WSOP Day 32: Seiver Leads Heads-up in the $10,000 Razz Championship
Table Of Contents
- Event #61: COLOSSUS - $400 No-Limit Hold'em
- Event #62: $10,000 Razz Championship
- Event #62: $10,000 Razz Championship Final Table Payouts
- Event #63: $1,500 Omaha Mix
- Event #64: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em
- Event #65: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
- Event #66: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
Today's Day 32 of the 2019 World Series of Poker witnesses six events, including one new one in the $1,500 Limit Hold'em taking place at the Rio Convention Center.
All eyes are on who will win the $10,000 Razz Championship with just two players left. Two-time bracelet winner Scott Seiver has an edge against former bracelet winner Andrey Zhigalov after catapulting himself into the chip lead after facing a 4:1 chip deficit during heads-up play.
Meanwhile, the COLUSSUS could also award a bracelet today, although a fourth day might be added with 107 players remaining. William Davila has the chip lead with former bracelet winners Andrew Barber, Tom McEvoy, Jeremy Ausmus, and Georgios Sotiropoulos also in the hunt to find WSOP gold once again.
The massive field of 13,109 entrants in this event is down to a more manageable 107 players heading into Day 3 starting today at 11 a.m. PDT. This is scheduled to be the final day of the event, but it would come as no surprise if another day were added.
All returning players are guaranteed a $3,022 payout with the winner walking away with the bracelet and the $451,272 top prize. Blinds will start at 100,000/200,000 with a big blind ante of 200,000 and increase every 40 minutes.
William Davila emerged as the Day 2 chip leader after bagging a big stack of 17,090,000 in chips. He is followed by Neil Ho (14,030,000), Alex Miles (13,750,000), Zachary Ackley (12,625,000), and Robert Sherwood (11,875,000).
Four former bracelet winners are still in contention to add another piece of hardware including Andrew Barber (9,500,000), four-time bracelet winner Tom McEvoy (2,575,000), Jeremy Ausmus (2,400,000), and Georgios Sotiropoulos (1,950,000).
It looked as if this event would potentially end in three days rather than the four that were scheduled. However, the action will return today at 2 p.m. PDT with just two players remaining and limits at 100,000/200,000.
Near the end of play on yesterday's Day 3, former bracelet winner Andrey Zhigalov had a 4:1 chip advantage when the action was three-handed against two-time bracelet winner Scott Seiver and six-time bracelet winner and 2017 WSOP Player of the year Chris Ferguson.
The same 4:1 chip advantage applied for Zhigalov after Seiver eliminated Ferguson in third place for $131,194. Seiver battled back and took the chip lead at the end of play with 3,950,000 in chips to Zhigalov's stack of 3,010,000 in chips.
Event #62: $10,000 Razz Championship Final Table Payouts
After the eliminations of David Bach (seventh - $39,788), bracelet winner Andre Akkari (sixth - $51,911), six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu (fifth - $69,223), former bracelet winner Dan Zach (fourth - $94,305), and Ferguson, the remaining two players are guaranteed at least a runner-up prize of $186,293 with the winner going home with $301,421 and the WSOP bracelet.
|3||Chris Ferguson||United States||$131,194|
|4||Dan Zach||United States||$94,305|
|7||David Bach||United States||$39,788|
This event features three different split pot Omaha games with the game changing every eight hands between Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, and Big O (Five Card Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better).
A total of 38 players will battle it out in today's penultimate day starting at 2 p.m. PDT each guaranteed a payout of at least $4,131. Today is scheduled to play down to just six hopefuls remaining for the bracelet and the $199,838 top prize.
Blake Schwartzbach (475,000) enters today's action with the chip lead followed by Joe Tehan (458,000), Sean Yu (445,000), John Evans (440,000), and Iori Yogo (379,000).
A big story could be developing with defending champion Yueqi Zhu is still in the mix with a stack of 218,000 after winning the bracelet last year and the $211,781 top prize.
