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Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship

Nasty Outburst Causes Awkward Silence in Brasilia

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 2: 150-300, 0 ante
Tony Bracy (Seat 5) & Lazaro Hernandez (Seat 7)

The usual sounds of chip shuffling and conversation came to an abrupt halt moments ago in the Brasilia room.

A verbal spat between Tony Bracy and Lazaro Hernandez erupted into a screaming match that took a turn for the worst when racial slurs were hurled towards Bracy.

According to the table, Hernandez was on the button during a four-way hand in progress and texting on his phone. It had happened several times and Bracy asked the dealer to take control of the table. That sparked Hernandez to leap out of his chair and proceed to berate Bracy.

Bracy wasn't exactly innocent in the fight, defending himself with some insults of his own directed towards Hernandez, but not nearly as harsh.

The floor and security immediately intervened and both players were escorted from the table.

Bracy received a one-round penalty and Hernandez has been issued a three-round penalty. Hernandez has also been given a disqualification notice if he makes any more comments at the table.

We originally had incorrectly identified the person involved in this hand as being John Esposito. We sincerely apologize for this mistake and want to emphasize that bracelet winner Esposito was in no way involved in the above-described scene.

Chip Counts
Lazaro Hernandez 43,000 43,000
Tony Bracy 42,000 42,000

Tags: Lazaro HernandezTony Bracy


  • Jbracy23 Jbracy23

    That racist needs to be banned, what he did was classless, maybe fat boy needed a twinkie

  • MichaelHughes MichaelHughes

    I had the same problem at my bar league and they expelled the person who dropped the N-word on me from the league

  • MichaelHughes MichaelHughes

    The WSOP should have done the same thing here

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