Page 1 of 2$1,500 Limit Razz O'Neil Longson Wins!
by Amy Calistri
Final Table Placings:
1 O'Neil Longson Las Vegas, NV USA $TBC
And we have a bracelet winner....O'Neil Longson brought it home.
Friday, 01st of July 2005 07:01 AM
I'm sorry for the delay....but I had to break back into the media room.
Friday, 01st of July 2005 06:44 AM
Al Barbeiri finishes in 3rd place for $42,165.
Sorry - lost the internet on the last submission - so let me try again.
Al loses a big hand to Bruno when his 9/6 is edged out by Bruno's 8/6. This puts Barbeiri in a very vulnerable position. Al eventually goes up against O'Neil, but Barbeiri can only pull off a T/7 against Longsons 8/6.
We're taking a 15 minute break. And when we go back at it, O'Neil will be in the enviable position of having Bruno outchipped by about a 3-1 margin.
Friday, 01st of July 2005 05:08 AM
Al managed to scrape a few small pots to build up a bit. But Fitoussi has seen it go the other way in a hurry, losing two big hands to Longson. The first hand went to the river with O'Neil's 9/8 holding up. And Bruno folded the next hand on seventh street, with O'Neil showing 642K and Bruno showing 8544.
Friday, 01st of July 2005 04:43 AM
Al Barbieri takes a big hit on a hand that starts with three way action, but settles in between Al and O'Neil. Al is the aggressor up until 6th street with 58A9. When he checks on 6th, O'Neil bets out with 7T62 showing. Al thinks long and out loud. "You haven't been the aggressor all night. Did you pair that duece? Are you trying to outplay me? I don't think I'm going to let you." Al finally calls O'Neil's 6th and 7th street bets. O'Neil shows a 7/6 and Al mucks with "good hand." Barbieri is now close to the felt.
Friday, 01st of July 2005 03:14 AM
Bruno Fitoussi has been pretty successful slowly coaxing the chips from O'Neil Longson. And perhaps O'Neil has realized that stamina may become an issue as he asked the TD if they could shorten the levels. But the answer was a definitive "no" and they play on.
Friday, 01st of July 2005 02:30 AM
Al Barbieri suddenly has a twinkle in his eye. He was even singing...and I'm pretty sure it was, "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas." O'Neil still has the chip lead on Bruno and Al, but O'Neil is starting to look a little winded. It's been a long two days, and stamina may indeed become a factor. And it seems like Al has suddenly figured that out. Of course Bruno is now being sweated by the charming Isabelle Mercier. And who would want to let Isabelle down:)
Friday, 01st of July 2005 02:14 AM
Archie Karas finishes 4th, taking down $30,120 for his efforts.
Archie Karas was short stacked and was pretty sure he had a winner. He got it all in on seventh street when his 7/6/5/3 is bested by Longson's 7/6/5/2....ewwww.
Friday, 01st of July 2005 01:59 AM
The players are on break. And I guess I'm thinking it as a good idea that they made this a two day event. Even at two days, we're in for the long haul tonight.
Friday, 01st of July 2005 01:52 AM
We have a big one. Bruno Fitoussi and Archie Karas get involved. No one looks particularly strong on 7th street whe Bruno is showing a K5T6 vs Archie's 9T29. Bruno glares at Archie for over a minute and then checks. Archie fires one out. Bruno again goes into glare mode...and raises. Archie calls. Brunos shows off a stunning (considering) 8/6. Archie mucks. This was a big loss for Karas.
Friday, 01st of July 2005 01:34 AM
The folding continues....and continues.
Friday, 01st of July 2005 01:18 AM
Archie Karas tangles with Bruno Fitoussi this time. Bruno reluctantly calls the seventh street bet. Bruno is showing 8384 while Archie has A2JJ. Archie shows down a pretty 6/5 to take the pot.
Friday, 01st of July 2005 01:13 AM
Archie Karas has been getting close to the felt. But he's had a couple of skirmishes with Al Barbieri, where Al's had to give up the hunt on 4th and 5th streets. So Archie hangs on.
Friday, 01st of July 2005 01:03 AM
O'Neil Longson scores a 53K pot with an 8/7 vs Bruno Fitoussi's (verbal) 9/6. Bruno had a 2A9T showing vs. O'Neil's A67T.
Friday, 01st of July 2005 12:42 AM
Archie Karas decides to make a stand and calls Bruno Fitoussi's raise. Archie is showing a 9 to Bruno's 3. Archie get's it all in on 4th street. Archie Karas makes a 9/6 to Bruno's K/T.
Barbieri get's a little back when he gets Longson to fold one on 5th street, betting with 826 against Longson's 56Q.
Friday, 01st of July 2005 12:30 AM
We have an altercation between Al Barbieri and Bruno Fitoussi. Bruno raises on third street with a 5, and Al re-raises with a 7. They go all the way to the river and Al's 9/7 is no match for Bruno's 8/5. This was approximately a 70K pot.
Friday, 01st of July 2005 12:17 AM
We're back from a 15 minute break. The current stacks are:
Thursday, 30th of June 2005 11:54 PM
Well we've hit the razz wall. There are really no short stacks, and nothing much is being seen past 3rd or 4th street. So we're hanging in.
Thursday, 30th of June 2005 11:19 PM
Mike Wattel finishes in 5th, taking home $24,900.
Mike Wattel was fighting the bricks most of the final table. He held on for about as long as you can in Razz with a lot of faces staring back at you.
Thursday, 30th of June 2005 10:46 PM
Longson's been keeping up the heat. Initially from the short stack. But now with more material to work with. An interersting hand came when he switched to being the aggressor on seventh street with 4QQT showing when Fitoussi decided to slow up on his exposed 7KQ7. Fitoussi folded.
