Congratulations to Leonard Martin, winner of Event #49: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) and $189,919 in prize money. Not only that, Martin is walking away with a brand new World Series of Poker gold bracelet around his wrist.
Martin held four WSOP cashes on his record prior to this one, including a second-place finish in the $1,000 Limit Deuce to Seven Triple Draw event in 2007. He was able to top that performance here and go on to take victory over Justin Bonomo.
When the day began, all eyes were on Jason Mercier as he went for number two of this year's Series. Mercier went on to finish in sixth place as he couldn't get much going at the final table. From there, Martin quietly maneuvered his way to the final three before he began to make some noise.
When play got down to just two, Marin was down two-to-one in chips. He battled back to take the lead, but it took a lot more to win the event. Martin and Bonomo battled back and forth with the lead exchanging hands several times. Finally, Martin put a hurting on Bonomo and left him short. The match was over shortly after that.
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Congratulations to Leonard Martin for his victory in Event #49 and be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews for all of your coverage from the 2011 WSOP.