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Event #17: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

Chad Holloway Chipping Up Early

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We missed the preliminary betting, but caught up with a hand involving PokerNews' own Chad Holloway and Matt Savage.

Holloway: (X)(X) - {6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{3-Clubs}
Savage: (X)(X) - {J-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}

Both Holloway and Savage made four to the straight on sixth street, with the Savage holding four cards to a Broadway straight. After receiving their down cards on seventh street, Savage fired a bet of 150 into the middle and Holloway raised it to 300.

Savage was very surprised at this and thought Holloway had simply called. When he saw the raise, the Savage stood and asked "three hundred, really?" but made the crying call anyway, hoping our Senior Staff Writer simply held a low straight. Holloway calmly said "I have a boat" and flipped up his down cards: {3-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} for a full house.

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Eskimo Clark Getting Hot Under the Collar

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While making our rounds we witnessed Paul "Eskimo" Clark angrily fold his hand by throwing his cards at the dealer, so we thought we'd stick around and see what the commotion was about. A few hands later, during the Stud round, we watched Clark check and call bets by his opponent on all streets, with each call punctuated by an aggressive toss of his 100 denomination chips.

Eskimo: (X)(X) - {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}{9-Spades}{3-Clubs}
Opponent: (X)(X) - {J-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}

After calling the last bet, Clark watched his opponent flip up his down cards, which were the {5-Hearts}{5-Spades}{8-Clubs}. While starting with only a pair of fives, the opponent had made a full house with eights on sixth and seventh street.

This did not go over well with the Eskimo and he again winged his cards across the table while mucking his hand.

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Brown Gets a Fold

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Chad Brown: (X)(X) - {10-}{2-}{9-}{3-} - (X)
Opponent: (X)(X) - {10-}{8-}{6-}{10-} - (X)

We picked up the action on fourth street when Chad Brown bet and his opponent called. On fifth street, Brown's opponent bet and Brown called. On sixth street, Brown bet when he improved and his opponent paired. Even with a pair of tens, the player made the call to see seventh street.

After seventh was dealt down to each player, Brown fired one last bet. His opponent mucked and Brown won the pot.

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While the action has started out predictably slowly so far in our H.O.R.S.E. event, with every table reaching the eight hands needed to switch games at different junctures, one thing that has been consistent is the repeated calls of "Floor!" made by dealers and players alike.

As is to be expected, there have already been many instances in which players or dealers have been unsure of how to rule on a particular hand. From disputes on what exactly qualifies as a low hand in Omaha Hi-Lo Split Eight or Better, to questions as to whether or not the button will be used during the Razz round, this mixed-game event has been baffling right off of the bat.

We're sure that as the tournament continues these issues will be ironed out, but for now, with every table playing different games the only thing we know for sure is that the floor staff have been kept busy.


Day 1 of $1,500 H.O.R.S.E Event Under Way


The first mixed game event of the 2011 World Series of Poker has arrived, and with a relatively affordable buy in of $1,500, this H.O.R.S.E. tournament is expected to attract more than 700 hopefuls, all seeking to capture the gold bracelet and the glory that comes with it.

Players will be competing in five poker disciplines, Limit Hold’em, Omaha Eight or Better, Razz, Seven Card Stud, and Seven Card Stud Eight or better, and will have to exhibit an ability to play all five games at a high level if they hope to advance to Day 2 and beyond.

Our defending champion in this event is Konstantin Puchkov of Russia, who is in the house this morning to try and retain the title he earned last summer. The Day 1 field will be a healthy mix of ambitious amateurs looking to make a splash and tournament veterans out to prove that the mixed game events are the realm of the professional player.

PokerNews will be covering all of the action, from “Shuffle Up and Deal!” to the final hand that crowns our champion, so check in often with our live reporting page to follow all of the bring-ins, nut lows, and scooped pots.

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Event #17: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
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