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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Saturday, June 06, 2015 to Monday, June 08, 2015

Event #17: $10,000 Razz Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $968,200
  • Entries: 103
  • Remaining: 0

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Monday, June 8, 2015 10:03 PM Local Time
Level: 27
Blinds: 50k/100k,Bring-in:20k
Ante: 10k
Monday, June 8, 2015 10:02 PM Local Time

Mike Gorodinsky brings it in with a  , Phil Hellmuth completes with a  , and Gorodinsky calls.

Gorodinsky: (x-x)/    /(x)
Hellmuth: (x-x)/    /(x)

It checks through sixth street, and Gorodinsky bets seventh. Hellmuth calls, and Gorodinsky shows him     for the winning ten-nine-low.

Mike Gorodinsky - 1,920,000
Phil Hellmuth - 1,146,000

Monday, June 8, 2015 9:59 PM Local Time

On the eighth hand of heads-up, Mike Gorodinsky is the bring-in with a  , and Phil Hellmuth completes in the dark with a  . Gorodinsky calls.

Gorodinsky: (x-x)/   
Hellmuth: (x-x)/   

Gorodinsky calls a bet on fourth street, but he's had enough on fifth. Hellmuth wins with a bet.

One hand later, they go one street deeper. Gorodinsky brings-in with a  , Hellmuth completes dark again with a  , and Gorodinsky calls.

Gorodinsky: (x-x)/    
Hellmuth: (x-x)/    

Fourth street goes check-check, and Gorodinsky bets his new lead on fifth. Hellmuth calls, then bets sixth when Gorodinsky pairs. Hellmuth's board is relatively strong, and Gorodinsky yields again.

Phil Hellmuth - 1,236,000
Mike Gorodinsky - 1,830,000

Monday, June 8, 2015 9:55 PM Local Time

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Through the first seven hands of heads-up action, not much has happened. Two of the early hands reached fourth street, but five of the seven have been won with a completion or a raise on third street. As a result, there hasn't been much movement in the stacks, either.

The two men are sharing a bit of small talk as they feel each other out, and Hellmuth is still chowing on some tableside dinner.

Monday, June 8, 2015 9:44 PM Local Time
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The two players are back in their chairs, and the cards are in the air. Who wants a bracelet?

Monday, June 8, 2015 8:58 PM Local Time

Phil Hellmuth and Mike Gorodinsky are taking a 60-minute dinner break before resuming heads-up play. Here's how they stack up:

Mike Gorodinsky - 1,966,000
Phil Hellmuth - 1,100,000

Monday, June 8, 2015 8:57 PM Local Time
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Adam Owen brings it in with   and Mike Gorodinsky completes with   showing. Owen defends his bring-in and catches   on fourth, while Gorodinsky catches  . Owen bets 40,000 and Gorodinsky calls. On fifth, Owen catches   and Gorodinsky catches  . Owen check-calls 80,000 and their boards are completed on sixth.

Gorodinsky: (x-x)/    
Owen: (x-x)/    

On sixth, Owen check-calls another 80,000 from Gorodinsky and leaves himself with 24,000 behind. On the river, Owen check-calls off his last 24,000 and tables    , giving him a 9-8 low, but Gorodinsky wins the pot with     underneath and gives him 8-7 low.

Owen is eliminated in third and takes home just shy of $105,000, leaving Gorodinsky heads-up with Hellmuth for the bracelet.

Mike Gorodinsky - 1,990,000
Adam Owen - Eliminated

Monday, June 8, 2015 8:51 PM Local Time

On fourth street, Phil Hellmuth checks with    and Mike Gorodinsky bets with    showing. Hellmuth calls and catches   on fifth. Gorodinsky catches   and calls. Hellmuth bets and Gorodinsky calls. On sixth their boards look like this:

Gorodinsky: (x-x)/    
Hellmuth: (x-x)/    

Hellmuth bets sixth street and Gorodinsky calls. On the river, Hellmuth checks and Gorodinsky bets. Hellmuth folds and Gorodinsky takes the pot to take the chip lead. 

