2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Event #54: $1,500 Razz
Days:
123
Event #54: $1,500 Razz
Day 2 Completed

Korn Leads Final 15 in $1,500 Razz

will_shill • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Andres Korn
Andres Korn

After ten more levels in Event #54: $1,500 Razz, just 15 players remain in with a shot of winning $119,054 and a WSOP gold bracelet.

On the day the money bubble burst, guaranteeing the top 55 players $2,247 in prize money, it is Andres Korn who leads ahead of Day 3. The Argentinian from Buenos Aires bagged 546,000 in chips, ahead of Senegal's Jean Said (469,000), Noah Bronstein (358,000) and Jennifer Tilly (332,000)

Also through to Day 3 is 2019 bracelet winner Robert Campbell. The Australian has two Razz cashes on his WSOP resume, a final table in the $10,000 Championship in 2016 as well as a 25th place finish in the $1,500 event that very same year.

He's taking 200,000 in chips through to Day 2 hoping to join the ranks of Max Pescatori, Jason Mercier, David Bach, and Shaun Deeb as players to have won two bracelets in a single year.

Although just 15 players remain, the playing schedule tomorrow is subject to "management's discretion." Players were advised at the end of the day's play that they will be informed at the start of play as to what the schedule is.

Robert Campbell has already won a bracelet this year. Can he make it two?
Robert Campbell has already won a bracelet this year. Can he make it two?

Seating Draw

SeatTable 600Chip CountBig BetsTable 601Chip CountBig Bets
1Scott Clements330,00014   
2Christopher Kusha401,00017Robert Campbell200,0008
3Gary Benson11,0000Grzegorz Wyraz306,00013
4Jean Said469,00020Jennifer Tilly332,00014
5Sergio Braga331,00014Mike Ross307,00013
6Mikhail Petrov143,0006Joseph Hoffman106,0004
7Andres Korn546,00023Kevin Gerhart273,00011
8Harold Parker268,00011Noah Bronstein358,00015

Day 2 Recap

There was no standing on ceremony for the short stacks at the start of Day 2, with Chris Ferguson, Carol Fuchs, Loren Klein and Jim Collopy unceremoniously booted out of the tournament well within the first level.

Chip leader Eric Rodawig was overtaken by Stephen Burns, but Rodawig still featured among the top counts during the early part of the day. However, Adam Owen soon emerged as a prominent big stack with a stack closing in on 200,000.

Not far behind him was Scott Clements who was tracking the Brit on a neighbouring table.

The money bubble was reached shortly after players returned from their second break of the day. Maksim Pisarenko burst the soft bubble, bringing play to hand-for-hand. Matt Waxman doubled and scraped into the money by the skin of his teeth as Corey Bierria was eliminated.

The remaining 55 players were guaranteed $2,247 with Shirley Rosario (55th), the aforementioned Waxman (52nd) and Michael Gathy (50th) all taking home a min-cash. Bracelet-winners Naoya Kihara (45th), Andrey Zhigalov (44th), John Cernuto (43rd) and Daniel Idema (41st) were all beneficiaries of the next jump to $2,378.

Defending champion Jay Kwon cashed in 40th place ($2,589)
Defending champion Jay Kwon cashed in 40th place ($2,589)

Defending champion Jay Kwon made it to the money, but had a quiet day and was eliminated in 40th place for $2,589, with start-of-day chip leader Eric Rodawig laddering one more spot than Kwon to take home $2,895 for his 28th place finish.

By the three table redraw, Scott Clements had moved into the chip lead ahead of Andres Korn and Noah Bronstein and these were the leaders with two levels left in the evening.

However, it all changed in the final two levels. Christopher Kusha took a large pot off of Adam Owen and Jennifer Tilly before Jean Said bested a four-way pot to move into the chip lead with under 15 minutes remaining in the day.

And with the limits steadily increasing and resuming at 12,000/24,000 on Day 3, there will be many more changes in chip leader when play resumes at 2 p.m. on Tuesday 25th June.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for continued coverage of this event and all other bracelet events here at the 50th annual WSOP.

