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

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 to Thursday, June 16, 2022

Event #31: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,100,350
  • Entries: 118
  • Remaining: 0

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Friday, June 17, 2022 2:36 AM Local Time (about 11 days and 18 hours ago)
Brian Hastings Captures Sixth Bracelet in Event #31: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship ($292,146)

Brian Hastings

Event #31: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship at the 2022 WSOP at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas attracted 118 entrants, generating a prize pool of $1,100,350. On Thursday, June 16th, just 10 players returned for Day 3, all of them looking to capture the first place prize of $292,146 and a coveted gold bracelet.

Once the dust settled after 11 hours of play, five-time bracelet winner Brian Hastings was the last player standing, having defeated Eric Wasserson in heads-up play to capture his sixth bracelet.

"It's awesome," said Hastings when asked how the victory felt. "I mean, I really love the World Series every year. It's a lot of fun just trying to compete in all these events against great players; it's an honor to be in that kind of company".

This is Hastings' third cash of the series so far after money finishes in Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em and Event #23: $3,000 Limit Hold'em but do not expect the poker pro to rest on his laurels. "I plan to keep playing a lot. I think I'm going to get right back in it tomorrow with the single draw".

Event #31: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship Final Table Results

PositionNameCountryPrize
1Brian HastingsUnited States$292,146
2Eric WassersonUnited States$180,559
3Daniel ZackUnited States$129,760
4Shaun DeebUnited States$94,606
5Marco JohnsonUnited States$70,139
6Jordan SiegelUnited States$52,854
7Yuval BronshteinIsrael$40,494

Ali Eslami came into Day 3 as the short stack and never managed to get any momentum going, eventually exiting in 10th place for $25,009. The other players who sat down at the start of the day but fell short of the final table were Andrew Kelsall (9th-$31,552) and Phil Hellmuth (8th-$31,552), the latter of whom will have to wait to extend his bracelet record to 17.

Final Table Action

Yuval Bronshtein came into the final table as the second shortest stack and ultimately fell to Hastings' eight seven. Six-handed play continued for quite some time, with the ever shortstacked Jordan Siegel repeatedly finding ways to survive. Eventually, though, his run did come to an end when he could not outdraw Daniel Zack's nine-eight.

With the remaining players both highly skilled and deep stacked, it was not surprising that five-handed play continued for over four hours. The high stakes and long hours did not prevent the players from joking around and having fun, however, something that Hastings sees as an important part of the game. "If we're in the middle of a hand ourselves, then just focus on the hand, and then if we're not doing that, then you know, just have fun and banter with each other."

Someone did have to bust eventually, and that unfortunate individual was Marco Johnson, who was ousted in a three-way pot with Wasserson and Hastings.

The eliminations picked up pace from that point on, with 2018 WSOP Player of the Year Shaun Deeb the next to head for the payout desk courtesy of Hastings. Shortly after that, Zack's nine-eight was pipped to the pot by Wasserson's nine-seven, ending the two-time bracelet winner's run in third place and setting up a heads-up battle between Wasserson and Hastings.

Hastings went into heads-up play with a 5:2 chip advantage and never looked back, gradually wearing away at Wasserson's stack until finally finishing him off after making       on the third draw.

Wasserson, meanwhile, appearing at his first WSOP final table, was forced to settle for a consolation prize of $180,559.

Congratulations to Brian Hastings on winning Event #31: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship at the 2022 WSOP at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas for his sixth gold bracelet! Stay tuned to PokerNews throughout the 2022 WSOP as we bring you all the updates from every bracelet-awarding event.

Friday, June 17, 2022 1:36 AM Local Time (about 11 days and 19 hours ago)
Eric Wasserson Eliminated in 2nd Place ($180,559)

Eric Wasserson

Brian Hastings opened on the button and was called by Eric Wasserson out of the big blind.

On the initial draw, Wasserson took three cards to Hastings' two, after which Wasserson checked to Hastings, who bet and was called.

The second draw saw both players take just one card. This time Wasserson led out and, after asking how much he had behind, Hastings made the call.

Wasserson stood pat during the final draw while Hastings took one more card. Wasserson then moved all in and was snap called. Hastings turned over       and Wasserson mucked, meaning the wait for his first gold bracelet continues. Hastings, meanwhile, extends his tally to six.

Brian Hastings7,080,000735,000
Eric Wasserson0-735,000
Friday, June 17, 2022 1:12 AM Local Time (about 11 days and 20 hours ago)
Hastings Gets Closer

Moments after winning a pot with      , Brian Hastings called a raise from Eric Wasserson on the button. Hastings drew three and Wasserson drew two.

Both players checked the first draw and Hastings drew three again. Wasserson took two and Hastings checked the second draw. Wasserson bet and Hastings called.

Hastings took one on the final draw and Wasserson stood pat. Hastings bet and Wasserson called.

Hastings turned over       to take the pot with an eight-seven while Wasserson threw the losing hand in the muck.

