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2016 47th Annual World Series of Poker

Monday, June 13, 2016 to Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Event #20: $10,000 Razz Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $940,000
  • Entries: 100
  • Remaining: 0
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06/15/16 05:59:09 PM PST
 
Brian Hastings Doubles Through Ray Dehkharghani
 

Brian Hastings:     /      /  
Ray Dehkharghani:     /      /  
Jason Mercier:     /     (fold)

Brian Hastings brings it in with a  . Ray Dehkharghani completes with a  , Jason Mercier calls with an  , and Hastings defends.

Dehkharghani checks his lead on fourth street, and Mercier bets. Hastings calls, Dehkharghani check-raises, and Mercier and Hastings both call the extra bet. Hastings leads with a bet of his own on fifth street, Dehkharghani calls, and Mercier folds. On sixth, Hastings bets all in for 50,000, and Dehkharghani calls to put him at risk.

Hastings shows    /      for a made ninety-six.

Dehkharghani tables    /     , and his ninety-seven needs to improve to give Hastings a sweat. Dehkharghani's river is a useless  , though. "You win," he says to Hastings, who doubles up and then some.

Brian Hastings - 530,000 (9 BB)
Ray Dehkharghani - 1,700,000 (28 BB)

06/15/16 05:48:13 PM PST
 
Jason Mercier Takes From Ray Dehkharghani
 

 

Ray Dehkharghani      /      /  
Jason Mercier:     /      /  

Ray Dehkharghani completes on third street, Jason Mercier raises, Dehkharghani reraises, and Mercier calls. Dehkharghani maintains the on-board lead and bets every street, with Mercier calling him down every step of the way.

"Ten," says Dehkharghani.

Mercier tables     for an 8-5-4-3-2 low to win the pot.

Jason Mercier - 2,250,000 (37 BB)
Ray Dehkharghani - 1,880,000 (31 BB)

06/15/16 05:40:02 PM PST
 
Yueqi Zhu vs. Brian Hastings
 

Brian Hastings:     /      /  
Yueqi Zhu:     /      /  

Jason Mercier brings it in with a  . Brian Hastings calls with a  , Yueqi Zhu completes with a  , Mercier folds, and Hastings calls.

Hastings bets his lead on fourth, fifth, and sixth streets, with Zhu calling each bet. Both players check seventh street.

Zhu doesn't seem pleased with what he shows down, but his     is good enough to win the pot with a ninety-six. He and Hastings continue to trade places at the bottom of the leaderboard, and it's Hastings who's once again nursing the shortest stack at the table.

Yueqi Zhu - 735,000 (12 BB)
Brian Hastings - 310,000 (5 BB)

06/15/16 05:34:35 PM PST
 
Brian Hastings Takes From Yueqi Zhu
 

Brian Hastings:     /      /  
Yueqi Zhu:     /      /  

Brian Hastings completes on third street, Yuequ Zhu calls, and Zhu takes the on-board lead the rest of the way. Zhu bets on fourth, fifth, and sixth street, Hastings calls every step of the way, and both players check on seventh street.

Zhu shows downcards of     for ten low, but Hastings has him beat with     for a nine low to win the pot.

Brian Hastings - 535,000 (9 BB)
Yueqi Zhu - 480,000 (8 BB)

06/15/16 05:24:15 PM PST
 
Ray Dehkharghani Check-Raises Fifth Street
 

Ray Dehkharghani:     /      /  
Brian Hastings:     /      /  

Yuequi Zhu has the bring-in. Ray Dehkharghani completes, Brian Hastings calls, and Zhu folds.

Dehkharghani bets his lead on fourth street, and Hastings calls. On fifth, Dehkharghani checks, Hastings bets, and Dehkharghani check-raises to 120,000 total. Hastings calls the remainder, then folds to one more bet on sixth street.

Ray Dehkharghani - 1,885,000 (38 BB)
Brian Hastings - 345,000 (7 BB)

06/15/16 05:19:26 PM PST
 
Level 24 Started
 
Level: 24
Limits: 30k/60k Bring-in: 10k Ante: 7k
06/15/16 05:15:25 PM PST
 
Brian Hastings Near-Doubles Through Ray Dehkharghani
 

 

Brian Hastings:     /      /  
Ray Dehkharghani:     /      /  

Brian Hastings completes on third street, Ray Dehkharghani raises, and Hastings calls.

Hastings has the on-board lead the rest of the way and bets on fourth, fifth, and sixth street. Dehkharghani calls each bet. On seventh street, Hastings check-calls a bet from Dehkharghani.

