Le Navigates Through Incredibly Tough Field To Win Second BraceletPublished on June 3rd, 2015 3:59 am EST
Earlier tonight, Tuan Le accomplished the very rare feat of defending his title in a World Series of Poker event after taking down Event #7: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship for $322,756.
According to the World Series of Poker, Tuan Le is the first player to accomplish this feat since Thang Luu won the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better event in both 2008 and 2009.
The $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship has one of the toughest fields of any event at the World Series of Poker, as practically every one of the entrants is a fantastic player. Recreational players generally stay far, far away from this event.
Here is how the final table ended up finishing out:
1. Tuan Le, $322,756
2. Max Casal, $199,438
3. Ismael Bojang, $130,851
4. Phil Galfond, $89,939
5. James Obst, $63,863
6. Rep Porter, $46,813
A few notes of interest from this event:
-Tuan Le very nearly didn't play in this event and only decided to attempt to defend his title at the last minute
-Tuan Le and Max Casal frequently play in cash games together and were extremely knowledgeable about the other's style of play
-Phil Galfond, who finished fourth, has now made the final table of this event two straight times
Tuan Le first burst onto the scene in 2004 when he won the $10,000 World Poker Finals for $1,574,588. He followed this up was a win at the $25,000 WPT World Championship in 2005 for $2,856,150. After not posting any big results for a number of years, Le has now re-introduced himself to poker fans with two bracelets in two years.
Source: WSOP.com - Deja Vu All Over Again For Tuan Le
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