After three hard-fought days on the green felt in Event #78: $10,000 Razz Championship, the initial field of 109 has been narrowed down to just two — Benny Glaser and Everett Carlton. The two weren't quite able to finish their heads-up battle last night, which saw Carlton mount something of a comeback after being on the brink of elimination. Carlton will bring 2,570,000 in chips to battle with against Glaser's 3,990,000. They will be playing for a $274,693 first-place prize in addition to a coveted gold bracelet.
This event marks the fourth final table of the series for Glaser, which includes a runner-up finish in the $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. back in October. If Glaser is able to secure a victory today — he will add a fourth gold bracelet to his collection.
Carlton is a longstanding tournament grinder who has cashes in the WSOP dating back to 2005. Carlton has already amassed a dozen cashes during this year's series alone, but a win for Carlton would be his first gold bracelet.
Final Table Results and Payouts
|5||John Monnette||United States||$68,025|
|6||Yehuda Buchalter||United States||$51,739|
|7||Erik Seidel||United States||$39,987|
|8||Phil Hellmuth||United States||$31,411|
|9||Brad Ruben||United States||$25,086|
Play will resume at 3 p.m. local time at the feature table in the Amazon Room and continue until a winner is decided. The clock will begin at Level 25 (100,000/200,000 limits with a 20,000 ante) with blinds increasing every 90 minutes.
PokerNews will be onsite to bring you all the action until the next Razz champion is crowned, so stay tuned!