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World Series Of Poker -- David Warga Wins Event No. 27

Wins Event No. 27 And Takes Home $208,682


David WargaDavid Warga (pictured left) navigated through a tough final table featuring notables David Levi, Karina Jett and Allen Bari to win event no. 27 ($1,500 Seven-Card Stud 8-or-better). It was Warga’s second career WSOP bracelet, his first coming in 2002 when he won the casino employees limit hold’em event.

The three-day event saw 644 players register, accumulating a prize pool of $869,400. There were 64 places paid and notables who managed to cash included John D’Agostino (62nd), Phil Ivey (52nd) and Scott Clements (41st).

Warga entered the final day of the event sixth in chips with 23 players remaining. He stuck around the pack and saw notables Blair Rodman (14th) and Brandon Cantu (17th) hit the rail shy of the final table.

It took five hours to play down to the final table and Warga was the second shortest stack when they began play. He stuck around and even knocked out David Levi to get down to heads-up play against Maxwell Troy. Warga had a 5-1 chip lead and disposed of Troy rather quickly, the final hand seeing Warga’s two pair best Troy’s pair of tens.

Here are the official final table results:

1. David Warga — $208,682
2. Maxwell Troy — $129,253
3. David Levi — $87,400
4. Karina Jett — $60,588
5. Christopher George — $42,913
6. Jonathan Bascom — $31,046
7. Chris Tryba — $22,926
8. Allen Bari — $17,274

Here are the elimination hands as reported on’s live updates:

Allen BariAllen Bari Eliminated In Eighth Place ($17,274)

Allen Bari completed to 20,000 and Karina Jett raised to 40,000. Bari called and did the same on fourth street when Jett bet 20,000.

Bari then led on fifth street and was called. Jett did the betting on sixth and seventh and Bari called each time, the last time for his final 15,000 in chips.

When the hands were revealed, neither player had much of anything but Jett scooped the pot with just ace-high and an 8-6 low to beat Bari’s 8-7 low and Bari was sent to the rail.

Chris Tryba Eliminated In Seventh Place ($22,926)

Chris Tryba found himself all in after fifth street against Christopher George. Here is how their boards ran out:

Tryba: (8Club Suit3Spade SuitQHeart Suit)6Spade Suit3Club Suit10Spade Suit10Diamond Suit
George: (9Club Suit9Diamond Suit9Heart Suit)4Spade Suit8Heart Suit7Spade SuitAHeart Suit

Tryba made two pair on sixth street only to have George catch a third nine on seventh street and Tryba made his way to the rail.

Jonathan BascomJonathan Bascom Eliminated In Sixth Place ($31,046)

Jonathan Bascom was all in on third street against Maxwell Troy and David Warga. Troy eventually bet Warga out and isolated the all-in Bascom. Here were their boards:

Bascom: (AHeart SuitQSpade Suit10Diamond Suit)3Diamond Suit8Diamond Suit5Heart Suit10Club Suit
Troy: (KClub SuitKHeart Suit6Spade Suit)3Spade Suit6Heart Suit6Diamond SuitAClub Suit

Troy started with kings in the hole and improved to a full house, easily defeating Bascom’s pair of tens. There was no low hand and Bascom was eliminated.

Christopher George Eliminated In Fifth Place ($42,913)

Christopher George was all in by fifth street and was up against David Levi and Karina Jett. Here were their boards:

Levi: (2Diamond Suit2Heart SuitKSpade Suit)4Heart Suit8Spade Suit8Club SuitADiamond Suit
George: (2Club Suit5Spade Suit8Diamond Suit)AHeart Suit2Spade SuitJSpade Suit10Spade Suit
Jett: 3Heart Suit6Diamond Suit4Diamond SuitJHeart Suit(muck)

Levi and Jett continued betting on the side, but Jett could not defeat Levi’s two pair and mucked. George could not get his fifth spade and was sent to the rail.

Karina JettKarina Jett Eliminated In Fourth Place ($60,588)

Once a 2-1 chip leader at the final table, Karina Jett found herself with a severe short stack. She managed to hang on, doubling up a few times but she finally ran into Maxwell Troy. Here were their boards:

Jett: 9Spade Suit8Spade Suit8Diamond SuitADiamond SuitJClub Suit7Club Suit7Diamond Suit
Troy: QDiamond SuitQClub Suit3Diamond Suit7Spade SuitKSpade Suit5Heart SuitKClub Suit

Jett made two pair but Troy’s kings and queens were better and Jett made her way to the exit.

David Levi Eliminated In Third Place ($87,400)

David Levi was all in for his last 100,000 on third street against chip-leader David Warga.

Levi started with a pair of tens and hit two pair on fifth street when he paired threes. But Warga hit two pair of his own, KClub SuitKDiamond Suit5Spade Suit5Diamond Suit.

Levi could not squeeze out his miracle on seventh street and he was eliminated.

Maxwell TroyDavid Warga Wins Event No. 27 ($208,682), Maxwell Troy Eliminated In Second Place ($129,253)

Maxwell Troy started heads-up play at a 5-1 chip disadvantage and it proved too much too overcome. He was all in on third street against David Warga and here were there boards:

Warga: (6Spade Suit5Spade SuitJDiamond Suit)3Diamond Suit6Diamond Suit7Spade Suit7Club Suit
Troy: (JHeart Suit7Diamond Suit10Heart Suit9Heart Suit10Club Suit3Heart SuitKClub Suit

Troy could only find a pair of tens on the last hand and they were beaten by Warga’s two pair, sevens and sixes, and Warga secured his second career WSOP bracelet.