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

Event #15: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
Day 2 Completed

Damjan Radanov Leads Wire-to-Wire on Day 2 of the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

MartianNews • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Damjan Radanov
Damjan Radanov

A total of 217 players returned for Day 2 of Event #15: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. After ten levels of play, that number dwindled down to just 24 players who will return on Friday, June 8, at 2 p.m. in the hunt for a bracelet. Day 1 chipleader Damjan Radanov didn't relinquish his seat on top of the mountain and retained the chip lead at the end of Day 2.

Radanov finished the last few levels of Day 1 on a heater and did not lose any momentum on Day 2, seemingly increasing his stack every round of play, right up until the very end of the day. Radanov bagged 518,000 in chips and is followed by Michael Berger, who bagged 439,000, and Tim Frazin, who finished Day 2 with 416,000 in chips.

There were several other well-known pros to make it to Day 3 with an impressive stack, including three-time bracelet winner Brian Hastings (265,000). Hasting won two of those three in non-Hold'em games. Scott Clements (198,000) is another well-known grinder that also made it through to the final day. Also known as "BigRiskky", Clements holds multiple bracelets in non-hold 'em events as well. Another pro to make it through is Ismael Bojang (275,000), who makes a living playing both in no-limit hold'em and mixed games, with a total of $2,793,768 live earnings to date.

Brian Hastings
Brian Hastings will be shooting for WSOP bracelet #4

The second day of the H.O.R.S.E event was set to play ten levels of 60-minutes each, with many bracelet winners among them at the start of the day. Some of the bracelet holders that bowed out during these ten levels included 14-time bracelet winner Phil Helmuth, Andrey Zaichenko, Chris Bell, Rep Porter, James Obst, and 2016 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. Champion Ian Johns.

The bubble popped about halfway through level 14 as Doug Lorgeree was eliminated by Sandeep Vasudevan during a Razz hand. The remaining 110 players were then all guaranteed a min-cash of $2,253. Final tablist will be getting at least $18,541 for their efforts and first place will be pocketing $202,787, along with a prestigious WSOP bracelet.

Some notable players to make the money include three-time bracelet winner Barry Greenstein (47th - $3,595), Calvin Anderson (49th - $3,170), Chris Tryba (80th - $2,435), and two-time bracelet winner Brandon Shack-Harris (88th - $2,319).

24 players will be returning tomorrow and continue with the same amount of hands to be played during the Razz round that they had left at the end of Day 2. The tournament will resume in level 21 and will be playing down until a winner is crowned.

Day 3 Seating and Chip Counts

TableSeatPlayerNationalityChip Count
4251Brian HastingsUnited States265,000
4252Nicholas DerkeUnited States252,000
4253Scott GullettUnited States230,000
4254Michael BergerUnited States439,000
4255Scott ClementsUnited States198,000
4256Andrey ZhigalovRussia193,000
4257Richard MonroeUnited States93,000
4258Ismael BojangGermany275,000
     
4331Benjamin CovelloUnited States106,000
4332Daniel PlonskerUnited States151,000
4333Bradley SmithCanada168,000
4334Vincent KollySwitzerland280,100
4335Sandeep VasudevanUnited States368,000
4336Daniel EvansUnited States136,000
4337James OpieUnited States296,000
4338Matt WoodwardUnited States292,000
     
4411J SmithUnited States130,000
4412Timothy FrazinUnited States416,000
4413John HolleyUnited States185,000
4414Jose ArensteinBrazil21,400
4415Suketu PatelUnited Kingdom126,000
4416Damjan RadanovUnited States518,000
4417Jonathan HartUnited States100,000
4418Jonathan BrenemanUnited States244,000

Final Table Payouts

PlacePrize (USD)
1st$202,787
2nd$125,336
3rd$87,769
4th$62379
5th$45,006
6th$32,971
7th$24,531
8th$18,541

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Tags: Andrey ZaichenkoBarry GreensteinBrian HastingsCalvin AndersonIsmael BojangJames ObstSandeep VasudevanScott Clements

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

ajlamers • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Damjan Radanov us
Damjan Radanov
us 518,000 -22,000
Michael Berger us
Michael Berger
us 439,000 419,600
Timothy Frazin us
Timothy Frazin
us 416,000 241,000
Sandeep Vasudevan us
Sandeep Vasudevan
us 368,000 333,400
James Opie us
James Opie
us 296,000 -14,500
Matt Woodward us
Matt Woodward
us 292,000 47,000
Vincent Kolly SZ
Vincent Kolly
SZ 280,000 244,000
Ismael Bojang de
Ismael Bojang
de 275,000 -65,000
Brian Hastings us
Brian Hastings
us 265,000 4,000
Nicholas Derke us
Nicholas Derke
us 252,000 71,000
Jonathan Breneman us
Jonathan Breneman
us 244,000 244,000
Scott Gullett us
Scott Gullett
us 230,000 -112,000
Jose Arenstein br
Jose Arenstein
br 214,000 -74,000
Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
us 198,000 -2,000
Andrey Zhigalov ru
Andrey Zhigalov
ru 193,000 143,600
John Holley us
John Holley
us 185,000 50,000
Bradley Smith ca
Bradley Smith
ca 168,000 -2,000
Daniel Plonsker us
Daniel Plonsker
us 151,000 121,900
JW Smith US
JW Smith
US 130,000 109,600
Suketu Patel gb
Suketu Patel
gb 126,000 -130,000
Benjamin Covello US
Benjamin Covello
US 106,000 72,300
Jonathan Hart us
Jonathan Hart
us 100,000 59,500
Richard Monroe us
Richard Monroe
us 93,000 -8,000

