PGT Mixed Games: Jerry Wong cruises in Event #6: $10,200 Triple Draw Mix

Jerry Wong Ev 67 Day 1A (Image: Haley Hintze)
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Posted on: March 05, 2024 12:58 PST

On Tuesday, Jerry Wong continued the PokerGO Tour's recent run of first-time Tour winners by claiming the title in Event #6 of the PGT's ongoing Mixed Games series, Event #6: $10,200 Triple Draw Mix. Wong dominated much of the second half of the event, ending Monday's Day 1 with a dominant lead. Except for a brief stretch in Day 2's opening level, he held the lead throughout on his way to victory.

Wong earned $164,500 in addition to his WPT Mixed Games winner's trophy in this triple-draw tourney, which featured rotating rounds in three popular triple-draw variants -- deuce-to-seven lowball, ace-to-five lowball, and badugi. The live-streamed Day 2 action featured the final four players, with Max Hoffman finishing as the runner-up, Scott Lake placing third, and "Johnny World" Hennigan claiming fourth.

Three other players cashed in the event, which broke through the money bubble late in Monday's action. Felipe Ramos, Hal Rotholz, and Philip Sternheimer finished in spots five through seven. Event #6 drew 47 entries, creating a $470,000 prize pool.

Wong outlasts Hoffman's early surge

Day 2's early storyline centered on Hoffman, not Wong. Hoffman began the day as the short stack but claimed several early pots against Wong, briefly taking the lead at one point. Hoffman surged past Lake and Hennigan to emerge as Wong's final foe, even as Womg closed in on the win.

The final hand, in an ace-to-five round, found an all-in Hoffman drawing thin on his last draw, taking one card to his 6-5-3-A. Wong, though, had a made hand (8-6-3-2-A) and held pat. When Hoffman missee his outs, needing a seven, four, or deuce, the final pot and the win went Wong's way.

Wong, who won his first WSOP bracelet last summer, continued his post-pandemic surge of strong finishes in major poker events. Tuesday's payday pushed him over the $6 million mark in career live-tourney winnings.

Event #2 winner Hennigan began the day in second place but ended the day as the first player to hit the rail.. Johnny World still expanded his lead in the Mixed Games series' leaderboard race with his third final table and fourth cash of the series through six completed events.

Event #6: $10,200 Triple Draw Mix Payouts

Place Name Country PGT Points Prize
1st Jerry Wong United States 165 $164,500
2nd Max Hoffman United States 103 $103,400
3rd Scott Lake United States 68 $68,150
4th John Hennigan United States 49 $49,350
5th Felipe Ramos Brazil 38 $37,600
6th Hal Rotholz United States 28 $28,200
7th Philip Sternheimer United Kingdom 19 $18,800

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