Event #29: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
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Event #29: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
Day 2 Completed

Hastings Leads With 20 Players Remaining in Event #29: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship

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Brian Hastings leads after Day 2
Brian Hastings leads after Day 2

Another event of the 50th World Series of Poker is one step closer to crowning a champion, as Day 2 of Event #29: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship has come to a conclusion after seven 90-minute levels with 20 players remaining. The money bubble has already burst and the remaining contenders have $15,176 locked up so far, however, all eyes are set on the top prize of $425,347 and the coveted gold bracelet that comes along with it.

The registration for the event remained open until the cards went in the air at 3 p.m. local time and 11 players bought in to start with 60,000 chips to join the 83 Day 1 survivors to create a field of 172 entries and prize pool of $1,616,800. Around 12 hours later, only 20 mixed game enthusiasts bagged up chips and will be back after a good night's sleep to play down to the final six on the penultimate tournament day.

Brian Hastings was third in chips heading into Day 2 and narrowly beat Day 1 chip leader Daniel Ospina to the top spot this time after claiming 1,125,000 to his name. Ospina follows in joint-second place with Dario Sammartino, as both bagged up 1,120,000. They are the only chip millionaires so far, as Greg Mueller follows next on the leader board with 734,000.

Phil Galfond
Phil Galfond turns late reg into big stack for Day 3

Phil Galfond was one of the late entrants and advanced with 734,000, the same feat was also achieved by Matthew Gonzales (551,000) and Justin Bonomo (200,000).

Among the remaining 20 players are a total of 11 WSOP bracelet winners, which also includes Marco Johnson (631,000), David Brookshire (611,000), Tom Koral (425,000), Anthony Zinno (390,000), Scott Clements (343,000), and Jen Harman (126,000) all seek a repeat victory at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. Clements comes fresh off his third bracelet win in Event #10 $1,500 Dealers Choice, while Zinno missed out on a second bracelet in Event #20 $1,500 Seven-Card Stud.

The list of casualties throughout Day 2 reads like the who-is-who of poker: Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Paul Volpe, Ian Johns, Daniel Idema, Gary Benson, Julien Martini, Brian Rast, defending champion John Hennigan, Chris Ferguson and Nick Schulman were just some of those that missed out on adding another WSOP cash to their resume.

Rast went runner-runner to beat the superior pocket pair of Nicholas Seiken in a Stud hand, but his fortune turned and he paired up twice in a Razz hand against Daniel Ospina to run out of chips. Negreanu had plenty of outs to secure a portion if not a full double with his short stack in an Omaha Hi-Lo hand when he flopped an open-ended straight draw, but turn and river bricked off to send the six-time WSOP bracelet winner to the rail without anything to show for.

Daniel Negreanu
No Fortune for Daniel Negreanu on Day 2

Plenty of split pots, quarters and scoops in the five different game types followed and the money bubble burst in the penultimate level of the night. Randy Ohel lost with two pair against the better two pair of Phil Galfond in a Stud Hand and the set of tens of David "ODB" Baker ended up second-best to the set of kings of Yueqi Zhu moments later to avoid a time-consuming money bubble. Zhu had spiked the case king in the deck to deal the final blow.

Once the min-cash of $15,176 was secured, half a dozen hopefuls headed to the payout desk to collect their earnings including Daniel Alaei, Chris Vitch, Chip Jett, Yueqi Zhu, Tim Marsters, and Phillip Hui. For all remaining 20 players, the hope is still alive to become the next WSOP bracelet winner.

The action resumes on Thursday, June 13th, 2019, as of 3 p.m. local time in the Amazon Gold section and another long day of poker is expected to whittle down the field to the six-handed showdown. Be sure to tune back in, as the PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide all the action.

Tags: Anthony ZinnoBrian HastingsBrian RastChip JettChris FergusonChris VitchDaniel AlaeiDaniel NegreanuDaniel OspinaDario SammartinoDavid "ODB" BakerDavid BrookshireGreg MuellerJen HarmanJohn HenniganJustin BonomoMarco JohnsonMatthew GonzalesPhil GalfondPhil IveyPhillip HuiRandy OhelScott ClementsTim MarstersYueqi Zhu

Day 3 Seat Assignments

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RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Amazon4091Ville HaavistoFinland332,000
Amazon4092Greg MuellerCanada734,000
Amazon4093Matthew GonzalesUnited States551,000
Amazon4095Jen HarmanUnited States126,000
Amazon4096Nick GuagentiUnited States537,000
Amazon4097David BrookshireUnited States611,000
      
