About 309 entrants signed up for the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event No.17: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw and formed a $687,525 prize pool.
But, only 17 players were in action on Friday, aiming for the $164,243 first position prize and bracelet. Dominick Sarle from Long Beach, New York, emerged the winner after beating Jerry Wong in a heads-up battle.
The winner received a gold bracelet and $164,243 after participating in 10 hours of play. Sarle got some redemption after losing the 2021 WSOP Online Bracelet Event No. 26:$500 NLH The Big 500 ENCORE despite having a 6:1 stack lead. Eric “8Bracelets” Van Auken beat him in the 1,118 entries field, thus making Sarle the runners-up.
Sarle said that the tournament made him panic as he thought he would leave the table after losing the 45:1 chip lead. He would have quit poker completely if he lost the game. But his passion for the game will make him stick around as he plays cash games.
The poker pro had $52,328 live poker tournament earnings before his recent victory, according to the latest statistics from The Hendon Mob. He explained that he didn’t play many live events and bracelet events in the past. His brother and friends, Aaron Kupin and Ricky Pine taught him how to play poker, and he later learned Mixed Games online.
Sarle stated that he began competing in WSOP events in 2019, shifted to online games, and had a full schedule in 2021. He used the “Flow Cold” moniker while playing and adopted the name after the brother of one of his high school friends named one of his songs Flow Cold.
Event No.17:$2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Final Table’s Results
- Dominick Sarle from the U.S. – $164,243
- Jerry Wong from the U.S. – $101,514
- Daniel Strelitz from the U.S. – $67,820
- John Monnette from the U.S. – $46,294
- Matthew Schreiber from the U.S. – $32,033
- Alex Epstein from the U.S. – $23,052
- Philip Eisman from the U.S. – $16,833
Bariscan Betil had the most chips early on Day 3. But luck wasn’t on his side as he was sent packing in 11th position with $9,638. Several players cashed but failed to qualify for the final table. They included Andrew Brown, Alejandro Torres, Frank Kassela, Yehuda Buchatler, Maury Barrett, John Torrez, Steve Zolotow, Galen Hall, and Ralph Perry.
Action at the Final Table
Philip Eisman had the least chips at the table, and Badugi eliminated him shortly after the action began. The other six finalists had deep stacks. Alex Epstein and Matthew Scheriber got eliminated in the sixth and fifth positions.
Their elimination led to a four-handed play which was a back-and-forth battle. John Monnette, a four-time bracelet champion, fell short of stacks fast and left the table after several hands in a 2-7 triple draw. Daniel Strelitz followed him after a while when he lost his chips in an Ace-5 triple draw round.
How Jerry Wong Performed
Wong had a 2:1 stack lead when a heads-up battle started. But he soon lost the lead to Sarle after he made an ace-to-five wheel. Still, he didn’t back down easily as he doubled several times.
Sarle held a seven-six, and Wong held a nine-seven when a final hand appeared in an Ace-5 Triple Draw. The former said after the game that he felt relief when it ended as he managed to gain a huge chip lead.
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