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Australian Earns First World Series Of Poker Bracelet On Eighth Final Table Try

Robert Campbell Wins $1500 2-7 Triple Draw Event At 2019 WSOP

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At his eighth career World Series of Poker final table, Australia’s Robert Campbell finally secured his first piece of gold, winning the bracelet for the $1,500 2-7 triple draw event.

Campbell’s previous best finish came in 2015 at the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. event, but he was able to avoid another runner-up finish, taking down three-time bracelet winner David Bach heads-up to pick up the title and the $144,027 first-place prize. The 35-year-old Esports company CEO also has another final table appearance earlier this summer, finishing eighth in the $1,500 dealer’s choice event.

“I did have that feeling of dread when I had a big chip stack at the start of the final table,” Campbell admitted. “Then I felt like I was sort of back in the pack. I did have a bit of, ‘Oh here we go again.’ But straight away after dinner like three people just turbo busted. Then I was like alright I’ll just go cash game mode and see what happens.”

The event drew a field of 467, creating a total prize pool of $630,450. This marked a big increase in field size from 2018, when Hahn Tran topped a field of 356 to pick up his first bracelet. Speaking of Tran, he nearly went back-to-back, eventually busting in seventh place in this year’s contest.

In addition to the money, Campbell also earned 720 Card Player Player of the Year points for his win. The POY is sponsored by Global Poker.

Notables making a deep run in the event included Jared Bleznick (3rd), Benny Glaser (10th), Michael Noori (11th), Frankie O’Dell (12th), Carol Fuchs (13th), Daniel Strelitz (14th), Valentin Vornicu (18th), and Marco Traniello (20th).

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Payout POY Points
1 Robert Campbell $144,027 720
2 David Bach $88,995 600
3 Jared Bleznick $58,343 480
4 Kyle Miaso $39,126 360
5 Jesse Hampton $26,855 300
6 Aron Dermer $18,875 240

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.