Event #40: $2,500 Seven Card Razz

Play Concludes For The Night

Chip Leader Melville Lewis
Chip Leader Melville Lewis

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).

Make sure to join PokerNews tomorrow from 3:30 pm PST for the continued live coverage of Event #40 as we play down until just one remains!

Scott is Not Sent Packing

Scott Packer: {4-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} / {6-Hearts}{8-Spades}{6-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} / {5-Hearts}
Stuart Rutter: {5-Spades}{7-Spades} / {3-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{2-Spades}{9-Clubs} / {9-Spades}

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.

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16 Players Remain

...And this is how many chips they have.

Mikko Pispala 435,000 40,000
Stuart Rutter gb 380,000 33,000
Melville Lewis 350,000 280,000
Maxwell Troy us 225,000 -85,000
Dee Tiller 190,000 82,000
Chris Bjorin se 160,000 10,000
Frank Kassela us 160,000 -15,000
Nick Helm 135,000 -25,000
130,000 -10,000
William Wood 120,000 -75,000
Steven Diano 120,000 10,000
Vladimir Schemelev 110,000 -125,000
Arthur Cobb 90,000 -45,000
Linda Johnson us 78,000 -102,000
Daniel Ospina co 75,000 31,000
Scott Packer us 11,000 -102,000

Final Sixteen Redraw


Table 345
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

Table 350
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

Nguyen Can't Win

John Nguyen out
John Nguyen out

Melville Lewis: {2-}{3-} / {7-}{4-}{5-}{10-} / {q-}
John Nguyen: {8-}{6-} / {9-}{j-}{3-}{a-} / {4-}

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.

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