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Event #78: $10,000 Razz Championship



Event #78: $10,000 Razz Championship
Day 2 Completed

Dzivielevski Soars to the Top, Hellmuth Still Alive in Razz Championship

MikePatrick • Level 17
Yuri Dzivielevski
Yuri Dzivielevski

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

1Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil1,126,000
2Yehuda BuchalterUnited States874,000
3John MonnetteUnited States861,000
4Erik SagstromSweden845,000
5Roland IsraelashviliUnited States647,000
6Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom552,000
7Shirley RosarioUnited States398,000
8Brad RubenUnited States316,000
9Carlos Chadha-VillamarinUnited States299,000
10Everett CarltonUnited States231,000
11Erik SeidelUnited States227,000
12Phil HellmuthUnited States133,000
13Matt VengrinUnited States54,000

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.

Day 3 Seat Draw

Jaxon • Level 17
Amazon4062Erik SagstromSweden845,000
Amazon4063Phil HellmuthUnited States133,000
Amazon4064Shirley RosarioUnited States398,000
Amazon4065Roland IsraelashviliUnited States647,000
Amazon4066Erik SeidelUnited States227,000
Amazon4067Carlos Chadha-VillamarinUnited States299,000
Amazon4141Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom552,000
Amazon4142Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil1,126,000
Amazon4143Yehuda BuchalterUnited States874,000
Amazon4144John MonnetteUnited States861,000
Amazon4145Brad RubenUnited States316,000
Amazon4146Matt VengrinUnited States54,000
Amazon4148Everett CarltonUnited States231,000

End of Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

MikePatrick • Level 17
Yuri Dzivielevski br
Yuri Dzivielevski
br 1,126,000 346,000
Yehuda Buchalter us
Yehuda Buchalter
us 874,000 284,000
John Monnette us
John Monnette
us 861,000 111,000
Erik Sagstrom se
Erik Sagstrom
se 845,000 14,000
Roland Israelashvili us
Roland Israelashvili
us 647,000 97,000
Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 552,000 -58,000
Shirley Rosario us
Shirley Rosario
us 398,000 153,000
Brad Ruben us
Brad Ruben
us 316,000 -114,000
Carlos Villamarin us
Carlos Villamarin
us 299,000 -126,000
Everett Carlton us
Everett Carlton
us 231,000 -99,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 227,000 -65,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 133,000 -252,000
Matt Vengrin us
Matt Vengrin
us 54,000 -176,000

Play Done For The Day

OHairDJ • Level 17

The remaining 13 players are now bagging and tagging for the evening.

Stay tuned for a recap of the day's events.

John Racener Eliminated in 14th Place ($16,299)

MikePatrick • Level 17
John Racener
John Racener

John Racener: {8-}{5-}/{6-}{8-}{4-}
Erik Sagstrom: {a-}{5-}/{3-}{3-}{7-}

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 {6-} and a {2-} to make a six-five, while Racener paired his {5-}, ending his tournament in 14th place.

Erik Sagstrom se
Erik Sagstrom
se 831,000 402,000
John Racener us
John Racener
us Busted

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David Benyamine Eliminated in 15th Place ($16,299)

OHairDJ • Level 17
David Benyamine
David Benyamine

David Benyamine: {x-}{x-}/{a-}{q-}{3-}{k-}/{x-}
Carlos Villamarin: {x-}{x-}/{4-}{j-}{6-}{2-}/{x-}

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 {8-}{7-}{5-} for an eighty-seven, but it was no good against the {8-}{3-}{2-} of Villamarin for an eighty-six, and Benyamine was eliminated.

Carlos Villamarin us
Carlos Villamarin
us 425,000 265,000
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr Busted

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Racener Doubles Through Vengrin

MikePatrick • Level 17

John Racener got the last of his approximately 30,000 chips in on third street versus Matt Vengrin.

John Racener: {6-}{5-}{2-}/{10-}{2-}{3-}{k-}
Matt Vengrin: {8-}{4-}{7-}/{5-}{j-}{8-}{j-}

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.

Matt Vengrin us
Matt Vengrin
us 230,000 -240,000
John Racener us
John Racener
us 105,000 23,000

Tags: John RacenerMatt Vengrin

Buchalter Leaves Racener With Crumbs

OHairDJ • Level 17

Yehuda Buchalter: {x-}{x-}/{5-}{3-}{5-}{7-}/{x-}
John Racener: {x-}{x-}/{4-}{q-}{5-}{4-}/{x-} - 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.

Yehuda Buchalter us
Yehuda Buchalter
us 590,000 200,000
John Racener us
John Racener
us 82,000 -158,000

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