2015 World Series of Poker

Event #29: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Championship
Days: 3
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2015 World Series of Poker

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Event #29: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Championship

Day 3 Completed

Galfond Wins Second Bracelet; Denies Schulman Third No-Limit 2-7 Championship

Phil Galfond
Phil Galfond

Online cash legend Phil Galfond, known for playing under monikers like “OMGClayAiken” and “Jman28,” took down Event #29: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship. He won $224,383 for his efforts in topping the smallest field of the 2015 WSOP thus far, 77 players. It's Galfond's second bracelet, with the other coming in a pot-limit Omaha event in 2008.

“It means a lot,” he said. “I've played for cash game pots the size of first place. But, this feels bigger because of the stage and the bracelet. It's more meaningful.”

Galfond defeated a very tough final table, including Nick Schulman, who has won the event twice (2009 and 2012).

Galfond said that he was fortunate to run well in overcoming a 3-1 chip deficit. On the final hand of the tournament, with blinds at 12,000/24,000, Galfond made it 50,000 from the button. Schulman jammed for 649,000, and Galfond called. Both players drew, with Galfond revealing an {8-}{6-}{5-}{2-}. Schulman had an inferior draw with {9-}{6-}{4-}{3-}, and Galfond peeled a {7-} to leave Schulman drawing dead.

Galfond said he is more focused on tournaments this summer than he has been in the past, when he waffled between playing cash and chasing bracelets. With two final tables already this summer – Galfond finished fourth in the 2-7 Triple Draw Championship for $89,939 — that focus looks to be paying off handsomely.

Final Table Results

1Phil GalfondNew York, NY$224,383
2Nick SchulmanNew York, NY$138,665
3Dan SmithLas Vegas, NV$87,898
4Erik SeidelHenderson, NV$59,532
5Jon TurnerHenderson, NV$42,298
6Eli ElezraHenderson, NV$31,463

For more on Galfond's win, click here.

Event #29: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Championship

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