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Last Hands of the Night

ajlamers • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

The tournament clock reached zero on the last level of the night and the remaining 24 players all bagged up their chips to return for Day 3 tomorrow. There will be a full recap and chip counts posted shortly.

Bike for Woodward

ajlamers • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Omaha Hi-Lo

Bradley Smith raised it up from middle position and Matt Woodward called from the big blind. The flop fell {a-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{4-Hearts} and Woodward check-called a bet from Smith.

The turn brought the {k-Hearts} and both players checked to the {8-Clubs} on the river. Woodward led out with a bet and Smith made the call. Woodward turned over {j-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Clubs} for a bicycle and the scooped him the pot.

Matt Woodward us
Matt Woodward
us 245,000 -2,000
Bradley Smith ca
Bradley Smith
ca 170,000 73,500

Tags: Bradley SmithMatt Woodward

Three Table Redraw

ajlamers • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerChips
4921Brian Hastings266,000
4922Nicholas Derke268,000
4923Scott Gullett360,000
4924Michael Berger340,000
4925Scott Clements124,000
4926Andrey Zhigalov188,000
4927Richard Monroe85,000
4928Ismael Bojang295,000
    
4911Benjamin Covello103,000
4912Daniel Plonsker145,000
4913Bradley Smith120,000
4914Vincent Kolly96,500
4915Sandeep Vasudevan384,000
4916Daniel Evans175,000
4917James Opie242,000
4918Matt Woodward200,000
    
4901J Smith99,000
4902Timothy Frazin214,000
4903John Holley157,000
4904Jose Arenstein175,000
4905Suketu Patel235,000
4906Damjan Radanov647,000
4907Jonathan Hart175,000
4908Jonathan Breneman223,000

Clements Wins Round 2

ajlamers • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Stud Hi-Lo

Scott Clements: {x-}{x-} / {9-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} / {x-}
John Holley: {x-}{x-} / {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}{8-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} / {x-}

Picking up the action on fifth street, John Holley led out with trip eights showing. Surprisingly, Clements raised and Holley just called. On sixth, Holley check-called a bet from Clements and both players checked on seventh. Clements tabled {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} for rolled up nines, good enough to take down Holley's trip eights.

Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
us 200,000 85,500
John Holley us
John Holley
us 135,000 -11,000

Tags: Scott ClementsJohn Holley

Bojang Continues to Spin Up his Stack Late in the Day

MartianNews • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Stud Hi-Lo

Ismael Bojang: {x-}{x-} / {5-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{2-Spades} / {x-}
Sandeep Vasudevan: {x-}{x-} / {q-Spades}{5-Spades}{6-Spades}{9-Diamonds} / {x-}
James Opie: {x-}{x-} / {2-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{10-Hearts} (folded on fifth)

Ismael Bojang opened, James Opie and Sandeep Vasudevan both called. Bojang bet fourth and both opponents called to sixth where Vasudevan bet. Bojang called and Opie mucked.

Bojang bet until showdown and Vasudevan stuck around. Bojang then tabled {6-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} for a wheel and Vasudevan mucked his hand. Bojang took down both the low and high hand and moved over the 300,000 mark for the first time tournament.

Ismael Bojang de
Ismael Bojang
de 340,000 107,000
Sandeep Vasudevan us
Sandeep Vasudevan
us 34,600 -303,400

Tags: Ismael BojangSandeep Vasudevan

Level: 20

Hold’em / O8 - 4,000/8,000 8,000/16,000
Razz/Stud/Stud 8 - 2,000 BI 2,000 8,000 8,000-16,000

Portaleoni Finally Cracks Radanov

ajlamers • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 1,500 ante

Stud

Rodrigo Portaleoni: {x-}{x-} / {3-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} /
Damjan Radanov: {x-}{x-} / {7-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{10-Spades}{3-Diamonds} / (folds on sixth)

After a player already completed, Damjan Radanov three-bet with a seven showing. Rodrigo Portaleoni four-bet with a three and the action folded back to Radanov who made the call. Portaleoni picked up the betting lead on fourth and led into Radanov who called again.

The action stayed the same on fifth and Portaleoni fired again on sixth. This time, Radanov elected not to continued the hand and the pot was shipped to Portaleoni who took down a pot from the chip leader.

Damjan Radanov us
Damjan Radanov
us 540,000 -65,000
Rodrigo Garrido Portaleoni br
Rodrigo Garrido Portaleoni
br 145,000 116,700

Tags: Damjan RadanovRodrigo Portaleoni