Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Day 1 of the 2018 World Series of Poker Event #27: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship is in the books and the field of 157 entries has been cut down to 72 hopefuls after ten levels of 60 minutes each. The field has already surpassed the 150 entries of the previous year and the registration remains open until the first cards are dealt on Day 2 on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018, as of 2 p.m. local time.
Leading the field of survivors is two-time WSOP bracelet winner Shaun Deeb with 234,500 followed by Michael McKenna (215,500) and Robert Mizrachi (212,500), while other big stacks and notables at the end of level 10 feature Brock Parker (199,500), Aditya Prasetyo (191,000), Randy Ohel (185,500) and John Hennigan (175,000). Hennigan jumped into the action mid-way through Day 1 after finishing 7th in the $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship. "Johnny World" was quickly reduced to a short stack before turning on the heat late on and bagging up a top 10 stack.
A whole host of other former WSOP bracelet winners bagged up above-average stacks in David Benyamine (166,500), James Obst (164,500), Anthony Zinno (162,000), David "Bakes" Baker (159,000), Ian Johns (158,000), Cliff Josephy (142,500), John Monnette (142,000) and Jeff Lisandro (132,500).
Daniel Negreanu quickly doubled up his starting stack after taking a seat, but the last two levels of the night weren't as kind to the six-time WSOP bracelet winner. "KidPoker" advanced with a mere 25,500 and will return on Day 2 as one of the shortest stacks. Katja Thater returned to the WSOP tables for the first time since 2013 and made it through with 53,000, while 2016 champion and five-time WSOP bracelet winner Jason Mercier bagged up 79,000.
Many other big names were less fortunate and joined the rail throughout the day including defending champion David Bach and 2017 runner-up Eric Rodawig. John Racener, Nick Schulman, Adam Friedman, Ben Yu, Paul Volpe, Rep Porter, Brandon Shack-Harris, Viacheslav Zhukov and Justin Bonomo also failed to find a bag.
Bonomo's seemingly never-ending win streak in 2018 ended in rather brief fashion, as the now two-time WSOP bracelet winner was quickly reduced to a short stack in level eight after running into the flush of Michael Gathy before bowing out soon after. Zhukov's end came in the penultimate level of the day when he was all in and at risk with four to a flush on fourth street in Seven Card Stud, as three blanks failed to improve the Russian against Randy Ohel and Richard Bai.
All remaining 72 survivors will return to the tables of the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino at 2 p.m. local time and the registration will close once the cards are back in the air with level 11. New additions to the field will receive 50,000 in chips with blinds of 2,000/4,000 in Hold'em and Omaha, while the three Stud games feature a bring-in of 1,000, a completion of 4,000 and limits of 4,000/8,000 upon restart.
Among those expected to jump in are Brian Rast and Mike Wattel, who battled for the title in Event #23: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship until after 2 a.m. local time. Rast emerged as the champion to secure his fourth bracelet and a payday of $259,670. A feature table on the PokerGO live stream will be available as well and the PokerNews live reporting team will be your one-stop shop for all the action from the floor.
|Room||Table||Seat||Name||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||424||2||Stuart Rutter||United Kingdom||26,000||7|
|Amazon||424||3||Randy Ohel||United States||185,500||46|
|Amazon||424||4||Cliff Josephy||United States||142,500||36|
|Amazon||424||7||David "Bakes" Baker||United States||159,000||40|
|Amazon||424||8||Andrew Kelsall||United States||187,500||47|
|Amazon||425||2||Andrew Barber||United States||99,000||25|
|Amazon||425||3||Owais Ahmed||United States||14,000||4|
|Amazon||425||4||Ian Johns||United States||158,000||40|
|Amazon||425||5||Benny Glaser||United Kingdom||101,500||25|
|Amazon||425||7||Cory Zeidman||United States||97,000||24|
|Amazon||425||8||Calvin Anderson||United States||15,300||4|
|Amazon||426||1||Anthony Zinno||United States||162,000||41|
|Amazon||426||3||Jean Gaspard||United States||173,500||43|
|Amazon||426||5||Richard Sklar||United States||103,000||26|
|Amazon||426||7||Michael Noori||United States||57,000||14|
|Amazon||427||1||Brandon Wong||United States||53,500||13|
|Amazon||427||2||Illya Trincher||United States||132,500||33|
|Amazon||427||4||Katherine Fleck||United States||118,500||30|
|Amazon||427||6||Frank Kassela||United States||56,000||14|
|Amazon||427||7||Ryan Miller||United States||198,000||50|
