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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Monday, June 01, 2015 to Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Event #9: $1,500 Razz

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $623,700
  • Entries: 462
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 8:14 PM Local Time

Max Pescatori - (Xx)(Xx) /      / (Xx)
Chris George - (Xx)(Xx) /      / (Xx)

Eli Elezra brings it in and Matthew Smith calls.  Max Pescatori raises and Chris George calls.  Elezra and Smith fold.

Pescatori checks fourth street and George bets.  Pescatori check-calls.  On fifth street, Pescatori picks up a deuce and bets out.  George calls.  Pescatori fires again on sixth street and is called.  On seventh street, Pescatori again.

"So you've got it, huh?" asks George.  He studies Pescatori's board and then his own hole cards.  "I have all the cards you need," George says.  After a minute in the tank, George says, "Okay, I think you have a seven."  And with that, George folds.

Max Pescatori - 720,000
Chris George - 1,060,000

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 7:59 PM Local Time

Ryan Miller -    /      /  
Matthew Smith -    /      /  

Ryan Miller is the bring-in and Matthew Smith completes.  The action folds back to Miller, who calls.  Smith is still first and bets fourth street.  Miller calls.  On fifth, Smith bets and Miller calls.  Miller ignores the king he receives on sixth and bets again.  Miller picks up a pair of eights and calls.

Seventh street is dealt and Smith fires another bet.  Miller calls and Smith says, "Eight-six."  Miller leans over to see all the cards and then flips up his own.  "Chop it up," he tells the dealer.

Ryan Miller - 585,000
Matthew Smith - 758,000

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 7:58 PM Local Time
Level: 26
Blinds: 25,000/50,000
Ante: 5,000
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 7:42 PM Local Time
Seat 3. Chris George 1,200,000
Seat 4. Ryan Miller 550,000
Seat 7. Eli Elezra 135,000
Seat 8. Matthew Smith 520,000
Seat 9. Max Pescatori 750,000
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 7:39 PM Local Time

Randy Kaas

Ryan Miller -    /      /  
Randy Kaas -    /      /  

Matthew Smith is the bring-in and Ryan Miller completes. Randy Kaas raises all-in for another half bet and Miller calls. The cards are turned up and Miller is ahead. Kaas double pairs his board and is eliminated by Miller's seven low.

Ryan Miller - 880,000
Randy Kaas - Eliminated

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 7:34 PM Local Time

Robin Lee

Max Pescatori -    /      /  
Robin Lee -    /      /  

Craig George is the bring-in and Max Pescatori completes. Robin Lee raises with less than one big bet left behind. It folds back to Pescatori who reraises to put his opponent all in. Lee calls and the cards are flipped up and dealt out.

Pescatori makes a nine-seven-four to Lee's nine-seven-six and Lee heads for the rail.

Max Pescatori - 588,000
Robin Lee - Eliminated

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 7:24 PM Local Time

Matthew Mendez    /      /  
Chris George    /      /  

Chris George calls the bring-in from Robin Lee. Matthew Mendez (pictured) moves all-in for his last 28,000 and Chris George calls. Mendez gets a jack on fourth and fifth street. After a three for him on sixth street he needs a card under eight (not a pair). The dealer gives him a  , and Mendez is eliminated from the tournament.

He earns $13,092 for his eighth-place finish.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 7:17 PM Local Time

Cyndy Violette    /      /  
Max Pescatori    /      /  

Cyndy Violette pushes all-in for her last 8,000 on third street, and Max Pescatori calls. On sixth streets Violette needs a deuce, three, five or six to pull ahead, but she pairs her ace.

Pescatori wins the pot with his 10-low, and Cyndy Violette eliminated in ninth place for $10,802.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 7:09 PM Local Time

Ryan Miller - (Xx)(Xx) /      / (Xx)
Eli Elezra - (Xx)(Xx) /      /   - folded on seventh street
Matthew Smith - (Xx)(Xx) /    - folded on fourth street

Ryan Miller completes and Eli Elezra calls, as does Matthew Smith.  Miller bets fourth street and Elezra calls.  Smith catches a king and folds.

Miller pairs up and Elezra is first.  Elezra checks.  Miller bets and Elezra check-calls.  Elezra again check-calls Miller's bet on sixth street and then checks dark.  Miller bets seventh street and Elezra flips up his river card, revealing that he'd paired his ace.  Elezra pauses for another second or two and then folds.

