Cummings Wins First WSOP Bracelet

Aaron “AJ” Cummings has finally won his first ever Gold bracelet at the World Series of Poker, and he earned a nice payday in the process as well. It took three days to get it done, but Cummings was able to win Event #22: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw. 

Not only did Cumming take home the top prize, but he also earned more than $146,000 by defeating Yuichi Kanai in heads up play, but even that wasn’t easy. Those two players battled it out for over 90 minutes, but it was Cummings that came up with the right calls down the stretch.

Some people have gone decades of WSOP action without ever winning a gold bracelet, but Cummings was able to get it done early in his career. The win over the weekend actually earned him more money than he had ever won total in this event. 

While Kanai was representing Japan at the final table, the other top players were all from the United States. Female Heather Alcorn was also in the mix to win this event, but she had to settle for a fourth-place finish. 

Cumming made the trip down from Montana to participate in the WSOP, and the win might cause him to enter some of the other upcoming events. 

Bracelet Winners in the Mix

This win from Cummings was even more impressive when looking at the players that he had to deal with. There were just 13 players that advanced to Day 3, and that list included two players that have already won a gold bracelet. 

Danny Wong and Ilija Savevski were the previous gold bracelet winners that were in the mix, but everyone was chasing Kanai when the final day started. Cummings was sitting in third place heading into the final day, and it took some great play in order to close the sizeable gap. 

Since there were only seven player that could be at the feature table, the action was fierce as players tried to get into that spot. 

Cummings Makes a Run

Wong was the first player to be eliminated at the final table, and he was knocked out by Heather Alcorn. Cummings was able to stay out of the early action at the final table, and that allowed him an opportunity to come up with a strategy. 

Alcorn is a former WSOP Dealer of the Year, but she has been making a name for herself with her great poker play of late. When there were just three players to go, that is when Cummings started to get extremely aggressive. 

He delivered the knockout blow to Alexander Wilkinson, and that left just two players competing in this event. Cummings was still behind at this point, but he used his aggressive style to take over the chip lead. 

The final hand was extremely tight as well, and it wasn’t going to be decided until the final card was turned over. Cummings was able to bluff Kanai into making a big mistake as the Japanese player went all-in with a poor hand.


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