Sunday, July 1, 2018

Calvin Anderson Wins Second Gold Bracelet in 2018 WSOP Razz Championship

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Calvin Anderson Wins Second Gold Bracelet in 2018 WSOP Razz Championship

Calvin Anderson added last night a second WSOP gold bracelet to his collection of poker trophies after besting the record field of this year’s $10,000 Razz Championship. His gold piece was accompanied by a nice payout of $309,220.

Anderson claimed his first WSOP title back in 2014 when he took down the $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better. Aside from an adventurous and quite successful live poker career, the player has also made a name for himself as an online poker specialist.

Talking about his success both on the live and virtual felt, Anderson said last night that his positivity has always helped him in every aspect of his life, including his career as a poker player.

The player bested a record Razz Championship field to capture his second piece from the WSOP. The tournament attracted 119 entries this year, a significant improvement from last year’s 97-strong field. James Obst took down that field in 2017. The player attempted to defend his title over the past few days, but eventually went out in 16th place.

The event was played over four days. The prize pool of $1,118,600 was split among the top 18 finishers. Six-time gold bracelet winner Chris Ferguson became the unfortunate bubble boy after busting in 19th place on Day 2 of the tournament.

Final Days of Action

The Razz Championship was scheduled as a three-day event, but action extended into a fourth day as players could not determine the winner until late on Day 3. The third day of action kicked off with 13 players still in contention. However, it took a relatively short time before the unofficial final table was set. It was also not long before the official final table of eight was determined.

The final eight included both multiple-time gold bracelet winners such as John Hennigan, who boasts five pieces, and Frank Kassela with three pieces, and players who were aiming for their first title from the series such as Polish poker superstar Dzmitry Urbanovich.

The field was eventually reduced to just Anderson and Kassela. Anderson headed into heads-up as the chip leader, but his experienced opponent quickly managed to erase the gap and eventually step forward. The two players battled it out for four levels on Day 3 of the event to exchange the chip lead multiple times.

With play going on late into the night, organizers decided to extend the tournament by an additional day during which the two players would determine the champion.

Anderson was the chip leader when action resumed at the host casino Saturday afternoon. And it did not take long before he sealed the deal. The player won a massive pot on the fourth hand the day, leaving Kassela with just 60,000 chips. It was all over the three-time gold bracelet winner just a hand later. Finishing as the runner-up, the player collected $191,111.

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