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Buy-In: $2,500
Prize Pool: $825,825
Entrants: 363

$2,500 Seven Card Razz

  • Jun 25, '11 - Jun 27, '11
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 27, 11)

 
 

Rep Porter Wins Event #44 ($200,459)

Rep PorterStephen 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 #44 and the $200,459 grand prize.

Player Tags: Stephen Su,   Rep Porter
 

Level 28: Day 4 Begins; Su Leads Porter Heads-Up

NOTE: Play ended last night with 2 players and resumed today at 3:00pm.

Ante: 10,000
Low Card: 20,000
Completion: 50,000
Limits: 50,000-100,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 363

Average Chip Count: 1,361,250

Chip Counts:

1. Stephen Su – 1,655,000
2. Rep Porter – 1,080,000

Payouts:

1st. $200,459
2nd. $123,925

Eliminations:

3rd. Tommy Chen – $77,907
4th. Robert Williamson III – $55,917
5th. Andreas Krause – $40,782
6th. Chris Bjorin – $30,228
7th. Matt Smith – $22,767
8th. Scott Epstein – $17,417

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

Player Tags: Stephen Su,   Rep Porter
 

Level 27: End of Day 3; Su Leads Porter Heads-Up

NOTE: Play has ended for the night in accordance with the ten-level rule. The final two players will return at 3:00pm and continue until a winner is determined.

Ante: 10,000
Low Card: 10,000
Completion: 40,000
Limits: 40,000-80,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 363

Average Chip Count: 1,361,250

Chip Counts:

1. Stephen Su – 1,655,000
2. Rep Porter – 1,080,000

Eliminations:

3rd. Tommy Chen – $83,895

Tommy ChenTommy 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).

NOTE: With the elimination of Tommy Chen in 3rd place, Stephen Su took the chip lead going into heads-up play with 1,800,000 to Rep Porter’s 950,000.

Be sure to check back at 3:00pm for level-by-level updates of this final table.

Player Tags: Stephen Su,   Rep Porter,   Tommy Chen
 

Level 25: Robert Williamson III Eliminated in 4th Place ($60,788)

Ante: 5,000
Low Card: 7,000
Completion: 25,000
Limits: 25,000-50,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 363

Average Chip Count: 907,500

Chip Counts:

1. Tommy Chen – 1,079,000
2. Stephen Su – 856,000
3. Rep Porter – 798,000

Eliminations:

4th. Robert Williamson III – $60,788

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

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).

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

 

Level 24: Chen Takes Massive Lead Four-Handed; Krause 5th, Bjorin 6th

Ante: 5,000
Low Card: 5,000
Completion: 20,000
Limits: 20,000-40,000

Players Remaining: 4 out of 363

Average Chip Count: 680,625

Chip Counts:

1. Tommy Chen – 1,830,000
2. Robert Williamson III – 400,000
3. Stephen Su – 260,000
4. Rep Porter – 230,000

Eliminations:

5th. Andreas Krause – $44,693
6th. Chris Bjorin – $33,338

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

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).

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

 

Level 23: Chen Leads Final Six; Smith 7th, Epstein 8th

Ante: 3,000
Low Card: 5,000
Completion: 15,000
Limits: 15,000-30,000

Players Remaining: 6 out of 363

Average Chip Count: 453,750

Chip Counts:

1. Tommy Chen – 818,000
2. Robert Williamson III – 569,000
3. Stephen Su – 535,000
4. Andre Krause – 320,000
5. Rep Porter – 277,000
6. Chris Bjorin – 210,000

Eliminations:

7th. Matt Smith – $25,228
8th. Scott Epstein – $19,365

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

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).

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

Player Tags: Chris Bjorin,   Scott Epstein,   Matt Smith,   Tommy Chen
 

Level 22: Rechnitzer 9th; Final Table Now Underway

NOTE: Play resumed today at 3:00pm with 23 players, and with the elimination of Gerard Rechnitzer in 9th place ($15,079), the official eight-handed final table is now underway.

Ante: 3,000
Low Card: 3,000
Completion: 12,000
Limits: 12,000-24,000

Players Remaining: 8 out of 365

Average Chip Count: 342,187

Chip Counts:

1. Tommy Chen – 773,000
2. Robert Williamson III – 488,000
3. Andreas Krause – 385,000
4. Matt Smith – 335,000
5. Stephen Su – 312,000
6. Chris Bjorin – 169,000
7. Rep Porter – 162,000
8. Scott Epstein – 119,000

Payouts:

1st. $210,615
2nd. $130,075
3rd. $83,895
4th. $60,788
5th. $44,693
6th. $33,338
7th. $25,228
8th. $19,364

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

 

Final Day Begins at 3:00 p.m.

John MonnetteWelcome to the final scheduled day of the $2,500 razz tournament. The plan is to battle down to a champion, but with 23 players remaining and only ten levels to work with, there’s a possibility that we’ll be coming back on Tuesday.

Leading the way is Tommy Chen, who has more than twice as many chips as second place resident John Monnette, who was already won a gold bracelet this summer.

Other notables still in the hunt include Victor Ramdin, Chad Brown, Rep Porter, David Sklansky, Chris Bjorn and Robert Williamson III.

Here is a look at the chip counts.

Rank Player Name Chip Count
1 Tommy Chen 473,000
2 John Monnette 205,000
3 George Lewis 174,000
4 Mikail Tulchinskiy 168,500
5 Matt Smith 168,000
6 Stephen Su 167,000
7 Scott Bohlman 166,000
8 Mikhail Smirnov 153,000
9 Jay Kwon 148,000
10 Victor Ramdin 144,000
11 Simon Kearney 123,000
12 Gerard Rechnitzer 114,500
13 Chad Brown 90,000
14 Rep Porter 82,000
15 Brock Gary 65,500
16 Scott Epstein 52,000
17 David Sklansky 50,000
18 Andreas Krause 45,000
19 Roland Isra 40,000
20 Chris Bjorin 34,500
21 Robert Williamson III 32,500
22 Eric Pratt 27,000
23 Greg Dyer 26,000

Be sure to check back later today for level-by-level updates from the final table.

Player Tags: John Monnette
 
 
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