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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 7:24 PM Local Time

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Jyri Merivirta completes to 30,000 with a  , and Adam Owen calls with a  .

Merivirta: (x-x)/    /(x)
Owen: (x-x)/    /(x)

Owen bets the 30,000 on fourth street, then check-calls 60,000 from Merivirta on fifth. On sixth street, Owen leads back out with the bet, and Merivirta calls all in for his last 29,000.

Merivirta turns up his   , showing an eight-low. Owen's    in the hole means he can't win the pot, and seventh street is meaningless as Merivirta doubles up.

Jyri Merivirta - 350,000
Adam Owen - 260,000

Monday, June 8, 2015 7:11 PM Local Time

Mike Leah completes with   and Phil Hellmuth makes it 60,000 with   showing as well. Leah calls and catches   on fourth while Hellmuth catches  . Leah bets and Hellmuth calls. Leah pairs his four and Hellmuth catches  . Hellmuth bets and Leah folds. He flashes    in the hole, showing that he is drawing a 7-6 after having already made a 9-7. 

Phil Hellmuth - 840,000
Mike Leah - 320,000

Monday, June 8, 2015 6:56 PM Local Time
Level: 25
Blinds: 30k/60k,Bring-in:10k
Ante: 7k
Monday, June 8, 2015 6:37 PM Local Time

The players are off for another 20-minute break, and the table will stack up like this when they return:

Seat 1: Jryi Merivirta - 201,000
Seat 2: Mike Gorodinsky - 632,000
Seat 4: Adam Owen - 485,000
Seat 5: Thomas Keller - 552,000
Seat 6: Mike Leah - 470,000
Seat 8: Phil Hellmuth - 751,000

Monday, June 8, 2015 6:35 PM Local Time

Mike Gorodinsky completes with a  , Adam Owen calls with a  , and Mike Leah makes it two bets with a  . Gorodinsky and Owen call.

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

Gorodinsky bets 25,000 on fourth street, and both opponents call. On fifth, Owen picks up the lead and makes the bet of 50,000. Leah folds, but Gorodinsky calls again. The lead changes again on sixth street with Owen pairing his eight. Gorodinsky checks to let his opponent bet the 50,000 before check-raising to 100,000. Owen spends a long couple minutes in the tank before folding, showing his    as he does.

"Folded a six draw?" Phil Hellmuth chimes in. "Wow. If that was a bluff, it was a beautiful bluff." Gorodinsky says nothing as he quietly stacks the big pot.

Mike Gorodinsky - 599,000
Adam Owen - 460,000
Mike Leah - 445,000

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Monday, June 8, 2015 6:29 PM Local Time
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Mike Leah completes with   and is called by Jryi Merivirta and Mike Gorodinsky, both showing a nine. On fourth street, Leah pairs his three, Merivirta catches  , and Gorodinsky catches  . All three players check and they head to fifth street. Merivirta checks, Gorodinsky bets, and Leah calls. Merivirta folds and their boards look like this on sixth:

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

Gorodinsky bets 50,000 on sixth and Leah calls. Gorodinsky bets the river and Leah calls.

"I guess I can't raise you," said Leah as he calls.

"You probably got it," said Gorodinsky. "I got a nine."

Leah tables     in the hole, to give him a 7-6 low and Gorodinsky mucks.

Mike Leah - 595,000
Mike Gorodinsky - 340,000

Monday, June 8, 2015 6:24 PM Local Time

Jryi Mervirta completes to 25,000 with   and Adam Owen makes it 50,000 with  . Owen bets and Mervirita calls fourth and fifth street as their boards run out like this:

Merivirta: (x-x)/    
Owen: (x-x)/    

Owen bets 50,000 on sixth with four to a wheel showing and Merivirta mucks his hand.

Adam Owen - 620,000
Jryi Merivirta - 295,000

Monday, June 8, 2015 6:20 PM Local Time

Phil Hellmuth limps in with   and Jyri Mervirta limps in behind him with  . Mike Gorodinsky completes to 25,000 with   and both Hellmuth and Merivirta both call.

On fourth, Hellmuth takes the lead with   and bets. Merivirta calls with   and Gorodinsky calls with  . On fifth Hellmuth checks when he catches   and Merivirta checks with  . Gorodinsky bets 50,000 after catching  . Hellmuth calls and Merivirta folds.

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

On sixth, Hellmuth check-calls 50,000 from Gorodinsky and they go to the river. Hellmuth checks again and Gorodinsky bets. Hellmuth check-folds and Gorodinsky takes it.

Mike Gorodinsky - 520,000
Phil Hellmuth - 775,000
Monday, June 8, 2015 6:02 PM Local Time
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Phil Hellmuth completes with a  , and Mike Gorodinsky calls with an   up.

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

Hellmuth snap-bets fourth street, and Gorodinsky calls. Hellmuth checks fifth street, and Gorodinsky is content to check behind with an open pair of aces. On sixth, Hellmuth loses the betting lead, and he calls the 50,000 from Gorodinsky. "Go ahead," Gorodinsky says on seventh street, and Hellmuth obliges him with the last bet.

Gorodinsky spends a long while in the tank before folding, and Hellmuth flashes his     as the pot is pushed his way.

Phil Hellmuth - 880,000
Mike Gorodinsky - 320,000

Monday, June 8, 2015 5:43 PM Local Time
Level: 24
Blinds: 25k/50k,Bring-in:7k
Ante: 5k
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Monday, June 8, 2015 5:42 PM Local Time

Jryi Merivirta brings it in with   and Adam Owen completes with  . Merivirta defends the bring-in and catches   on fourth, while Owen catches  . Merivirta check-calls 20,000 from Owen and catches   on fifth street. Owen catches   and both players check.

