2018 World Series of Poker

Event #76: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
Days: 3

A Winner Will be Crowned in Event #76: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.

John Hennigan
John Hennigan

In the final mixed game event of the 2018 World Series of Poker, there will be 19 players looking to finish their campaign on a high note in Event #76: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. At this point, they are all guaranteed $6,524 but everyone will have their sights set on the $233,202 first-place prize and the WSOP gold bracelet that goes along with it.

When the players return to their seats for the third and final day of this event, Brian Hastings will carry the chip lead after bagging an impressive 667,000 chips after Day 2. Hastings is a three-time bracelet winner already but will be looking for his first of the summer in a stacked field of mixed-game specialists.

While most of the attention will be given to the Main Event final table taking place with just three players remaining, there is another storyline being followed throughout the summer that could have major implications based on the results of this tournament. John Hennigan is in a heated race with Shaun Deeb for the 2018 WSOP Player of the Year title. Hennigan will also be returning for Day 3 with 361,000 chips which is nothing to bat an eye at. He has already wrapped up one title this summer in the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. event and will be looking for another one today to keep pace with Deeb.

Some other notables to keep an eye on as the day unfolds include Jeff Madsen (416,000), Bruno Fitoussi (382,000), Dutch Boyd (347,000), Carol Fuchs, (132,000), and Jeff Lisandro (51,000). The action will get underway at 2:00 p.m. local time inside the Rio All-Suites and Casino at the start of level 21. The limits will resume at 12,000/24,000, leaving not much room for the short stacks to play around.

The levels will continue at 60-minutes in length with a 15-minute break after every two levels. There will be a 60-minute dinner break after the sixth level of the day. Here is a look at the seat draw for the start of the day, with a new redraw being done at 16 players and at 9 players for the unofficial final table.

Day 3 Seat Draw

RoomTableSeatPlayer NameCountryChip Count
Brasilia451Scott AbramsUnited States178,000
Brasilia452Ray HensonUnited States315,000
Brasilia453Jeff MadsenUnited States416,000
Brasilia454Bruno FitoussiFrance382,000
Brasilia456Ronald SchiffmanUnited States181,000
Brasilia457Jesse HamptonUnited States209,000
Brasilia458Dutch BoydUnited States347,000
Brasilia501Carol FuchsUnited States132,000
Brasilia502Kristan LordUnited States74,000
Brasilia503John HenniganUnited States361,000
Brasilia504Tim MarstersAustralia572,000
Brasilia506Brian HastingsUnited States667,000
Brasilia507Tony MaUnited States56,000
Brasilia601Hye ParkUnited States321,000
Brasilia602Lee MarkholtUnited States267,000
Brasilia604Andrew BrownUnited States190,000
Brasilia605Alan SteinbergUnited States237,000
Brasilia606Ben LandowskiUnited States364,000
Brasilia608Jeff LisandroAustralia51,000

The PokerNews live reporting team be bringing you all of the live updates throughout the event until a winner is crowned.

Tags: Brian HastingsBruno FitoussiCarol FuchsDutch BoydJeff LisandroJeff MadsenJohn HenniganShaun Deeb