Rep Porter Wins 2nd WSOP Bracelet At $2.5k Razz Event

US pro Ralph “Rep” Porter has picked up a second career WSOP bracelet, after overcoming a 363 player field in Event 44: $2,500 Seven Card Razz to collect the $210,615 first place prize.
The former equity options trader won his first WSOP bracelet in 2008 at the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Event (Six-Handed) for $372,843. Showing his versatility as a player Rep Porter has added a Razz bracelet to his WSOP resume, which now includes 13 cashes for $739,890, representing around half of his live career tournament earnings.
However, Rep Porter said he holds a special fondness for the first WSOP bracelet he won, and commented:
“The gold bracelet I won a few years ago means more. I had just gotten back into poker from working on Wall Street. I played a lot of poker tournament in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. I had two seconds and two fourths, plus a lot of top-20 finishes, but I had never won anything. I wanted to win the gold bracelet so bad, and I fulfilled that. I have had some wins since then, [but] the first one is always the most special.”
On this occasion, the Woodinville, Washington resident triumphed over a tough field in the Razz event, which rewards the lowest possible five-card hand from the seven cards you are dealt.
Some of the notable names eliminated along the way included David Sklansky in 21st ($6,358), Chad Brown in 19th ($6,358) and Victor Ramdin in 16th ($7,729).
Also falling short of their WSOP aspirations at the eight man final table were Scott Epstein in 8th ($19,365), Matt Smith in 7th ($25,228), Chris Bjorin in 6th ($33,338), Andreas Krause in 5th  ($44,693), Robert Williamson III in 4th ($60,788), Tommy Chen in 3rd ($83,895) and Stephen Su in 2nd ($130,075).
After taking down the $2,500 Seven Card Razz Event, Rep Porter commented:
“It’s a drawing game. You have to catch cards at the right time, and I was fortunate to do that in this tournament. I was short throughout and every time when I put them in I caught.”

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