Despite never having played in a triple draw tournament before, Nicholas Seiken somehow managed to navigate his way through a field of 109 in the $10,000 deuce-to-seven lowball triple draw event at the 2018 World Series of Poker to earn his first bracelet and the $287,987 first-place prize.
“This is my first standalone triple draw tournament,” Seiken said to WSOP reporters. “I played the eight-game four or five times, but I haven’t even played a $1,500 triple draw tournament, just cause of the timing. I loved it in the eight-game and I cashed the $10,000 stud, so I had a little money to shoot at it.”
Ohel, whose bracelet came in the 2012 $2,500 triple draw event, earned $177,992 for his second-place finish. He now has ten final-table appearances on his WSOP resume, including three runner-up showings.
Other notables who finished in the money included Michael Noori (9th), Calvin Anderson (12th), Mike Matusow (14th), and Todd Brunson (16th).
Here is a look at the final table results.