After a long day on the felt, Event #40: $2,500 Seven Card Razz has come to an end.
136 players returned today for day two action with their goal of sneaking into the money and taking home a guaranteed $4,550 in prizemoney at the forefront of their focus. Unfortunately many fell short of this as Kirk Morrison, Erick Lindgren, Justin Bonomo, Howard Lederer, Ted Forrest and Archie Karas were just a few that exited shy of the top forty.
Yevgeniy Timoshenko (38th), Greg Raymer (37th), Shawn Sheikhan (35th), Tommy Vedes (32nd), Daniel Negreanu (29th), Joe Hachem (22nd), David Chiu (20th) and Dario Minieri (19th) all fell late in the night as we were left with a final fifteen.
Melville Lewis will be carrying the honor of being the overnight chip leader with an amassed 504,000 in chips. Snapping at his heels are Mikko Pispala (458,000), Stuart Rutter (295,000) and Maxwell Troy (258,000).
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We didn't catch the hand, but Linda Johnson was conspicuous by her absence from the final two tables.
Conclusion - busted in 16th place, just a minute or two before the end of play.
Scott Packer: / /
Stuart Rutter: / /
Scott Packer was all in on third street against Stuart Rutter. "Good luck," Rutter wished him with some sincerity, but by the end of the hand he was presumably wishing he hadn't. as Packer doubled to arouns 50,000 to stay in the game.
...And this is how many chips they have.
Seat 1: Stuart Rutter
Seat 2: Scott Packer
Seat 3: Frank Kassela
Seat 4: Dee Tiller
Seat 5: Daniel Ospina
Seat 6: Mikko Pispala
Seat 7: Arthur Cobb
Seat 8: Chris Bjorin
Seat 1: Steve Diano
Seat 2: Linda Johnson
Seat 3: Maxwell Troy
Seat 4: Jennifer Harman
Seat 5: Melville Lewis
Seat 6: William Wood
Seat 7: Nick Helm
Seat 8: Vladimir Schemelev
Melville Lewis: / /
John Nguyen: / /
William Wood was involved in the hand as well but folded on fifth street to continued betting from Melville Lewis. Nguyen, all in on third street for his last 6,000, made a respectable 8-6-4-3-A low, but Lewis' 7-5-4-3-2 beat it, and Nguyen became our 17th place finisher.
Morris Klevansky has become our 18th place finisher, his 10-7 low failing to beat the rather better low in the hands of Chris Bjorin.