2009 World Series of Poker

Event 49 - $50,000 World Championship H.O.R.S.E.
Day: 5
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2009 World Series of Poker

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Event 49 - $50,000 World Championship H.O.R.S.E.

Day 5 Completed

David Bach Wins $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. World Championship ($1,276,802)

David Bach Wins $50,000 HORSE World Championship
David Bach Wins $50,000 HORSE World Championship
On the stroke of 10 a.m, after an enormous 20-hour final table, 492 hands and 7-hour heads-up battle, David Bach has emerged victorious over a valiant John Hanson to win the Chip Reese Memorial trophy and $1,276,802 in prize money.

Bach overcame 94 of the world's greatest all-around poker players to remain the last man standing, and earn the respect of his peers and the adoration of his friends and family.

It was a bizarre final table that was subdued for the most part, but in the end Bach was a deserved victor and the unique and intense contest made you feel like you were, in the end, part of something special.

Thanks to the railbirds for keeping us somewhat sane and please stay tuned to PokerNews for our continued coverage of the 40th annual World Series of Poker.

Until next time...our pillow is long calling! Good night...err morning from the Rio!

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John Hanson Eliminated in 2nd Place ($789,199), David Bach Wins the $50K H.O.R.S.E.

John Hanson - 2nd Place
John Hanson - 2nd Place

John Hanson (X)(X){9-Diamonds} {J-Clubs}
David Bach (X)(X) {6-Spades} {A-Clubs}

John Hanson brought it in, David Bach completed, Hanson raised, Bach reraised, and Hanson called. Bach led out on fourth street and Hanson called all in.

Hanson ({5-Diamonds})({8-Hearts}){9-Diamonds} {J-Clubs} {6-Clubs} {5-Clubs} ({2-Clubs})
Bach ({4-Diamonds})({7-Diamonds}){6-Spades} {A-Clubs} {A-Spades} {Q-Hearts} ({9-Spades})

Bach was well in the lead with 7-6-4-A to Hanson's J-9-8-5. Bach paired on fifth street, while Hanson made a jack low, then caught a queen on sixth when Hanson hit a five. Hanson rivered a deuce and Bach was looking for any card below a jack that didn't pair his board to finally seal this thing up...and he got the {9-Spades} on the river. Bach made a 9-7-6-4-A low, besting Hanson's 9-8-6-5-2 to capture the 2009 $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. title and send Hanson home as the runner-up.

The Hand that Broke the Record - Hand #485


On the seventh hand of Omaha-8, the players completed the 485th hand of this final table, and surpassed what we believe was the previous WSOP record for a final table of 484 hands, set at the 2008 WSOPE Main Event in London.

David Bach raised from the button and John Hanson called.

The flop was {10-Diamonds} {4-Clubs} {2-Hearts}. Hanson bet, Bach raised and Hanson called. The turn was the {6-Spades}. We'd love to tell you the action, but they didn't announce it. The river was the {K-Diamonds}. Bach bet out and after a long tank, Hanson gave it up.

More Chips For Bach


On a flop of {8-Hearts}{10-Spades}{4-Spades} John Hanson check-called the bet from David Bach before check-raising the {J-Clubs} turn. Bach made the call and the {2-Diamonds} landed on the river.

Hanson deliberated for an eternity before checking and Bach checked behind. Bach tabled {9-Clubs}{8-Spades} for a pair of eights to take it down.

Nut Flush For Bach

David Bach
David Bach

John Hanson raised from the button and this time it was David Bach's turn to put in the three-bet from the big blind. Hanson made the call and they saw a flop of {4-Hearts}{7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}.

Bach was first to act and he led with a bet. Hanson quickly called. The turn card was the {2-Spades} and Bach fired again. Hanson made the call.

The river brought the {3-Spades} and Bach fired a third barrel with Hanson again calling.

Bach tabled {A-Spades}{5-Spades} for the nut flush to take down a big pot as Hanson takes a walk to have a chat with his support rail of one.

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One For Hanson


David Bach raised from the button and John Hanson re-raised from the big blind. Bach made the call.

They took a flop of {5-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{A-Clubs} and Hanson led out with a bet. Bach folded and Hanson wins the pot.

Nearly Even Again


John Hanson (X)(X) {J-Spades} {Q-Clubs} {8-Diamonds} {Q-Hearts} (X)
David Bach (X)(X) (?) {J-Clubs} {K-Spades} {10-?} (X)

Hanson brought it in, Bach completed and Hanson called. Bach check-raised fourth street and Hanson called. Back led out on fifth and Hanson called, only to make an open pair of queens on sixth and lead out. Bach called. Both players checked the river.

Hanson showed {J-Hearts} {2-Spades} (X) for two pair queens and jacks to scoop.

Bach - 6,620,000
Hanson - 7,630,000