Event #18: $10,000 Seven-Card Razz Championship
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Bringing Out the Big Guns in the Biggest Buy-In Razz Event Ever

[user68268] • Level 4: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The $10,000 Seven-Card Razz Championship here at the 2014 World Series of Poker marks the biggest buy-in razz tournament ever held, and the field represents some real poker greats as a top, but select, field of competitors has come out. Going back to 2000 prior to this year's WSOP, only one razz event has been held per year.

This year there is both a $1,500 razz tournament and this $10,000 one on the schedule.

While razz is often classified as a "boring" game by many, this field is certainly far from that. With players like the living legends Doyle Brunson and Billy Baxter, juggernaut Phil Ivey, superstar Daniel Negreanu, and two-time bracelet winner Jason Mercier, this field is far from boring. In the past, some very prominent poker players have won razz bracelets, and that can very much be expected this year with such a packed field due to the high buy-in.

Here's a look at all the WSOP razz champions dating back to the turn of the millennium:

YearBuy-inChampionPrizeEntrants
2014$1,500Ted Forrest$121,196352
2013$2,500Bryan Campanello$178,052301
2012$2,500Phil Hellmuth$182,793309
2011$2,500Rep Porter$210,615363
2010$2,500Frank Kassela$214,085365
2009$2,500Jeff Lisandro$188,390315
2008$1,500Barry Greenstein$157,643453
2007$1,500Katya Thater$132,653341
2006$1,500James Richburg$139,576409
2005$1,500O'Neil Longson$125,690291
2004$1,500TJ Cloutier$90,500195
2003$5,000Huck Seed$71,50030
2002$1,500Billy Baxter$64,860115
2001$1,500Berry Johnston$83,810144
2000$1,500Huck Seed$77,400129

Less than a week ago, Ted Forrest scooped up the $1,500 Seven-Card Razz title from this WSOP, defeating Phil Hellmuth in the process. By winning, Forrest joined the likes of Huck Seed, Gary “Bones” Berland, and Mike Hart as two-time razz bracelet winners. Hellmuth already has one razz bracelet and could join that club, but he'll have to wait for now as he still remains in the $3,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em across the room. Forrest is in the field already.