The World Series of Poker is now two weeks in and has already provided us with almost 20 bracelet winners thus far. On of the latest of those bracelets went to Todd Bui after he won the $1,500 2-7 Triple Draw event.
He took home a score of $124,510 for his victory and more importantly his first ever World Series of Poker bracelet. All players have an ambition to win a bracelet so to do so will bring a great feeling of satisfaction.
He certainly did not have it easy in the event though after the three day affair saw 348 players take to the field whilst among them were some very well know players such as David Benefield, Daniel Negreanu, Phil ivey and Jason Mercier.
By Day 3 however, all of those listed above had been eliminated as we were down to our remaining eight players. Bui actually started that final table as the shortest stack but managed to have a marvelous run that saw him scoop six out of seven pots to put him at the top of the chip counts.
He never let that lead slip as one by one the remaining players busted out of the event. His heads up opponent was Tom Franklin who was looking to win his second career bracelet. That was not to happen though after a short heads up session saw Bui press home his advantage and apply the pressure on his opponent who eventually busted out of the event.
Bui now joins an esteemed list of WSOP bracelet winners over the years but will no doubt already be thinking about winning his second. There are plenty of events left for him to do so too with the WSOP still set to run for another four weeks.
We will try and provide you with all of the latest news on the events that are taken place at this years series as well as any other significant news coming out of Las Vegas. Until then, we offer our congratulations to Todd Brui on a magnificent achievement and wish him future success in any events that he may play.
The Final Payouts
1st Place) Todd Bui — $124,510
2nd Place) Tom Franklin — $76,943
3rd Place) David Bell — $49,944
4th Place) Vladimir Shchemelev — $33,388
5th Place) Aaron Steury — $22,935
6th Place) David Gee — $16,170