Event 18: $2,500 Seven Card Razz

The 2004 Main Event Champ is Down

Greg Raymer - eliminated.

Moments after the 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event runner-up exited the Amazon Room, the champion was right behind him.

Greg Raymer: {x-}{x-} / {a-}{7-}{4-}
Joe Tehan: {x-}{x-} / {3-}{9-}{2-}

Raymer completed with an ace showing, Tehan raised with a three, and Raymer re-raised. Tehan reluctantly called. Raymer led out on fourth street, Tehan called, and on fifth, Raymer led out again. Tehan raised, putting Raymer all in, and Raymer called.

Raymer: {8-}{5-}
Tehan: {7-}{4-}

Raymer was dealt a king on fifth, giving him no help, and Tehan received a five, giving him a seventy-five low, and the lead in the hand.

"I really thought I was going to win this hand," Raymer sighed.

Tehan immediately flipped his down card face up on seventh, and the {j-} did not improve his hand. Raymer had outs, but another {k-} wasn't one of them, and he was eliminated.

Joe Tehan us 38,000 5,000
Greg Raymer us Ulkona

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