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2018 WSOP: Event #23: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship won by Brian Rast for $259,670

Tags: 2018 WSOP. Brian Rast, Dario Sammartino, Doyle Brunson.
Posted on 14 June 2018 by "T".

Brian Rast wins his 4th bracelet in the 2018 WSOP Event #23 $10,000 buy-in No-Limit Lowball Draw Championship as he became the final winner out of 95 player entries and adding the nice sum of the top prize $259,670 to his name. Rast outlasted a final table that included some of the best in the game such as John Hennigan, Doyle Brunson and Mike Wattel.

Rast said when asked about the top poker pros he played against in the event, "I only play against the best players in the world anymore. I don't really play any small cash games or even small buy-in tournaments anymore ... So, I mean, a lot of the people who are playing those games there, the big, big cash games are the best players in the world ... Those are the situations I'm in."

Rast entered the final day of the event in 4th chip position with 11 players left. He knocked out 4-time bracelet winner John Hennigan in 7th place and crossed the million-chip mark in the process. Next eliminated was legendary poker player Doyle Brunson, who, before participating in the event said via Twitter that it's most likely this would be the last WSOP event he will ever play. The 84-year-old 10-time bracelet winner was knocked out of this event in 6th place, earning $43,963 in what might be his last event at the WSOP.

About Brunson's standing in the poker world, Rast said, "He's played the highest stakes for 60 years. Longer than anyone and I think that's what really he is legendary for."

After Brunson was eliminated, Italian Dario Sammartino defeated Shawn Sheikhan in 5th place to take the lead. Rast eventually surpassed him when he knocked out James Alexander in 4th place and then cornered Sammartino as he shoved all-in and won.

Rast had more than a 3-to-1 lead into the heads-up play against two-time bracelet winner Mike Wattel. Both players stood pat after Rast thought for a while before making the cal. Rast had 9-8-7-6-2. Wattel had 10-7-6-4-2. Rast's hand was superior, therefore he wins the title and the pot money.

Event #23: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship Final Table Results






Brian Rast

United States



Mike Wattel

United States



Dario Sammartino




James Alexander

United States



Shawn Sheikhan

United States



Doyle Brunson

United States



John Hennigan

United States



Farzad Bonyadi

United States



Ray Dehkharghani

United States



Todd Brunson

United States



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9 comments on "2018 WSOP: Event #23: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship won by Brian Rast for $259,670"

 godoy14/06/2018 22:50:04 GMT
to win a tournament of this size and very good I wanted to be able to play them more while we are not learning from these sacred signs of poker and the grandmother dooly who has a good aposseentaduria
 doubletop77715/06/2018 09:12:57 GMT
Many congratz to Brian Rast on winning his fouth bracelet. This guy is a legend on the poker circuit and it is no surprise to see him win another bracelet. This final table was mega loaded with big names and it must have taken some winning
 dule-vu15/06/2018 13:01:39 GMT
another No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship with big buy in and not such a big first prize,because of low number of players,but still nice win for this player and bracelet on his hand!its big buy in for such a kind of poker game!
 CALICUL15/06/2018 18:26:19 GMT
It's true what this professional poker player say about where are the biggest stakes are also the best players. I did not want to watch these games but where are the other big names in the poker world? I did not see good players in these threads to catch the final table than rarely. Doyle Brunson is the only one i remember in all events. They have forgotten to play poker or have been others in tables finals?
 pochui15/06/2018 20:15:25 GMT
ok the most interesting thing for me in this tourney is to see father and son in the top 10, not sure if it's a situation you start thinking about possible collusion if both of them were sitting at the final table, but really something you don't see everyday.
 godoy15/06/2018 23:38:39 GMT
a tournament of the most disputed by centremas and thousands of people and to be able to win a tournament of this size and an enchanted dream of any poker player since he is the prince of the grandeur that is to be champion of poker
 Gerimantas16/06/2018 16:17:43 GMT
I think this is very interesting game, no limit 2-7 lowball draw. I tried to play on pokerstars play money table and i like the game, also 5 cars draw, but this game you look for low combination and it is good to change from nl holdem high combinations.
 Mober17/06/2018 15:34:08 GMT
I dont know how many do like playing this game.
Playing it as a standard alone (2-7) without the variation is a pain Smile
But in does worth trying your luck in a tournament like this, where the money is big.
If you can afford the buy i that is Smile
 Tony_MON7ANA26/07/2018 17:04:13 GMT
Congratulations to Brian Rast for winning the $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw tournament and capturing his 4th WSOP gold bracelet. And congratulations to Doyle Brunson for making the final table. There were so many U.S. players at the final table.

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