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Event #78: $10,000 Razz Championship
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Highlights

Highlights

Event #78: $10,000 Razz Championship
Day 3 Completed

Glaser and Carlton to Battle For Bracelet in Event #78: $10,000 Razz Championship

OHairDJ • Level 24
Can Benny Glaser claim his fourth gold bracelet?
Can Benny Glaser claim his fourth gold bracelet?

Day 3 of Event #78: $10,000 Razz Championship saw 13 hopefuls dwindle to just two before play was suspended for the day. Due to a hard-stop rule after seven levels of play — Benny Glaser and Everett Carlton will conclude their heads-up battle tomorrow at 3 p.m. local time.

The duo have locked up $169,773 already with their eyes on the $274,693 top prize and the coveted gold bracelet. Glaser will enter as the chip leader after bagging 3,990,000. Carlton will have some catching up to do but had a strong comeback from fumes at the end of the day to bring a respectable 2,570,000 to work with.

Final Table Results and Payouts

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1  $274,693
2  $169,773
3Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil$123,254
4Erik SagstromSweden$90,859
5John MonnetteUnited States$68,025
6Yehuda BuchalterUnited States$51,739
7Erik SeidelUnited States$39,987
8Phil HellmuthUnited States$31,411
9Brad RubenUnited States$25,086

Action of the Day

The shortest stacks entering Day 3 fell quickly, with Matt Vengrin, Carlos Villamarin, and Shirley Rosario all busting within the first hour of play. Roland Israelashvili also busted during the first level after losing with a six against Carlton.

Phil Hellmuth was looking to further cement his legacy by winning a seventeenth bracelet. He found himself short, but managed to double up multiple times in his bid to run up his stack. The Poker Brat ultimately fell, however, after losing a big pot to Glaser and then committing the rest of his chips in a multiway pot and losing out to Yehuda Buchalter.

The pace of play steadied when it got seven-handed, but Yuri Dzivielevski was able to claim the next couple of knockouts in Erik Seidel and Buchalter as escalating antes and limits ensured swift action.

From that point on it was all Glaser, who continued to build his stack seemingly without a hitch. Carlton was able to claim the tournament lives of Erik Sagstrom and Dzivielevski, but still only managed gain a fraction of the chips Glaser held entering heads-up play.

Everett Carlton
Everett Carlton

Things looked bleak for Carlton as Glaser increased his chip lead through a series of pots that went Glaser's way. Carlton even got as low as a nine-to-one chip deficit thanks in part to Glaser calling a bluff by Carlton shortly after head-up play began. Carlton was able to claw his way back, however, and won a big pot close to the end of the final level to force a Day 4.

Play will resume tomorrow 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.

Please stick with PokerNews as we bring you the conclusion of this heads-up duel leading to the next Razz champion!

Tags: Benny GlaserBrad RubenEverett CarltonJohn MonnetteMatt VengrinPhil HellmuthRoland IsraelashviliYehuda BuchalterYuri Dzivielevski

Play Paused Until Tomorrow

OHairDJ • Level 24

Now that seven levels have been played without a winner, Benny Glaser and Everett Carlton will pause their heads-up battle until tomorrow at 3 p.m.

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

Carlton Continues to Build Momentum

OHairDJ • Level 24

Benny Glaser: {x-}{x-}/{3-}{6-}{2-}{k-}/{x-}
Everett Carlton: {x-}{x-}/{2-}{6-}{a-}{3-}/{x-}

Everett Carlton called Benny Glaser's bring-in and then Carlton called a bet from Glaser on fourth street. Glaser called a bet from Carlton on fifth but folded facing another bet from Carlton on sixth.

Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 4,000,000 -300,000
Everett Carlton us
Everett Carlton
us 2,500,000 300,000

Carlton Likely Forces a Fourth Day of Play

MikePatrick • Level 24
Everett Carlton
Everett Carlton

With a hard stop at the end of the level looming, Everett Carlton appears to have forced a fourth day of play after winning maybe the largest pot of heads-up play.

