That's a wrap here from the feature table in the Amazon room! It took just over six levels for the final table of seven to be whittled down to one champion. In the end, Jesse Martin was able to overcome 2010 champion David "Bakes" Baker during heads up play to capture the title, the gold bracelet, and the $253,524 in first-place prize money.
At the start of the day, it was six-time WSOP champion Layne Flack who led the field, but over the course of play the chip lead traded hands several time. During the sparring at the table, the one player who could not seem to gain any traction was John Hennigan. After roughly an hour of play, Hennigan became the first player to hit the rail when he moved all in and stood pat against Konstantin Puchkov, Puchkov also stood pat but held a better hand and Hennigan was eliminated from play.
Following Hennigan's elimination, the remaining players played six-handed for quite some time. Players like Jeff Lisandro, Jon Turner, and eventual champion Martin all found themselves riding a short stack and they all found an eventual double up. After much trading of chips, it was start-of-day chip leader Flack to fall next. Flack's hopes of gaining a seventh bracelet were dashed when he and Martin both drew one card. Both paired up, but Martin's pair was smaller and Flack was eliminated in sixth place.
Martin had a massive chip lead coming back from dinner for three-handed play and he never looked back. Puchkov fell quickly after dinner at Martin's hands and suddenly Martin and Baker were heads up for the bracelet. After several raise-and-takes, the match finally came to a head a mere nine hands in. Martin opened with a raise from the button and Baker moved all in over the top. Martin called and both players drew one card. Baker picked up a king to give him a king-low while Martin was able to pull a winning ten for a ten-low. Baker was eliminated as the runner-up and pocketed $156,674.
Lynn Gilmartin was there to catch an emotional Martin straight after his win:
Final Table Payouts
|2||David "Bakes" Baker||USA||$156,674|
We here at PokerNews extend our congratulations to Jesse Martin on grabbing hold of his first WSOP bracelet. That does it from the only No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball event of the 2013 WSOP! Be sure to check out our Live Reporting page for updates from other events on the tournament floor!