Live Coverage of Day 3 of the 2007 World Series of Poker $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. Event
Tuesday, 26th of June 2007 10:57 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
Play is set to resume at 2pm Wednesday when they will play down to the final table. Here are the remaining 21 players with their seat assignments and chip counts:
Tuesday, 26th of June 2007 10:43 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
In the Stud Hi round, with 20k/40k limits, Rob Hollink got his last chips in against Mark Gregorich. In the end, Rob shipped his chips over and headed for the rail (22nd place).
On the outer table, Toto Leonidas lost a big pot to Freddy Deeb and ended up short. He got his last chips in a couple of hands later, but his cards didn't hold up, so he was felted.
With 21 players remaining, that's it for tonight. They're baggin-&-taggin now. Chip counts shortly...
Tuesday, 26th of June 2007 10:11 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
After losing a pot to Patrick Pezzin at the end of the Omaha/8 round, Phil Hellmuth was left severely short-stacked. In the Razz round, he got his last chips in against Kenny Tran. At 6th street, Phil was showing 9 7 2 9 6 7 (and two pair is NOT a good thing in Razz). Kenny had made a Ten-low and Phil had some outs, but his 7th street card must not have been one of them as he mucked it.
Phil Hellmuth, Jr. finished in 24th place, earning $0. 23 players remain.
Tuesday, 26th of June 2007 09:29 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
Mike Wattel is the unfortunate recipient of 25th place. The redraw has been completed and here are the final 24 by table and seat. And in case you couldn't guess, table 66 is the ESPN feature table 1 (65 is feature table 2).
Tuesday, 26th of June 2007 09:10 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
Cards are back in the air. They're playing Omaha/8-or-better with 18k/36k limits. 25 players remain and when one more busts out, they will do a complete redraw for the final three tables. Here are some rough chip counts from the break:
Tuesday, 26th of June 2007 07:23 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
That's the end of the Hold'em level and dinner break has been declared until 9pm.
25 players remain.
Tuesday, 26th of June 2007 07:04 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
They completed the circuit of the HORSE and are back at the head, playing Hold'em with limits of 18k/36k.
Eli Elezra, who took an early chip lead on day 1 of this event and carried that chip lead for most of day 2, has been eliminated, courtesy of Thor Hansen's rivered straight. He will officially claim 28th place.
Tuan Le got his last chips in on the turn against Mike Matusow. Mike had two pair and all Tuan had was a gutshot which didn't come. Tuan is awarded 27th place, good for $0.
Huckleberry Seed has also found himself without any chips. He'll get 26th place.
Tuesday, 26th of June 2007 06:53 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
Isabelle Mercier got her last chips in against Gabe Kaplan. In the end, Gabe made 6s full and Isabelle had no low, so she was busted in 31st place. Isabelle was the last woman remaining in this event.
John Juanda and Steve Sung were busted on the outer tables, so 28 players remain.
Tuesday, 26th of June 2007 06:38 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
Andy Bloch got his last chips in on 3rd street against Gabe Kaplan and Greg Raymer. When Greg was showing an open pair of Aces, he bet Gabe out of the pot and showed a third Ace. Andy held (2 5) 4 K 5 for a pair of 5s and was drawing dead when he caught a Jack on 6th street.
Andy Bloch, last year's runner-up in this event, finished in 32nd place, earning $0.
Mark Gregorich got all-in on 5th street against Isabelle and Greg. At the river, Mark had a 6-high straight for high and Greg held the wheel for low to split the pot.
Tuesday, 26th of June 2007 06:21 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
The broke the feature table, since they're down to 32 players, and brought a new table up to be the ESPN feature stage. Starting in the 1 seat, are Freddy Deeb, Isabelle Mercier, Gabe Kaplan, Toto Leonidas, Greg Raymer, Andy Bloch, Mark Gregorich, and Max Pescatori. The players are getting miked-up now, so we should be back underway shortly.
The back feature table now houses Phil Hellmuth, Thor Hansen, Steve Sung, Bruno Fitoussi, Eli Elezra, Barry Greenstein, Chris Reslock, and Huck Seed.
Play will resume with Stud/8 and 15k/30k limits.
Tuesday, 26th of June 2007 05:48 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
I guess I shouldn't have posted Sam Grizzle's picture. He's already busted out. Thomas Weideman has also busted out, but that one's not on me -- I didn't take his picture.
Erick Lindgren got his chips all in on 5th street against Stephen Wolff. Erick's pair of 6's with spade-draw needed help against Stephen's trip 8s. By 6th street, Erick had picked up a straight draw also, so he needed a spade, 9, or 4 to survive (and hope that Stephen didn't fill up). Erick caught the 4 to make the straight and survive, doubling up.
