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Players Info - Day 3
Day 3 Completed
Brian Hastings Captures Sixth Bracelet in Event #31: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship ($292,146)
Event #31: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship at the 2022 WSOP at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas attracted 118 entrants, generating a prize pool of $1,100,350. On Thursday, June 16th, just 10 players returned for Day 3, all of them looking to capture the first place prize of $292,146 and a coveted gold bracelet.
Once the dust settled after 11 hours of play, five-time bracelet winner Brian Hastings was the last player standing, having defeated Eric Wasserson in heads-up play to capture his sixth bracelet.
"It's awesome," said Hastings when asked how the victory felt. "I mean, I really love the World Series every year. It's a lot of fun just trying to compete in all these events against great players; it's an honor to be in that kind of company".
This is Hastings' third cash of the series so far after money finishes in Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em and Event #23: $3,000 Limit Hold'em but do not expect the poker pro to rest on his laurels. "I plan to keep playing a lot. I think I'm going to get right back in it tomorrow with the single draw".
Event #31: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship Final Table Results
|1||Brian Hastings||United States||$292,146|
|2||Eric Wasserson||United States||$180,559|
|3||Daniel Zack||United States||$129,760|
|4||Shaun Deeb||United States||$94,606|
|5||Marco Johnson||United States||$70,139|
|6||Jordan Siegel||United States||$52,854|
Ali Eslami came into Day 3 as the short stack and never managed to get any momentum going, eventually exiting in 10th place for $25,009. The other players who sat down at the start of the day but fell short of the final table were Andrew Kelsall (9th-$31,552) and Phil Hellmuth (8th-$31,552), the latter of whom will have to wait to extend his bracelet record to 17.
Final Table Action
Yuval Bronshtein came into the final table as the second shortest stack and ultimately fell to Hastings' eight seven. Six-handed play continued for quite some time, with the ever shortstacked Jordan Siegel repeatedly finding ways to survive. Eventually, though, his run did come to an end when he could not outdraw Daniel Zack's nine-eight.
With the remaining players both highly skilled and deep stacked, it was not surprising that five-handed play continued for over four hours. The high stakes and long hours did not prevent the players from joking around and having fun, however, something that Hastings sees as an important part of the game. "If we're in the middle of a hand ourselves, then just focus on the hand, and then if we're not doing that, then you know, just have fun and banter with each other."
Someone did have to bust eventually, and that unfortunate individual was Marco Johnson, who was ousted in a three-way pot with Wasserson and Hastings.
The eliminations picked up pace from that point on, with 2018 WSOP Player of the Year Shaun Deeb the next to head for the payout desk courtesy of Hastings. Shortly after that, Zack's nine-eight was pipped to the pot by Wasserson's nine-seven, ending the two-time bracelet winner's run in third place and setting up a heads-up battle between Wasserson and Hastings.
Hastings went into heads-up play with a 5:2 chip advantage and never looked back, gradually wearing away at Wasserson's stack until finally finishing him off after making on the third draw.
Wasserson, meanwhile, appearing at his first WSOP final table, was forced to settle for a consolation prize of $180,559.
Congratulations to Brian Hastings on winning Event #31: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship at the 2022 WSOP at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas for his sixth gold bracelet! Stay tuned to PokerNews throughout the 2022 WSOP as we bring you all the updates from every bracelet-awarding event.
Brian Hastings opened on the button and was called by Eric Wasserson out of the big blind.
On the initial draw, Wasserson took three cards to Hastings' two, after which Wasserson checked to Hastings, who bet and was called.
The second draw saw both players take just one card. This time Wasserson led out and, after asking how much he had behind, Hastings made the call.
Wasserson stood pat during the final draw while Hastings took one more card. Wasserson then moved all in and was snap called. Hastings turned over and Wasserson mucked, meaning the wait for his first gold bracelet continues. Hastings, meanwhile, extends his tally to six.
Moments after winning a pot with , Brian Hastings called a raise from Eric Wasserson on the button. Hastings drew three and Wasserson drew two.
Both players checked the first draw and Hastings drew three again. Wasserson took two and Hastings checked the second draw. Wasserson bet and Hastings called.
Hastings took one on the final draw and Wasserson stood pat. Hastings bet and Wasserson called.
Hastings turned over to take the pot with an eight-seven while Wasserson threw the losing hand in the muck.
Eric Wasserson raised from the button and Brian Hastings called out of the big blind.
Hastings took four cards to Wasserson's two on the initial draw, after which Hastings checked to Wasserson, who led out. Hastings responded with a raise, which Wasserson, with a slightly puzzled look on his face, called.
Hastings stood pat during the second draw and then fired off a bet after Wasserson drew one, which Wasserson flatted.
The final draw saw Hastings once again stand pat and Wasserson take one more card. Action then checked through and Hastings showed down for the four card drawn eight-seven.
Both Brian Hastings and Eric Wasserson drew one and Hastings check-called a bet.
Hastings drew two and Wasserson drew one. Again Hastings check-called a bet.
Both players drew one and checked on the third draw.
"Pair of threes," said Wasserson with and Hastings mucked.
Eric Wasserson drew two and Brian Hastings drew three. Wasserson bet and Hastings called.
Wasserson then drew one and Hastings three again. Wasserson bet and Hastings again called.
On the final draw Wasserson stood pat and Hastings drew one. Wasserson bet and called a raise from Hastings.
Hastings tabled and Wasserson mucked, saying he had also made an low.
Brian Hastings raised on the button and Eric Wasserson three-bet from the big blind. Hastings responded with a four-bet, which Wasserson called.
Both players drew one card on the initial draw. Action then checked through to the second draw, where again each player took just one card. Wasserson checked for a second time and Hastings led out. Wasserson made the call to send the two players to the final draw.
Wasserson took one more card during the final draw and then checked to Hastings, who had stood pat. Hastings checked behind and announced "Nine-Six". Wasserson, however, held the superior . "Nice check," he commented, raking in the pot to reduce the chip deficit.
Brian Hastings limped from the button and Eric Wasserson raised. Hastings made the call to send the two players to the initial draw.
Both drew two cards on the first draw, after which Wasserson led out and was called.
The second draw saw each player take just one card. Wasserson slowed down, checking to Hastings who bet. After a brief pause, Wasserson called.
Wasserson again drew one card during the final draw and then checked to Hastings, who had stood pat. Hastings bet out and Wasserson wasted little time calling. He was shown by Hastings, a hand he could not beat.
A short while later, after the second draw, Wasserson bet and Hastings called. Wasserson stood pat and Hastings drew one. Wasserson bet and Hastings called.
"You got it," said Wasserson and Hastings showed . Wasserson open-mucked and Hastings opened up his biggest lead of heads-up so far.