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We missed the action, but can report that Shawn Buchanan has been eliminated from play by Marco Johnson during a hand of razz. Buchanan went out in 19th place and his elimination prompted a total re-draw to the final three tables of six.
Johnson now has roughly 185,000 in chips.
The fall was hard for Brandon Cantu, but he may be on his way back on the upswing after a recent double.
Perry Green drew one and Cantu two on the second draw, and Green bet. Cantu pushed all in for just a few thousand more, and Green called. Green had four to a seven-low but Cantu was pat with , good for an eight-badugi as well. Green drew the , and Cantu scooped it.
LIMIT FLOP/DRAW GAMES - 2,000 4,000 4,000-8,000
STUD GAMES 1,000 1,000 4,000 4,000-8,000
NO-LIMIT (2-7/HOLDEM) AND POT-LIMIT GAMES 500 1,000 2,000
With the board having come , Jacob Boyle bet 9,000, and Aaron Schaff pushed forward three stacks of T500: 30,000. Boyle thought for a couple of minutes before mucking.
Daniel Idema got all in with and made a straight against Brandon Cantu's on a board of . We heard Cantu exclaim that he knew he had the best hand, so the money appears to have went in before the straight was turned.
No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw
Tournament staff has returned to the floor with a ruling regarding the Senovio Ramirez elimination. Floor staff reviewed security tapes and saw that Ramirez did indeed receive the same card back after the draw - the . Bill Chen had already added Ramirez's chips to his stack and the deck had been shuffled. Therefore, tournament staff ruled that the hand must be reconstructed and Ramirez would receive the top card off of a newly shuffled deck.
While the cards were being recalled, players from every other table surrounded the table to see the climactic end to this situation. Players, however, were having trouble remembering the suits and cards to reconstruct the hand.
"Bill, you can't remember your own hand?" asked Marco Johnson.
"No! I don't remember my fourth and fifth card! I'm sorry!" quipped back a somewhat frazzled Chen.
Eventually, the cards were recalled and each player's original hands were picked out and placed on the felt.
Despite shouts from some players that their discarded cards were now in the deck, the ruling stood. The deck was shuffled with the left out. Ramirez then received the top card from the deck.
"He's going to win now," said Chen before the card was flipped.
The dealer dealt the card without sweat. It was the , pairing Ramirez and eliminating him from play.
"He lost," said Robert Mizrachi, deadpan.
The surrounding field returned to their tables and play resumed as normal. Just 21 players remain in the field.
Chen later tweeted about the incident:
No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw
Senovio Ramirez was all in and drawing one against Bill Chen, who flipped over . Ramirez turned over . He squeezed out his card: , meaning Chen's jack-low was good.
Ramirez then insisted the was the card he had thrown away, resulting in the floor being called. The deck was turned over to be sure that it wasn't foul. Now, the tournament clock has been paused while the staff checks the cameras to see if Ramirez did indeed get the same card.
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