Erick got all in again against Tim Phan with a pair of Tens; Tim had a pair of Kings. Erick caught a second pair on 6th street to take the lead and it held up, doubling him up again.
Shortly after, Erick was all in against Tim, again. This time Tim made the full house on the river and Erick was busted.
Just found out that Robert Mizrachi and David Oppenheim have busted out on the outer tables.
End of level and players are on break for about 15.
Tuesday, 26th of June 2007 05:11 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
Allen Cunningham has busted out, joining Dan Shak in the departures lounge (i.e.: nearest bar). Huck Seed has doubled up through previous chip leader Justin 'ZeeJustin' Bonomo. I say previous chips leader because it appears that Amnon Filippi has gone on a rush and is over 1 million chips now.
The game has changed to Stud Hi with 15k/30k limits.
37 players remain.
Tuesday, 26th of June 2007 04:45 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
Players are now returning from a break to play some Razz with 15k/30k limits. It was announced that today they will play until 21 players are left, not 16 as we previously thought. Here are some rough chip counts from the break:
Tuesday, 26th of June 2007 04:17 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
More dismounts from the HORSE: Phil Ivey, Scotty Nguyen, and Matt Hawrilenko.
39 players remain. The plan for today is to play until they reach the money with 16 players left.
Tuesday, 26th of June 2007 03:51 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
They've moved back into the Hold'em round with 6k/12k binds and 12k/24k limits. Joe Tehan got his chips in with pocket 9s and got action from Stephen Wolff who held pocket 3s. The 9s held up and Joe doubled up. Then Joe took a flop with Tim Phan: T 9 5 . Tim checked, Joe moved his last chips in, and Tim had to think for a couple of minutes. He finally made the call showing QJ offsuit for the open-ended draw. Joe rolled over J7 offsuit (nothing but a guthshot). The turn was a Jack, giving both a pair, but Tim held the better kicker. Joe needed a 7 on the river, but it was a 4 and he was busted.
John Hennigan ran into Barry Greenstein's Aces-up and John was busted. Erik Seidel got his last chips in against Dewey Tomko and was felted. Annie Duke got her chips in with pocket Queens on a King-high flop. Unfortunately, Rob Hollink held K9 for the bigger pair and she was busted.
Neil Friets got his last chips in against Bruno Fitoussi. Bruno's A3 was ahead of Neal's K9 all the way, but he ended up with 2-pair and Neal ended up on the rail.
Tuesday, 26th of June 2007 03:24 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
The action has definitely picked up today. With the increasing limits, the shorter stacks were forced to play.
Cyndy Violette was one of the first fatalities. She did well to make it to day 3 as she was in critical condition early on day 2, but managed a big comeback. David Sklansky was another player starting today with a short stack and he's been felted.
David Williams got his chips in against John Juanda, but John came up with the better hand and David hit the rail.
On the main feature table, defending HORSE champion David 'Chip' Reese got his chips in with 8 6 2 in the Stud/8 round against Eli Elezra's A T T. When the cards ran out, chip was unable to make a qualifying low and no more than a pair of deuces for high. Eli made Tens-up and scooped the pot, eliminating the defending champ.
47 players remain.
Tuesday, 26th of June 2007 02:44 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
Erick Lindgren got Greg Mascio to commit the last of his chips and Erick's Aces-up had Greg's pair of deuces crushed. A deuce on 7th street is the only thing that would save Greg, but it was not to be and he was outsted from the feature table and the HORSE event.
Tuesday, 26th of June 2007 02:21 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
Cards are in the air and they are beginning with Stud (hi) at 10k/20k limits. Defending HORSE champion Chip Reese is at the ESPN featured table, along with Erick Lindgren, Tim Phan, Greg Mascio. Mike Wattel, Eli Elezra and Stephen Wolff.
Eli Elezra took the first pot, forcing his opponent to fold. As he showed his down cards, he said "OK, this is the last hand I show you."
The back feature table is table 65 with Daniel Negreanu, Joe Tehan, David Singer, Dewey Tomko, David Oppenheim, Erik Seidel, and Thomas Weideman.
Of the 148 players who plunked down $50k to play in this event, only 52 remain. That's 96 players gone and about $4.6 million in dead money contributed to the prize pool. Only 16 players will get paid, so there is still a long way to go.
The survivors will return at 2pm Tuesday to continue play. Here they are with their chip counts and seat assignments for tomorrow:
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