Event #18: $10,000 Seven-Card Razz Championship
Event #18: $10,000 Seven-Card Razz Championship
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Shack-Harris Aims To Become First Two-Time Winner in 2014 with 12 Left

[user20283] • Level 15: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Brandon Shack-Harris
Brandon Shack-Harris

After an epic second day of play, it's former $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. champion David Bach who leads the way with 12 players remaining. Daniel Negreanu, fresh off a runner-up finish in the $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Single Draw, is in contention again as he will come into the final day third in chips. Brandon Shack-Harris, winner of the $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha at the start of the Series, sits second in chips and he could be on his way to becoming the first two-time champ this summer.

In the early goings of Day 2, we said goodbye to Allen Kessler, Scott Seiver, David Oppenheim, and $1,500 Razz champion Ted Forrest. As the action slowly picked up some pace due to the ever increasing bets and antes, we also lost poker legend Doyle Brunson, $1,500 Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em winner Justin Bonomo, and last year's $50,000 Players' Championship winner Matthew Ashton.

As we neared the money, play slowed down, and we saw several big stacks lose their chips in rapid fashion. Brandon Cantu, Eli Elezra, and David Singer all had great stacks halfway through the day, but none of them made the money.

On the bubble, we lost Jesse Martin, despite Nick Schulman and Shack-Harris sitting on just a few bets. The latter went on an impressive heater in the final hour, and he closed out second in chips behind Bach.

Japanese poker phenom Naoya Kihara — the only Japanese WSOP gold bracelet winner — and online legend Brian Hastings look to win their second bracelet tomorrow, while Dan O'Brien, George Danzer, and Yuval Bronshtein are eying their first.

Make sure to tune back in with us tomorrow at 2 p.m. for the final day of the first ever $10,000 Razz Championship on PokerNews.com.

Tagovi: Brandon CantuBrian HastingsDan O'BrienDaniel NegreanuDavid BachDavid Oppenheim

Paul Volpe Eliminated in 13th Place ($21,371)

• Level 15: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Paul Volpe - 13th place
Paul Volpe - 13th place

Roland Israelashvili had the bring-in and George Danzer completed before Paul Volpe raised all in for his last 20,000. Israelashvili called before Danzer raised and Israelashvili called. Danzer bet fourth and Israelashvili folded as both player's board ran out as follows:

Israelashvili: (X-X) / {Q-Clubs}{9-Hearts} (folded on fourth)
Danzer: {7-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} / {3-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{6-Spades} / {10-Spades}
Volpe: {8-Clubs}{7-Hearts} / {9-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} / {9-Diamonds}

With Volpe's queen-nine unable to better Danzer's ten-seven, Volpe hit the rail in 13th place as Danzer climbed to 390,000 in chips.

George Danzer de
George Danzer
de 390,000 45,000
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us Out

Tagovi: George DanzerPaul VolpeRoland Israelashvili

O'Brien Climbs; Kihara Slides

[user68268] • Level 15: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Dan O'Brien
Dan O'Brien

Dan O'Brien: (X-X) / {A-}{J-}{7-}{6-} / (X)
Naoya Kihara: (X-X) / {8-}{K-}{2-}{7-} / (X)

Dan O'Brien completed the bet on third, and Naoya Kihara made the call. On fourth and fifth street, O'Brien led with a bet, and Kihara called each time. On sixth street, both players checked, and then on seventh, O'Brien bet. Kihara called, and O'Brien showed {7-}{4-}{2-} for a seven-six low. Kihara nodded, mucked, and O'Brien won the pot.

Dan O'Brien us
Dan O'Brien
us 368,000 8,000
Naoya Kihara jp
Naoya Kihara
jp 117,000 -38,000

Tagovi: Dan O'BrienNaoya Kihara

Nick Schulman Eliminated in 15th Place ($18,592)

• Level 15: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Nick Schulman - 15th place
Nick Schulman - 15th place

Catching the action on fourth street we found David Bach betting and both Nick Schulman and Naoya Kihara calling as Kihara led on fifth with Bach calling and Schulman calling all in for 15,000. Kihara bet sixth and Bach called before Bach bet seventh and Kihara tank-folded.

Schulman: (X-X) / {3-Clubs}{J-Spades}{A-Hearts}{5-Clubs} / (X)
Kihara: (X-X) / {9-Spades}{10-Clubs}{5-Spades}{2-Clubs} / (X)
Bach: (X-X) / {2-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{K-Spades}{4-Diamonds} / (X)

Bach tabled his {10-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{3-Hearts} for a six-five and Schulman flashed his {7-Spades}{7-Clubs}{6-Clubs} and headed to the rail in 15th place for a $18,592 payday.

Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us Out

Tagovi: David BachNaoya KiharaNick Schulman

Shack-Harris Back in Action

[user20283] • Level 15: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante

Brandon Shack-Harris made the money as one of the shortest stack, but he just managed to gain some ground on his competitors, as he more than doubled up through Paul Volpe.

George Danzer, Shack-Harris and Volpe were all putting chips into the pot and we caught the action on fifth street. Danzer folded to Shack-Harri's all in and Volpe made the call.

Danzer: (X-X) / {4-}{5-}{K-}fold
Volpe: (X-X) / {4-}{6-}{7-}
Shack-Harris: (X-X) / {2-}{3-}{6-}

Shack-Harris showed {A-}{4-} for a six-four low and Volpe said he was drawing dead. Shack-Harris won the hand and Volpe's now one of the short stacks.

Brandon Shack-Harris us
Brandon Shack-Harris
us 155,000 107,000
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 35,000 -100,000

Tagovi: George DanzerBrandon Shack-HarrisPaul Volpe

Wheel for Danzer

• Level 15: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante

Roland Israelashvili completed and Hoyt Corkins raised. George Danzer made it 30,000 to go and both Israelashvili and Corkins called before Israelashvili led on fourth and Corkins raised. Danzer called only to have Israelashvili three-bet as both Corkins and Danzer called again.

Corkins bet on fifth and sixth and was called by both players before Danzer bet seventh and only Corkins called.

Israelashvili: (X-X) / {6-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{6-Clubs} / (X)
Corkins: (X-X) / {3-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} / (X)
Danzer: (X-X) / {3-Spades}{J-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{A-Clubs} / (X)

Danzer tabled his {5-Clubs}{2-Clubs} / {7-Diamonds} for a wheel and Corkins mucked leaving himself just 40,000 as Danzer climbed to 345,000.

George Danzer de
George Danzer
de 345,000 173,000
Hoyt Corkins us
Hoyt Corkins
us 40,000 -70,000
Roland Israelashvili us
Roland Israelashvili
us 24,000 -56,000

Tagovi: Hoyt CorkinsGeorge DanzerRoland Israelashvili

Scott Clements Eliminated in 16th Place ($18,592)

• Level 15: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Scott Clements - 16th place
Scott Clements - 16th place

In a flurry of action we found Scott Clements all in against David Bach.

Each player's board got moved round, but Bach's final cards were {A-}{A-}{J-}{9-}{6-}{4-}{2-} for a nine-six to beat Clements' {Q-}{10-}{9-}{8-}{7-}{6-}{4-} for a nine-eight.

For Clements' efforts, he will take home $18,592 for his 16th place finish.

David Bach us
David Bach
us 425,000 215,000
Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
us Out

Tagovi: David BachScott Clements