Larry Wright of Texas this Sunday won the WSOP's Event #30, the $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball. Wright, a retired trucker and businessman, beat a number of stars on the final table to claim a $101,975 first prize.
The 2012 World Series of Poker this Sunday witnessed a spectacular win by part-time poker player
and retired trucker Larry Wright in Event #30, the $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball.
Wright, a native Texan who has played in the series since the 1970s, entered the Lowball event with 285 other runners, including many of the world's top pros.
The tournament took place over three days and featured a power-house final table, which included four former WSOP champions.
Brandon Cantu, who finished as runner-up, was gunning for what would have been his third golden bracelet.
This was also the case for two-time winners Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi and Rep Porter, who busted in fourth and sixth place, respectively.
Finally, Erick Lindgren
, who has won a single bracelet, finished in fifth.
None of the pros, however, managed to stop Wright, who finished on top of the event to claim his first bracelet and a $101,975 first prize.
When asked what he wanted to do with the money, Wright surprisingly declared that he has plans to donate part of his winnings to a charity in Sudan.
The charity, he said according to the WSOP website
, works with housing projects in the conflict-ridden nation, and will receive the majority of the prize sum while Wright himself keeps the golden bracelet.