Event #40: $2,500 Seven Card Razz
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Doft Aloft

Mickey Doft: {a-}{2-}{3-} / {4-}{5-}{10-}{k-}
Opponent gentleman: (XXX) / {4-}{6-}{10-}{4-}

We didn't catch the action, but we arrived just in time to see PokerNews' own Mickey Doft turning over the wheel at the end of the hand. His opponent mucked, and Doft took an early bolster to 8,500.

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Who Else Is Here?

Given that it's early days and the really cool kids tend not to buy in until the last minute, this is a pretty stacked field so far.

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Greenstein Losses One

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Barry Greenstein was recently involved in a hand with the player in Seat 1, who bet every street.

Heading into seventh street, Greenstein's board read {2-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{J-Diamonds} while Seat 1 showed {2-Spades}{4-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{7-Spades}. Greenstein called the last bet and mucked when his opponent turned over {A-Spades}{3-Spades}{J-Clubs} for a 7-4-3-2-A low.

Greenstein took a small hit to his stack.

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Notables

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The event has just begun and there are a lot of notables in the field. Some of the players in today's tournament include Erik Seidel, Jerry Buss, Barry Greenstein, Billy Baxter, Greg Raymer and Chris Bjorin.

There are sure to be more recognizable faces trickling in throughout the first couple levels.

Day 1 of Razz Begins Tonight

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The first and only Seven Card Razz event of the 2010 World Series of Poker is set to kickoff in about an hour. Last year, the $2,500 event attracted 315 players and created a prizepool of $792,500. Among those who entered were some of the biggest names in poker including David Chiu, Matt Hawrilenko, and Jeffrey Lisandro, who went on to win the event and his third bracelet of 2009.

This year's tournament ought to be just as exciting. A number of pros have already Tweeted that they'll be playing the event and the tournament staff are hard at work preparing the tables. PokerNews will be busy bringing you hand updates, chip counts, and all the latest action throughout the day. In addition, a member of Team PokerNews' live reporting team, Mickey Doft, will be playing in the event. He will begin the day in Seat 5 of Table 301 in the Blue Section of the Amazon Room. We're anxious to see how he can do, but one thing is for sure, he will be competing against some stiff competition.

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