In addition to Zhu, there are many other former bracelet winners in contention including James Van Alstyne (364,000), Ivo Donev (343,000), two-time winner Luis Velador (257,000), Phil Laak (243,000), 2013 WSOP Main Event champion Ryan Riess (222,000), Andreas Klatt (102,000), and three-time bracelet winner Barry Greenstein (37,000).
Yesterday featured the first two of four opening flights in this event. Day 1c will kick off today at 10 a.m. PDT with the final opening flight beginning at 10 a.m. PDT on Sunday, June 30.
Players start all opening flights with 40,000 in chips for a five-fold increase over the 8,000 chips this event has featured in the past. Blinds increase relatively fast with 30-minute levels with more play allowed on subsequent days on July 1-3 with one-hour blind levels until a winner is awarded the bracelet and the $888,888 top prize.
The tournament will likely see many of the players that already participated but were unable to find a bag thanks to the event featuring unlimited reentries during each of the opening flights until late registration ends at the start of Level 13.
Thus far 1,674 entrants entered on Day 1a and another 1,191 on Day 1b. Among the players already to bag seven-figure stacks include Arsenii Karmatckii (1,323,000) and Aleksa Pavicevic (1,036,000) on Day 1a, and Michael Kane (1,360,000) and Dara Taherpour (1,030,000) on Day 1b. Melanie Weisner is also near the top of the chip counts after bagging 924,000 in chips.
Day 1 of this four-day event attracted 175 players with more to come with late registration open until the start of today's Day 2 at 2 p.m. PDT.
Michael McKenna leads with 355,600 in chips. WSOP bracelet winner Randy Ohel (304,100) enter today's action in second place with blinds starting at 1,000/2,000 and increasing every hour. Also in the top five on the leaderboard are Kate Hoang (291,800), Stephen Johnson (228,000), and Robert Cowen (215,700).
Several multiple bracelet winners will start Day 2 with six-figure stacks including three-time winner Scott Clements (163,800), five-time winner Michael Mizrachi (126,400), two-time winner Chris Vitch (126,100), five-time winner Jason Mercier (116,300), four-time winner and 2018 WSOP Player of the Year Shaun Deeb (109,000), and two-time winner Cliff Josephy (107,100).
This three-day limit event is the only new tournament starting today. The action kicks off at 3 p.m. PDT with players starting with 12,000 in chips and will end after ten blind levels of an hour each.
This event does not allow for reentries but players can late register up until the start of Level 9 when blinds will be 400/800 and a big blind ante of 800.
Players bagging chips are scheduled to battle it out for two more days until a winner is crowned.
Last year witnessed 596 entrants creating an $804,600 prize pool with Robert Nehorayan claiming his only bracelet and the $173,568 top prize.
In this Series
- 1 WSOP Day 1: 50th Annual WSOP Begins with Casino Employees Championship and $10K Super Turbo Bounty
- 2 WSOP Day 2: Daniel Negreanu Hunts Bracelet Number 7 at $10K Bounty Final Table
- 3 WSOP Day 3: WSOP's Own Isaac Hanson Leads Casino Employees FT, $50K Gets Underway
- 4 WSOP Day 4: Ali Imsirovic Leads the $50,000 High Roller
- 5 WSOP Day 5: Ben Heath Leads High Roller; John Esposito Leads Omaha Hi-Lo Final Table
- 6 WSOP Day 6: Gabe Patgorski Leads Modest $10K Short Deck Event
- 7 WSOP Day 7: Chance Kornuth Leads $10K Short Deck Final Seven
- 8 WSOP Day 8: Benny Glaser Leads Dealer's Choice Heading into Final Day
- 9 WSOP Day 9: Cunningham in the Hunt for Bracelet #6 in the BIG 50; Shorr Leads $5K NLHE
- 10 WSOP Day 10: Fashakin Leads Final 7 in BIG 50; Millionaire Maker Begins
- 11 WSOP Day 11: Four Bracelets to be Awarded Today; Lehr, Baron, and Katz in the Hunt
- 12 WSOP Day 12: Robert Mizrachi Hunting for Fifth Bracelet in $10K Omaha Hi-Lo Championship
- 13 WSOP Day 13: Eli Elezra and Anthony Zinno Lead $1,500 Stud Final Table
- 14 WSOP Day 14: Jean-Robert Bellande Leads the Final Seven in the $10K 2-7 Championship
- 15 WSOP Day 15: Kazuki Ikeuchi Leads Final Six in the Millionaire Maker
- 16 WSOP Day 16: Michael Mizrachi Hunts For Fifth Bracelet With the Final Table Lead in the $1,500 Stud Hi/Lo
- 17 WSOP Day 17: Can Dario Sammartino Parlay a Massive Lead Into His First Bracelet?
