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Posted 2014-06-07 GMT-7

Event #16: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
Day 3 completed

Todd Bui Wins Event #16: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw ($124,510)!

Posted 2014-06-07 GMT-7 • Level 25
Todd Bui earns the win
Todd Bui earns the win

When the final table started in Event #16: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball, Todd Bui was sitting with the second shortest stack and he only had five big bets. Less than six hours later, he overcame that deficit and emerged victorious to win his first bracelet over eventual runner-up "Captain" Tom Franklin. In addition to the bracelet, Bui also collected $124,510 in first-place prize money.

When asked about that deficit he had to overcome, Bui had this to say: "In this format, I wasn't too worried. You have to produce a hand. I wasn't trying to move up spots. I came in trying to win and had one goal. I achieved it."

Bui is originally from Sacramento, CA and came up learning to play poker with JC Tran. "He's my best friend in poker," said Bui. "We started playing low limits together and then I moved down to Los Angeles because of the poker scene there. I started with limit hold'em, but branched off into other games."

Bui went on to explain that he doesn't play tournaments often. In fact, he said: "This is my first tournament win of any kind."

"I said before I came here this year that I was going bracelet hunting," Bui added. "The very next event I played after saying that was this one."

Final Table Results

Place Player Payout
1 Todd Bui $124,510
2 Tom Franklin $76,943
3 David Bell $49,944
4 Vladimir Shchemelev $33,388
5 Aaron Steury $22,935
6 David Gee $16,170

To get the victory, Bui had to best a field of 348 players. Among those that would take part in the tournament were notables like Josh Arieh, David Benefield, Ted Forrest, Daniel Negreanu, Justin Bonomo, Phil Galfond, Phil Ivey, Tom Schneider, and Scott Clements. Mike Leah would end with the Day 1 chip lead, and he was joined by players like Jason Mercier, Stephen Chidwick, Todd Brunson, and Dan Smith in moving on to Day 2.

At the end of Day 2, only eight players remained and it was eventual runner-up Tom Franklin who held the chip lead. Among those who made the money but came up short of a bracelet were Dan Kelly (35th - $2,767), Brunson (31st - $2,767), Layne Flack (30th - $3,359), Daniel Idema (25th - $3,359), Chidwick (24th - $3,359), Smith (21st - $4,082), and Leah (11th - $6,586).

The final table would be a tough one as it contained players like WSOP bracelet winner Aaron Steury (5th - $22,935), one-time $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. runner-up Vladimir Shchemelev (4th - $33,388), and David Bell (3rd - $49,944). Three-handed play between Bell, Franklin, and Bui started with Bui being the shortest of the three stacks, but he would go on a run winning six of seven hands to move into the chip lead. It was a lead he would never relinquish on his way to victory.

Thank you for following PokerNews with our coverage of this event and stay tuned the rest of the summer for more exciting WSOP action.

Tom Franklin Eliminated in 2nd Place ($76,943)

Posted 2014-06-07 GMT-7 • Level 25
Tom Franklin
Tom Franklin

Todd Bui chipped away at Tom Franklin once we returned from the break and Franklin would end up getting the last of his chips in after the first draw. Franklin and Bui both drew one and Bui stood pat. Franklin drew one and Bui turned over his hand:


Franklin had {3-}{5-}{6-}{8-} and would win with any card nine or lower that did not pair him up. He squeezed his cards one at a time and the fifth card was lower than a nine but unfortunately for him it paired him as it was a {5-}.

Franklin comes up short in his quest for a 2nd bracelet but will take home a nice consolation prize of $76,943.

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Posted 2014-06-07 GMT-7


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Posted 2014-06-07 GMT-7 • Level 24

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Break/Chip Counts

Posted 2014-06-07 GMT-7 • Level 24

Players are on a 20-minute break. Here are the updated chip counts:

Chip Counts
Todd Bui US US 1,243,000 183,000 pos
Tom Franklin US US 323,000 -177,000 neg

David Bell Eliminated in 3rd Place ($49,944)

Posted 2014-06-07 GMT-7 • Level 24
David Bell
David Bell

After losing the majority of his chips in a pot to Todd Bui, David Bell would get the rest of them in against Tom Franklin before the draw. Both players would draw two on the first draw and one apiece on the second draw. Franklin stood pat and said "if you can beat a nine you got it" and tabled {2-}{5-}{7-}{8-}{9-}. Bell squeezed his cards and slid them into the muck, admitting defeat. Bell is eliminated in 3rd place collecting $49,944 for his efforts.

We are now heads up with Todd Bui holding a 2:1 chip lead over Tom Franklin.

Chip Counts
Todd Bui US US 1,060,000 190,000 pos
Tom Franklin US US 500,000
David Bell US US Busted

Captain Cripples Bell

Posted 2014-06-07 GMT-7 • Level 24

Bell raised from the button and Captian Tom Franklin called from the big blind. Both players drew two, Franklin bet, bell raised, Franklin three-bet, and Bell called. Both players stood pat, Franklin lead, Bell called, and both stood pat again. Franklin lead out, Bell made the call, and Captain Tom turned over {7-}{6-}{4-}{3-}{2-} for the win.

Chip Counts
Tom Franklin US US 500,000 60,000 pos
David Bell US US 160,000 -80,000 neg

Three Way Pot Goes to Bui

Posted 2014-06-07 GMT-7 • Level 24

Todd Bui raised on the button and was called by Tom Frankin from the small blind and David Bell in the big blind. They all drew two and Franklin checked. Bell bet and was called by the other two players. Bell and Bui drew two while Franklin took one. Franklin bet and was called by the other two.

Franklin stood pat, Bell took two, and Bui one. Franklin checked, Bell checked, and Bui bet. Franklin and Bell both folded and Bui took down the pot. He has half the chips in play now.

Chip Counts
Todd Bui US US 870,000 120,000 pos
Tom Franklin US US 440,000 90,000 pos
David Bell US US 240,000 -210,000 neg

Todd Bui Goes on Hot Run

Posted 2014-06-07 GMT-7 • Level 24

Todd Bui has just won six of the last seven pots to surge from the short stack to the big stack. He's opening up a lot of pots and being very aggressive. It helps to hit hands as well, which he's done several times recently. It's still anyone's tournament, however, as one big pot could shift that chip lead back to Tom Franklin or David Bell.

Chip Counts
Todd Bui US US 750,000 510,000 pos
David Bell US US 450,000 -250,000 neg
Tom Franklin US US 350,000 -170,000 neg
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Events List


Winner Todd Bui
Winning Hand x10x8x5x4x2
Prize 124,510

Level Info

Level 25
Limits 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 0

Players Info

Prize Pool 469,800