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2022 53rd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Monday, June 13, 2022 to Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Event #29: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $583,395
  • Entries: 437
  • Remaining: 0


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Thursday, June 16, 2022 1:18 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 19 hours ago)
Maxx Coleman Wins Elusive First Bracelet in Event #29: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw ($127,809)

Maxx Coleman

Maxx Coleman, a poker pro from Wichita, Kansas, is now a World Series of Poker bracelet winner after prevailing in Event #29: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw.

The win was a long time coming for Coleman. He came into the event with 44 career WSOP cashes and three final table appearances dating back to 2013, but no bracelet to show for it. Over the years, the bracelet was always something that was on his mind.

"It feels great. It's something I've wanted to win. I've had some deep runs and good scores, but no bracelet," he said following his win.

Coleman beat Thomas Newton heads-up to earn the $127,809 first prize, bringing to an end a marathon final day that took more than 11 hours. Coleman and Newton traded small pots back and forth throughout heads-up play before Coleman re-raised all in and Newton called for his last 2,500,000.

Coleman showed       and Newton, with a jack-nine showing, was already drawing dead heading to the draw. Throughout the long day, Coleman tried to keep his patience and his focus on his main goal.

"The bracelet. Just really wanted to win it. Try to play my best. He took the lead there—I had the lead going in—but made some hands to come back," he said.

Event #29: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Final Table Results

1Maxx ColemanUnited States$127,809
2Thomas NewtonUnited States$78,997
3Roland IsraelashviliUnited States$53,828
4Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil$37,379
5Kenneth PoUnited States$26,464
6Tomas SzwarcbergMexico$19,108
7Max KruseGermany$14,078

Day 3 Action

The final day began with 19 players returning from a record-smashing field of 437, blowing past the previous tournament best of 296 in 2019. Coleman had the chip lead at the start of the eight-handed unofficial table as Jonathan McGowan (eighth) and German soccer pro Max Kruse (seventh) fell early on.

Coleman eliminated Tomas Szwarcberg in sixth place, but it was a hand against Brazilian online legend Yuri Dzivielevski that propelled him toward the victory. Dzivielevski had       showing and stood pat. His exuberant rail burst into celebration when Coleman showed a jack-10, not realizing that Coleman was discarding the jack. He caught a deuce on the draw to bust Dzivielevski in fourth place.

"I got lucky. I won a flip-ish against him. He played good all day," Coleman said about his battle with Dzivielevski.

WSOP cashes king Roland Israelashvili would make his exit in third place, denying him his first bracelet in his 172nd cash, the most of any player without a win. That set up the heads-up battle against Newton, with Coleman holding the chip lead at the start before battling back when Newton had pulled ahead.

Coleman was railed at the end of the final table by Ben Diebold, who won the $10,000 Dealers Choice event last week for his first bracelet. "I can't let just Ben be the only winner," Coleman said, taking motivation from watching his friends' success.

He has the bracelet that has eluded him for so long, but Coleman isn't stopping there. He plans on keeping a full schedule going forward, with Player of the Year potentially in his sights.

"I'm going to play a full schedule, whatever happens," he said.

That concludes PokerNews' coverage of Event #29. Stay tuned throughout the rest of the 2022 WSOP as more bracelet winners are crowned.

Thursday, June 16, 2022 12:39 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 20 hours ago)
Thomas Newton Eliminated in 2nd Place ($78,997)

Thomas Newton

After doubling up the hand earlier, Thomas Newton raised to 300,000 and Maxx Coleman put him all in for his last 2,500,000. Newton paused for a moment before flicking in a call.

"I might be drawing dead," Newton said as he took one and Coleman stood pat.

Coleman showed       and Newton was already getting up from his seat to shake his hand as he had     . He ended up with a pair of nines as he finished as the runner-up.

Maxx Coleman10,925,0001,500,000
Thomas Newton0-1,500,000
Thursday, June 16, 2022 12:32 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 20 hours ago)
Coleman Opens Big Lead

Maxx Coleman

Maxx Coleman raised to 300,000 and Thomas Newton called.

Newton took two and led out for 200,000. Coleman drew two, then raised to 1,200,000. Newton called but mucked when Coleman showed a ten-nine-eight.

