Event #7: $1,500 Seven-Card Razz

The 1986 Main Event Champ is Showing a Little Razzle Dazzle

[user153638] • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante

Way back in 1986, Berry Johnston won the WSOP Main Event. He was a staple at Binion's Horseshoe before and after that win, and for the past ten years he has been a familiar face here at the Rio. Today Johnston is looking for his sixth gold bracelet and his first since 2001 when he won $83,810 for his victory in Event #13 $1,500 Razz. That's the same variant as today's tournament, so the veteran certainly knows how to win in this game.

In a recent hand, which we picked up on fourth street, Steven Wolansky bet 1,000 and Johnston called. The latter proceeded to call bets on both fifth and sixth, and then both players checked seventh.

Wolansky: {5-}{a-}{5-}{7-} / {j-}{8-}{a-}
Johnston: {7-}{4-}{7-}{4-} / {6-}{3-}{2-}

Despite having two pair showing, Johnston caught good on the river. He played it safe though with a check and was awarded the pot.

Chip Counts
Berry Johnston us 43,000 5,000
Steven Wolansky us 21,000 7,200

Tags: Steven WolanskyBerry Johnston