Mike Gorodinsky - 1,650,000
Phil Hellmuth - 1,300,000

 

Monday, June 8, 2015 8:42 PM Local Time

Mike Gorodinsky completes to 30,000 with   and Adam Owen defends his bring-in with  . Gorodinsky hits   and Owen hits  . Gorodinsky bets and Owen calls. On fifth street, Gorodinsky catches   and Owen catches  . Gorodinsky bets and Owen folds.

Mike Gorodinsky - 1,260,000
Adam Owen - 460,000

Monday, June 8, 2015 8:34 PM Local Time
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Mike Leah completes with a  , and Mike Gorodinsky raises with an  . Leah has just enough to raise back, moving all in over the top. Gorodinsky calls.

Leah: (  )/    /( )
Gorodinsky: (  )/    /( )

Gorodinsky makes an eighty-six on sixth street, and that leaves Leah drawing dead to the river. For the second time in the span of a few hands, Gorodinsky earns a knockout, sending Mike Leah to the exit in fourth place.

Mike Gorodinsky - 1,145,000
Mike Leah - Eliminated

Monday, June 8, 2015 8:27 PM Local Time
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Thomas Keller completes for 40,000 with a  , and Mike Gorodinsky sets him all in with a  . Keller calls all in for 63,000 total, and the cards are shown down and the boards run out.

Keller: (  )/    /( )
Gorodinsky: (  )/    /( )

Gorodinsky runs out well, making a rough seven-low on the end. Keller does not, drawing dead to the river. He's been eliminated in fifth place, earning just shy of $60,000.

Thomas Keller - Eliminated

Monday, June 8, 2015 8:19 PM Local Time

Thomas Keller completes with an  , Phil Hellmuth makes it 80,000 with a  , Mike Gorodinsky cold-calls, and Keller calls the extra bet.

Keller: (x-x)/   
Hellmuth: (x-x)/   - fold
Gorodinsky: (x-x)/   

On fourth street, Keller bets his lead for 40,000. Hellmuth calls, Gorodinsky raises to 80,000, and Keller makes it three bets for 120,000 total. Hellmuth folds, but not without a few choice words. Heads up now, Gorodinsky picks up an ace on fifth street and bets the 80,000. Keller considers for a bit but ultimately decides against continuing, tucking and mucking and slipping down into the danger zone in chips.

Mike Gorodinsky - 1,010,000
Thomas Keller - 155,000

Monday, June 8, 2015 8:15 PM Local Time

"I'm a jealous person," Gorodinsky says, eying up Phil Hellmuth's stack across the table. "I can't help it. How much do you have? One point three?"

"I don't know," Hellmuth says, smirking.

"Maybe more," Gorodinsky assesses. "One point five?"

Hellmuth shrugs.

"I also have one point five," Mike Leah interjects. That's 150,000, in Leah's case, while Hellmuth does indeed have about 1.5 million in front of him.

Monday, June 8, 2015 8:09 PM Local Time
Level: 26
Blinds: 40k/80k,Bring-in:10k
Ante: 10k
Monday, June 8, 2015 8:07 PM Local Time

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Thomas Keller completes with   and Phil Hellmuth makes it two bets with  . Keller calls and catches   on fourth, while Hellmuth catches  . Keller bets 30,000 and Hellmuth calls. On fifth, Keller catches   and Hellmuth catches  . Keller bets again and Hellmuth calls again.On sixth, their boards are completed.

Keller: (x-x)/    
Hellmuth: (x-x)/    

Keller checks sixth and Hellmuth bets 60,000. Keller check-calls and they go to the river. Keller checks dark and Hellmuth squeezes out his river card before betting 60,000. Keller folds and Hellmuth is just shy of having half of the chips in play.

