Event #33: $2,500 Seven-Card Razz

Friedman Fried by Verkaik; Flack Filleted

• Taso 14: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Perry Friedman

Nicholas Verkaik: {2-}{6-} / {7-}{9-}{k-}{3-} / {8-}
Perry Friedman: {6-}{q-} / {10-}{j-}{7-}{9-} / {A-}
Nikolai Yakovenko: {x-}{x-} / {5-}{5-}{5-} Fold

After Nicholas Verkaik completed, Perry Friedman, who had just been crippled, put in his last 100 chip and then Nikolai Yakovenko raised. Verkaik made the call and then both players checked fourth. When Yakovenko hit trips on fifth, Verkaik tossed a bet into the side pot.

"Normally this would be automatic," Yakovenko said before thinking for 30 seconds and folded. Friedman had a made queen, which was actually ahead of Verkaik's made king. Unfortunately for Friedman, Verkaik caught a {3-} on sixth to leave him drawing dead.

Meanwhile, six-time WSOP bracelet winner Layne Flack has been eliminated from the tournament.

Nicholas Verkaik ca 41,000 6,000
Nikolai Yakovenko ru 35,000 10,000
Layne Flack us Ulkona
Perry Friedman us Ulkona

Tagit: Nicholas VerkaikNikolai YakovenkoPerry Friedman