2-times WPT Champ Tuan Le Wins Wins WSOP $10k Triple Draw Lowball (#5)June 3, 2014 1:49 pm
Two times WPT champion Tuan Le has added a gold WSOP bracelet to his collection after taking down the $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball for $355,324. On his way to victory the 36 year old had to first overcome a tough field of 120 players, as well as Justin Bonomo heads-up, to claim the prestigious title.
Tuan Le now boasts $5,167,626 in live tournament earnings, and commenting on his latest success at the Rio in Las Vegas, said: “This was my first time playing this particular event. I’ve been playing deuce-to-seven for a while. But this was my first time to play it here at the [WSOP]. I really have not played that many events here in the past, but this year I decided to just give it a shot and go for it.”
The $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw (Event #5) attracted a very specialized field of top pros to the competition, and amongst those players seeing a return on their investment was David Benyamine in 12th ($24,342), and Jason Mercier in 9th ($30,794).
After the final table of six had been set, Justin Bonomo then proceeded to eliminate Phil Galfond in 6th ($51,538), and Nick Schulman in 4th ($99,015). Following Tuan Le’s elimination of Eli Elezra in 3rd ($144,056), the heads-up battle then got underway between Tuan Le and Justin Bonomo for the WSOP title.
However, three times was not a charm for Justin Bonomo who had to then settle for his third career runner-up finish at the WSOP, although his $219,565 payout did boost his live career earnings to an impressive $7,513,864. Meanwhile, Tuan Le collected the gold bracelet, after which he commented:
“It felt really elusive. It just felt that I probably could have won a few times. I played as well as I could, and it all just went my way – I could have been on the other side of all the hands that could have knocked me out.”
Final Table Payouts:
1 Tuan Le – $355,324
2 Justin Bonomo – $219,565
3 Eli Elezra – $144,056
4 Nick Schulman – $99,015
5 George Danzer – $70,308
6 Phil Galfond – $51,538