Event #79: $10,000 Razz Championship
Event #79: $10,000 Razz Championship
Day 1 Completed

Kakon And Rotholz Bag Big After Day 1 Of Razz Championship; Negreanu, Friedman And Baker Make It Through

LiamGannon • Level 10: Limits 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Hal Rotholz
Hal Rotholz

After 10 levels of play, 59 players found bags in WSOP Event #79: $10,000 Razz Championship at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas. A total of 125 fired on Day 1 of this event and with registration open until the start of play on Day 2 Wednesday, that number could climb a bit more.

Hanging at the top of the chip counts with 308,000 is bracelet winner William Kakon. Kakon won his bracelet in $1,500 Limit Hold’em in 2015 for $196,055. In this series, Kakon has seen two cashes in Pot-Limit Omaha events and it seems has branched out into more mixed games. He is sitting atop the charts and like Daniel Strelitz just days ago, put himself in position to try to earn his second bracelet.

Another massive stack at the end of the day is Hal Rotholz, who ended the day with 299,000. Rotholz is a regular in the WSOP mixed games, having made two final tables at the WSOP last year. He has yet to win his first bracelet, however, and will try to make his first a Razz one.

Event #79: $10,000 Razz Championship Top 10 Chip Counts

1William KakonMorocco308,500
2Hal RotholzUnited States299,000
3Brian HastingsUnited States263,000
4Kyle DilschneiderUnited States247,000
5Daniel NegreanuCanada240,000
6Amir NematiniaUnited States228,500
7Perry FriedmanUnited States228,000
8Adam FriedmanUnited States214,000
9David BachUnited States210,500
10Yueqi ZhuUnited States198,500
Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu registered late and quickly ran up a stack to place himself in the top ten.

Others making it through include bracelet winners Daniel Negreanu (240,000), Adam Friedman (214,000), David “ODB” Baker (174,500), Yuri Dzivielevski (144,500), and winner of the $1,500 Razz Daniel Strelitz (66,500).

Defending champion Benny Glaser (21,000) made it through the day on a short stack while sitting at the same table as Phil Hellmuth (12,500), both of whom were involved in some colorful encounters throughout the day. Hellmuth won this event during the 2015 WSOP and has a second Razz bracelet from the 2012 WSOP in the $2,500 Razz event, so these two were bound to clash.

Players who saw their hopes for a second day diminish included Phil Hui, Shaun Deeb, Frank Kassela, Matt Glantz, Carol Fuchs, Maria Ho, and Mike “The Mouth” Matusow. Registration for this tournament remains open until the start of Day 2.

Players will return on July 13th at 2 p.m. to the Paris Purple section. Level 11 will be the first level of the day with a 1,000 ante, 1,000 bring-in, and limits at 4,000-8,000. Levels will last 90 minutes with 15-minute breaks after each level. A 60-minute dinner break will occur after Level 14 ( ~8:30 p.m.) with play ending after Level 17. Stay tuned to PokerNews for all updates regarding the World Series of Poker.

Tags: Adam FriedmanBenny GlaserCarol FuchsDaniel NegreanuDaniel StrelitzFrank KasselaHal RotholzMaria HoMatt GlantzPhil HellmuthPhil HuiShaun DeebWilliam KakonYuri Dzivielevski

