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Event #56: $10,000 Razz Championship



Event #56: $10,000 Razz Championship
Day 1 completed

John Hennigan Bags Day 1 Chip Lead of the $10,000 Razz Championship

123md • Level 10: 3,000-6,000, 700 ante
John Hennigan Bags Another Big Stack
John Hennigan Bags Another Big Stack

John Hennigan has been having an excellent 2018 World Series of Poker and that continued on Day 1 of Event #56: $10,000 Razz Championship. Hennigan leads the remaining 52 players heading into Day 2.

As of now, there are 112 players registered and players who have not yet entered can do so up until the beginning of Day 2, which is Thursday at 2 p.m.

Hennigan joined the field during Level 3 and hovered around the starting stack for a while. However, in Level 9 he made a charge up the counts. With about 20 minutes left to go in the day, Hennigan and Ted Forrest were battling for the chip lead with stacks of about 240,000 each. Hennigan rode a nice rush at the end to eclipse the 300,000 mark and finished with 302,000. He is followed by Forrest (221,500) and Per Hildebrand (221,000) as the only players above 200,000.

Defending champion James Obst was treading water for most of he day, but also rode a rush during the final two levels of the night to bag an above average stack of 166,500. Others who will be returning on Day 2 include Julien Martini (193,000), Bart Hanson (187,000), Robert Mizrachi (183,500), Allen Kessler (183,000), Dzmitry Urbanovich (179,000), Larry Wright (167,000), Mike Leah (126,500), Paul Volpe (116,500), Shaun Deeb (82,500), and Calvin Anderson (79,500).

A long list of big names failed to survive, too. Among them were Max Pescatori, Nick Schulman, Matt Glantz, Jason Mercier, Andrey Zhigalov, and Rep Porter.

Day 2 begins at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, and the PokerNews live updates team will be on hand to keep you informed on the action.

Tags: John HenniganTed Forrest

Day 2 Seating and Chip Counts

KaleGozer • Level 10: 3,000-6,000, 700 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Bets
Amazon4241Shirley RosarioUnited States132,00017
Amazon4242Dzmitry UrbanovichPoland179,00022
Amazon4243Frank KasselaUnited States134,00017
Amazon4245Per HildebrandSweden221,00028
Amazon4246Brian HastingsUnited States147,00018
Amazon4247Mike LeahCanada126,50016
Amazon4248Allen KesslerUnited States183,00023
Amazon4251Jyri MerivirtaFinland18,0002
Amazon4252Craig ChaitUnited States52,5007
Amazon4253Erik SeidelUnited States32,5004
Amazon4254Julien MartiniFrance193,00024
Amazon4255Eric RablSwitzerland74,0009
Amazon4257Richard BaiUnited States49,5006
Amazon4258Daniel HarmetzUnited States56,0007
Amazon4261Robert MizrachiUnited States183,50023
Amazon4264James ObstAustralia166,50021
Amazon4265Ryan MillerUnited States18,0002
Amazon4266Jason GrayUnited Kingdom149,00019
Amazon4267John HenniganUnited States302,00038
Amazon4271Ismael BojangGermany122,50015
Amazon4272Alex BalandinUnited States146,00018
Amazon4273Robert CampbellAustralia175,50022
Amazon4274Joseph RanciatoUnited States106,80013
Amazon4275John RacenerUnited States86,50011
Amazon4276Xavier KyablueUnited States135,50017
Amazon4277Jay KwonUnited States28,5004
Amazon4321Chris KlodnickiUnited States140,00018
Amazon4322Eric RodawigUnited States75,5009
Amazon4324Jim CollopyUnited States40,5005
Amazon4325David BenyamineUnited States28,5004
Amazon4326Georgii BelianinRussia139,00017
Amazon4327Joao VieiraPortugal89,50011
Amazon4328Larry Wright (TX)United States169,00021
Amazon4331Katherine FleckUnited States111,50014
Amazon4332Ted ForrestUnited States221,50028
Amazon4333Illya TrincherUnited States107,50013
Amazon4334Eric WassersonUnited States56,0007
Amazon4336Andre AkkariBrazil54,5007
Amazon4337Calvin AndersonUnited States79,50010
Amazon4338Jerry WongUnited States36,5005
Amazon4341James WoodsUnited States107,00013
Amazon4342Ryan RiessUnited States57,5007
Amazon4343Daniel OspinaColombia57,5007
Amazon4344Yueqi ZhuChina37,5005
Amazon4345Owais AhmedUnited States34,0004
Amazon4346Tommy HangUnited States34,0004
Amazon4348Sebastian PauliGermany150,00019
Amazon4351Dan ZackUnited States103,00013
Amazon4352Shaun DeebUnited States82,50010
Amazon4353Bart HansonUnited States187,00023
Amazon4354Paul VolpeUnited States110,50014
Amazon4356Mark GregorichUnited States45,0006

