Event 26, Seven-Card Razz - Live Updates

Day 3 Live Updates

06/16/2008 (7 years ago)

Event 26 - The Bear Mauls Klodnicki!

Barry Greenstein
Barry can't contain his excitement!

The heads-up match between Chris Klodnicki and Barry Greenstein lasted nearly three hours. During that time there about five times when Klodnicki was down to the felt and rebounded back. At one point Klodnicki had battled back from an all in to get back to even with Greenstein.

Near the end, Klodnicki asked the floor man for two cupholders. Moments later a cocktail waitress appeared with two margaritas and put one on either side. Win or lose, one thing was for sure, it was tequila time!

In the end no amount of cocktails would have made a difference. Greenstein remained focused the entire time and the only time he looked the least bit shaken was when he had made trips on fifth street. Klodnicki laughed at the sickness of the situation and started for his chips. Greenstein folded before Klodnicki even had a chance to pick up his chips.

The final hand occured when Klodnicki got all in on third street. Greenstein held A-4-9 to Klodnicki's A-K-3. The cards were dealt out and by seventh Greenstein was showing A-4-4-9-9-J to Klodnicki's A-3-6-8-K-K. Greenstein turned over a 7 to give him a A-4-7-9-J. Klodnicki could have survived yet another all in if he turned up a 2, 4, 7, 9, T, or J for the win. Instead it was 3! Klodnicki's best/worst hand was A-3-6-8-K which was not good enough.

Chris Klodnicki cashed for $97,389 + 2 margaritas while Barry Greenstein took home $157,619 for his wint. Greenstein did what anybody would have done right after winning a bracelet. He took off and immediately ran off! He was still in the Limit Hold'em Tournament and needed to go see what he could do with his $11,000 remaining chips.

Level
12
Ante
300
Average Stack
$1,359,000
Players Left
1
Tables Left
1
06/15/2008 (7 years ago)

Event 26 - Heads Up!

The Razz tournament has reached heads-up status. Greenstein is up over a million in chips and Klodnicki is hovering around the $200,000 mark. The Bear is potentially just one hand away from winning bracelet number three, while Klodnicki will need some serious luck in order to catch the cards he needs to mount a comeback. Whatever happens, it should be soon! With the limits so high ($30,000/$60,000) massive chip leads can change hands in seconds.

What Would You Do For A Klodnicki Double Up?

Chris Klodniki managed to double up when he got all in against Greenstein on fourth street. Klodniki and Greenstein were both showing queens with Barry's Q-8 being slightly in the lead of Klodniki's Q-9. They got all in and turned up the cards. Greenstein had a pair of deuces and Kodniki had 2-4 underneath. Klodniki didn't have to wait long because Barry made two pair by sixth and was drawing dead.

Has What Is Known As The Wheel

After battling back from almost nothing, Klodnicki eliminated Chris Viox. In a breathtaking hand, Klodnicki had gotten Viox all in. Viox had A-2-4-6-7 by seventh street. Klodnicki held 2-3-4-5 and needed a six or a seven to win the hand. Klodnicki looked at his down card and flipped over an ace! He had made the stone cold nuts on the river to eliminate Viox and get heads up against Barry Greenstein.

Bored To Death?

"Heads up Razz isn't that exciting," Klodnicki said to Greenstein just a few hands into the match. If playing heads up for a WSOP bracelet, with a chip deficit, against one of the best in the world doesn't get your blood pumping than it's time to check your pulse to see if you have one at all. Is there a doctor in the house?

Level
21
Ante
3000
Average Stack
$679,500
Players Left
2
Tables Left
1
06/15/2008 (7 years ago)

Event 26 - And... Break!

The Razz players decided to take a shorter than scheduled dinner break. They will be returning in 30 minutes. The Bear is looking good, having more than combined total of his opponents. Chris Klodnicki managed to double through Chris Viox a few minutes before the break when his 8-6 just barely beat Viox's 7-8.

