Event #18: $10,000 Seven-Card Razz Championship

David Bach Hoping to Finally Capture Razz Gold

David Bach

Welcome to PokerNews' Day 3 coverage of Event #18: $10,000 Seven-Card Razz Championship,

A total of 112 players participated in the largest buy-in for a Razz tournament in poker history and after two days and 15 levels, only 12 remain. First place is set at $294,792 and leading the way into Day 3 is David Bach with 565,000.

After a fourth-place finish in the $1,500 buy-in Razz event last week and a runner-up showing in last year's $2,500 Razz affair, Bach is looking to finally capture that elusive Razz victory and his second World Series of Poker bracelet. Second in chips is Event 3 winner Brandon Shack-Harris with 369,000 and he is followed by none other than Daniel Negreanu with 340,000. Negreanu is looking for redemption after his runner-up showing in Event 13 just days ago. The remaining field is also flush with poker skill, making this anyone's game.

Here is the Day 3 seating:

TableSeatNameChip Count
4501--empty-- --
4502Todd Barlow261,000
4503Brian Hastings194,000
4504Dan O'Brien337,000
4505Thomas Butzhammer171,000
4506Naoya Kihara179,000
4507--empty-- --
4508David Bach565,000
4461Todd Dakake317,000
4462--empty-- --
4463Yuval Bronshtein221,000
4464Daniel Negreanu340,000
4465George Danzer286,000
4466--empty-- --
4467Brandon Shack-Harris369,000
4468Roland Israelashvili121,000

Play is scheduled to resume at 2 p.m. and will most likely play down to a winner, so be sure to keep it here to see who captures the gold bracelet!

Tags: Brandon Shack-HarrisDaniel NegreanuDavid Bach