Australian Robert Campbell Wins Maiden WSOP Bracelet in $1,500 Limit 2-7
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Chants of “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!” filled the corner of the Amazon room in the early morning hours as Event #33: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw came to a conclusion after almost ten hour-long levels. The 35-year-old mixed game specialist Robert Campbell has become the latest winner during the 50th World Series of Poker at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, and he did so after an epic heads-up battle for the bracelet.
The event saw a field of 467 entries take part, creating a prize pool of $630,450 and Campbell took home the top prize of $144,027, becoming the 20th Australian player to claim at least one WSOP bracelet. Campbell denied three-time WSOP bracelet winner David “Gunslinger” Bach a fourth title in claiming his first one. Calm and focused during the entire final table, all the pressure fell off the Melbournian and he shot out of his chair in excitement after the final hand to celebrate with his rail, the emotion he'd held at bay for the duration of the final table pouring out of him in a celebration of his momentous achievement.
Event #33: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Final Table Result
|2||David Bach||United States||$88,995|
|3||Jared Bleznick||United States||$58,343|
|4||Kyle Miaso||United States||$39,126|
|5||Jesse Hampton||Unitd States||$26,855|
|6||Aron Dermer||United States||$18,875|
Among those to embrace him were Warwick Mirzikinian, Gary Benson, James Obst, Joe Hachem and Ash Gupta. Even Jeff Lisandro came over during his breaks in the $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship to check on the intense heads-up duel.
It was far from an easy ride for the Aussie despite coming into the seven-handed final table with a comfortable lead, which he immediately remarked on during the interview after his victory.
“I had that feeling of dread when I had a big chip stack at the start of the final table and [then] fell back into the pack. But straight away after dinner, three people turbo busted, I was like I 'Go cash game mode and see what happens'. And then, Bleznick caught bad cards and he was finished.”
The duel for the gold bracelet was an endurance challenge against three-time WSOP bracelet winner Bach, who put up a fierce fight in his bid to add another title to his already-impressive resume. Both men held commanding leads at different points of the exchange and Campbell admitted adjusting to the playing style of his opponent, which proved to be a golden decision.
“He is quite an unorthodox player, you have to do a few things slightly differently against him.”
The WSOP bracelet win is a dream come true for the 35-year-old from Melbourne and CEO of Neon Esports who has had several cashes in various mixed games to his name. His first WSOP score dates back to 2013 on home soil during the World Series Of Poker Asia Pacific in his home town of Melbourne and since then Campbell came close to victory several times with 16 WSOP cashes for nearly $600,000. Until tonight, the outright win had eluded him.
Just a few days ago, one of those close calls took place right here in Las Vegas as he finished 5th in Event #18: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better and also cashed in the $1,500 Dealers Choice event this series. Those two deep runs didn't result in a confidence boost for the Aussie, however.
“If anything, it was rather a 'No, not again...' [thought], you know. I was just so excited to be here again. But I really just wanted to try my best. I had a really good sleep and then on the [dinner] break I had an hour sleep. I felt like that was a good idea.”
Campbell returned very focused and withstood the hot streak of Jared Bleznick, who pulled into a commanding lead, yet had to settle for third place only just one hour later. Defending champion Hanh Tran came close to a repeat victory, but eventually fell short in seventh place. Other notables that ran out of chips before the final table was set were Daniel Strelitz, Carol Fuchs, Frankie O'Dell and Benny Glaser.
Action of the Day
The day got off to a hot start with four casualties within the first half an hour and among others, 2019 WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Strelitz saw his hopes of a second victory vanish when his low draw bricked off against the ninety-six of Jared Bleznick. One hour later, the field was already reduced to the final 10 players on two five-handed tables as Carol Fuchs, Frankie O'Dell and Michael Noori all departed.
Benny Glaser, who won this very event in 2015, had to settle for 10th place this time. Having lost several pots in quick succession, among others against a wheel of defending champion Hanh Tran, the Brit ended up all in before the first draw. Glaser made an eighty-seven, but Jesse Hampton held the superior hand with a seventy-six.
Robert Campbell and Kyle Miaso dominated their tables on the way to the seven-handed final, however, Miaso was knocked back into the middle of the pack by the time Steven Tabb and Hope Williams were eliminated in 9th and 8th place respectively.
The final table started with a bang when Hampton hit a wheel to win a big pot off Tran, and the title defense of the Austrian came apart soon after. Down to fewer than one big bet, he was unable to mount a spectacular comeback this time and his eighty-seven was no good.
“I have never seen a final table where nobody goes broke for such a long time,” Jared Bleznick admitted when the field was down to the final six and indeed the chips were passed back and forth for quite some time. Aptly dressed in a winter jacket and wooly hat on the feature table, Bleznick went on a heater after dinner and took a commanding lead while Aron Dermer, Jesse Hampton, and Kyle Miaso were sent to the rail within half an hour.
But the prime position of Bleznick turned to nothing as he “caught bad cards” and went from chip leader to out in third place. The heads-up duel between Campbell and Bach lasted for more than two hours and eventually, the Aussie had grinded down his opponent to just two big bets. Bach's eighty-seven draw missed and Campbell held up with a ninety-eight to embrace his rail.
