Bernard Lee Leads the Final Six of the $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
Players have just bagged for the final day of Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw. Six players will return for a shot at the WSOP gold bracelet and $89,151.
Leading the way is Bernard Lee who has 17 World Series of Poker cashes and is seeking his first WSOP bracelet. He bagged 571,000 after surging in the final levels and winning a big pot of Benny Glaser (7th place). Both Lee and Glaser made eights, but Lee’s was the best possible eight and he won a 250,000 pot.
There are plenty of great storylines at the final table, including Jared Bleznick (97,500). Early on Day 1, after Bleznick tripling his starting stack through the opening levels, he guaranteed he would make the final table. He even tried to book some action on the bet. Some people made light of the fact that it was only level four, but that didn’t phase Bleznick. He has stated that he did receive some action on the bet. Unfortunately for Bleznick, he hit a few bumps on the final few levels after entering the unofficial final table as the chip leader. He still has chips and a chance to win his first WSOP bracelet.
Matt Waxman has a pretty good story to tell as well. He arrived late to the WSOP this year and this is his first event of the summer. He came into Day 2 with a little more than 5,000 chips, which was good for five big blinds. On the first few hands of the day, he tripled up getting all in after four players had entered the pot. He made a king to win over the pair of fives of Steven Tabb.
Former 2010 WSOP Player of the Year and two-time bracelet winner Frank Kassela brings a world-class resume to this already stacked final table. He finished the day with 365,500 and will enter the final day in third place.
Tim McGougin (299,500) is making his first WSOP final table appearance. This is his first WSOP tournament cash and his guaranteed five-figure score will be by far the biggest of his career. He won a massive hand and eliminated Adam Crawford when he got dealt a pat eight and called a three-bet from Alex Foxen (9th place). Crawford shoved all in, Foxen folded, and McGuigan called and earned the elimination and took the chip lead at that point.
The final member of the final table is Stuart Rutter. He has 29 WSOP cashes and is also seeking his first WSOP bracelet. He finished with 268,000 and got a nice boost to his chip stack by eliminating Benny Glaser (7th place) on the second to last hand of the night. Rutter's pat ten held against Glaser's nine draw.
The final table resumes at 2 p.m. local time. Follow all the updates right here on PokerNews.
|Brasilia||1||1||Stuart Rutter||United Kingdom||286,000|
|Brasilia||1||2||Bernard Lee||United States||571,000|
|Brasilia||1||3||Jared Bleznick||United States||97,500|
|Brasilia||1||4||Timothy Mcguigan||United States||299,500|
|Brasilia||1||5||Frank Kassela||United States||365,500|
|Brasilia||1||6||Matt Waxman||United States||395,500|