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Todd Bui Wins World Series of Poker $1,500 Triple Draw Lowball Event

Bui Picks Up First Gold Bracelet And $124,510 First-Place Prize


Todd BuiCard Player’s 2014 WSOP coverage is sponsored by CarbonPoker.

Normally a cash-game grinder, Sacramento, California’s Todd Bui stepped out of his comfort zone in the World Series of Poker $1,500 buy-in triple draw lowball event and finished off a three-day run with his first gold bracelet and the $124,510 first-place prize.

Bui topped a 348-player field and took home the lion’s share of the $469,800 prize pool, besting a stacked final table that included David Gee (6th), Aaron Steury (5th), Vladimir Shchemelev (4th) and “Captain” Tom Franklin (2nd).

“This is actually my very first tournament that I’ve ever won, period, and it just happened to be a World Series of Poker event,” Bui said. “It meant a lot because I always thought, ‘When would I win my first one?’ but it is hard when you only play two, three, four a year, you know?”

Other notables to make a deep run in the event included Kevin Iacofano (7th), Ismael Bojang (8th), Mike Leah (11th), Mo Fathipour (14th), Can Kim Hua (17th), Ben Yu (20th), and Dan Smith (21st).

Here is a look at the final table results.

Finish Player Winnings POY Points
1 Todd Bui $124,510 480
2 Tom Franklin $76,943 400
3 David Bell $49,944 320
4 Vladimir Shchemelev $33,388 240
5 Aaron Steury $22,935 200
6 David Gee $16,710 160

*Photo courtesy of the WSOP

For more coverage from the 2014 summer series, visit our WSOP landing page.

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