Event #50: $1,500 Razz

Πληροφορίες Επιπέδου

Επίπεδο 28
Όρια 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000

Πληροφορίες Παικτών

Prize Pool $525,150
Event #50: $1,500 Razz
Ημέρα 3 ολοκληρώθηκε

Jay Kwon Wins Event #50: $1,500 Razz ($125,431)

• Επίπεδο 28: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Jay Kwon
Jay Kwon

Not many people would consider themselves a "Razz specialist," especially with the game not being easily accessible to play these days, but Jay Kwon is an exception. For Kwon, who had previously cashed in WSOP Razz tournaments in 2011 and 2016, his win ion Tuesday night cements his standing as a WSOP Razz champion.

"Razz is like my favorite game, and I feel like it's an underappreciated game and people get frustrated at it," Kwon said after his victory. "But I love the game and yeah, this means more to me than a lot of tournaments. I started playing it and it was really interesting, so I kind of got into it and just started playing it a lot. I'm somewhat of a Razz specialist."

Kwon received $125,431 for his accomplishment as well as a coveted gold WSOP bracelet. Poland's star Dzmitry Urbanovich finished in second place ($77,526), while renowned British mixed game specialist Adam Owen claimed bronze ($52,536). Start-of-the-day chipleader Kevin Iacofano finished in fifth place ($25,637).

Official Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPayout
1Jay KwonUnited States$125,431
2Dzmitry UrbanovichPoland$77,526
3Adam OwenUnited Kingdom$52,536
4Michael McKennaUnited States$36,324
5Kevin IacofanoUnited States$25,637
6Thomas TaylorCanada$18,477
7Jeff MitseffUnited States$13,605
8Jeanne DavidUnited States$10,240
9Kyle MontgomeryUnited States$7,881

Event #50: $1,500 Razz drew 389 players and after Day 1, only 118 players remained. At that point, Kwon was 56th in chips with a slightly above average stack. He immediately chipped up on Day 2, amassing one of the larger stacks in the room by the time the bubble was reached. By night's end, Kwon was in the middle of the pack of the final nine players, sitting fifth in chips entering the unofficial final table on Day 3. Kwon helped solidify his Day 3 standing by eliminating two-time bracelet winner David Singer in 12th place.

Kwon's path to victory at the final table was from smooth sailing, though, as after the first break he was sixth of the remaining seven players. At the second break, with just four players remaining, Kwon held less than four big bets and held less than 7% of the chips in play. Eventual third-place finisher Owen had more than half the chips in play at that point, but Razz is a game where the chips can be easy-come and easy-go.

Adam Owen
Mixed game specialist Adam Owen finished in 3rd place ($52,536)

"I could wait for a good hand as I ante'd down and just go with it and play good razz. I didn't have to panic and get it in with a bad hand. This is a tournament where the chipleader only has like 20 bets. I've won and lost 20 bets so many times in Razz. I've lost like 50 bets in one sitting. I've won 50 bets in one sitting. So I knew that anything could happen. I've caught breaks like that and went on runs like that, so I just calmed down and tried to give myself the best chance at doubling up. It looks like he has a big lead, but he only has like 10 bets more than me, which is like nothing. So that's what my mentality was."

After Owen exited in third place, Kwon began heads-up play against Polish prodigy Urbanovich with a slight chip lead. The battle was back-and-forth, with Urbanovich opening up about a 2.5:1 lead. However, Kwon battled back to take the lead and with the limits as big as they were, he closed it out shortly thereafter.

"Because it's so top heavy, the optimal strategy is to just go for the win."

Kwon did play to win, and he'll forever have a WSOP bracelet to remind him of that.

Heads Up: Dzmitry Urbanovich vs, Jay Kwon
Heads Up: Dzmitry Urbanovich vs, Jay Kwon

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Dzmitry Urbanovich Eliminated in 2nd Place ($77,526)

• Επίπεδο 28: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Dzmitry Urbanovich
Dzmitry Urbanovich

Jay Kwon: {X-}{X-} / {Q-}{9-}{7-}{6-}
Dzmitry Urbanovich: {X-}{X-} / {6-}{J-}{K-}{7-}

Jay Kwon was the bring in, Dzmitry Urbanovich completed and Kwon called.

Both checked on fourth street before Kwon bet on fifth street. Urbanovich tanked for a bit before he called, Kwon bet on sixth street, Urbanovich raised all in for 15,000 more and Kwon called.

