Event 18: $2,500 Seven Card Razz

Event Info

Preispool $702,975
Players 309

Level Info

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

Hellmuth Pulling Away

Phil Hellmuth{x-}{x-} / {9-}{9-}{3-}
Don Zewin{x-}{x-} / {8-}{8-}{k-}

Hellmuth brought it in, Zewin completed, and Hellmuth raised. Zewin called. Zewin check-called a bet on fourth street, then folded to a bet on fifth.

Hellmuth has a huge lead now, and can surely smell his twelfth bracelet.

Phil Hellmuth us 1,800,000 100,000
Don Zewin us 440,000 -50,000

Tags: Phil HellmuthDon Zewin

The Rich Get Richer


Brandon Cantu put out a bet on the turn and received a call from Phil Hellmuth before slowing down and checking fifth. Hellmuth took the opportunity to bet, which put Cantu in the tank for a solid minute. He eventually made the call only to check-folded to Hellmuth's bet on sixth. Per usual, Hellmuth showed him the goods.

Hellmuth: {2-}{8-} / {J-}{5-}{3-}{4-}
Cantu: (x-x) / {6-}{3-}{10-}{7-}

Phil Hellmuth us 1,700,000 530,000
Don Zewin us 415,000 -275,000
Brandon Cantu us 215,000 -460,000

Tags: Phil HellmuthBrandon Cantu

Scott Fischman Eliminated in 4th Place ($54,248)

Scott Fischman - 4th Place
Scott Fischman - 4th Place

Scott Fischman: {x-}{x-} / {6-}{9-}{a-}{10-} / {x-}
Brandon Cantu: {x-}{x-} / {8-} (FOLDED)
Don Zewin: {x-}{x-} / {5-}{4-}{5-}{a-} / {x-}

Cantu brought it in, Zewin completed, and Fischman raised. Only Zewin called. Fischman called a bet on fourth street, and when Zewin paired on fifth, Fischman led out. Zewin called, and Fischman bet all in on sixth. Zewin called.

Fischman: {4-}{2-}
Zewin: {6-}{2-}

Zewin was turned over a {10-} on seventh, so Fischman was drawing, but the {q-} did not improve his hand. Fischman was eliminated in fourth place, while Zewin moved into second on the chip counts.

Don Zewin us 690,000 215,000
Scott Fischman Ausgeschieden

Tags: Scott FischmanDon Zewin

"I Had You For a Minute"


Scott Fischman completed with a {2-} and received a call from the {4-} of Phil Hellmuth. The latter took the lead on the turn and fired out a bet, which Fischman called. The lead changed again on fifth, which saw Hellmuth call a bet from Fischman. Unfortunately for the "Poker Brat," he would pair on sixth and fold to a Fischman bet.

Hellmuth: (x-x) / {4-}{2-}{K-}{4-}
Fischman: (x-x) / {2-}{10-}{4-}{3-}

"Nice hand, Scott," Hellmuth said. "I had you for a minute."

Phil Hellmuth us 975,000 -125,000
Scott Fischman 300,000 96,000

Tags: Phil HellmuthScott Fischman



Mike Matusow was on the rail moments ago, and he and Phil Hellmuth had a short conversation. Hellmuth returned to his seat to play a hand, while Matusow went to talk with Hellmuth's wife Katherine.

Hellmuth{x-}{x-} / {2-}{7-}{k-}{8-} / {x-}
Don Zewin{x-}{x-} / {9-}{4-}{3-}{6-} / {x-}

Hellmuth completed, and Zewin called. Hellmuth led out on fourth street, Zewin called, and then Zewin made a better board on fifth. He led out on fifth, sixth, and seventh, and Hellmuth called all three bets.

Zewin rolled over {5-}{3-}{2-} for a sixty-five, and Hellmuth mucked.

"I'm superstitious," Matusow said to Hellmuth after the hand, and left.

Phil Hellmuth us 910,000 -221,000
Don Zewin us 815,000 257,000

Tags: Don ZewinPhil Hellmuth


Zewin Wins One

Phil Hellmuth{x-}{x-} / {4-}{5-}{a-}{a-} / {x-}
Don Zewin{x-}{x-} / {5-}{j-}{2-}{3-} / {x-}

Hellmuth completed with a {4-}, and Zewin called. Hellmuth led out on fourth and fifth street, Zewin called both bets, and on sixth, Hellmuth paired his ace. Zewin fired, and Hellmuth folded {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} face up.

Phil Hellmuth us 1,020,000 -220,000
Don Zewin us 480,000 120,000

Tags: Don ZewinPhil Hellmuth