2012 World Series of Poker

Event 32: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E.
Days: 2

An Orbit with Table 450

Level 15
Table 450
Table 450

Table 450 is stacked with talkative players and their collective experience is pretty mind blowing. East Coast legends, Internet superstar or the one simply known as "Angry John" are all at the table.

Table 450

1Shaun Deeb
2David Bach
3Mori Eskandani
4Steve Zolotow
5John Monnette
6Mike Sexton
7Steve Sobel
8John Hennigan

Omaha 8
Hand 1 - The hand saw Sobel and Eskandani chop up a good chunk of David Bach's chips. Sobel was all in after the flop of {7-Diamonds} {2-Clubs} {6-Hearts}. Eskandani and Bach kept betting and the board completed {8-Diamonds} {10-Spades}. Sobel grabbed the low with {A-Diamonds} {3-Diamonds} and Eskandani took the high with two pair.

"You feeling okay over there?" Deeb asked Bach.

Bach shook his head and sighed, "It was a nice pot..."

Hand 2 - Sexton opened with two bets, Hennigan called and Bach made it three bets. Both players called and the flop came {4-Diamonds} {7-Spades} {2-Hearts}. Sexton bet, Hennigan called, Bach two-bet and Sexton called. Hennigan made it four bets, Bach called and Sexton folded.

The turn came {9-Spades} and Hennigan check-called. The river came {7-Diamonds}, Hennigan bet, Bach two-bet and Hennigan called.

Bach: {A-Spades} {A-Diamonds} {3-Hearts} {2-Clubs}
Hennigan: {A-Clubs} {Q-Clubs} {4-Spades} {3-Diamonds}

Bach took 3/4 of the pot.

Hand 3 - Action folded around to John Monnette in the small blind and he two-bet. Mike Sexton called from the big blind and the flop came {4-Hearts} {3-Spades} {J-Diamonds}. Monnette bet and Sexton called to see the {2-Spades}. Both players checked and the {Q-Hearts} came on the river. Monnette bet and Sexton folded after some thought.

A cocktail server arrived at the table and Hennigan had a unique order. "Can I have two cups of extremely hot water?" he asked. Then Bach ordered two green teas and a pineapple juice with ice.

Hand 4 - Hennigan two-bet from under the gun, Monnette called from the button and Sobel called from the big blind. The flop came {4-Diamonds} {10-Clubs} {J-Clubs}, action checked to Monnette and he bet. Both opponents folded and Monnette took the pot.

Hand 5 - "There is so little at stake at this point but there is so much tension right now it's f'n scary," Hennigan stated at the start of the deal.

A very short stacked Shaun Deeb two-bet from under the gun and only Hennigan gave thought to playing his hand. He gave his cards a good long stare and then folded. Deeb flashed the {Q-Spades} and said, "This is the worst card in my hand."

"You doubled up there Sean," Bach said in jest.

"Not even close," Deeb replied.

Then Hennigan lamented that he should have called and Deeb asked, "Do you really want to double up such a good player on your left?

Hand 6 - Zolotow opened with two bets in early position and action folded around to Deeb in the big blind. He showed two sixes and said, "I can fold sixes."

Hand 7 - John Monnette opened the action by two betting in early position and Mike Sexton called behind him. The flop came {7-Clubs} {9-Hearts} {8-Clubs}, Monnette bet and Sexton called. The turn came {J-Spades}, Monnette bet and Sexton was left with only one bet. "Guess I'm all in," Sexton sighed.

The river came {Q-Clubs} and Monnette made a straight with {10-Spades} {9-Clubs} and Sexton's hand never got any where. Sexton was eliminated from the tournament.

Hand 8 - There was short silence after Sexton left and Deeb broke it by saying, "You run so good John Monnette."

Bach opened with two bets from the button and Eskandani called from the big blind. The flop came a scary {Q-Spades} {A-Spades} {K-Spades}, Bach bet and Eskandani couldn't fold fast enough.

Hand 9 - We'll consider this one as an Orbit with a bonus because of the table talk. The game changed to Razz and Henningan began talking about the old days on the East Coast.

"Howard and Lyle used to play heads up together because they were better than everyone else. We used to play $25/$50 and made loads of money. One day I bought in for $300 and in three hands I was up to $800."

"I wish I was around in those days," Deeb said.

"It was a totally different game back then. When I first started playing if you were playing Limit Hold'em and you called one bet from the big blind with {Q-} {5-}, you were an idiot," Hennigan stated.

John Hennigan never received his two cups of extremely hot water.