Friday, June 10, 2022 11:35 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 21 hours ago)
Dominick Sarle Wins 2022 WSOP Event #17: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball ($164,243)
The 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #17: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw attracted 309 runners, which created a $687,525 prize pool. On Friday, just 17 players returned to action looking to capture the bracelet and $164,243 first-place prize.
After 10 hours of play, 29-year-old Dominick Sarle of Long Beach, New York defeated poker pro Jerry Wong in heads-up play to win the tournament for $164,243 and his first gold bracelet.
It was a bit of redemption for Sarle, who last summer lost a 6:1 chip lead in the 2021 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Event #26: $500 NLH The Big 500 ENCORE. He ultimately finished runner-up to Eric "8Bracelets" Van Auken in a field of 1,118 entries.
"This one was kind of giving me a little panic," Sarle admitted. "I thought I would have to quit the game forever if I lost a 45:1 chip lead … I'm going to be around for a while. I love poker. I would play every day for free if they let me, so the fact that I get to play for money and win, I'll be here for as long as I'm able to be."
Prior to the victory, Sarle had just $52,328 in live tournament earnings dating back to 2016 according to The Hendon Mob.
"I didn't play many bracelet events or live events during that time," explained Sarle, who was taught poker by his brother, then friends (shout out to Ricky Pine and Aaron Kupin), and eventually learned Mixed Games online. "I started playing a little bit more during the WSOP in 2019, then online, and then last year played a full schedule I didn't play a lot of tournaments over the last six years, mostly online cash games."
It's online that Sarle plays under the moniker "Flow Cold," which he adopted after a high school friend's brother wrote a song with that title. Sarle liked it so much that he made it his online handle across all platforms.
Event #17: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Final Table Results
|3||Daniel Strelitz ||USA||$67,820|
At the start of Day 3, Bariscan Betil sat with the big stack. Unfortunately for him, his luck turned and he exited in 11th place for $9,638. Others to cash but fall short of the final table were Alejandro Torres (8th - $12,584), Andrew Brown (9th - $12,584), Frank Kassela (10th - $9,638), Maury Barrett (12th - $7,565), Yehuda Buchalter (13th - $7,565), bracelet winners Ralph Perry (14th - $7,565) and Galen Hall (15th - $7,565), John Torrez (16th - $7,565), and the "Bald Eagle" himself, Steve Zolotow (17th - $7,565).
Final Table Action
Philip Eisman began the final table as the extreme short stack with just over one big bet, so it was no surprise to see him exit early in a hand of Badugi. The remaining six players had deeper stacks and got to play for a bit before bracelet winners Alex Epstein and Matthew Schreiber followed him out the door in sixth and fifth place, respectively.
Four-handed play proved to be both an extended and back-and-forth affair, but eventually, it was four-time bracelet winner John Monnette growing short and bowing out after a couple of rough hands of 2-7 triple draw.
Not long after, the last bracelet winner in the field, Daniel Strelitz, took his leave in third place after losing his stack in a round of Ace-5 triple draw, which ensured a first-time bracelet winner would be crowned.
Wong began heads-up play with a 2:1 chip lead, but it didn't take Sarle long to battle his way into the chip lead after making a wheel in ace-to-five. Sarle whittled away at Wong, who put up a strong fight doubling numerous times when all in. However, the final hand came in Ace-5 Triple Draw when Wong had a nine-seven and Sarle drew to a seven-six.
"A little bit of relief. I was able to build a pretty big chip lead once I got heads up," Sarle said after the win. "I ran really well to get the chip lead. He was able to fight and claw his way back to a pretty reasonable stack, so it was nice to go on the break, come back, and close it out."
Wong, considered as one of the best players without a bracelet, had to settle for a runner-up finish for the second year in a row after doing so in the 2021 WSOP Event #74: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet. He also has a third, two fourths, a fifth, two sixths, and a pair of eighth-place finishes in WSOP events.
Congratulations to Dominick Sarle on winning the 2022 WSOP Event #17: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw for his first gold bracelet!
Friday, June 10, 2022 11:32 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 21 hours ago)
Jerry Wong Eliminated in 2nd Place ($101,514)
Ace-5 Triple Draw
Jerry Wong raised and Dominick Sarle called as both players drew two.
Sarle led out and Wong called. Both players each took one, Sarle bet, Wong went all in for his last 500,000, and Sarle called.
Sarle took one on the last draw while Wong turned over 9-7-6-5-4. Sarle had 6-5-2-A.
"Let's go," Sarle yelled as he flipped over the to make a seven-low and finally eliminate Wong in second place.
