Live Events 1
Event #56: $10,000 Razz Championship
Days:
1234

Alex Balandin Eliminated in 6th Place ($53,253)

zedmaster84 • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 7,000 ante
Alex Balandin

Frank Kassela: {X-}{X-} / {2-}{6-}{4-}
Alex Balandin: {X-}{X-} / {6-}{7-}{5-}
Calvin Anderson: {X-}{X-} / {7-}{8-}{10-} - fold
Julien Martini: {X-}{X-} / {7-}{J-}{2-} - fold

Calvin Anderson completed and Julien Martini called. Frank Kassela raised and Alex Balandin made it three bets. Anderson and Martini called. Kassela made it four bets and Balandin called all in. Anderson and Martini came along. Kassela bet fourth to get two calls before another bet on fifth forced folds from Anderson and Martini.

Here is how Balandin and Kassela ended up in showdown:

Frank Kassela: {6-}{5-} / {2-}{6-}{4-}{3-} / {4-}
Alex Balandin: {9-}{7-} / {6-}{7-}{5-}{3-} / {X-}

"I paired my six," Kassela said and Balandin replied, "I paired my seven. I know it's difficult, but I did it."

Kassela instantly improved on sixth with his six-five and that left Balandin drawing dead. He was eliminated in sixth place for $53,253.

Player Chips Progress
Calvin Anderson us
Calvin Anderson
us 2,600,000 -100,000
Julien Martini fr
Julien Martini
fr 1,500,000 -20,000
Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
us 1,400,000 419,000
Alex Balandin us
Alex Balandin
us Busted

Tags: Alex BalandinCalvin AndersonFrank KasselaJulien Martini