With his victory in event #38 of the current World Series of Poker (WSOP), the US$10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship, the Brazilian Pedro Bromfman became the first Latin American to win a World Series tournament this summer. His win versus American Scott Seiver won him US$294,616 in prize money.
Bromfman gave the 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship a samba rhythm.
Sunday marked the conclusion of one of the most sought mixed game events of the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) schedule. Event #38 of this year’s World Series was the $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship. Pedro Bromfman, who is more known for his job in the music industry, dominated this version and finished up with all of the chips in play, claiming the first golden bracelet of his career and, incidentally, becoming the first Latin American to win a championship at this year’s WSOP.
Bromfman defeated Scott Seiver of the United States in heads-up play, earning him a resounding US$294,616 prize. His runner-up earned a payout of US$182,086 for coming in second place. Cary Katz, also from the home nation of the WSOP, received US$131,362 for finishing in third place. The fourth-place finisher was Canadian Alex Livingston, who earned US$96,104. The fifth-place finisher was the renowned Brazilian shark Yuri Dzivielevski, who, with a prize of US$71,315, completed a great balance for those from the country of the samba, in an event of a format in which it is not traditionally competed in the Latin American regional circuit.
The champion alternates his presence in the ring with his career as a composer and music producer, for which he has become well-known for works such as the elaboration of the soundtrack for the 2014 film Robocop and the television series Narcos, Elite Squad, and Elite Squad II, as well as the video game Max Payne 3. His most recent works include Panama Papers, Thumper, The Story of Us, Chain of Command, The Blackout, and Need for Speed: Heat. Far Cry 6, the most recent project in which the native of Rio de Janeiro contributed, was published by Ubisoft on October 7, 2021. This videogame’s soundtrack has been nominated for several international awards.
The tournament had 121 participants, creating a prize fund of $1,128,325 from which the top 19 finishers profited. We present the prizes for the competition’s top ten finishers, including the legendary Phil Hellmuth in ninth place (US$31,796):
Winner: Pedro Bromfman (Brazil) US$294.616
Runner up: Scott Seiver (United States) US$182,086
Cary Katz finished third (United States) US$131,362
Fourth place: Alex Livingston (Canada) $96,104
5th: Yuri Dzivielevski (Brazil) US$71,315
Farzad Bonyadi (United States) placed sixth with $53,687
7th: Eli Elezra (Israel) US$41,011
Andrew Kelsall (USA) placed eighth with $31,796.
United States’ Phil Hellmuth placed ninth with $31,796.
Dan Shak (United States) placed 10th and received $25,026.