Danny Wong cruised through the day in dominating fashion to take an almost 600,000 chip cushion into Monday’s final day of Event #57: $10,000 2-7 Triple Draw Championship.
The day began with 43 players following the end of late registration, making for a total of 90 entries and a prize pool of $746,000. Only eight players remain, with just one besides Wong over a million in chips. Brian Yoon holds that distinction (1,170,000), while Wil Wilkinson is not far behind with 945,000.
Event #57: $10,000 2-7 Triple Draw Championship Final Table
|1||Danny Wong||United States||1,755,000|
|2||Brian Yoon||United States||1,170,000|
|3||Wil Wilkinson||United States||945,000|
|4||Don Nguyen||United States||565,000|
|5||Jordan Siegel||United States||300,000|
|7||Brandon Shack-Harris||United States||275,000|
|8||Mike Thorpe||United States||110,000|
The night played a bit past the expected end time because bubble play was extended before dinner break, with the final 15 players choosing to postpone dinner until the bubble burst.
Once the bubble burst, those that made the money but didn’t survive the night included Mike Matusow (14th - $16,552), Shaun Deeb (13th - $16,552), Daniel Zack (12th - $20,057), Michael Trivett (11th - $20,057), Nathan Gamble (10th - $20,057), and Dan Smith (9th - $24,910).
Plenty of other stars unfortunately fell short of the money including Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Jake Schwartz, and Adam Owen.
For those that survived the day and will play for the bracelet Monday, they’ll all be chasing Wong, who seemingly couldn’t lose a hand, even when challenged by Yoon who was the only person who could conceivably catch him as the night went on.
Play will resume at 2:00 pm local time on the outer feature tables of the Thunderdome. They’ll begin on Level 18 with blinds of 10,000 and 20,000 and betting limits of 20,000 and 40,000, and play down to a winner, who will take home $240,341 and that highly sought after WSOP gold bracelet.
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