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In what was undeniably the most star-studded final table so far at the 42nd World Series of Poker, John Juanda took first place in Event #16 $ 10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship, winning $ 367,170 and the coveted WSOP bracelet.
The win was Juanda’s 5th lifetime bracelet. In the process, he outlasted Phil Hellmuth, who was vying for his 12th WSOP bracelet.
Among the players who reached the event’s final table was 2004 Main Event champion Greg Raymer, but he was eliminated in 9th place.
Juanda had finished in fourth place in the 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship in the past two years. When heads-up play began, Hellmuth had a 3-1 advantage in chips, but from that point, it was Juanda’s skill that led him to the victory. According to Poker News, Juanda “picked away at Hellmuth’s stack with methodical precision.” For finishing in second, Hellmuth received $ 226,907.
As Poker News noted, “Many in the poker world consider Juanda to be one of the best 2-7 no-limit players in the world.”
The final nine players in the tournament had a combined 21 WSOP bracelets and lifetime earnings just over $ 40,000,000. The only player who reached the final table who had not previously won a bracelet was Joe Cassidy, who ended up in 8th place.
The final table and their prizes:
1) John Juanda $ 367,170
2) Phil Hellmuth $ 226,907
3) Richard Ashby $ 143,833
4) Steve Sung $ 97,416
5) Nick Schulman $ 69,216
6) David Bakes Baker $ 51,485
7) Hasan Habib $ 40,020
8) Joe Cassidy $ 32,440
9) Greg Raymer $ 27,928