Tags: Adam OwenAndres KornAndrey ZhigalovCarol FuchsChris FergusonChristopher KushaCorey BierriaDanielDaniel IdemaDavid BachEric RodawigJason MercierJay KwonJean SaidJennifer TillyJim CollopyJohn CernutoLoren KleinMaksim PisarenkoMax PescatoriMichael GathyNaoya KiharaNoah BronsteinRobert CampbellScott ClementsShaun DeebShirley RosarioStephen Burns

End-of-Day 3 Chip Counts (full)

will_shill • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Andres Korn ar
Andres Korn
ar 546,000 146,000
Jean Said sn
Jean Said
sn 469,000 -1,000
Christopher Kusha us
Christopher Kusha
us 401,000 96,000
Noah Bronstein us
Noah Bronstein
us 358,000 28,000
Jennifer Tilly us
Jennifer Tilly
us 332,000 2,000
Sergio Braga br
Sergio Braga
br 331,000 26,000
Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
us 330,000 -90,000
Mike Ross us
Mike Ross
us 307,000 7,000
Grzegorz Wyraz pl
Grzegorz Wyraz
pl 306,000 31,000
Harold Parker US
Harold Parker
US 268,000 38,000
Kevin Gerhart us
Kevin Gerhart
us 223,000 -2,000
Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
au 200,000 -45,000
Mikhail Petrov ru
Mikhail Petrov
ru 143,000 -147,000
Joseph Hoffman us
Joseph Hoffman
us 106,000 -49,000
Gary Benson au
Gary Benson
au 11,000 -19,000

Play Concludes

will_shill • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante

The remaining 15 players are bagging up at the end of Day 2. Stay tuned for a full recap of the day's play.

Benson Getting Short Again

will_shill • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Jean Said
Jean Said

Gary Benson: {x-}{x-} / {4-}{7-}{9-}{a-} - folded on sixth street
Jean Said: {x-}{x-} / {q-}{5-}{7-}{2-}
Sergio Braga: {x-}{x-} / {4-}{8-}{j-} - folded on fifth street
Harold Parker: {x-}{x-} / {3-}{2-}{9-}{9-} - folded on sixth street

Harold Parker bet on fifth street with everyone but Sergio Braga calling. On sixth street Gary Benson checked to Jean Said who bet. Parker folded and Benson also folded, showing that he'd paired his {a-}

Jean Said sn
Jean Said
sn 470,000 200,000
Sergio Braga br
Sergio Braga
br 305,000 -55,000
Harold Parker US
Harold Parker
US 230,000 -20,000
Gary Benson au
Gary Benson
au 30,000 -95,000

Tags: Gary BensonHarold ParkerJean SaidSergio Braga

Benson Doubles Through Parker

will_shill • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante

Gary Benson: {x-}{x-} / {4-}{7-}{9-}{a-} / {x-}
Sergio Braga: {x-}{x-} / {2-}{q-}{9-} - folded on fifth street
Harold Parker; {x-}{x-} / {10-}{3-}{7-}{3-} / {x-}

Gary Benson bet on fourth street and got two calls. He bet again on fifth street and Sergio Braga folded, with Harold Parker calling once more.

On sixth street Benson bet and was all in. Parker called. Benson showed {3-}{6-} for a made seven-six and Parker was drawing dead with {5-}{6-}. Benson drew a {k-} and Parker made a seven-six of his own with {4-} but it was inferior to that of Benson and he doubled up.

Sergio Braga br
Sergio Braga
br 360,000 -25,000
Harold Parker US
Harold Parker
US 250,000 -55,000
Gary Benson au
Gary Benson
au 125,000 75,000

Tags: Gary BensonHarold ParkerSergio Braga

Timothy Woodward Eliminated in 16th Place ($3,919)

will_shill • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Timothy Woodward
Timothy Woodward

Timothy Woodward: {x-}{x-} / {4-}{a-}{k-}{7-} / {x-}
Mike Ross: {x-}{x-} / {7-}{j-}{5-}{3-} / {x-}
Kevin Gerhart: {x-}{x-} / {10-}{7-}{6-}{8-} / {x-}

Timothy Woodward was all in on third street. We caught up to the action on sixth and seventh street which were both checked between Mike Ross and Kevin Gerhart.

