2008 World Series of Poker - Event #45 - $50K World Championship H.O.R.S.E. - Day 1
Official chip counts and seat assignments for end of Day 1:
Thursday, 26th of June 2008 03:00 AM
Stud/8: Phil Hellmuth was all-in on fifth street with action from Rafi Amit and Bruno Fitoussi. Rafi mucked on the river. Phil showed two pair, 9s and 6s made on fifth street (he missed his low). Bruno showed two pair, Kings and Tens, made on the river to take the pot and send Phil home. Phil Hellmuth is the third player to be thrown from the HORSE.
Omaha/8: Mike Fiorito fired and Dario Minieri called all the way on a board of 9 4 4 A K. Mike showed 7 6 4 3 for trip 4s to take the pot.
Shun Uchida got his last chips in on a board of 7 7 6 9 8. Mikhail Ustinov showed AAJ2 for the nut low and two pair. Shun mucked and Mikhail scooped. Shun was busted.
Bari Sklar got his last chips in with AQT6 (ss) against Jose Luis Veladorís AAxx. The pocket Aces held up and Bari was busted.
Razz: Daniel Negreanu and Tom Dwan squared off and at showdown, Danielís 76-low was good to take the pot.
Stud/8: Philipe Rouas got his chips in against Greg Raymer, but his trip Queens couldnít beat the Fossilmanís full house. Philipe was sent packing.
David Williams and Amnon Filippi have also busted out late in level 5.
140 players will return at 3pm Thursday to continue play. When the end of day chip counts are available, they will be posted here.
Chris Reslock is the apparent chip leader with 225k.
Thursday, 26th of June 2008 02:00 AM
After the break, play resumed with Level 5: Hold'em & Omaha/8 800/1,500 Limits 1,500/3,000; Razz, Stud, Stud/8: Ante 300 Bring-in 500 Limits 1,500/3,000. This will be the last level of the day.
Hold'em: Aaron Katz put his last chips in and Steve Wolff called, showing A4. Aaron was ahead with A8, but the board came 9 7 4 Q A and Steve took the pot with a pair of 4s. Aaron became the second player thrown from the HORSE.
Rob Hollink raised and David Benyamine called from the small blind. Flop was 8 7 5 . David bet; Rob called. Turn was the J . David bet; Rob called. River was the 4. David bet; Rob called. David showed A 2 for the flush to take the pot and chip up to ~150k.
Omaha/8: Barry Greenstein raised and Sean Sheikhan three-bet from the small blind. Barry called. Flop was Q Q 6. Sean bet and Barry called. Turn was a Jack. Sean bet, Barry raised, and Sean called. River was a 2. Sean checked, Barry bet, and Sean called. Barry showed AJJ4 for Jacks-full of Queens. Sean mucked and started a rant about Barry "chasing".
James Mackey now leads the field with ~200k.
Thursday, 26th of June 2008 01:00 AM
Omaha/8: Matt Glantz won a pot from John Juanda with two pair and a 76-low.
Hold'em: Phil Galfond and Daniel Negreanu wrestled over a pot. Phil was betting and Daniel was raising the whole way until the river, when Daniel just called. The board was Q J 4 3 6 and Phil showed pocket 4s for the set. Daniel mucked and was down to ~35k.
Chris Reslock won a pot from Amnon Filippi with pocket Aces. Jan von Halle won a pot from Alexander Kravchenko. There were four spades on the board and Jan showed pocket Queens with the Q for the flush.
Stud: James Mackey was in a 3-way with David Singer and Lyle Berman. Lyle folded to James' bet on the river, but David made the call. James showed Aces-up and David mucked. James was up to 158k while David's stack dropped below 50k.
Steve Wolff made trip Kings to beat David Chiu's trip Queens.
Level 4 came to a close and players were sent on a 20 minute break. Ray Dehkharghani is the chip leader with ~190k.
Thursday, 26th of June 2008 12:00 AM
After the break, play resumed with Level 4: Hold'em & Omaha/8 600/1,200 Limits 1,200/2,400; Razz, Stud, Stud/8: Ante 300 Bring-in 300 Limits 1,200/2,400.
Gus Hansen, who was an early chip leader, has been trickling his chips away and was back down to where he started, with ~100k.
Hold'em: Patrik Antonius flopped top set to take a pot from John Juanda. Chris Ferguson and Barry Greenstein went to the river on a board of K K T 8 T. Chris had pocket Aces to beat Barry's pocket Queens.
Razz: Michael Mizrachi bet the whole way with Billy 'the Croc' Argyros calling. Michael tabled a 76 to beat Billy's 8.
Stud: Gus Hansen made a full house take a pot from David Williams and chip up to 104k. Michael Mizrachi took a pot from John Monnette with two pair.
Wednesday, 25th of June 2008 11:00 PM
Omaha/8: Joe Bunevith made quad Kings to scoop a pot from Thor Hansen. Jason Gray scooped a pot from Chris Bjorin with the nut low and 7-high straight. Isabelle Mercier scooped a pot from Alexander Kostritsyn with two pair on a no-low-possible board. Rafi Amit scooped a pot from Phil Hellmuth and Ray Dehkharghani with the nut low and two pair. Phil Hellmuth was down to ~63k after losing that hand.
Stud: Bruno Fitoussi made a set of 9s to take a a pot from Ted Forrest and Phil Hellmuth. David Benyamine took a pot from Jamie Pickering when Jamie folded to David's river bet. Jamie was down to less than 16k.