Thursday, 30th of June 2005 10:19 PM
Longson stays alive when his last chip goes in on seventh street against Fitoussi. O'Neil shows an 8/7 against Bruno's 9/T.
Thursday, 30th of June 2005 10:13 PM
Al Barbieri takes Archie to seventh street. Al show a 7/5. Archie mucks with 6Q38 exposed.
Thursday, 30th of June 2005 10:08 PM
Mickey Wernick is our 6th place finisher, taking home $19,675.
Mickey Wernick runs into a tough last hand....his 9/8/6 losing to Archie's 9/8/5.
Thursday, 30th of June 2005 09:54 PM
Bruno Fitoussi takes a hand to seventh against Micky Wernick...and now Mickey is the short stack, fighting for survival.
Thursday, 30th of June 2005 09:51 PM
Larry Cesareo finishes 7th and takes home $15,660.
Larry Cesareo feels the pinch of the short stack and puts himself all in. Ultimately his 9/T is no match for Archie Karas' 9/6.
Thursday, 30th of June 2005 09:44 PM
First hand back from the break and Al Barbieri takes Archie Karas all the way to seventh street, showing 4K5K....and dispalys the wheel....it don't get much better than that.
Thursday, 30th of June 2005 08:14 PM
The players are breaking for dinner and will be back at 9:30pm
Thursday, 30th of June 2005 08:06 PM
MIke Wattel takes a nice hand from Al Barbieri. Wattel shows down an 8/6. Al mucks, with an exposed A87T.
Thursday, 30th of June 2005 08:01 PM
Fitoussi returns the favor by getting Cesareo to fold to his seventh street bet. Bruno showing A85k, Larry showing 227Q.
Thursday, 30th of June 2005 07:54 PM
Kamoei finishes in 8th for $11,245
Hassan Kamoei's 8/6 falls to Larry Cesareo's 8/4 and we are down to 7. Hassan was all in on 5th street but Fitoussi was along for the ride until the 7th street bet by Cesareo. So it was a nice pot for Larry.
Thursday, 30th of June 2005 07:34 PM
Archie Karas strikes first blood and takes a heads up hand against Longson with a Q/8 vs a K/9
Thursday, 30th of June 2005 07:29 PM
And te final table starts with:
Seat 1: Larry Cesareo 40.0K
Seat 2: Mickey Wernick 39.5K
Seat 3: Bruno Fitoussi 73.0K
Seat 4: Mike Wattel 75.0K
Seat 5: Hassan Kamoei 11.5K
Seat 6: Al Barbieri 70.0K
Seat 7: "Archie Karas" 79.5K
Seat 8: O'Neil Longson 34.0K
Thursday, 30th of June 2005 06:46 PM
Blair Rodman went out in 10th. And Randy Holland had no luck parlaying a small stack. A few back to back bring-ins with a face, and any ace accompanied by two kings, he had little to work with. Holland ended up our 9th place finished. And we have a final table.
They will be taking a 15 minute break. And we will bring you are final table starting stacks shortly.
Thursday, 30th of June 2005 06:07 PM
We've lost Vinny Vinh and Paul Vinci. Bruno Fitoussi may have pulled into the chip lead when his 9/8 took down Vinci.
I estimate Fitoussi with about 65K. But Mike Wattel and Al Barbieri also seem to be holding on to a 55-60K stack. And at these levels, one hand can change destinies.
Thursday, 30th of June 2005 05:35 PM
Frank Henderson was getting close to the felt and put it in with J65. Unfortunately Henderson made 4's over Jacks against Mickey Wernick's ten. Frank takes home $4,820.
Mike Wattel scored a nice hand when his 8/5 is good against Blair Rodman's 8/7.
Thursday, 30th of June 2005 05:19 PM
Marco Traniello's run came to an end at the hands of Hassan Komoei. And minutes later, Jen Creason was dropped by Mickey Wernick. Both receive $3,615 for their performance.
Thursday, 30th of June 2005 05:08 PM
John Kim finishes in 18th. And Philipp Penn quickly followed, when he failed to beat Wattel's K/7. With 16 players left, we have entered the next tier in the payout schedule. And the players are currently redrawing for seats.
Thursday, 30th of June 2005 04:53 PM
The action is surprisingly fast today in the Razz. And we've lost two more players since the break. James Tate was out in 20th, followed quickly by Brett Jungblutt, when his 7/5 was outdrawn by a 6/5.
Jen Creason has spent most of the afternoon card dead. She finally picked one, only to find she had the worst of it, with cards to come. This revelation produced an unexpected "f" bomb. While she ended up winning the hand, she became the unlikely recipient of a ten minute penalty.
Thursday, 30th of June 2005 04:22 PM
Mark Tenner is our next casualty. And our terminator is, again, Marco Traniello. Marco had 2345 on fifth street when all Tenner's money went in. Traniello had to wait until seventh street for his 8/5 to beat Tenner's 8/7. Marco hasn't won them all, losing a hand to Al Barbieri, but his percentage is enviable.
Thursday, 30th of June 2005 04:03 PM
John Mociak also falls in the Traniello wake, as Marco's "7" again prevails, this time over John's busted 6 draw.
Thursday, 30th of June 2005 04:01 PM
Gerald Terglio was next to fall. He was crippled earlier by a Traniello 7 and couldn't survive his next confrontation.
Thursday, 30th of June 2005 03:50 PM
Marco Traniello (is this his 6th money in the WSOP so far??) started the day a little short stacked. But he's taken down a few key hands, including the last one where he busted Esther Rossi. Marco has some breathing room and Esther has a payout of $2,410.
Prize Money Breakdown:
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