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2011 42nd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Saturday, June 25, 2011 to Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Event #44: $2,500 Razz

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $825,825
  • Entries: 363
  • Remaining: 0
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EVENT UPDATES

06/29/11 04:36:12 PM PST
 
Congratulations to Rep Porter, Event #44: $2,500 Seven Card Razz ($210,615)
 

Event 44 bracelet winner Rep Porter

Razzle Dazzle Dazzle, Rep Porter has won Event #44: $2,500 Razz for a cool $210,615 and his second World Series of Poker gold bracelet!

What was originally planned as a three-day event was extended to a fourth due to the ten-level stop rule at this year's WSOP. This left Stephen Su and Rep Porter, the only two remainders of a field of 363 from the first three days of play, to come back and duke it out heads up for a chance at the bracelet.

Su began the day with a nearly 600,000 chip advantage over Porter with around 2,700,000 in play. On the very first hand of the day however, that deficit was eliminated when Rep Porter made a nine-low and caught Su who double paired his under-cards to only make a queen-low. The hand gave Porter the lead, a lead he would never relinquish.

While Su was able to win lots of small pots, Porter found a way to win the majority of big ones to grind his opponent down to only 300,000 numerous times. Su had gotten all of his chips into the middle with that stack once but Porter laid his hand down to wait for a better spot.

That spot wouldn't exactly be ideal when Su was all in on third holding    /   against Porter's    /  . Su was looking even better when he hit a   on fourth and Porter paired with an  . Su caught a   on fifth to give him a ten-low but Porter caught a   to give him some outs as long as Su didn't make a better low from that point on. Sixth changed nothing for either player but on seventh, Porter hit a   to give him a nine-low and the lead. Su wasn't able to catch a better low which gave Porter the knockout and the win.

Porter will walk away with $210,615 and a second gold bracelet to go along with the one he won in 2008 in a $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six Handed Event. Once again, we congratulate Porter and thank you all for sticking with us through four days of Razz. Stay tuned to PokerNews where we will have continuous coverage of all of the other events going on for the rest of the Series.

06/29/11 04:08:24 PM PST
 
Stephen Su Eliminated in 2nd Place ($130,075)
 

Stephen Su - Second Place

Stephen Su completed and Rep Porter raised. Su called all in and the players turned up their hands.

Su: (3x)(2x) /  
Porter: (6x)(9x) /  

Su started with a perfect 3-2-1 but there were still four more cards to come for each and it was far from over until anyone made a five card low.

On fourth, Su hit a   to give him a draw to the wheel while Porter paired up with a  . Su could now lock up the double if he could hit an eight or lower on any of his remaining three cards.

On fifth, Su caught a   to give him a ten-low while Porter got a   that gave him an nine-low draw.

On sixth, Su got a useless   that changed nothing while Porter received a   that changed nothing for him as well.

The boards read as follows going into seventh.

Su:    /     
Porter:    /     

Porter would have to catch a card that was seven or lower but not a six or a two to pull into the lead. He hit one of those cards with a   to give him a nine-low and now Su would have to sweat his final card. Any card five through nine would keep Su alive and double him up. Su squeeze his final card and unfortunately for him, it was the   which was no good and he was eliminated.

Stephen Su00
06/29/11 03:52:05 PM PST
 
Back Down Again for Su
 

Su: (X)(X) /      / (X)
Porter: (X)(X) /     / (X)

Stephen Su completed and Rep Porter made the call. On the next two streets, Su bet out and Porter called. Both players checked the last two streets and Porter flipped over     to give him a nine-low which was good when Su mucked. Once again, Su dropped down to his low point as before.

Rep Porter2,435,000400,000
Stephen Su300,000-400,000
06/29/11 03:45:48 PM PST
 
Porter Lays it Down With a Chance to Win it All
 

Porter: (X)(X) /     FOLDED
Su: (X)(X) /     

Rep Porter completed and Stephen Su raised. Porter made the call and then check-called Su's bets on the next two streets. Su moved all in blind for 65,000 out of turn on sixth and the action was on Porter. If he made the call, he would have a chance to possibly knock out Su and win the tournament. After some thought though, Porter laid it down to give Su the pot and keep him in this.

Rep Porter2,035,000-400,000
Stephen Su700,000400,000
06/29/11 03:37:24 PM PST
 
Su Gets Low Again
 

Porter: (X)(X) /     
Su: (X)(X) /      FOLDED

Rep Porter completed and Stephen Su made the call. Su called Porter's bet on fourth and then checked when he made the low board on fifth. Porter continued to bet and Su made the call as he checked against on sixth. This time, Porter's bet was too much for Su however as he laid it down to drop to the same low point he was at before.

Rep Porter2,435,000300,000
Stephen Su300,000-300,000
06/29/11 03:33:00 PM PST
 
Su Steps Up
 

Porter: (X)(X) /    FOLDED
Su: (X)(X) /    

Rep Porter completed and Stephen Su raised. Porter made the call and then called Su's bet on fourth. Su bet again on fifth and for a moment, it looked like Su was going to get all in on the hand. Porter folded though which gave Su a much needed pot.

