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Event #84: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.

Cody Espeseth Eliminated in 16th Place ($6,835); Joseph Thomas Eliminated in 15th Place ($7,978)

MikePatrick • Level 23
Lawrence Brandt


Cody Espeseth {9-}{3-}/{a-}{5-}{4-}{k-}/{3-}
Joseph Thomas: {9-}{8-}/{a-}{2-}{7-}{a-}/{6-}
Lawrence Brandt: {7-}{7-}/{5-}{j-}{3-}{2-}/{6-}

Immediately following a hand that saw Lawrence Brandt put Joseph Thomas on a short stack of just over 110,000, Thomas and an even shorter stacked Cody Espeseth got their last chips in on third street against Brandt, who chose to gamble a bit, starting with a pair of sevens with a five against Espeseth's nine-three-one and Thomas' nine-eight-one.

But as is Razz, much can change in the span of seven cards.

By fifth street, Espeseth was ahead with a nine-five, Thomas had a nine-eight, and Brandt had just three cards to a seven.

But sixth and seventh street hit Brandt perfectly as he pulled a deuce and a six to make his seven, while neither Thomas nor Espeseth could improve enough to catch him, creating a double elimination to drop the field to 14, while sending Brandt's stack over two million.

Player Chips Progress
Lawrence Brandt us
Lawrence Brandt
us 2,100,000 1,000,000
Joseph Thomas us
Joseph Thomas
us Busted
Cody Espeseth us
Cody Espeseth
us Busted

Tags: Cody EspesethJoseph ThomasLawrence Brandt