Cody Espeseth //
Joseph Thomas: //
Lawrence Brandt: //
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.