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2024 55th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Thursday, June 06, 2024 to Saturday, June 08, 2024

Event #22: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw (6-Handed)

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $766,290
  • Entries: 574
  • Remaining: 0

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Saturday, June 8, 2024 11:52 PM Local Time (about 34 days and 15 hours ago)
AJ Cummings Wins First Bracelet in Event #22: Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw

Aaron Cummings

After three long days of play, it is Aaron "AJ" Cummings who reigns victorious in Event #22: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw.

After a 90-minute heads-up duel with Yuichi Kanai, Cummings won his first bracelet along with $146,516 in prize money for his efforts. None of the final six players were bracelet holders, so everyone at that table was starving for WSOP gold.

Cummings only has a handful of previous WSOP cashes and this cash is bigger than all of his career earnings combined.

Final Table Results

RankPlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1Aaron CummingsUnited States$146,516
2Yuichi KanaiJapan$95,981
3Alexander WilkinsonUnited States$64,256
4Heather AlcornUnited States$43,984
5Sean YuUnited States$30,800
6Anthony LazarUnited States$22,075
7Danny WongUnited States$16,204

There was an upbeat and cordial atmosphere at the final table. As Cummings described it, "We had a blast, and I just ran the best." Aside from running well, Cummings played extremely well throughout the day, with well-timed bluffs paving the way for getting value with his strong hands.

"There's not a whole lot of poker [in Montana], so I just sneak down here every once in a while for fun."

If winning a bracelet qualifies as fun, then it was a mission accomplished for Cummings.

Aaron Cummings
Aaron Cummings

The Day's Action

13 players started the day, including bracelet winners Ilija Savevski and Danny Wong. Yuichi Kanai entered the day with the chip lead, but it was a close race with many contenders right on his heels. Eventually, champion AJ Cummings came into the day tied for third in chips.

The first casualty was Amir Nematinia, who got his short stack in against Kanai and was drawing dead on the final draw as Kanai had made an eight-six low.

Draw game crusher Jon Turner came in 12th, followed by James "AR" Williams in 11th and Alex Ferrari in 10th, who entered the day second in chips.

After the elimination of bracelet winner Ilija Savevski and Steven Gray, the final table of seven was reached, and play moved to a feature table.

Final Table Action

Shortly after combining tables, bracelet winner Wong exited in seventh place. He patted out of position with a jack after Heather Alcorn drew one. He soon got the bad news as Alcorn patted behind after making a seven-six low.

Alcorn was also responsible for the next knockout of Anthony Lazar in sixth place. Alcorn was drawing to an eight-seven, whereas Lazar was drawing to a nine-eight. Alcorn peeled a four on the final draw, which left Lazar drawing dead and heading to the payout cage.

The next bustout came almost 90 minutes later when Sean Yu was eliminated in fifth place. Yu has had plenty of success in mixed games at the World Series and was chip-leader at the start of the final table. However, his day ended when he peeled a queen on his final draw against the made jack of Wilkinson.

Alcorn was the next casualty, coming in fourth place. With her performance throughout the tournament, the former WSOP Dealer of the Year proved she can be just as successful outside the box. She fell at the hands of Wilkinson, who spiked a three-outer on the final draw to eliminate Alcorn.

Heather Alcorn
Heather Alcorn

The remaining three players then took a short dinner break.

The first post-dinner bust out was Alexander Wilkinson. He showed bravery and skill during the entire tournament, but his luck eventually ran out. On the final draw, Cummings had paired his seven, and Wilkinson needed to fade a two or seven to avoid making a straight. Unfortunately for him, he peeled one of the five outs as he rolled over a seven and was eliminated after making a straight.

Cummings and Kanai played heads-up for around 90 minutes, trading blows to one another as the chip lead switched back and forth. Eventually, Cummings gained a chip advantage and continued his aggression as he built his lead.

Yuichi Kanai
Yuichi Kanai

On the final hand, both players were drawing one on the final draw. Cummings bet enough to put Kanai all-in. Kanai was put to a tough decision after making a ten-eight low. After about a minute in the tank, Kanai sent the remainder of his chips into the middle, to which Cummings exclaimed, "We got 'em!" to his rail, and he threw his hands into the air in celebration.

Cummings will go back to Montana with an extra $146,516 and the coveted WSOP gold bracelet for his fantastic performance in Event #22: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball.

This concludes our coverage of this event, but stay close to PokerNews for continuing coverage throughout the rest of the 55th World Series of Poker from here at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas.

Saturday, June 8, 2024 10:43 PM Local Time (about 34 days and 16 hours ago)
Yuichi Kanai Eliminated in 2nd Place ($95,981)

Yuichi Kanai

Yuichi Kanai raised on the button and in the big blind, Aaron Cummings called.

Both players drew two cards and Cummings check-called a bet from Kanai.

On the second draw, Cummings drew two and Kanai drew one, leading to the same betting action.

The final draw saw Cummings and Kanai both draw one and Cummings bet enough to be Kanai all in and Kanai contemplated his decision for a while. After some time he put in the chips to call and put himself at risk.

"We got em!" shouted Cummings to his rail.

