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Ralph 'Rep' Porter Wins World Series of Poker $2,500 Razz Event

Porter Earns $210,615 For His Second WSOP Win

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Rep PorterIt took an extra day of play, but Ralph “Rep” Porter finally finished off Stephen Su in the $2,500 Razz event to secure his second career WSOP gold bracelet and the $210,615 first-place prize.

Porter’s first gold bracelet came in 2008 in a $1,500 six-handed no-limit hold’em event and he now has nearly $1.5 million in career earnings.

Porter defeated a final table that included notables such as Scott Epstein (eighth), Matt Smith (seventh), Chris Bjorin (sixth), Andreas Krause (fifth), Robert Williamson III (fourth), Tommy Chen (third) and the aforementioned Su, who battled for a long time on the short stack before finally succumbing to Porter’s 9-8 low.

Despite scoring his second bracelet and therefore separating himself from the numerous one-hit wonders the WSOP has produced over the years, Porter explained that his first title was more meaningful.

“The gold bracelet I won a few years ago means more,” he said. “I had just gotten back into poker from working on Wall Street. I played a lot of poker tournament in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. I had two seconds and two fourths, plus a lot of top-20 finishes, but I had never won anything. I wanted to win the gold bracelet so bad, and I fulfilled that. I have no had some wins since then, [but] the first one is always the most special.”

Here’s how all of the action happened according to Card Player’s live updates.

Scott EpsteinScott Epstein Eliminated in 8th Place ($19,365)

Scott Epstein completed the bet with a 5, Chris Bjorin raised with a 7 and Epstein called.

Epstein: 8 – 2 – 5 – Q – 6 – 5 – 8
Bjorin: A – 2 – 7 – 9 – J – 5 – 10

Bjorin bet on both fourth and fifth streets and Esptein called all in on fifth. Bjorin made a nine-low on sixth street while Epstein bricked out. Scott Epstein was the fist one eliminated in 8th place ($19,365).

Matt Smith Eliminated in 7th Place ($25,228)

Tommy Chen completed the bet with an A on thrd street and Matt Smith called with a 7.
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Smith: 8 – 5 – 7 – 3 – A – 3 – 2
Chen: 6 – 5 – A – 4 – 2 – 4 – 10

Smith got it all in on sixth street and made a seven-low on the river but Chen made a six-low on the turn to win the pot. Matt Smith was eliminated in 7th place ($25,228).

Chris BjorinChris Bjorin Eliminated in 6th Place ($33,338)

Chris Bjorin completed the bet with a 5 on third street and Rep Porter called with a 9.

Bjorin: 8 – 6 – 5 – K – 4 – Q – Q
Porter: A – 2 – 9 – 5 – 8 – J – 3

Porter bet on fourth, fifth and sixth streets and Bjorin called all in on sixth street. Porter made a nine-low on fifth street and improved his hand to an eight-low on the river while Bjorin bricked and was eliminated in 6th place ($33,338).

Andreas Krause Eliminated in 5th Place ($44,693)

Andreas Krause was all in on third street with a 10 against Tommy Chen’s 8.

Krause: 2 – 5 – 10 – Q – J – 6 – 10
Chen: A – 5 – 8 – 10 – 4 – K – 3

Chen made an eight-low on the river to win the pot and Andreas Krause was eliminated in 5th place ($44,693).

Robert Williamson IIIRobert Williamson III Eliminated in 4th Place ($60,788)

Robert Williamson was all in on fifth street with a J – 10 against Rep Porter’s J – 9.

Williamson: J – 4 – 10 – 2 – 3 – Q
Porter: A – 6 – 9 – J – 5 – 10

Porter made a ten-low on sixth street and even further improved his hand with an 8 on seventh street. Williamson threw his river card into the muck and Rep Porter won the pot. Robert Williamson III was eliminated in 4th place ($60,788).

Tommy Chen Eliminated in 3rd Place ($83,895)

Tommy Chen got it all in on third street with an A and Stephen Su called with an 8.

Chen: 8 – 7 – A – 10 – 9 – 10 – 10
Su: A – 5 – 8 – Q – 9 – 4 – J

Su made a nine-low on sixth street while Chen paired tens. Still with a live draw, Tommy Chen tripped up on the river and was eliminated in 3rd place ($83,895).

Stephen SuStephen Su Eliminated in 2nd Place ($123,925)

Stephen Su started the day as the chip leader, but Rep Porter quckly stole the lead early in the match after raking a big pot with a nine-low after Su double-paired on seventh street. Porter extended his lead after taking down another big pot with a nine-low against Su’s ten-low. Porter took a 2:1 chip lead that hand with roughly 1.8 million to Su’s 900,000.

Porter continued to extend his lead and eventually Su was whittled down to his last few bets before getting it all in on third street with an A against porter’s 8.

Su: 3 – 2 – A – 4 – 10 – K – Q
Porter: 9 – 6 – 8 – 8 – 2 – Q – 4

Su had the nut low draw on fourth street but only managed to make a ten-low by the river while Porter drew out to a nine-low to win the pot. Stephen Su was eliminated in 2nd place ($123,925) and it was Rep Porter that won the gold bracelet in Event No. 44 and the $200,459 grand prize.