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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 4:40 PM Local Time

Hernan Salazar -    /      /  
Ryan Miller -    /      /  

Hernan Salazar completes and Ryan Miller raises.  Hernan says to Greg Mueller who has walked up to the table, "You've come to see my last hand." Salazar raises and tells Miller he has 46,000 total.  "Okay, whatever it is."  The two get it all in the middle and the cards are turned up.  Miller is ahead with     against Salazar's    .

When all the cards are out, Salazar's nine-eight is best against Miller's jack-nine.

Hernan Salazar - 102,000
Ryan Miller - 280,000

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 4:27 PM Local Time
Level: 23
Blinds: 12,000/24,000
Ante: 3,000
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 4:07 PM Local Time
The last 13 players in the $1,500 Razz event have their first break of the day. Back in 20 minutes!
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 4:06 PM Local Time

Randy Kaas -    /      /  
Hernan Salazar - (Xx)(Xx) /      / (Xx)

Randy Kaas has recoverd from being all-in and is almost back to the chip average in just a few hands.

In a hand against Hernan Salazar, Salazar completes and Kaas raises. Salazar calls. Kaas bets every street and Salazar calls him down. "Six-five," Kaas announces. Salazar shakes his head and mucks.

Randy Kaas - 249,000

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 4:04 PM Local Time

Randy Kaas -    /      /   - all-in on fifth street
Chris George -    /      / (Xx)

Randy Kaas got his money in on fifth street and managed to survive against Chris George when George failed to make a low.

Randy Kaas - 94,000
Chris George - 700,000

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 4:03 PM Local Time

Jason Schwartz (Xx)(Xx) /      / (Xx)
Ryan Miller (Xx)(Xx) /      / (Xx)
Chris George    /     /  

There are already a lot of chips in the pot when Chris George checks on seventh street. Jason Schwartz puts his last 16,000 all-in, Ryan Miller folds and Chris George calls. George shows his   -low, Schwartz don't have a better hand. He is out of the tournament.

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

Ryan Miller -    /      /  
Kiryl Radzivonau -    /      / (Xx)

After the bring-in, Kiryl Radzivonau completes and Ryan Miller raises.  It folds back to Radzivonau and he calls.  Miller bets on fourth street with the lower board and Radzivonau calls.  Fifth street sees Miller bet again and Radzivonau calls.  On sixth street, Miller checks to Radzivonau.  Radzivonau thinks it over and decides to bet. Miller calls.

Both players check seventh street and the hands are turned up.  Miller shows a seven-six and Radzivonau turns over    for an eight-seven.

Ryan Miller - 385,000
Kiryl Radzivonau - 200,000

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

Randy Kaas    /      /  
Hernan Salazar    /      /  

Hernan Salazar checks on fourth street, only to raise when Randy Kaas bets. Randy Kaas calls and they both check on fifth street. Randy Kaas bets on sixth street, Hernan Salazar raises and Kaas calls. No more bets on seventh street. Salazar shows   -low and that wins the hand.

Hernan Salazar - 215,000
Randy Kaas - 80,000

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 3:20 PM Local Time

Orjan Skommo    /      /  
Max Pescatori    /      /  
Eli Elezra (Xx)(Xx) /    - folded on fourth street

Cyndy Violette brings-in with a   face-up. Max Pescatori completes, Eli Elezra calls and Orjan Skomma raises. Max Pescatori and Elezra both call. Orjan Skomma bets all-in on fourth street, Max Pescatori calls and Elezra folds. Orjan Skommo pairs his   on fifth street and get the   on sixth street seals his fate against Pescatori's 7-low.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 3:10 PM Local Time

Scott Byron (pictured) has been eliminated in 16th place.  Byron nursed a small stack into Day 3 and survived several early all-ins but a comeback was not in the cards for him today.  Byron will receive $5,519 for his performance.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 3:08 PM Local Time
Level: 22
Blinds: 10,000/20,000
Ante: 2,000
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 2:57 PM Local Time

