Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and the 2014 World Series of Poker for the Event #18: $10,000 Seven-Card Razz Championship!
Today marks a massive day for all the razz fans out there in the poker world. Today marks the first time since 2009 that there has been an increase in the buy-in for the razz tournament. It is also the first time that two razz events have been featured on the same World Series of Poker schedule since 1977. However, the biggest note to this tournament is that today's $10,000 buy-in is the biggest razz buy-in since the 2003 $5,000 Razz tournament won by Huck Seed for $71,500 over Phil Ivey (2nd), Ted Forrest (3rd) and John Juanda (4th) — and, yes, they only played four places that year.
The earlier Event #7: $1,500 Seven-Card Razz tournament was won by Ted Forrest for $121,196 after he defeated Phil Hellmuth heads-up to grab his sixth WSOP bracelet. A total of 352 players took to the felt to try their hand at the game in Event #7, but today will more likely resemble the big buy-in small-field type events of roughly 100 players that the WSOP has become accustomed to in these non-hold'em and Omaha tournaments. Here is a look at the big buy-in events from the series so far.
|#2||$25,000 Mixed Max No-Limit Hold'em||Vanessa Selbst ($871,148)||131|
|#5||$10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball||Tuan Le ($355,324)||120|
|#10||$10,000 Limit Omaha Hi-Low||Brock Parker ($443,407)||178|
|#13||$10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball||Paul Volpe ($253,524)||87|
|#18||$10,000 Seven-Card Razz||???||???|
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