2022 888poker XL Winter Series WSOPC Rozvadov
Event #62: $10,000 Razz Championship
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Event #62: $10,000 Razz Championship
Day 3 Completed

Seiver and Zhigalov to Battle for Bracelet in Event #62: $10,000 Razz Championship

zedmaster84 • Level 24: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Scott Seiver
Scott Seiver

Similar to last year, no champion could be crowned within three tournament days in Event #62: $10,000 Razz Championship and two players remain to battle for the latest gold bracelet of the 2019 World Series of Poker. This time it will be Scott Seiver and Andrey Zhigalov who will return to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino to battle for the top prize of $301,421 in a field of 116 entries.

Not even 20 minutes prior to bagging and tagging, Seiver was all in and at risk for fewer than two big bets and tripled up after getting there on the river before sending Chris Ferguson to the rail in third place. Seiver also scooped most of the pots in heads-up against Zhigalov to go from almost zero to chip leader, holding 3,950,000 against the 3,010,000 of his opponent from Russia.

The heads-up duel will recommence at 2 p.m. local time with limits of 100,000 / 200,000 and Seiver will seek his third bracelet, while Zhigalov aims for number two. Among the Day 3 casualties were Mike Gorodinsky, defending champion Calvin Anderson, David "Gunslinger" Bach, Daniel Negreanu, and 2019 WSOP Player of the Year frontrunner Dan Zack.

Day 3 Results and Remaining Payouts

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1  $301,421
2  $186,293
3Chris FergusonUnited States$131,194
4Dan ZackUnited States$94,305
5Daniel NegreanuCanada$69,223
6Andre AkkariBrazil$51,911
7David BachUnited States$39,788
8George AlexanderUnited States$31,185
9Marco JohnsonUnited States$25,008
10Calvin AndersonUnited States$25,008
11Mike GorodinskyUnited States$20,528
12Cary KatzUnited States$20,528

Action of the Day

Cary Katz was the shortest stack coming back and became the first casualty of the day and he was soon followed to the rail by Mike Gorodinsky, who missed a seven draw against the made ten-eight of Dan Zack. Defending champion Calvin Anderson clashed twice with Andrey Zhigalov and could not escape from elimination anymore when Zhigalov turned a wheel.

Zack further climbed up the leader board after sending Marco Johnson to the rail with a seventy-six and George Alexander missed out on his maiden bracelet when Daniel Negreanu made a wheel. David Bach and Andre Akkari fell next while Negreanu took over the lead with five players remaining in his pursuit of a seventh bracelet.

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

However, it was not meant to be this time for Negreanu, as he could not beat Chris Ferguson in a three-way pot to end up in 5th place. Several players took turns at the top and it was Dan Zack that had to settle for 4th place when his eight-draw bricked and he ended up with a full house instead.

Down to the final three, Scott Seiver and Andrey Zhigalov dominated the action while Ferguson was the short stack. It took more than four hours to lose another player and that happened to be Ferguson some 15 minutes before the end of the final level of the night. Left short after Seiver had tripled up his last few chips, Ferguson was left drawing dead when Seiver spiked a ten-five and that set up the duel for an intense battle at the very end.

Zhigalov had a commanding lead heading into heads-up but couldn't close it out. Instead, he even had to surrender the chip leader before both agreed to bag and tag for the night. Stay tuned for the conclusion of this event as the PokerNews team will be back to provide all the action on the final day.

Andrey Zhigalov
Andrey Zhigalov

Tags: Andre AkkariAndrey ZhigalovCalvin AndersonCary KatzChris FergusonDan ZackDaniel NegreanuDavid BachGeorge AlexanderMarco JohnsonMike GorodinskyScott Seiver

Play Concludes

123md • Level 24: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Play reached the end of Level 24 and the players were given the option to continue playing or to bag for the night. Andrey Zhigalov preferred to bag up, so play will resume Saturday at 2 p.m.

Scott Seiver (3,950,000) leads Zhigalov (3,010,000) after going on a massive rush in the last 20 minutes of play.

A recap of Day 3 will be posted in the next hour or two.

Tags: Andrey ZhigalovScott Seiver

Seiver Wins Two Without Showdown on Seventh to Take the Chip Lead

123md • Level 24: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Andrey Zhigalov vs. Scott Seiver
Andrey Zhigalov vs. Scott Seiver

Andrey Zhigalov: {x-}{x-} / {3-}{9-}{5-}{10-} / {x-} - fold
Scott Seiver: {x-}{x-} / {2-}{5-}{j-}{a-} /

Andrey Zhigalov was the bring-in, Scott Seiver completed, Zhigalov raised and Seiver called.

