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British High-Stakes Online Poker Pro Wins $10,000 2-7 Triple Draw Bracelet

Luke '_FullFlush1_' Schwartz Earns First Major Live Title And $273,336


British poker pro Luke Schwartz won his first World Series of Poker bracelet in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Schwartz, known mostly for being a regular in high-stakes cash games online under the screen name ‘_FullFlush1_’, defeated a field of 100 entries to earn $273,336 in the $10,000 2-7 triple draw championship. He defeated George Wolff heads-up after three-handed play lasted several hours with Johannes Becker.

Wolff took home $168,936 for his runner-up finish and Becker netted $116,236 for third. The win gives Schwartz more than $1.7 million in tournament earnings.

“I don’t think you could pick another three players who would be able to last that long,” Schwartz told WSOP reporters after his victory. “That was just the most intense three-handed battle ever.”

Johannes BeckerBecker has quite the reputation in triple draw. He won the $2,500 mixed triple draw lowball event for his lone bracelet in 2018 and is one of the most feared players in the world when it comes to the specific poker variant.

“Everyone thinks he’s the best deuce-to-seven player in the world,” said Schwartz. “I play him heads-up a decent amount.”

Schwartz picked up 600 Card Player Player of the Year points to go with his first piece of WSOP gold. It’s his first cash and title of the year, which puts him in 538th place in the 2019 POY race, sponsored by Global Poker.

The final day had nine players returning and they reached the seven-handed unofficial final table early in the day after Daniel Ospina and Brian Hastings were eliminated.

Schwartz went into the final table with the chip lead and held it for almost the entirety of it. Yueqi Zhu was the short stack but was able to outlast Mike Gorodinsky and Calvin Anderson. Gorodinsky busted in seventh and Anderson fell in sixth before Zhu hit the rail in fifth.

Veteran pro Mark Gregorich was eliminated by Schwartz in fourth to start the marathon three-handed battle.

Three-handed play started just after 6 p.m. and Becker wasn’t eliminated until shortly after the clock struck midnight. Becker’s elimination left Schwartz with a 3:1 chip lead over Wolff.

The two battled for about an hour before they both made eights. All the money got in before the last draw and they both patted. Schwartz announced an eight and won with his 8-7-6-4-2 against Wolff’s 8-7-6-5-3.

Final Table Results:

Place Player Winnings (USD) POY Points
1 Luke Schwartz $273,336 600
2 George Wolff $168,936 500
3 Johannes Becker $116,236 400
4 Mark Gregorich $81,635 300
5 Yueqi Zhu $58,547 250
6 Calvin Anderson $42,898 200

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.