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Buy-In: $2,500
Prize Pool: $702,975
Entrants: 309

Event 18 - $2,500 Seven-Card Razz

  • Jun 08, '12 - Jun 10, '12
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 10, 12)

 
 

Phil Hellmuth WIns Event no. 18 ($182,793)

Level: 28

Ante: 10,000
Bring In: 20,000
Completion: 50,000
Limits: 50,000-100,000

Phil Hellmuth WIns Event no. 18 ($182,793)
Don Zewin Eliminated in 2nd Place ($113,024)

Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth entered heads-up play with a nearly 5:1 chip lead over Don Zewin and never gave it up. Hellmuth managed to chip away at Zewin in Level 28 and won a big pot after forcing a fold from Zewin on the river in a pot that was bet on every street. Hellmuth ended that hand with over 2 million while Zewin was left with just 3 big bets.

On the final hand of the night, Don Zewin brought in the 6 for 20,000 and Phil Hellmuth called with a 2. Hellmuth bet 50,000 on fourth street, Zewin raised to 100,000, Hellmuth three-bet and Zewin called all in.

Hellmuth: 2 – A – J – 4 — A – 4 – 10
Zewin: 6 – K – J – 3 — 3 – 9 – 9

Hellmuth made a jack-low on the river and Zewin failed to improve. Don Zewin was eliminated 2nd place ($113,024) as Phil Hellmuth wins Event no. 18 ($182,793), and his record-setting 12th WSOP bracelet. This historic win also celebrates Hellmuth’s first bracelet in a non-hold’em event.

After the match, Hellmuth shared his excitement with the crowd, telling them that this is the first tournament in his life where he had no idea how much money first prize was as he accepted his bracelet. “I’ll have to break out some new hats here that have a 12 on the side,” joked Hellmuth as the crowd cheered.

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Player Tags: Don Zewin,   Phil Hellmuth
 

Level 26 Update: Hellmuth Leads Zewin Heads-Up; Cantu 3rd ($74,269)

Level: 26

Ante: 7,000
Bring In: 10,000
Completion: 30,000
Limits: 30,000-60,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 309

Average Chip Count: 1,158,750

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 5 — Phil Hellmuth — 1,665,000

Seat no. 8 — Don Zewin — 655,000

Players Eliminated:

Brandon Cantu — 3rd Place ($74,269)

Live Updates:

Brandon Cantu Eliminated in 3rd Place ($74,269)

Brandon Cantu

Don Zewin brought in the king for 10,000, Phil hellmuth completed the bet to 30,000 with a 7, Cantu called and Zewin folded. Cantu bet 30,000 on fourth street, Hellmuth raised to 60,000, Cantu three-bet all in and Hellmuth called.

Hellmuth: 7 – 8 – 4 – 10 — A – 5 – 6
Cantu: 5 – 2 – 3 – J — 3 – 4 – 9

Hellmuth made an eight-low while Cantu paired on the river. Brandon Cantu was eliminated in 3rd place ($74,269) as Hellmuth took a nearly 5:1 chip lead over Don Zewin going into heads-up play.

With the elimination of Brandon Cantu in 3rd place ($74,269), Phill Hellmuth took the chip lead going into heads-up play with about 1.9 million to Don Zewin’s 400,000.

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Player Tags: Don Zewin,   Phil Hellmuth,   Brandon Cantu
 

Level 25 Update: Scott Fischman Eliminated in 4th Place ($54,248)

Level: 25

Ante: 5,000
Bring In: 7,000
Completion: 25,000
Limits: 25,000-50,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 309

Average Chip Count: 772,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 5 — Phil Hellmuth — 1,700,000
Seat no. 6 — Brandon Cantu — 215,000

Seat no. 8 — Don Zewin — 415,000

Players Eliminated:

Scott Fischman — 4th Place ($54,248)

Live Updates:

Scott Fischman Eliminated in 4th Place ($54,248)

Scott Fischman

Scott Fischman came back from the dinner break on the short stack with just 4 big bets and was eliminated shortly after Level 25 began. Brandon Cantu brought in the 8 for 7,000, Don Zewin completed the bet to 25,000 with a 5, Scott Fischman raised to 50,000 with a 6, Cantu folded and Zewin called.

Zewin bet 25,000 on fourth street and Fischman called. Fischman bet 50,000 with a nine-low board on fifth street and Zewin called with a pair of fives. Fischman bet all in on sixth street and Zewin called.

Zewin: 5 – 4 – 5 – A — 2 – 6 – 10
Fischman: 6 – 9 – A – 10 — 2 – 4 – Q

Zewin had made a six-low on sixth street when the money went in and Fischman was drawing dead on the river. Scott Fischman was eliminated in 4th place ($54,248) while Zewin moved up to just under 700,000 in chips.

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Player Tags: Scott Fischman,   Don Zewin
 

Level 24 Update: Hellmuth Leads Final Four at Dinner Break; Taylor 5th ($40,167)

Level: 24

Ante: 5,000
Bring In: 5,000
Completion: 20,000
Limits: 20,000-40,000

Players Remaining: 4 out of 309

Average Chip Count: 579,375

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 2 — Scott Fischman — 204,000

Seat no. 5 — Phil Hellmuth — 1,131,000
Seat no. 6 — Brandon Cantu — 430,000

Seat no. 8 — Don Zewin — 558,000

Players Eliminated:

Brendan Taylor — 5th Place ($40,167)

Live Updates:

Brendan Taylor Eliminated in 5th Place ($40,167)

Brendan Taylor

Brendan Taylor came into the level as the short stack with just 2.5 big bets and was eliminated shortly thereafter. Taylor completed the bet to 20,000 with a 3, Brandon Cantu raised to 40,000 with an 8, Taylor three-bet all in and Cantu called.