A few hands later, both players drew one and Coleman checked. Newton bet 400,000 before Coleman announced he was all in.

Newton, with around 1,500,000, remaining, went into the tank for about a minute before folding to give Coleman a big chip lead.

Maxx Coleman9,425,0002,600,000
Thomas Newton1,500,000-2,600,000
Thursday, June 16, 2022 12:27 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 20 hours ago)
Coleman Takes With a Shove

Thomas Newton raised to 300,000 and Maxx Coleman three-bet to 1,100,000. Newton called and both players stood pat.

Coleman jammed after the draw for around 4,000,000. After a few moments of agony, Newton got away from it and gave the pot to Coleman.

Maxx Coleman6,825,0001,400,000
Thomas Newton4,100,000-1,400,000
Thursday, June 16, 2022 12:17 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 20 hours ago)
More Small Ball

Thomas Newton raised to 300,000 and Maxx Coleman called. Both players took one.

After the draw, Coleman led out for 500,000. Newton considered the decision for a moment but decided to muck.

There have been very few showdowns so far in heads-up play, with most pots going uncontested with a bet. The players are virtually even in chips.

Thomas Newton5,500,0001,200,000
Maxx Coleman5,425,000-1,200,000
Thursday, June 16, 2022 12:11 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 20 hours ago)
The Battle Continues

The final two players have been proceeding cautiously in heads-up play, with Thomas Newton closing a small amount of ground so far.

Newton raised to 300,000 from the button and Maxx Coleman called. Coleman took two and Newton drew one.

Coleman checked the draw and folded when Newton tossed out a bet of 300,000.

Maxx Coleman6,625,000-1,300,000
Thomas Newton4,300,0001,300,000
Thursday, June 16, 2022 12:01 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 20 hours ago)
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 100,000/150,000
Ante: 250,000
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 11:47 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 21 hours ago)
Coleman Strikes First

Thomas Newton raised to 250,000, then called when Maxx Coleman re-raised to 1,000,000.

Coleman stood pat while Newton took one. Both players checked.

Coleman turned over a nine-eight-seven and Newton shook his head while sending his cards into the muck.

Maxx Coleman7,925,0001,425,000
Thomas Newton3,000,000-1,425,000
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 11:43 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 21 hours ago)
Roland Israelashvili Eliminated in 3rd Place ($53,828)

Roland Israelashvili

Roland Israelashvili shoved for just over 1,000,000 from the button and Thomas Newton shoved with around 3,500,000 from the big blind. The big blind got out of the way and action was heads up with Israelashvili at risk.

Both players took one card.

Roland Israelashvili:       
Thomas Newton:      /  

Newton peeled a   and Israelashvili was drawing dead to the eight-six. Israelashvili's drawn card was left face down as he shook the hands of his opponents before he made his way to the payout desk to collect his third place prize of $53,828.

Maxx Coleman6,500,0001,200,000
Thomas Newton4,425,00025,000
Roland Israelashvili0-1,500,000
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 11:31 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 21 hours ago)
Newton Keeps Climbing

Thomas Newton

Blind versus blind, Roland Israelashvili raised to 285,000 and Thomas Newton called. Israelashvili took one, while Newton drew two.

Israelashvili checked after the draw and Newton put out a bet of 700,000. Israelashvili spent several minutes in the tank, placing two blue 100,000 chips on top of a tower of 25,000 chips.

He eventually slid that stack forward. "Eight-seven," Newton announced, turning over      .

"Nice," Israelashvili said before mucking.

Thomas Newton4,400,0001,250,000
Roland Israelashvili1,500,000-1,025,000
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 11:25 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 21 hours ago)
Newton Finds a Big Double

Thomas Newton shoved for 1,485,000 from the small blind and Maxx Coleman looked him up from the big blind. Action was heads up and Newton was at risk.

Newton took one and Coleman stood pat.

Thomas Newton:      /  
Maxx Coleman:      

Newton peeled a   to secure the double with an eight-seven.

Maxx Coleman5,300,000-1,400,000
Thomas Newton3,150,0001,370,000
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 11:10 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 21 hours ago)
Yuri Dzivielevski Eliminated in 4th Place ($37,379)

Yuri Dzivielevski

Yuri Dzivielevski raised to 250,000 on the button. In the small blind, Maxx Coleman shoved a stack of 100,000 chips in the middle to put Dzivielevski all in, and the Brazilian called for his last 2,000,000.