The $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship is just a few days away and Campbell will very likely try and add a second bracelet to his collection. Tune back in then, as PokerNews will be there to provide all the action throughout the summer during the 50th edition of the World Series of Poker. Watch the final table of many event, live via PokerGO!
In this Series
- 1 Aria Dealer Nicholas Haynes Wins WSOP $500 Casino Employees Event
- 2 Brian Green Cracks Kings, Beats Imsirovic, Wins First WSOP Bracelet
- 3 Derek McMaster Wins 2019 WSOP Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better for $228,228
- 4 Yong 'LuckySpewy1' Kwon Wins WSOP Online Bracelet, Hellmuth Fifth for First Summer Cash
- 5 Dan Zack Claims First Bracelet After Fantastic Comeback in WSOP $2,500 Limit Mixed Triple Draw
- 6 Ben Heath Wins His First Bracelet - Conquers WSOP $50,000 High Roller for $1.48 Million
- 7 Yuval Bronshtein Wins First Bracelet After 10 WSOP Final Table Apperances
- 8 Daniel Strelitz Claims First WSOP Bracelet and $442,385 in Event #11: $5,000 NLHE
- 9 Scott Clements Wins Event #10: $1,500 Dealers Choice ($144,957)
- 10 Jeremy Pekarek Wins Event #9: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack for First Gold Bracelet
- 11 Daniel Park Wins Event #12: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty for $226,243
- 12 Alex Epstein Wins Event #8: $10,000 Short Deck for $296,277
- 13 Femi Fashakin Wins Largest-Ever Poker Tournament; BIG 50 Triumph Earns Him $1,147,449
- 14 Isaac Baron Captures Long-Awaited WSOP Bracelet in Event #16: $1,500 NLH 6-Handed
- 15 Backed by Insane Rail, Murilo Souza Wins $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. ($207,003)
- 16 Sean Swingruber Defeats Ben Yu, Wins First WSOP Bracelet in $10,000 Heads-Up
- 17 Brett Apter Wins First Bracelet in Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
- 18 Frankie O'Dell Wins His Third WSOP Omaha Hi-Lo in $10K Championship Event
- 19 Galfond, Bleznick, Zamani Fall Short as Josh "loofa" Pollock Wins Second Bracelet in $600 Online PLO Event
- 20 Eli Elezra Wins Fourth WSOP Bracelet and $93,766 in Event #20: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
- 21 Expecting Father Jorden Fox Conquers Event #22: $1,000 Double Stack to Win $420,693
- 22 Former Main Event Champ Jim Bechtel Wins $10K 2-7 Single-Draw for $253,817
- 23 Rami Boukai Wins 2019 WSOP Event #23: $1,500 8-Game Mix for $177,294
- 24 John Gorsuch Rebounds from 2 Bigs to Win 2019 WSOP Millionaire Maker for $1,344,930
- 25 Andrew Donabedian Turns $600 Into $205,605 Payday at 2019 WSOP
- 26 Michael Mizrachi Wins His Fifth Bracelet!
- 27 Stephen Song Battles To Capture First Bracelet and $341,854 in Event #28: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
- 28 "Silent Assassin" Thomas Cazayous Wins the WSOP $3K Six-Max for $414,766
- 29 Greg Mueller Wins His Third Bracelet, Takes Down WSOP $10,000 H.O.R.S.E.
- 30 Luis Zedan Wins 2019 WSOP Event #30: $1K PLO for $236,673; Will Donate 35% to Charity
- 31 Roman Korenev Wins 2019 WSOP Event #26 for $477,401 After "Marathon" Battle
- 32 Australian Robert Campbell Wins Maiden WSOP Bracelet in $1,500 Limit 2-7
- 33 Upeshka "gomezhamburg" De Silva Wins His Third Bracelet in WSOP Online Event
- 34 Howard Mash Wins First Bracelet and $662,594 in WSOP Seniors Championship
- 35 Adam Friedman Goes Back-to-Back in WSOP $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship
- 36 David Lambard Claims First WSOP Bracelet in Event #36: $3,000 NLH Shootout
- 37 Salt Lake's Robert Mitchell Wins Event #37: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack ($297,537)
- 38 Joseph Cheong Breaks Through, Wins $1K Double Stack for $687,782
- 39 Ismael Bojang Wins WSOP Gold Bracelet and $298,507 in 10th 2019 WSOP Cash
- 40 Hennigan Wins Sixth Bracelet in $10,000 Seven Card Stud, Negreanu Second
- 41 Dan 'centrfieldr' Lupo Wins $500 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack for $145,274
- 42 Aristeidis Moschonas Turns Chip-and-a-Chair into Event #42: $600 Mixed NLH/PLO Deepstack Win
- 43 Michael Blake Wins Event #39: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em, Shulman Second
- 44 Loren Klein Wins 4th Bracelet in 4 Years; Claims $127,808 in Event #43: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet
- 45 Asi Moshe Captures Third WSOP Bracelet in $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty
- 46 Stephen Chidwick Captures First WSOP Bracelet in Event #45: $25K PLO High Roller for $1,618,417
- 47 Ari Engel Wins His First WSOP Bracelet and $427,399 in Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
- 48 Luke Schwartz Latest To Win First Bracelet, Triumphs in $10K 2-7 Championship
- 49 South Korea's Jiyoung Kim Wins 2019 WSOP Ladies Championship for $167,308
- 50 Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch Does It; Wins $1,000 WSOP.com Online Event!
