Event #36: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball

Kruse Tries to Win Gold For Germany; Cheong Goes For First Bracelet

Max Kruse

Welcome to PokerNews' Day 3 coverage of Event #36: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball. The starting field of 241 entrants is down to just six players, each looking to capture a coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet and the $89,483 first-place prize. On top of the chip counts is Steven Wolansky with 257,000, but he'll have to outlast a talented final table to emerge with the victory.

Joseph Cheong was the chip leader leading up to the final table and is looking to capture his first gold bracelet after more than one close call over the years. Also as the final table is German football star Max Kruse. Denied the chance to play at the World Cup for Germany, Kruse finds himself at the final table looking to capture a bracelet.

Here is the final table lineup:

2Samuel Touil233,000
3Orjan Skommo109,000
4Joseph Cheong221,500
5Steven Wolansky257,000
6Christopher Mecklin145,000
7Max Kruse131,000

Play is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. so be sure to keep it here at PokerNews to see who emerges with the bracelet!

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