Day 2 Seat Draw

YorkshirePud • Level 10: Limits 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Paris1361Daniel WeinmanUnited States99,000
Paris1362Daniel StrelitzUnited States52,000
Paris1364Hal RotholzUnited States299,000
Paris1365Eric RodawigUnited States70,000
Paris1366Chance KornuthUnited States71,500
Paris1367Ivan SchertzerUnited States24,000
Paris1371Warwick MirzikinianAustralia31,500
Paris1372Ray DehkharghaniUnited States190,000
Paris1373Kyle DilschneiderUnited States247,000
Paris1374Perry FriedmanUnited States228,000
Paris1376Connor DrinanUnited States58,000
Paris1377Yong WangChina187,000
Paris1378Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom21,000
Paris1381Roland IsraelashviliUnited States125,000
Paris1382Joao VieiraPortugal122,500
Paris1384Andrew YehUnited States65,000
Paris1385Brad RubenUnited States42,000
Paris1386Daniel NegreanuCanada240,000
Paris1387Ziya RahimUnited States189,500
Paris1388Shirley RosarioUnited States152,000
Paris1392Jeffrey BurrellUnited States55,000
Paris1393David "ODB" BakerUnited States179,500
Paris1394Motoyoshi OkamuraJapan53,500
Paris1395Mike ThorpeUnited States95,000
Paris1396Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil149,000
Paris1398Jeremy AusmusUnited States99,000
Paris1401Julien MartiniFrance164,500
Paris1403Gary BensonAustralia195,000
Paris1404Paul SokoloffUnited Kingdom191,500
Paris1406Felipe RamosBrazil173,500
Paris1407Mike WattelUnited States86,000
Paris1408Sergio BragaBrazil88,000
Paris1411William KakonMorocco308,500
Paris1412Yehuda BuchalterUnited States33,000
Paris1413Brandon Shack-HarrisUnited States165,500
Paris1414Dzmitry UrbanovichPoland32,000
Paris1415Max PescatoriItaly144,000
Paris1416Yufei ZhongChina57,500
Paris1418Everett CarltonUnited States13,000
Paris1421Brian HastingsUnited States263,000
Paris1422Harrison BeachUnited States163,500
Paris1424Laith SalemUnited States197,000
Paris1425David FunkhouserUnited States68,000
Paris1427Robert Campbell (AU)Australia157,000
Paris1428Phil HellmuthUnited States12,500
Paris1431David BenyamineFrance171,000
Paris1432Patricia CrivelloUnited States62,000
Paris1433Adam FriedmanUnited States214,000
Paris1435Owais AhmedUnited States93,500
Paris1436Rafael LebronUnited States56,500
Paris1437Andres KornArgentina131,000
Paris1438Amir NematiniaUnited States228,500
Paris1441Yueqi ZhuUnited States198,500
Paris1442David BachUnited States210,500
Paris1443Eric WassersonUnited States100,000
Paris1444Bernie WenUnited States46,000
Paris1445Christopher SmithUnited States99,500
Paris1446Chris MoneymakerUnited States169,000
Paris1447Michael TrivettUnited States66,500

Official End Of Night Counts (full)

LiamGannon • Level 10: Limits 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
William Kakon ma
William Kakon
ma 308,500 308,500
Hal Rotholz us
Hal Rotholz
us 299,000 48,000
Brian Hastings us
Brian Hastings
us 263,000 48,000
Kyle Dilschneider US
Kyle Dilschneider
US 247,000 247,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 240,000 111,000
Amir Nematinia US
Amir Nematinia
US 228,500 228,500
Perry Friedman us
Perry Friedman
us 228,000 -3,000
Adam Friedman us
Adam Friedman
us 214,000 147,800
David Bach us
David Bach
us 210,500 77,500
Yueqi Zhu cn
Yueqi Zhu
cn 198,500 79,000
Laith Salem us
Laith Salem
us 197,000 197,000
Gary Benson au
Gary Benson
au 195,000 600
Paul Sokoloff gb
Paul Sokoloff
gb 191,500 191,500
Ray Dehkharghani us
Ray Dehkharghani
us 190,000 190,000
Ziya Rahim us
Ziya Rahim
us 189,500 162,100
Yong Wang cn
Yong Wang
cn 187,000 187,000
David "ODB" Baker us
David "ODB" Baker
us 179,500 21,500
Felipe Ramos br
Felipe Ramos
br 173,500 113,500
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr 171,000 -2,500
Chris Moneymaker us
Chris Moneymaker
us 169,000 -34,000
Brandon Shack-Harris us
Brandon Shack-Harris
us 165,500 -7,500
Julien Martini fr
Julien Martini
fr 164,500 104,500
Harrison Beach US
Harrison Beach
US 163,500 163,500
Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
au 157,000 12,500
Shirley Rosario us
Shirley Rosario
us 152,000 152,000

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Three More Hands

LiamGannon • Level 10: Limits 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

The floor has announced that the players will only play three more hands.

