2008 World Series of Poker - Event #22 - $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. - Final Table
Saturday, 14th of June 2008 03:00 AM
Playing Stud: Doug got his last chips in on 5th street. He held a pair of Tens to Jens' pair of 8s. Doug caught another pair on the river and doubled up to 1.3 million.
Playing Stud/8: Doug raised on the river and got a quick call from Jens. Doug had a pair of 8s and an 8-low, but Jens showed a pair of Jacks and a 6-low to scoop.
On the next hand, Jens led the betting all the way, tabling two-pair. Doug only had one pair and was left with 250k.
Doug then got his chips in on 3rd street with a pair of 8s to Jens' pair of 5s. Doug caught a pair of 9s, but Jens caught a pair of Jack to make a better two-pair.
Jens Vortmann finished in 1st place, earning $298,227, and his first WSOP bracelet.
Doug Ganger finished in 2nd place, earning $182,822.
Despite his valiant attempts to come back in this event, Marcel 'the Flying Dutchman' Luske is done.
After a tough round of Razz left him with less than 200k in chips. He got his last chips in the pot playing Stud on 4th street against Jens. When the cards were turned up, Marcel was ahead with a pair of 9s, but Jens paired his Ace on 6th street to snatch the pot away.
Marcel Luske finished in 3rd place, earning $110,265.
At the start of heads-up play, Jens was ahead with 1.63 million. Doug had 870k.
In early heads-up action, Doug has shown that he does not intend to roll over. Playing Stud and Stud/8, he's pulled almost dead-even with Jens.
At the end of level 26 they took a short break, then resumed with Level 27: Flop games Blinds 25k/50k; Limits 50k/100k; Stud games Ante 10k; Bring-in 20k; Limits 50k/100k.
Doug took the chip lead playing Hold'em, then made quads playing Omaha/8 to extend his lead to ~2 million, leaving Jens with ~500k.
When the game switched to Stud, Jens started getting his chips back. He made two pair to drag a monster pot, chipping up to ~2 million and knocking Doug down to ~500k.
The final three have been battling for three hours now. Each player has held the chip lead and been the short stack at some time during this protracted battle.
The last hour included a 20-minute break, after which they returned to Level 26: Flop games Blinds 20k/40k; Limits 40k/80k; Stud games Ante 10k; Bring-in 10k; Limits 40k/80k.
Play continued in Level 25: Flop games Blinds 15k/30k; Limits 30k/60k; Stud games Ante 7k; Bring-in 10k; Limits 30k/60k.
Playing Hold'em: Marcel pulled off and showed a huge bluff, chipping up to 700k in the process.
Chips continued to circle the table, as chips tend to do.
Playing Razz: The final three are starting to show some wear. With his upcards showing K 3 J T, Marcel fired a bet on the river. With his upcards showing 3 6 K T, Jens made the call. Marcel seemed embarrased to turn up his AA5, making his best low a Jack-Ten. Jens turned up his hole cards, which were 69Q, making his best low a Queen-Ten. He yelled "No!" seeming to indicate he has mis-read his hand. Marcel happily dragged the pot, stacking up to ~1 million chips. Jens was down to ~780k.
Doug then took his turn picking up some chips, then the game changed to...
Playing Stud: Jens reclaimed the chip lead with back-to-back pots where he made two pair to win.
Still three-handed. Current chip estimates:
Play resumed with Level 24: Flop games Blinds 13k/25k; Limits 25k/50k; Stud games Ante 5k; Bring-in 7k; Limits 25k/50k.
Marcel returned from dinner with a new determination and started rebuilding his stack. Then the final three got involved in a huge pot.
Playing Stud/8: At the river, Doug had an open pair of 9s; Jens had an open pair of 7s; and Marcel showed A5QT. Jens produced a third 7 for trips and the other two players mucked, shipping the monster pot to Jens. He is now the chip leader with ~1.6 million. Doug has ~700k and Marcel has ~225k.
During the Hold'em round, Doug was the one to go on a rush. He took down a pot with pocket Aces, then another pot with trip Aces, chipping up to 1.1 million.
Playing Omaha/8: Marcel got all in on the turn with T 8 3 3 on the board. Doug made the call and Marcel showed QJ43 for trip 3s with a gutshot. Doug held 9543 for trip 3s with a worse kicker. The river was a Queen which gave Marcel the full house and the double-up to ~300k.
Playing Razz: Marcel managed to continue to collect chips, building his stack to ~500k.
Playing Stud: Marcel gave a couple hundred thousand chips to Jens when he had to surrender a pot on the river.