Ross showed {10-}{2-} and won the pot with a ten-seven, beating the {5-}{6-}{8-} of Gerhart who double-paired for a ten-eight.

"Brickety-brick," said Woodward showing {q-}{7-}{3-} for a queen-seven and he was eliminated.

Mike Ross us
Mike Ross
us 300,000 10,000
Kevin Gerhart us
Kevin Gerhart
us 225,000 -15,000
Timothy Woodward us
Timothy Woodward
us Busted

Tags: Kevin GerhartMike RossTimothy Woodward

Final Two Tables

will_shill • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
SeatTable 600Chip CountBig BetsTable 601Chip CountBig Bets
1Scott Clements420,00021Timothy Woodward10,0001
2Christopher Kusha305,00015Robert Campbell245,00012
3Gary Benson50,0003Grzegorz Wyraz275,00014
4Jean Said270,00014Jennifer Tilly330,00017
5Sergio Braga385,00019Mike Ross290,00015
6Mikhail Petrov290,00015Joseph Hoffman155,0008
7Andres Korn400,00020Kevin Gerhart240,00012
8Harold Parker305,00015Noah Bronstein330,00017
Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
us 420,000 70,000
Andres Korn ar
Andres Korn
ar 400,000 -20,000
Sergio Braga br
Sergio Braga
br 385,000 35,000
Jennifer Tilly us
Jennifer Tilly
us 330,000 60,000
Noah Bronstein us
Noah Bronstein
us 330,000 -55,000
Christopher Kusha us
Christopher Kusha
us 305,000 -85,000
Harold Parker US
Harold Parker
US 305,000 125,000
Mikhail Petrov ru
Mikhail Petrov
ru 290,000 -30,000
Mike Ross us
Mike Ross
us 290,000 140,000
Grzegorz Wyraz pl
Grzegorz Wyraz
pl 275,000 -55,000
Jean Said sn
Jean Said
sn 270,000 30,000
Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
au 245,000
Kevin Gerhart us
Kevin Gerhart
us 240,000 -65,000
Joseph Hoffman us
Joseph Hoffman
us 155,000 110,000
Gary Benson au
Gary Benson
au 50,000 -10,000
Timothy Woodward us
Timothy Woodward
us 10,000 -15,000

Charles Lorentz Eliminated in 17th Place ($3,325)

will_shill • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Charles Lorentz
Charles Lorentz

Charles Lorentz was down to two big bets and he got it in against Jennifer TIlly. Lorentz made an eight-seven but it wasn't enough against Tilly's seven-five and he was eliminated.

The remaining 16 players are redrawing around two tables with just over half an hour left in the day.

Jennifer Tilly us
Jennifer Tilly
us 270,000 25,000
Charles Lorentz us
Charles Lorentz
us Busted

Tags: Charles LorentzJennifer Tilly

Said Bests Benson

will_shill • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante

Jean Said: {x-}{x-} / {4-}{5-}{7-}{8-} / {x-}
Gary Benson: {x-}{x-} / {k-}{5-}{7-}{3-} / {x-}

Gary Benson check-called on both sixth and seventh street and Jean Said showed {a-}{6-}{6-} for a seven-six. Benson studied his cards and eventually mucked.

Meanwhile, Grzegorz Wyraz has taken a bunch of chips off of Harold Parker at the other end of the table.

Andres Korn ar
Andres Korn
ar 420,000
Grzegorz Wyraz pl
Grzegorz Wyraz
pl 330,000 230,000
Jean Said sn
Jean Said
sn 240,000 160,000
Harold Parker US
Harold Parker
US 180,000 -120,000
Gary Benson au
Gary Benson
au 60,000 -110,000
Timothy Woodward us
Timothy Woodward
us 25,000 -35,000

Tags: Gary BensonGrzegorz WyrazHarold ParkerJean Said