2018 World Series of Poker

Event #15: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
Day: 1
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2018 World Series of Poker

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Event #15: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

Day 1 Completed

Hellmuth Moves On; Damjan Radanov Bags Day 1 Chip Lead in Opening H.O.R.S.E. Event

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante
Damjan Radanov
Damjan Radanov

Players were off to the races for Day 1 of Event #15: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. that saw a total of 731 runners walk through the doors at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. The games on tap were Limit Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo, Razz, Stud, and Stud Hi-Lo. With the game changing after every eight hands, players had a wide variety of poker variations to play.

Once late registration closed after eight levels of play, the prize pool information was announced. There is a total of $986,850 up for grabs with first place pocketing $202,787, in addition to the gold bracelet. There is still quite a bit of play left before the money bubble is reached with 110 places getting paid and a min-cash worth $2,254.

When the dust settled, there were just 217 players remaining at the end of ten 60-minute levels, with Damjan Radanov holding the chip lead after bagging up 98,600. Radanov, a poker player from Memphis, Tennessee, plays both no-limit hold'em and mixed game tournaments but prefers the latter. At the WSOP in 2017, Radanov cashed in three mixed game tournaments but is still looking for that elusive gold bracelet. He has over $530,000 in career tournament earnings and winning this event would mark his largest career cash.

Italy's Walter Treccarichi (77,800), and the USA's Manelic Minaya (72,300), Thomas Chung (64,700), and Connor Berkowitz (63,800) round out the top five stacks.

The day started with around 400 players and they continued to trickle in throughout the first eight levels. There were a few notable pros who found their way into a seat early on in the tournament and that list included Dzmitry Urbonavich, Dan Heimiller, Calen McNeill, and David Buch, who all ended up making early exits as well.

After the second break of the day, it was well-known grinder Brandon Shack-Harris who found his way to the top of the chip counts. Shack-Harris has two WSOP bracelets and looked determined to find his third during this event. Shack-Harris dropped off towards the end of the day, bagging 18,200. Other notables in the field with multiple bracelets included Brian Hastings, Phil Hellmuth, Barry Greenstein, Frank Kassela, John Hennigan, and even Phil Ivey made a short appearance.

Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

Among those moving on to Day 2 are Aron Dermen (63,000), Ryan Laplante (41,800), Brian Hastings (40,800), Ismael Bojang (39,800), Scott Clements (39,800), and Phil Hellmuth (20,100).

Day 2 is scheduled to resume at 12pm, with blinds recommencing at level 11; Limit games start with 500/1,000 flop bets and big bets of 1,000/2,000; Stud games have a 300 bring in and a big blind of 1,000 with big bets of 1,000/2,000. There will be another ten levels scheduled for the day, with a winner being crowned on Day 3.

The PokerNews team will be bringing live reports during this and every other WSOP event this summer.

Tags: Barry GreensteinBrian HastingsDamjan RadanovIsmael BojangPhil HellmuthPhil IveyRyan LaplanteScott Clements

