Jim Bechtel Wins $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Event

Published on June 12th, 2019 2:55 pm EST

Jim Bechtel has won his second World Series of Poker bracelet after 26 years.Poker is said to be a young person's game, as continuing to perform at a high level requires many hours at the table, which can be physically challenging for somebody who is in their 60s. Sitting at a poker table for 12 hours a day is challenging to even the fittest of people, and to somebody who is 67 years old, it can be near impossible.

Earlier this week, Jim Bechtel broke the record for longest span between World Series of Poker bracelet victories after taking down the $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw event for $253,815.

This was the second bracelet of Bechtel's career, with his first coming in the 1993 main event.

This means that a total of 26 years passed between Bechtel's two bracelets, which is a new record for longest period of time between bracelet wins.

Prior to this, the record had been held by Chip Reese, who won bracelets in 1982 and 2006.


Jim Bechtel has remained fairly active over the years, and he had a number of chances to win his second WSOP bracelet in the past.

In 2006, for instance, Bechtel finished in 4th place in the $50,000 HORSE event, while in 2015, he made a deep run in the main event, finishing in 121st place for $46,890.


Bechtel didn't take the easy road to win his second World Series of Poker bracelet, as the $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw event was filled with sharks. In a tournament like this, there are really no weak players.

This is what made Bechtel's performance even more impressive, as he was able to outlast the best players in the game, even at the age of 67.


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