- 18 WSOP Day 18: Hanh Tran and Benny Glaser Aim for Repeat Bracelets in the $1,500 2-7 TD
- 19 WSOP Day 19: Will Adam Friedman Win Back-to-Back Championships in the $10K Dealers Choice?
- 20 WSOP Day 20: Deeb Leads $10K Dealer's Choice Final Five; Bonomo at Shootout Final Table
- 21 WSOP Day 21: Scott Seiver Leads the $10K Stud Championship
- 22 WSOP Day 22: Can Daniel Negreanu Win His 7th Bracelet in the $10K Stud Championship?
- 23 WSOP Day 23: Will Rainer Kempe Win His First Bracelet?
- 24 WSOP Day 24: Tsang Leads Record-Breaking $25K PLO; Monster Stack Kicks Off
- 25 WSOP Day 25: Chidwick in Prime Position for His First Bracelet in the $25K PLO High Roller
- 26 WSOP Day 26: Ben Lamb Bags Big in $10K Pot Limit Omaha Championship
- 27 WSOP Day 27: Alaei Leads $10K PLO Championship; $50K Poker Players Championship Begins
- 28 WSOP Day 28: Jennifer Tilly Looking for Bracelet #2 in $1,500 Razz
- 29 WSOP Day 29: Benjamin Ector Leads the Final Six in the Monster Stack
- 30 WSOP Day 30: Akkari Leads $10,000 Razz, Givens Looking for Second Bracelet in $600 Deepstack
- 31 WSOP Day 31: Seidel Hunting For Ninth Bracelet at $1,500 PLO8 Final Table
- 32 WSOP Day 32: Seiver Leads Heads-up in the $10,000 Razz Championship
- 33 WSOP Day 33: Can Yueqi Zhu Win Back-to-Back Bracelets in the $1,500 Omaha Mix?
- 34 WSOP Day 34: Nick Schulman Leads the Final Seven in the $10K PLO8 Championship
- 35 WSOP Day 35: 888poker Ambassador Vivian Saliba Bags Big in the Crazy Eights
- 36 WSOP Day 36: Main Event Begins; Saliba Makes Final Day of Crazy Eights
- 37 WSOP Day 37: Day 1b of Main Event Begins; Vieira Leads Final Six of $5k 6-Max
- 38 WSOP Day 38: Day 1c of the Main Event Begins; Carroll Leads SALUTE TO WARRIORS
- 39 WSOP Day 39: Campanello Leads Main Event; Little One for One Drop Begins
- 40 WSOP Day 40: November Niner Cannuli Among Day 2c Big Stacks in the Main Event
- 41 WSOP Day 41: $50,000 Final Fifty High Roller Begins
- 42 WSOP Day 42: Stefan Ivanov Leads the Little One for One Drop; Main Event and Final Fifty Resume
- 43 WSOP Day 43: Shaun Deeb Leads Little One for One Drop
- 44 WSOP Day 44: Dentale Leads Little One for One Drop; Nemeth Leads $3K NLHE
- 45 WSOP Day 45: Tommy Nguyen Leads Final Eight in the Bracelet Winners Only Event
- 46 WSOP Day 46: Ayaz Mahmood Hunting For His Second Bracelet
- 47 WSOP Day 47: Shaun Deeb Bags Big in the Closer; Main Event Final Table Begins
- 48 WSOP Day 48: Brian Hastings Hunting for Back-to-Back Titles in the $3K H.O.R.S.E.
- 49 WSOP Day 49: Hellmuth Aiming for 16th Bracelet in $5,000 Event