Seat Draw Day 2 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Amazon4901Chris TrybaUnited States26,900
Amazon4902Kevin GerhartUnited States34,000
Amazon4903Charles BalistreriUnited States6,300
Amazon4904Jason StockfishUnited States14,100
Amazon4907Brandon NicholsonUnited States31,800
Amazon4908DID NOT REPORT 5United States14,100
Amazon4911Todd IckowUnited States47,600
Amazon4912Nicholas DerkeUnited States22,100
Amazon4913Christopher KushaUnited States7,200
Amazon4914Peter LevineUnited States10,800
Amazon4915Kate HoangUnited States14,100
Amazon4916Alex DovzhenkoUkraine14,200
Amazon4917Douglas SingletonUnited States20,800
Amazon4918Douglas RaneyUnited States16,100
Amazon4921Brian NadellUnited States2,900
Amazon4922Daniel PlonskerUnited States29,100
Amazon4923Henry MartinezUnited States11,900
Amazon4924Ben PonzioUnited States27,700
Amazon4925Matthew SchultzUnited States59,000
Amazon4926Kenneth PoUnited States5,400
Amazon4927Scott GullettUnited States31,300
Amazon4928Brock ParkerUnited States35,900
Amazon4931David MoskowitzUnited States6,100
Amazon4932Derek KadotaUnited States18,400
Amazon4933Gabe PaulUnited States11,700
Amazon4934Paul EvansUnited States28,400
Amazon4935Jonathan HartUnited States23,100
Amazon4936Thomas WalterUnited States30,100
Amazon4937James CappucciUnited States31,500
Amazon4938Henry HullUnited States42,200
Amazon4941Farzad RouhaniUnited States34,300
Amazon4942Amir NematiniaUnited States28,800
Amazon4943Allen CunninghamUnited States5,900
Amazon4944Doug LorgereeUnited States50,500
Amazon4945Connor BerkowitzUnited States63,800
Amazon4946DID NOT REPORT 1United States-
Amazon4947Howard MannUnited States12,900
Amazon4948Sandeep VasudevanUnited States52,300
Amazon4951Abraham LaveagaUnited States13,200
Amazon4952Constantine ZdanowichUnited States7,300
Amazon4953Matt GrapenthienUnited States51,400
Amazon4954Joseph CoudenUnited States8,800
Amazon4955Andrey ZaichenkoRussia32,200
Amazon4956Edward HamiltonUnited States22,500
Amazon4957Jason RiesenbergUnited States32,000
Amazon4958Andrei KaigorodtcevRussia27,200
Amazon4962Jeffrey DuvallUnited Kingdom28,400
Amazon4963Eddie BlumenthalUnited States17,200
Amazon4964John HolleyUnited States36,900
Amazon4965Jose Paz-GutierrezBolivia19,300
Amazon4966Georgios Manousos SotiropoAustria15,000
Amazon4967Ryan LaplanteUnited States41,800
Amazon4968Rafael ConcepcionUnited States42,100
Amazon4971Jonathan ShinUnited States26,400
Amazon4973Eric RaynerUnited States8,500
Amazon4974Phil HellmuthUnited States20,100
Amazon4975David MarchUnited States31,100
Amazon4976Timothy FrazinUnited States40,800
Amazon4977Darryl RonconiUnited States15,000
Amazon4978David BrookshireUnited States30,300
Amazon4981Pojana JenneUnited States30,100
Amazon4982Dale PhillipsUnited States47,700
Amazon4983Gary KosakowskiUnited States51,800
Amazon4984Bill SchonsheckUnited States50,600
Amazon4985Richard KorbinUnited States27,900
Amazon4986Scott ClementsUnited States39,800
Amazon4987David MccawUnited States28,500
Amazon4988Iori YogoJapan33,100
Amazon4991Steven SobelUnited States12,300
Amazon4992Drew RitchieUnited States20,100
Amazon4993Michael CoombsUnited States23,300
Amazon4995Tony MaUnited States18,100
Amazon4996Gary BensonAustralia22,900
Amazon4997Tom McCormickUnited States7,600
Amazon4998Michael PalumboUnited States8,300
Amazon5001Benjamin CovelloUnited States33,700
Amazon5002Thomas HuntUnited States39,800
Amazon5003Daryl NickersonUnited States29,300
Amazon5004Kenneth ReischUnited States14,000
Amazon5005Ronit AharoniUnited States20,200
Amazon5006David OlsonUnited States14,300
Amazon5007Kristopher SabbUnited States17,800
Amazon5008Fabrice SoulierFrance30,600
Amazon5011Chris BellUnited States46,400
Amazon5012Jose ArensteinBrazil26,200
Amazon5013Andrey ZhigalovRussia48,400
Amazon5015Richard WestUnited States14,000
Amazon5016Katherine FleckUnited States19,800
Amazon5017Ashish GuptaAustralia34,700
Amazon5018Marc WolenikUnited States1
Amazon5021Rick FullerUnited States4,400
Amazon5022Francis MarianiUnited States11,000
Amazon5023Daham WangUnited States29,500
Amazon5024Joshua PalmerUnited States47,100
Amazon5025Steve ZolotowUnited States6,800
Amazon5026Richard MonroeUnited States47,700
Amazon5027Alan MyersonUnited States30,000
Amazon5028Ismael BojangAustria34,500
Amazon5031Aaron PinsonUnited States25,700
Amazon5032Brett BarberoUnited States48,300
Amazon5033Ross HoffmanUnited States7,500
Amazon5034Donny RubinsteinUnited States24,800
Amazon5035Mike PuskarichUnited States16,900
Amazon5036Ryan BambrickUnited States35,100
Amazon5037Suketu PatelUnited Kingdom45,000
Amazon5038Isaac CrowUnited States4,400
Amazon5041Earnest CavinessUnited States25,700
