Hanh Tran Wins First WSOP Bracelet in $1,500 2-7 Triple Draw ($117,282)
Hahn Tran has captured the 2018 World Series of Poker Event #29: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw title and his first gold bracelet after topping a field of 356 entries. Tran defeated Oscar Johansson heads-up after navigating a star-studded final table that included the likes of Brian Hastings, Jared Bleznick, and David Prociak.
“I’m just here for vacation, have fun with my friends, and party!”
Hailing from Austria, Tran entered the final day with the chip lead, but a roller coaster of a day saw the lead exchanged an incredible amount of times. According to the WSOP stats page, this is only Tran's second cash at the series, his first coming, conveniently, in this very event back in 2014 where Tran placed 18th. Looking at Tran's Hendon Mob page tells a different story, though, with $373,690 in career earnings on his resume.
“I was really confident heads-up," stated Tran after the victory. "Oscar ran really good at the beginning, but I’m happy to fight my way back and fight back all the way and take it down. I knew from the beginning just to take my time. As you can see, I was waiting for my spot, didn’t play that many hands. Just waited. Any time I got in, I was mostly a favorite."
“I’ve come here for eight years but I don’t play many tournaments, I’m more of a cash game player. I play cash games in 2-7 and I’m very excited. This is one of my favorite games.
“I’m just here for vacation, have fun with my friends, and party!”
Official Final Table Results:
|3||David Prociak||United States||$46,729|
|4||Cody Wagner||United Kingdom||$30,926|
|5||Brian Hastings||United States||$21,021|
|7||Jared Bleznick||United States||$10,555|
Day 3 kicked off with seven players chasing the bracelet and it took less than half a level to reach the official final table. After losing a chunk of his stack in a massive four-way pot that Johansson scooped, Jared Bleznick found himself all in and at risk soon after against the Swede. Both players stood pat after the second draw and Bleznick ran an eighty-six into a number two (a seven-six-four-three-deuce) to fall in seventh.
Yong Wang was the next to depart. Wang entered as the shortest stack and was able to climb one rung on the ladder before running an eighty-seven into David Prociak's number two.
The table was able to breathe a sigh of relief when the most accomplished player at the table was eliminated in fifth. Brian Hastings certainly was the headliner of the event but was unable to gain any traction at the final table. Hastings lost four straight pots he got involved in during the second level of the day when he couldn't find any luck in the draw. Hasting ultimately fell in a three-way pot with Prociak and Johansson where Prociak made the roughest seven. All Hastings could muster was a ten and he was gone in fifth.
The chip lead was in the hands of all four players at some point before they started to drift apart.Cody Wagner began to slide the most, and after the blinds went up in Level 24, Wagner was left with just four big bets. The United Kingdom native got it in against Prociak and made an eight perfect, but Proziack drew to a number three (seven-six-five-three-deuce) and Wagner fell in fourth.
"I’ve come here for eight years but I don’t play many tournaments, I’m more of a cash game player."
More than three hours of play went by three-handed before the blinds finally caught up to Prociak. With all the chips sitting in front of Johansson, the Swede made an easy call with Prociak all in for just two big bets. Prociak was ahead until the second draw but with Johansson drawing one, Prociak patted a ninety-eight, but Johansson caught up and made an eighty-five to win the hand.
Johansson began heads-up play with a massive chip lead, out-stacking Tran by more than an eight-to-one margin. Tran was not intimidated, though, and in no time had taken over the chip lead. That would be the last time the lead changed hands as Tran whittled Johansson down.
On the final hand, Johansson was down to just three big bets and got it in after the second draw. Tran was already pat and Johansson patted as well. Johansson tabled a ninety-eight but Tran was waiting with a ninety-six and that was it.
