In what turned out to be a tough heads up contest between two poker greats, Ted Forrest and Phil Helmuth saw the latter denied a piece of history at the Event #7: $1500 Seven Card Razz of the 2014 World Series of Poker(WSOP) today. While the ‘Poker Brat’ fell short of a record 14th WSOP Bracelet, Forrest also wrote the record books of sorts by winning a 6th Gold Bracelet. Capturing the Event 7 after a long battle with Helmuth which extended way into Day 3, Forrest won $121,196 and joined the club of Double Razz Bracelet Winners.
Event 7 had started with 352 players vying for the title creating a prize pool of $475,200. At the end of 3 days, it was two Razz specialists looking to mark their supremacy in the Event. Both Helmuth and Forrest were looking for a second Razz title to join the elite club of Double Bracelet Winners in Seven Card Razz including poker pros like Huck Seed, Gary “Bones” Berland, and Mike Hart.
The top 40 finishers made the money, including the likes of 1986 world champion Berry Johnston (39th), Matthew Waxman (19th), and 1996 world champion Huck Seed (12th).
The Final Results of the 2014 WSOP Event 7: $1,500 Seven Card Razz:
Earlier in the day in Event #6, Alex Bolotin won his first gold Bracelet overcoming a packed 948 player field in the $1,500 NLHE Shootout tourney. He won $260,000 by defeating Dimitar Danchev in heads up battle. This Shootout had 3 rounds of poker and on Day 1, players lined up at eight and nine-handed tables with 112 advancing into the money and the second round. The second round had 12 tables with the winners of each table advancing to the third and final round of play. The players began at two six-handed tables, then combined to an unofficial final table once they got down to ten players.
Several notables who finished in Round 2 and ITM include bracelet winner Josh Pollock (119th), Allen Kessler (106th), Greg Merson (99th), Jason DeWitt (89th), Mike Matusow (77th), Joseph Cheong (67th), David “Bakes” Baker (45th), Chris Tryba (30th), and Shannon Shorr (27th).
Here are the final table results for the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Shootout:
1st: Alex Bolotin – $259,211
2nd: Dimitar Danchev – $160,410
3rd: Jon Lane- $100,239
4th: Josh Arieh – $72,846
5th: Steven Loube – $53,777
6th: Douglas Foster – $40,314
7th: David Trager – $30,664
8th: Shawn Busse – $23,638
9th: Maxx Coleman – $18,468