Brendan Taylor Looking For WSOP Bracelet #2, Leads Triple Draw Final Table
The final table for Event #28: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw starts today at 2 p.m. Brendan Taylor is leading the way with 714,000 and is the only player at the final table to have won a WSOP gold bracelet.
Taylor dipped a little during the final two tables, but surged at the end to bag the chip lead coming into today. Hot on his heels is Max Kruse with 635,000.
Kruse's best WSOP finish was third place in 2-7 Single Draw in 2014. He has $87,862 in WSOP earnings and six cashes. Kruse eliminated four-time WSOP bracelet winner Robert Mizrachi on the final hand of play last night to bring the field down to six.
Starting the day in third position is Brian Brubaker. He has a third-place finish at the 2013 WSOP in the $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw event. He has 27 WSOP cashes for $257,707. He also finished 14th in this year's $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball event.
Next up, Jason Riesenberg. His best WSOP finish is a 12th-place finish at the 2015 WSOP in Omaha hi-lo. He has over $500,000 in WSOP earnings on 15 cashes.
Dean Kerl starts the day fifth in chips. This is just Kerl's third WSOP cash. He has one cash in each of the last two summers and his best finish thus far is 68th in the 2016 $1,500 razz event. Kerl spent most of Day 2 wearing a shiny sequined hoodie, which will make him easy to spot at the final table.
Rick Fuller will start the day as the short stack. Fuller has two third-place finishes in previous WSOP events (2004 $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo and 2007 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em). He has 11 WSOP cashes for just under $400,000 in career WSOP earnings.
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|Brasilia||1||1||Brendan Taylor||United States||714,000|
|Brasilia||1||2||Brian Brubaker||United States||549,000|
|Brasilia||1||4||Dean Kerl||United States||190,000|
|Brasilia||1||5||Jason Riesenberg||United States||270,000|
|Brasilia||1||6||Rick Fuller||United States||78,000|