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Dan Zack Wins The First Draw Bracelet Of The 2019 World Series of Poker

The Poker Pro Topped A Field of 296 Players To Win His First Bracelet and $160,447


Dan Zack has won the 2019 World Series of Poker $2,500 buy-in limit mixed triple draw event, defeating a field of 296 entries to win his first WSOP gold bracelet and the $160,447 top prize. The tournament was the first draw event of the series, featuring a mix of triple draw deuce-to-seven lowball, triple draw ace-to-five lowball and Badugi.

In addition to the title and the money, Zack also earned 684 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win. It was his first POY-qualified score of 2019. He now sits in 360th place in the race standings, which are sponsored by Global Poker.

The third and final day of this tournament began with 13 players remaining, with Jake Schwartz holding the chip lead. Plenty of accomplished players hit the rail as the day progressed, including WSOP bracelet winners Bryce Yockey (12th – $9,154) and Andrew Brown (11th – $9,154). Mark Gregorich earned $11,850 as the ninth-place finisher, while two-time bracelet winner Mike Gorodinsky took home $15,787 as the eighth-place finisher.

Brayden Gazlay scored a double knockout to kickoff the final table, eliminating Jake Schwartz in sixth place ($21,625) and Jesse Hampton in fifth ($30,437).

Runner-up finisher Sumir MathurTwo-time Card Player Poker Tour main event champion Jon Turner was the next to fall. He got his last chips in with an 8-5-4-3-X draw, only to find he was drawing dead against the 7-6 low of Zack. Turner was awarded $43,984 for his fourth-place showing in this event.

Zack began to run away with things during three-handed play. He knocked out Brayden Gazley in third place ($65,217) to take more than a 5-to-1 lead into heads-up play against Sumir Mathur.

In the end, Zack closed out the tournament with a 7-5-4-3-2 low, which is the nuts in deuce-to-seven lowball. It just so happened that he was playing ace-to-five lowball at the time, but the 7-5 low was sufficient to scoop the last pot and send Mathur to the rail in second place ($99,153).

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

Place Player Winnings (USD) POY Points
1 Daniel Zack $160,447 684
2 Sumir Mathur $99,153 570
3 Brayden Gazlay $65,217 456
4 Jon Turner $43,984 342
5 Jesse Hampton $30,437 285
6 Jake Schwartz $21,625 228

For more coverage from the summer series, check out the 2019 WSOP landing page, complete with a full schedule, results, news, player interviews, and event recaps.