|Amazon||427||8||Brock Parker||United States||199,500||50|
|Amazon||428||1||Jared Talarico||United States||97,000||24|
|Amazon||428||2||Joseph Couden||United States||75,000||19|
|Amazon||428||4||Scott Bohlman||United States||56,500||14|
|Amazon||428||5||Laith Salem||United States||169,000||42|
|Amazon||428||7||Marco Johnson||United States||130,000||33|
|Amazon||428||8||Michael Mckenna||United States||215,500||54|
|Amazon||429||1||Jean-Robert Bellande||United States||122,500||31|
|Amazon||429||2||Jake Schwartz||United States||74,000||19|
|Amazon||429||3||Matt Glantz||United States||29,000||7|
|Amazon||429||5||Tony Cousineau||United States||54,000||14|
|Amazon||429||7||Robert Mizrachi||United States||212,500||53|
|Amazon||430||1||John Monnette||United States||142,000||36|
|Amazon||430||2||Jason Mercier||United States||79,000||20|
|Amazon||430||3||Jared Bleznick||United States||142,000||36|
|Amazon||430||4||Roland Israelashvili||United States||80,500||20|
|Amazon||430||5||John Hennigan||United States||175,000||44|
|Amazon||430||7||Brian Hastings||United States||26,000||7|
|Amazon||431||1||Jeff Madsen||United States||99,500||25|
|Amazon||431||2||Yehuda Buchalter||United States||70,500||18|
|Amazon||431||6||David Benyamine||United States||166,500||42|
|Amazon||431||8||Aditya Prasetyo||United States||191,000||48|
|Amazon||432||1||Phillip Wallace||United States||52,000||13|
|Amazon||432||2||Karen Longfellow||United States||54,000||14|
|Amazon||432||4||David "ODB" Baker||United States||65,000||16|
|Amazon||432||7||Shaun Deeb||United States||234,500||59|
|Amazon||432||8||Scott Seiver||United States||25,500||6|
|Amazon||433||3||Carol Fuchs||United States||105,500||26|
|Amazon||433||4||Yuebin Guo||United States||39,000||10|
|Amazon||433||7||Mark Gregorich||United States||139,000||35|
|Amazon||433||8||Suketu Patel||United Kingdom||72,500||18|
|Amazon||434||1||Richard Bai||United States||79,000||20|
|Amazon||434||2||Daniel Zack||United States||99,000||25|
|Amazon||434||4||Iraj Parvizi||United Kingdom||192,000||48|
|Amazon||434||6||Scott Cole||United States||167,500||42|
|Amazon||434||7||Michael Lau||United States||132,000||33|
A recap of today's action is to follow.
The clocks have been stopped with 10 minutes to go on the level and five more hands will be played. Shortly after the announcement, Kyle Miaso sent his stack over to Carol Fuchs and headed out of the tournament area.
Tony Cousineau: /
Cliff Josephy: /
Tony Cousineau had been nursing a short stack for quite some time and eventually got his remaining 7,400 in after fifth street against Cliff Josephy, who had bet fourth street and received a call. Cousineau showed the and spiked the on sixth to secure the double, as Josephy's received the on sixth to pair up and make the seventh street a formality.
David 'ODB' Baker raised on the button and was three-bet by Ryan Miller in the big blind. Baker made the call and called once more on the flop.
Both players checked the turn and river as Miller revealed for a flopped full house to win the pot after Baker had shown his to the table.
Michael McKenna raised on the button and was called by short stack Jean Montury in the big blind. On the flop, Montury checked and called a bet before the turn went check, check.
Montury bet the river and McKenna raised, Montury called and was shown the for a low and a straight. Montury had for a full house and chopped it up.
"Bad six," McKenna joked while claiming his portion of the pot.
With some half an hour left on the clock the field size of Day 1 has been cut into half as just 78 players out of 156 entries remain. Jared Bleznick has emerged among the biggest stacks and Cliff Josephy has also increased his stack further to become a possible contender for the overnight spotlight, while Richard Ashby, Per Hildebrand, Eric Kurtzman and Todd Brunson all busted.
Seven Card Stud
Mark Gregorich: / (folded on sixth street)
Iraj Parvizi: / /
Andrey Zhigalov: / /
On sixth street Mark Gregorich had a nine-seven high showing and folded to a bet of Iraj Parvizi, who turned over for a diamond flush draw. Andrey Zhigalov had been awaiting his fate until then and showed for trips queens.
Parvizi hit the on seventh, and that locked up the triple up for Zhigalov, who received the meaningless as final card.
Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo
Robert Mizrachi: / /
Owais Ahmed: / /
Jyri Merivirta: / /
One table over, Owais Ahmed was also already all in on sixth street for the last 1,900 and he was called by Jyri Merivirta and Robert Mizrachi. The former checked seventh street and reluctantly called a bet by Mizrachi to get shown the for sevens and fives as well as a seventy-six low.
Merivirta had for eights and fours, while Ahmed had the for a full house to chip up.