"Honestly, I would've quit poker if I lost that," the new WSOP bracelet winner said to his rail.
|Dominick Sarle||10,815,000||1,600,000 |
|Jerry Wong||0||-1,600,000 |
Friday, June 10, 2022 11:28 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 21 hours ago)
2-7 Triple Draw
After taking another hit to drop below the seven-figure mark, Jerry Wong was looking for a spot. He found a little one when Dominick Sarle limped the button and Wong checked his option.
Wong drew four while Sarle took three.
Wong checked, Sarle bet, and Wong check-raised. The two got it all in with Wong at risk for 775,000.
Wong stood pat on the next two draws while Sarle took two then one.
Wong showed and Sarle was drawing to a . The on the final card was no help to Sarle and Wong shipped another double.
|Dominick Sarle||9,215,000||-825,000 |
|Jerry Wong||1,600,000||825,000 |
Friday, June 10, 2022 11:21 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 21 hours ago)
Sarle Knocks Wong Back Down
Dominick Sarle bet after the first draw before Jerry Wong raised. Sarle then three-bet and Wong came along.
Both players stood pat as Sarle called a bet. Sarle patted again but Wong took one this time, then folded to a bet.
The next hand, Wong bet after both players took two and Sarle called. Sarle led into Wong on the second draw and was called as both players checked the third draw.
Sarle showed a queen Badugi and Wong mucked for the second hand in a row.
|Dominick Sarle||9,015,000||1,700,000 |
|Jerry Wong||1,800,000||-1,700,000 |
Friday, June 10, 2022 11:12 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 21 hours ago)
Level 29 started
Friday, June 10, 2022 11:07 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 21 hours ago)
Wong Makes a Six Before Break
Dominick Sarle three-bet and Jerry Wong called as both players drew one. Wong called a bet on both the first and second draws. After both players took one again, Sarle bet and Wong raised.
Sarle quickly called as Wong turned over for a Badugi.
Sarle and Wong went off on a 15-minute break after the hand.
|Dominick Sarle||7,315,000||-2,400,000 |
|Jerry Wong||3,500,000||2,400,000 |
Friday, June 10, 2022 10:58 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 21 hours ago)
Wong Doubles Again, Then Gives Some Back
A-5 Triple Draw
Dominick Sarle called a three-bet and drew three, while Jerry Wong took one and bet out.
Sarle called and took two on the second draw. Wong took pat and got the rest of his 340,000 in the middle. He patted, while Sarle took one.
Wong had 7-5-4-3-2, while Sarle was showing 7-5-2-A. One card from the bracelet, he instead paired his five and Wong doubled up yet again.
The next hand, Sarle called after the first two draws before both players took one on the third. Sarle led out this time and Wong quickly folded.
|Dominick Sarle||9,715,000||-200,000 |
|Jerry Wong||1,100,000||200,000 |
Friday, June 10, 2022 10:54 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 21 hours ago)
Heads Up Madness
Friday, June 10, 2022 10:53 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 21 hours ago)
Wong Survives Last Draw
2-7 Triple Draw
Dominick Sarle raised the button to 240,000 and Jerry Wong called. The former drew two and the latter three.
Wong checked, Sarle bet, and Wong check-raised all in for 200,000. Sarle called and then drew two after Wong took one.
On the last draw, Wong stood pat and Sarle drew two.
Wong showed for a ten-seven and Sarle was drawing live with . His first card was a which was great for him, and Wong asked to sweat the last card.
Sarle sent it over, Wong squeezed it out and said, "It's paint." Indeed, it was a and Wong survived another all in.
|Dominick Sarle||9,915,000||-300,000 |
|Jerry Wong||900,000||300,000 |
Friday, June 10, 2022 10:42 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 21 hours ago)
Wong Hanging On
A-5 Triple Draw
Dominick Sarle limp-called a raise from Jerry Wong and took three, while Wong took two and bet.
Sarle called and Wong went all in on the second draw after taking one. Sarle called and took one more, while Wong stood pat.
Wong showed 8-7-6-4-A while Sarle was drawing to 6-5-3-2. He paired his five on the last draw and Wong stayed alive.
|Dominick Sarle||10,215,000||0 |
|Jerry Wong||600,000||0 |
Friday, June 10, 2022 10:35 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 22 hours ago)
Wong Stays Alive
A-5 Triple Draw
Jerry Wong raised the button and Dominick Sarle reraised. Wong had just tad bit left and got it in, which Sarle called.
The latter drew three and Wong two. On the next draw, it went three and one, while on the final draw it went one-one.
Sarle showed first and he paired up with another . Wong then showed a safe to ship the double.
|Dominick Sarle||10,215,000||-300,000 |
|Jerry Wong||600,000||300,000 |
Friday, June 10, 2022 10:29 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 22 hours ago)
Wong in the Danger Zone
2-7 Triple Draw
Dominick Sarle and Jerry Wong both drew two on the first draw before Sarle bet. Wong raised and Sarle called, then Sarle called another bet on the second draw.
