Phil Galfond Wins WSOP Event #29, $10,000 NL 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is underway in Las Vegas, with many events already over and the first millionaires already found. Not all events are that popular however, either because of a high buy-in or because it is a variant that not many poker players knows how to play with an edge.

One of those events was event #29, which had a $10,000 buy-in and offered the No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball poker variants. It was the smallest tournament field-wise so far in this years WSOP, having only 77 players paying the buy-in.

The tournament still boasted from having some of the best players in the world, with Phil Galfond, Nick Shulman, Dan Smith, Erik Seidel and Eli Elezra all playing the tournament and all hitting the final table.

In the end, Phil Galfond was crowned the winner after defeating all of the above players plus 71 others. Galfond took home $224,383 for his first place finish, while Nick Shulman took second place for $138,665.

The bracelet win was the second for Galfond, who took home a Omaha bracelet at the WSOP in 2008. Galfond told Pokernews that he feels that NL 2-7 Draw Lowball is the purest form of poker and that it is rare that he gets to play it, since the online games has moved towards Triple Draw instead.

Final table results:





Phil Galfond

224,383 $


Nick Shulman

138,665 $


Dan Smith

87,898 $


Erik Seidel

59,532 $


Jon Turner

42,298 $


Eli Elezra

31,463 $

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