Event #7 of the 2010 World Series of Poker was a $2,500 2-7 triple draw lowball event and 291 players registered to compete in the event. The tournament created a prize pool of $727,500 and in the end the top thirty players earned a prize and first place would go to Peter Gelencser who earned just over $180,000.
Peter is a regular online player and he does quite well in online play. This win was his best in live tournament play and he did very well. He earned the chip lead and outlasted the other players to earn his first WSOP bracelet.
When final table play began six players were left to play for the top prize. The final table took place in the Amazon Room and Peter would enter the day second in chips. He would gradually gain ground until he gained the lead and earned the first place win.
The first player to be eliminated from final table play was Leonard Martin. Martin went all in and was called by Peter who would take the hand and send Martin home in sixth place. Next to go would be Jameson Painter. Painter would be all in after the first draw against Raphael Zimmerman. Painter would take two cards while Zimmerman would take only one on the second draw. Then Painter would take one more card and Zimmerman would stand.
Painter’s A-7-4-3-2 had no chance against Zimmerman’s 10-7-6-4-3 and Painter was out in fifth place. Fourth place would go to David Chiu after he took his last 20,000 chips and went all in. Chiu would be up against Don McNamara and Chiu would draw two cards on the first draw and one on the second and then stand on the final draw. McNamara would stand the whole way and would show an 8-6 low. Chiu would hold an 8-7 low and he was out in fourth place.
McNamara would then call all in with his last 30,000 soon after that and would be called by Peter. McNamara would hold a jack low while Peter held 9-low. Peter would knock McNamara out in third then face Zimmerman for the win.
Zimmerman had held the chip lead for most of final table play and when heads up play began he would have about a two to one chip lead. However Peter would grind Zimmerman until he became the chip leader. On the final hand Zimmerman was all in and showed an 8-6 low but Peter held 9-7 low and after Zimmerman paired his hand he was eliminated. Peter Gelencser now has his very first World Series of Poker bracelet and a nice cash prize as well.
1. Peter Gelencser – $180,730
2. Raphael Zimmerman – $111,686
3. Don Mcnamara – $73,803
4. David Chiu – $50,157
5. Jameson Painter – $34,843
6. Leonard Martin – $24,723