Jay Kwon: {4-}{3-} / {Q-}{9-}{7-}{6-}
Dzmitry Urbanovich: {4-}{3-} / {6-}{J-}{K-}{7-}

Kwon was ahead with a nine-seven, while Urbanovich trailed with a jack-seven. Kwon caught a {Q-} on seventh street to remain at nine-seven, while Urbanovich turned over a meaningless {K-} to bust in second place.

Jay Kwon us 2,915,000 270,000
Dzmitry Urbanovich pl Αποχώρησε

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Urbanovich on Fumes

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Dzmitry Urbanovich completed and Jay Kwon called.

Dzmitry Urbanovich: {x-}{x-}/{6-}{A-}{5-}{Q-}/{x-}
Jay Kwon: {x-}{x-}/{9-}{J-}{6-}{3-}/{x-}

Urbanovich bet on fourth and fifth street and Kwon called both times. Both players checked on sixth, and they checked again on seventh.

Kwon showed down his {8-}{4-}{2-} and his eight-six low was good to take down the pot.

Jay Kwon us 2,645,000 430,000
Dzmitry Urbanovich pl 270,000 -430,000

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Kwon in Control

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Jay Kwon: {X-}{X-} / {10-}{A-}{5-}{8-} / {X-}
Dzmitry Urbanovich: {X-}{X-} / {9-}{3-}{K-}{2-} / {X-}

Jay Kwon was the bring in, Dzmitry Urbanovich completed and Kwon called.

Urbanovich check-called a bet on fourth street before calling bets from Kwon the rest of the way.

Kwon tabled {2-}{7-}{Q-} for an eight-seven, Urbanovich mucked and Kwon won the pot.

Jay Kwon us 2,215,000 520,000
Dzmitry Urbanovich pl 700,000 -520,000

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Kwon Back Ahead

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Dzmitry Urbanovich completed and Jay Kwon called over his bring it.

Dzmitry Urbanovich: {x-}{x-}/{7-}{2-}{4-}{K-}/{x-}
Jay Kwon: {x-}{x-}/{J-}{A-}{3-}{K-}/{x-}

On fourth Urbanovich bet and Kwon called. On fifth, Urbanovich bet and Kwon made it two bets. Urbanovich called. Both players checked on sixth and seventh and Urbanovich mucked when Kwon showed {3-}{5-}{6-} for a jack low.

Jay Kwon us 1,695,000 330,000
Dzmitry Urbanovich pl 1,220,000 -330,000

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Kwon's Turn to Bring it Back to Nearly Even

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Jay Kwon
Jay Kwon

Jay Kwon: {X-}{X-} / {4-}{5-}{8-}{2-} / {X-}
Dzmitry Urbanovich: {X-}{X-} / {2-}{5-}{9-}{K-} / {X-}

Jay Kwon was the bring in, Dzmitry Urbanovich completed and Kwon called.

Both checked on fourth street, Kwon bet with the better board on fifth street and Urbanovich raised. Kwon called, then bet sixth street. Urbanovich called and both players checked on seventh.

Kwon tabled {3-}{J-}{K-} for an eight-five and Urbanovich mucked.

Dzmitry Urbanovich pl 1,550,000 -375,000
Jay Kwon us 1,365,000 375,000

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Kwon Fights Back

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Jay Kwon completed and Dzmitry Urbanovich made it two bets over his bring in. Kwon called.

Jay Kwon: {x-}{x-}/{2-}{9-}{7-}{3-}/{x-}
Dzmitry Urbanovich: {x-}{x-}/{6-}{Q-}{8-}{9-}/{x-}

Kwon bet on fourth and Urbanovich called. On fifth, Kwon checked. Urbanovich bet and Kwon called. On sixth, Kwon bet and Urbanovich called. On seventh, Kwon bet and Urbanovich decided to call.

Kwon showed his {8-}{4-}{7-} for an eight-seven low. Urbanovich held on to his cards for a bit, but eventually mucked his hand, so Kwon took down the pot.

Dzmitry Urbanovich pl 1,925,000 -160,000
Jay Kwon us 990,000 160,000

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Urbanovich Extends

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Jay Kwon: {X-}{X-} / {Q-}{10-}{J-}{5-} - fold
Dzmitry Urbanovich: {X-}{X-} / {5-}{K-}{J-}{A-}

Jay Kwon was the bring in, Dzmitry Urbanovich completed and Kwon called.

Both checked on fourth street, Kwon bet on fifth street, Urbanovich raised and Kwon called to see sixth street where he check-folded to a bet from Urbanovich.

Dzmitry Urbanovich pl 2,085,000 170,000
Jay Kwon us 830,000 -170,000

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