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Tuan Le Goes Back-To-Back In WSOP $10,000 Triple Draw Deuce-To-Seven

American Pro Tops Field Of 109 Players To Defend His 2014 Title


Tuan Le has done it again.

Last year he emerged victorious in the World Series of Poker $10,000 triple draw deuce-to-seven lowball championship, topping a field of 110 players to win his first bracelet. He had one less competitor to deal with, but otherwise the story was the same in the 2015 WSOP triple draw lowball championship: Le once again topped a tough field full of the biggest names in the game, defending his title to capture the first-place prize of $322,756 and his second WSOP gold bracelet.

As a result Le became the first player to successfully win the same WSOP event in consecutive years since 2009 when Thang Luu defended his 2008 $1,500 Omaha eight-or-better title.

“This year’s victory is like ten times as big as last year,” Le said afterward. “When you defend a title, that’s a totally different ball game. It’s a statement. Anyone can get a rush one time and win, but to do it again, makes a statement. For me, last year was about the money. This year was about the bracelet.”

Le came into the final table as the chip leader, with roughly twice as much as the second largest stack held by 2014 WSOP bracelet winner Calvin Anderson. Other notables at ths stacked final table included high-stakes cash game star and bracelet winner Phil Galfond, Australian tournament James Obst, Ismael Bojang and two-time bracelet winner Rep Porter. (Who recently spoke to Card Player about his exciting poker instruction site, The Poker Academy.)

Max Casal In the end it came down to a final showdown between Le and 47-year-old poker pro from San Clemente, CA Max Casal. By the time the final hand arose Le had a lead of more than 19-to-1. From the button Le raised to 80,000 and Casal three-bet to 120,000.

Le four-bet and Casal called all-in. Casal drews one and Le drew three. On the second draw Casal again drew one while Le drew two. On the final draw Casal drew one for a third time and Le stood pat.

Casal flipped up his 9-7-5-3, which was indeed drawing live against Le’s J-8-6-5-2. Casal paired his 3 though, securing the pot for Le and hitting the rail as the runner up. For the deep run Casal earned $199,438 for the biggest tournament cash of his career.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Tuan Le $322,756 600
2 Max Casal $199,438 500
3 Ismael Bojang $130,851 400
4 Phil Galfond $89,939 300
5 James Obst $63,863 250
6 Rep Porter $46,813 200
7 Calvin Anderson $35,389 150

For more coverage from the summer series, visit the 2015 WSOP landing page complete with a full schedule, news, player interviews and event recaps.

Winner photo and quote courtesy of WSOP.