Negreanu Takes From Funkhouser

LiamGannon • Level 10: Limits 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

Action was picked up on fourth street between Daniel Negreanu, David Funkhouser, and Cary Katz.

Cary Katz: {k-}{7-} (Folded on fourth street)
Daniel Negreanu: {x-}{x-}/{8-}{4-}{j-}{k-}/{x-}
David Funkhouser: {x-}{x-}/{6-}{4-}{q-}{10-}/{x-}

Negreanu bet on fourth street and Cary Katz raised, David Funkhouser re-raised, Negreanu raised again, Katz folded, then Funkhouser capped the pot and Negreanu called.

Fifth street checked through to sixth street that saw Funkhouser bet and Negreanu called.

The same action happened on sixth street and on seventh Funkhouser checked to Negreanu who bet and Funkhouser called. Negreanu turned over {9-}{6-}{2-} for a nine-eight and he scooped a big pot.

Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 129,000 87,500
David Funkhouser us
David Funkhouser
us 101,000

Tags: Cary KatzDaniel NegreanuDavid Funkhouser

Lamb Falls To Friedman

LiamGannon • Level 10: Limits 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Ben Lamb was all in for his remaining 20,000 with a {4-} up and was called by Perry Friedman with a {2-} up.

Ben Lamb: {8-}{6-}{4-}{a-}{9-}{10-}{7-}
Perry Friedman: {a-}{5-}{2-}{9-}{8-}{6-}{5-}

Lamb made an eight-seven on the end which was no good against Friedman's eight-six which earned him the pot and the elimination.

Perry Friedman us
Perry Friedman
us 231,000 64,500
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
us Busted

Tags: Ben LambPerry Friedman

Updated Counts

LiamGannon • Level 10: Limits 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Hal Rotholz us
Hal Rotholz
us 251,000 191,000
Chris Moneymaker us
Chris Moneymaker
us 203,000 43,000
Brandon Shack-Harris us
Brandon Shack-Harris
us 173,000 82,000
David "ODB" Baker us
David "ODB" Baker
us 158,000 19,000
Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
au 144,500 13,500
David Bach us
David Bach
us 133,000 1,000
Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
us 119,000 -54,000
Owais Ahmed us
Owais Ahmed
us 112,500 78,000
Michael Trivett us
Michael Trivett
us 110,500 -54,000
John Monette us
John Monette
us 81,000 9,500
Daniel Strelitz us
Daniel Strelitz
us 78,000 37,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 51,000 25,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 41,500 -18,500
Phil Hui us
Phil Hui
us Busted

Level: 10

Ante: 1,000
Bring-in: 1,000
Limits: 3,000-6,000

Glaser Puts Hellmuth On Tilt

LiamGannon • Level 9: Limits 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Benny Glaser
Benny Glaser

Action was picked up on the seventh street of a very sizable pot between Phil Hellmuth and Benny Glaser.

Benny Glaser: {x-}{x-}/{3-}{7-}{7-}{j-}/{x-}
Phil Hellmuth: {x-}{x-}/{a-}{2-}{4-}{9-}/{x-}

Action was on Glaser who bet and Hellmuth sat up in his chair. "If I lose this one it'll be brutal," he lamented as he pondered his decision. After some time he tossed in the call and Glaser declared "seven-four," while turning over {a-}{2-}{4-}.

"This f****** guy," Hellmuth said angrily looking at his cards "everytime getting it in a mile behind." "A mile behind?" asked Glaser while he raked in the pot "Where?"

Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 83,000 29,800
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 26,000 -34,000

Tags: Benny GlaserPhil Hellmuth