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Event #29: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw

Hanh Tran Leads Unofficial Final Table of Seven into Day 3 of $1,500 2-7 Triple Draw

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Hanh Tran

The unofficial seven-handed final table is all that remains after Day 2 of Event #29: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw. Seven players are left in the hunt for the gold bracelet with Hanh Tran out front and some familiar faces giving chase.

Tran was a wrecking ball on Day 2, climbing to the top of the ranks early on in the day and maintaining the lead by eliminating player after player. Hailing from Austria, Tran is making just his second cash of his WSOP career which came all the way back in 2014 in this very event. Tran finished 18th that year banking $5,125 and already improved on that finish.

Still left in the fight are Cody Wagner, Brian Hastings, David Prociak, Oscar Johansson, Jared Blexnick, and Yong Wang.

Final Table Seat Draw:

SeatNameCountryChip Count
1Cody WagnerUnited Kingdom538,000
2Yong WangChina198,000
3David ProciakUnited States287,000
4Jared BleznickUnited States236,000
5Hanh TranAustria633,000
6Brian HastingsUnited States528,000
7Oscar JohanssonSweden256,000

Day 2 Action

Day 2 kicked off with 86 players returning and only 54 of them making the money. The likes of 2018 bracelet winners Philip Long and Andrey Zhigalov, along with Dzmitry Urbanovich, Scott Clements, Bryce Yockey and Calvin Anderson, all saw their stacks dispersed before the money.

It took only two levels for the field to reach the money bubble and only a few hands of hand-for-hand play went by before the bubble popped. Aliaksei Boika had Randolph Jensen at risk with an eighty-six perfect. Jensen was drawing live to a seventy-five but paired his deuce and was eliminated in 55th place.

Boika himself would only make it as far as 24th place, collecting $3,799. Other notables to leave with some consolation on Day 2 included Yueqi Zhu (50th - $2,243), Allen Kessler (49th - $2,243), David "ODB" Baker (40th - $2,485), Jon Turner (39th - $2,485), and Shaun Deeb (19th - $3,799).

The field converged to three tables and play slowed as the stacks grew deeper. The 2018 $1,500 2-7 Single Draw champion, Daniel Ospina, saw a second deep run come to an end with a 17th place finish that netted the Colombian $4,680. Just after the final two tables were formed, David "The Dragon" Pham would fall, busting in 12th place, adding another $5,953 to his stellar WSOP resume.

Phillip Hui (11th - $5,953), Frank Kassela (10th - $7,809), Chris Vitch (9th - $7,809), and Jeremy Heartberg (8th - $10,555) would all be eliminated in the final level of the night setting an unofficial final table of seven.

The remaining players will return on Friday to play down to a winner with the action resuming at 2 p.m. Play will begin in Level 21 with blinds at 5,000/10,000 and limits at 10,000/20,000.

PokerNews will be on the floor providing live coverage until the last card comes off the deck and the latest WSOP gold bracelet winner is crowned.

Tags: Aliaksei BoikaAllen KesslerAndrey ZhigalovBrian HastingsBryce YockeyCalvin AndersonChris VitchCody WagnerDaniel OspinaDavid "ODB" BakerDavid PhamDavid ProciakDzmitry UrbanovichFrank KasselaHanh TranJared BleznickYong Wang