scott Seiver in 6th ($23,698), and David Baker in 5th ($33,399), before being knocked-out himself in 4th ($48,077) by Eli Elezra.
Daniel Negreanu subsequently eliminated Brian Brubaker in 3rd ($70,743) to get to heads-up against Elezra, before eventually finishing the runner-up. Commenting on his final table experience, Eli Elezra said:
“It was almost playing like a high-stakes cash game. I had played with every one of them, except one guy. We had all played together many times. I do feel bad for Daniel [Negreanu]. He is one of the best. He is one of the best friends of mine. ”
The final table payouts were as follows:
1 Eli Elezra $173,236
2 Daniel Negreanu $107,055
3 Brian Brubaker $70,743
4 David Chiu $48,077
5 David Baker $33,399
6 Scott Seiver $23,698