- 51 Brazil's Yuri Martins Dzivielevski Captures First Bracelet and $213,750!
- 52 WCOOP Winner Jonas Lauck Secures First WSOP Bracelet and $260,335 in $1,500 Turbo Bounty
- 53 Santiago Soriano Wins $371,203 and First Bracelet in the WSOP $800 Deepstack
- 54 Dash Dudley Wins Event #52: $10,000 PLO Championship ($1,086,967)
- 55 Kevin Gerhart Dominates $1,500 Razz Final Table to Win First WSOP Bracelet and $119,054
- 56 Another Day, Another Millionaire; Kainalu McCue-Unciano Wins the WSOP Monster Stack
- 57 Israel's Team Geiger Wins WSOP $1,000 Tag Team Event
- 58 Joe Foresman Wins 2019 WSOP $600 Deepstack Championship for Nearly $400K
- 59 Anthony Zinno Wins 2019 WSOP $1,500 PLO Hi-Lo for 2nd Career Bracelet; Aims for POY
- 60 Phil Hui's Dream Comes True as He Conquers $50K Poker Players Championship for $1,099,311
- 61 Scott Seiver Wins $10,000 Razz Championship for Third WSOP Bracelet
- 62 Anatolii Zyrin Denies Yueqi Zhu Title Defense to Win WSOP $1,500 Omaha Mix Title
- 63 Sejin Park Claims First-Ever Open Event Bracelet for South Korea; Wins 2019 WSOP Colossus for $451,272
- 64 Nicholas "Illari" Baris Wins $303,739 in Massive WSOP.com ONLINE Championship
- 65 Nick Schulman Wins Third Bracelet in Event #65: $10,000 PLO8 or Better Championship
- 66 David “ODB” Baker Steamrolls $1,500 Limit Hold’em to Capture 2nd WSOP Gold Bracelet
- 67 Robert Campbell Wins His Second Bracelet of the Summer in $10K Stud Hi-Lo, Grabs POY Lead
- 68 French Pro Jeremy Saderne Wins 2019 WSOP Mini Main Event ($628,654)
- 69 From Working at In-N-Out Burger to Crushing Poker; Rick Alvarado Triumphs in WSOP Crazy Eights for $888,888
- 70 Brandon "DrOctagon" Adams Wins WSOP.com ONLINE High Roller for $411,560
- 71 High Roller Joao Vieira Wins First Bracelet and $758,011 in $5,000 6-Max
- 72 Juha Helppi Finally Does It: Finnish Poker Hero Claims First Bracelet in $10K Limit!
- 73 Susan Faber Wins First Bracelet in Event #71: $500 Salute to Warriors No-Limit Hold'em
- 74 Shawn "bucky21" Buchanan Wins His First Bracelets, Takes Down $800 WSOP.com ONLINE 6-Max ($223,119)
- 75 Danny Tang Wins $50,000 Final Fifty for $1,608,406: "I Want to go Down in the History Books"
- 76 Tu Dao Wins WSOP $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Max for $133,189
- 77 James Anderson Wins 2019 WSOP Little One for One Drop for $690,686
- 78 Denmark's Maximilian Klostermeier Wins First Bracelet in Event #78: $1,500 PLO Bounty
- 79 Shankar Pillai Takes Down 2019 WSOP $1,500 Bracelet Winners Only Event
- 80 Ivan Deyra's Dream Comes True; Wins Event #79: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em ($380,090)
- 81 Boyhood Dream Achieved: Jerry Odeen Wins WSOP Bracelet for $304,793
- 82 Keith Tilston Wins 2019 WSOP $100K High Roller; Negreanu Finishes as Runner-Up
- 83 Tom Koral Wins Second Bracelet in Event #82: $1,500 NLH Double Stack ($530,164)
- 84 Taylor "Galactar" Paur Wins his Second Bracelet in $500 WSOP.com ONLINE Summer Saver
- 85 Abhinav Iyer Takes Down The Closer to Win His First Bracelet and $565,346
- 86 Alan Sternberg Wins $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed for First WSOP Bracelet
- 87 Carl Shaw Defeats Tony Dunst to Claim First Bracelet & $606,562, Hellmuth Sixth
- 88 Anuj Agarwal Wins $10K 6-Max on Last Day of 2019 WSOP ($630,747)
- 89 Denis Strebkov Wins His First Bracelet and $206,173 Top-Prize in $3k H.O.R.S.E.
- 90 Hossein Ensan Wins the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event for $10,000,000