The explosive Finnish player Ville Wahlbeck, who is having an extraordinarily successful WSOP thus far and must be in contention for the WSOP Player of the Year kudos, managed not only another final table this year, but a second placing in Event 23 – the $10 000 buy-in 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship (No-Limit).
 
The competition pulled in an entry field of 96 despite the expensive buy-in, building a prize pool of $902 400 for the competitive likes of David Benyamine, Justin Smith, Roland de Wolfe, Steve Sung, Michael Binger, Jean-Robert Bellande, Jason Gray, Chris Bjorin, Greg Raymer, Vince Musso, Archie Karas and 2008 lowball champ Mike Matusow.
 
Railbirds were anticipating a dream finish between Wahlbeck and Steve Sung, both of whom were in the hunt for their second WSOP bracelets, but in the end it was Sung who was eliminated in third place to make way for a hard fought heads up between Wahlbeck and Nick Schulman, with the latter holding a 2 to 1 advantage. 
 
The duo slugged it out with Wahlbeck on the brink of elimination several times, only to fight his way back into contention, but Schulman managed to control the game and was victorious, collecting his first WSOP bracelet and $279 742 for his effort, whilst Wahlbeck collected the runner-up's check for $172 864, adding to his very profitable WSOP run this year