2014 World Series of Poker

Event #7: $1,500 Seven-Card Razz
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2014 World Series of Poker

Rezultate finale
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Event Info
Fond de premiere
Informaţii Nivel
40,000 / 80,000

Will Hellmuth Capture Bracelet No. 14 & His Second Razz Title in Three Years?

Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

Today the 2014 World Series of Poker will see the start of two events (Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em and Event #10: $10,000 Limit Omaha Hi-Low Championship) and the conclusion of two others (this one and Event #6: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout); however, it's safe to say that all eyes will be here on Event #7: $1,500 Seven-Card Razz as the WSOP's most decorated player, Phil Hellmuth, attempts to capture his fourteenth bracelet.

Yesterday, Hellmuth notched his 101st cash by making the money and then went on to make his 50th WSOP final table. Hellmuth, who won the razz event at the 2012 WSOP for his 12th bracelet, will start the day second in chips.

The only man in a better position to make a run at the $121,196 first-place prize is Greg Pappas, a poker industry veteran who bagged up 391,500. Also in a good position is last year’s runner-up, David “Gunslinger” Bach, who you may recall showed off his mixed-game chops when he won the 2009 Poker Players’ Championship.

The final table also includes Brandon Cantu (175,000) and Ted Forrest (171,000). The former is a two-time bracelet winner that finished third in the razz event Hellmuth won two years ago. The two butted heads numerous times at that final table, and leading up to this one they engaged in numerous verbal jousts while taking turns getting under the other’s skin. We expect the two to attack each other here on Day 3, both verbally and in their gameplay.

As for Forrest, who has played a quiet and steady game leading up to the final table, he has five gold bracelets on his résumé including the 1993 WSOP $1,500 razz title, and he's in a good position to make a run at No. 6. Brock Parker, also a two-time bracelet winner who grinded his way to the final table, is still alive with 138,500, as are short stacks Yuebin Guo and Kevin Iacofano, who’re bringing up the rear with 90,000 and 45,500 respectively.

phil_hellmuthVery pleased to make my 50tjh Final Table at the @WSOP! I am second in chips #WSOPRazz w 314,000. Winning Bracelet 14 would amazing!

1Brock Parker138,500
2Ted Forrest171,000
3Greg Pappas391,500
4Phil Hellmuth314,000
5Brandon Cantu175,000
6Yuebin Guo90,000
7Kevin Iacofano45,500
8David Bach290,500

Play is set to get underway at 2 p.m. local time, which is just over an hour from now. Join the PokerNews Live Reporting Team then to see if Hellmuth will capture his fourteenth bracelet or if one of the others players will stand in his way and become a part of history.

Brock Parker Eliminated in 5th Place ($25,717)

Nivel 21 : 10,000/20,000, 2,000 ante
Brock Parker - 5th Place
Brock Parker - 5th Place

Two back-to-back hands have spelled the end for Brock Parker.

In the first, Phil Hellmuth completed with a {7-} and Parker raised with a {3-}. Hellmuth called and then bet the next three streets. Parker called all three and then checked after Hellmuth had checked seventh street in the dark.

Hellmuth: (x-x) / {7-}{3-}{6-}{8-} / {x-}
Parker: (x-x) / {3-}{k-}{4-}{k-} / {x-}

Hellmuth ended up making an 8-7-6-3-2 low, and it was good as Parker mucked and dropped to just 50,000.

In the next hand, Parker brought it in with a {10-} and Ted Forrest called with a {4-}. David Bach called with a {10-} of his own and it was three-way action to fourth street. Forrest bet, Bach called, and Parker raised. Forrest called, Bach ended up folding, and it was heads-up action to fifth street. Forrest bet, Parker raised all in for 24,000, and Forrest called.

Forrest: {9-}{7-} / {4-}{8-}{5-}{2-} / {J-}
Bach: (x-x) / {10-}{6-} fold
Parker: {a-}{6-} / {10-}{7-}{q-}{2-} / {K-}

Forrest made an 8-7-5-4-2 low, which was good enough to beat Parker's 10-7-6-2-A low.

brock parkerBusted in 5th for 25k, kept having great draws but making 2 pair. Taking a walk then playing the 10k o8
Jucător Fise Progres
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
630,000 70,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 17X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Ted Forrest us
Ted Forrest
220,000 75,000
WSOP 6X Winner
Brock Parker us
Brock Parker

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Ted Forrest Captures Sixth Bracelet in Event #7: $1,500 Seven-Card Razz ($121,196)

Nivel 27 : 40,000/80,000, 10,000 ante
Six-Time Bracelet Winner Ted Forrest
Six-Time Bracelet Winner Ted Forrest

Three days ago 352 players took to the felt in the 2014 World Series of Poker Event #7 $1,500 Seven-Card Razz to compete for their share of a $475,200 prize pool. Today, the eyes of the poker world were on the tournament’s final table as Phil Hellmuth looked to capture yet another gold bracelet.

