Another Tuesday at the Rio, and another bracelet at stake. John Monnette locked up his third-career bracelet when he took down the 10K Lowball Championship. Stacked field and Monnette outlasted a bunch of big dogs and sharks.
Meanwhile, the Milly Maker is down to 14 players. First place payout is $1.2M. Who is going to take it down? Ralph Perry is the leader. Elky busted in 100th place.
Event #22 $10,000 NL 2-7 Lowball Draw
A cash prize worth $256K went to first place. But you had a feeling this event was all about the bling. John Monnette previously won two bracelets (Mixed and Stud) and was seeking #3. He began Day 3 of Event #22 2-7 Lowball with the lead and the only stack above 1M with 7 other players standing in his way of triple glory.
Paul Volpe busted first at the final table and went out in eight place. Mike Leah, eh, busted next in seventh place. Mike Gorodinsky was dunzo in sixth place. James Chen bowed out in fifth, followed by Xavier Kyablue. With three to go, Monette had more than 50% of the chips in play. Darren Elias eventually bowed out in third place.
Monette defeated Sweden's Per Hildebrand heads-up for the bracelet. Hildebrand took home $158K for second place.
Notables who cashed included... Robert Mizrachi, Shaun Deeb, Mike Watson, Jon Turner, and Dario Sammartino.
2017 WSOP - Event #22 $10,000 NL 2-7 Lowball Draw
Prize Pool: $864,800
Final Table Results:
1. John Monnette (USA) $256,610
2. Per Hildebrand (Sweden) $158,596
3. Darren Elias (USA) $110,944
4. Xavier Kyablue (USA) $79,016
5. James Chen (Taiwan) $57,316
6. Mike Gorodinsky (USA) $42,357
7. Mike Leah (Canada) $31,903
8. Paul Volpe (USA) $24,498
Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER - Day 4
Meanwhile in the Milly Maker, only 14 players are remaining. Ralph Perry is one of the big stacks. Perry, the target of Tony G's bullying a deacde ago, had a monster stack at the outset of Day 3 and he managed to hold off the remaining field.
Dan Chan is second in chips not far behind Perry. Also still alive... Day 2 leader Senovio Ramirez III.
Elky busted in 100th place. Other notables who busted on Day 3 included Freddy Bonyadi, Kenny Hallaert, Jessica Dawley, Lisa Hamilton, and Matt Affleck.
First place pays $1.2M and second gets at least $754K.