2022 888poker XL Winter Series WSOPC Rozvadov
Event 45 - $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. World Championship

Event Info

Buy-in $50,000
Prize Pool $7,104,000
Players 148

Level Info

Level 28
Blinds 0 / 0
Ante 0

Hand #308 - Michael DeMichele


Scotty Nguyen brought it in showing the {10-Diamonds}. Michael DeMichele completed with the {A-Clubs} up. Nguyen folded and DeMichele won the pot.

Hand #307 - Scotty Nguyen and Michael DeMichele Split the Pot


Michael DeMichele (X-X) {2-Diamonds} {5-Spades} {4-Spades} {3-Clubs} (X)

Scotty Nguyen (X-X) (?) {7-Clubs} {Q-Diamonds} {2-Spades} (X)

DeMichele brought it in and Nguyen called. Both players checked fourth street. DeMichele led out on fifth, Nguyen raised and DeMichele called. On sixth Nguyen checked, DeMichele bet and Nguyen called. Nguyen checked seventh in the dark, DeMichele bet, and Nguyen called.

DeMichele showed {10-?} {7-?} {3-?} for a pair of threes and a seven low. Nguyen showed a pair of sevens for high and they split the pot.

Um, Is Erick Still Around?

As the money and the bracelet were brought out on the table the floor made an interesting discovery under the rail where Erick Lindgren was sitting. They found a single 5,000 chip that Lindgren overlooked when he played his final hand. Now, Erick wasn't able to fully cover the last raise Scotty Nguyen made in his knockout hand, but if he'd had enough chips to match Scotty's raise...well, anyone who knows the story of former World Champion Jack Strauss and his "chip and a chair" story would get an eerie feeling.

That said, Scotty DID have Erick covered, and when the extra chip was discovered it was merely added to the mass of Scotty's stack.

Hand #306 - Scotty Nguyen


Scotty Nguyen brought it in showing the {3-Hearts}. Michael DeMichele folded and Nguyen won the pot.

Hand #305 - Scotty Nguyen


Scotty Nguyen brought it in with the {8-Diamonds}, Michael DeMichele completed, Nguyen raised and DeMichele gave it up.

Updated Chip Counts

As we begin heads-up play here's the players current chip counts:

Scotty Nguyen: 12,140,000
Michael DeMichele: 2,660,000

Action Resumes

The Hardware
The Hardware
The money and the bracelet are on the table and play has recommenced.

By the Numbers

Chip leader, Scotty Nguyen
Chip leader, Scotty Nguyen
Scotty Nguyen will begin the heads up match with a little better than a 4.5-1 chip advantage over opponent Michael DeMichele.

Now that he's heads up, DeMichele is guaranteed at least $1,243,200 in prize money -- that's over $800,000 more than he's made in his young live tournament career.

Should Scotty Nguyen win here tonight, he'll have secured his 5th World Series of Poker bracelet and would join five-timers Allen Cunningham, Ted Forrest, Stu Ungar, Phil Ivey, Berry Johnston, Chris 'Jesus' Ferguson and Gary Berland.

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