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Daniel Strelitz Wins Second Bracelet In 2022 World Series of Poker $1,500 Razz Event

The World Poker Tour Champion Defeated A Field of 383 Entries and A Stacked Final Table To Earn $115,723

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Daniel Strelitz has won the 2022 World Series of Poker $1,500 razz event, earning his second gold bracelet and $115,723 for the win.

The 32-year-old poker pro from Torrance, California now has more than $5.2 million in career earnings to his name, with multiple bracelets and a World Poker Tour title to his credit. Strelitz earned his first win at the series in 2019, taking down the $5,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em event for $442,385.

Most of Strelitz’s tournament success has come in no-limit hold’em tournaments, but he has been working on mixed games the past few years.

“It’s awesome. I’m especially happy that it’s in a non-no-limit hold’em event since that’s what I’ve been concentrating on recently," said Strelitz after coming out on top. “But yeah, [bracelet] number two is great.”

In addition to the title and the money, Strelitz also earned 600 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win. This was his second final-table finish of the year, having also placed third in the $2,500 mixed triple draw lowball event for $67,820 and 480. He now sits just outside the top 200 in the 2022 POY race, which is sponsored by Global Poker.

Lynda TranThe final day began with nine players remaining and Strelitz in the lead and Lynda Tran on the shortest stack. Tran scored a quick triple-up to get out of the danger zone, while Timothy D’Alessandro (9th – $8,291) and bracelet winner Andres Korn (8th – $10,611) hit the rail early to narrow the field to just seven contenders.

Strelitz had been surpassed by two-time bracelet winner Calvin Anderson early on day 3, but regained the lead thanks in part to his elimination of Mark Gerencher in seventh place ($13,869). Strelitz’s seven low was good enough to drag the pot, putting him back on top of the chip counts and the final table continued.

Six-handed action lasted for more than three hours, but the stalemate was broken when recent $2,500 nine-game mix event winner Kijoon Park ran into the 7-6-3-2-A of Anderson. Park earned $18,506 as the sixth-place finisher.

Not long after that, Sergio Braga got all-in against Anderson, who made another 7-6 low to earn another knockout. The Brazilian earned $25,198 for his fifth-place finish.

Three-time bracelet winner Frank Kassela got the last of his stack in on third street with an ace showing, facing both Anderson and Phuong Tran. Tran made the best hand when all was said and done, showing down an 8-6-4-3-2 to win both the side and the main pot. Kassela was awarded $34,996 for his fourth-place showing in this event.

Anderson’s run in this event came to an end in third place. He ran into a 6-5 low for Tran, and was only able to produce a 9-8. He earned $49,557 for his latest final-table finish at the series.

With that, Tran took the lead going into heads-up play with Strelitz. The tables turned when Strelitz took down a big pot with 6-5-3-2-A. He then extended his advantage further by winning a sizable hand with 9-8-4-3-2. In the final hand, tran got the last of her stack in on fifth street. she had four cards to a 7-5-4-3, but ended up with just a queen low. Strelitz showed down an 8-7-4-3-2 to secure the pot and the title. Tran earned $71,527 as the runner-up finisher.

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

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Daniel Strelitz $115,723 600
2 Lynda Tran $71,527 500
3 Calvin Anderson $49,557 400
4 Frank Kassela $34,996 300
5 Sergio Braga $25,198 250
6 Kijoon Park $18,506 200
7 Mark Gerencher $13,869 150
8 Andres Korn $10,611 100

Winner photo credit: WSOP / Seth Haussler.

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