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Buy-In: $2,500
Prize Pool: $839,500
Entrants: 365

Event 40 - $2,500 Seven Card Razz

  • Jun 21, '10 - Jun 23, '10
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 23, 10)

 
 

Final Table Update: Frank Kassela Wins

Stakes: Ante: 20,000 Stakes: 80,000 – 160,000 Bringin: 20,000 Completion: 80,000

Players Remaining: 1 out of 365

Average Chip Count: 2,737,500

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Frank Kassela — 2,737,500

Eliminations:

2. Maxwell Troy — $132,229

Big Hands:

Maxwell Troy

Maxwell Troy Eliminated in 2nd Place ($132,229), Frank Kassela Wins Event No.40 ($214,085)

Maxwell Troy brought-in and Frank Kassela completed. Troy bet and Kassela raised. Troy threw in another raise, getting the rest of his stack into the middle. Kassela called. Troy’s board ran out (3 – 2) – (6 – 8 – 7 – Q) – (4) but was no good against the board of Kassela which read (4 – 3) – (2 – 5 – 9 – 5) – (7). Kassela’s 7-5 low was good aginast the 7-6 of Troy.

Player Tags: Frank Kassela,   Maxwell Troy
 

Final Table Update: Vladimir Shchemelev and Melville Lewis Eliminated

Stakes: Ante: 15,000 Stakes: 60,000 – 120,000 Bringin: 20,000 Completion: 60,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 365

Average Chip Count: 1,368,750

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Maxwell Troy — 1,750,000
2. Frank Kassela — 990,000

Eliminations:

4. Vladimir Shchemelev — $61,795
3. Melville Lewis — $85,284

Big Hands:

Vladimir ShchemelevVladimir Shchemelev Eliminated in 4th Place ($61,795)

Frank Kassela completed for 50,000 and Vladimir Shchemelev made it 100,000. Kassela put in a third-bet and Shchemelev called for his last 35,000. Kassela’s board ran out (A – 4) – (7 – 9 – 10 – 9) – (5) and was way good against the (A – 6) – (8 – 8 – 8 – 8) – (3) of Shchemelev. The quads were no good for the Russian and he was eliminated. Kassela was up to 720,000 after the hand.

Melville Lewis Eliminated in 3rd Place ($85,284)

Melville Lewis had the bring-in and Maxwell Troy completed for 60,000. Lewis called. Lewis called a bet on fourth street and raised all in on fifth street. Troy made the call. Lewis’ board ran out (8 – 6) – (3 – 9 – 2 – 2) – (7) and was no good against Troy’s (7 – 5) – (A – 8 – 4 – 5) – (Q). Lewis was gone and the heads-up match began.

Player Tags: Melville Lewis
 

Final Table Update: Mikko Pispala Eliminated

Stakes: Ante: 5,000 Stakes: 25,000 – 50,000 Bringin: 7,000 Completion: 25,000

Players Remaining: 4 out of 365

Average Chip Count: 684,375

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Melville Lewis — 1,215,000
2. Frank Kassela — 750,000
3. Vladimir Shchemelev — 690,000
4. Maxwell Troy — 270,000

Eliminations:

5. Mikko Pispala — $45,433

Big Hands:

Mikko Pispala

Mikko Pispala Eliminated in 5th Place ($45,433)

Frank Kassela completed and Mikko Pispala raised. Kassela called. Pispala was all in on fourth street. On the end Kassela’s board read (A – 9) – (5 – Q – J – 6) – (8). Pispala’s (3 – 8) – (7 – 7 – 5 – 9) – (3) was laying on the felt, as he paired on the end and had an inferior 9-8. Kassela was at 750,000 after the hand.

