Live Events 1
Event #18: $10,000 Seven-Card Razz Championship

Event Info

Buy-in $10,000
Prize Pool $1,052,800
Players 112

Level Info

Level 24
Limits 80,000 / 160,000
Ante 20,000



Hastings Rolls Out Wheel

[user80015] • Level 16: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

David Bach completed and Brian Hastings called before calling bets on fourth and fifth. On sixth and seventh, Hastings took the lead with Bach calling on each street.

Bach: (X-X) / {3-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{K-Spades}{6-Hearts} / (X)
Hastings: (X-X) / {2-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{3-Hearts} / (X)

Hastings tabled his {A-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Clubs} for a wheel to prompt a fold from Bach as Hastings climbed to 385,000 while Bach slipped to 400,000 in chips.

David Bach us
David Bach
us 400,000 -40,000
Brian Hastings us
Brian Hastings
us 385,000 191,000

Tags: Brian HastingsDavid Bach

Roland Israelashvili Eliminated in 11th Place ($24,572)

[user80015] • Level 16: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante
Roland Israelashvili - 11th place
Roland Israelashvili - 11th place

Roland Israelashvili completed and Yuval Bronshtein raised. Israelashvili called and then found himself all in for his last 12,000 on fourth street as both player's board ran out as follows:

Israelashvili: {10-}{2-} / {A-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{2-Spades} / {J-Diamonds}
Bronshtein: {7-Spades}{6-Hearts} / {5-Spades}{8-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{9-Clubs} / {Q-Spades}

With Israelashvili's jack-ten low no good against Bronshtein's nine-eight, Israelashvili headed to the rail in 11th place for a $24,572 payday.

Yuval Bronshtein il
Yuval Bronshtein
il 348,000 127,000
Roland Israelashvili us
Roland Israelashvili
us Busted

Tags: Roland IsraelashviliYuval Bronshtein

Thomas Butzhammer Eliminated in 12th Place ($24,572)

[user80015] • Level 16: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante
Thomas Butzhammer - 12th place
Thomas Butzhammer - 12th place

Thomas Butzhammer completed and Naoya Kihara raised. David Bach called, as did Butzhammer before Kihara led fourth. Bach called, Butzhammer raised and both Kihara and Bach called.

Kihara bet fifth, all three players called, and on sixth Bach bet out 24,000 only to have Butzhammer raise all in for 27,000. Kihara re-raised to 48,000 before Bach put him all in for his last 62,000.

Butzhammer: {7-Hearts}{3-Clubs} / {5-Clubs}{A-Spades}{Q-Spades}{A-Hearts}
Kihara: {4-Spades}{3-Diamonds} / {A-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{5-Spades}{Q-Hearts}
Bach: {5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} / {3-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{2-Spades}

With Kihara in the lead, he drew the {6-Clubs} as Bach found the {Q-Clubs} and Butzhammer found the {6-Diamonds} to be eliminated in 12th place for a $24,572 payday.

David Bach us
David Bach
us 440,000 -125,000
Naoya Kihara jp
Naoya Kihara
jp 373,000 194,000
Thomas Butzhammer de
Thomas Butzhammer
de Busted

Tags: David BachNaoya KiharaThomas Butzhammer

Shack-Harris Increases

[user80015] • Level 16: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

Daniel Negreanu completed and both Brandon Shack-Harris and Todd Dakake made the call. The action checked to Negreanu on fourth and he bet 12,000 only to have Shack-Harris raise. Dakake folded, as did Negreanu, but not before he added, "I paired the seven so I'm done!"

Negreanu: (X-X) / {A-Clubs}{7-Hearts}
Shack-Harris: (X-X) / {2-Clubs}{6-Spades}
Dakake: (X-X) / {5-Clubs}{K-Spades}

Brandon Shack-Harris us
Brandon Shack-Harris
us 420,000 51,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 300,000 -40,000

Tags: Brandon Shack-HarrisDaniel NegreanuTodd Dakake

Play Underway

[user80015] • Level 16: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

"I'm ready to play some Razz!" announced Daniel Negreanu as the Tournament Director kicked things off.

The plan for the day is to combine to one table of nine for the unofficial final table and then eventually play down till there is just one man standing.


David Bach Hoping to Finally Capture Razz Gold

David Bach
David Bach

Welcome to PokerNews' Day 3 coverage of Event #18: $10,000 Seven-Card Razz Championship,

A total of 112 players participated in the largest buy-in for a Razz tournament in poker history and after two days and 15 levels, only 12 remain. First place is set at $294,792 and leading the way into Day 3 is David Bach with 565,000.

After a fourth-place finish in the $1,500 buy-in Razz event last week and a runner-up showing in last year's $2,500 Razz affair, Bach is looking to finally capture that elusive Razz victory and his second World Series of Poker bracelet. Second in chips is Event 3 winner Brandon Shack-Harris with 369,000 and he is followed by none other than Daniel Negreanu with 340,000. Negreanu is looking for redemption after his runner-up showing in Event 13 just days ago. The remaining field is also flush with poker skill, making this anyone's game.

Here is the Day 3 seating:

TableSeatNameChip Count
4501--empty-- --
4502Todd Barlow261,000
4503Brian Hastings194,000
4504Dan O'Brien337,000
4505Thomas Butzhammer171,000
4506Naoya Kihara179,000
4507--empty-- --
4508David Bach565,000
4461Todd Dakake317,000
4462--empty-- --
4463Yuval Bronshtein221,000
4464Daniel Negreanu340,000
4465George Danzer286,000
4466--empty-- --
4467Brandon Shack-Harris369,000
4468Roland Israelashvili121,000

Play is scheduled to resume at 2 p.m. and will most likely play down to a winner, so be sure to keep it here to see who captures the gold bracelet!

Tags: Brandon Shack-HarrisDaniel NegreanuDavid Bach

Event #18: $10,000 Seven-Card Razz Championship
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