John Monnette Wins WSOP $10k NL 2-7 Lowball for 3rd Bracelet

John Monnette Wins WSOP $10k NL 2-7 Lowball for 3rd BraceletNow into its third week, the 2017 World Series of Poker has already seen a number of top players add a third gold bracelet to their career tallies, including Adrian Mateos, David Pham, Doug Polk, Frank Kassela, and now the Californian pro John Monnette. As a result, these players now join an elite group of pros which includes the likes of Chip Reese, Barry Greenstein, Antonio Esfandiari, Michael Mizrachi, and Brian Rast.
Monnette claimed his third bracelet after entering Event #22: $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship, together with a total field of 92 players. Three days of action would then ensue before he was able to progress all the way through to heads-up play and ultimately best Sweden’s Per Hildebrand heads-up to clinch the title, as well as a first place prize worth $256,610.
The 35 year-old San Diego resident claimed his first WSOP bracelet in 2011 after taking down the $2,500 Eight Game Mix event for $278,144, and in 2012 he followed up by doing likewise at the $5,000 Seven Card Stud event for $190,826. After now securing a hattrick of bracelets in Las Vegas, Monnette, who now boasts $2,620,124 in live earnings, commented:
“This has been my first bracelet with my wife. She’s been awesome for me. All of them are special, but it was super cool with her being here. She’s always been supportive of me in everything I do. She’s always rooted for me, and there’s been some disappointment. She deals with me being gone 13 hours a day, and coming home ‘angry,’ but luckily, I’m not so angry anymore.”
Event #22 was packed with some of the game’s top talent, and amongst the big name pros making the money was Robert Mizrachi in 14th ($15,333), Shaun Deeb in 13th ($15,333), Konstantin Maslek in 12th ($15,333), Mike Watson in 11th ($19,187), Jon Turner in 10th ($19,187) and Dario Sammartino in 9th ($19,187).
Final table Results:
1: John Monnette $256,610
2: Per Hildebrand $158,596
3: Darren Elias $110,944
4: Xavier Kyablue $79,016
5: James Chen $57,316
6: Mike Gorodinsky $42,357
7: Mike Leah $31,903
8: Paul Volpe $24,498

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