Amazon5042Manelic MinayaUnited States72,300
Amazon5043William KoppUnited States20,000
Amazon5044Tom KoralUnited States3,800
Amazon5045Daryn FiricanoUnited States9,000
Amazon5046Bruce HoytUnited States34,400
Amazon5047DID NOT REPORT 4United States-
Amazon5048Rep PorterUnited States23,700
Amazon5051Scott BohlmanUnited States36,400
Amazon5052Pouria AmiraslaniUnited States25,100
Amazon5053Matt VengrinUnited States22,300
Amazon5054Robert GoldfarbUnited States20,900
Amazon5055DID NOT REPORT 2United States-
Amazon5056Christian OrtizGuatemala18,600
Amazon5057Michael SorokaUnited States19,900
Amazon5058James ObstAustralia32,000
Amazon5061DID NOT REPORT 3United States30,200
Amazon5062Shane DouglasUnited States16,000
Amazon5063Mark GregorichUnited States40,200
Amazon5064Paramjit GillUnited States12,700
Amazon5065Jason PhamolivoUnited States45,400
Amazon5066Damjan RadanovUnited States98,600
Amazon5067Christopher McHughUnited States30,000
Amazon5068Gerald RingeUnited Kingdom8,900
Amazon5071Carlos ChangTaiwan37,500
Amazon5072Kamali VafaUnited States10,100
Amazon5073Mingyi WangUnited States29,500
Amazon5074Marc SchubbeUnited States48,200
Amazon5075Wesley HuffUnited States9,100
Amazon5076Jeffrey SzamborskiUnited States36,200
Amazon5077Barry GreensteinUnited States26,600
Amazon5078Thomas ChungUnited States64,700
Amazon5081Gregory KoloUnited States7,800
Amazon5082Tommy HangUnited States11,600
Amazon5083Bill TracyUnited States38,700
Amazon5084Shane CrellyUnited States20,800
Amazon5085Ian JohnsUnited States5,200
Amazon5086Vincent KollySwitzerland36,000
Amazon5087J.J. VolpeUnited States8,300
Amazon5088Brian HastingsUnited States40,800
Amazon5091Neil YekellUnited States15,900
Amazon5092Jack TraylorUnited States10,500
Amazon5093Daniel EvansUnited States31,600
Amazon5094Ilya DymentUnited States10,600
Amazon5095James OpieUnited States45,000
Amazon5096Scott BrooksUnited States3,200
Amazon5097Hugh JoinerUnited States30,000
Amazon5098Petersen AllenUnited States7,100
Amazon5101Peter BrownsteinUnited States10,100
Amazon5102David DiiorioUnited States43,300
Amazon5103Brandon TownsendUnited States20,400
Amazon5104Jameson PainterUnited States4,800
Amazon5105Walter TreccarichiItaly77,800
Amazon5106Sean EichendorfCanada14,800
Amazon5107Kal RaichuraCanada13,000
Amazon5108Brendan TaylorUnited States41,400
Amazon5131Steven PorcelliUnited States17,900
Amazon5132Calvin AndersonUnited States34,400
Amazon5133Thao ThiemUnited States5,400
Amazon5134Larry Scott BernsteinUnited States18,600
Amazon5135Ryan BoyleUnited States29,400
Amazon5136Phillip RileyCanada43,600
Amazon5137Chad LactaoenUnited States10,900
Amazon5138Larry RosenblumUnited States2,400
Amazon5141Sergey SelinRussia12,400
Amazon5142Keshava PersadUnited States5,300
Amazon5143Kevin BrewerUnited States51,100
Amazon5144Russell FoxUnited States8,500
Amazon5145Kevin NettlesUnited States15,000
Amazon5146Karlo GharabegianUnited States11,500
Amazon5147Adam RymerUnited States5,000
Amazon5148Rodrigo Garrido PortaleoniBrazil28,300
Amazon5151Kevin IacofanoUnited States42,100
Amazon5152Alex FoxenUnited States6,400
Amazon5153Randy OhelUnited States29,500
Amazon5154David PlastikUnited States8,200
Amazon5155Mike LeahCanada7,900
Amazon5156Jonathan BrenemanUnited States23,400
Amazon5157Christopher GuinnupUnited States26,000
Amazon5158Yosuke SekiyaJapan30,200
Amazon5161Derek RaymondUnited States56,800
Amazon5162Dmitry PokhabovRussia45,400
Amazon5163Roger BarbourUnited States7,400
Amazon5164Aron DermerUnited States63,000
Amazon5165Roland IsraelashviliUnited States48,700
Amazon5166Frederik BrinkUnited States16,500
Amazon5167John CoverUnited States10,200
Amazon5168Matt WoodwardUnited States45,400
Amazon5171Kiran SrinivasUnited States18,100
Amazon5172Jeremy HeartbergUnited States40,600
Amazon5173Michael BergerUnited States19,400
Amazon5174Richard ThomasUnited States34,700
Amazon5175Ben LandowskiUnited States6,700
Amazon5176Ryan HughesUnited States23,400
Amazon5177Kevin DauberUnited States33,400
Amazon5178Matthew MortensenUnited States38,900
Amazon5231Sachin BhargavaUnited States20,700
Amazon5232Alexander KuzminRussia55,800
Amazon5233Marc ReevesUnited States8,300
Amazon5234Robert CampbellUnited States8,000
Amazon5235Eric PottertonUnited States8,500
Amazon5237Pj ChaUnited States4,000
Amazon5238J SmithUnited States20,400
Amazon5241Dustin LearyUnited States-
Amazon5242Bradley SmithCanada4,100
Amazon5243David ChristUnited States30,800
Amazon5244Johnny PriceUnited States42,500
Amazon5245Peter GelencserHungary30,200
Amazon5246Skyler TennenUnited States6,800
Amazon5247Brandon Shack-HarrisUnited States18,200
Amazon5248Mitch MitchenerUnited States25,500

