Event #44: $2,500 Seven Card Razz

Prizepool and Payouts

• Ниво 5: 250-500, 50 ante

Indeed the final number of entries for this year’s Razz event is 363 which is what it looked like and was mentioned by us a few posts below. This creates a total prizepool of $825,825 where the winner will walk away with $210,615, a little less than the $214,085 that Frank Kassela got last year.

In total, 40 players will get paid starting with at least $4,475. Stay tuned with us for the next few days as the players reach the money and then play down to a champion.

Updated Chip Counts

Greg Dyer us
Greg Dyer
us 20,200 12,700
Chau Giang us
Chau Giang
us 15,300 4,300
Max Stern us
Max Stern
us 15,000 2,700
Chris Bjorin se
Chris Bjorin
se 12,700
Michael Binger us
Michael Binger
us 12,300 4,300
12,100 5,200
Hasan Habib us
Hasan Habib
us 10,600 -1,900
10,200 2,200
9,900 -100
Dan O'Brien us
Dan O'Brien
us 9,100
Perry Friedman us
Perry Friedman
us 8,700 300
Justin Smith us
Justin Smith
us 8,500 -1,500
Phil Laak us
Phil Laak
us 8,300 50
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 7,100 2,600
6,300 -2,200
6,200 -3,800
Shawn Buchanan ca
Shawn Buchanan
ca 6,000 -4,500
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
us 5,800 -1,700
5,200 -3,000
Berry Johnston us
Berry Johnston
us 5,100 300
4,100 -800
3,100 -900

Doubling Up Like a Champ

[user66118] • Ниво 5: 250-500, 50 ante

We picked up the action on fourth street in a heads-up pot between Shawn Buchanan and Berry Johnston.

Buchanan: (X)(X) / {6-}{8-}{a-}
Johnston: (X)(X) / {a-}{5-}{a-}

Johnston bet his lead on fourth street, and Buchanan bet into him when he picked up the lead on fifth. Johnston raised, and Buchanan raised it back to force the last 1,200 of his opponent's chips into the pot. With Johnston at risk, the cards were turned up and run out.

Buchanan: ({a-}{3-}) / {6-}{8-}{a-}{q-}
Johnston: ({3-}{6-}) / {a-}{5-}{a-}{6-}

Johnston paired again on sixth street, but Buchanan's {6-} on seventh street meant he was drawing very live. He just needed to find a non-pairing card less than a queen to double up. He peeled a {10-}, and his ten-six moves him back up to about 5,100 and back into the game.

Тагове: Berry JohnstonShawn Buchanan

Post Dinner Chau

Giang: (X)(X) / {6-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{7-Hearts}
Opponent 1: (X)(X) / {5-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{K-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}
Opponent 2: (X)(X) / {5-Clubs}{Q-Spades} FOLDED

Opponent 2 completed and Chau Giang and Opponent 1 both called. On fourth, Opponent 1 led out, opponent 2 folded and Giang stuck around. Giang bet fifth and after he received a call, he bet sixth as well but his opponent folded. Nevertheless, the fold gave Giang the post-dinner pot.

Chau Giang us
Chau Giang
us 11,000

Тагове: Chau Giang


[user66118] • Ниво 5: 250-500, 50 ante

The number on the board is frozen at 363 players, and it looks like that might be our final tally now that registration is closed.

It's a fine number, but it's a bit of a disappointment we couldn't scrounge up three more players to top last year's field size. We'll have the official number and the prize pool as soon as it's announced.

Fiorvanti Flexing

[user66118] • Ниво 5: 250-500, 50 ante

A player completed with a {6-} up, and Tim Fiorvanti raised with a {2-}. With a caller strung along in the middle, Fiorvanti and his opponent capped it on third street, and it was three-handed to fourth. The monkey in the middle would drop out on the next card.

Fiorvanti: (X)(X) / {2-}{a-}{j-}{k-}
Opponent: (X)(X) / {6-}{2-}{k-}{q-}

Mr. Opponent was the one who put in the last raise on third street, and Fiorvanti took the betting lead on fourth. He fired bets there, on fifth, and on sixth street. His opponent called the first two, but that king-queen was pretty ugly, and he tucked and mucked to Fiorvanti's big bet.

With that pot, Fiorvanti climbs up over 16,000 and into the mix of the big stacks.

Тагове: Tim Fiorvanti


Chow Time

[user66118] • Ниво 4: 200-400, 50 ante

We're four levels into this day with four more to go. But first, we'll take a half-hour mini dinner break, and play will resume just after 10:45 P.M.

Get Yer Low Cards

[user66118] • Ниво 4: 200-400, 50 ante

Jason Mercier has joined the table that was formerly being run by his buddy Allen Bari, and the two of them are sitting side by side in the seven and eight seats, respectively. When we walked up, Mercier was playing a pot.

Mercier: (X)(X) / {a-}{4-}{3-}{2-} / (X)
Opponent: (X)(X) / {3-}{7-}{8-}{a-} / (X)

Mercier was leading the betting when we walked up on fifth, and it's fair to say he was probably leading it on third and fourth as well. His opponent called the fifth-street bet, and another one on sixth, and Mercier checked on seventh. The other player made the last bet, and Mercier wasn't going to call. He fanned out his full seven cards as he stared them down: {a-}{2-}{3-} / {a-}{4-}{3-}{2-}.

It's a pretty hand, but it's pretty worthless in razz, and Mercier spun his seven low cards into the muck, dropping his stack down to about 6,700.

Тагове: Jason Mercier

Ramdin Learns a Trick

[user66118] • Ниво 4: 200-400, 50 ante

We were just hovering around Victor Ramdin's table for a little bit, because it's a near-guarantee there'll be some entertaining conversation. The topic right now? The ranking of the suits. Ramdin wasn't sure what the order was, so he asked the table. The player next to him, "Mr. Fox" provided the mnemonic device to help him out. "Just remember," he said. "She Has D Cups."

"Oh, so the "S" is for spades," Ramdin correctly surmised. "And the "H" is for diamonds..." he trailed off. It's for hearts, actually, and Ramdin still appears to have some studying to do. But more important things first. "I'm trying to make this a drinking table," he turned around and said to us. "I wanna get them drinking."

With that, he turned back to the table and stuck his arm out to the gentleman in Seat 5. "What's your name, sir?" (Charlie) "Charlie? You need to have a drink with me. Come on, you really need to have a drink with me." The gentleman politely declined, but Ramdin was still insisting as we walked away. "Come on, just one drink. You really should have a drink with me. Come on, you're old enough to drink. Have a drink with me. Come on...."

Ramdin is enjoying himself a great deal over there, and his stack shows signs of improvement with about 9,500 chips now.

Тагове: Victor Ramdin