Dzivielevski stood pat and showed       after Coleman took one. The Brazilian's rail started erupting in celebration when Coleman showed      with a face card before realizing Coleman was discarding the paint card.

Coleman instead turned over a deuce on the draw to knock out Dzivielevski in fourth place.

Maxx Coleman6,700,0002,280,000
Yuri Dzivielevski0-2,205,000
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 11:01 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 21 hours ago)
Level 29 started
Level: 29
Blinds: 60,000/120,000
Ante: 180,000
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 10:47 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 22 hours ago)
Break Time

Level 28 has ended and players are now on another 15-minute break.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 10:46 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 22 hours ago)
Coleman Takes From Dzivielevski With Eight-Six

Maxx Coleman raised to 225,000 from the cutoff and Thomas Newton called from the small blind before Yuri Dzivielevski came along from the big blind.

Newton and Dzivielevski took one while Coleman stood pat.

Newton and Dzivielevski checked before Coleman bet 500,000. Newton folded and Dzivielevski tossed in a single chip to call. Coleman tabled       to take the pot and Dzivielevski tossed the losing hand in the muck.

Maxx Coleman4,420,000920,000
Roland Israelashvili2,525,000-775,000
Yuri Dzivielevski2,205,000-195,000
Thomas Newton1,780,000-720,000
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 10:42 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 22 hours ago)
Newton Drops Two in a Row

Maxx Coleman raised to 225,000 on the button and Thomas Newton called in the big blind. Both players took one.

Newton checked and Coleman checked behind, winning the pot with a jack-ten-nine.

The next hand, Newton raised to 420,000 in the small blind and Yuri Dzivielevski defended. They again took one and checked.

"Pair. Sixes," Newton dejectedly said. Dzivielevski showed an ace to take the pot as Newton has seen his chip stack nearly cut in half during this level.

Maxx Coleman3,500,000925,000
Thomas Newton2,500,000-275,000
Yuri Dzivielevski2,400,000-500,000
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 10:27 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 22 hours ago)
Israelashvili Wins With Jack-Eight

Roland Israelashvili raised to 225,000 from the button and Thomas Newton three-bet to 750,000 from the small blind. Israelashvili called after a few moments in the tank and stood pat. Newton drew one.

Both players checked after the draw.

"Jack-nine," Newton said.

But Roland Israelashvili tabled       to take the pot with a jack-eight.

Roland Israelashvili3,300,0001,200,000
Thomas Newton2,775,000-925,000
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 10:16 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 22 hours ago)
Israelashvili Can Beat Newton's Straight

Roland Israelashvili

First to act, Roland Israelashvili shoved all in for 1,065,000. Thomas Newton on the button asked for a count before flicking in a chip to call.

Israelashvili stood pat and showed      . Newton ended up with a straight after the draw.

"I can beat a straight," Israelashvili said as he doubled up.

Thomas Newton3,700,000-1,145,000
Roland Israelashvili2,100,000880,000
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 10:12 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 22 hours ago)
Kenneth Po Eliminated in 5th Place ($26,464)

Kenneth Po

Thomas Newton raised to 225,000 from the button and Kenneth Po called from the big blind. Both players drew one card.

Po jammed after the draw with his last 585,000 and Newton went into the tank. After a few moments of thought, he tossed in a single chip to call.

"Good game," said Po as he tabled the       for the pair of sevens and a busted draw. Newton turned over       to eliminate Po in fifth place for $26,464.

Thomas Newton4,845,0001,045,000
Kenneth Po0-950,000
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 10:08 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 22 hours ago)
Newton Folds to Another Dzivielevski Shove

Action folded to Thomas Newton in the small blind and he raised to 420,000. Yuri Dzivielevski in the big blind paused for a moment before announcing he was all in for around 2,500,000.

Newton folded, claiming he only raised that much because he didn't see how many blue 100,000 chips Dzivielevski had behind.

Thomas Newton3,800,000-400,000
Yuri Dzivielevski2,900,000300,000