James Obst Wins $10K Razz Championship

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Australia's James Obst claimed his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet Thursday evening in the 2017 WSOP's Event #26, $10,000 Razz Championship.  Tyler Groth, meanwhile, walk away with a $179,126 win and his first WSOP bracelet in the $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event.

Obst's victory was worth $265,138.

He clawed back from a significant deficit during heads-up play against the tournament's eventual runner-up, Eric Kurtzman.

Final Table Payouts (earned POY points in parentheses):

1st: James Obst, $265,138 (138.3)

2nd: Eric Kurtzman, $163,867 (117.8)

3rd: David “ODB” Baker, $112,645 (104.0)

4th: Andrey Zhigalov, $79,616 (92.6)

5th: Anthony Zinno, $57,903 (83.3)

6th: Brandon Shack-Harris, $43,370 (75.6)

7th: Jyri Merivirta, $33,485 (69.4)

8th: Jack Duong, $26,674 (64.3)

As for Groth, the $179,126 is more than enough for him to fix his broken phone.

"I need to get my phone fixed," said Groth after the win. "I'm not kidding, man. It's the one thing going through my head right now because I can't contact anybody. Nobody knows. They knew with three left on dinner break, but nobody knows what happened yet unless they were watching. Then, my phone should be blowing up."

Final Table Results:

1st: Tyler Groth - $179,126

2nd: Jonathan Zarin - $110,655

3rd: Allan Le - $78,372

4th: Darren Taylor - $56,242

5th: Igor Sharaskin - $40,862

6th: Adam Brown - $30,090

7th: Daniel Spencer - $22,456

8th: Mark Zullo - $16,986

9th: Casey Carroll - $13,026

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

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