Ryan Miller - 705,000
Eli Elezra - 311,000

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 6:57 PM Local Time
Level: 25
Blinds: 20,000/40,000
Ante: 5,000
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 6:39 PM Local Time
We are still nine-handed at the final table of Event #9.  Players are taking a 20-minute break and play will resume shortly.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 6:26 PM Local Time

With nine players at the table and Cyndy Violette short stacked, the players have slowed down the pace quite a bit this level.  Most hands are being taken down on third street with only the occasional trip to fourth street or beyond.  One exception to that rule just played out.

Matthew Smith - (Xx)(Xx) /     
Randy Kaas - (Xx)(Xx) /      - folded on sixth street

Randy Kaas completes and Matthew Smith calls.  Fourth street gives Kaas a pair and Smith bets.  Kaas calls and checks dark. Smith bets his pair of fives on fifth street and Kaas calls again.  Kaas collects a second pair and can't continue to a bet from Smith on sixth street.

Matthew Smith - 480,000
Randy Kaas - 395,000

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 6:04 PM Local Time

Cyndy Violette -    /      /  
Matthew Smith -    /      / (Xx)

Matthew Smith calls the bring-in and Cyndy Violette completes. Smith raises and Violette gets the rest of her stack in the middle. Violette is ahead but has to hold to survive. Violette makes a nine low and Smith is drawing dead on sixth street.

Cyndy Violette - 64,000
Matthew Smith - 548,000

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 5:43 PM Local Time

Seat 1. Matthew Mendez - 213,000
Seat 2. Robin Lee - 276,000
Seat 3. Chris George - 1,080,000
Seat 4. Ryan Miller - 455,000
Seat 5. Cyndy Violette - 91,000
Seat 6. Randy Kaas - 346,000
Seat 7. Eli Elezra - 175,000
Seat 8. Matthew Smith - 443,000
Seat 9. Max Pescatori - 380,000

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 5:38 PM Local Time
Level: 24
Blinds: 15,000/30,000
Ante: 3,000
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 5:36 PM Local Time

Sergio Braga

Ryan Miller -    /      /  
Sergio Braga -    /      /  

Sergio Braga pushes the last of his chips in on fifth street and Ryan Miller calls. The hands are turned up and Miller is ahead and Braga needs help. Braga catches a second pair on sixth street and is drawing dead to Miller's eight-five.

Ryan Miller - 465,000
Sergio Braga - Eliminated

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 5:28 PM Local Time

Kiryl Radzivonau    /      /  
Randy Kaas    /      /  
Chris George (Xx)(Xx) /    - folded on fourth street

Kiryl Radzivonau raises on third street after a bring-in from Chris George and a completion from Randy Kaas. George and Kaas both call. Randy Kaas bets on fourth street, Kiryl Radzivonau calls all-in for his last 1,000, and George folds. Kaas is in front at this point with four cards to a nine. Radzivonau makes a better hand on fifth street, but is back behind on sixth street.

Radzivonau does not improve on the river, and he is eliminated in 11th place for $8,519.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 5:18 PM Local Time

Chris George -    /      / (Xx)
Hernan Salazar -    /      /  

Randy Kaas is the bring-in showing a king and Kiryl Radzivonau completes. Chris George raises and Hernan Salazar (pictured) calls all-in. Radzivonau overcalls. George bets fourth street and Radzivonau seems unsure now showing a pair of sevens, but he makes the call. Radzivonau picks up a king on fifth and folds before George can bet again.

George and Salazar turn up their hands and the rest of the cards are dealt. George makes an eight-perfect leaving Salazar needing a three, six, or seven. Instead, Salazar makes an eight-five for second best.

Chris George - 940,000
Hernan Salazar - Eliminated

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 5:01 PM Local Time

Max Pescatori - (Xx)(Xx) /     
Cyndy Violette - (Xx)(Xx) /      - folded on sixth street

Cyndy Violette is short on chips following a hand against Max Pescatori.  Violette is ahead going to sixth street when she pairs her duece, and faces bet from Pescatori.  "Good card?" she asks her opponent.  Pescatori remains silent and Violette folds after some consideration.

Max Pescatori - 340,000
Cyndy Violette - 56,000

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 4:53 PM Local Time

Bart Hanson    /      /  
Eli Elezra    /      /  

Bart Hanson bets on fourth street, and Eli Elezra calls with a pair of sevens showing. Bart Hanson bets all-in for 23,000 on fifth street, and Elezra calls. Elezra makes a   -low on sixth street. On seventh street, Bart Hanson needs an ace, three, four, five or six. However, he gets a   and is eliminated from the tournament in 13th place.