Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
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.
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
|425||1||Brian Hastings||United States||265,000|
|425||2||Nicholas Derke||United States||252,000|
|425||3||Scott Gullett||United States||230,000|
|425||4||Michael Berger||United States||439,000|
|425||5||Scott Clements||United States||198,000|
|425||7||Richard Monroe||United States||93,000|
|433||1||Benjamin Covello||United States||106,000|
|433||2||Daniel Plonsker||United States||151,000|
|433||5||Sandeep Vasudevan||United States||368,000|
|433||6||Daniel Evans||United States||136,000|
|433||7||James Opie||United States||296,000|
|433||8||Matt Woodward||United States||292,000|
|441||1||J Smith||United States||130,000|
|441||2||Timothy Frazin||United States||416,000|
|441||3||John Holley||United States||185,000|
|441||5||Suketu Patel||United Kingdom||126,000|
|441||6||Damjan Radanov||United States||518,000|
|441||7||Jonathan Hart||United States||100,000|
|441||8||Jonathan Breneman||United States||244,000|
Final Table Payouts
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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.
Bradley Smith raised it up from middle position and Matt Woodward called from the big blind. The flop fell and Woodward check-called a bet from Smith.
The turn brought the and both players checked to the on the river. Woodward led out with a bet and Smith made the call. Woodward turned over for a bicycle and the scooped him the pot.
Scott Clements: / /
John Holley: / /
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 for rolled up nines, good enough to take down Holley's trip eights.
Ismael Bojang: / /
Sandeep Vasudevan: / /
James Opie: / (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 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.
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
Rodrigo Portaleoni: / /
Damjan Radanov: / / (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.