Everett Carlton: {x-}{x-}/{7-}{6-}{k-}{3-}/{x-}
Benny Glaser: {x-}{x-}/{9-}{4-}{9-}{7-}/{x-}

On third street, Carlton limped in behind Glaser's bring-in, then check-called bets on fourth and fifth streets.

Things got interesting on sixth, as Carlton led out with a bet for the first time in the hand, but got raised by Glaser, despite showing a pair on board.

Carlton called the raise, then bet again on seventh, sending Glaser into the proverbial blender.

Glaser appeared visibly frustrated for the first time all night, shaking his head and saying that he should have just folded the hand earlier. Ultimately, he flicked a calling chip in the direction of Carlton.

Carlton showed {k-}{8-}{4-} for an eight-seven, and Glaser lobbed his cards toward the muck.

Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 4,300,000 -400,000
Everett Carlton us
Everett Carlton
us 2,200,000 400,000

Tags: Benny GlaserEverett Carlton

Carlton Hanging Tough

OHairDJ • Level 24

Benny Glaser: {x-}{x-}/{6-}{7-}{8-}{a-}/{x-}
Everett Carlton: {x-}{x-}/{3-}{a-}{8-}{3-}/{x-}

Everett Carlton completed and Benny Glaser raised. Carlton called.

Glaser called bets from Carlton on fourth and fifth street and then Carlton called a bet from Glaser on sixth.

Glaser check-folded facing a final bet from Carlton on the end and Carlton collected the pot.

Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 4,700,000 -200,000
Everett Carlton us
Everett Carlton
us 1,800,000 200,000

Carlton Wins Battle of Pairs

MikePatrick • Level 24

Everett Carlton: {x-}{x-}/{q-}{7-}{q-}{6-}/{x-}
Benny Glaser: {x-}{x-}{2-}{2-}{10-}{6-}/{x-}

Everett Carlton defended his bring-in, then bet fourth street when Benny Glaser paired his door card.

On fifth street, it was Carlton pairing his higher door card. Glaser took advantage and bet but was met with a call from Carlton.

Both players pulled a six on sixth street, and Glaser kept up the betting, but again, Carlton called.

Glaser opted to check the end, as did Carlton, who showed {9-}{5-}{a-} in the hole for a winning nine-seven made on seventh street.

Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 4,900,000 -800,000
Everett Carlton us
Everett Carlton
us 1,600,000 800,000

Tags: Benny GlaserEverett Carlton

Glaser Makes The Right Call

OHairDJ • Level 24
Benny Glaser
Benny Glaser

Benny Glaser: {x-}{x-}/{3-}{7-}{9-}{8-}/{x-}
Everett Carlton: {x-}{x-}/{5-}{a-}{k-}{a-}/{x-}

Benny Glaser completed and Everett Carlton called.

Carlton bet on fourth and Glaser raised. Carlton called.

Carlton then called bets from Glaser on fifth and sixth and then Glaser checked on the end — prompting a bet from Carlton.

Glaser went deep into the tank but eventually tossed in a call.

Carlton tabled {4-}{7-}{q-} for a queen and Glaser showed {2-}{5-}{q-} for an eight and dragged the pot.

Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 5,700,000 400,000
Everett Carlton us
Everett Carlton
us 800,000 -400,000

Tags: Benny GlaserEverett Carlton

Carlton Chipping Away At Glaser

MikePatrick • Level 24

Everett Carlton: {x-}{x-}/{k-}{3-}{a-}{4-}
Benny Glaser: {x-}{x-}/{7-}{7-}{5-}{k-}

Everett Carlton brought in, then called a completion from Benny Glaser.

Glaser paired his door card on fourth, so Carlton put out a bet, which Glaser called. Glaser then called another bet on fifth street, and faced one more on sixth.

Glaser gave his decision some strong thought before opting to fold, as Carlton has chipped up to over one million.

Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 5,300,000 -300,000
Everett Carlton us
Everett Carlton
us 1,200,000 300,000

Tags: Benny GlaserEverett Carlton