Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
After seven 90-minute levels of play, just 13 of the 63 players that started the day have advanced to Day 3 of Event #78: $10,000 Razz Championship.
Yuri Dzivielevski snagged the Day 2 chip lead and he was the only player to bag over 1 million chips (1,126,000). Dzivielevski began his run to the chip lead with a series of big pots on the bubble and kept on cruising through the rest of the night.
Not far behind the Brazilian though are Yehuda Buchalter (874,000), John Monnette (861,000), and Erik Sagstrom (845,000).
The dream of a 17th bracelet is still alive in 2021 for Phil Hellmuth as advanced to Day 3. Despite some great reads, a late swoon in the night leaves him with plenty of work Thursday to build up his 133,000 chips.
End of Day 2 Chip Counts
|2||Yehuda Buchalter||United States||874,000|
|3||John Monnette||United States||861,000|
|5||Roland Israelashvili||United States||647,000|
|6||Benny Glaser||United Kingdom||552,000|
|7||Shirley Rosario||United States||398,000|
|8||Brad Ruben||United States||316,000|
|9||Carlos Chadha-Villamarin||United States||299,000|
|10||Everett Carlton||United States||231,000|
|11||Erik Seidel||United States||227,000|
|12||Phil Hellmuth||United States||133,000|
|13||Matt Vengrin||United States||54,000|
The final 13 players are all in the money, along with Brian Rast (17th place), Long Tran (16th place), David Benyamine (15th place), and John Racener (14th place), who all received the min-cash of $16,299.
The 109 total entries created a total prize pool of $1,016,425, and Thursday the final 13 will be vying for the top prize of $274,693 and a WSOP gold bracelet.
Those not fortunate enough to have made the money included Day 1 chip leader Jeff Lisandro, 2019 champion Scott Seiver, and 2021 WSOP Player of the Year contenders Shaun Deeb, and Jake Schwartz.
Lengthy Bubble Leads to Delayed Restart
The bubble burst after the dinner break when David Singer fell in a pot to Brad Ruben, who battled from a short stack much of the day before finishing the day with 316,000 chips.
Getting to that bubble was a somewhat lengthy affair, with hand-for-hand play adding over a half-hour to the night’s play. As a result, a 3 pm local time restart on Thursday in the gold section of the Amazon room was announced for Day 3.
Play will begin at Level 18 with limits of 20,000 and 40,000, and PokerNews will have you covered for all the action Thursday as another World Series of Poker Champion is crowned at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.
|Amazon||406||3||Phil Hellmuth||United States||133,000|
|Amazon||406||4||Shirley Rosario||United States||398,000|
|Amazon||406||5||Roland Israelashvili||United States||647,000|
|Amazon||406||6||Erik Seidel||United States||227,000|
|Amazon||406||7||Carlos Chadha-Villamarin||United States||299,000|
|Amazon||414||1||Benny Glaser||United Kingdom||552,000|
|Amazon||414||3||Yehuda Buchalter||United States||874,000|
|Amazon||414||4||John Monnette||United States||861,000|
|Amazon||414||5||Brad Ruben||United States||316,000|
|Amazon||414||6||Matt Vengrin||United States||54,000|
|Amazon||414||8||Everett Carlton||United States||231,000|
The remaining 13 players are now bagging and tagging for the evening.
Stay tuned for a recap of the day's events.
John Racener: /
Erik Sagstrom: /
After completing on third street, and getting called by Erik Sagstrom, Racener bet again on fourth and got called, then got he rest of his chips in on fifth.
Sagstrom quickly caught a and a to make a six-five, while Racener paired his , ending his tournament in 14th place.
David Benyamine: //
Carlos Villamarin: //
Carlos Villamarin completed and David Benyamine raised. The action folded back to Villamarin, who called.
Villamarin called a bet from Benyamine on fourth street and then raised a bet from Benyamine on fifth. Benyamine called.
Villamarin continued to bet the rest of the way and Benyamine called all-in on seventh.
Benyamine tabled for an eighty-seven, but it was no good against the of Villamarin for an eighty-six, and Benyamine was eliminated.
John Racener got the last of his approximately 30,000 chips in on third street versus Matt Vengrin.
John Racener: /
Matt Vengrin: /
Racener ran out a ten low while Vengrin paired twice to give Racener the double-up.
Racener has since won a couple of small pots to boost his stack back over 100,000.
Yehuda Buchalter: //
John Racener: // - folded on seventh streeth
Catching up on fifth street, Yehuda Buchalter called a bet from John Racener and then Racener called a bet from Buchalter on sixth.
Buchalter bet again on seventh — sending Racener into the tank. Racener eventually decided to let his hand go and was left with just 82,000 in chips behind.