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

Butzhammer Leads Razz Championship Into Day 2

Thomas Butzhammer

Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and the 2014 World Series of Poker for Day 2 of Event #18: $10,000 Seven-Card Razz Championships!

Late Friday afternoon, 112 players took to the felt to partake in the biggest Razz buy-in tournament ever and also the second time since 1977 two Razz tournaments were run during the series.

Along the way Michael and Robert Mizrachi, Billy Baxter, Todd Brunson, Chris Tryba, Calvin Anderson, Josh Arieh, Shawn Buchanan, John Hennigan and Phil Ivey all were eliminated as just 74 players would reach the bag and tag phase.

Leading the field into today's battle is German Thomas Butzhammer who bagged an impressive 141,300 in chips to be just ahead of Todd Dakake (136,400) as the only two players in the six-figure club. Here is how the top ten chip stacks rank:

PlayerChip Count
Thomas Butzhammer141,300
Todd Dakake136,400
Brian Hastings92,700
Eric Rodawig81,700
Bill Chen81,200
Brent Keller77,600
Mike Gorodinsky77,100
Roland Israelashvili76,700
Dan Shak74,100
Brandon Cantu73,000

Bracelet winners Brandon Shack-Harris, Naoya Kihara, Daniel Negreanu, Jonathan Duhamel, Jason Mercier, David Bach, Scott Clements, Barry Greenstein and Jeff Lisandro are just a few of the big names still remaining in this highly stacked field.

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be providing extensive live coverage from 2:00 p.m. (PDT) as we look to play down to firstly the money, and then hopefully the final table. Stay tuned right here to PokerNews.com for Day 2 of the Seven-Card Razz Championship live from the 2014 World Series of Poker!

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