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Ben Yu won the $10,000 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship after triumphing over a field of 80 players and a star-studded final table.
Coming into the day third in chips, Yu soon chipped up and battled with eventual runner-up Shaun Deeb for the chip lead before overcoming the two-time bracelet winner heads-up to join him in the two-time winners club.
Deeb led the way at the start of the final day, with just six players left vying for the gold bracelet.
Yesterday, Mike Matusow was saying that he was looking to “bring the pain” on the final table day, but unfortunately, a couple of mistimed bluffs meant that he was first to leave in sixth place ($35,532) after he was eliminated by Yu.
Next to go was Shawn Buchanan (fifth - $48,854), whose nine-low fell to Deeb’s eight-perfect. His fellow Canadian, Mike Watson, was next to go when his pat ten wasn’t good enough against Deeb, who made a seven. Watson exited in fourth place for $68,601.
Three-handed was an enthralling affair, with short stack Nick Schulman doubling up multiple times to stay alive. Eventually, he fell to Yu, who made an eight-perfect to eliminate the two-time 2-7 Lowball bracelet winner in third ($98,337).
It was perhaps fitting that the players who had done the most damage in eliminating players and the pair who had tussled for the chip lead the most over the course of the final day ended it heads-up.
In one corner was Yu, looking for his second bracelet after his $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship bracelet in 2015. In the other corner was two-time bracelet winner Deeb, looking for his third bracelet in three years.
Eventually, it was Yu who triumphed in a thoroughly one-sided heads-up affair. He celebrated loudly with his rail, which had been cheering every single pot. He took home $232,738 for his efforts and his second WSOP gold bracelet.
|1||Ben Yu||United States||$232,738|
|2||Shaun Deeb||United States||$143,842|
|3||Nick Schulman||United States||$98,337|
|6||Mike Matusow||United States||$35,532|
Reflecting on his victory, Yu admitted that the final table was indeed a tough one with the quality of players seated around it.
"It was very tough. The media often overblows and says that every final table is hard. But this table and this field was actually really tough.
"You have Shaun Deeb, who is one of the few players who can get away with playing so loose because he's so good post-flop.
"You've got Nick Schulman, one of the Bobby's Room end-bosses, winning in everything he plays.
"I don't have people in poker that I look up to, but Mike Watson is definitely one of them."
Yu was three-handed against Shaun Deeb and Nick Schulman, both of whom had two bracelets. He said that he wasn't phased by this.
"I knew that I was up against tough competition because of who they were and watching them play the last two days. Against these two, I was either break-even or slightly losing.
"It wasn't the bracelets that intimidated me, it was knowing how they play and knowing how great they are at poker!"
Ben Yu dispatched Shaun Deeb in a matter of three hands. On the first, Deeb raised the button, and Yu called. Both players drew three, then Yu bet. Deeb showed three face cards, then folded.
"I didn't start with those," Deeb said.
On the second hand, Yu raised from the button, and Deeb folded.
On the last hand, Deeb raised the button, and Yu called. Yu drew two while Deeb took three. Yu checked, then called a bet from Deeb.
On the second draw, Yu took two while Deeb took one. Yu checked, then Deeb bet. Yu raised, and that put Deeb all in. Both players stood pat on the last draw.
Deeb showed , but it was no good. Yu showed , and that was good enough to seal the victory.
"You run the best," Deeb said, shaking Yu's hand. For his second-place finish, Deeb collected $143,842.
In the meantime, Yu jumped up on the rail and celebrated with his fans, giving hugs, cheers, and cries of "Awooga!" alike.
After folding three hands in a row, Shaun Deeb raised, and Ben Yu called.
Yu drew three and Deeb two. Yu bet, and Deeb called.
Both players drew one. Yu bet, and Deeb folded.
Shaun Deeb raised, and Ben Yu three-bet. Deeb called.
Yu drew one and Deeb two. Yu bet, and Deeb called.
Yu drew one and Deeb two. Yu bet, and Deeb folded.
Ben Yu raised on the button before getting three-bet by Deeb. Yu called.
Deeb took one, and Yu took two. Deeb then bet, and Yu called.
On the second draw, both players took one. Deeb bet again, but this time, Yu raised.
"Get em!" the rail shouted, seeing Yu's raise. "Yum yum!"
Both players stood pat on the last draw. Deeb checked over to Yu. Yu bet, and Deeb thought about it for a while before folding his hand.
"Good bluff!" the rail cheered at Yu. "Or not, who cares?"
Ben Yu raised, and Shaun Deeb three-bet. Yu four-bet, and Deeb called.
Both players drew one and then checked.
Both players drew one again, and Deeb check-called a bet from Yu.
On the third draw, Deeb drew one, and Yu stood pat. Deeb checked and folded when Yu bet.
Ben Yu raised, and Shaun Deeb called.
Deeb drew two, and Yu drew three. Both players checked.
Deeb drew one, Yu drew two. Deeb check-called a bet from Yu.
Deeb drew one, and Yu stood pat. Deeb check-called a bet from Yu.
Yu showed and took down the pot.
Ben Yu raised on the button, and Shaun Deeb called. Deeb took two while Yu three on the first draw. Deeb then bet, and Yu called.
Deeb only took one on the second draw, while Yu took two. Deeb bet again, and Yu called.
On the last draw, Deeb stood pat, and Yu drew one. Deeb then checked, and Yu followed suit.
Deeb showed , and that was good enough to earn him the first pot of heads-up play.