Jesse Martin Victorious at 2017 WSOP $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball

Jesse Martin Victorious at 2017 WSOP $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw LowballBack in 2013, Jesse Martin won his first career WSOP title after taking down the $10,000 2-7 Lowball event for $253,524. A few years later, and the US pro has added further to his bracelet tally by doing it again in Vegas, this time at Event #7: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball for $130,948. Following an impressive performance which boosts his lifetime earnings to $2,804,999, the US pro stated:
“I feel amazing having two bracelets. I’m more excited that it’s so early in the series. Now I can really go for a couple more this year and grab a bunch of results. Every series I have one or two runs; coming second or win a bracelet one time. I’ve never had a big, big series. I’d love to have that. I’m going to play pretty much everything!”
Featuring a combination of ace-to-five triple draw, deuce-to-seven triple draw, and badugi, the tournament managed to attract a field of 225 players to create a prize pool of $506,250. Amongst the notable pros subsequently finishing in one of its 34 paid money spots was David Baker in 32nd ($3,775), Martin Staszko in 18th ($5,930), Jake Schwartz in 11th ($7,385), and Barry Greenstein in 9th ($9,502).
Jesse Martin then started the tournament’s final day as the second biggest stack at the table. He then proceeded to eliminate Daniel Hirleman (7th), Jared Bleznick (5th), and Brant Hale (4th) on his way to a heads-up encounter against Australia’s James Obst for the title.
At this stage, the two players were fairly even in chips, but Martin was able to quickly pull away to a 3-to-1 chip lead by the time the deciding hand was played with Martin ultimately making an eight-seven low to clinch the victory. Commenting on his winning performance, Martin explained:
“There are certain games where I haven’t played a lot heads-up, but these are games that I’ve thought about a lot, and I felt very comfortable in them… I certainly got better cards, but I felt confident in all my decisions for the most part. It was nice.”
Final Table Results:
1: Jesse Martin $130,948
2: James Obst $80,922
3: Chris Bjorin $52,671
4: Brant Hale $35,349
5: Jared Bleznick $24,356
6: Terry Jennings $17,272
7: Daniel Hirleman $12,617

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