Playing Hold'em: Jens bet the whole way with Doug and Marcel calling. Marcel folded on the river with the board showing T 8 5 6 A . Doug made the call and Jens showed K K for the nuts. Doug flashed the Q as Jens pulled the pot.
Playing Omaha/8: Doug and Marcel danced all the way to the river with a board of 6 3 2 6 8 . Marcel showed K 5 xx for the flush, but Doug held QT86 for the full house to take the pot.
Marcel tangled with Jens and got to the river with the board showing K J 8 4 T. Marcel bet and Jens raised. Marcel made the crying call and Jens showed AQQ2 for the Broadway straight to scoop.
Playing Stud: Marcel continued to get involved and went to the river with Doug. Marcel kept firing and Doug kept calling. At showtime, all Marcel had to show was a missed double-gutted straight draw. Doug showed a pair of 9s to take the pot. Marcel was left with only 265k.
At the end of Level 23, players went on a 20 minute break. Here are the rough chip counts:
Playing Razz: Steve called a bet from Jens on 6th street and then both checked the river. Jens produced a 7-low and Steve mucked.
Play continued into Level 23: Flop games Blinds 10k/20k; Limits 20k/40k; Stud games Ante 5k; Bring-in 5k; Limits 20k/40k.
Playing Stud: Steve got his last chips in on fourth street against Hoyt. Hoyt made a flush on the river to end Steve's day.Steve Zolotow finished in 6th place, earning $47,991.
Jared fired on the river and Jens raised. Jared made the call for his last chips, only to see Jens' set of Aces. Jared Davis finished in 5th place, earning $61,703.
Playing Hold'em: Hoyt got all-in on a flop of A K T against Marcel Luske. Hoyt's KQ (middle pair with gutshot) would need help for him to survive. Marcel showed A9 for top pair. The turn was another Ace, leaving Hoyt hoping for a Jack, but the river was a 3.Hoyt Corkins finished in 4th place, earning $81,699.
Friday, 13th of June 2008 08:00 PM
Play resumed after the dinner break with Level 22: Flop games Blinds 8k/15k; Limits 15k/30k; Stud games Ante 3k; Bring-in 5k; Limits 15k/30k.
Playing Stud/8: Three-way action between Hoyt, Jared, and Jens ended with Jared showing an 85 for the low and Jens showed trip 4s for the high. Hoyt was left with zip.
Playing Hold'em: Jared, Marcel, and Steve got to the river with Jared leading the betting and the others calling. Jared fired again on the river and the others surrendered.
On the river, the board showed T 6 4 6 2 and Doug fired another bet. Steve called, showing AQ for Ace-high. "Good call" said Doug, and mucked his hand.
Playing Omaha/8: Doug bet the river on a board of K T 4 6 8 . Marcel called, showing AAT3 (ns) for a pair of Aces with 8643A low. Doug tabled A J 9 3 for the nut flush with the same low to take three-quarters of the pot.
Friday, 13th of June 2008 07:00 PM
Play resumed after the break with Level 21: Flop games Blinds 6k/12k; Limits 12k/24k; Stud games Ante 3k; Bring-in 3k; Limits 12k/24k.
Playing Hold'em: In a battle of the big stacks, Marcel and Hoyt saw the flop for three bets apiece: T 5 2. Marcel bet and Hoyt called. Turn was another Ten and both checked. River was a King and Marcel fired; Hoyt called. Marcel showed K9 for Kings-up and Hoyt mucked. Marcel was up to ~600k while Hoyt dropped to ~500k.
Playing Omaha/8: Doug and Steve wrestled over the pot. At the river the board was J 3 2 J J. Doug Ganger showed AAxx to scoop.
Playing Razz: It was time for Doug to wrestle with Rostislav. They got all the way to the river and Doug fired again. Rostislav, who was showing two paint cards, peeked at his last card and mucked. Doug pulled the big pot, chipping up to 680k, good for the chip lead. Rostislav was left with less than 30k.
Doug again led the whole way with Jennifer Harman keeping pace and getting her last chips in on the river. Doug tabled a 75-low and Jennifer mucked.Jennifer Harman finished in 8th place, earning $30,851.
Playing Stud: Rostislav got his chips in against Jens. By the river, Rostislav's pair of 9s were beat by Jens' two pair.
Rostislav Tsodikov finished in 7th place, earning $36,564.
Level 21 came to an end and the final six players are on a 30-minute psuedo-dinner break. Play will resume at 7:20pm. Rough chip counts:
Friday, 13th of June 2008 06:00 PM
Playing Omaha/8: Paul Zimbler got all in with KT87 (ss) against Jennifer Harman, who held AJT4 (ss). The board came Q 5 5 5 J and Jennifer took the pot with her Ace kicker.Paul Zimbler finished in 9th place, earning $25,138.
