Sunday, June 18, 2023 4:29 PM Local Time
Glaser Joins Five-Timers Club with Win in Event #38: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship
It took an extra day to finish the job, but Benny Glaser has become the 36th member of the five bracelet club. The British mixed games specialist defeated Oscar Johansson in just under an hour after the two were left heads-up late into the night on the final hand of Day 3. The victory in the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #38: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship marks his first at the WSOP since 2021.
Glaser took home $311,428 for the win as the last one standing in a field of 130 entries, the largest piece of the $1,209,000 total prize pool. He's now the fourth winner this summer to capture a fifth bracelet, joining Josh Arieh, Brian Yoon and John Monnette.
"I felt good coming into heads up today, I really love heads up and I've played a lot of it so I was pretty confident in my game there," Glaser told PokerNews after his win. It marks a second win in the variant following his first career bracelet back in 2015.
2023 WSOP Event #38 Final Table Results
|David "Bakes" Baker
Johansson earns $192,690 for his second-place finish, just missing out on a first gold bracelet. It marks his second runner-up placement, matching his run in Event #29: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw back in 2018. The prize money dwarfs his previous WSOP career earnings of $85,327 in his sixth career series cash.
The final ten players returned to action on Day 3, originally scheduled as the final day of competition. George Alexander and Alexander Wilkinson were the first to fall, unable to build on their short stacks under the feature table lights.
Jason Papastavrou began the day in the middle of the pack but finished just outside of the unofficial final table.
Glaser then began to take control with a big chip lead, as Joao Vieira bowed out in seventh and the final table was set.
David "Bakes" Baker was able to survive on the short stack before busting in sixth place. That marked a turning point for Johansson, who climbed from last in chips at one point to taking over the chip lead.
Julien Martini was next to go in fifth place, running into Glaser's "number two" before four-handed play lasted for the next two levels.
Sampo Ryynanen fell to Glaser in third place, while Michael Rodrigues made a stand on the final hand of Day 3.
Day 4 Action
The heads-up battle between Glaser and Johansson lasted less than 60 minutes, as the players took their seats on the side feature table at the Horseshoe Events Center. The two traded pots early on before Glaser widened his advantage and never looked back.
Glaser will now look for another deep run in Event #43: $50,000 Poker Players Championship, where he finished fourth last year. "I think I'm leading towards celebrating today," said Glaser, "enjoying my afternoon and evening and then I think I'll jump in on Day 2". A well-earned break for the now five-time WSOP champ, who will take his seat before late registration closes on Monday.
This concludes PokerNews coverage of Event #38: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship, but there is plenty of action to follow as the WSOP rolls along in Las Vegas.
Sunday, June 18, 2023 3:04 PM Local Time
Oscar Johansson Eliminated in 2nd Place ($192,690)
Benny Glaser raised it up on the button and Oscar Johansson defended out of the big blind. The Swede discarded trey versus deuce and Johansson check-called a bet. Johansson discarded two versus one and then check-called all-in for fewer than a full bet.
Both discarded one and tabled their cards.
Glaser inquired if his opponent wanted to go first and that was the case, as Johansson flipped over his final card. That happened to be a repeat and he was drawing dead unless Glaser would hit an eight for a straight. However, that wasn't the case as the for Glaser officially ended the tournament in favor of the Brit.
Johansson has to settle for a runner-up finish in a 2-7 Triple Draw tournament once more and collects $192,690 for the efforts, while Glaser has earned his fifth WSOP gold bracelet along with the top prize of $311,428.
A recap of today's action and the winner reactions are to follow.
Sunday, June 18, 2023 3:02 PM Local Time
Glaser on the Verge of Victory
Oscar Johansson raised on the button and Benny Glaser called. Glaser took two while his opponent took one and Glaser check-called a bet. They discarded one each and Glaser bet for Johansson to call. Glaser then patted the final draw while Johansson took one and Glaser bet. Johansson then raised and that sent Glaser into the tank.
He murmured more to himself than his opponent that he might be bluffing again and then called. Johansson announced an eight-seven and Glaser had that beat with a to leave his opponent on the ropes with just 2.5 big bets.
Sunday, June 18, 2023 2:58 PM Local Time
Glaser's Number Two Gets Paid
Oscar Johansson raised on the button and Benny Glaser quickly called from the big blind.
Glaser slid out three cards and checked after Johansson drew two. Johansson bet and called when Glaser check-raised.
Both players drew one, with Glaser check-raising again after Johansson slid out another bet.
Johansson made the call, with both players standing pat. Glaser bet and was quickly called by Johansson. "Number two" said Glaser, revealing to take down a sizeable pot as Johansson mucked his cards.
Sunday, June 18, 2023 2:49 PM Local Time
Glaser Loses Some; Wins a Few Back
Benny Glaser raised it up on the button and was called by Oscar Johansson defending the big blind. Both discarded one and Johansson bet, Glaser raised and Johansson called. They discarded one each again and Johansson bet, Glaser called this time.
On the final draw, Johansson patted while Glaser took one and they checked. Johansson showed the and won the pot.
Both players then received a walk as the minor chip changes were traded.
Johansson raised the next button for Glaser to call. Glaser discarded two while Johansson took four. Glaser bet and his opponent called. The Brit then patted the second draw for Johansson to discard two and Glaser's bet resulted in a call. On the final draw, Glaser patted again while Johansson took one.
They checked it down and Glaser won the pot with the .