The Top Ten Three

chipcounts courtesy of www.worldseriesofpoker.com

The BeeGee $895,000 
Chris Klodnicki
$241,000
Chris Viox
$229,000

 

Level
20
Ante
2000
Average Stack
$453,000
Players Left
3
Tables Left
1
06/15/2008 (7 years ago)

Event 26 - A Little Sleepy Right Now

The action in the Razz final has ground to a halt. Still three handed we have seen a series of pots stolen before fourth street with the lowest card out there betting into the bring-in and everyone around the felt only too happy to fold.

Barry Greenstein has slightly increased his lead ($725,000) over Chris Voix ($340,000) and Chris Klodnicki ($300,000), but neither is headed anywhere right now.

Should play run another hour past now there are plans to take a dinner break. In the meantime we will pray for a little action!

Level
20
Ante
2000
Average Stack
$453,000
Players Left
3
Tables Left
1
06/15/2008 (7 years ago)

Event 26 - Three Way Jam

Three way action at the final table has deteriorated to the point where it seems it's two guys named Chris shaking they're heads as a man named Barry keeps betting into them.

Although play has tightened substantially, Barry Greenstein looks like the only one lucky enough to keep drawing low cards as he's won a number of medium to small sized pots putting the pressure on both Chris Viox and Chris Klodnicki while they continue to draw faces.

The way things stand right now it's Greenstein with close to $600k, Viox with under $500,000 and Klodnicki facing a deficit with around $200,000.

Meanwhile Barry's son Joe Sebock is now railing the Bear hoping to catch a glimpse of the man's third WSOP bracelet win and freind and PL.com blogger Liz Lieu just dropped by to support Barry as well.

Level
20
Ante
2000
Average Stack
$453,000
Players Left
3
Tables Left
1
06/15/2008 (7 years ago)

Event 26 - Just Three Remain

We're down to three and Barry Greenstein has switched gears turning up the heat and getting paid of by both Chris Voix and Chris Klodnicki after making a series of low hands that had his opponent's drawing too thin to mention.

Michael Mucked (6th)

The man with two first names, Joseph Michael, bcame our sixth place finisher after locking horns with Chris Voix.

Mark Tenner completed with a 4 showing and after hris Viox called showing a 7 reraised with his own 7. Tenner let it go, but Viox reraised. Michael pushed in and it was on.

Voix had A-7-5 and was ahead over Michael's 7-6-4. Once fourth to seventh streets came out Voix had an eight low which outpipped Michael's nine low.

The $25,661 prize for sixth should help ease the frustration of being outdrawn.

Leeds Leaves (5th)

Brandon Leeds got the last of his chips in against Chris Viox, but could not outdraw him.

Voix made a six low and although Leeds had a shot on sventh to tie it was not to be.

He'll grab $33,081 for a fabulous fifth place finish.

Tenner Tanned (4th)

A shortstacked Mark Tenner got all his chips in the middle looking to double up against Chris Klodnicki. Unfortunately for him, Klodnicki went perfect-perfect on sixth and seventh street to make a six low and send Tenner to the rail in fourth.

He'll cash $43,284 for fourth.

The final three includes Voix with in $450k in chips, Klodnicki with $150,000 and Greenstein now sitting on $700k.

Level
20
Ante
2000
Average Stack
$453,000
Players Left
3
Tables Left
1
06/15/2008 (7 years ago)

Event 26 - And Still There Are Six

Things remain as they were with six players left in the hunt for WSOP Razz Gold. Barry Greenstein has had a bi of a tough go of things lately but it's been the exact opposite for Chris Klodnicki who grabbed the lead moments ago.

After losing a decent size pot to then chip leader Chris Voix, Barry Greenstein quickly found another way to lose a ton of chips.

For some reason, Barry called all the way down to seventh street showing A-Q-9-7 facing Chris Klodnicki's 5-4-3-2. Klodnicki kept betting and Greenstein finally folded on the end when he was obviously beat.