The final eight drew seats and moved to the final table. Here's the lineup with chip estimates:
Playing Stud/8: Jens Voertmann led the whole way with Jennifer calling the whole way. Both players checked the river and Jens showed a pair of Queens. Jen surrendered the pot to Jens.
Jens then got into a three-way pot with Steve Zolotow and Doug Ganger. At showtime, Jens showed a flush to take the high and Steve showed a 7-low to split. Doug was left out in the cold.
Doug then got some back from Jennifer Harman. At the river, he tabled a pair of 5s and a 6-low. Jennifer was unable to beat him either way and he scooped the pot.
Rostislav got his chips in against Jens and showed a flush to scoop as Jens was unable to make a qualifying low.
Playing Hold'em: Marcel Luske led the betting to the river and Doug Ganger called on the river after spending some time in the tank. The board showed 7 5 2 J Q . Doug finally made the call and Marcel showed AK for Ace-high. Doug tabled A2 for a pair of ducks to take the pot.
At the end of level 20 players decided on a 10-minute break. Play will resume just before 6pm.
Playing Razz: Mickey Appleman got his last chips in on 5th street against Jennifer Harman. Jennifer took the pot with a 9-low and Mickey took the walk.Mickey Appleman finished in 13th place, earning $13,712.
Playing Stud/8: Todd Brunson tangled with Jens Voertmann. Each had an open pair showing -- Todd showed 4s and Jens showed 8s. Todd was leading and Jens was calling. At showdown, Todd added a split pair of Tens for Tens-up, but Jens had a pair of Aces hidden in the hole and his two pair was better to scoop the pot, sending Todd further down the spiral.
Afer a break, play resumed with Level 20: Flop games Blinds 5k/10k; Limits 10k/20k; Stud games Ante 2k; Bring-in 3k; Limits 10k/20k.
Playing Hold'em: On the K Q 7 flop, Todd Brunson got his last chips in with AT (gutshot with one over). Marcel made the call with K9 for top pair and the lead. Another King hit the turn and only a Jack would save Todd. He didn't catch the gutterball, however, and busted when a 2 hit the river.Todd Brunson finished in 12th place, earning $19,425.
Playing Stud/8: Eric Froehlich got heads-up with Jennifer Harman, who showed a pair of 8s and 86-low to scoop, leaving E-fro short. He was all-in on the next hand (Hold'em) in the small blind. E-fro held 98 and was badly dominated by Jared Davis' J9. The bad news came K J 4 3 5 to ship the pot to Jared.Eric Froehlich finished in 11th place, earning $19,425.
Playing Hold'em: Blair Rodman was then all-in with 98 suited against Jen Voertmann's pocket Queens. Blair got no help and the "Kill Phil" author was felted.
Blair Rodman finished in 10th place, earning $25,138.
Play resumed with just a few minutes remaining in Level 18: Flop games Blinds 3k/6k; Limits 6k/12k; Stud games Ante 1,500k; Bring-in 2k; Limits 6k/12k.
Playing Hold'em: Marcel Luske started the day gathering more chips as he made trip Jacks to win a pot from Doug Ganger.
Then play continued into Level 19: Flop games Blinds 4k/8k; Limits 8k/16k; Stud games Ante 2k; Bring-in 2k; Limits 8k/16k.
JJ Hazan got his last chips in against Hoyt Corkins. Unfortunately for JJ, it was Hoyt who held JJ (pocket Jacks) and JJ was in bad shape with pocket 3s. The board came 9 9 2 J 9 and Hoyt took the pot with the better full house.
JJ Hazan finished in 16th place, earning $10,283.
Playing Omaha/8: David Levi got his last chips in and came up short.
David Levi finished in 15th place,earning $10,283.
Mallory Smith was all-in on the small blind against Jared Davis' big blind. Mallory's JJ85 would need help to survive against Jared's AAT4. The board came Q 8 5 Q K and Jared held the better two pair.
Mallory Smith finished in 14th place, earning $13,711.
Playing Razz: Rostislav Tsodikov and Marcel Luske tangled in a huge pot. At the river, Rostislav's 75-low beat Marcel's 96-low to drag the 200k pot.
Playing Stud: Steve Zolotow kept firing and Todd Brunson kept calling, until finally surrendering on 5th street.
Hoyt Corkins has edged out Marcel Luske for the chip lead with 345k.
End of Day 2 chip counts:
Live final table coverage of Event #22, $3,00 H.0.R.S.E. , begins Friday, June 13th.
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