UK's Matt Perrins Wins WSOP $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball

The Uk’s Matt Perrins has become the second Brit to win a bracelet at this year’s WSOP, after taking down Event 9: The $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball.
In the end, it took two days of play for Matt Perrins to overcome the 274 player field and capture his first ever bracelet worth $102,105. Perrins feat is made all the more impressive considering up until Saturday he had never even played a single hand of Deuce-to Seven Lowball.
For those of you not familiar with this poker variant, in 2-7 Lowball the goal is to make the lowest hand possible, the lowest of which would be 2-3-4-5-7. For an uninitiated player there are obviously nuances to the game which need to be learnt, and as Perry explains:
“To be honest, Day 1 the first three or four hours, I didn’t really know what was going on here. I kept speaking to mates [asking] what to do here, what to do here. As the tournament got deeper, it was kind of similar to Hold’em where opening a lot of pot and three-betting wins you a lot of pots.”
Perry was then able to use his poker adaptability to reach the final table of seven, where he proceeded to eliminate 5 of the 6 finalists. First out was Jason Mercier in 7th ($10,524), followed by Josh Brikis in 6th ($14,296), Thomas Fuller in 5th ($19,906), Bernard Lee in 4th ($28,422), and Robin Rightmire in 3rd ($41,643).
Eventually, Perry with a 3 to 1 chip advantage then went heads-up against Sweden’s formidable Chris Bjorin, with two WSOP bracelets and over $5 million in live tournament winnings to his name. However, it was Bjorin who collected the runner-up prize worth $63,112, while Matt Perrins was crowned the Event 9 winner.
Not surprisingly, Matt Perrins said he enjoyed the tournament so much he may now enter the $10k Deuce-to Seven Lowball Championship Event later in the series.

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