Hold'em: Rafi Amit took a pot from Ted Forrest with pocket Queens. Jamie Pickering got all-in on the river against Michael Mizrachi with a board of T 3 2 7 4. Michael showed KT for top pair and Jamie mucked, becoming the first player to get thrown by the HORSE.
Level 3 ended and players were sent on a 20-minute break.
Wednesday, 25th of June 2008 10:00 PM
Play resumed after dinner at 9:35pm with Level 3: Hold'em & Omaha/8 500/1,000 Limits 1k/2k; Razz, Stud, Stud/8: Ante 200 Bring-in 300 Limits 1k/2k.
Final player count is 148, exactly the same number as last year. Payouts coming soon.
Wednesday, 25th of June 2008 09:00 PM
Stud/8: Max Pescatori scooped a multi-way pot with two pair and a 7-low.
Razz: Bryan Colin took a pot from Tom Schneider with a 6542A. Tom was down to 44k after that pot.
Omaha/8: Johnny Chan took three-quarters with a full-house and 65 low, leaving Frank Kassela with only one-quarter. Tom Dwan did the same to Daniel Negreanu when both held A3 for the nut low and Tom's pocket Aces took the high. Gene Fisher scooped a 4-way pot out from under Greg Raymer, Robert Mizrachi, and Greg 'FBT' Mueller with the nut-nut.
Hold'em: Mike Sexton rivered a straight to take a pot from Ted Forrest. Gus Hansen took a pot from Chris Reslock on a Queen-high board with KQ. Gus was up to ~175k and Chris was down to ~40k.
At the end of level 2 players were sent on a one-hour dinner break. Play will resume about 9:35pm.
Wednesday, 25th of June 2008 08:00 PM
After the break, play resumed with Level 2: Hold'em & Omaha/8 400/800 Limits 800/1,600; Razz, Stud, Stud/8: Ante 200 Bring-in 200 Limits 800/1,600.
Patrik Antonius has arrived late and joined the table with Matt Glantz, Mike Matusow, Todd Brunson, John Juanda.
Omaha/8: On a flop of Q 4 3, David Woo bet, Patrick Bueno (cutoff) called, as did Thor Hansen (big blind). All three checked when a King hit the turn. River was a Jack. Thor fired and David called (Patrick mucked). Thor showed AJT6 for the Broadway straight and the nuts to scoop the pot.
Razz: Gus Hansen made a wheel to beat Chris Reslock and chip up to ~160k, good for the chip lead.
Gabe Kaplan has arrived fashionably late, for which Mr. Kotter will be given after-school detention. He was seated at the table with Max Pescatori, Tom McCormick, Joe Cassidy, and Eli Elezra.
Wednesday, 25th of June 2008 07:00 PM
Hold'em: Matt Glantz raised, Mike Matusow popped it again, Todd Brunson called ont he button, Matt called the raise and all three went to the flop: T 7 7. Matt checked, Mike bet, and the other two called. Turn was a King. Matt & Mike checked to Todd, who fired. Matt mucked and Mike called. River was a 4 and Mike check-called Todd's bet. Todd showed AK off for Kings-up and Mike mucked. Todd pulled the ~13k pot.
Tom 'durrrr' Dwan has arrived late and taken the 8 seat and the table with Ralph Perry, John Hennigan, Robert Williamson III, Phil Galfond, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, and Perry Freidman. This is now officially my "table I would really hate to be seated at".
Several more late arrivals: Gus Hansen, Allen Cunningham, Chris Ferguson, (who busted out of the PLO8 day 2 earlier) Howard Lederer, and Patrik Antonius.
Just before 7pm players were sent on a 20 minute break.
Wednesday, 25th of June 2008 06:00 PM
Before they put the cards in the air, there were some announcements. This event is being played in memory of Chip Reese, who won this event in 2006 and passed away last year. After a moment of silence, Freddy Deeb, last year's winner, made the announcement to Shuffle Up and Deal!
Level 1: Hold'em & Omaha/8: Blinds 300/600, Limits 600/1,200; Razz, Stud, Stud/8: Ante 100, Bring-in 200, Limits 600/1,200. Players start with 100,000 chips and levels last 90 minutes.
There are no easy tables in this room, but some especially 'interesting' tables have come together:
Allen Kessler, Andrew Black, Sean Sheikhan, Bill Chen, and Barry Greenstein share one piece of felt.
Layne Flack, Farzad Bonyadi, Soheil Shamseddin, David Bach, 'Miami' John Cernuto, and Justin Bonomo share another.
Chris Reslock, Mike Wattell, Brett Richey, Amnon Filippi, and David Williams are all seated together.
Kirill Gerasimov, Annie Duke, Doyle Brunson, David Grey, and Katja Thater grace the same table.
The most interesting table seats (starting in the 1): Ralph Perry, John Hennigan, Robert Williamson III, Phil Galfond, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, and Perry Freidman.
Phil Hellmuth actually showed up on time for this event instead of arriving his usual one to two hours late. He is sharing the table with Bruno Fitoussi, Mike Sexton, Rafi Amit, and Nick Schulman.
Another tough lineup, starting in the 1 seat: Jim Bechtel, (won the WSOP Main Event in 1993) Thor Hansen, (2 WSOP bracelets) Joe Bunevit, David Woo, (won 1st bracelet 2 days ago) TJ Cloutier, (6 WSOP bracelets) Marcel Luske, (2 final tables already this year) Patrick Bueno, and Brandon Adams.
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