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante
Player Chips Progress
Damjan Radanov us
Damjan Radanov
98,600 98,600
Walter Treccarichi it
Walter Treccarichi
77,800 77,800
Manelic Minaya us
Manelic Minaya
72,300 72,300
Thomas Chung us
Thomas Chung
64,700 64,700
WSOP 2X Winner
Connor Berkowitz us
Connor Berkowitz
63,800 22,600
WSOP 1X Winner
Aron Dermer us
Aron Dermer
63,000 41,000
Matthew Schultz us
Matthew Schultz
59,000 59,000
Derek Raymond us
Derek Raymond
56,800 56,800
WSOP 1X Winner
Alexander Kuzmin ru
Alexander Kuzmin
55,800 8,800
Sandeep Vasudevan us
Sandeep Vasudevan
52,300 52,300
Gary Kosakowski us
Gary Kosakowski
Matt Grapenthien us
Matt Grapenthien
51,400 2,400
WSOP 1X Winner
Kevin Brewer us
Kevin Brewer
51,100 51,100
Bill Schonsheck us
Bill Schonsheck
50,600 50,600
Doug Lorgeree us
Doug Lorgeree
50,500 50,500
Roland Israelashvili us
Roland Israelashvili
48,700 9,700
Andrey Zhigalov ru
Andrey Zhigalov
48,400 8,700
Day 3 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Brett Barbero us
Brett Barbero
48,300 9,800
Marc Schubbe us
Marc Schubbe
48,200 48,200
Richard Monroe us
Richard Monroe
47,700 47,700
Dale Phillips us
Dale Phillips
47,700 47,700
Todd Ickow us
Todd Ickow
47,600 47,600
Joshua Palmer us
Joshua Palmer
47,100 47,100
Chris Bell us
Chris Bell
46,400 46,400
Matt Woodward us
Matt Woodward
45,400 45,400