Yuichi Kanai:       [allin]
Aaron Cummings:      

Kanai drew to make a ten, but it was Cummings with the perfect eight-six who drew best. Cummings and Kanai shoot hands while Cummings' rail shouted and cheered.

Both players achieved a career best score with this finish.

Aaron Cummings14,350,0001,350,000
Yuichi Kanai0-1,350,000
Saturday, June 8, 2024 10:17 PM Local Time (about 34 days and 17 hours ago)
Cummings Closing In

Aaron Cummings raised the button and Yuichi Kanai defended his big blind.

Kanai drew two and Cummings drew three. Kanai led with a bet, Cummings raised, and Kanai called.

Kanai took one and Cummings stood pat. Kanai check-called a bet from Cummings.

On the final draw, Kanai drew one again and the action went check-check.

Cummings showed       to take the pot and a massive chip lead.

Aaron Cummings13,000,0002,000,000
Yuichi Kanai1,350,000-2,000,000
Saturday, June 8, 2024 10:09 PM Local Time (about 34 days and 17 hours ago)
Cummings Over Ten Million

Aaron Cummings raised on the button and Yuichi Kanai three-bet which Cummings called.

Kanai drew three and Cummings drew one which saw Kanai bet and Cummings call.

Both drew one on the following street and Kanai check-called a bet from Cummings.

Kanai drew one and Cummings stood pat with Kanai taking the betting lead on the end which Cummings called.

Kanai flashed    for a pair of twos and Cummings showed       for a perfect eight-six and his lead over Kanai grew.

Aaron Cummings11,000,0002,900,000
Yuichi Kanai3,350,000-2,900,000
Saturday, June 8, 2024 10:02 PM Local Time (about 34 days and 17 hours ago)
Number Two for Cummings

Yuichi Kanai raised the button and Aaron Cummings defended the big blind.

Cummings drew three and Kanai drew two, and the action went check-check.

On the second draw, Cummings took one and Kanai took two. Cummings bet and Kanai quickly called.

Both drew one on the final draw and Cummings led with a bet again. Kanai called and Cummings revealed       for #2 to scoop the pot.

Aaron Cummings8,100,0001,100,000
Yuichi Kanai6,250,000-1,100,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, June 8, 2024 9:55 PM Local Time (about 34 days and 17 hours ago)
"You Snow?"

Yuichi Kanai

Aaron Cummings raised on the button and Yuichi Kanai called in the big blind.

Kanai drew three which saw Cummings draw one and bet once Kanai checked over to him, which Kanai called.

Kanai drew one and Cummings stood pat, Kanai check-called a bet again from Cummings.

Kanai stood pat and much to his amusement, Cummings drew two.

"What? You snow?" he asked with a smile creeping across his face. Both players checked the final betting round and Kanai turned over       for a ten-eight.

Yuichi Kanai7,350,0002,150,000
Aaron Cummings7,000,000-2,150,000
Saturday, June 8, 2024 9:43 PM Local Time (about 34 days and 17 hours ago)
Cummings Gets a Fold from Kanai

Aaron Cummings raised the button, and Yuichi Kanai called in the big blind.

Both players drew three cards. Kanai checked, Cummings bet, Kanai raised, Cummings three-bet, and Kanai called.

Both players took one on the second draw. Kanai decided to lead with a bet which was called.

On the final draw, both players stood pat and Kanai check-folded to a bet from Cummings

Aaron Cummings9,150,000150,000
Yuichi Kanai5,200,000-150,000
Saturday, June 8, 2024 9:36 PM Local Time (about 34 days and 17 hours ago)
Cummings Cuts Deep Into Kanai

Aaron Cummings raised on the button and Yuichi Kanai called in the big blind.

Both players drew two on the first betting round and Kanai check-called a bet from Cummings.

On the second draw, Kanai drew two and Cummings drew one which saw Kanai check over to Cummings who bet and Kanai raised, getting a quick call from Cummings.

Kanai stood pat and Cummings drew one and called the bet from Cummings.

Kanai said "eight-seven," but it was no good as Cummings turned over       for eight-seven perfect and he took a significant lead over Kanai.

Aaron Cummings9,000,0002,900,000
Yuichi Kanai5,350,000-2,900,000
Saturday, June 8, 2024 9:30 PM Local Time (about 34 days and 17 hours ago)
Level 33 started
Level: 33
Blinds: 200,000/400,000
Ante: 0
Saturday, June 8, 2024 9:29 PM Local Time (about 34 days and 17 hours ago)
Kanai Gets Value from Eight

Yuichi Kanai raised from the button and Aaron Cummings defended the big blind.

Cummings drew two and Kanai drew one. Cummings check-called a bet from Kanai.

Both players took one on the second draw, and Cummings check-called another bet.

On the final draw, Cummings drew one and Kanai stood pat. Cummings check-called for a third time and immediately got the bad news as Kanai had made       to win the pot and extend his lead.

Yuichi Kanai8,250,000700,000
Aaron Cummings6,100,000-700,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, June 8, 2024 9:22 PM Local Time (about 34 days and 17 hours ago)
The Battle Rages

Yuichi Kanai raised on the button and in the big blind, Aaron Cummings called.

