2024 WSOP: Ivey, Mercier and Wong Will Fight For Prestigious Bracelet in $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Event #29: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship at 2024 World Series of Poker will have one of the most intense final showdowns in recent history. Three of the game’s most renowned players Danny Wong, Jason Mercier, and Phil Ivey are set to return for an unscheduled Day 4 to compete for the coveted gold bracelet and a top prize of $347,440.

Day 3 Recap

After nearly 13 hours of action, the tournament could not be concluded as the final three players from a starting field of 149 remained. Danny Wong ended Day 3 as the chip leader with 3,730,000, followed by Jason Mercier with 2,955,000, and Phil Ivey with 2,260,000.

Chip Counts Heading into Day 4

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Bets
1 Danny WongUnited States3,730,00019
2 Jason MercierUnited States2,955,00015
3 Phil IveyUnited States2,260,00011

The Contenders

Danny Wong: Wong, a WSOP veteran, has been competing since 2006 and boasts seven live final tables, including a second-place finish in this very event in 2021. He secured his first bracelet in a $600 No-Limit Hold’em event last year, pushing his WSOP live earnings past $2 million. His performance over the last three days has been nothing short of stellar, maintaining his chip lead and positioning himself strongly for the final showdown.

Jason Mercier: A five-time bracelet winner between 2009-2016, Mercier took a hiatus to focus on family but made a triumphant return last year by winning the $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 event, securing his sixth bracelet. Now, at 37, he aims to join the elite group of players with seven bracelets, solidifying his place in poker history and making a strong case for the Poker Hall of Fame.

Phil Ivey: Widely regarded as one of the greatest poker players of all time, Ivey’s illustrious career includes 10 WSOP bracelets. His last bracelet win was in 2014, and he has come close several times since. Capturing this bracelet would break his tie with legends like Johnny Chan, Doyle Brunson, and Erik Seidel, moving him into sole possession of second place on the all-time leaderboard.

Jason Mercier

Day 3 Highlights

Day 3 began with 13 players, and the final two tables were quickly set as eliminations ensued. Notable players like Taylor Wilson, Tobias Leknes, and Brian Tate exited early. Allen Kessler, earning his 116th career WSOP cash, was eliminated in 10th place by Wong’s 7-6. Steve Zolotow and Renan Bruschi followed, with Bruschi falling just short of the final table.

The final table saw Mercier leading with 1,985,000 chips. Justin Saliba, entering with less than 200,000 chips, was the first to be eliminated in seventh place by Ivey’s pat 7-6. Benny Glaser, the defending champion, struggled and eventually exited in fourth place after Wong’s 7-6 bested his 8-5 in a crucial hand.

As three-handed play commenced, Ivey faced several short stack situations but managed to triple up twice, keeping his hopes alive. Wong overtook Mercier in the final minutes of the day before play was halted at 2 a.m. local time.

Final Table Payouts

4 Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom$104,825
5 Jonathan CohenCanada$75,015
6 Philip SternheimerUnited Kingdom$55,553

Looking Ahead to Day 4

The action resumes at Level 25 with blinds of 50,000-100,000 and 100,000-200,000 limits. With each player holding more than 10 big bets, the final day promises a long, strategic battle as Wong, Mercier, and Ivey vie for the prestigious WSOP title. The stage is set for an epic conclusion to one of poker’s most revered events, with history on the line for all three contenders.

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