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2017 48th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 to Thursday, June 15, 2017

Event #26: $10,000 Razz Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $911,800
  • Entries: 97
  • Remaining: 0


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Thursday, June 15, 2017 2:44 PM Local Time
Zhigalov Drops Some More To Zinno

Zinno:    /     
Zhigalov:    /      — Folded
Obst:    /    — Folded

James Obst completed, and Andrey Zhigalov called before Anthony Zinno raised. Both Obst and Zhigalov called. Zinno bet on fourth street, and this time, only Zhigalov called. Zinno bet again on fifth, and Zhigalov called again. On sixth street, Zinno bet again. After taking a long time to think about it, Zhigalov let go of his hand, and Zinno was awarded the pot.

Andrey Zhigalov515,000-100,000
Anthony Zinno355,000105,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 2:40 PM Local Time
Obst Takes Back From Zhigalov

Obst:    /      /  
Zhigalov:    /      /  

James Obst completed, and Andrey Zhigalov was the only caller.

Obst bet fourth, fifth, and sixth streets, and Zhigalov called him down. Both players checked on seventh. Zhigalov turned up    , but it was no good, as Obst had     in the hole. That was good enough to take down the pot and push Obst into the chip lead.

James Obst1,420,000290,000
Andrey Zhigalov615,000-150,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 2:34 PM Local Time
Zhigalov Takes From Obst

Andrey Zhigalov

James Obst:   /    / 
Andrey Zhigalov:   /    ]/ 

James Obst completed on third street, and Andrey Zhigalov called. Obst held the on-board lead the rest of the way, betting up until seventh street. Zhigalov called every street before both players checked on seventh street.

Obst showed     for a ten-nine, but Zhigalov tabled     for a nine-eight to win the pot.

James Obst1,130,000-100,000
Andrey Zhigalov765,00085,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 2:27 PM Local Time
Baker Clips Zinno

Baker:    /      /  
Zinno:    /      /  

We caught up to the action on fifth street, where Baker bet, and Zinno called. Zinno called another bet on sixth street, then again on seventh. Baker turned up     in the hole for an eighty-six low, and that was good enough to get a muck from Zinno.

David "ODB" Baker1,280,000110,000
Anthony Zinno250,000-258,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 2:23 PM Local Time
Jack Duong Eliminated in 8th Place ($26,674)

Jack Duong

Duong:    /    
Obst:    /    
Baker:    /    

Jack Duong completed. David "ODB" Baker raised it up. James Obst made it three bets, and Duong and Baker both called.

On fourth street, Baker took the betting lead, and he led out. Both Obst and Duong called quickly. On fifth, Obst bet, and Duong raised. Baker folded. Obst raised again, enough to put Duong all in, and Duong called.

Duong showed    under for a draw to an eight-low, but Obst already had a nine-low with   . Unfortunately for Duong, his draw bricked out, finishing with another   and  , while Obst drew    for the winning hand.

Duong hit the rail in eighth and collected $26,674 for his finish.

James Obst1,230,000190,000
Jack Duong0-185,000
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Thursday, June 15, 2017 2:14 PM Local Time
Nick Schulman Eliminated in 9th Place ($21,946)

Nick Schulman - 9th Place

Nick Schulman:   /    / 
Brandon Shack-Harris:   /    ]/ 
Jyri Merivirta:   /    / 

Nick Schulman completed all in for his remaining 15,000, Brandon Shack-Harris raised to 30,000, and Jyri Merivirta called.

Merivirta held the on-board lead throughout and bet each street, with Shack-Harris calling down all the way.

Merivirta tabled     for a seven-six, Shack-Harris showed     for a defeated eight-seven, and Schulman flashed     as he made his exit in ninth place.

Brandon Shack-Harris365,000-205,000
Jyri Merivirta315,000120,000
Nick Schulman0-24,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 2:08 PM Local Time
Baker's Ten Takes It

David "ODB" Baker

David "ODB" Baker:   /    / 
Andrey Zhigalov:   /    ]/ 

David "ODB" Baker completed on third street, Andrey Zhigalov raised, and Baker called. Zhigalov bet fourth street, Baker called, and Baker proceeded to take the on-board lead from there.

Baker bet fifth and sixth, Zhigalov called, and both players checked seventh.

Baker showed     for a ten-seven, Zhigalov mucked, and Baker won the pot to retake the chip lead.

David "ODB" Baker1,170,000200,000
Andrey Zhigalov680,000-40,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 2:03 PM Local Time
Schulman Down to Less Than One Big Bet; Obst Cracks Seven Figures

James Obst:   /    / 
Nick Schulman:   /    ]/ 

Picking up the action on fourth street, Nick Schulman bet and James Obst called. Schuman check-called bets the rest of the way, but mucked when Obst tabled     for a seven-six.

James Obst1,040,00080,000
Nick Schulman24,000-161,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:53 PM Local Time
Full House vs. Full House

Baker:    /      /  
Shack-Harris:    /      /  

Brandon Shack-Harris completed and was raised by David "ODB" Baker. Shack-Harris called.

On fourth, Baker bet and Shack-Harris called. On fifth, Baker bet and Shack-Harris called. On sixth, Baker bet again and Shack-Harris called. On seventh, Baker bet once more.

Shack-Harris looked down at his cards and laughed. "I made a full house," he said, showing    .

"You made a full house?" Baker asked. "I made a full house, too."

Baker turned up    . "Deuces full of nines," he said.

