Event #18: $10,000 Seven-Card Razz Championship
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Event #18: $10,000 Seven-Card Razz Championship
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Butzhammer Tops Tough Day 1 Razz Field

• Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante
Thomas Butzhammer
Thomas Butzhammer

Day 1 of Event #18: $10,000 Seven Card Razz Championship has come to a conclusion with Thomas Butzhammer leading the field.

Not only was today the biggest buy-in Razz tournament in WSOP history, but not since 2003 have we seen one over the $5,000 buy-in mark. More amazingly is that today marked the first time since 1977 that more than two Razz tournaments have been run in the same series.

Players from near and far took to the felt as a better-than-expected 112 players formed a $1,052,800 prizepool that ensured $294,792 and a WSOP gold bracelet was reserved for the victor. As the likes of Michael and Robert Mizrachi, Billy Baxter, Todd Brunson, Chris Tryba, Calvin Anderson, Josh Arieh, Shawn Buchanan, John Hennigan and Phil Ivey all hit the rail, approximately 74 players would survive with Thomas Butzhammer bagging an impressive 141,300 in chips.

Snapping on his heels include Todd Dakake (136,400) while Brian Hastings (92,700), Eric Rodawig (81,700), Dan Shak (73,100) and Wade Townsend (72,200) are also amongst the chip leaders. Matt Glantz (69,400), Daniel Negreanu (66,100), Brandon Shack-Harris (70,900), Ted Forrest (30,300) and Doyle Brunson (27,500) are just a few of those that have survived into Day 2.

Play is set to resume at 2:00 p.m. (PDT) on Saturday afternoon with the PokerNews Live Reporting Team providing extensive coverage live from the Amazon Room as we look to play down to the money-paying top 16 and then to the final table.

End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts

• Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante
de
Thomas Butzhammer
de 141,300 18,500
us
Todd Dakake
us 136,400 19,400
us
Brian Hastings
us 92,700 25,700
us
Eric Rodawig
us 81,700 -3,300
us
Bill Chen
us 81,200 7,200
Brent Keller
77,600 -12,400
us
Mike Gorodinsky
us 77,100 -14,900
us
Roland Israelashvili
us 76,700 2,700
us
Dan Shak
us 73,100 14,100
us
Brandon Cantu
us 73,000 -9,000
Wade Townsend
72,200 27,200
us
Todd Barlow
us 71,500
us
Daniel Harmetz
us 71,000
us
Brandon Shack-Harris
us 70,900 29,900
us
Matt Glantz
us 69,400 -3,600
jp
Naoya Kihara
jp 67,300 15,300
ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 66,100 6,100
ca
Ami Barer
ca 62,700 22,700
us
John Monnette
us 61,100 9,100
ca
Jonathan Duhamel
ca 60,700 30,700
us
Brian Tate
us 60,000 -11,000
us
Dan O'Brien
us 55,500 6,500
us
Justin Bonomo
us 54,500 32,500
il
Yuval Bronshtein
il 54,300 -27,700
us
Jared Bleznick
us 52,500 30,500

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Three More Hands

• Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante

The Tournament Director has announced that there will be three more hands for the evening.

Oppenheim Survives

• Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante

Nearly the entire table saw fourth street for the minimum, but it would be Mercier betting out 1,000 only to have David Oppenheim raise. Wade Townsend then three-bet and Mercier four-bet with Oppenheim calling as Townsend made it 5,000 as Mercier and Oppenheim called.

Oppenheim took the lead on fifth before moving all in for his last 400 on sixth as both Townsend and Mercier called and then checked seventh.

Mercier: (X-X) / {10-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{6-Spades}{Q-Hearts} / (X)
Oppenheim: (X-X) / {9-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{7-Clubs} / (X)
Townsend: (X-X) / {J-Hearts}{A-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} / (X)

Townsend tabled his {3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} for a jack-low, but it would be Mercier's {7-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Spades} bettering that.

However it would be Oppenheim's {A-Clubs}{4-Hearts}/{8-Hearts} that would see him scoop the monster main pot to triple through to 25,000.

us
Jason Mercier
us 49,000 -6,000
Wade Townsend
45,000 -33,000
us
David Oppenheim
us 25,000 14,000

Tagovi: David OppenheimJason MercierWade Townsend

The Fun Zone

[user68268] • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante

"It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt."

That line has been heard time and time again. Over at Table 364 in the corner of the Orange Section in the Amazon Room, Bill Chen and his table mates have been having quite a good time. The beers are flowing and the fun is being had, but recent happenings weren't so much joyful for Stephen Chidwick.

Chen: (X-X) / {8-}{4-}{9-}{3-} / (X)
Chidwick: (X-X) / {6-}{A-}{J-}{8-} / (X)
Wade Townsend: (X-X) / {2-}{8-}{10-}fold

Picking up the action on fourth street, Chidwick had the best hand showing and bet. Both his opponents called, and then Chen picked up the best hand showing on fifth street. He bet, Chidwick raised, Townsend folded, and Chen called.

On sixth street, Chen led with a bet, and Chidwick called. Then on seventh, both players checked.

Chen showed {K-}{7-}{2-} for an eight-seven-four low. Chidwick turned up {J-}{7-}{5-} for an eight-seven-six low and lost the pot.

Wade Townsend
78,000 -7,000
us
Bill Chen
us 74,000 14,000
gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 40,000 -18,000

Tagovi: Bill ChenStephen ChidwickWade Townsend

Ivey vs. Greenstein

[user68268] • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante
Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey and Barry Greenstein have long been good friends, but everyone knows there are no friends at the poker table.

Ivey: (X-X) / {3-}{5-}{4-}{K-} / (X)
Greenstein: (X-X) / {6-}{4-}{9-}{A-} / (X)

Picking up the action on fifth street, Ivey bet, and Greenstein called. The sanction was reversed on sixth street with Greenstein betting and Ivey calling. Then on seventh street, Greenstein bet, and Ivey called.

Greenstein showed {7-}{5-}{A-} for a seven-six low, and Ivey mucked.

us
Barry Greenstein
us 56,000 24,000
us
Phil Ivey
us 23,000 -17,000

Tagovi: Barry GreensteinPhil Ivey