Day 3 completed
|Blinds||100,000 / 150,000|
Players Info - Day 3
Day 3 completed
Maxx Coleman, a poker pro from Wichita, Kansas, is now a World Series of Poker bracelet winner after prevailing in Event #29: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw.
The win was a long time coming for Coleman. He came into the event with 44 career WSOP cashes and three final table appearances dating back to 2013, but no bracelet to show for it. Over the years, the bracelet was always something that was on his mind.
“It feels great. It’s something I’ve wanted to win. I’ve had some deep runs and good scores, but no bracelet,” he said following his win.
Coleman beat Thomas Newton heads-up to earn the $127,809 first prize, bringing to an end a marathon final day that took more than 11 hours. Coleman and Newton traded small pots back and forth throughout heads-up play before Coleman re-raised all in and Newton called for his last 2,500,000.
Coleman showed and Newton, with a jack-nine showing, was already drawing dead heading to the draw. Throughout the long day, Coleman tried to keep his patience and his focus on his main goal.
“The bracelet. Just really wanted to win it. Try to play my best. He took the lead there—I had the lead going in—but made some hands to come back,” he said.
Event #29: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Final Table Results
|1||Maxx Coleman||United States||$127,809|
|2||Thomas Newton||United States||$78,997|
|3||Roland Israelashvili||United States||$53,828|
|5||Kenneth Po||United States||$26,464|
Day 3 Action
The final day began with 19 players returning from a record-smashing field of 437, blowing past the previous tournament best of 296 in 2019. Coleman had the chip lead at the start of the eight-handed unofficial table as Jonathan McGowan (eighth) and German soccer pro Max Kruse (seventh) fell early on.
Coleman eliminated Tomas Szwarcberg in sixth place, but it was a hand against Brazilian online legend Yuri Dzivielevski that propelled him toward the victory. Dzivielevski had showing and stood pat. His exuberant rail burst into celebration when Coleman showed a jack-10, not realizing that Coleman was discarding the jack. He caught a deuce on the draw to bust Dzivielevski in fourth place.
“I got lucky. I won a flip-ish against him. He played good all day,” Coleman said about his battle with Dzivielevski.
WSOP cashes king Roland Israelashvili would make his exit in third place, denying him his first bracelet in his 172nd cash, the most of any player without a win. That set up the heads-up battle against Newton, with Coleman holding the chip lead at the start before battling back when Newton had pulled ahead.
Coleman was railed at the end of the final table by Ben Diebold, who won the $10,000 Dealers Choice event last week for his first bracelet. “I can’t let just Ben be the only winner,” Coleman said, taking motivation from watching his friends’ success.
He has the bracelet that has eluded him for so long, but Coleman isn’t stopping there. He plans on keeping a full schedule going forward, with Player of the Year potentially in his sights.
“I’m going to play a full schedule, whatever happens,” he said.
That concludes PokerNews’ coverage of Event #29. Stay tuned throughout the rest of the 2022 WSOP as more bracelet winners are crowned.
After doubling up the hand earlier, Thomas Newton raised to 300,000 and Maxx Coleman put him all in for his last 2,500,000. Newton paused for a moment before flicking in a call.
"I might be drawing dead," Newton said as he took one and Coleman stood pat.
Coleman showed and Newton was already getting up from his seat to shake his hand as he had . He ended up with a pair of nines as he finished as the runner-up.
Maxx Coleman raised to 300,000 and Thomas Newton called.
Newton took two and led out for 200,000. Coleman drew two, then raised to 1,200,000. Newton called but mucked when Coleman showed a ten-nine-eight.
A few hands later, both players drew one and Coleman checked. Newton bet 400,000 before Coleman announced he was all in.
Newton, with around 1,500,000, remaining, went into the tank for about a minute before folding to give Coleman a big chip lead.
Thomas Newton raised to 300,000 and Maxx Coleman three-bet to 1,100,000. Newton called and both players stood pat.
Coleman jammed after the draw for around 4,000,000. After a few moments of agony, Newton got away from it and gave the pot to Coleman.
Thomas Newton raised to 300,000 and Maxx Coleman called. Both players took one.
After the draw, Coleman led out for 500,000. Newton considered the decision for a moment but decided to muck.
There have been very few showdowns so far in heads-up play, with most pots going uncontested with a bet. The players are virtually even in chips.
The final two players have been proceeding cautiously in heads-up play, with Thomas Newton closing a small amount of ground so far.
Newton raised to 300,000 from the button and Maxx Coleman called. Coleman took two and Newton drew one.
Coleman checked the draw and folded when Newton tossed out a bet of 300,000.
Thomas Newton raised to 250,000, then called when Maxx Coleman re-raised to 1,000,000.
Coleman stood pat while Newton took one. Both players checked.
Coleman turned over a nine-eight-seven and Newton shook his head while sending his cards into the muck.
Roland Israelashvili shoved for just over 1,000,000 from the button and Thomas Newton shoved with around 3,500,000 from the big blind. The big blind got out of the way and action was heads up with Israelashvili at risk.
Both players took one card.
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Newton peeled a and Israelashvili was drawing dead to the eight-six. Israelashvili's drawn card was left face down as he shook the hands of his opponents before he made his way to the payout desk to collect his third place prize of $53,828.