"I guess next time I make aces full, I'll have to call," Shack-Harris joked. "Just in case."

David "ODB" Baker970,000105,000
Brandon Shack-Harris570,000-100,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:49 PM Local Time
Kurtzman Takes From Merivirta

Eric Kurtzman:    /      /  
Jyri Merivirta:    /     ] /  
James Obst:    /     - fold

Eric Kurtzman completed on third street, Jyri Merivirta called, and James Obst called. Merivirta took the on-board lead on fourth, both opponents called, and he bet again on fifth street. Only Kurtzman called and he took the on-board lead, betting both remaining streets. Merivirta called both streets.

Kurtzman showed     for a seven-six, Merivirta mucked, and Kurtzman won the pot.

Eric Kurtzman680,000155,000
Jyri Merivirta195,000-86,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:43 PM Local Time
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Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:42 PM Local Time
Obst Back on Top

James Obst

James Obst:    /      /  
Andrey Zhigalov:    /      /  

James Obst completed on third street, Andrey Zhigalov raised, and Obst called. Obst check-raised fourth street, Zhigalov called, and both players checked on fifth street. Obst bet on sixth, Zhigalov called, and both players checked on seventh.

Obst tabled     for an eight-seven, Zhigalov mucked, and Obst won the pot.

James Obst960,000142,000
Andrey Zhigalov720,000-62,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:30 PM Local Time
Shack-Harris Gets More From Kurtzman

Kurtzman:    /      /  
Shack-Harris:    /      /  
Obst:    /   fold

James Obst called the bring-in. Eric Kurtzman completed. Brandon Shack-Harris raised and both Obst and Shack-Harris called. On fourth, Shack-Harris bet and only Kurtzman called. Shack-Harris bet fifth, sixth, and seventh, and Kurtzman called every street. Shack-Harris showed     for a seven-low and that was good to beat Kurtzman's     for an eighty-six.

Brandon Shack-Harris670,00083,000
Eric Kurtzman525,000-50,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:25 PM Local Time
Baker Takes the Lead

James Obst:   /   - fold
Jack Duong:   /    / 
David "ODB" Baker:   /    / 

James Obst was the bring in with a  , Jack Duong completed, David "ODB" Baker called, and Obst defended.

Duong bet fourth street, Baker called, and Obst folded. Duong maintained the on-board lead the rest of the way and bet until seventh street, where he check-called a bet from Baker.

Baker showed     for an eight-six, Duong mucked, and Baker won the pot.

David "ODB" Baker865,000108,000
Jack Duong185,000-130,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:19 PM Local Time
Duong Catches Kurtzman

Jack Duong, Eric Kurtzman

Duong:    /      /  
Kurtzman:    /      /  

Jack Duong completed. Eric Kurtzman was next to act and raised. Duong was the only called.

On fourth, Duong bet and Kurtzman called. On fifth, Kurtzman took the betting lead and bet when Duong pair, and bet. Duong called. Duong checked sixth street and Kurtzman bet. Duong called. Kurtzman bet again on seventh after Duong's check, and Duong called.

"King," Kurtzman said showing    . Duong had him beat with     though and he took down the pot.

Eric Kurtzman575,000-200,000
Jack Duong315,000167,000
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Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:15 PM Local Time
Kurtzman Defends and Wins

Nick Schulman:    /    
Eric Kurtzman:    /    

Action folded around to Nick Schulman and he completed. Eric Kurtzman defended his bring-in and bet on fourth street with the better board. Schulman called, then Kurtzman bet again on fifth street with the better board and Schulman folded.

Eric Kurtzman775,00038,000
Nick Schulman185,000-53,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:07 PM Local Time
James Obst Looks to Add a Bracelet to His Career Résumé in Event #26: $10,000 Razz Championship

James Obst

Nine return today to play down to a winner in the Event #26: $10,000 Razz Championship. After multiple deep runs already this summer and one second-place finish, it's James Obst who leads the way. He is still looking to capture his illustrious first bracelet after multiple final table appearances.

The final table has no shortage of studs looking to block Obst from that first bracelet, though. The final table hosts a cast of bracelet winners and fan favorites alike including David "ODB" Baker (757,000), Brandon Shack-Harris (587,000), Nick Schulman (238,000) and Anthony Zinno (508,000). All of these players are looking to add another bracelet to their career résumés.

Last night Owais Ahmed busted in 10th on the last hand while the second table was bagging up chips, so a final table redraw will happen first thing in the afternoon. Up for grabs is the first-place prize of $265,138 and, of course, a World Series of Poker gold bracelet.

Players will play down to a winner today after action kicks off at 2 p.m. PDT. PokerNews will be here with all the action so be sure to stay tuned.

SeatPlayerCountryChip Count
1Jyri MerivirtaFinland281,000
2David "ODB" BakerUnites States757,000
3James ObstAustralia818,000
4Andrey ZhigalovRussia782,000
5Anthony ZinnoUnited States508,000
6Nick SchulmanUnited States238,000
7Jack DuongUnited States148,000
8Eric KurtzmanUnited States737,000
9Brandon Shack-HarrisUnited States587,000
James Obst818,0000
Andrey Zhigalov782,0000
David "ODB" Baker757,0000
Eric Kurtzman737,0000
Brandon Shack-Harris587,0000
Anthony Zinno508,0000
Jyri Merivirta281,0000
Nick Schulman238,0000
Jack Duong148,0000