Table 448

Seat 1. Kiryl Radzivonau 200,000
Seat 2. Ryan Miller 390,000
Seat 3. Robin Lee 205,000
Seat 4. Matthew Mendez 130,000
Seat 5. Chris George 485,000
Seat 6. Jason Schwartz 230,000
Seat 7. Hernan Salazar 185,000
Seat 8. Randy Kaas 292,000

Table 451

Seat 1. Sergio Braga 190,000
Seat 2. Orjan Skommo 125,000
Seat 3. Bart Hanson 141,000
Seat 4. Cyndy Violette 138,000
Seat 5. Max Pescatori 240,000
Seat 6. Matthew Smith 322,000
Seat 7. Eli Elezra 130,000
Seat 8. Scott Byron 30,000

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 2:51 PM Local Time

Yueqi Zhu    /      /  
Randy Kaas    /      /  

Yueqi Zhu got his last chips in on third street. After sixth street he was looking for a   or a  . But he got a   and is eliminated.

The players are redrawing to the final two tables and are all guaranteed $5,519.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 2:35 PM Local Time

Scott Byron -       / (Xx)(Xx)
Ryan Miller -       / (Xx)(Xx)

Scott Byron has been all-in twice and has survived both times.  His stack has fallen below 20,000 and is all in on third street when playing any hand.  So far he's dodged the exit.

Scott Byron - 18,000

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 2:26 PM Local Time

Scott Epstein (Xx)(Xx) /      / (Xx)
Randy Kaas    /      /  

Scott Epstein calls a raise from Randy Kaas on third street. Randy Kaas bets then on fourth street and Epstein calls. On fifth street, Kass bets and Epstein calls again. On sixth street Epstein bets all in for his last 8,000. Randy Kaas shows   -low on seventh street. Epstein cannot beat that and is eliminated. He receives $4540 for his 18th-place finish.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 2:19 PM Local Time

Sergio Braga    /      /  
Scott Epstein (Xx)(Xx) /      / (Xx)

Sergio Braga bets on fourth street with a six as his highest board card. Scott Epstein calls. Both players get a eight on fifth street. Braga bets again, Epstein calls. Braga bets sixth street after he gets a  , and Epstein calls. With only 5,000 left, Braga bets all-in on seventh street. Scott Epstein calls but mucks when he sees   -low.

Sergio Braga - 145,000
Scott Epstein - 65,000

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 2:12 PM Local Time

Chris George -    /      /  
Alexander Kuzmin -    /      /  

Alexander Kuzmin (pictured) has been eliminated in the first few minutes of Day 3 play by tournament chip leader Chris George.

Kuzmin is the bring-in with a seven showing and Chris George completes with a six up.  Kuzmin calls.  George is still first on fourth street and bets.  Kuzmin calls.  On sixth, George checks and Kuzmin barely hesitates before putting in a bet.  George leans over to look at Kuzmin's remaining stack, which is 26,000.  George now check-raises and Kuzmin calls.

The two players get it all in on sixth street and the cards are turned up.  George has made a six-five and Kuzmin an eight-seven.  The river is a formality and Kuzmin exits in 19th place for $4,540.

Chris George - 430,000
Alexander Kuzmin - Eliminated

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 2:01 PM Local Time
Level: 21
Blinds: 8,000/16,000
Ante: 2,000
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 9:01 AM Local Time

Chris George
Chris George, chip leader $1,500 Razz

It's time for the third and final day of Event #9: $1,500 Razz. From a field of 462 players, only 19 are coming back today. They will battle it out for the first prize of $155,947 and the WSOP gold bracelet.

Chris George is the chip leader heading into Day 3 with 356,000. Matthew Smith (307,000) is the only other player above 300,000.

There are several well-known players still in contention. In addition to Chris George, Eli Elezra (251,000), Cyndy Violette (201,000), Max Pescatori (197,000), Alexander Kuzmin (64,000) and Yueqi Zhu (the short stack with 37,000) all bagged chips at the end of Day 2.

The plan is to crown a winner today. Day 3 play starts with an ante of 2,000. The bring-in is 2,000, and the limits for the first level today are 8,000/16,000. The average stack (about 182,000) is roughly eleven big bets at the start of the day.

The tournament continues at 2:00 p.m. local time, and you can follow updates here until a winner is determined.