Event #40: $2,500 Seven Card Razz
Event #40: $2,500 Seven Card Razz
Day 1 completed

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Scott Packer us 76,500
Dee Tiller 53,900
Eric Conti 50,100
David Chiu us 49,100
Steven Diano 48,500
Hasan Habib us 48,300
Stuart Rutter gb 42,000
Rich Morrella 41,000
Bryan Micon us 40,600
Isaac Haxton us 39,400
Gary Benson au 39,200
Willy Bergeron 38,700
Eric Rodawig us 37,400
Randy Kaas 37,000
Joe Hachem au 34,500
Maxwell Troy us 34,000
Shawn Sheikhan us 33,800
Katja Thater de 33,700
Thomas Ricketts 33,500
Chris Wallace us 33,300
Steven Gee us 33,300
Daniel Ospina co 33,200
Jeff Williams us 32,700
Arthur Cobb 32,000

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Day 1 Done & Dusted

Eight levels of razz have been and gone, and our starting field of 365 has been reduced to 147, according to the board.

Our chip leader as we head into the day looks to be one Scott Packer - on 76,500, he is way out in front as we head into Day 2.

A lot of big names remain in the field, though. David Chiu, Katja Thater, Tom McEvoy, Jennifer Harman and Bryan Micon are still in on big chips. On more middling stacks are the likes of Greg Raymer, Alex Kravchenko, and Ted Forrest. And among those bringing up the rear on smallish stacks are Mickey Doft, Justin Bonomo and Luis Velador.

We'll be back in the Amazon Room tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. when we'll be playing right down to a final table.

Jett Packs

Chip Jett has been left without any chips and in need of some speedy, perhaps airborne transportation out of the Rio. We didn't get to see what he was holding, but it couldn;t beat his opponent's nine low.

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Team PokerStars Pro Watch

Team PokerStars Pros Lex Veldhuis and Jason Mercier have joined the hordes of the busted at the rail.

There are still a good few Team PokerStars Pros in this, though - Katja Thater and Tom McEvoy are both near the top of the chip counts as we head into the last few minutes of Day 1, and Dario Minieri, Joe Hachem, Darus Suharto, Johannes Steindl, Greg Raymer, Alex Kravchenko, George Lind, Pat Pezzin and Daniel Negreanu are all still in the running, albeit on wildly differing stacks.

Impressive stuff.

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Some Updated Chip Counts

31,000 -6,500
30,000 7,000
29,000 7,300
29,000 1,000
28,000 5,000
27,000 -2,500
25,500 -500
25,500 1,500
25,000 12,500
25,000 16,500
24,000 10,000
23,000 13,500
21,000 -7,000
19,000 -500
17,000 -4,000
16,000 12,500
16,000 -1,000
15,000 -17,000
14,000 -500
14,000 12,000
13,000 -5,000
12,500 -4,000
12,400 -4,100
12,000 2,000

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Katja That Got the Cream

One player was already all in by the time we arrived on seventh street. Katja Thater, with {4-}{2-}{5-}{q-} up, bet out and got a call, but the caller mucked when Thater turned over {a-}{3-}{8-} for the wheel. The all-in player mucked as well, and Thater was up to 36,000.

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Chiu Cripples Doft

Mickey Doft
Mickey Doft

David Chiu: {3-}{5-}{Q-} / {A-}{2-}{9-}{7-}
Mickey Doft: (XXX) / {8-}{4-}{3-}{10-}

Mickey Doft bet 1,200 on fifth street and David Chiu made the call. On sixth street it was Chiu who bet 1,200 and Doft who called. They both took their last card down and again Chiu bet 1,200. Doft thought about it for awhile and made the call.

Chiu showed {3-}{5-} for a 7-5-3-2-A low and Doft tapped the table. With grace and composure he slide his cards in the muck and was left with around 6,300.

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