The “Poker Brat” began the final table second in chips, and over the course of play he put on a clinic that showed why he was one of the best. Hellmuth outlasted several bracelet winners and eventually found himself heads-up against Ted Forrest, a five-time bracelet winner himself, one of which came in razz back in 1993.

Forrest had taken a slow and steady approach at the final table, and while he was seemingly flying under the radar, he was also collecting chips. Both he and Hellmuth were looking to join the likes of Huck Seed, Gary “Bones” Berland, and Mike Hart as double razz bracelet winners, but only one of them would obtain the honor.

On the 25th anniversary of his 1989 Main Event win, in a tournament that marked his 101st cash and 50th final table at the WSOP, Hellmuth seemed destined to win, but after an epic heads-up match it Forrest who finished as the last man standing.

Hellmuth is denied No. 14.

1stTed Forrest$121,196
2ndPhil Hellmuth$74,848
3rdGreg Pappas$48,275
4thDavid Bach$34,979
5thBrock Parker$25,717
6thBrandon Cantu$19,183
7thYuebin Guo$14,517
8thKevin Iacofano$11,143

The first elimination of the day came quick when Greg Pappas called the bring-in bet with an {8-} showing and Hellmuth completed with a {2-}. Kevin Iacofano reraised with a {6-}, Pappas called, and Hellmuth pushed back. A series of raises saw Iacofano get his last 28,500 in the pot and he needed to survive against two opponents.

Pappas and Hellmuth actually created a side pot when the former bet both fourth and fifth and received calls from the "Poker Brat." Hellmuth took the lead on sixth, promptly bet, and Pappas called. Hellmuth then bet seventh and Pappas raised him. Hellmuth called and discovered the bad news.

Pappas: {8-}{3-}{2-}{k-} / {a-}{4-}{6-}
Hellmuth: {2-}{9-}{7-}{3-} / {a-}{3-}{5-}
Iacofano: {6-}{q-}{4-}{a-} / {8-}{4-}{a-}

Iacofano finished with a Q-8-6-4-A low, which was no good as Hellmuth and Pappas held a seven-five and six-four low respectively. Iacofano collected his things and exited in eighth place to a nice round of applause.

It took awhile for the next elimination to occur but happened when Yuebin Guo got his tack in early and ended up making a Q-J-6-2-A low, which was no good against Brock Parker 10-8-4-3-2 low. Guo earned $14,517 for his seventh-place finish.

Brandon Cantu, who had finished third in the 2012 WSOP $2,500 Razz, was the next to go after he failed to catch a river against Pappas, and then Parker took his leave in fifth place after being crippled by Hellmuth and finished off by Forrest.

In Level 22 (12,000/24,000/3,000), Hellmuth completed with a {6-} and then called when David "Gunslinger" Bach raised with a {3-}. Hellmuth then check-called a bet on fourth street before leading out on fifth. Bach raised, Hellmuth reraised, and Bach called off his remaining chips.

Hellmuth: {10-}{8-} / {6-}{3-}{7-}{q-} / {4-}
Bach: {6-}{4-} / {3-}{9-}{2-}{j-} / {2-}

Bach was ahead with a nine low when the last of his chips went in, but Hellmuth managed to catch an 8-7-6-4-3 low on the river. Bach was drawing live, but when he squeezed out his cards he discovered another deuce to pair. Bach has to settle for fourth place and $34,979. He was no doubt hoping to do better, but notching a fourth-place finish after finishing runner-up in this event last year is an impressive feat indeed.

After Pappas grew short, he played a hand against Hellmuth in which he wound up with a Q-10-8-6-2 low. Unfortunately for him Hellmuth made a Q-7-6-5-4 low and Pappas was out in third place for $48,275.

That left Hellmuth and Forrest to battle it out heads up with the former holding a 2-1 chip lead, but that didn’t matter much. The two consummate pros battled for hours, during which time Forrest clawed his way into the lead. Hellmuth would take it back, and the duo would take turns trading it back and forth as the limits continued to increase. Eventually they became so big that every hand was swinging momentum. That is when Forrest caught the right run of cards to chip away at Hellmuth and finally finish him off.

phil_hellmuthCongrats to my old friend Ted Forrest on winning #WSOPRazz tourn. If I had to lose to someone, I'm glad it was Teddy....2nd place for me

It was no doubt a disappointing finish for Hellmuth, but Forrest took a moment to get on the microphone and offer some kind words to the still thirteen-time bracelet winner. Forrest then celebrated his sixth bracelet win, and Layne Flack, who had been railing the heads-up match, said it best: “Ted Forrest is back.”

Taguri: Ted Forrest