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

David Bach Leads for Second Day in a Row as 14 Advance

• Taso 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
David Bach
David Bach

The 2013 World Series of Poker Event #33: $2,500 Seven-Card Razz began two days ago with 301 runners, and today 131 of them returned to the Amazon Room inside the Rio All-Suite Casino to battle it out over ten one-hour levels. After a day full of Razz action (click here for the rules to Razz), just 14 players remain in contention for the $178,052 first-place prize. The man best position to make a run at it is chip leader David Bach, who bagged up 303,000.

Only 32 spots were slated to get paid, which meant 99 players would leave empty handed. Among them were Jason Mercier, Allen Kessler, Chris "Fox" Wallace, John Hennigan, Tom Schneider, Justin Bonomo, Perry Friedman, Scott Clements and defending champ Phil Hellmuth.

With 33 players remaining, just one more had to go before the the money was reached. Surprisingly that man accomplished Razz player Calvin Anderson, who earned the infamous title of bubble boy. From there, the in-the-money eliminations came at a rapid pace and included Jerry Case (32nd - $4,759), Stephen Chidwick (31st - $4,759), Matt Vengrin (30th - $4,759), Huck Seed (28th - $4,759), Archie Karas (26th - $4,759), Billy Baxter (24th - $5,752), Max Pescatori (22nd - $5,752), Esther Taylor (20th - $5,752), Steve Diano (18th - $5,752) and Scott Epstein (15th - $6,950).

While many fell there are still some recognizable names in contention including Ivan Schertzer (262,000), Brent Keller (188,500), Randy Ohel (175,000), Frankie O'Dell (155,000), Ismael Bojang (142,000), Bryan Campanello (137,500) and Tommy Chen (61,000).

The third and final day of the 2013 WSOP's only Razz tournament will kick off at 14:00 PST on Thursday. Join us then as we bring you all the action and eliminations on our way to crowing a champion.

Tagit: David Bach

End-of-Night Counts (täynnä)

• Taso 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
David Bach us 303,000 18,000
Ivan Schertzer us 262,000 27,000
Rick Fuller us 205,000
Joel Alpert 197,500 45,500
Brent Keller 188,500 13,500
Randy Ohel us 175,000 -70,000
Frankie O'Dell us 155,000 -3,000
Ismael Bojang at 142,000 42,000
Bryan Campanello us 137,500 2,000
Adam Szalay 136,000 -14,000
Jim Wheatley us 120,000
Sergey Altbregin ru 99,000 46,000
Tommy Chen us 61,000 -49,000
Sebastian Pauli de 50,000 34,000

Lue koko

Scott Epstein Eliminated in 15th Place ($6,950)

• Taso 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Scott Epstein - 15th Place.
Scott Epstein - 15th Place.

Scott Epstein got the last of his chips in on fourth with {5-}{2-}{6-}{q-} against the {a-}{8-}{5-}{7-} of Adam Szalay. Szalay picked up a deuce on sixth to make an eight-seven, and Epstein failed to improve to a hand that could beat it. Epstein, who had a brief stint as the chipleader earlier today, went busto in 15th.

Scott Epstein us Ulkona

Tagit: Adam SzalayScott Epstein

Stuart Rutter Eliminated in 16th Place ($6,950)

• Taso 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Stuart Rutter - 16th Place.
Stuart Rutter - 16th Place.

Stuart Rutter got the last of his very short stack on the first round against Sebastian Pauli and Joel Alpert.

Alpert: {2-}{4-}{7-}
Pauli: {5-}{q-}{j-}
Rutter: {a-}{2-}{10-}

Alpert forced Pauli to fold with a bet on fifth, and he revealed {7-}{5-} in the hole. He picked up and eight on the next street to make an eight-seven, and Rutter couldn't beat it after all the cards were out.

Joel Alpert 152,000 39,000
Stuart Rutter gb Ulkona

Tagit: Joel AlpertStuart Rutter

Two-Table Redraw & Updated Counts

• Taso 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
1Brent Keller175,000
2Tommy Chen110,000
3Scott Epstein70,000
4Adam Szalay150,000
5Jim Wheatley120,000
6Ivan Schertzer235,000
7Ismael Bojang100,000
8Sergey Altbregin53,000
1Frankie O'Dell158,000
2Randy Ohel245,000
3Joel Alpert113,000
4Sebastian Pauli16,000
5Rick Fuller195,000
6Bryan Campanello150,000
7David Bach285,000
8Stuart Rutter12,000
David Bach us 285,000 18,000
Randy Ohel us 245,000 -10,000
Ivan Schertzer us 235,000 -25,000
Rick Fuller us 195,000 -10,000
Brent Keller 175,000 -15,000
Frankie O'Dell us 158,000 3,000
Adam Szalay 150,000 55,000
Jim Wheatley us 120,000 -25,000
Joel Alpert 113,000 33,000
Tommy Chen us 110,000 -35,000
Ismael Bojang at 100,000 -12,000
Scott Epstein us 70,000 -79,000
Sergey Altbregin ru 53,000 -68,000
Sebastian Pauli de 16,000 -80,000
Stuart Rutter gb 12,000 -1,000

Rutter Crippled, But Surviving

• Taso 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Stuart Rutter fired fourth, fifth and sixth against Randy Ohel, who called him down after he initially had the lead to begin the pot.

Ohel: {6-}{q-}{2-}{q-}
Rutter: {3-}{a-}{9-}{10-}

Rutter checked seventh, and Ohel bet. Rutter seemed resigned as he called. Ohel showed {a-}{3-}{5-} for a six-low, and Rutter mucked.

He went all in a short time later with his last ante but made a wheel. Another all in shortly thereafter yielded another wheel, and Rutter is still alive, though he's certainly still in critical condition.

Randy Ohel us 255,000
Stuart Rutter gb 13,000 -37,000

Tagit: Randy OhelStuart Rutter

Steve Diano Eliminated in 18th Place ($5,752)

• Taso 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Steve Diano - 18th Place
Steve Diano - 18th Place

Steve Diano: {6-}{5-} / {q-}{10-}{8-}{x-} / {8-}
Ivan Schertzer: {j-}{3-} / {a-}{j-}{10-}{4-} / {K-}

An extremely short-stacked Steve Diano had the bring in for 2,000, which left him with just 5,000 behind. Ivan Schertzer completed with a {A-} showing and action folded back around to Diano. He nonchalantly tossed in the rest of his chips and Schertzer made the call.

The dealer was quick in running out the remaining streets, which caused us to miss one of Diano's cards. Nonetheless he was unable to overcome Schertzer's J-10-4-3-A and was eliminated from the tournament in 18th place.

Ivan Schertzer us 260,000 10,000
Steve Diano Ulkona

Tagit: Steve DianoIvan Schertzer

"That's My Enchilada, Homie"

• Taso 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Frankie O'Dell: {x-}{x-} / {4-}{9-}{7-}{9-} / {x-}
Brent Keller: {x-}{x-} / {2-}{q-}{9-}{2-} / {x-}

After there was a three-bet an call on third, Frankie O'Dell bet fourth and Brent Keller called. The action repeated itself on fifth, and then Keller check-called a bet on sixth. Keller checked for a second time on seventh, and then called when O'Dell bet.

"That's my enchilada, homie," O'Dell said as he tabled the {6-}{3-}{A-} for a 7-6-4-3-A low. Ship the enchilada!

Brent Keller 190,000 -20,000
Frankie O'Dell us 155,000 70,000

Tagit: Brent KellerFrankie O'Dell