 

Final Table Update: Stuart Rutter and Jen Harman Eliminated

Stakes: Ante: 3,000 Stakes: 15,000 – 30,000 Bringin: 5,000 Completion: 15,000

Players Remaining: 5 out of 365

Average Chip Count: 547,500

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Melville Lewis — 945,000
2. Maxwell Troy — 545,000
3. Vladimir Shchemelev — 455,000
4. Frank Kassela — 390,000
5. Mikko Pispala — 385,000

Eliminations:

7. Stuart Rutter — $25,646
6. Jennifer Harman — $33,890

Big Hands:

Stuart RutterStuart Rutter Eliminated in 7th Place ($25,646)

Vladimir Shchemelev had the bring-in with a 10 showing and Stuart Rutter completed with a 7 showing. Shchemelev called. Schelemev bet fourth street and Rutter called. Shchemelev bet on fifth and Rutter raised to put himself all in. The two players exposed their cards. Shchemelev tabled a ten-low and was in great shape against Rutter’s A-3-6-7-Q. Rutter paired on sixth and received a worthless jack on the end. Shchemelev’s board read (5 – 7) – (10 – 4 – 8 – Q) – (X) while Rutter was no good with (3 – 6) – (7 – Q – A – Q) – (J). Rutter was gone in seventh.

Jennifer Harman Eliminated in 6th Place ($33,890)

Jennifer Harman called the bring-in and Melville Lewis’ completion. Harman bet on fourth street and Lewis called. Harman bet on fifth and Lewis raised to put her all in. Harman made the call with a board reading (2 – 4) – (9 – 3 – 5), while
Lewis tabled a board of (6 – 5) – (A – J – 3). Harman received a Q on sixth, while Lewis was dealt a 7. Harman paired with a 4 on seventh and Lewis pulled a 2 to send Harman to the rail with a 7-6 low.

Left in the Deck:

Players are on dinner break and will return around 9:20 p.m. PST

Player Tags: Jennifer Harman,   Stuart Rutter
 

Final Table Update: Chris Bjorin Eliminated

Stakes: Ante: 3,000 Stakes: 12,000 – 24,000 Bringin: 3,000 Completion: 12,000

Players Remaining: 7 out of 365

Average Chip Count: 391,071

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Mikko Pispala — 540,000
2. Maxwell Troy — 481,000
3. Melville Lewis — 465,000
4. Jennifer Harman Traniello — 370,000
5. Stuart Rutter — 270,000
6. Vladimir Shchemelev — 270,000
7. Frank Kassela — 260,000

Eliminations:

8. Chris Bjorin — $19,686

Big Hands:

Chris BjorinChris Bjorin Eliminated in 8th Place ($19,686)

Chris Bjorin was all in on for 40,000 against Vladimir Shchemelev. Shchemelev’s (A – 4) – (2) was leading Bjorin’s (6 – 5) – (2). Shchemelev’s board stood on the end as (A – 4) – (2 – J – 5 – 3) – (10) for a wheel and eliminating Bjorin in eighth place. Shchemelev was at 270,000 after the hand.

Player Tags: Chris Bjorin
 

Final Day to Start at 3:30 p.m.

Jennifer HarmanThe final 15 players remaining in event no. 40, the $2,500 razz event, will be making their way back to Rio at 3:30 p.m. today to play down to a winner of the event.

Michelle Lewis is the chip leader going into the final day with 504,000. She has a slight edge on Mikko Pispala in second with 458,000 and then there is a significant drop off in chips.

Frank Kassela and Jennifer Harman are still alive and are right in the middle of the pack. Vladimir Schmelev continues his dominance in this year’s series, as he is still alive for the final day, but near the bottom of chip chart.

Everybody at this point is guaranteed $7,857, but the top spot is worth $214,085. Check back with Card Player later this afternoon for updates throughout the rest of the tournament as they play down to a winner.

Here are the chip counts of the 15 remaining players heading into the final day of play:

1 Melville Lewis 504,000
2 Mikko Pispala 458,000
3 Stuart Rutter 295,000
4 Maxwell Troy 258,000
5 Chris Bjorin 163,000
6 Nick Helm 145,000
7 Frank Kassela 144,000
8 Daniel Ospina 136,000
9 Thomas Tiller 128,000
10 Jennifer Harman 108,000
11 Steven Diano 98,000
12 William Wood 93,000
13 Arthur Cobb 86,000
14 Vladimir Shchemelev 81,000
15 Scott Packer 54,000
 
 
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