Razzle Dazzle Dazzle, Rep Porter has won Event #44: $2,500 Razz for a cool $210,615 and his second World Series of Poker gold bracelet!
What was originally planned as a three-day event was extended to a fourth due to the ten-level stop rule at this year's WSOP. This left Stephen Su and Rep Porter, the only two remainders of a field of 363 from the first three days of play, to come back and duke it out heads up for a chance at the bracelet.
Su began the day with a nearly 600,000 chip advantage over Porter with around 2,700,000 in play. On the very first hand of the day however, that deficit was eliminated when Rep Porter made a nine-low and caught Su who double paired his under-cards to only make a queen-low. The hand gave Porter the lead, a lead he would never relinquish.
While Su was able to win lots of small pots, Porter found a way to win the majority of big ones to grind his opponent down to only 300,000 numerous times. Su had gotten all of his chips into the middle with that stack once but Porter laid his hand down to wait for a better spot.
That spot wouldn't exactly be ideal when Su was all in on third holding / against Porter's / . Su was looking even better when he hit a on fourth and Porter paired with an . Su caught a on fifth to give him a ten-low but Porter caught a to give him some outs as long as Su didn't make a better low from that point on. Sixth changed nothing for either player but on seventh, Porter hit a to give him a nine-low and the lead. Su wasn't able to catch a better low which gave Porter the knockout and the win.
Porter will walk away with $210,615 and a second gold bracelet to go along with the one he won in 2008 in a $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six Handed Event. Once again, we congratulate Porter and thank you all for sticking with us through four days of Razz. Stay tuned to PokerNews where we will have continuous coverage of all of the other events going on for the rest of the Series.