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

123md • Level 10: 3,000-6,000, 700 ante
John Hennigan us
John Hennigan
us 302,000 87,000
Ted Forrest us
Ted Forrest
us 221,500 -18,500
Per Hildebrand se
Per Hildebrand
se 221,000 41,000
Julien Martini fr
Julien Martini
fr 193,000 -10,000
Bart Hanson us
Bart Hanson
us 187,000 140,000
Robert Mizrachi us
Robert Mizrachi
us 183,500 58,500
Allen Kessler us
Allen Kessler
us 183,000 8,000
Dzmitry Urbanovich pl
Dzmitry Urbanovich
pl 179,000 -16,000
Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
au 175,500 20,500
Larry Wright us
Larry Wright
us 169,000 19,000
James Obst au
James Obst
au 166,500 73,500
Sebastian Pauli de
Sebastian Pauli
de 150,000 57,000
Jason Gray gb
Jason Gray
gb 149,000 149,000
Brian Hastings us
Brian Hastings
us 147,000 -41,000
Alex Balandin us
Alex Balandin
us 146,000 146,000
Chris Klodnicki us
Chris Klodnicki
us 140,000 -8,000
Georgii Belianin ru
Georgii Belianin
ru 139,000 139,000
Xavier Kyablue us
Xavier Kyablue
us 135,500 55,500
Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
us 134,000 46,000
Shirley Rosario us
Shirley Rosario
us 132,000 11,000
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
ca 126,500 -48,500
Ismael Bojang de
Ismael Bojang
de 122,500 44,500
Katherine Fleck us
Katherine Fleck
us 111,500 13,500
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 110,500 55,500
Illya Trincher us
Illya Trincher
us 107,500 107,500

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Three More Hands

123md • Level 10: 3,000-6,000, 700 ante

Three more hands will be dealt at each table before the players bag and tag.

Kessler Chipping Up

123md • Level 10: 3,000-6,000, 700 ante

Allen Kessler: {X-}{X-} / {2-}{A-}{A-}{4-} / {X-}
Dzmitry Urbanovich: {2-}{8-}{6-}{K-} / {X-} - fold

Picking up the action on fourth street, Allen Kessler bet with the better board and Dzmitry Urbanovich called. Kessler paired up on fith street and called Urbanovich's bet. From there, Urbanovich check-called a bet from Kessler on sixth street and check-folded to a bet from Kessler on seventh street.

"Show the bluff," said Shaun Deeb.

Kessler did not show.

Dzmitry Urbanovich pl
Dzmitry Urbanovich
pl 195,000 -25,000
Allen Kessler us
Allen Kessler
us 175,000 55,000

Tags: Allen KesslerDzmitry Urbanovich

Wong Doubles Through Anderson

123md • Level 10: 3,000-6,000, 700 ante

Calvin Anderson: {X-}{X-} / {7-}{4-}{5-}{10-}
Jerry Wong: {X-}{X-} / {2-}{6-}{2-}{10-}

Calvin Anderson completed, Jerry Wong raised and Anderson called.

Wong bet on fourth street, Anderson called, Anderson bet on fifth street with the better board and Wong called. Wong committed his remaining 4,300 on sixth street and by the time seventh street was dealt, Wong tabled {4-}{8-}{9-} for a nine-eight. Anderson had {9-}{7-}{5-} for a ten-nine, locking up the double for Wong.

Calvin Anderson us
Calvin Anderson
us 110,000 -15,000
Jerry Wong us
Jerry Wong
us 46,000 25,000

Tags: Calvin AndersonJerry Wong

Bojang Over Urbanovich

123md • Level 10: 3,000-6,000, 700 ante

Ismael Bojang: {X-}{X-} / {A-}{8-}{2-}{7-} / {X-}
Dzmitry Urbanovich: {4-}{3-}{Q-}{K-} / {X-}
Shaun Deeb: {X-}{X-} / {7-}{Q-} - fold

Ismael Bojang completed on third street, Dzmitry Urbanovich called and Shaun Deeb called.

Urbanovich bet with the on-board lead on fourth street, Deeb folded and Bojang called. Bojang bet on fifth and sixth, Urbanovich called both, then both checked on seventh.

Bojang tabled {4-}{5-}{7-} for a seven-five, Urbanovich mucked and Bojang won the pot.

Dzmitry Urbanovich pl
Dzmitry Urbanovich
pl 160,000 -45,000
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 115,000 -35,000
Ismael Bojang de
Ismael Bojang
de 78,000 20,000

Tags: Shaun DeebIsmael BojangDzmitry Urbanovich

Defending Champion Obst Finally Gaining Traction

123md • Level 10: 3,000-6,000, 700 ante
James Obst
James Obst

Robert Campbell: {X-}{X-} / {J-}{10-} - fold
James Obst: {X-}{X-} / {5-}{3-}{2-}{Q-} / {X-}
Erik Seidel: {X-}{X-} / {7-}{J-}{3-}{J-} / {X-} - fold
Owais Ahmed: {X-}{X-} / {8-}{10-}{K-} - fold

Robert Campbell was the bring in, James Obst called and Erik Seidel completed. Owais Ahmed called, Campbell called and Obst called.

Obst had the on-board lead the rest of the way and bet every street. Campbell folded on fourth street, Ahmed bowed out on fifth street and Seidel went all the way to seventh street before he folded.

Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
au 155,000 -20,000
James Obst au
James Obst
au 93,000 41,000
Owais Ahmed us
Owais Ahmed
us 85,000 -9,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 60,000 -16,000

Tags: Erik SeidelJames ObstOwais AhmedRobert Campbell