The 2013 World Series of Poker Event #33: $2,500 Seven-Card Razz began two days ago with 301 runners, and today 131 of them returned to the Amazon Room inside the Rio All-Suite Casino to battle it out over ten one-hour levels. After a day full of Razz action (click here for the rules to Razz), just 14 players remain in contention for the $178,052 first-place prize. The man best position to make a run at it is chip leader David Bach, who bagged up 303,000.
Only 32 spots were slated to get paid, which meant 99 players would leave empty handed. Among them were Jason Mercier, Allen Kessler, Chris "Fox" Wallace, John Hennigan, Tom Schneider, Justin Bonomo, Perry Friedman, Scott Clements and defending champ Phil Hellmuth.
With 33 players remaining, just one more had to go before the the money was reached. Surprisingly that man accomplished Razz player Calvin Anderson, who earned the infamous title of bubble boy. From there, the in-the-money eliminations came at a rapid pace and included Jerry Case (32nd - $4,759), Stephen Chidwick (31st - $4,759), Matt Vengrin (30th - $4,759), Huck Seed (28th - $4,759), Archie Karas (26th - $4,759), Billy Baxter (24th - $5,752), Max Pescatori (22nd - $5,752), Esther Taylor (20th - $5,752), Steve Diano (18th - $5,752) and Scott Epstein (15th - $6,950).
While many fell there are still some recognizable names in contention including Ivan Schertzer (262,000), Brent Keller (188,500), Randy Ohel (175,000), Frankie O'Dell (155,000), Ismael Bojang (142,000), Bryan Campanello (137,500) and Tommy Chen (61,000).
The third and final day of the 2013 WSOP's only Razz tournament will kick off at 14:00 PST on Thursday. Join us then as we bring you all the action and eliminations on our way to crowing a champion.