Events 5 and 6 conclude with victory for Le and Bolotin
The action continued at full blast in Las Vegas over the weekend as more World Series of Poker events concluded, handing out millions of dollars in prizes to players.
In the $10,000 buy-in Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball competition 120 entrants, including noteworthy names like David Benyamine, Jon Turner, Jason Mercier and Alexandre Luneau, battled it out to deliver a stellar final table that comprised Tuan Le, Justin Bonomo, Eli Elezra, Nick Schulman, George Danzer and Phil Galfond (chip leader as final table action began.)
In the heads up Tuan Le held a slight advantage in chips over his last opponent, Justin Bonomo but it turned out to be a hard-fought game that lasted for several hours before Le managed to gain the upper hand and dismiss Bonomo.
Le picked up his first WSOP bracelet and the main prize of $355,324, whilst Bonomo cashed for $219,565 as runner up.
Event 6 was a $1,500 buy-in NLHE Shootout that pulled in 948 entries, generating a prize pool of $1,279,800.
The final table saw Dimitar Dancher, Alex Bolotin, Josh Arieh, Maxx Coleman, David Trager, Shawn Busse, Doug Foster, Stephen Loube and Jon Lane clash, with Lane, Bolotin and Dancher surviving into the three-handed stage and the start of a 2 hour fight for supremacy.
Lane was eventually eliminated, setting up a heads up between Bolotin, who hails from Belrus, and Dancher, a hard-as-nails player from Bulgaria.
The two fought for the first prize all the way down to the wire over 87 hands of intense action which Bolotin dominated, although at times his lead was in danger. In the end it was Dancher who departed with the runner up prize of $160,410, giving Bolotin his first bracelet and the main prize of $259,211.
When InfoPowa went to press Event 7, the $1,500 7 Card Razz competition was the centre of attention as Phil Hellmuth aggressively drove forward for another epic record – his fourteenth World Series of Poker winner's bracelet.
The event recorded an entry field of 352, creating a prize pool of $475,200 and when InfoPowa last monitored the event it was down to a long-running and very tough heads up between Hellmuth and formidable veteran US pro and five WSOP bracelet holder Ted Forrest, with the chip counts at 745,000 and 840,000 respectively.
Update: Just after 1 am Las Vegas time Forrest managed to eliminate Hellmuth, denying the high profile pro a record breaking fourteenth WSOP bracelet and claiming the main prize of $121,196.
Forrester now has six WSOP bracelets in his awards cabinet.
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