He's was down to just $160,000 and falling fast before he picked up a pot and righted the ship a little. Meanhwile, Klodnicki has gone from zero to hero building himself a slight chip lead over Voix.

Here's how they stack up according to WorldSeriesOfPoker.com:

Chris Klodnicki $372,000
Chris Voix
$325,000
Mark Tenner
$260,000
Barry Greenstein
$215,000
Brandon Leeds $98,000
Joseph Michaal
$65,000
Level
19
Ante
2000
Average Stack
$226,500
Players Left
6
Tables Left
1
06/15/2008 (7 years ago)

Event 26 - Another One Bites The Felt

The Razz final is now down to six and things are moving right along at a regular Razz pace. Chris Voix continues to lead and it's a lead that's growing creating a little space between he and Barry Greenstein in second right now.

Klodnicki Katches

Chris Klodnicki was drawing against Joseph Michael for his tournament life and doubled up when he made a nine low easily bating Michael's hand full of pairs and face cards.

Karas Kut (7th)

Archie Karas has been eliminated in 7th Place  and will cash $19,478 after Brandon Leeds sent him packing Karas made an eight low, but it wasn't enough to best Leeds' six low and we are down to six.

Here's the chip counts according to WorldSeriesOfPoker.com:

Chris Voix $369,000 
Barry Greenstein
$264,000
Mark Tenner
$250,000
Joseph Michael
$200,000
Chris Klodnicki
$160,000
Brandon Leeds
$150,000
  
Level
19
Ante
2000
Average Stack
$226,500
Players Left
6
Tables Left
1
06/15/2008 (7 years ago)

Event 26 - There's a Piper Down!

Chris Voix retains his lead in the early going here and we are now down to seven. Barry Greenstein remains hot on Voix’s heels and the action should begin heating up as we move into the deeper levels.

Wattel Wasted (8th)

A short stacked Mike Wattel became a no stacked Mike Wattel just moments ago when he got in a three way pot with Chris Voix and Barry Greenstein.

By fifth street Wattel had paired up and began motioning to the rail that he was a dead duck. Greenstein, who had been betting the whole way and getting called down by Voix, checked on seventh street and let his displeaseure with Wattel be known when Voix led out.

Showing a nine low on the board, eventually Barry called, but mucked his hole cards when Voix flashed the wheel.

Wattel will pick up $16,386 and a lesson in poker etiquette from The Bear.

Here’s the chip counts according to WorldSeriesOfPoker.com:

Chris Voix $359,500 
Barry Greenstein 
$322,000
Brandon Leeds
$206,500
Joseph Michael
$155,000
Mark Tenner
$108,500
Chris Klodnicki $105,000
Archie Karas
$25,000

 

Level
1
Blinds
50/100
Average Stack
$194,143
Players Left
7
Tables Left
1
06/15/2008 (7 years ago)

Event 26 - The Razz Final

We are just a few minutes away from the Razz final and this should be a good one.

Illinois native Chris Voix has the chip lead sitting on $359,500 and everybody else is chasing one of the biggest names in the game as Barry Greenstein is second in chips with $243,000.

Mike Watell is on the short stack and Brandon Leeds, Joseph Michael, Archie Karas, Chris Klodnicki and Mark Tenner are somewhere in between.

It's just about time to play a little seven-card stud worse hand wins for a WSOP Bracelet and a $157,619 first place prize so stick with PL.com from start to finish and take good notes. You may be tested on this material in the final.

Level
1
Blinds
50/100
Average Stack
$169,875
Players Left
8
Tables Left
1

Event Information

Event Name
Event 26, Seven-Card Razz
Venue
Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
Date
2008-06-13
Final Day
2008-06-15
Buy In
$1,500
Entrants
453
Prize Pool
$622,440
First Prize
$158,659

Event Winner

Player Prize Money
1 Barry Greenstein $158,659
2 Chris Klodnicki $98,034
3 Chris Viox $59,132
4 Mark Tenner $43,571
5 Brandon Leeds $33,301

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