2014 World Series of Poker

Event #22: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
Day: 1
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2014 World Series of Poker

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Event #22: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship

Day 1 Completed

2006 WSOP Player of the Year Jeff Madsen Leads After Day 1

Level 5
Jeff Madsen - Chip leader
Jeff Madsen - Chip leader

Day 1 of the 2014 World Series of Poker $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship is in the books, and Jeff Madsen bagged the chip lead with 129,200 chips. Madsen won several pots during the final two levels of the evening, including an Omaha eight-or-better hand against Tony Cousineau where he scooped with Broadway. Madsen is a three-time WSOP bracelet winner, winning two of them and the Player of the Year Award in 2006. He added his third and final piece of hardware last summer.

Since capturing his third bracelet in 2013, Madsen has been on an absolute tear, reaching six final tables and winning four events.

Also among the chip leaders are bracelet winners Greg Mueller and Eric Rodawig. Mueller, who won two bracelets in 2009, bagged 121,400, and Rodawig, who bested Phil Hellmuth heads-up in the 2011 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship ended the day with 112,000.

There are also a handful of 2014 bracelet winners still in contention, including Dan Heimiller, who won the Seniors Championship moments before late registering this event, Tuan Le, and Brock Parker. Likewise, the aforementioned Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey, and Daniel Negreanu all advanced to Day 2.

More than a third of the field exited the tournament on Day 1, however, including Stephen Chidwick, Chris George, Matt Waxman, Vanessa Selbst, Scott Seiver, Matt Glantz, Maria Ho, and the defending champion, Tom Schneider. Monnette busted during the final level of the evening, getting the remainder of his stack in the middle with a draw against Alexander Kostritsyn’s made straight. The turn was no help to the 2013 bracelet winner, and he hit the rail.

A total of 200 players registered for this five-figure, mixed-game tournament, generating a total prize pool of $1,880,000. Out of the four, it is only the third-largest $10,000 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. tournament ever held at the WSOP, but the prize pool is 53% larger than the $5,000 variant held in 2013. The top 24 players are all guaranteed a minimum of $18,254, each member of the final table will earn at least $50,966, and the winner will pocket $507,614 along with the gold bracelet.

Play resumes on Monday at 2 p.m. in the Amazon Room, most likely over in the Tan Section. Be sure to return to PokerNews to catch all of the action as the 121 surviving players all battle for a spot at the final table.

Tags: Jeff Madsen

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 5
Player Chips Progress
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
129,200 -800
WSOP 4X Winner
Greg Mueller ca
Greg Mueller
121,400 -2,600
WSOP 3X Winner
Eric Rodawig us
Eric Rodawig
112,000 6,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Francesco Barbaro us
Francesco Barbaro
108,500 48,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
106,000 17,000
Erick Lindgren us
Erick Lindgren
105,600 47,600
WSOP 2X Winner
Vladimir Shchemelev ru
Vladimir Shchemelev
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
100,900 28,900
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 17X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
98,200 34,200
WSOP 5X Winner
Cory Zeidman us
Cory Zeidman
95,500 22,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Tuan Le us
Tuan Le
92,500 26,500
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
89,900 70,900
WSOP 3X Winner
Ivan Soshnikov ru
Ivan Soshnikov
87,800 -2,200
Sergey Rybachenko ru
Sergey Rybachenko
85,900 35,900
Calvin Anderson us
Calvin Anderson
85,700 -9,300
WSOP 4X Winner
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
81,300 7,300
WSOP 1X Winner
Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
81,200 39,200
WSOP 6X Winner
Scotty Nguyen us
Scotty Nguyen
80,900 14,900
WSOP 5X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Steven Wolansky us
Steven Wolansky
80,300 -16,800
WSOP 2X Winner
Sebastien Sabic fr
Sebastien Sabic
80,100 6,400
Glenn Cozen us
Glenn Cozen
76,000 76,000
Abe Mosseri us
Abe Mosseri
WSOP 2X Winner
Shawn Buchanan ca
Shawn Buchanan
74,400 4,400
WSOP 1X Winner
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
73,200 16,200
WSOP 1X Winner
Max Pescatori it
Max Pescatori
72,100 6,100
WSOP 4X Winner

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Sexton's Corner

Level 5

Mike Sexton's telling stories of the old days in Las Vegas and he just brought up one that made everyone at the table burst out in laughter.