Dehkharghani shows     for an 8-5-3-2-A low, but Hastings tables     for a 7-6-4-2-A low to win the pot and just about double up.

Brian Hastings - 570,000 (11 BB)
Ray Dehkharghani - 1,640,000 (33 BB)

06/15/16 05:06:06 PM PST
 
Robert Campbell Eliminated by Jason Mercier in 5th Place ($59,694)
 

Robert Campbell:     /      /  
Jason Mercier:     /      /  

Ray Dehkharghani brings it in with a  . Robert Campbell (pictured, left) completes with a  , Jason Mercier (right) raises with another  , and Campbell calls.

Mercier bets his lead on fourth street, and Campbell calls. Campbell picks up the low hand on fifth, and he checks. Mercier bets, Campbell check-raises, and Mercier makes it three bets for 150,000 total. The last bet is enough to cover Campbell, and he calls all in for less to put himself at risk.

Mercier shows   , and his ten-six is a small favorite against Campbell's    (ten-eight). Both players pair on sixth street, so Campbell is down to his final card, needing to improve to stay alive. He can not. His river is a  , and Mercier wins the pot to eliminate the Aussie in fifth place.

Jason Mercier - 2,175,000 (44 BB)
Robert Campbell - Eliminated in 5th place ($59,694)

06/15/16 05:00:21 PM PST
 
Ray Dehkharghani vs. Robert Campbell
 

Ray Dehkharghani:     /      /  
Robert Campbell:     /      /  

Ray Dehkharghani completes with a  , and Robert Campbell calls with a  .

Both players check fourth street. Dehkharghani bets his lead on fifth street, and Campbell calls. That action repeats on sixth street, with Campbell calling another Dehkharghani bet. Both players check seventh street.

Dehkharghani shows    , winning the pot with a ninety-eight.

Ray Dehkharghani - 1,860,000 (37 BB)
Robert Campbell - 210,000 (4 BB)

06/15/16 04:54:59 PM PST
 
Robert Campbell Takes From Jason Mercier
 

Yueqi Zhu:     /   (fold)
Robert Campbell :     /     
Jason Mercier:     /      (fold)

Yueqi Zhu completes on third street, Robert Campbell raises, Jason Mercier reraises, Zhu folds, and Campbell calls. Mercier bets fourth street, Campbell calls, and both players check on fifth street. Campbel bets on sixth street and after mulling it over, Mercier folds.

Robert Campbell - 490,000 (10 BB)
Jason Mercier - 1,850,000 (37 BB)

06/15/16 04:46:51 PM PST
 
Ray Dehkharghani Closes the Gap
 

Ray Dehkharghani:     /      /  
Jason Mercier:     /      /  

Ray Dehkharghani (pictured) completes with a  , Jason Mercier raises with a  , and Dehkharghani calls.

Mercier bets his lead on fourth and fifth streets, with Dehkharghani calling both. Mercier checks sixth street, Dehkharghani bets, and Mercier calls. That action repeats on seventh street with Mercier paying off one last Dehkharghani bet.

Dehkharghani shows    , winning the pot with an eighty-six. He's now nipping at the heels of chip leader Jason Mercier, who has been atop the leaderboard since late on Day 2.

Ray Dehkharghani - 1,780,000 (36 BB)
Jason Mercier - 2,075,000 (42 BB)

06/15/16 04:37:58 PM PST
 
Jason Mercier Takes From Brian Hastings
 

Jason Mercier:     /      /  
Brian Hastings:     /      /  

Jason Mercier completes on third street, Brian Hastings raises, and Mercier calls. Mercier bets fourth street with the better board, Hastings calls, and Mercier checks on fifth street. Hastings bets, Mercier calls and proceeds to bet sixth street. Hastings calls and both players check on seventh street.

Mercier shows downcards of     for a 9-8-6-5-A low, Hastings mucks, and Mercier wins the pot.

Jason Mercier - 2,400,000 (48 BB)
Brian Hastings - 360,000 (7 BB)

06/15/16 04:27:23 PM PST
 
Brian Hastings Climbs the Ladder
 

Jason Mercier:     /      /  
Brian Hastings:     /      /  

Yueqi Zhu has the bring-in. Jason Mercier calls with a  , Brian Hastings completes with a  , Zhu folds, and Mercier calls.

Hastings bets his lead on fourth street, and Mercier calls. Both players pair on fifth street, but Mercier is low with a pair of treys. He checks, Hastings bets, and Mercier calls. That action repeats on both sixth and seventh streets, with Mercier check-calling two more Hastings bets.

