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Steven Wolansky Wins World Series of Poker $1,500 2-7 Lowball Event

Wolansky Gets Bracelet After Finishing Second In 2013


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The $1,500 no-limit deuce-to-seven lowball event drew a field of 241 players, creating a total prize pool of $325,350. After a relatively quick three days of play, Cooper City, Florida’s Steven Wolansky came out on top, banking his first career bracelet and the $89,483 first-place prize.

The victory was especially sweet for the 26-year-old poker pro, who finished second in the $2,500 eight-game mix event in 2013.

“I held a massive chip lead the last time I was in this spot, and couldn’t close it out then,” Wolansky said. “I couldn’t sleep after that happened, being that close. I’d go back and look at the coverage and see myself with 2.8 million in chips and him with 100,000 all in. I still wonder, ‘how didn’t I win that?’ But this definitely helps that feeling.”

In order to get the bracelet, Wolansky had to top a field full of sharks, including final table that featured notables such as Scott Bohlman (7th), Orjan Skommo (5th), former German national soccer team member Max Kruse (3rd) and high-stakes tournament phenom Joseph Cheong (2nd).

Other recognizable names to make a deep run included Scott Abrams (9th), Ali Eslami (11th), Brian Rast (16th), Phil Hellmuth (18th), Eli Elezra (19th) and Mike Leah (22nd).

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Winnings POY Points
1 Steven Wolansky $89,483 408
2 Joseph Cheong $55,309 340
3 Max Kruse $36,494 272
4 Chris Mecklin $24,908 204
5 Orjan Skommo $17,445 170
6 Samuel Touil $12,529 136
7 Scott Bohlman $9,233 102
8 Adam Crawford $6,955 68

*Photo courtesy of the WSOP

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