"This one time at the Dunes, where the Bellagio is nowadays," Sexton started, "I walked past a $1-$4 Spread Limit Stud game on my way to the bathroom."

"I overheard two guys going, 'I raise, I re-raise, I'm all in! I call!' and the first guy turns his cards over."

"The guy shows two pair, aces and nines," Sexton said.

"So the other guy goes, 'Flint to Saginaw!'" Sexton said, leaving the entire table extremely confused.

"'Flint to Saginaw!' he kept saying, and it took a while before he finally turned his cards over. So he turns them over and says, '30 miles, Flint to Saginaw' as he showed the table three of a kind tens," Sexton said as the entire table burst out in laughter.

It is indeed about 30 miles from Flint, Michigan to Saginaw, Michigan, and Sexton continues to entertain his friends at the table including Bill Chen, Brian Hastings and Chris Tryba,

Tags: Bill ChenBrian HastingsChris TrybaMike Sexton

Madsen Goes Low; Hang Goes High

Level 5

Omaha 8

From early position, Tommy Hang raised. Jeff Madsen reraised from the next seat, and action folded back to Hang for him to make the call.

The flop came down {10-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}, and Hang checked. After Madsen bet, Hang check-raised. Madsen called.

The turn was the {4-Hearts}, and Hang bet. Madsen called.

The river was the {6-Hearts}, and Hang bet again. Madsen called.

Hang tabled the {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{7-Hearts} for two pair, aces and sixes, and an ace-seven low. Madsen showed the {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{2-Hearts} for a worse two pair, but a better low, and the two chopped up the pot.

Tags: Jeff MadsenTommy Hang

Hellmuth and Kostritsyn Chop It

Level 5

Omaha 8

Alexander Kostritsyn was looking to scoop a pot to get back into things, but Phil Hellmuth just flopped a low to take half.

The flop read {A-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{3-Clubs} when Hellmuth bet from the small blind, Kostritsyn raised and Hellmuth put the Russian pro all in. Kostritsyn called and the showdown went as following.

Kostritsyn: {A-Clubs}{2-Spades}{3-Clubs}{5-Clubs}
Hellmuth: {K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}

The turn was the {K-Hearts} and Hellmuth hit a set, but the river was the {A-Spades} and that gave Kostritsyn a full house. Hellmuth did however have a low and that gave him half the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
72,000 -13,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 17X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Alexander Kostritsyn ru
Alexander Kostritsyn
6,000 -13,000

Tags: Alexander KostritsynPhil Hellmuth

Madsen Keeps Climbing

Level 5

Omaha 8

Jeff Madsen raised in the hijack, Jonathan Duhamel made it three bets to go on the button, and Madsen called.

Madsen check-called a bet on a flop of {10-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{3-Spades}, then both players checked on the turn ({a-Clubs}). The river was the {2-Spades}, Madsen led out, and the 2010 Main Event champion folded.

Player Chips Progress
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
130,000 26,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
18,000 -14,000
WSOP 3X Winner

Tags: Jeff MadsenJonathan Duhamel

Monnette Busts

Level 5

Omaha 8

When we arrived at Table 366, John Monnette and Alexander Kostritsyn were all in and at risk against Sabyl Cohen on a board of {q-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{j-Hearts}.

Monnette: {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{3-Spades}
Kostritsyn: {k-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{10-Spades}{9-Clubs}
Cohen: {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{4-Clubs}

The {5-Spades} completed the board, and Kostritsyn more than doubled his short stack to 19,000. Monnette was eliminated.

Player Chips Progress
Sabyl Cohen
Sabyl Cohen
42,000 26,000
Alexander Kostritsyn ru
Alexander Kostritsyn
19,000 -15,000
John Monnette us
John Monnette
WSOP 5X Winner

Tags: Alexander KostritsynSabyl CohenJohn Monnette

Sing Me a Song

Level 5

Stud 8

Kevin Song: {x-}{x-} / {6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{q-Spades} / {x-}
Chris Tryba: {x-}{x-} / {3-Clubs} - folded
Mike Sexton: {x-}{x-} / {10-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{a-Spades} / {x-}

Tryba brought it in, Sexton called, and Song completed. Only Sexton called.

The WPT co-anchor and WSOP bracelet winner check-called bets from Song on every street, and Song showed {8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} for a straight and an eight low, scooping the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Kevin Song us
Kevin Song
68,000 13,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Mike Sexton us
Mike Sexton
23,000 -19,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer

Tags: Mike SextonKevin Song