Hastings shows    , winning the pot with a ninety-seven. He's climbed out of the basement over the course of the last hour, and he's now comfortably in third place on the leaderboard.

Brian Hastings - 635,000 (13 BB)
Jason Mercier - 2,150,000 (58 BB)

06/15/16 04:17:49 PM PST
 
Level 23 Started
 
Level: 23
Limits: 25k/50k Bring-in: 7k Ante: 5k
06/15/16 04:11:37 PM PST
 
Break
 

Level 22 concludes, and the final five players are on a 15-minute break. The stacks are polarized as they prepare to return to 25,000/50,000 limits. Here's how they'll stack up when the new level begins:

Seat 1: --empty--
Seat 2: --empty--
Seat 3: Ray Dehkharghani - 1,454,000 (29 BB)
Seat 4: Robert Campbell - 401,000 (8 BB)
Seat 5: Jason Mercier - 2,306,000 (46 BB)
Seat 6: Brian Hastings - 422,000 (8 BB)
Seat 7: Yueqi Zhu - 418,000 (8 BB)
Seat 8: --empty--

06/15/16 04:10:23 PM PST
 
John Racener Eliminated by Brian Hastings in 6th Place ($44,712)
 

 

Brian Hastings:     /      /  
John Racener:     /      /  

Brian Hastings completes on third street and John Racener tanks for a bit before he defends his bring in. Hastings bets on fourth street, Racener calls, Hastings bets on fifth street, and Racener sighs.

"Pair, pair, king all day," says Racener. Eventually, he calls and sixth street is to Racener's liking.

"There we go," says Racener as he bets. Hastings tanks for a bit before he raises and Racener calls all in.

Brian Hastings:     /     
John Racener:     /     

Hastings leads, but Racener has a superior draw. Hastings improves on seventh street with a   to make a 10-9-8-7-6 low. Racener squeezes his card, but turns over a   to bust in sixth place.

Brian Hastings - 560,000 (14 BB)
John Racener - Eliminated in 6th Place ($44,712)

06/15/16 04:02:07 PM PST
 
Brian Hastings Gets There Against John Racener
 

Jason Mercier:     /    (fold)
Brian Hastings:     /      /  
John Racener:     /      /  

Jason Mercier completes on third street and both Brian Hastings and John Racener call. Hastings takes the on-board lead on fourth street and bets. Racener calls and Mercier folds. On fifth street Racener takes the lead and bets, Hastings calls, and the action repeats on sixth street.

Racener checks seventh street, Hastings bets (with 4,000 behind), and Racener tanks for about 90 seconds.

"Can't believe it. So sick," says Racener. Eventually, he calls.

Hastings tables     for a 7-5-4-2-A low, Racener mucks, and Hastings wins the pot.

Brian Hastings - 370,000 (9 BB)
John Racener - 165,000 (4 BB)

06/15/16 03:48:17 PM PST
 
No Main Event Title (So Far) For Jason Mercier
 

In between hands, Robert Campbell strikes up some brief small talk with John Racener: "John, when you finished second in the Main Event, was that the year Jason (Mercier) won it?"

Racener just nods as he fiddles with his chips.

"I never won the Main Event, bro," Mercier joins the conversation.

"You didn't?!" Campbell seems genuinely surprised. "I just assumed you must have."

06/15/16 03:31:35 PM PST
 
John Racener Bricks Everything
 

 

Yueqi Zhu:     /      /  
John Racener:     /      /  

Yueqi Zhu completes on third street and John Racener (pictured) calls. Fourth, fifth, and sixth street action is all the same as Zhu bets each street and Racener calls. Both players check on seventh street.

Zhu shows downcards of     for a 10-7-5-3-A low. Racener shows     for a king low, sending the pot Zhu's way.

Yueqi Zhu - 470,000 (12 BB)
John Racener - 525,000 (13 BB)

06/15/16 03:21:36 PM PST
 
Brian Hastings Gets Shorter
 

Brian Hastings:     /      /  
Robert Campbell:     /      /  

Jason Mercier brings it in with a  . Brian Hastings calls with an  , Robert Campbell completes with a  , Mercier folds, and Hastings calls.

Campbell has the lead the whole way, and he bets every street. Hastings calls him all the way down.

Campbell shows    , winning the pot with an eighty-five. The two men trade places on the leaderboard during that encounter, and it's now Hastings who has the shortest stack at the table.

Robert Campbell - 410,000 (10 BB)
Brian Hastings - 255,000 (6 BB)

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