Sarle stood pat on the third draw and Wong took two, then folded to a bet.
On the next hand, Wong again raised on the first draw and Sarle called. Both players checked after taking one before Sarle bet after taking one on the third draw.
Wong went into the tank for a minute, a puzzled look on his face before he eventually flipped in the chips to call. Sarle showed him 8-6-5-3-2 to take down yet another big pot.
|Dominick Sarle||10,165,000||2,050,000 |
|Jerry Wong||650,000||-2,050,000 |
Friday, June 10, 2022 10:21 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 22 hours ago)
All Sarle Heads-Up
Nearly every big pot since heads-up play began has been going in Dominick Sarle's direction as he has opened a significant chip lead over Jerry Wong.
In the last hand, Sarle raised and called a re-raised from Wong. Both players took one and Sarle raised after Wong bet.
Wong called and took one, while Sarle stood pat and bet. Wong raised and Sarle called. Both players stood pat on the final draw.
Wong bet again, and Sarle raised. Wong made a reluctant call as Sarle showed for a Badugi to take down the massive pot.
|Dominick Sarle||8,115,000||2,300,000 |
|Jerry Wong||2,700,000||-2,300,000 |
Friday, June 10, 2022 10:11 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 22 hours ago)
Sarle Makes a Wheel, Takes the Lead
A-5 Triple Draw
On the second draw, Jerry Wong bet and Dominick Sarle called.
Wong stood pat while Sarle drew one on the last draw. Sarle led into Wong and he called after some deliberation.
"Wheel," Sarle said, turning over 5-4-3-2-A as he has taken the chip lead from Wong.
|Dominick Sarle||5,815,000||1,015,000 |
|Jerry Wong||5,000,000||-1,015,000 |
Friday, June 10, 2022 10:06 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 22 hours ago)
Level 28 started
Friday, June 10, 2022 10:05 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 22 hours ago)
Sarle Picks Off a Bluff
2-7 Triple Draw
Dominick Sarle raised and Jerry Wong called. Wong took two and bet, while Sarle called after taking three.
Wong drew one more and put out another bet. Sarle called to the third draw and took one. Wong stood pat and bet again.
Sarle took a moment before calling. "Pair," Wong announced, and Sarle showed 10-8 to win the first big pot of heads-up play.
|Jerry Wong||6,015,000||-1,200,000 |
|Dominick Sarle||4,800,000||1,200,000 |
Friday, June 10, 2022 9:53 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 22 hours ago)
Heads-Up Chip Counts
|Jerry Wong||7,215,000||915,000 |
|Dominick Sarle||3,600,000||0 |
Friday, June 10, 2022 9:52 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 22 hours ago)
Daniel Strelitz Eliminated in 3rd Place ($67,820)
A-5 Triple Draw
Daniel Strelitz shoved all in for his last 160,000 from the small blind and Dominick Sarle quickly called.
Strelitz took two, then patted on the final two draws. Sarle took three, one, and then patted.
Strelitz finished with an eight-low, but Sarle had made a seven-low to bust the bracelet winner in third place.
Sarle and Jerry Wong are now preparing to begin heads-up play.
|Dominick Sarle||3,600,000||-650,000 |
|Daniel Strelitz||0||-260,000 |
Friday, June 10, 2022 9:48 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 22 hours ago)
Strelitz in Danger Zone After Giving It Up
A-5 Triple Draw
Daniel Strelitz raised the button and Jerry Wong defended the big blind. The latter drew two and the former one.
Wong checked, Strelitz bet, and Wong check-raised to 200,000. Strelitz then made it 300,000 and called when Wong popped it back to 400,000.
Wong stayed pat and Strelitz drew one. It went bet-call before the draw action repeated. Again Wong bet but this time Strelitz folded leaving himself just 260,000 behind.
|Jerry Wong||6,300,000||1,100,000 |
|Daniel Strelitz||260,000||-540,000 |
Friday, June 10, 2022 9:42 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 22 hours ago)
Wong Takes Two From Sarle
2-7 Triple Draw
Dominick Sarle had taken the chip lead from Jerry Wong, but that advantage would be short-lived after dropping two straight pots.
In the first, Wong three-bet in the big blind and Sarle called before both took two. Wong bet and was called, then bet again on the second draw.
"I paired my deuce," Sarle said as he folded after taking two.
The next hand, Wong three-bet again from the small blind and Sarle again called. Wong took one on both the first and second draws, putting out bets as Sarle called.
Sarle led out after taking one on the final draw and Wong called.
"Eight perfect," Sarle said. But Wong turned over a 7-5 to win another pot and put some distance between him and Sarle.
|Jerry Wong||5,200,000||500,000 |
|Dominick Sarle||4,250,000||-50,000 |