Brian Hastings6,345,0001,565,000
Eric Wasserson735,000-1,565,000
Friday, June 17, 2022 1:03 AM Local Time (about 11 days and 20 hours ago)
Level 24 started
Level: 24
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Friday, June 17, 2022 1:02 AM Local Time (about 11 days and 20 hours ago)
Hastings Draws Four, Makes Eight-Seven

Brian Hastings

Eric Wasserson raised from the button and Brian Hastings called out of the big blind.

Hastings took four cards to Wasserson's two on the initial draw, after which Hastings checked to Wasserson, who led out. Hastings responded with a raise, which Wasserson, with a slightly puzzled look on his face, called.

Hastings stood pat during the second draw and then fired off a bet after Wasserson drew one, which Wasserson flatted.

The final draw saw Hastings once again stand pat and Wasserson take one more card. Action then checked through and Hastings showed down       for the four card drawn eight-seven.

Brian Hastings4,780,000380,000
Eric Wasserson2,300,000-400,000
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Friday, June 17, 2022 12:49 AM Local Time (about 11 days and 20 hours ago)
Pair No Problem for Wasserson

Eric Wasserson

Both Brian Hastings and Eric Wasserson drew one and Hastings check-called a bet.

Hastings drew two and Wasserson drew one. Again Hastings check-called a bet.

Both players drew one and checked on the third draw.

"Pair of threes," said Wasserson with       and Hastings mucked.

Brian Hastings4,400,000-600,000
Eric Wasserson2,700,000600,000
Friday, June 17, 2022 12:48 AM Local Time (about 11 days and 20 hours ago)
Hastings Wins a Tight One

Eric Wasserson drew two and Brian Hastings drew three. Wasserson bet and Hastings called.

Wasserson then drew one and Hastings three again. Wasserson bet and Hastings again called.

On the final draw Wasserson stood pat and Hastings drew one. Wasserson bet and called a raise from Hastings.

Hastings tabled       and Wasserson mucked, saying he had also made an    low.

Brian Hastings5,000,000550,000
Eric Wasserson2,100,000-550,000
Friday, June 17, 2022 12:44 AM Local Time (about 11 days and 20 hours ago)
Wasserson Fights Back

Brian Hastings raised on the button and Eric Wasserson three-bet from the big blind. Hastings responded with a four-bet, which Wasserson called.

Both players drew one card on the initial draw. Action then checked through to the second draw, where again each player took just one card. Wasserson checked for a second time and Hastings led out. Wasserson made the call to send the two players to the final draw.

Wasserson took one more card during the final draw and then checked to Hastings, who had stood pat. Hastings checked behind and announced "Nine-Six". Wasserson, however, held the superior      . "Nice check," he commented, raking in the pot to reduce the chip deficit.

Brian Hastings4,450,000-1,550,000
Eric Wasserson2,650,0001,550,000
Friday, June 17, 2022 12:26 AM Local Time (about 11 days and 20 hours ago)
Hastings Extends Lead

Brian Hastings limped from the button and Eric Wasserson raised. Hastings made the call to send the two players to the initial draw.

Both drew two cards on the first draw, after which Wasserson led out and was called.

The second draw saw each player take just one card. Wasserson slowed down, checking to Hastings who bet. After a brief pause, Wasserson called.

Wasserson again drew one card during the final draw and then checked to Hastings, who had stood pat. Hastings bet out and Wasserson wasted little time calling. He was shown       by Hastings, a hand he could not beat.

A short while later, after the second draw, Wasserson bet and Hastings called. Wasserson stood pat and Hastings drew one. Wasserson bet and Hastings called.

"You got it," said Wasserson and Hastings showed      . Wasserson open-mucked     and Hastings opened up his biggest lead of heads-up so far.

Brian Hastings6,000,000775,000
Eric Wasserson1,100,000-775,000
Friday, June 17, 2022 12:20 AM Local Time (about 11 days and 21 hours ago)
Wasserson Wins It Back

Eric Wasserson raised and Brian Hastings called. Both players drew two.

Hastings bet and Wasserson raised. Hastings called. Both players drew one and checked.

Both players drew one and Hastings check-called a bet. Wasserson tabled       and won the pot.

Brian Hastings5,225,000-375,000
Eric Wasserson1,875,000375,000
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Friday, June 17, 2022 12:19 AM Local Time (about 11 days and 21 hours ago)
Hastings Extends Lead Further

Eric Wasserson raised and Brian Hastings called. Hastings drew three and Wasserson drew one. Hastings check-called a bet.

Hastings then drew two and Wasserson drew one. Hastings again check-called a bet. Hastings then stood pat and Wasserson drew one. Both players checked and Hastings won with      

Brian Hastings5,600,000345,000
Eric Wasserson1,500,000-325,000
Friday, June 17, 2022 12:18 AM Local Time (about 11 days and 21 hours ago)
Hastings Chips Up

On second draw Eric Wasserson drew two and Brian Hastings drew one. Wasserson check-called a bet and drew one while Hastings stood pat. This time Wasserson check-folded.

