07/01/11 03:17:22 AM PST
Congratulations to Leonard Martin, Event #49: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) Champion ($189,919)!
Congratulations to Leonard Martin, winner of Event #49: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) and $189,919 in prize money. Not only that, Martin is walking away with a brand new World Series of Poker gold bracelet around his wrist.
Martin held four WSOP cashes on his record prior to this one, including a second-place finish in the $1,000 Limit Deuce to Seven Triple Draw event in 2007. He was able to top that performance here and go on to take victory over Justin Bonomo.
When the day began, all eyes were on Jason Mercier as he went for number two of this year's Series. Mercier went on to finish in sixth place as he couldn't get much going at the final table. From there, Martin quietly maneuvered his way to the final three before he began to make some noise.
When play got down to just two, Marin was down two-to-one in chips. He battled back to take the lead, but it took a lot more to win the event. Martin and Bonomo battled back and forth with the lead exchanging hands several times. Finally, Martin put a hurting on Bonomo and left him short. The match was over shortly after that.
Final Table Payouts
Congratulations to Leonard Martin for his victory in Event #49 and be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews for all of your coverage from the 2011 WSOP.
07/01/11 03:10:23 AM PST
Justin Bonomo Eliminated in 2nd Place ($117,305)
Leonard Martin raised on the button and Justin Bonomo called out of the big blind.
Bonomo drew two, Martin drew one, and Bonomo check-called a bet from Martin. Bonomo then drew one while Martin stood pat. Bonomo check-raised all in for an additional 10,000 after Martin bet, and of course Martin called.
Bonomo drew one and opened , while Martin stood pat and tabled . Bonomo needed to catch an , , or to survive, but it wasn't meant to be as he turned over a to finish in second place.
07/01/11 03:06:48 AM PST
Bonomo Really Short
After the first draw, both players checked to go to the second draw. Leonard Martin drew two and Justin Bonomo took the same. Martin bet and Bonomo raised. Martin called. For the third draw, Martin stood pat and Bonomo took one. Both players checked.
Bonomo couldn't muster anything better than Martin's and he was knocked way back to 235,000 in chips.
|Leonard Martin||2,085,000||465,000 |
|Justin Bonomo||235,000||-465,000 |07/01/11 02:55:39 AM PST
Justin Bonomo raised on the button and Leonard Martin reraised from the big blind. Bonomo called and both players drew two. Martin checked, Bonomo bet and Martin called. On the second draw, Martin took two and Bonomo took one. Martin checked, Bonomo bet and Martin called.
For the third and final draw, each player opted for one new card. They both checked and Bonomo showed the . Martin mentioned that he had a pair and mucked his hand.
|Leonard Martin||1,620,000||-320,000 |
|Justin Bonomo||700,000||320,000 |07/01/11 02:53:13 AM PST
Bonomo Short Now
Leonard Martin raised on the button and Justin Bonomo called from the big blind. Bonomo drew two and Martin drew two. Bonomo checked, Martin bet and Bonomo called.
On the second draw, Bonomo took two and Martin drew one. Bonomo checked, Martin bet and Bonomo called.
On the final draw, both players took one. Bonomo didn't check this time, he led with a bet. Martin called. Bonomo showed a ten-nine, but Martin's was the winner and he scooped the pot.
|Leonard Martin||1,940,000||545,000 |
|Justin Bonomo||380,000||-545,000 |07/01/11 02:39:16 AM PST
Martin Pulls Back
Leonard Martin has just pulled things back a bit and is much closer to even now with Justin Bonomo. First, he made an eighty-seven against Bonomo and then his was a winner. Martin's back to a million in chips now.
|Justin Bonomo||1,220,000||-603,000 |
|Leonard Martin||1,000,000||505,000 |07/01/11 02:34:50 AM PST
Justin Bonomo just extended his lead even further by showing down a smooth eight to beat Leonard Martin in another pot.
|Justin Bonomo||1,823,000||273,000 |
|Leonard Martin||495,000||-273,000 |07/01/11 02:32:56 AM PST
Bonomo Back Out in Front
Leonard Martin raised from the button and Justin Bonomo reraised from the big blind. Martin made the call. Bonomo took two and Martin did the same. Bonomo bet, Martin raised and Bonomo called.
On the second draw, Bonomo drew one and Martin stood bat. Bonomo checked, Martin bet and Bonomo raised. Martin called.
