Event #44: $2,500 Seven Card Razz
Days:
1234

Su Makes a Good Decision

• Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Stephen Su brought it in with a {5-}, and Rep Porter called with an {A-}. Tommy Chen completed to 40,000, Su raised to 80,000, Porter called, and Chen added the extra bet as well. The latter would fold on fourth street, though.

Su: (X)(X) / {5-}{4-}{5-}{j-} / (X)
Porter: (X)(X) / {a-}{2-}{k-}{5-} / (X)

Porter bet fourth, and he called a raise from Su. On fifth, Porter check-called a big bet, and he led out with one of his own on sixth. Now it was Su doing the calling, and Porter fired one last bullet on seventh street. Su shook his head slowly and stared down longingly at his hidden cards. It looked like he was going to fold, but at the last minute, he stacked together the call and dropped it into the middle.

Porter revealed {q-}{6-}{5-}, only good for a queen-low. It took Su a minute to arrange his hand, but he showed {q-}{6-}{2-}, and his jack-low is good enough to scoop up that nice pot. It moves Su up to about 1.5 million, knocking Porter down a peg to about 950,000.

Tags: Rep PorterStephen SuTommy Chen

And Nothing Was Yellow

• Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

The yellow T1000 chips have just been colored up as they are no longer needed to play out the tournament.

Level:
27
Limits:
40,000/80,000
Ante:
10,000

Chen Bleeding Out

• Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 7,000 ante

Stephen Su completed with a deuce, and Tommy Chen defended his bring-in with a call on the {5-}.

Chen: (X)(X) / {5-}{a-}{j-}{2-} / (X)
Su: (X)(X) / {2-}{6-}{q-}{9-} / (X)

The action checked through to sixth street where Chen finally bet his lead. Su called, and they both checked seventh. "I got a ten?" Su half-asked. Chen didn't move, so Su showed up his {10-}{6-}{4-}, and it was good.

Chen is mumbling to himself now about not being able to win a pot, and his stack has been reduced to about 275,000 here as the penultimate level of the night draws near its end.

Tags: Tommy ChenStephen Su

Su’s Turn to Show...a Bluff?

Chen: (X)(X) / {J-}{10-}{K-}{6-} / (X) FOLDED
Su (X)(X) / {3-}{K-}{9-}{10-} / (X)

We caught up with the action on fourth where Tommy Chen bet and Stephen su raised. Chen made the call and then called Su’s bets on the next two streets. On seventh, Su decided to check and Chen came in with a bet. Su answered with a raise and Chen went into the tank. Chen said “I don’t see how (Su) could be bluffing” before he folded. Su returned Chen’s favour of showing before and revealed {Q-}{9-}{6-} for only a queen-low to win the pot.

Stephen Su 1,200,000 400,000
Tommy Chen 400,000 -450,000

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Chen Regains Traction

• Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 7,000 ante

Rep Porter called the bring-in with a {6-} up, and Tommy Chen completed with a {5-}. Porter called, and they drew out thusly:

Porter: (X)(X) / {6-}{6-}{5-}{10-} / (X)
Chen: (X)(X) / {5-}{2-}{8-}{3-} / (X)

Chen bet all the way, and Porter called through sixth street. On seventh, though, he didn't like his cards enough to make the last call, surrendering the pot to Chen.

That one moves the short stack back out of the basement as Chen climbs back close to 900,000, reducing Porter's edge as he sits with about 1.1 million now.

Tags: Rep PorterTommy Chen

Su Can’t Come Through

Chen: (X)(X) / {10-}{4-}[4x}{6-} / (X)
Su: (X)(X) / {A-}{8-}{9-}{4-} / (X) FOLDED

Tommy Chen completed and Stephen Su raised. Chen made the call and then called Su’s bets on the next three streets. On seventh, Su bet out again and after counting it out, Chen moved all in for only 17,000 more. Su went into the tank and asked Chen if he beat an eight and if he would show. Eventually, Su laid it down even though it wasn’t much more for a chance to knock out his opponent. If Su did in fact have an eight, then he made the right fold as Chen revealed {3-}{7-}{5-} for seven low.

Stephen Su 800,000 -300,000
Tommy Chen 600,000 320,000

Tags: Stephen SuTommy Chen

Calamity For Chen

• Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 7,000 ante

We picked up the action on fourth street, heads-up between Rep Porter and Tommy Chen.

Porter: (X)(X) / {4-}{q-}{a-}{10-} / (X)
Chen: (X)(X) / {8-}{8-}{q-}{9-} / (X)

Porter had the lead on fourth, but he check-called a bet from Chen. He liked fifth street better, though, and he made a bet of his own which Chen called. Porter got another bet in on sixth street, and both men checked through seventh.

Porter tabled {9-}{7-}{a-} for the ten-nine, and Chen could not beat it. He mucked, and he's left himself with just about 280,000 now.

Tags: Rep PorterTommy Chen

Chen Wins Some Back

Chen: (X)(X) / {5-}{8-}{3-}{7-} / (X)
Su: (X)(X) / {2-}{2-}
Porter: (X)(X) / {3-}{7-}{2-}{10-} / (X)

Tommy Chen brought in and Stephen Su completed. Rep Porter made the call along with Chen as Porter led out on fourth. Chen made the call while Su folded as Porter bet again on fifth. Chen called again and then led out himself on sixth. Porter called this time and both players checked seventh. Chen turned over {A-}{3-}{5-} for an eighty-seven which was good as Porter mucked.

Rep Porter 1,220,000 120,000
Tommy Chen 690,000 -85,000

Tags: Tommy ChenRep Porter

Porter Pressing

• Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 7,000 ante

Rep Porter called for the minimum 10,000 with a {Q-} up, and Tommy Chen raised with a {10-}. Porter called.

Porter: (X)(X) / {q-}{2-}{10-}{7-} / (X)
Chen: (X)(X) / {10-}{j-}{a-}{6-} / (X)

Chen check-called a bet on fourth street, and he led out with one of his own on fifth. On sixth, he check-called again, and he checked one more time on seventh. Porter checked behind, and Chen showed up {6-}{5-}{a-} for the jack-low. Porter liked that, and his {8-}{5-}{8-} was good enough to make the winning ten-eight.

That loss knocks Chen all the way back to 540,000 and into the basement; it's a spot he's not had to get used to in this event. Until now.

Tags: Tommy ChenRep Porter