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

Two Players Remain in Event #14: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

DegenOnTour • Level 31
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It took about 13 hours of play at the 50th Annual World Series of Poker to get heads-up in Event #14: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. They played heads-up for quite a while but the tournament director and players agreed to halt play after 13 hours and continue tomorrow. Jason Stockfish and Murilo Souza will continue June 8th at noon. Stockfish holds on to the chip lead with 4,095,000 in chips and Souza has 3,425,000.

Stockfish is still in the running for his first bracelet after finishing second three times already. Two of those runner-up finishes are in mixed game events and Stockfish takes the chip lead to the fourth day of play.

For Souza, it's his first WSOP cash and final table. It's a rare feat to win a bracelet in your first WSOP cash, but Souza has that chance on Day 4.

Results so far

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1  $207,003
2  $127,932
3Gary KosakowskiUnited States$89,730
4Phillip HuiUnited States$63,860
5Chris KlodnickiUnited States$46,127
6Alex DovzhenkoUkraine$33,822
7Joseph AronestyUnited States$25,181
8Danny WoolardUnited States$19,040

Final Day Action
The day started with 28 players remaining out of the 751 total in the tournament. They were all battling for the first-place prize of $207,003 and of course the coveted WSOP Gold Bracelet. Plenty of familiar faces started the day like Andre Akkari (26th - $4,997), twelve-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Valentin Vornicu (19th - $5,990), and Ashish Gupta (11th - $11,415) but most of them didn't make it to the final table.

Bradley Smith managed to finish third in this event last year and he was well on his way to repeating that feat. Unfortunately for Smith, he was eventually eliminated in 18th place. He did cash for $5,990 this year though, making it back-to-back cashes in this event at the WSOP.

Joseph Aronesty
Joseph Aronesty

Another impressive performance was Joseph Aronesty and his final table appearance. Aronesty finished in fifth in Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better where he cashed for $50,646. He won about half of that in this event when he finally was eliminated from the tournament in 7th place. Aronesty busted out in a stud hand so he managed to fade the pain of busting in Omaha hi-lo hands in both tournaments.

Others that made the final table but didn't win the bracelet include Alex Dovzhenko (6th - $33,822), Chris Klodnicki (5th - $46,127), and Phillip Hui (4th $63,680). Gary Kosakowski was the last to miss the heads-up when he busted out in 3rd place, cashing for $89,730. It was Kosakowski's first final table appearance since 2014 and his second WSOP final table in general.

They will continue tomorrow with 30 minutes left in level 31. Souza will have the button, and they have four hands of Omaha hi-lo left. They will continue at noon local time.

PokerNews will be there to report on the remainder of the heads-up match.

Tags: Alex DovzhenkoAndre AkkariAshish GuptaBradley SmithChris KlodnickiGary KosakowskiJason StockfishJoseph AronestyMurilo SouzaPhillip HuiValentin Vornicu

Souza Takes Control

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Murilo Souza
Murilo Souza

Stud

Jason Stockfish: {x-}{x-} / {q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{8-Clubs} / {x-}
Murilo Souza: {x-}{x-} / {q-Spades}{5-Spades}{8-Spades}{2-Hearts} / {x-}

Murilo Souza completed and bet on fourth. Jason Stockfish took over, betting until sixth where he elected to check and Souza checked behind. Stockfish check-called a bet from Souza on seventh and players turned over their hands.

Souza showed {a-Hearts}{10-Spades}{7-Spades}, giving him a flush and Stockfish mucked {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} face up for a straight as the Brazilian scooped in another pot.

Murilo Souza br
Murilo Souza
br 4,560,000 2,060,000
Jason Stockfish us
Jason Stockfish
us 2,950,000 -2,050,000

Tags: Jason StockfishMurilo Souza

Souza Creeping Back

DegenOnTour • Level 31

Stud

Jason Stockfish: {x-}{x-} / {j-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{a-Diamonds} / {x-}
Murilo Souza: {x-}{x-} / {6-Clubs}{5-Spades}{7-Hearts}{6-Spades} / {x-}

Murilo Souza placed 30,000 in front of him as the bring in. Jason Stockfish completed the bet with 100,000. The call was made by the Brazillian and cards were dealt.