Cantu: 8 – Q – 4 – 2 — 2 – 6 – 7
Taylor: 3 – K – 4 – Q — 6 – 7 – X

Cantu made an eight-low on the river and Taylor failed to improve. Brendan Taylor was eliminated in 5th place ($40,167) as the remaining 4 players headed into the dinner break.

The final four players took a one hour dinner break at the conclusion of Level 24 and will return at approximately 10:15pm local time to resume play.

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Player Tags: Brendan Taylor
 

Level 23 Update: Barry Greenstein Eliminated in 6th Place ($30,150)

Level: 23

Ante: 3,000
Bring In: 5,000
Completion: 15,000
Limits: 15,000-30,000

Players Remaining: 5 out of 309

Average Chip Count: 463,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Michael Chow — 145,000
Seat no. 2 — Scott Fischman — 340,000

Seat no. 5 — Phil Hellmuth — 795,000
Seat no. 6 — Brandon Cantu — 280,000
Seat no. 7 — Brendan Taylor — 100,000
Seat no. 8 — Don Zewin — 565,000

Players Eliminated:

Barry Greenstein — 6th Place ($30,150)

Live Updates:

Barry Greenstein Eliminated in 6th Place ($30,150)

Barry Greenstein

Barry Greenstein completed the bet to 15,000 with a 2, Brandon Cantu raised to 30,000 with a 4 and Greenstein called. Cantu bet 15,000 on fourth street, Greenstein raised to 24,000, Cantu reraised and Greenstein called all in.

Cantu: 4 – 2 – 9 – 9 — 3 – 7 – 10
Greenstein: 2 – 7 – J – 9 — 5 – 6 – 6

Cantu made a nine-low on sixth street and Greenstein paired sixes on the river. Barry Greenstein was eliminated in 6th place ($301,150).

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Player Tags: Barry Greenstein,   Brandon Cantu
 

Level 22 Update: Chow 7th ($22,945), Misteff 8th ($17,693)

Level: 22

Ante: 3,000
Bring In: 3,000
Completion: 12,000
Limits: 12,000-24,000

Players Remaining: 6 out of 309

Average Chip Count: 386,250

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 2 — Scott Fischman — 330,000

Seat no. 4 — Barry Greenstein — 225,000
Seat no. 5 — Phil Hellmuth — 500,000
Seat no. 6 — Brandon Cantu — 400,000
Seat no. 7 — Brendan Taylor — 451,000
Seat no. 8 — Don Zewin — 510,000

Players Eliminated:

Michael Chow — 7th Place ($22,945)
Jeff Misteff — 8th Place ($17,693)

Live Updates:

Jeff Misteff Eliminated in 8th Place ($17,693)

Jeff Misteff

Brendan Taylor completed the bet to 12,000 with a 6, Jeff Misteff raised to 24,000 with a 5 and Taylor called.

Misteff bet 12,000 on fourth street, Taylor called and then bet out 24,000 on fifth street and Misteff called. Misteff was all in for his last 10,000 on sixth street with a pair of fives on board against Taylor’s jack-high.

Taylor: 6 – 9 – J – 4 — A – 2 – 4
Misteff: 5 – 3 – 5 – 10 — A

Misteff was behind when the money when the money went in on sixth street against Taylor’s made nine-low. Jeff Misteff was eliminated in 8th place ($17,693).

Michael Chow Eliminated in 7th Place ($22,945)

Michael Chow bet 24,000 on fourth street with a 3-2 low and Phil Hellmuth called with a pair of aces on board. Chow bet his four-high on fifth street and Hellmuth raised to 48,000 after picking up a 3, Chow moved all in for another 10,000 and Hellmuth called.

Hellmuth: A – A – 3 – 9 — 2 – 5 – 10
Chow: 3 – 2 – 4 – J — 3 – 4 – 8

Hellmuth hit a nine on sixth street to give him a made nine-low and Chow failed to improve by the river. Michael Chow was eliminated in 7th place ($22,945) while Hellmuth moved up to about 500,000 after the hand.

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Action Begins, Official Final Table Now Underway

The final table of Event no. 18 ($2,500 Seven Card Razz) is now underway, and Card Player will be posting level-by-level updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

Day 3 began with 18 players, and with the elimination of David Rosenau in 9th Place ($13,827), the official 8-handed final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 21 with limits of 10,000-20,000 with a 2,000 ante, and will continue until a winner is determined.

With cards now back in the air, here is a look at the final table and how these players match up:

Seat no. 1 — Michael Chow — 145,000
Seat no. 2 — Scott Fischman — 270,000
Seat no. 3 — Jeff Misteff — 187,000
Seat no. 4 — Barry Greenstein — 115,000
Seat no. 5 — Phil Hellmuth — 446,000
Seat no. 6 — Brandon Cantu — 187,000
Seat no. 7 — Brendan Taylor — 451,000
Seat no. 8 — Don Zewin — 359,000

While only 8 remain, this event gathered 309 players, creating a total prize pool of $702,975. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $182,793
2nd Place — $113,024
3rd Place — $74,269
4th Place — $54,248
5th Place — $40,167
6th Place — $30,150
7th Place — $22,945
8th Place — $17,693

Be sure to check back with Card Player at the conclusion of each level for regular updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

 
 

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