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Riley Ends the Night Strong

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante

Stud Hi-Lo

Phil Riley: {x-}{x-} / {a-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{9-Hearts}{4-Clubs} / {x-}
Opponent: {x-}{x-} / {6-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{j-Spades} / {x-}

Picking up the action on fifth street, Phil Riley was facing a bet from his opponent and made a raise. His opponent made the call and then check-called another bet from Riley on sixth.

The final card was dealt face down and the action was on Riley who bet again. His opponent thought for a moment and then sent his cards to the muck. Riley flashed {a-}{7-} for two pair and raked in the pot.

There will be just three more hands to end the night.

Player Chips Progress
Phil Riley ca
Phil Riley
43,000 35,800

Tags: Phil Riley

Foxen's Ace High is Good

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante


Alex Foxen: {x-}{x-} / {5-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{10-Hearts} / {x-}
Opponent: {x-}{x-} / {j-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{k-Spades}{9-Spades} / {x-}

Alex Foxen bet until fifth street where he checked and his opponent then bet. Foxen called and then both players checked the rest of the hand down. His opponent announced, "King High" and Foxen smiled as he tabled {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} for ace high and the best hand.

Player Chips Progress
Alex Foxen us
Alex Foxen
11,100 -6,600
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Alex Foxen

Hellmuth Trying to End the Day Strong

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante

Omaha Hi-Lo

Phil Hellmuth opened from early position and Daryl Nickerson called from the hijack. The big blind tagged along as well and the flop came down {q-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{j-Spades}. Action checked to Hellmuth who then bet, both Nickerson and the big blind opponent called.

The turn came the {9-Clubs} and action checked to Hellmuth who bet. Nickerson was the only caller and the river came a {7-}. Both players checked and Hellmuth then tabled {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{a-Spades}{6-Hearts} for a pair of kings. Nickerson showed a queen as he threw he hand in the muck.

Player Chips Progress
Daryl Nickerson us
Daryl Nickerson
35,900 -300
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
27,200 9,800
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 17X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer

Tags: Phil HellmuthDaryl Nickerson

Laplante Gets Three Streets of Value

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante

Omaha Hi-Lo

Ryan Laplante raised from middle position and was called by Jared Talarico in the big blind. The flop fell {q-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} and Talarico checked to Laplante who continued with a bet. Talarico called and the {7-Clubs} landed on the turn.

Talarico check-called another bet from Laplante and the {4-Hearts} completed the board. Talarico checked for the third time and Laplante kept betting. Talarico decided to look him up and Laplante tabled {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{3-Diamonds} for a five-high straight and the nut low. Talarico looked disgusted and sent his cards to the muck.

Player Chips Progress
Ryan Laplante us
Ryan Laplante
WSOP 1X Winner
Jared Talarico us
Jared Talarico
21,500 -6,000

Tags: Jared TalaricoRyan Laplante

Fuchs Sent Home Late in the Day

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante
Carol Fuchs
Carol Fuchs


Carol Fuchs raised from under the gun and Jared Talarico flat-called directly to her left. The big blind also tagged along to see a flop of {10-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}.

The big blind checked to Fuchs who bet and Talarico raised. The big blind three-bet and Fuchs was all in for 1,500. Talarico called and there was still a side pot to play for.

The turn brought the {j-Diamonds} and the big blind led out which Talarico called.

The {j-Spades} paired the board on the river and the big blind check-called a bet from Talarico. Talarico tabled {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds} for a queen-high flush while the big blind flashed {10-Hearts}{3-Hearts} for a counterfeit two pair. Fuchs flipped over {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs} but could not beat the flush from Talarico.

Player Chips Progress
Jared Talarico us
Jared Talarico
27,500 27,500
Carol Fuchs us
Carol Fuchs
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Carol FuchsJared Talarico