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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 18: $2,500 Seven Card Razz


Young Hellmuth Has Arrived

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6 • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Phil Hellmuth's wife, Katherine, has been known to sweat her husband when he makes a deep run. Today is no different as she has been watching the action from the get go. She recently received some company when their oldest son, Phillip III, joined her on the rail.

"There he is," Hellmuth exclaimed with excitement from the rail before getting up to embrace his son.

Jeff Mervis Eliminated in 14th Place ($8,780)

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6 • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Jeff Mervis - 14th Place.
Jeff Mervis - 14th Place.

Unfortunately we missed the action, but according to the tournament director, Jeff "Never Nervous" Mervis was eliminated in 14th place.

Chris Viox Eliminated in 15th Place ($7,135)

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6
Chris Viox
Chris Viox

Chirs Viox brought it in with a {K-} and Gerald Ringe completed with {5-}. Brendan Taylor made the call as did Viox, and then Taylor fired out after taking the lead on the turn. Ringe and Viox called, with the latter committing the rest of his chips. Another bet by Taylor on fifth street drove Ringe from the hand and the cards were tabled.

Taylor: {A-}{9-} / {2-}{Q-}{4-}{6-} / {8-}
Viox: (x-x) / {K-}{10-}{9-}(x) / (x)

Viox realized he was in bad shape, and after sixth street he knew he was drawing dead. He mixed up his cards so that we weren't able to piece together what he had, but the result was the same. Viox has been eliminated in 15th place and will take home $7,135 for his efforts.

Chip Counts
Chris Viox Busted

Dan O'Brien Eliminated in 16th Place ($7,135)

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6
Dan O'Brien (Day 2) - eliminated.
Dan O'Brien (Day 2) - eliminated.

Dan O'Brien: {x-}{x-} / {8-}{6-}{q-}
David Rosenau: {x-}{x-} / {5-}{3-}{k-}

Scott Abrams brought it in with a {k-}, O'Brien called with an {8-}, and Rosenau completed with a {5-}. The action folded back to O'Brien, who called. O'Brien called another bet on fourth street, then led out on fifth. Rosenau raised, and O'Brien was all in. The cards were opened.

O'Brien: {a-}{5-}
Rosenau: {10-}{2-}

O'Brien paired on sixth when he was dealt an {a-}, and Rosenau improved to a ten-nine with a {9-}. Rosenau caught a queen on seventh, and we missed O'Brien's card because he quickly mucked. He obviously couldn't beat Rosenau's hand though, and is our 16th-place finisher in Event 18.

Chip Counts
David Rosenau 105,000 -15,000 neg
Dan O'Brien Busted

"Slow Down Over There"

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6

Just before Level 20 began, Barry Greenstein and Brendan Taylor were heads up heading to fourth street.

Greenstein {x-}{x-} / {7-}{9-}{3-}
Taylor {x-}{x-} / {2-}{7-}{4-}

Taylor led out on fourth, Greenstein called, and Taylor led again on fifth. Greenstein tanked a bit before folding, and Taylor raked in another pot,

"Slow down over there," Michael Chow said after the hand.

Taylor smiled. "I couldn't win a pot over at the other table."

Chip Counts
Brendan Taylor 295,000 35,000 pos
Barry Greenstein 130,000 -45,000 neg

Level 20 started

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6


Taylor Takes a Bite Out of the Pi Master

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6

After the {K-} brought it in, Chris Viox just called with his {3-}. Brendan Taylor then completed, the bring-in folded and Viox came along for the ride. Viox proceeded to check-call a bet on the turn before calling Taylor's bet on fifth. The latter continued to bet on sixth and seventh, with Viox calling both streets.

Taylor: (x-x) / {4-}{8-}{2-}{J-} / (x) ({7-}{6-}{5-})
Viox: (x){2-} / {3-}{8-}{Q-}{A-} / (Ax}

Taylor's 7-6-5-4-2 was good enough to take down the pot and leave Viox with just a stack of 48,000.

Chip Counts
Brendan Taylor 260,000 48,000 pos
Chris Viox 53,000 -48,000 neg

Updated Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Phil Hellmuth 355,000 30,000 pos
Brandon Cantu 300,000 1,500 pos
Don Zewin 213,000 97,500 pos
Brendan Taylor 212,000 -76,500 neg
Barry Greenstein 175,000 80,500 pos
Scott Fischman 160,000 80,000 pos
Scott Abrams 143,000 50,000 pos
Jeff Misteff 136,000 -31,000 neg
David Rosenau 120,000 -29,000 neg
Chris Viox 101,000 -69,000 neg
Jared Bleznick 90,000 -1,500 neg
Michael Chow 75,000 -108,000 neg
Gerald Ringe 69,000 14,500 pos
Jeff Mervis 62,000 -49,500 neg
Dan O'Brien 61,000 27,000 pos
Calvin Anderson 45,000 -5,000 neg

Two Table Redraw

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6 • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 1,500 ante

Table 447

Seat Player Chips
1 Phil Hellmuth 355,000
2 Barry Greenstein 175,000
3 Brendan Taylor 212,000
4 Calvin Anderson 45,000
5 Jared Bleznick 90,000
6 Michael Chow 75,000
7 Chris Viox 101,000
8 Gerald Ringe 69,000

Table 448

Seat Player Chips
1 Jeff Mervis 62,000
2 Scott Abrams 143,000
3 Jeff Misteff 136,000
4 Dan O’Brien 61,000
5 Brandon Cantu 300,000
6 David Rosenau 120,000
7 Scott Fischman 160,000
8 Don Zewin 213,000

Chris "Fox" Wallace Eliminated in 17th Place ($5,904)

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6
Chris Wallace - eliminated.
Chris Wallace - eliminated.

Chris "Fox" Wallace: {x-}{x-} / {8-}{9-}{7-}
Phil Hellmuth: {x-}{x-} / {a-}{8-}{7-}

When we reached the table, Wallace and Hellmuth were heads up on fifth street, and after a series of bets and raises, Wallace was all in.

Wallace: {4-}{2-}
Hellmuth: {7-}{5-}

Both players bricked on sixth - Wallace was dealt a {10-}, which didn't improve his hand, and Hellmuth paired his {8-}. On seventh street, as a courtesy, Hellmuth flipped his down card face up. Unfortunately for Wallace, it was a {3-}, giving Hellmuth an eighty-seven low, and the best hand.

Wallace's down card was a {j-}, and he was eliminated from the tournament. Congratulations to Fox, who is the author of a daily blog about the WSOP and other happenings in poker. A 17th-place finish at the WSOP and $5,904 is nothing to scoff at.

Chip Counts
Phil Hellmuth 325,000 37,500 pos
Chris Wallace Busted
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Events List


Winner Phil Hellmuth
Winning Hand xAx4xAx2xJx4x10
Prize 182,793

Level Info

Level 28
Limits 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 702,975