Brian Hastings5,255,000300,000
Eric Wasserson1,825,000-300,000
Friday, June 17, 2022 12:12 AM Local Time (about 11 days and 21 hours ago)
Wasserson and Hastings Exchange Small Pots

So far the heads-up battle between Eric Wasserson and Brian Hastings has been one of attrition with little movement in the chip counts.

Brian Hastings4,955,000-295,000
Eric Wasserson2,125,000325,000
Thursday, June 16, 2022 11:58 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 21 hours ago)
Wasserson Wins Some Back

Eric Wasserson

Eric Wasserson raised and Brian Hastings called. Both players drew three and Hastings check-called a bet.

Both players drew two and Hastings bet. Wasserson called. Both players drew one and checked.

Wasserson's       was good enough and he took down the pot.

Brian Hastings5,250,000-250,000
Eric Wasserson1,800,000250,000
Thursday, June 16, 2022 11:54 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 21 hours ago)
Hastings Extends Lead With a Wheel

Brian Hastings

Brian Hastings raised and Eric Wasserson called. Wasserson drew two and Hastings drew one. Wasserson check-called a bet.

The draws repeated and Wasserson checked again. Hastings bet and Wasserson raised. Hastings re-raised and Wasserson threw his hand into the muck.

Hastings showed       and increased his heads-up lead.

Brian Hastings5,500,000445,000
Eric Wasserson1,550,000-475,000
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Thursday, June 16, 2022 11:50 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 21 hours ago)
Daniel Zack Eliminated in 3rd Place ($129,670)

Dan Zack

Action folded around to Eric Wasserson in the small blind who raised. Daniel Zack in the big blind responded with a three-bet, which Wasserson called.

On the first draw, Wasserson drew two cards to Zack's three, prompting Wasserson to query, "Three, really?". Wasserson then led out and was called.

The second draw saw Wasserson take one card and Zack two. Wasserson then bet enough to put Zack all in. Zack made the call for his tournament life.

Both players stood pat on the final draw, after which Zack showed down      . It was no good, however, as Wasserson held      , ending Zack's impressive run in third place.

Brian Hastings5,055,000-45,000
Eric Wasserson2,025,000275,000
Daniel Zack0-275,000
Thursday, June 16, 2022 11:43 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 21 hours ago)
Shaun Deeb Eliminated in 4th Place ($94,606)

Shaun Deeb

Brian Hastings raised and Shaun Deeb defended his big blind.

Both players drew two and Deeb check-called a bet. Both players drew one and Deeb check-called another bet and was all in.

Hastings stood pat with       and Deeb was drawing live with his     . He peeled his final card. "Three across," he said, before flipping over a   and heading to the exit in fourth place.

Brian Hastings5,100,000425,000
Eric Wasserson1,750,000-75,000
Daniel Zack275,00040,000
Shaun Deeb0-275,000
Thursday, June 16, 2022 11:40 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 21 hours ago)
Deeb Doubles Through Hastings

Shaun Deeb

Shaun Deeb raised and called off his remaining stack against Brian Hastings.

Buoyed by choruses of "Stingerrrr" by both Daniel Zack and Eric Wasserson, Hastings drew three, two and two against Deeb's two, one and one.

On the end Hastings drew    to go with his     with Deeb drawing a   to accompany his      to double up.

"Cover Dan! Cover Dan!" chanted Deeb as he eyed his fellow short stack at the table.

Brian Hastings4,675,000-380,000
Shaun Deeb275,000125,000
Thursday, June 16, 2022 11:38 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 21 hours ago)
Can Zack Get Out Of This Hole?

Eric Wasserson raised on the button and Daniel Zack defended his big blind. Zack drew two and Wasserson stood pat.

Zack check-called a bet. The draws repeated and again Zack check-called a bet. Zack then drew one and Wasserson stood pat again. Both players checked and Wasserson won with      

Eric Wasserson1,825,000425,000
Daniel Zack235,000-240,000
Thursday, June 16, 2022 11:36 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 21 hours ago)
Wasserson Holds To Win Large Three-Way Pot

Picking up the action after the first draw, Eric Wasserson in the small blind, Shaun Deeb in the big blind and Brian Hastings on the button were involved in what was already a large pot.

Wasserson checked to Deeb, who bet. Hastings called behind him and action was back to Wasserson, who decided to raise. Both Deeb and Hastings called to maintain three-way action heading to the second draw.

On the second draw, Wasserson stood pat while Deeb and Hastings both took one. Wasserson then followed up his earlier aggression with a bet, which Deeb and Hastings called.

The same drawing pattern was repeated during the final draw, after which action checked through. Wasserson tabled      , which his two opponents had been unable to outdraw, sending a large pot Wasserson's way.

Brian Hastings5,055,000-45,000
Eric Wasserson1,400,000580,000
Daniel Zack475,000-855,000
Shaun Deeb150,000-275,000
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