Unfortunately we can't report about Sam Razavi's first WSOP bracelet: a King on the river ended up his dreams. 989 players entered this $3.000$ NL Hold'em WSOP Event #38 and after 3 days of playing the following 5 players survived.
Seat 1: Sotirios Koutoupas (GREECE) – 1,495,000 (14 bb)
Seat 2: Thiago Nishijima (BRAZIL) – 4,510,000 (45 bb)
Seat 3: Yun Fan (TAIWAN) – 2,090,000 (20 bb)
Seat 4: Sam Razavi (ENGLAND) – 2,657,000 (26 bb)
Seat 5: Jesse Sylvia (USA) – 4,080,000 (40 bb)
Last night all five players went back to the Rio to play for the bracelet and a first prize of $546,843. Yun Fan from Taiwan ended up 5th place. It's his fifth cash in this year's series. Few minutes after, Sam Razavi's tournament life was on the line, too. He found a great spot to even tripple up: Under the gun he moved All-In for his last 17 big blinds with a pair of sevens. After thinking about it for a while Jesse sylvia, who finished 2nd in the WSOP Main Event 2012 for $5,259,149, announced a call on the button. Thiago Nishijima from Brazil reraised All-In for 5,2 million from the big blind. A tough spot for Jesse Sylvia who finally ended up folding his AJ offsuited after thinking about it for 4 minutes. This was an even better news for Sammy after Thiago turned over AK. Given the fact that the Small Blind folded very quickly KJ, two of Thiago's outs were already in the muck.
Sam Razavi: 7d7h / 64%
Thiago Nishijima: AsKd / 36%
("normally" Sammy would be a 55%:45% favorite)
Everything went smoothly but the river – a king of hearts – eliminated Sam Razavi in 4th place for $153,682. Still a great result for the British poker pro and his third biggest lifetime cash and his first WSOP Final table.
Sam Razavi's final hand. At 6:09 Sylvia folds …
It's Thiago Nishijima from Brazil who ended up winning the Event and his first WSOP bracelet. “This is the happiest day of my life, no doubt,” Nishijima said afterward.
1 Thiago Nishijima $546,843 (Sao Paulo/Brazil)
2 Sotirios Koutoupas $338,414 (Vienna/Greece)
3 Jesse Sylvia $211,731 (Las Vegas/United States)
4 Samad Razavi $153,682 (Brighton/United Kingdom)
5 Yun Fan $113,452 (Taipei/Taiwan)