Stockfish continued with a bet of 100,000 and he was called by Souza.

Stockfisch check-called a bet of 200,000 on fifth street and he called two more 200,000 bets on the sixth and seventh street when Souza took the lead with a pair of sixes open.

Stockfish called on seventh to see his two pairs with {j-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{2-Diamonds} being no good against the {9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} of Souza to make a straight.

Jason Stockfish us
Jason Stockfish
us 5,000,000 -1,260,000
Murilo Souza br
Murilo Souza
br 2,500,000 1,250,000

Tags: Jason StockfishMurilo Souza

Level: 31

Limit Flop 50,000/100,000 (Limits 100,000/200,000)
Stud Games 20,000 ante - bring-in 30,000 completion 100,000
(Limits 100,000/200,000)

A Little Razzle Dazzle Pushes Stockfish Further Ahead

MartianNews • Level 30
Murilo Souza and Jason Stockfish
Murilo Souza and Jason Stockfish

Razz

Jason Stockfish: {x-}{x-} / {k-}{a-}{3-}{7-} / {x-}
Murilo Souza: {x-}{x-} / {4-}{5-}{7-}{j-} / {x-}

Murilo Souza completed and continued to fire until sixth when he elected to check. Jason Stockfish took over on sixth, pushing in a bet that was called by Souza.

Stockfish bet again on seventh and Souza instantly released his hand, shipping yet another Razz hand to Stockfish who now has a commanding lead.

Jason Stockfish us
Jason Stockfish
us 6,260,000 1,260,000
Murilo Souza br
Murilo Souza
br 1,250,000 -1,250,000

Tags: Jason StockfishMurilo Souza

Stockfish Back Extending His Lead

DegenOnTour • Level 30
Jason Stockfish
Jason Stockfish

Hold'em

Jason Stockfish raised to 160,000 from the button and big blind Murilo Souza called.

The flop was dealt {8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{2-Spades} and Stockfish continued with a bet of 80,000 after the Brazilian had checked to him. Souza called.

The dealer put the {2-Diamonds} turn on the table. Souza check-called another bet to see the river. The river was the {8-Spades} which brought a second pair on the board. Both players checked and Souza announced ''king'' but Stockfish showed {a-Clubs}{q-Spades} to win the pot.

Jason Stockfish us
Jason Stockfish
us 5,000,000 690,000
Murilo Souza br
Murilo Souza
br 2,500,000 -700,000

Tags: Jason StockfishMurilo Souza

Stockfish Scoops One in Stud Hi-Lo

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Stud Hi-Lo

Jason Stockfish: {x-}{x-} / {k-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{4-Hearts}{a-Clubs} / {x-}
Murilo Souza: {x-}{x-} / {5-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} / {x-}

Murilo Souza completed, Jason Stockfish called and Souza continued to fire on every street. Stockfish called all the way down to seventh where he check-raised and Souza called.

Stockfish tabled {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} for a full house and Souza looked stunned as he mucked his hand. Stockfish scooped in the pot, gaining much-needed momentum as Souza was absolutely crushing this heads-up match until the last couple of hands.

Jason Stockfish us
Jason Stockfish
us 4,310,000 910,000
Murilo Souza br
Murilo Souza
br 3,200,000 -910,000

Tags: Jason StockfishMurilo Souza

Souza Makes it Even

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Razz

Jason Stockfish: {x-}{x-} / {8-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{10-Clubs} / {x-}
Murilo Souza: {x-}{x-} / {3-Spades}{9-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{j-Clubs} / {x-}

Jason Stockfish put the bring in of 20,000 in the middle and Murilo Souza completed as he put 80,000 in the middle. Stockfish called.

Stockfish bet 80,000 himself on fourth street and he called a bet of 160,000 on fifth. Souza check-called another bet of 160,000 on sixth street.

Souza bet on seventh and he was called.

Souza showed {k-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{2-Hearts} for a ninety-eight and Stockfish mucked.

Jason Stockfish us
Jason Stockfish
us 3,800,000 400,000
Murilo Souza br
Murilo Souza
br 3,800,000 -310,000

Tags: Jason StockfishMurilo Souza