Luke Schwartz Wins First Bracelet And $273,336

Londons Luke Schwartz finally bagged a WSOP gold bracelet last night, the 35-year old HighStakes ambassador taking down the $10k Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship and $273,336...

By: Andrew Burnett

With exactly 100 entries, the prizepool stood at $940,000, although Schwartz said afterwards that the money wasn’t the goal.

“I don't think I looked at the payouts at all, I just wanted the bracelet. I just wanted to win it", said Schwarz, one of the most talented of modern players but who has struggled to prove it over the years.

The six-man final table was soon whittled down to just three, Schwartz facing George Wolff and long-time regular online opponent Johannes Becker.

"He's, like, the best”, said Luke, adding: “Everyone thinks he's the best 2-7 player in the world".

In an incredibly arduous three-handed, five-hour battle, Becker couldn’t prove that last night though - finally falling in 3rd and leaving the way open for Schwarz to ‘ground and pound’ Wolff into submission.

"It feels pretty good, pretty relieving. It's a nice thing to have as a poker player," Schwartz told WSOP reporters afterwards.

Final results:

1 Luke Schwartz $273,336
2 George Wolff $167,936
3 Johannes Becker $116,236
4 Mark Gregorich $81,635
5 Yueqi Zhu $58,547
6 Calvin Anderson $42,898

 

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