Nick Schulman blasted his way through a 101-player field to grab his second WSOP title in three years. Event 60, a 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-limit) event, had a $10,000 buy-in. Schulman walked away with $295,000 in first prize earnings. The event that lasted three days saw some of poker’s biggest names fight it out for the coveted gold bracelet.
Event 60 started with a bang at the Amazon room at Rio, where most of the players were acquainted with the other. Despite the chilled out atmosphere, the players maintained their competitive edge during the tournament. Several well-known poker players were eliminated and had exited the tournament by the end of Day-1. Among the many were Allen Cunningham, Brandon Cantu, Tom Marchese and Chad Brown who lost their chance to win the bracelet.
On Day-2 with just 54-players remaining, the sheer tension between players increased several fold. As the remaining contestants battled it out for a place at the final table, a few players had to say goodbye to the tournament, and were subsequently eliminated. Tom Schneider, Jennifer Harmon, David Williams, Phil Ivey, Justin Bonomo and Barry Greenstein were among the list of contests eliminated, right before they could cash out the money. Other players like Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier, Marco Traniello and Erik Seidel were luckier, as they were eliminated after cashing-out.
By Day-3, the drama filled the air, as the remaining 10-players came in to compete for the final eight. However, Any Bloch and Larry Wright missed the chance to play at the final table, having been eliminated at the beginning of Day-3. At the final Table, Ali Eslamiwas eliminated at 8th place followed by Bob Bright at 7th place. Bob Bright had the shortest of stacks and was not a match for the remaining six. John Juandawas knocked out at the 6th place against Ashton Griffin. Griffin was rock solid, and after several attempts, Juanda conceded defeat. However soon to follow Juanda was his eliminator Griffin, who was eliminated at 5th place. Following Griffin were Benjamin Parker and George Danzer, at 4th and 3rd place respectively. The table was now left with just Mike Wattel and Nick Schulman who locked their hands in a heads up play.
Schulman was steady with a comfortable chip lead against Wattel. Within just 10 minutes of heads up play, Schulman crushed Wattel and walked out with his second World Series of Poker bracelet.

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