Moulder Wins First WSOP Bracelet

Patrick Moulder has been performing well at the 2024 World Series of Poker, but he came up just a bit short in his first few events. Moulder was able to get in the win column over the weekend, and he was able to pick up his first ever WSOP bracelet. 

The win for Moulder came in the $2,500 mixed triple draw lowball event, and he also took home more than $177,000 by taking home first place. Moulder is from Las Vegas, and he didn’t have to travel far to earn one of the most prestigious prizes in the poker world. 

This was easily the biggest win of his career, and he also had his second and third biggest wins during this year’s event. His first two cashes came in eighth and ninth place, and he was looking for a massive score to boost his career total.

There were 371 entries in the $2,500 mixed triple draw lowball event, and that pushed the guaranteed prize much higher than what was initially predicted. It’s nothing new to see the guaranteed prize money get increased as the 2024 WSOP is on pace to become the most popular version of the event. 

An Interesting Event

Most of the tournaments at the WSOP are played as a traditional no-limit hold’em poker, but that was not the case at all in this tournament. There were a number of different forms of poker hands played, including deuce-to-seven triple draw lowball, ace-to-five triple draw lowball, and badugi. 

In order to win this event, players have to be smart about how they attack each hand, and they have to know when to strike. Moulder was not always in control of the chips in this event, but he made some great calls when he had to.

The top 56 players in this tournament all walked away with some cash, but there were just six total players at the final table. One of those players was Shaun Deeb, but the six-time bracelet winner was the first to be eliminated in this event. 

Moulder actually delivered the knockout blow of Deeb, and that gave him the momentum and confidence to go on an even bigger run. He came into the 2024 WSOP as a relative unknown, but he has been making a name for himself at this event. 

Final Table Action

Matthew Smith was the player that finished in fifth place, and he was also looking for his first ever WSOP bracelet. The fourth place finisher in this event was Chad Eveslage, and he has already won three WSOP bracelets throughout his career. 

Yuebin Guo went on a big run of eliminating players in this event, but he got knocked out himself to finish in third place. That set the stage for heads up play, and it was Ian Chan trying to take the throne from Moulder. 

Chan had a slight lead when heads up play began, but a big win from Moulder flipped the chip count in his favor. From there it was all Moulder as he strategically took control of this event.


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