Seiver bet with the better board on fourth street, Zhigalov called, Zhigalov bet with the better board on fifth street and Seiver called.

Zhigalov check-called a bet from Seiver on sixth, but check-folded to Seiver's bet on seventh.

The next hand...

Andrey Zhigalov: {x-}{x-} / {3-}{q-}{3-}{j-} / {x-} - fold
Scott Seiver: {x-}{x-} / {3-}{j-}{8-}{k-} / {x-}

Zhigalov was the bring-in again, Seiver completed, Zhigalov raised and Seiver called.

Seiver check-called a bet on fouth street before betting the rest of the way with the better board. Zhigalov called him down until seventh street where he tanked for about one minute before he folded.

Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 3,950,000 1,050,000
Andrey Zhigalov ru
Andrey Zhigalov
ru 3,010,000 -1,050,000

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Seiver Gets Closer

zedmaster84 • Level 24: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Scott Seiver: {x-}{x-} / {q-}{8-}{3-}{9-} / {x-}
Andrey Zhigalov: {x-}{x-} / {q-}{7-}{4-}{j-} / {x-}

Both started with a queen and Scott Seiver completed, Andrey Zhigalov called. Zhigalov bet the best board on fourth and fifth, while Seiver bet sixth and seventh. Zhigalov made the call and Seiver rolled over {7-}{5-}{2-} for an eighty-seven to win the pot.

Andrey Zhigalov ru
Andrey Zhigalov
ru 4,060,000 -740,000
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 2,900,000 740,000

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Good Start for Seiver

123md • Level 24: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Scott Seiver: {x-}{x-} / {8-}{a-}{6-}
Andrey Zhigalov: {x-}{x-} / {3-}{6-}{8-} - fold

Scott Seiver was the bring-in, Andrey Zhigalov completed, Seiver raised and Zhigalov called.

Zhigalov check-called a bet from Seiver on fourth, Seiver bet on fifth and Zhigalov folded.

Andrey Zhigalov ru
Andrey Zhigalov
ru 4,800,000 -760,000
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 2,160,000 760,000

Tags: Andrey ZhigalovScott Seiver

Chris Ferguson Eliminated in 3rd Place ($131,194)

zedmaster84 • Level 24: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Chris Ferguson
Chris Ferguson

Scott Seiver: {10-}{5-} / {3-}{5-}{q-}{4-} / {x-}
Chris Ferguson: {7-}{6-} / {j-}{4-}{4-}{10-} / {x-}

Scott Seiver completed and Chris Ferguson called. Seiver had the lead and bet on fourth and fifth, which Ferguson called with another 125,000 behind. Seiver check-called all in and they turned over the cards.

Seiver had ten-five in the hole while Ferguson revealed seven-six. Seiver spiked the {a-} and Ferguson peeled an {9-} to join the rail in 3rd place for $131,194.

Chris Ferguson
Chris Ferguson
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 1,400,000 365,000
Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
us Busted

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Seiver Triples Up

zedmaster84 • Level 24: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Andrey Zhigalov: {x-}{x-} / {4-}{k-}{2-}{6-} / {x-}
Scott Seiver: {x-}{x-} / {8-}{8-}{j-}{7-} / {x-}
Chris Ferguson: {x-}{x-} / {9-}{10-}{6-}{q-} / {x-}

Andrey Zhigalov completed and Scott Seiver raised. Ferguson tank-called the two bets while Zhigalov had already announced a raise out of turn. Seiver then moved all in for 275,000 in total and was called two ways. Ferguson and Zhigalov checked down fourth to sixth and Ferguson check-folded seventh to a bet.

"Am I drawing dead?" Seiver inquired and Zhigalov rolled over {j-}{5-}{2-} for a jack-six.

Seiver squeezed his cards, added "I made it" and rolled over the {9-}{6-}{a-} for a ninety-eight.

Andrey Zhigalov ru
Andrey Zhigalov
ru 5,575,000 -260,000
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 885,000 560,000
Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
us 500,000 -300,000

Tags: Andrey ZhigalovChris FergusonScott Seiver

Zhigalov Running Away With It

123md • Level 24: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Scott Seiver: {x-}{x-} / {6-}{k-}{k-} - fold
Andrey Zhigalov: {x-}{x-} / {a-}{q-}{2-}

Scott Seiver was the bring-in, Andrey Zhigalov completed and Seiver called.

Zhigalov bet on fourth, Seiver called, Zhigalovalov bet on fifth and Seiver folded.

"Maybe the only runout where I fold," said Seiver.

Andrey Zhigalov ru
Andrey Zhigalov
ru 5,835,000 935,000
Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
us 800,000 -350,000
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 325,000 -475,000

Tags: Andrey ZhigalovScott Seiver