Both players drew three, with Cummings taking the betting lead on the first round and Kanai called.

On the second draw, both players drew two with Cummings betting once more and Kanai raised which Cummings called.

The final draw saw Cummings stand pat and Kanai drew one. Both players checked and Cummings showed       for an eight-seven which was good for the pot to bring the two stacks closer to even.

Yuichi Kanai7,550,000350,000
Aaron Cummings6,800,000-350,000
Saturday, June 8, 2024 9:11 PM Local Time (about 34 days and 18 hours ago)
Cummings Gets There on Final Draw

Yuichi Kanai raised the button and Aaron Cummings called from the big blind.

Both drew two cards, and Cummings led with a bet which was called.

Cummings drew one while Kanai drew two and called a bet.

On the final draw, Cummings took one while Kanai stood pat. Cummings led for a third time which Kanai called. Cummings showed       for #4 which was more than enough to take down the pot.

Yuichi Kanai7,200,000200,000
Aaron Cummings7,150,000-200,000
Saturday, June 8, 2024 9:05 PM Local Time (about 34 days and 18 hours ago)
An Even Race

Yuichi Kanai raised on the button and in the big blind, Aaron Cummings called.

Cummings drew three while Kanai drew two and Cummings checked over to Kanai who bet and Cummings raised, which saw Kanai call.

The second draw saw Cummings stand pat while Kanai drew one and Cummings bet, getting a quick call from Kanai.

On the final draw, Cummings stood pat and Kanai drew one with the action checking through on the river.

Kanai tabled       for a nine-seven which was good for the pot and the race came to a much closer spot then it had initially.

Aaron Cummings7,350,000-500,000
Yuichi Kanai7,000,000500,000
Saturday, June 8, 2024 8:58 PM Local Time (about 34 days and 18 hours ago)
Kanai Bluff-Catches with Queen

Aaron Cummings opened the button and Yuichi Kanai defended the big blind.

Kanai drew two and Cummings drew three. Kanai led with a bet which was called.

Both took one on the second draw, and the action went check-check.

Both drew one again, Kanai checked, Cummings bet, and Kanai went deep into the tank. He eventually winced and tossed in calling chips. He immediately got the good news as Cummings turned over       for a straight. Kanai then revealed       which was good

Aaron Cummings7,850,000-2,150,000
Yuichi Kanai6,500,0002,150,000
Saturday, June 8, 2024 8:46 PM Local Time (about 34 days and 18 hours ago)
Cummings Draws First Blood In Heads Up

Aaron Cummings raised on the button and Yuichi Kanai called in the big blind.

Both players drew two and Kanai checked over to Cummings who bet and Kanai called.

On the second draw, both players drew one and Kanai took the betting lead with Cummings calling.

The final draw saw both players stand pat and Cummings tabled       for a nine-eight which was good for the pot.

Aaron Cummings10,000,0001,075,000
Yuichi Kanai4,350,000-1,075,000
Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, June 8, 2024 8:40 PM Local Time (about 34 days and 18 hours ago)
Heads Up Chip Counts
Aaron Cummings8,925,0000
Yuichi Kanai5,425,000-75,000
Saturday, June 8, 2024 8:39 PM Local Time (about 34 days and 18 hours ago)
Alexander Wilkinson Eliminated in 3rd Place ($64,256)

Alexander Wilkinson

Alexander Wilkinson opened the button and Aaron Cummings called from the small blind.

Cummings drew one and Wilkinson drew two. Wilkinson bet all-in for 75,000 and Cummings called.

Cummings took two and Wilkinson drew one.

Both players drew one on the final draw.

Alexander Wilkinson:       [allin]
Aaron Cummings:      

Cummings flipped his card first, and he caught the   to pair his hand. Wilkinson however, caught the   to make a straight and he was eliminated in 3rd place.

Aaron Cummings8,925,0001,475,000
Alexander Wilkinson0-1,125,000
Saturday, June 8, 2024 8:31 PM Local Time (about 34 days and 18 hours ago)
Wilkinson Loses A Big One To Cummings

Alexander Wilkinson raised in the small blind and in the big blind, Aaron Cummings three-bet. Wilkinson four-bet and Cummings five-bet it to cap.

Wilkinson drew one and Cummings stood pat which saw Wilkinson check-call a bet from Cummings.

Both stood pat and checked through on the following round.

On the final draw, both stood pat and Wilkinson bet which Cummings called.

"Eight-seven perfect," said Willkinson, about to table his hand.

"No good," replied Cummings as he fanned       for number four which was good for the pot as Wilkinson fell below five big bets.

Aaron Cummings7,450,000975,000
Alexander Wilkinson1,125,000-1,375,000
Saturday, June 8, 2024 8:21 PM Local Time (about 34 days and 19 hours ago)
Play Resumes

The three players have returned from dinner break.

Saturday, June 8, 2024 8:21 PM Local Time (about 34 days and 19 hours ago)
Level 32 started
Level: 32
Blinds: 150,000/300,000
Ante: 0
Playtika - Jason Alexander
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