On the final draw, both players stood pat. Bonomo bet and Martin called. Bonomo showed an and Martin mucked. Back to two-to-one for Bonomo.
|Justin Bonomo||1,550,000||650,000 |
|Leonard Martin||768,000||-650,000 |07/01/11 02:31:39 AM PST
Level 28 started
|07/01/11 02:16:32 AM PST
Martin in Front
Leonard Martin raised from the button and Justin Bonomo reraised from the big blind. Martin called and then drew three after Bonomo took one. Bonomo bet and Martin called.
Both players took one on the second draw and Bonomo led with a bet. Martin raised and Bonomo folded.
|Leonard Martin||1,368,000||218,000 |
|Justin Bonomo||950,000||-218,000 |07/01/11 02:14:12 AM PST
Leonard Martin raised from the button and Justin Bonomo reraised from the big blind. Martin called. Bonomo drew one and Martin took three. Both players drew one before Bonomo check-called a bet from Martin.
On the final draw, Bonomo took one and Martin stood pat. Bonomo checked, Martin bet and Bonomo folded.
|Justin Bonomo||1,168,000||378,000 |
|Leonard Martin||1,150,000||-378,000 |07/01/11 01:49:46 AM PST
Martin Takes 2:1 Lead
Leonard Martin raised on the button and Justin Bonomo called from the big blind. Bonomo drew two on the first draw and Martin drew one. Bonomo checked, Martin bet and Bonomo called.
Bonomo took two on the second draw and Martin stood pat. Bonomo then checked, Martin bet and Bonomo raised. Martin reraised and Bonomo called.
For the third and final draw, both players were pat. Bonomo checked, Martin bet and Bonomo called. Martin tabled the for numero uno and Bonomo mucked.
It's now Martin with the two-to-one chip lead in the match.
|Leonard Martin||1,528,000||738,000 |
|Justin Bonomo||790,000||-775,000 |07/01/11 01:35:38 AM PST
Justin Bonomo was able to scoop one of the bery first hands of heads-up play with a to increase his lead.
|Justin Bonomo||1,845,000||240,000 |
|Leonard Martin||510,000||-240,000 |07/01/11 01:30:34 AM PST
Level 27 started
|07/01/11 01:21:20 AM PST
Heads-Up Chip Counts
The players are now on a short break before heads-up play kicks off.
|Justin Bonomo||1,605,000||45,000 |
|Leonard Martin||750,000||-8,000 |07/01/11 01:20:37 AM PST
David Bach Eliminated in 3rd Place ($77,517)
David Bach raised from the small blind and Leonard Martin reraised from the big blind. Bach called and then drew two. Martin also drew two. Bach bet and Martin raised. Bach called and was all in with two draws to go.
On the second draw, both players drew one. They also both drew one on the third and final draw.
Bach showed an and then drew another to pair. Martin held a and won the hand. Martin was able to eliminate Bach in third place and move to heads-up play with Justin Bonomo. For his finish, Bach took hoe over $77,000 in prize money.
|Leonard Martin||758,000||58,000 |
|David Bach||0||-130,000 |07/01/11 01:16:58 AM PST
Bach On the Ropes
David Bach just lost two hands in a row to Justin Bonomo that has left him very short -- with just over two big bets. Bonomo had built back to over 1.5 million.
|Justin Bonomo||1,560,000||360,000 |
|David Bach||130,000||-290,000 |07/01/11 01:01:40 AM PST
Martin Doubles Through Bonomo
Leonard Martin raised from the button, Justin Bonomo reraised from the small blind and Martin called. On the first draw, Bonomo took one and Martin drew two. Bonomo then bet and Martin called.
On the second draw, Bonomo took one and Martin drew two. Bonomo bet and Martin raised all in for 80,000 total. Bonomo called and then both players drew one.
Bonomo held a and drew and . Martin held a and drew a to double.
|Justin Bonomo||1,500,000||-300,000 |
|Leonard Martin||430,000||185,000 |07/01/11 12:56:11 AM PST
Bach and Martin Trading Blows
Play was very close to going to heads up on two recent occasions, but both times the short stack doubled up. Justin Bonomo, the big stack by far, sat on the sidelines while Leonard Martin and David Bach traded blows.
On the first one, Bach was drawing to a against Martin's made . Bach pulled another to pair and that allowed Martin to double.
Following that hand, Bach drew to a and pulled a to beat Martin's queen. This allowed Bach to double up.
07/01/11 12:43:01 AM PST
Justin Bonomo won a small pot after that big one from David Bach a little bit ago to pick up some more chips. From there, he raised once and took it down before getting a walk. He's up to about 1.9 million in chips now.