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Event #14: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.



Event #14: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
Day 2 Completed

Jason Acosta Leads the Pack in $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

YorkshirePud • Level 20
Jason Acosta
Jason Acosta

Day 2 of Event #14: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. has reached it end. Jason Acosta (754,000) will go into Day 3 as the chip leader, and the field is down to 28 players, with play set to restart Friday at 12 p.m.

Acosta will continue to Day 3 along with other large stacks, such as Jason Stockfish (696,000), Sergey Atlbregin (485,000), Danny Woolard (434,000), Valentin Vornicu (421,000), and Gary Kosakowski (417,000).

Bradley Smith (123,000), who finished third in this event last year, made it through to Day 2, along with other notable players Chris Klodnicki (323,000), Phillip Hui (316,000), Yueqi Zhu (288,000), and Ron Ware (282,000).

The day began with 291 players out of the original field of 751, and 113 of those players finished in the money to guarantee themselves a min-cash of at least $2,253. Notable players that made the money, but didn’t make it to the end of Day 2, included Jimmy Fricke ($2,253), Scott Bohlman ($2,328), and World Poker Tour Executive Tour Director Matt Savage ($2,889). Chris Tryba ($4,232) busted out in the final level of the night, cashing in this event for the fifth consecutive year.

WSOP bracelet winners finishing in the money included six-time bracelet winner Chris “Jesus” Ferguson ($2,328), along with David “ODB” Baker ($2,328), David Brookshire ($3,666), and David Bach ($4,242), who won the $50K H.O.R.S.E. World Championship at the WSOP in 2009.

Other Day 2 players that finished short of the money included six-time bracelet winner Jeff Lisandro, and a pair of three-time bracelet winners in John Monnette and Rep Porter.

All players returning for Day 3 will cash in for at least $4,997. The field will play 60-minute levels and play down to six players Friday, with the final table restart commencing Saturday at 12 p.m. Those six players will battle for the bracelet and the $207,003 first prize!

Follow the PokerNews live reporting team for all things related to Event #14: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. as the event plays down to a champion!

Day 3 Seat Draw Event #14: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

GeoffFisk • Level 20
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Amazon4121Alex DovzhenkoUkraine147,000
Amazon4122Laurent ManderlierBelgium246,000
Amazon4124Timothy RainesUnited States164,000
Amazon4125Murilo SouzaBrazil265,000
Amazon4126Carlos VillamarinUnited States103,000
Amazon4127Ron WareUnited States282,000
Amazon4128Ashish GuptaAustralia367,000
Amazon4131Valentin VornicuUnited States421,000
Amazon4133Jason StockfishUnited States646,000
Amazon4134Joe AronestyUnited States208,000
Amazon4135Phillip HuiUnited States316,000
Amazon4136Mark GregorichUnited States231,000
Amazon4137Bradley SmithCanada123,000
Amazon4138Alex FerrariUnited States70,000
Amazon4201Yueqi ZhuChina288,000
Amazon4202David BrownUnited States115,000
Amazon4203Chris KlodnickiUnited States323,000
Amazon4204Danny WoolardUnited States434,000
Amazon4205Gary KosakowskiUnited States417,000
Amazon4206Andre ChingUnited States105,000
Amazon4207Andre AkkariBrazil163,000
Amazon4211Tony MaUnited States116,000
Amazon4212Michael GamermanUnited States38,000
Amazon4213Jason AcostaUnited States754,000
Amazon4215Sergey AltbreginRussia485,000
Amazon4216Daniel Brecht-HaddadUnited States165,000
Amazon4217Raul PaezSpain333,000
Amazon4218Keith SextonUnited States124,000

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

MartianNews • Level 20
Jason Acosta us
Jason Acosta
us 754,000 174,000
Jason Stockfish us
Jason Stockfish
us 694,000 -2,000
Sergey Altbregin ru
Sergey Altbregin
ru 485,000
Danny Woolard us
Danny Woolard
us 434,000 288,000
Valentin Vornicu us
Valentin Vornicu
us 421,000 71,000
Gary Kosakowski us
Gary Kosakowski
us 417,000
Ashish Gupta au
Ashish Gupta
au 367,000
Chris Klodnicki us
Chris Klodnicki
us 323,000 -82,000
Phillip Hui us
Phillip Hui
us 316,000 -44,000
Yueqi Zhu cn
Yueqi Zhu
cn 288,000 15,000
Ron Ware us
Ron Ware
us 282,000
Murilo Souza br
Murilo Souza
br 265,000 265,000
Laurent Manderlier be
Laurent Manderlier
be 246,000 26,000
Mark Gregorich us
Mark Gregorich
us 231,000
Joseph Aronesty us
Joseph Aronesty
us 208,000 -112,000
Daniel Brecht-Haddad US
Daniel Brecht-Haddad
US 165,000
Timothy Raines US
Timothy Raines
US 164,000 -146,000
Andre Akkari br
Andre Akkari
br 163,000
Alex Dovzhenko ua
Alex Dovzhenko
ua 147,000 67,000
Keith Sexton us
Keith Sexton
us 124,000 -36,000
Bradley Smith ca
Bradley Smith
ca 123,000 -32,000
Tony Ma us
Tony Ma
us 116,000 -19,000
David Brown us
David Brown
us 115,000 -150,000
Andre Ching us
Andre Ching
us 105,000
Blake Cahail us
Blake Cahail
us 103,000

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Four More Hands

GeoffFisk • Level 20

Day 2 is down to the final minutes of Level 20, and players will play four more hands before the night wraps up.

Gamerman Pulls In Half with His Boat Against Vornicu

MartianNews • Level 20

Stud Hi-Lo

Valentin Vornicu: {x-}{x-} / {2-Spades}{8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} / {x-}
Michael Gamerman: {x-}{x-} / {4-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} / {x-}

Valentin Vornicu completed and Michael Gamerman made it 8,000, Vornicu called. Gamerman bet every street and Vornicu called until showdown.

Gamerman tabled {a-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}, giving him a full house and Vornicu turned over {a-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{6-Diamonds} for the low end of the pot, splitting it up.

Valentin Vornicu us
Valentin Vornicu
us 350,000 165,000
Michael Gamerman US
Michael Gamerman
US 115,000 -40,000

Tags: Michael GamermanValentin Vornicu

Zinno Starting to climb Back Up

MartianNews • Level 20
Anthony Zinno
Anthony Zinno


Anthony Zinno: {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs} / {k-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{5-Spades} / {q-Diamonds}
Ted Woolridge: {q-Spades}{6-Clubs} / {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{2-Spades} / {2-Diamonds}

Ted Woolridge completed and Anthony Zinno instantly raised. Woolridge called and the two each put in a bet on fifth.

Zinno moved his last purple chip in, Woolridge called and the cards ran out in the favor of Zinno as he took down the pot with his pair of ladies.

Ted Woolridge us
Ted Woolridge
us 155,000 -57,000
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 80,000 46,000

Tags: Anthony ZinnoTed Woolridge