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On Wednesday, June 15, Maxx Coleman (cover image) became the newest inductee into the ‘WSOP Bracelet Winners Club’ after emerging triumphant in Event #29: $1,500 No-Limit 2 – 7 Lowball Draw at the 2022 World Series of Poker, winning $127,809 and the prestigious gold bracelet.
The poker pro from Wichita, Kansas, Coleman had 44 WSOP cashes to his name entering the event, and three of them were FT finishes. The victory was a load off his shoulders as Maxx later admitted, “It feels great. It’s something I’ve wanted to win. I’ve had some deep runs and good scores, but no bracelet.”
The three-day event drew 437 entries, and 19 players returned for the final day`s play on Wednesday. Coleman, who started the day with a middling stack, persevered through the twelve-hour marathon to steadily climb to the top and defeated Thomas Newton (2nd for $78,997) heads-up en route to winning the elusive gold bracelet.
The event generated a $583,395 prize pool and paid out 66 places, with a min-cash worth $2,417.
Among the 19 players who returned for the final day but fell short of the final table were Landen Lucas (10th for $8,129), Eric Tipsword (11th for $8,129), Shawn Buchanan (12th for $6,377), Matthew Rosen (13th for $6,377), Michael McKenna (14th for $6,377), Gabe Paul (15th for $5,114), Kyle Montgomery (16th for $5,114),
Yosif Nawabi (17th for $5,114), Kane Kalas (18th for $5,114), and Kyle Miholich (19th for $5,114).
Drew Scott`s elimination (9th for $10,586) got the unofficial eight-handed final table underway.
Unofficial Final Table Chip Counts:
Within 11 minutes, Roland Israelashvili eliminated Jonathan McGowan (8th for $10,586).
Final Table Recap
Max Kruse was the first final table casualty and was eliminated by Thomas Newton.
After more than two hours of grueling play, Tomas Szwarcberg made his way out in sixth place after losing his stack to Maxx Coleman.
The subsequent elimination came one hour after the dinner break. Kenneth Po was busted in fifth place by Newton.
Maxx Coleman knocked Yuri Dzivielevski out in fourth place soon after the previous elimination, and the play moved to its penultimate stage with three players remaining.
Shortly after that, Newton sent Roland Israelashvili packing in third place. The WSOP veteran picked up his 172nd cash, the most of any player without a win.
Entering the heads-up, Maxx Coleman (6,500,000) held a commanding 6:1 chip lead over Thomas Newton (4,425,000).
Newton tried his best to make a comeback, but in the end, he succumbed when he was put all in by Coleman right after he doubled up in the previous hand. Coleman took home the bracelet and the $127,809 cash prize, while Newton had to be content with $78,997 for his runner-up finish.
Final Table Results (USD)
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