WSOP Event #78: Razz Championship

Event #78 of the 2021 WSOP is the $10,000 Razz Championship. Lowball games are often considered one of the purest forms of poker. As such, the $10k Razz Championship is the most prestigious stud-only event on the calendar each year. The prevalence of drawing hands in razz makes for an exciting game of mathematical precision.

For some, a tournament like the $10k Razz Championship presents a shot at redemption. It’s a chance to get free from all the buy-ins earlier in the series that fell short of producing a significant cash.

When all was said and done, Benny Glaser went home with his fourth bracelet and the first-place cash prize of $274,693.

Phil Hellmuth and Erik Seidel were two of the big-name pros who ran deep in this event. Hellmuth came away with yet another cash in a hugely-successful 2021 WSOP campaign. John Monnette had a great run in the series also, with six cashes before this event, including a bracelet in Event #16. When he hit the rail in third, he set up the heads-up battle between Benny Glaser and Everett Carlton.

On the final hand, Glaser’s nine-six got beneath Carlton’s ten-eight to give him the win and his fourth WSOP bracelet.

Razz fields have been shrinking over the years, creating a small field of serious pros. 2019’s champion was Scott Seiver. This tourney began on November 16 and ran for four days, including one day of overtime.

Read about the 2021 WSOP Event #78 winner here.


Pay Outs

Rank Player Nationality Prize
Benny Glaser GBR +274693
Everett Carlton USA +169773
Yuri Dzivielevski BRA +123254
Erik Sagstrom SWE +90859
John Monnette USA +68025