Event #44: $2,500 Seven Card Razz

Su and Chen at it Again

Chen: (X)(X) / {J-}{2-}{A-}{10-} / (X)
Su: (X)(X) / {6-}{6-}{5-}{5-} / (X)
Porter: (X)(X) / {A-}{J-}{7-} FOLDED

Tommy Chen brought in and Stephen Su completed. Rep Porter and Chen both called as Porter led out on fourth. Chen came in with a raise which Su and Porter called. On fifth, Porter checked to Chen who bet. Su raised it up and Porter got out of the way while Chen stuck around. Chen led out on sixth which Su called. On seventh, Chen check-called Su’s bet only to be shown the perfect {A-}{2-}{3-} downcards of Su which gave him a six low. Chen mucked his hand as Su won the latest battle between the two.

Tommy Chen 1,020,000 -380,000
Stephen Su 900,000 450,000

Tags: Stephen SuTommy Chen

Back and Forth For Chen and Su

• Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Tommy Chen completed with an {8-} showing, and Stephen Su called with a {6-}.

Chen: (X)(X) / {8-}{8-}{7-}{k-} / (X)
Su: (X)(X) / {6-}{3-}{4-}{4-} / (X)

When Su picked up the lead on fourth, he did not relinquish it. He bet there, again on fifth, and one last time on sixth. Both players checked seventh. Su half-asked, "Jack?" It was no good; Chen tabled {6-}{4-}{2-} for the eighty-six, and he'll take the pot, thankyouverymuch.

Tags: Tommy ChenStephen Su

Su Comes For Some More

Su: (X)(X) / {2-}{6-}{10-}{Q-} / (X)
Chen: (X)(X) / {K-}{6-}{5-}{Q-} / (X)

We caught up with the action on fifth where several bets went in between Stephen Su and Tommy Chen. Su led out on sixth and Chen just called. On seventh, Su check-called Chen’s bet and Chen said “You got it” as he showed {A-}{A-}{K-} for just a queen low. Su flipped over {5-}{4-}{J-} for ten-low which was good to win the pot.

Tommy Chen 1,200,000 -500,000
Stephen Su 700,000 300,000

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Su Doubles Back

• Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Stephen Su
Stephen Su

Stephen Su just tangled up in another pot with Tommy Chen, but this one went a little bit better. By the time sixth street rolled around, the boards looked like this:

Su: (X)(X) / {3-}{J-}{5-}{5-} / (X)
Chen: (X)(X) / {3-}{k-}{9-}{k-} / (X)

Chen asked how much his opponent had left before the last card, and Su went ahead and bet all in dark. Chen peeked at his card and quickly called, tabling {7-}{4-}{A-} / {k-}{3-}{9-}{k-} for the ninety-seven. Su revealed that he was working with ({6-}{2-}) / {3-}{j-}{5-}{5-}, drawing very live with one to come. He squeezed out the dots, then turned over his {4-} to make the winning six-low, doubling back close to 400,000.

Tags: Stephen SuTommy Chen

Chen Takes Down a Monster

Su: (X)(X) / {A-}{8-}{Q-}{5-} / (X)
Porter: (X)(X) / {4-}{10-}{4-}{5-} / (X) FOLDED
Chen: (X)(X) / {9-}{4-}{7-}{4-} / (X)

We caught up with the action on fourth where Stephen Su bet and Rep Porter called. Tommy Chen raised and Su made it three bets. Porter called again and Chen four-bet it. Su capped the betting and both players called. Only one bet went in on fifth as Chen led out and the other two called. The action picked back up again on sixth where it was checked to Chen who bet. Su raised, Porter called and Chen made it three bets. Chen four-bet it and the other two players called. On seventh, Su led out and Porter got out of the way. Chen raised and Su made it three-bets which Chen just called as the players revealed their cards.

Su showed {7-}{3-}{2-} for a 7-5-3-2-A low but Chen flipped up {A-}{2-}{3-} for a better 7-4-3-2-A low which was good to scoop the massive pot. Chen now has around two-thirds of the chips in play.

Tommy Chen 1,830,000 730,000
Stephen Su 260,000 -300,000
Rep Porter 230,000 -310,000

Tags: Rep PorterStephen SuTommy Chen


Porter and Chen Again

• Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Tommy Chen completed with a {6-}, and he was called by Robert Williamson III ({A-}) and Rep Porter ({9-}) to go three handed. Williamson would pull a king and drop out of the way on fourth street.

Chen: (X)(X) / {6-}{10-}{8-}{10-} / (X)
Porter: (X)(X) / {9-}{9-}{7-}{6-} / (X)

Chen led the betting on fourth and fifth streets, and Porter came right along with calls both times. The lead reversed on sixth, and Porter bet it. Chen called, and they both checked through seventh street. Chen had a look of agony on his face.

Porter showed down {J-}{4-}{3-} / {9-}{9-}{7-}{6-}, and Chen could not beat it. "I paired," he lamented, slapping his cards into the muck.

Porter is up to about 580,000 with that pot, and Chen doesn't like it. "My worst fear is coming true," he said after the hand. Porter inquired, and he repeated, "My worst fear. You're my worst fear at this table."

Tags: Rep PorterTommy ChenRobert Williamson III

Williamson Takes One Down Uncontested

Chen: (X)(X) / {9-}{J-}{J-}{9-} FOLDED
Su: (X)(X) / {7-}{Q-} FOLDED
Williamson III: (X)(X) / {8-}{10-}{3-}{4-}
Porter: (X)(X) / {2-}{10-}{10-}{4-} FOLDED

Tommy Chen brought in, Stephen Su completed and Robert Williamson III, Rep Porter and Chen all called to see a rare four-handed fourth street. Porter led out on and Chen raised behind him. Su got out of the way as the other two remaining players called. On fifth, Williamson took the betting lead and both players called. Williamson led again on sixth but this time both of his opponents folded as he took down the fairly sizeable pot without a showdown.

Tommy Chen 1,100,000 -60,000
Stephen Su 560,000 -20,000
Rep Porter 540,000 -60,000
Robert Williamson III 500,000 125,000

Tags: Rep PorterRobert Williamson IIIStephen SuTommy Chen

Current Four-Handed Counts

Tommy Chen 1,160,000 -40,000
Rep Porter 600,000 200,000
Stephen Su 580,000 80,000
Robert Williamson III 375,000 -194,000

Porter Gets Value From Chen Again

• Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Porter: (X)(X) / {5-}{A-}{3-}{3-} / (X)
Chen: (X)(X) / {5-}{A-}{9-}{10-} / (X)

We caught up with the action on fourth where Rep Porter bet and Tommy Chen raised. Porter made the call and then led out on fourth. Chen called the bet and then check-called Porter’s bet on sixth. The action was the same on seventh and Porter turned over {2-}{3-}{9-} for a ninety five which Chen couldn’t beat as he mucked.

Tags: Rep PorterTommy Chen