Sunday, June 18, 2023 2:43 PM Local Time
Glaser Adds to his Advantage
Oscar Johansson raised on the button with Benny Glaser defending his big blind.
Glaser drew two and checked, making the call once Johansson drew one and bet. Each player then took one card, with Glaser leading out and Johansson calling.
Glaser stood pat before Johansson took one final card, with both players checking. Glaser revealed took increase his chip advantage as Johansson mucked.
Sunday, June 18, 2023 2:37 PM Local Time
Glaser Loses Some to Johansson; Wins It Back
Oscar Johansson raised the button and Benny Glaser defended the big blind to see both players discard three. Glaser check-called a bet and discarded two versus one thereafter before check-calling another bet. On the final draw, both took one card each and Glaser then bet. Johansson raised and Glaser quickly folded.
Glaser raised the next button and Johansson folded.
Fast forward to the next hand, Johansson raised it up on the button and Glaser came along. Glaser discarded two versus trey and bet, Johansson called. Both took one new card on the second draw and checked to then take one new card each again. Glaser then bet and earned a call from Johansson.
He announced a nine-seven and tabled his and that won the pot as Johansson tapped the table in defeat.
Sunday, June 18, 2023 2:31 PM Local Time
Johansson Gains Some Ground
Benny Glaser raised on the button, only to see Oscar Johansson three-bet from the big blind. Glaser made the call in position.
Johansson drew one while Glaser took three and called a quick bet from his opponent. Johansson drew one again and continued betting while Glaser took two.
Glaser called and patted his final draw after Johansson took one. Johansson led out, with Glaser taking some time before making the call.
Johansson showed to take down the pot as Glaser mucked.
Sunday, June 18, 2023 2:25 PM Local Time
Three in a Row for Glaser
Oscar Johansson raised the button and won the big blind of Benny Glaser before the action reversed the next hand.
Johansson then raised the button again and Glaser three-bet for his opponent to call.
Glaser took one while Johansson discarded three and the bet of Glaser was called.
On the second draw, Glaser patted while Johansson took one and another bet by Glaser was called.
Glaser patted once more while Johansson took one on the final draw. The bet of Glaser then got through as Johansson folded.
Glaser raised the next button to find no resistance.
Fast forward one hand, Johansson raised the button for Glaser to defend. Both took one and Glaser's bet was called. Glaser discarded one versus two on the second draw and bet, Johansson called. On the final draw, both players took one new card and Glaser bet again to get called.
Glaser announced a ten and tabled the , which won the pot as the Brit turned to his rail and nodded before raking in the pot.
Sunday, June 18, 2023 2:16 PM Local Time
Glaser Wins Pat Battle
Benny Glaser raised on the button and Oscar Johansson called from the big blind.
Johansson slid one card forward, while Glaser took three. Johansson bet and called when Glaser raised.
Johansson took a single card again before Glaser patted his hand. A check-call from Johansson followed to the third draw.
This time, both players patted their hands with Johansson checking the action. Glaser slid out one final bet, with Johansson taking a moment before making the fold.
Sunday, June 18, 2023 2:10 PM Local Time
First Pot to Johansson
Oscar Johansson raised the button and Benny Glaser defended the big blind. Glaser discarded two and Johansson took new cards. The bet by Glaser was called by his opponent.
On the second draw, Glaser discarded one while his opponent took two and Glaser bet, Johansson then raised and the Brit called.
Glaser took one new card again and Johansson patted. The bet by Glaser was called and he announced an eight-seven-five, Johansson had that beat with the and won the first pot meaningful pot of the day.
Sunday, June 18, 2023 2:03 PM Local Time
Cards Are in the Air!
Heads-up play has resumed with the start of Level 25.
Sunday, June 18, 2023 2:02 PM Local Time
Level 25 started
Sunday, June 18, 2023 11:18 AM Local Time
Glaser and Johansson To Determine Winner in Event #38: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship
An unscheduled fourth day is required to determine a winner in Event #38: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship at the 2023 World Series of Poker. British mixed game expert Benny Glaser and Sweden's Oscar Johansson will return to the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas at 2 p.m. local time to battle for the coveted gold bracelet and $311,428 top prize.
The tournament attracted a total of 130 entries and the final two contenders will share the biggest slice of the $1,209,000 prize pool today. Glaser was in the driver's seat for most of the previous tournament day and returns with 4,940,000 in chips while Johansson has 2,860,000 at his disposal, which represents 14 big bets for the next level.
Day 4 Seating and Chip Counts
It would be the fifth career bracelet for Glaser, who made his second-ever WSOP cash back in 2015 count when he entered the winner's circle in Event #33: $1,500 2-7 Triple Draw. The Brit, who also has numerous COOP titles in various mixed game variants to his name, has since won another three WSOP bracelets and cemented his status as one of the most versatile players on the international poker circuit.
However, it won't be an easy feat since Johansson finished as the runner-up in Event #29: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw back in 2018 and will certainly aim to finish one spot better this time around. It would be the first WSOP gold bracelet for the Swede, who has five WSOP cashes to his name so far.
The action will recommence in Level 25 with blinds of 50,000-100,000 and limits of 100,000-200,000. All levels last 90 minutes each until a champion has been crowned. Stay tuned right here on PokerNews to find out who will become the latest WSOP gold bracelet winner.
Event #38: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship Final Table Results and Remaining Payouts
|David "Bakes" Baker