WASSUP '09: Le And Juanda Make #55 Final Nine
July 1, 2021

The World Series of Poker, 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball, Event #55 final Nine are set to begin again today, and as is often the case with these slightly more obscure games, we once again have quite a few well known pros still in it to win it.

John Juanda, Blair Rodman and Nam Le have all reached the difficult Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw final nine, a fact which almost certainly made it tough for the other final nine opponents to get any sleep last night.  Together these three have earned over $13 million in tournament cashes. 

Over $5,000,000 of those cashes belongs to Nam Le, yet remarkably unlike Rodman and Juanda, he has never actually won a World Series of Poker bracelet, putting him easily near the top of the list of pros that are more than due.

Certainly Nam wants this win, but as this is Juanda's fourth final table of this year's Series, he's probably a little hungry for the W as well, which should make for some exciting final table fireworks.

To catch all the final table action that begins today (7/1) at 2:00 p.m. PST, check out, powered by PokerNews for live updates and chip counts, and then check out the PokerRoad Nation, for tweets straight from the Rio.

The starting chip stacks for the 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) Day 3 are as follows:

Hertzel Zalewski - 111000

Nam Le - 95000

Masayoshi Tanaka - 345000

Brad Libson - 146000

Kris Lord - 87000

Julie Schneider - 163000

John Juanda - 182000

Blair Rodman - 358000

Abe Mosseri - 447000

Story by Mark Anderson

Sweet Tweets* from the Deuce-to-Seven Lowball.

I've got $5k in last longers in the triple draw...probably my third best game...plan on really exploiting these greatly inexperiencedplayers
-Justin Smith

I be uber tweeting biatches
-Daniel Negreanu
Up to 60k now..tuan and I are going to serious war with him on my direct right...very loose and aggressive play...
-Justin Smith

I have 40k with 38 players left. Avg is 50k and it pays 24 spots.. Moved to a table with a lady at it. She's a bit of a whackjob surprise?
-Daniel Negreanu

In the money. Another back to back cashes. My 8th cash of the series with the main event still on the horizon.
-Daniel Negreanu

Apparently the lady reads my twitter. Oops lol. Oh well, when I sat down I swore she was a little off or slow. My bad!
-Daniel Negreanu

with all the pain and heartaches you have put me through, give me this bracelet and ill forgive you. Ladies i'm sure you can relate to this.
-Nam Le

*A sampling of Twitter posts from Event #55, courtesy of the
PokerRoad Nation.

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