The action continues at the 2017 World Series of Poker (WSOP) with some winning bracelets and some others cashing across various events of the series. Meanwhile, there is a one more bracelet winner and it is none other than America’s John Monnette who claimed Event #22: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship. He entered the final day as the chip lead and fortunately maintained his lead for most of the day.
Monnette applied huge pressure on his opponents, made the right decisions, and ran good as well and this helped him to claim his third World Series of Poker bracelet. After Elias went out in 3rd place, he entered the heads-up against Per Hildebrand with a substantial lead. It didn’t take too long for Monnette to finish off Hildebrand. Hildebrand was able to double up, but eventually ran out of chips when Monnette was dealt a pat eighty-six and Hildebrand was only drawing to an eighty-seven.
Monnette earned $256,610 for his grand victory and locked up third bracelet of his career, with his first coming back in 2011 in the $2,500 Eight-Game Mix, and second coming from the $5,000 Seven-Card Stud in 2012. For Monnette, this bracelet was different, as he defeated some toughest players at the felts.
“I just want to say, this has been my first bracelet with my wife,” Monnette said. “She’s been awesome for me. All of them are special, but it was super cool with her being here. She’s always been supportive of me in everything I do. She’s always rooted for me, and there’s been some disappointment. She deals with me being gone thirteen hours a day, and coming home angry, but luckily, I’m not so angry anymore.”
A Look at Final Table Results:
1. John Monnette – $256,610
2. Per Hildebrand – $158,596
3. Darren Elias – $110,944
4. Xavier Kyablue – $79,016
5. James Chen – $57,316
6. Mike Gorodinsky – $42,357
7. Mike Leah – $31,903
8. Paul Volpe – $24,498
3 Indian Players Cash in Event #20: $1,500 NLH Millionaire Maker
A large Indian contingent has already landed to Las Vegas and many more Indians are to join them soon. The good news for India’s poker circuit is that Indian players are making their presence felt in this edition of WSOP. Several big guns of India cashed out in Event #20: $1,500 NLH Millionaire Maker. India’s ace player Sumit Sapra finished at 118th place for $8,054 59.2. Delhi’s Raghav Bansal went out in 377th place for $4,683 49.4 and PokerStars pro Aditya Agarwal finished at 653rd place for $3,105 43.1. The event is now down to 14 players with Raphael Perry leading the remaining players with 7,765,000.