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2007 World Series of Poker

Event 26 - $5,000 H.O.R.S.E.

Day 3 Completed

Posted 06-18-2007 01:37 GMT-7
Event 26 - $5,000 H.O.R.S.E.
Day 3 Completed

A Bit About the Winner

28-year old Ralph Schwartz is from New York and plays the biggest side games he can find. His friends tell us that he's a quiet guy and tends to keep to himself. After receiving his bracelet, Schwartz eschewed the follow-up interviews and headed for the side door.

"I really need a smoke," were his parting words.

"I Think I'm Gonna Go Party"

During the final hand, Gazes asked Schwartz if he'd be interested in playing a heads-up match "for real money."

Schwartz replied, "I don't know, I play pretty high."

"Well, do you want to play or not?" implored Gazes.

"Nah, after this, I think I'm gonna go party" was Schwartz's reply.

Ralph Schwartz Wins Event #26, Bill Gazes Eliminated in Second Place ($153,408)

Hand #153 - Schwartz raises from the button and Gazes calls. The flop is {Q-Spades}{6-Clubs}{3-Hearts}. Gazes leads out, Schwartz raises, and Gazes calls. The turn is the {4-Hearts}. Gazes checks, Schwartz bets, Gazes looks totally agonized as he thinks and finally calls all in. The river is the {2-Spades}.

Schwartz flipped over 2-3-5-8, making his six-high straight on the turn for both high and low. Gazes turned over K-K-7-6 for a pair of kings and was eliminated in second place.

Ralph Schwartz wins Event #26 ($5,000 H.O.R.S.E.) taking home $275,683, a Corum watch, and his first WSOP bracelet!

Hands # 150-152

Hand #150 - Gazes has the button and calls, Schwartz raised from the big blind and Gazes calls. The flop is {J-Hearts}{10-Spades}{3-Diamonds}. Schwartz bets out and Gazes folds.

Gazes is down to only 150,000 after the hand.

Hand #151 - Gazes gets a walk.

Hand #152 - Gazes returns the favor and gives Schwartz a walk.

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Hands #147-149

Hand #147 - Schwartz has the button and completes the small blind, Gazes raises and Schwartz calls. The flop is {9-Clubs}{7-Spades}{2-Diamonds}. Gazes bets and Schwartz calls. The turn is the {Q-Clubs}. Gazes checks, Schwartz bets, and Gazes calls. The river is the {Q-Diamonds}. Gazes checks, Schwartz bets, and Gazes mucks. Schwartz scoops the pot.

Hand #148 - Gazes has the button and calls, Schwartz checks. The flop is {Q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{3-Spades}. Schwartz checks, Gazes bets, and Schwartz folds. Gazes takes the pot.

Hand #149 - Schwartz has the button and raises, Gazes makes the call. The flop is the {J-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{6-Spades}. Gazes checks, Schwartz bets, Gazes raises, Schwartz three-bets, and Gazes calls. The turn is the {3-Hearts} and both players check. The river is the {6-Clubs}. Gazes checks, Schwartz bets, and Gazes calls.

Schwartz show J-J-K-2, Gazes J-T-9-7. Schwartz scoops the pot with his set of jacks against Gazes' top two pair.
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