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In this Series
- 1 Jordan Hufty Wins First WSOP Gold in Event #1: $565 Casino Employees
- 2 Elio Fox Wins First Ever WSOP $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty for $393,693
- 3 Joe Cada Wins 2018 WSOP $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em SHOOTOUT for $226,218
- 4 Julien Martini Wins Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better ($239,771)
- 5 William ‘Twooopair’ Reymond Wins $365 WSOP.com ONLINE Event ($154,996)
- 6 Johannes Becker Wins $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball ($180,455)
- 7 Paul Volpe Wins Third WSOP Bracelet in Omaha Hi-Lo Championship
- 8 Benjamin Moon Wins Event #13: $1,500 Big Blind Antes for $315,346
- 9 Justin Bonomo Wins Second WSOP Bracelet in $10K Heads-Up Championship
- 10 Roberly Felicio Wins the 2018 WSOP COLOSSUS for $1,000,000
- 11 Daniel Ospina Wins First Bracelet for Colombia in 2-7 Lowball Draw
- 12 Jeremy Harkin Wins Event #12: $1,500 Dealer's Choice for $129,882
- 13 Andrey Zhigalov Wins WSOP Event #15: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. for $202,787
- 14 Adam Friedman Wins Second Bracelet in Event #18: $10K Dealer's Choice
- 15 Adam Friedman Wins Second Bracelet in Event #18: $10K Dealer's Choice
- 16 Craig Varnell Wins Event #19: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha ($181,790)
- 17 Ognyan Dimov Wins Third Bracelet for Bulgaria in Event #17 ($378,743)
- 18 Jeremy Wien Conquers Event #20: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $537,710
- 19 Philip Long Wins Event #22: $1,500 Eight Game Mix ($147,348)
- 20 Brian Rast Wins Fourth Bracelet in 2-7 Lowball Championship, Brunson 6th
- 21 Arne Kern Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER ($1,173,223)
- 22 Benjamin Dobson Wins First WSOP Gold in $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo
- 23 Filippos Stavrakis Dedicates WSOP PLO Bracelet ($169,842) to His Brother
- 24 Michael Addamo Wins Event #24: $2,620 MARATHON No-Limit Hold'em
- 25 John Hennigan Wins 2018 WSOP $10K HORSE for Fifth Bracelet and $415K
- 26 Hanh Tran Wins First WSOP Bracelet in $1,500 2-7 Triple Draw ($117,282)
- 27 Fortunate River Gives Gal Yifrach First WSOP Bracelet & $461K Prize
- 28 Ryan Bambrick Wins First Gold Bracelet in Dominating Fashion
- 29 Steven Albini Wins $1,500 Stud to Deny Jeff Lisandro 7th Bracelet
- 30 Matthew Davis Tops Biggest Seniors Event Ever to Win $662,983
- 31 Yueqi Zhu Claims First WSOP Gold in Event #35: $1,500 Mixed Omaha
- 32 Michael Mizrachi Wins His Third Poker Players Championship Title
- 33 Farhintaj Bonyadi Wins Event #36: $1,000 Super Seniors ($311,451)
- 34 Yaniv Birman Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet in $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship ($236,238)
- 35 Robert Peacock Wins First WSOP Gold in Event #34: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK
- 36 Eric Baldwin Wins Second Bracelet, Dedicates it to His Father
- 37 Preston Lee Captures $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout Bracelet ($236,498)
- 38 Scott Bohlman Wins WSOP Event #40: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet ($122,138)
- 39 Robert Nehorayan Wins Event #41: $1,500 Limit Hold'em for $173,568
- 40 Matthew 'mendey' Mendez Wins First WSOP Online PLO Bracelet ($135,077)
- 41 Shaun Deeb Gets Revenge on Ben Yu to Win $25K PLO for $1,402,683
- 42 Mario Prats Garcia Wins Event #45: $1,000 Big Blind NLH For $258,255
- 43 Nicholas Seiken Wins $10k 2-7 Triple Draw Championship for $287,987
- 44 Timur Margolin Takes Down Event #43: $2,500 NLHE for $507,274
- 45 David Brookshire Wins WSOP $2,500 Mixed Omaha/Stud Hi-Lo 8 ($214,291)
- 46 Loren Klein Wins $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship for $1,018,336
- 47 Jay Kwon Wins Event #50: $1,500 Razz ($125,431)
- 48 Tommy Nguyen Wins 2018 WSOP Monster Stack for $1,037,451
- 49 Ryan Leng Ships First WSOP Gold in $1,500 BOUNTY ($272,504)
- 50 Couden Tops Elezra, Matusow, Negreanu, and Fitoussi to win $1,500 PLO8
- 51 Mike Takayama Makes History as the First Filipino to Win a WSOP Bracelet
- 52 Giuseppe Pantaleo and Nikita Luther Win the $1K Tag Team for $175,805!
- 53 Ryan 'Toosick' Tosoc Wins WSOP.com $1,000 Championship ($238,778)
- 54 Nick Petrangelo Wins WSOP $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller ($2,910,227)
- 55 Calvin Anderson Wins His Second Bracelet in the $10K Razz ($309,220)!
- 56 Jessica Dawley Wins the WSOP Ladies Championship for $130,230!
- 57 Chance 'BingShui' Kornuth Wins Second Bracelet in WSOP.com Online High Roller for $341,598
- 58 Jeremy Perrin Wins The GIANT Turning $365 Into $250,966
- 59 Tribe Has Spoken: Jean-Robert Bellande Wins First Bracelet for $616K
- 60 Galfond Wins 3rd Bracelet in $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship
- 61 Matsuzuki Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet in $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo
- 62 Tim Andrew Triumphs in the $365 PLO GIANT for $116,015, Mizrachi Fifth
- 63 Anderson Ireland Wins $1,500 PLO Bounty for First Bracelet and $141K
- 64 Longsheng Tan Wins Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em for $323,472
- 65 Ronald Keijzer Wins $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed for $475,033
- 66 Phil Hellmuth Wins 15th Career Bracelet in $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em!
- 67 Yaser Al-Keliddar Wins Event #70: $3K Limit Hold'em 6-Handed for $154K
- 68 Jordan Polk Wins Event #72: $1,500 Mixed NLH/PLO for $197,461
- 69 Denis Timofeev Bests Leo Margets to Win the $1,000 Double Stack Turbo
- 70 Guoliang Wei Wins Fourth Chinese Bracelet in The Little One for One Drop ($559,332)
- 71 Shaun Deeb Wins Second Bracelet of the Summer in $10,000 6-Max ($814,179)
- 72 Ben Yu Wins Third Bracelet in Event #77: $50,000 High Roller $1,650,773