28-year old Ralph Schwartz is from New York and plays the biggest side games he can find. His friends tell us that he's a quiet guy and tends to keep to himself. After receiving his bracelet, Schwartz eschewed the follow-up interviews and headed for the side door.
Hand #153 - Schwartz raises from the button and Gazes calls. The flop is . Gazes leads out, Schwartz raises, and Gazes calls. The turn is the . Gazes checks, Schwartz bets, Gazes looks totally agonized as he thinks and finally calls all in. The river is the .
Schwartz flipped over 2-3-5-8, making his six-high straight on the turn for both high and low. Gazes turned over K-K-7-6 for a pair of kings and was eliminated in second place.
Ralph Schwartz wins Event #26 ($5,000 H.O.R.S.E.) taking home $275,683, a Corum watch, and his first WSOP bracelet!
Hand #147 - Schwartz has the button and completes the small blind, Gazes raises and Schwartz calls. The flop is . Gazes bets and Schwartz calls. The turn is the . Gazes checks, Schwartz bets, and Gazes calls. The river is the . Gazes checks, Schwartz bets, and Gazes mucks. Schwartz scoops the pot.
Hand #148 - Gazes has the button and calls, Schwartz checks. The flop is . Schwartz checks, Gazes bets, and Schwartz folds. Gazes takes the pot.
Hand #149 - Schwartz has the button and raises, Gazes makes the call. The flop is the . Gazes checks, Schwartz bets, Gazes raises, Schwartz three-bets, and Gazes calls. The turn is the and both players check. The river is the . Gazes checks, Schwartz bets, and Gazes calls.
Schwartz show J-J-K-2, Gazes J-T-9-7. Schwartz scoops the pot with his set of jacks against Gazes' top two pair.
Hand #146 - On a flop of , Schwartz bet and Guo called. The turn was the . Schwartz bet and Guo called all in. Schwartz showed A-3-4-Q for aces and threes, Guo also held aces and threes, but had outs with a spade draw. The river, though, was the , making Schwartz a higher two pair, and Guo was eliminated.