Max Kruse Looking for First WSOP Bracelet, Chip Leader Brendan Taylor and Five Others Stand In His Way
The final table members in Event #28: $1,500 2-7 Limit Lowball Triple Draw have bagged up for the night. They will return Friday and play for the $109,967 first prize and the WSOP gold bracelet.
Brendan Taylor (714,000) ended the day as the chip leader. He will lead the remaining players into the final table that restarts at 2 p.m. Taylor is the only player at the final table who has won a WSOP gold bracelet.
Right on his heels is Max Kruse. Kruse has become a fixture in the lowball fields at the WSOP with his best finish coming in 2014 when he finished third in the $1,500 No-limit 2-7 Lowball Draw tournament for $36,494. Four of Kruse’s six WSOP cashes have come in lowball games.
The former German football star will enter the day second in chips with 635,000 and a chance to jumpstart his already promising poker career with a WSOP bracelet.
So far it seems Kruse will have the loudest rail for Day 3. As play in Day 2 progressed a group of about 10 friends surrounded the final two tables and watched until the end of play, occasionally singing and chanting.
A potential wildcard in the field is Dean Kerl (190,000). He says he and his wife entered the tournament after a coin flip decided whether they would play Event #28 or cash games. So far it seems to have worked out, with Kerl recording his third WSOP cash and easily the biggest score of his WSOP career.
Jason Riesenberg (270,000), Rick Fuller (78,000), Brian Brubaker (549,000) round out the final table.
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|Brasilia||1||1||Brendan Taylor||United States||714,000|
|Brasilia||1||2||Brian Brubaker||United States||549,000|
|Brasilia||1||4||Dean Kerl||United States||190,000|
|Brasilia||1||5||Jason Riesenberg||United States||270,000|
|Brasilia||1||6||Rick Fuller||United States||78,000|