Pedro Bromfman Is Triumphant in Event #38: $10,000 2-7 Single Draw Championship
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After three days of play, Event #38: $10,000 2-7 Single Draw Championship of the 2022 World Series of Poker has crowned its champion. A star-studded field of 111 entrants took to the tables to try and claim gold and win a coveted 2022 World Series of Poker bracelet. With just one entry short of last year, the prize pool created was $1,128,325, and first place paid Pedro Bromfman a well deserved $294,616.
It was a prolific event that saw entries from many notable players, including Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Anthony Zinno, Darren Elias, as well as last years winner Farzad Bonyadi.
Event #38: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Championship Final Table Results
|2||Scott Seiver||United States||$182,086|
|3||Cary Katz||United States||$131,362|
|6||Farzad Bonyadi||United States||$53,687|
Nineteen players made it into the money after three days of poker action. After Negreanu and Bertrand Grospellier finished 22nd and 21st, respectively, it was Jeremy Ausmus that was the unfortunate bubble boy, busting with to Farzad Bonyadi's blind on blind.
Day two saw the fall of many great names in the poker world: Maxx Coleman (19th), Chino Rheem (18th), Thomas Newton (17th), recent bracelet winner Ben Diebold (16th) and Ian O'Hara (15th).
Day two wasn't without some drama, where none other than Phil Hellmuth had his chips mixed in with Bonyadi's during a table break. The full story can be found here: Phil Hellmuth Chip Controversy
Day 3 saw 14 players play down to a winner, with David Lambard busting in 14th, before Mark Johns, the Day 1 chip leader bowed out in 13th. Majid Yahyaei then made a great bluff attempt with into Scott Seiver, who equally made a great call to send Yahyaei to the rail in 12th. Jerry Wong was next to fall in 11th, followed by none other than Dan Shak (10th).
After Yuri Dzivielevski took from Hellmuth in a three bet pot, Hellmuth fell in ninth place, the 16-time bracelet winner just missing out on the final table of seven. Andrew Kelsall was next to go, a great run from the man after a win in a WSOP Online event in 2020, finishing eighth.
Final Table Recap
The final seven players took to the main stage, where Eli Elezra was the first to bust, doing so in seventh-place. Elezra busted at the hands of Seiver after coming to the final table short stacked. The legendary Poker Hall of Fame inductee Elezra was a class act throughout, of course. Elezra took $41,011 for his work.
Bonyadi was the sixth place finisher. The Iran-born Bonyadi was looking to go back-to-back after winning the same event in the 2021 WSOP for $297,051. Bonyadi fell to our eventual winner, Bromfman, having to settle for $53,687.
The well dressed Brazilian, Dzivielevski was next in line to bust. The man known online as ''theNERDguy'' has over $2,500,000 in live cashes, this score of $71,315 only adds to his growing scores. This would have been his third bracelet in four years, but Dzivielevski graceful exited in fifth place. Still, the man is in great form, cashing four events this summer so far, including another final table.
Alex Livingston showed up at another final table, after winning a bracelet a week or so ago, he's added a fourth place here to his summer resume. He ended up joining the list of those busting to Seiver after not improving when he drew versus Seiver's pat . No doubt you'll see a lot more from Livingston during the rest of the series as he may have eyes on the Player of the Year leaderboard. Livingston bags $96,104.
Cary Katz made another remarkable deep run, adding to his incredible and ever-growing poker resume. Unluckily for Katz, he seemed to misread his hand in a pot against Seiver, after standing pat with a pair of fours. He exited shortly after clashing with Livingston to take the tournament into the heads-up stage. Still, Katz wins $131,362 for this third-place finish.
Play didn't take too long as we entered the battle fairly even in chips. After a series of hands went Bromfman's way, he had opened up a more than 2 to 1 chip lead on Seiver. Seiver then moved all in against a three-bet from Bromfman and drew one against Bromfman's pat. Getting shot of a , Seiver needed to improve. The didn't help the man looking for bracelet number five, and he had to settle for a runner-up finish and $182,086. One of the most well-known players today, Seiver will be playing a lot more WSOP than in previous years, no doubt this score will give him a lot of momentum as he also chases his second bracelet of the summer and perhaps the Player of the Year title.
Talking to PokerNews, Bromfman , who was in tears after his victory, said, ''It's unreal to me. I'm not a professional poker player. I guess my best friends are professional poker players. I play a lot of poker. It's almost like a second job for me, but this is my favorite game. I probably played more of this game than most of the people in this field, and it's unbelievable''.
When asked about his goals of winning a bracelet, Bromfman replied, ''Yeah, I final tabled the same of same event two years ago... I mean, it was always a dream, but it's. It's so tough to win one of these. The fields are amazing. The players are so good. It's grueling. A marathon every night. It's like when you play until 2 a.m., then you're back''.
He went on to tell PokerNews he didn't even intend on playing this event. ''I almost didn't play this one. It was on Father's Day. My daughter had a play today. I'm like, I shouldn't play. I should go. But I was feeling horrible about missing it. And I said you know what? I'll play, and maybe I'll lose the first day. I'll just head home. But I didn't''.
That's all from Event #38: $10,000 2-7 Single Draw Championship from Bally's and Paris Casinos. For more of everything World Series of Poker related, PokerNews will provide you with all the up-to-date information and play-by-plays on live events this summer.