Merivirta: (x-x)/    
Owen: (x-x)/    

Merivirta bets 40,000 on sixth and Owen calls. Both players check the river and Merivirta wins the pot after exposing     in the hole. Owen mucks his hand.

Jryi Merivirta - 580,000
Adam Owen - 305,000

Monday, June 8, 2015 5:38 PM Local Time

Jryi Merivirta completes with  , Mike Gorodinsky calls with  , and Adam Owen makes it two bets with  . Merivirta and Gorodinsky both call. On fourth, Merivirta catches  , Gorodinsky catches  , and Owen catches  . Owen bets, Merivirta calls, and Gorodinsky folds. Owen continues to bet on fifth as he catches   and Merivirta catches  . Merivirta calls.

Merivirta: (x-x)/    
Owen: (x-x)/    

On sixth, Owen bets 40,000 and Merivirta calls. Both players check the river and Merivirta shows    , good for a 6-5 low and Owen mucks his hand.

Jryi Merivirta - 470,000
Adam Owen - 370,000

Monday, June 8, 2015 5:32 PM Local Time

Thomas Keller limps in with   and Mike Leah limps in behind him with  . Jryi Merivirta completes with   and both Keller and Leah call. Keller takes the lead with   and bets. Leah folds and Merivirta calls after he catches  . On fifth, Keller catches   and loses the lead when Merivirta catches  . Merivirta bets and Keller calls.

Keller: (x-x)/    
Merivirta: (x-x)/    .

On sixth, Keller takes the lead back and bets 40,000. Merivirta folds and Keller scoops the pot.

Thomas Keller - 475,000
Jryi Merivirta - 265,000
Monday, June 8, 2015 5:19 PM Local Time
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Adam Owen calls with a  , Thomas Keller (pictured) completes for 20,000 with an  , and Mike Leah makes it two bets for 40,000. Owen folds, and Keller calls.

Leah: (x-x)/    /(x)
Keller: (x-x)/    /(x)

Keller check-calls a bet on fourth street, and both players check fifth. On sixth, Keller bets his lead for 40,000, and Leah calls. Seventh street draws another check from Keller, and Leah takes his cue to bet the 40,000. Keller spends a long while in the tank before eventually folding.

"Was I dead?" he asks, as Leah stacks the pot. Leah presses his lips together tightly and gives no reply. "Did you bluff me?" Keller follows up. Still no response from Leah.

Mike Leah - 475,000
Thomas Keller - 350,000

Monday, June 8, 2015 5:15 PM Local Time

Phil Hellmuth calls with a  , Jyri Merivirta completes with an  , and Hellmuth calls again.

Hellmuth: (x-x)/    /(x)
Merivirta: (x-x)/    /(x)

Merivirta bets his lead on fourth street, and Hellmuth calls. On fifth, Hellmuth is the bettor and Merivirta the caller. Hellmuth bets again on sixth, and Merivirta folds his open-pair of aces.

Phil Hellmuth - 725,000
Jyri Merivirta - 365,000

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Monday, June 8, 2015 5:06 PM Local Time
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Thomas Keller completes with   and Stephen Chidwick makes it 40,000 with  . Keller calls and they are heads-up to fourth street. Keller catches   and Chidwick pairs his deuce. Keller bets 20,000 and Chidwick calls. On fifth, Keller keeps the lead with   and Chidwick hits  . Keller bets 40,000 and Chidwick calls.

Chidwick: (x-x)/    
Keller: (x-x)/    

On sixth street, Chidwick is left with just 16,000. Keller bets and Chidwick hesitates for a moment before committing the last of his chips. Keller shows    in the hole and has a made 9-8 low. Chidwick sees he is drawing dead and tries to muck his hand. After the river is dealt the dealer exposes his hand and shows that he has     in the hole. Keller improved to an 8-5 low on th river after he hits  , while Chidwick is eliminated in 7th place.

Thomas Keller - 480,000
Stephen Chidwick - Eliminated

Monday, June 8, 2015 4:57 PM Local Time

Thomas Keller completes with a  , and Mike Leah calls with an  .

Keller draws a   on fourth and bets it, and Leah calls after finding a  . On fifth street, Keller draws a  , and Leah bets his lead with a   showing. Keller folds.

Monday, June 8, 2015 4:53 PM Local Time
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Brandon Shack-Harris and Mike Gorodinsky are heads-up in a pot that will decide Shack-Harris' tournament life.

Shack-Harris: (  )/    /(x)
Gorodinsky: (  )/    /(x)

Shack-Harris completes on third street, and Gorodinsky calls. On fourth, Gorodinsky and Shack-Harris bet and raise until the rest of Shack-Harris chips are in the middle. The action is complete, and the down-cards are turned face-up.

Gorodinsky's river is a  , stealing the lead and improving him to a seventy-five. Shack-Harris has a made seventy-six and needs to improve, but his last card is a useless  .

Brandon Shack-Harris finishes in eighth place, earning $31,727.

Mike Gorodinsky - 630,000
Brandon Shack-Harris - Eliminated

Monday, June 8, 2015 4:45 PM Local Time

Jyri Merivitra completes with an  , and Thomas Keller calls with a  .

Merivitra: (x-x)/    /(x)
Keller: (x-x)/    /(x)

The leader bets on every street with Merivitra doing the heavy lifting on fourth, sixth, and seventh streets. After betting fifth on his own, Keller calls the last two bets for 30,000 apiece.

Merivitra rolls over     for the seven perfect, and it's good.

"I made a seven too," Keller laments, flashing his inferior    .

Jyri Merivitra - 470,000
Thomas Keller - 367,000

Monday, June 8, 2015 4:35 PM Local Time
Level: 23
Blinds: 20k/40k,Bring-in:5k
Ante: 5k