Event #44: $2,500 Seven Card Razz
Event #44: $2,500 Seven Card Razz
Day 2 completed

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

Tommy Chen 473,000
John Monnette 205,000
George Lewis 174,000
Mikail Tulchinskiy 168,500
Matt Smith 168,000
Stephen Su 167,500 500
Scott Bohlman 166,000
Mikhail Smirnov 153,000
Jay Kwon 148,500 500
Victor Ramdin 144,500 500
Simon Kearney 123,500 500
Gerard Rechnitzer 113,500 -1,000
Rep Porter 82,000
Chad Brown 70,000 -20,000
Brock Gary 65,500
Scott Epstein 52,000
David Sklansky 50,000
Andreas Krause 45,000
Roland Isra 40,000
Chris Bjorin 34,500
Robert Williamson III 32,500
Eric Pratt 27,000
Greg Dyer 26,000

Tommy on Top

[user101598] • Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Chip Leader Tommy Chen
Chip Leader Tommy Chen

After two days, and 17 levels of Razz action, we are down to our final 24 players. Tommy Chen leads the way with an impressive 473,000 chips. Chen was continuously accumulating throughout the day, earning him the nickname "Razz Machine" from 2011 WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Idema.

Idema was unable to make it out of the day however, and neither were fellow 2011 bracelet winners Chris Viox, Jason Somerville, Eric Rodawig, Viacheslav Zhukov, and Jason Mercier. Idema and Viox did make the money though, banking $5,334 and $4,475 respectively.

There is one player remaining who is looking for his second bracelet this summer. John Monnette not only survived Day 2, he ascended to the top of the ranks towards the end of the night. bagging 205,000 of chips

Other notables who made the made the money include Timothy Finne, Stuart Rutter, Perry Friedman, Shawn Sheikhan, and Chau Giang.

Two Team PokerStars Pros are still alive. Chad Brown (90,000) and Victor Ramdin (144,000) survived the day, and are both looking for their first ever WSOP gold bracelet. Brown has already made a final table at this year's series, and Ramdin has five cashes (including this event).

For a full list of the remaining players and their counts, click the Chip Counts tab above.

Play will resume tomorrow at 3 p.m. local time, where we will play ten levels, stopping only if a champion is crowned. Make sure you join us then for all the Razz action you can handle!

Goodnight from the Rio!

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Three More Hands

• Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

It has just been announced that each table will deal three more hands.

Monnette Making Moves

Recent first-time WSOP bracelet winner John Monnette has been climbing up the leaderboard towards the end of the day. We’ve recently seen him take down a couple of pots including the following one.

Monnette: (X)(X) / {2-}{3-}{4-}{J-} /(X)
Dyer: (X)(X) / {7-}{5-}{2-}{2-} / (X)

We caught up with the action on fifth where Monnette bet and Greg Dyer called. The action was the same on the last two streets and Monnette announced “wheel” as he showed {A-}{5-}. Dyer mucked his hand as he stayed near the bottom of the chip counts.

John Monnette 220,000 95,000
Greg Dyer 40,000

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[user101598] • Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Table 276

1Mikail Tulchinskiy
2John Monnette
3Stephen Chidwick
4Robert Williamson III
5George Lewis
6Matt Smith
7Greg Dyer
8Andreas Krause

Table 277

1Simon Kearney
2Brock Gary
3Chris Bjorin
4Tommy Chen
5Eric Pratt
6Chad Brown
7Victor Ramdin
8Jay Kwon

Table 278

1Roland Isra
2Scott Epstein
3Rep Porter
4Stephen Su
5Mikhail Smirnov
6Gerard Rechnitzer
7Scott Bohlman
8David Sklansky

No More Chau

Chau Giang
Chau Giang

Smirnov: {2-}{4-} / {3-}{6-}
Giang: {A-}{4-} / {5-}{K-}

We found Chau Giang all in on fourth against Mikhail Smirnov. Smirnov made a six-low when he caught a {9-} on fifth and a {5-} on sixth. This had Giang who hit a {5-} on fifth and another {5-} on sixth drawing dead which eliminated him.

Chau Giang Busted

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