Rep Porter2,135,000-300,000
Stephen Su600,000300,000
06/29/11 03:28:29 PM PST
 
Rep in Control
 

Su: (X)(X) /      / (X)
Porter: (X)(X) /      / (X)

Rep Porter brought in and Stephen Su called. On the next two streets, Porter bet and Su called the bets. On sixth, Porter decided to check and Su bet this time. Porter made the call as both players checked seventh. Porter revealed     for a nine-low which was good when Su mucked his hand. Su is getting extremely low at this point and the next big hand could have him all in.

Rep Porter2,435,000300,000
Stephen Su300,000-300,000
06/29/11 03:23:59 PM PST
 
Porter Bites Back
 

Su: (X)(X) /     
Porter: (X)(X) /     

Stephen Su completed and Rep Porter made the call. Su led out on fourth and Porter called the bet. The action was reversed on fifth where Porter had the low board and bet. Su made the call but folded with his board showing two pair on sixth after Porter bet again.

Rep Porter2,135,000200,000
Stephen Su600,000-200,000
06/29/11 03:18:41 PM PST
 
Su Wins Decent One
 

Porter: (X)(X) /      FOLDED
Su: (X)(X) /     

Rep Porter brought in and Stephen Su just called. Porter led out on fourth and Su made the call. When Su made the low board on fifth, he led out and Porter called. On sixth, Su bet again but this time Porter folded. Su is slowly chipping up since his low point.

Rep Porter1,935,000-200,000
Stephen Su800,000200,000
06/29/11 03:06:41 PM PST
 
New Level Counts
 
Rep Porter2,135,000100,000
Stephen Su600,000-100,000
06/29/11 03:06:12 PM PST
 
Level 29 started
 
Level: 29 Blinds: 60000/120000 Ante: 15000
06/29/11 02:56:58 PM PST
 
Match Trends
 

Stephen Su has definitely been the more aggressive player thus far as he has been completing far more often than Porter. As a result, Su has taken down quite a few small pots but Porter has won all of the big pots thus far which has given him his lead.

06/29/11 02:53:59 PM PST
 
Low Cards, Disappointing Pot
 

Su: (X)(X) /   
Porter: (X)(X) /   

Stephen Su completed and Rep Porter made the call. Su led out on fourth and Porter called the bet. On fifth, Su checked and then folded after Porter bet. Although this pot had the look of maybe being a possibly large one given the low boards, it wasn't meant to be.

06/29/11 02:49:28 PM PST
 
Back Underway
 
Rep Porter2,085,000100,000
Stephen Su650,000-100,000
06/29/11 02:48:11 PM PST
 
Bathroom Break
 

Stephen Su asked if he could go to the bathroom and Rep Porter agreed to allow the clock to be paused.

06/29/11 02:37:18 PM PST
 
Porter Again
 

Su: (X)(X) /      FOLDED
Porter: (X)(X) /     

Rep Porter completed and Stephen Su made the call. Porter bet out on the next three streets with Su calling until sixth when he finally laid his hand down. Porter has just kept on building on his lead by taking down every sizeable pot so far.

Rep Porter1,985,000150,000
Stephen Su750,000-150,000
06/29/11 02:33:41 PM PST
 
Porter Wins Another Big One
 

Su: (X)(X) /      /(X)
Porter: (X)(X)      / (X)

Stephen Su completed and Rep Porter made the call. On the next two streets, Su bet out and Porter called. Both players checked sixth and Su went back to betting on seventh. A call was made and Su turned over     for a ten-low. Porter showed     for a nine-low which was good to take down another big pot and increase his lead.

Rep Porter1,835,000350,000
Stephen Su900,000-350,000
06/29/11 02:27:42 PM PST
 
At a Standstill
 

Play has gotten brutally slow where completions are taking down nearly every pot and even just seeing fourth street is a rare occurrence.

06/29/11 02:14:24 PM PST
 
No Showdowns
 

Since the first hand of play, there hasn't been another showdown yet. In fact, not a single hand has proceeded past fifth street other than the first big one. Stephen Su has picked up some chips off Rep Porter during this time and sits at 1,250,000.

06/29/11 02:10:02 PM PST
 
Big First Hand Goes to Porter
 

Rep Porter

Su: (X)(X) /      / (X)
Porter: (X)(X) /      / (X)

On the first hand of play of the day, Rep Porter brought in and Stephen Su completed. Su led out on fourth and Porter made the call. Porter made the lower board on fifth and led out himself. Su raised it up though and Porter made the call. On the last two streets, Su bet and Porter called each time. Su turned over     which double paired him to give him only a queen-low. Porter showed     which gave him a nine-low, the pot and the chip lead.

Rep Porter1,585,000505,000
Stephen Su1,150,000-505,000
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