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Maxx Coleman Wins First World Series of Poker Bracelet In $1,500 No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven Lowball

The Kansas Native Overcame A Field of 437 Entries To Win $127,809


Maxx Coleman overcame a field of 437 entries and a tough final table to secure his first World Series of Poker bracelet in the 2022 $1,500 no-limit deuce-to-seven lowball event. He earned $127,809 for the win.

“It feels great. It’s something I’ve wanted to win. I’ve had some deep runs and good scores, but no bracelet,” he told WSOP reporters after coming out on top.

Coleman had made three prior final tables at the series, including a fourth-place showing in last year’s $25,000 pot-limit Omaha high roller for $381,394. He now has more than $2.7 million in career earnings, with more than $1.1 million of that being earned at the series.

In addition to the money and the hardware, Coleman also secured 720 Card Player Player of the Year points as the champion of this event. This was his second POY-qualified score of the year.

Max KruseColeman came into the third and final day of this event in fourth chip position, with 19 players remaining and two-time bracelet winner Yuri Dzivielevski in the lead. A couple of big names fell during the march to the final table, including Kane Kalas (18th – $5,114) and bracelet winner Shawn Buchanan (12th – $6,377). When the last eight players combined onto one table Coleman was tied with Thomas Newton for the chip lead.

Newton jumped out in front thanks to eliminating Max Kruse in seventh place ($14,078). The former professional soccer player from Germany saw his pat 10-9 outrun by the one-card draw of Newton, who made a 9-8 low for the win.

Tomas Szwarcberg three-bet all-in over the top of a Coleman open and then drew one. He was up against a 10-7-5-3-2 low for Coleman. Szwarcberg drew one with 10-5-4-3, but ended up making a worse ten low to finish sixth ($19,108).

Kenneth Po’s run in this event came to an end when an all-in bluff attempt was picked off by the J-7 low of Newton. He earned $26,464 as the fifth-place finisher, while Newton took a strong lead into four-handed play.

Yuri DzivielevskiColeman began to move up the leaderboard as the night continued, though. He soon surged well ahead of the field thanks to eliminating Dzivielevski in fourth place ($37,379). The Brazilian raised and then called all-in when Coleman shoved. He stood pat with J-8-7-4-2 and Coleman took one holding 10-7-4-3. Coleman drew up a deuce to make a winning ten low to narrow the field to three.

Newton closed the gap somewhat by taking out Roland Israelashvili in third place ($53,828). The chips went in before the draw and each player decided to draw one. Israelashvili held a J-8-5-4 draw. Newton made an 8-6 low to leave Israelashvili drawing dead. His final card was never revealed. This was his 175th cash in a WSOP bracelet event, the third-most of any player in poker history.

Coleman began with the lead, and then proceeded to pull away as heads-up play continued. In the final had Newton raised from the button and Coleman three-bet all-in. Newton called and drew one. Coleman stood pat and showed the 9-7-6-5-3. Newton revealed that he was drawing dead with J-9-3-2. He stood up to shake Colemans’ hand and headed home with $78,997 for his runner-up showing.

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

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Maxx Coleman $127,809 720
2 Thomas Newton $78,997 600
3 Roland Israelashvili $53,828 480
4 Yuri Dzivielevski $37,379 360
5 Kenneth Po $26,464 300
6 Tomas Szwarcberg $19,108 240
7 Max Kruse $14,078 180

Winner photo credit: WSOP / Seth Haussler.

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