Bracelet #5 Goes to Tuan Le

June 2, 2014

The first of 13 $10K events in the 2014 WSOP, Event #5 $10K Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball,  has come to an end. In a bracelet-winner-laden event, successful poker pro who lacked a bracelet, Tuan Le was victorious. Up against Justin Bonomo, who is yet to win a bracelet, the showdown was on after the two eliminated a final table full of some of the best Triple Draw players in the game.

Tuan Le has been on the poker seen for quite some time, only about 10 years ago being considered a young gun, who had won many events and been successful in almost every avenue of poker except WSOP. This was the first WSOP final table he has made it to, and it was a tough one that included the likes of Eli Elezra, who finished third, Nick Schulman, fourth, George Danzer, fifth, and the great Phil Galfond, sixth.

“This was my first time playing this particular event,” said Le following his win. “I’ve been playing Deuce-to-Seven for a while, but this was my first to play it here at the World Series. 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.”

Perhaps 2-7 is the secret to the 36-year-old California-native’s WSOP success, as it just earned him more than $355K.

“This final table was as tough as it could possibly be. I seemed to get on the right side of every hand and got maximum value for it.”

This event was new this year and attracted 120 players who amassed a prize pool worth more than $1 million that paid the top 12 finishers. Seven of those top 12 were bracelet winners, including Elezra, who bested Daniel Negreanu in the $2,500-buy-in version of this same event last year. Both Galfond and Schulman were two-time bracelet winners.

One-time bracelet winners Jason Mercier, ninth place, and David Benyamine, twelfth place, were also part of the stiff competition that Le faced. Although Le has kept a low profile over the past few years, we will likely see more of him in the future.


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