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Tuan Le Wins World Series of Poker $10,000 Triple Draw Lowball Event

Le Picks Up $355,324 and First Career Bracelet


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The first $10,000 championship event of the 2014 World Series of Poker came in triple draw lowball and drew a field of 120 entries, creating a total prize pool of $1,128,000. The final 12 players made the money and consisted of some of the game’s best players, but when the dust settled, it was 36-year-old Tuan Le who came out on top.

Le, who is the proud owner of two World Poker Tour titles, earned his first WSOP bracelet and the $355,324 first-place prize. He now has just over $5 million in career tournament earnings.

“This was my first time playing this particular event,” Le admitted. “I’ve been playing deuce-to-seven for a while. But this was my first time to play it here at the [WSOP]. I really have not played that many events here in the past, but this year I decided to just give it a shot and go for it.”

En route to victory, Le had to overcome a stacked field that included some of the more notable players in the poker world. Among those players who made the money were David Benyamine (12th), Jon Turner (11th), Michael Chow (10th), Jason Mercier (9th), Phil Galfond (6th), George Danzer (5th), Nick Schulman (4th) and Eli Elezra (3rd).

Le’s final opponent, runner-up finisher Justin Bonomo, was taking his third heads-up shot at a bracelet. Bonomo had previously finished second in a mixed-hold’em event in 2008, as well as another triple draw event in 2011.

With the $219,565 he received for second place, Bonomo has increased his lifetime tournament earnings to over $7.4 million, but his first bracelet will have to wait.

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Winnings POY Points
1 Tuan Le $355,324 660
2 Justin Bonomo $219,565 550
3 Eli Elezra $144,056 440
4 Nick Schulman $99,015 330
5 George Danzer $70,308 275
6 Phil Galfond $51,538 220

*Photo courtesy of the WSOP

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