2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
Event #17: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
Days:
123

It's All Over, Baby!

[user197301] • Level 7

Stud:

We caught up with the action as a short stacked Scotty Nguyen was involved in hand against two opponents, one of which who identified themselves only as "John". While we are not positive who "John" is exactly, he was sporting a gaudy, gold bracelet adorned with the words "2009 WPO," meaning this player has captured 1st place in one of that year's World Poker Open tournaments.

Nguyen: (X)(X) - {10-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}
Opponent # 1: (X)(X) - {2-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{2-Spades}
John: (X)(X) - {4-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}

The Prince of Poker was all-in by fifth street and his opponents began checking it down in an attempt to eliminate the dangerous tournament legend. When seventh street was dealt, however, "John" decided to fire out a bet of 400 and opponent # 1 mucked his hand.

Nguyen was overheard asking one of the massage girls for some assistance, saying "Gimme some money baby" during the hand and his casual demeanor suggested he thought he was ahead the whole time. Indeeed, Nguyen flipped up {Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} and an unknown third card for trip queens.

The winner of the 2008 $50,000 buy-in H.O.R.S.E World Championship will have to wait for another day to add bracelet number six to his collection, as "John" tabled {J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{4-Spades} for a winning full house. In a display of sportsmanship, "John" let Scotty know that he needed to catch the four on seventh street to catch up, as he was behind the whole way with his trip jacks. Nguyen took the beat in stride and sauntered out of the Pavilion Room in style, his trademark gold jewelery flashing as he made his way to the rail.

Tags: Scotty Nguyen

Interview with Birthday Boy David Williams

donpeters • Level 7

Team PokerStars Pro David Williams is famous for a lot of things. He first came on the scene back in 2004 when he finished runner-up to Greg Raymer in the World Series of Poker Main Event for $3.5 million. In 2006, Williams won his first WSOP gold bracelet in the $1,500 7-Card Stud event and then in 2010 he won the World Poker Tour World Championship for over $1.5 million. In total, Williams has over $8 million in career tournament earnings.

Right now he's over playing Event #16: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship (No-Limit) on his birthday and our very own Lynn Gilmartin caught up with him to chat about it. Check out what he had to say and don't forget to follow along with all of our tournament coverage live from the WSOP on our live reporting page.

Tags: David WilliamsLynn Gilmartin

Updated Chip Counts

donpeters
Andre Akkari
Andre Akkari
22,000 20,100
Andrew Brown
Andrew Brown
21,000 16,500
Jacobo Fernandez us
Jacobo Fernandez
us 19,000
18,000
Amnon Filippi
Amnon Filippi
17,000 -1,000
Kyle Bowker us
Kyle Bowker
us 15,000 10,000
14,000 3,500
14,000
11,000 7,700
John Evans us
John Evans
us 10,100
Layne Flack
Layne Flack
10,000 -1,000
Ylon Schwartz
Ylon Schwartz
9,300 -1,800
9,000 1,800
Bryan Micon
Bryan Micon
9,000 3,200
David Sands us
David Sands
us 8,400 -100
8,000
Jerry Buss
Jerry Buss
7,500
7,500
7,000
6,500
6,000 1,500
5,500
Thor Hansen
Thor Hansen
5,000 400
5,000 500
4,500

Ming Reslock Picks One Up

donpeters

Stud:

Michele Limongi: (X)(X) - {10-Clubs}{4-Spades}{4-Clubs}{3-Clubs} - (X)
Ming Reslock: (X)(X) - {K-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{2-Spades} - (X)

Picking up the action on fifth street, Ming Reslock bet and Michele Limongi called. Both players checked sixth street and then Reslock fired a bet on seventh. Limongi called.

Reslock tabled the {K-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{4-Hearts} from her down cards and Limongi mucked.

Ming Reslock us
Ming Reslock
us 18,500
7,500

Tags: Ming ReslockMichele Limongi

Back From Dinner Break, Cards In The Air!

donpeters • Level 7

The players have returned from their 90-minute dinner break and the Pavilion Room is now filled with the sound of chip shuffling as the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E event resumes.

Level:
7
Blinds:
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Ante:

Updated Chip Counts

donpeters
Eli Elezra
Eli Elezra
29,500 23,500
20,000
Amnon Filippi
Amnon Filippi
18,000 13,500
Chad Brown
Chad Brown
15,300 10,300
Pat Pezzin
Pat Pezzin
15,200 700
Tuan Le us
Tuan Le
us 14,700 5,500
Shannon Shorr
Shannon Shorr
14,300 3,500
David Bach
David Bach
12,000 3,100
Ylon Schwartz
Ylon Schwartz
11,100 7,900
Layne Flack
Layne Flack
11,000 2,000
Sorel Mizzi
Sorel Mizzi
10,500 5,900
Chad Holloway us
Chad Holloway
PokerNews
us 9,800 975
Norman Chad
Norman Chad
9,200 1,200
Todd Brunson
Todd Brunson
8,600 2,900
David Sands us
David Sands
us 8,500 -2,000
Alexander Kostritsyn
Alexander Kostritsyn
8,500 4,000
Allen Bari
Allen Bari
7,850 1,350
Victor Ramdin
Victor Ramdin
7,300 3,000
7,000 -700
Mel Judah
Mel Judah
6,500 1,400
5,500
Scott Clements
Scott Clements
5,500 200
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr 4,300 700
Gavin Smith us
Gavin Smith
us 3,800 -3,700
Dave Stann
Dave Stann
3,700 200

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Dinner

donpeters • Level 6

The players are now on a 90-minute dinner break.

Prize Pool and Payouts

donpeters • Level 6

With registration closed after Level 4, the prize pool and payouts have been announced for Event #17: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. The total prize pool is worth $1,300,050 with first place taking home $289,283. A field of 963 players came out this year, which well over the 828 runners this event got last year.

The top 96 will be paid out and just squeaking into the money will earn a player $2,899. Here's a look at the final table payouts.

Final Table Payouts

PlacePrize
1$289,283
2$178,691
3$121,437
4$84,516
5$60,036
6$43,512
7$32,150
8$24,219

Savagery

donpeters • Level 6
Matt Savage
Matt Savage

Matt Savage has been eliminated from the tournament after a series of hands in Stud-8 and Hold'em. Here they are.

Stud-8:

Matt Savage: {5-Diamonds}{3-Spades} - {8-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} - {K-Clubs}
Scotty Nguyen: {5-Hearts}{4-Clubs} - {6-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{10-Spades} - {10-Clubs}

Matt Savage was all in on fourth street. He made an eight low to chop with Scotty Nguyen who made two pair, tens and sixes. Savage was left with 850 and Nguyen with 6,000.

Hold'em:

The game changed for the next hand and Savage was all in preflop with the {K-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} to an opponent's {2-Clubs}{2-Hearts} The board ran out {9-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} and Savage doubled up.

On the very next hand, Savage was all in on the turn with the board reading {9-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{J-Hearts}. He held the {J-Spades}{10-Spades} for top pair and a straight draw and was up against the {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} for his opponent Tuan Le. The river was the {10-Clubs} and although it gave Savage two pair, it landed Le with a straight to the queen. Le won the pot and sent Savage out the door.

Le moved to 9,200 in chips.

Tags: Matt SavageTuan LeScotty Nguyen