Thomas Keller - 445,000
Phil Hellmuth - 1,520,000

Monday, June 8, 2015 8:00 PM Local Time

Adam Owen brings it in with   and Phil Hellmuth limps in with  . Mike Gorodinsky completes with  , Adam Owen defends his bring-in, and Hellmuth calls as well. Gorodinsky catches  , Owen catches  , and Hellmuth catches  . Gorodinsky bets, Owen folds, and Hellmuth calls. On fifth street, their boards look like this:

Gorodinsky: (x-x)/   
Owen: (x-x)/   - fold
Hellmuth: (x-x)/   

Gorodinsky checks and Hellmuth bets 60,000. Gorodinsky check-folds and Hellmuth takes the pot.

"Had a six-draw," said Hellmuth as he crosses the million chip plateau.

Phil Hellmuth - 1,050,000
Mike Gorodinsky - 620,000

Monday, June 8, 2015 7:52 PM Local Time
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Thomas Keller completes with an  , Jyri Merivirta calls all in for 23,000 with a  , Mike Gorodinsky calls with a  , and Adam Owen calls with a  . There's 21,000 in the sidepot, and Merivirta is at risk.

Keller: (x-x)/    /(x)
Merivirta: (x-x)/    /(x)
Gorodinsky: (x-x)/    - fold
Owen: (x-x)/   - fold

Keller bets fourth, and only Gorodinsky calls. On fifth, a big bet of 60,000 is enough to shake Gorodinsky off his hand, and Keller is heads-up for the knockout.

Merivirta shows    in the hole, still trying to make a hand. Keller doesn't have a hand yet either, but his    makes him a favorite for the knockout. Keller makes his nine-low on sixth street, and a third jack for Keller is bad news. He's drawing dead to the river, and he's been eliminated in sixth place.

Jyri Merivirta - Eliminated

Monday, June 8, 2015 7:44 PM Local Time

Mike Leah completes with a  , Jyri Merivirta calls with a  , and Mike Gorodinsky calls with a  . The latter folds on fourth street, so it's heads up between the other two.

Leah: (x-x)/    /(x)
Merivirta: (x-x)/    /(x)

Leah bets his two baby cards on fourth street, and Merivirta calls. On fifth, Leah bets the full 60,000, and Merivirta makes a two-fisted raise to 120,000. Leah reraises all in for 137,000 total, and his tournament life is on the line. He's well ahead though; Leah shows    for a made six-low and a wheel draw. Merivirta reveals his   , still drawing live for the knockout.

Leah secures his double promptly on sixth street, though, drawing the five to make the wheel. Merivirta has just one small bet left.

Mike Leah - 476,000
Jyri Merivirta - 30,000

Monday, June 8, 2015 7:36 PM Local Time

Mike Leah limps in with   and Phil Hellmuth completes with  . Leah calls and catches   on fourth, while Hellmuth catches  . Both players check and they go to fifth street. Leah catches   and Hellmuth catches  . Leah check-calls 60,000 from Hellmuth and they go to sixth.

Leah: (x-x)/    
Hellmuth: (x-x)/    

On sixth, both players check and they go to the river. Leah checks and Hellmuth checks his hole card.

"I need a four," said Hellmuth as he is squeezing his river. "I have a bad feeling about this."

Hellmuth bets 60,000 and Leah check-calls. Hellmuth announces "wheel" and tables     in the hole.

"I told you I needed a four," said Hellmuth.

Phil Hellmuth - 910,000
Mike Leah - 215,000

Monday, June 8, 2015 7:31 PM Local Time

Thomas Keller completes with   and Phil Hellmuth makes it 60,000 with  . Keller calls and pairs his six on fourth, but Hellmuth pairs his ace. Both players check and Keller catches   on fifth. Hellmutch catches   and checks. Keller bets and Hellmuth calls. On sixth, Keller catches   and Hellmuth catches  . Hellmuth check-folds to a bet and Keller shows him    in the hole.

"God, a ten in the hole," said Hellmuth. "They are just trying to give it to me."

Thomas Keller - 500,000
Phil Hellmuth - 710,000

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