WSOP 2011 – Leonard Martin wins $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw title

WSOP 2011 – Leonard Martin wins $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw title

Friday, 1 July 2011

Appropriately, the oldest player at the final table of the $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw event showed the young’uns what for in the game considered to be the most “old school”. Leonard Martin beat Justin Bonomo heads-up to secure his first bracelet and a tasty $190,000.

The stacked six-handed final table included not only Bonomo but bracelet-winning machine Jason Mercier, Eli Elezra and 2009 $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. Champion David Bach. Mercier unfortunately went out in sixth place followed quickly by Elezra and Masa Tanaka. This left Bach, Bonomo and Martin to battle for the bracelet.

In the final hand a short-stacked Bonomo drew two and check-called before drawing another and check-raising all-in. On the final draw he turned over a 7-4-3-2 against the pat 8-7-6-4-3 of Martin, needing an 8, 6 or 5 but catching paint and falling short of the bracelet.

The full final table payouts were as follows:

1.Leonard Martin - $189,919
2.Justin Bonomo - $117,305
3.David Bach - $77,517
4.Masa Tanaka - $52,680
5.Eli Elezra - $36,596
6.Jason Mercier - $25,697

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Tags: WSOP 2011, Leonard Martin, Justin Bonomo, David Bach, Masa Tanaka, Eli Elezra, Jason Mercier