Amazon4102Dario SammartinoItaly1,120,000
Amazon4103Sampo RyynanenFinland106,000
Amazon4104Tom KoralUnited States425,000
Amazon4105Phil GalfondUnited States734,000
Amazon4106Marco JohnsonUnited States631,000
Amazon4107Daniel OspinaColombia1,120,000
Amazon4108Craig ChaitUnited States295,000
      
Amazon4111Yehuda BuchalterUnited States369,000
Amazon4112Mike RossUnited States300,000
Amazon4113Anthony ZinnoUnited States390,000
Amazon4115Justin BonomoUnited States200,000
Amazon4116Scott ClementsUnited States343,000
Amazon4117Mikhail SeminRussia242,000
Amazon4118Brian HastingsUnited States1,125,000

End-of-Day 2 Counts (full)

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The remaining 20 players have bagged up their chips and will be back at 3 p.m. local time to play down to the final six, who will play down to a champion on the following day on the live stream table in the Amazon room.

A recap of today's action is to follow.

Brian Hastings us
Brian Hastings
us 1,125,000 225,000
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
it 1,120,000 120,000
Daniel Ospina co
Daniel Ospina
co 1,120,000 -195,000
Greg Mueller ca
Greg Mueller
ca 734,000 -6,000
Phil Galfond us
Phil Galfond
us 734,000 204,000
Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
us 631,000 -49,000
David Brookshire us
David Brookshire
us 611,000 -23,000
Matthew Gonzales us
Matthew Gonzales
us 551,000 -144,000
Nick Guagenti us
Nick Guagenti
us 537,000 -43,000
Tom Koral us
Tom Koral
us 425,000 -90,000
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 390,000 70,000
Yehuda Buchalter us
Yehuda Buchalter
us 369,000 -271,000
Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
us 343,000 -27,000
Ville Haavisto fi
Ville Haavisto
fi 332,000 62,000
Mike Ross us
Mike Ross
us 300,000 -185,000
Craig Chait us
Craig Chait
us 295,000 -85,000
Mikhail Semin ru
Mikhail Semin
ru 242,000 2,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 200,000 -40,000
Jen Harman US
Jen Harman
US 126,000 -202,000
Sampo Ryynanen fi
Sampo Ryynanen
fi 106,000 -114,000

Galfond Takes on Johnson

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Omaha Hi-Lo

On the {k-Spades}{j-Clubs}{7-Clubs} flop, Phil Galfond check-called a bet by Marco Johnson and then bet the {10-Diamonds} turn, which Johnson called. The {q-Clubs} came on the river and Galfond check-raised a bet of Johnson, which sent the latter deep into the think tank. Eventually, Johnson folded and Galfond won the pot.

Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
us 680,000 -90,000
Phil Galfond us
Phil Galfond
us 530,000 210,000

Tags: Marco JohnsonPhil Galfond

Clements and Haavisto Win Razz Hands

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Razz

Ville Haavisto: {x-}{x-} / {5-}{9-}{2-}{q-} / {x-}
Greg Mueller: {x-}{x-} / {8-}{a-}{4-}{8-} / {x-}

Ville Haavisto called bets by Greg Mueller on fourth and fifth, both then checked sixth and seventh. Haavisto showed {a-}{9-}{6-} and Mueller mucked the {a-}{3-}{x-}.

Scott Clements: {x-}{x-} / {9-}{6-}{8-}{k-} / {x-}
Mikhail Semin: {x-}{x-} / {a-}{j-}{2-}{k-} / {x-}

Mikhail Semin also took a hit after he paid off Scott Clements, Justin Bonomo had folded on fifth. Clements bet fifth through seventh and showed {4-}{3-}{2-}, Semin mucked {a-}{7-}{3-}.

Greg Mueller ca
Greg Mueller
ca 700,000 -110,000
Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
us 370,000 220,000
Ville Haavisto fi
Ville Haavisto
fi 270,000 77,000
Mikhail Semin ru
Mikhail Semin
ru 240,000 -90,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 240,000 -141,000

Tags: Greg MuellerJustin BonomoMikhail SeminScott ClementsVille Haavisto

Mueller vs. Haavisto

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Razz

Phil Hui had the bring-in and Ville Haavisto called next to act. Greg Mueller completed, and after Hui folded, Haavisto called.

Mueller bet fourth and Haavisto called, and on fifth Mueller bet 30,000. Haavisto folded, and Mueller collected the pot.

Haavisto: {x-}{x-} / {7-}{6-}{2-}
Mueller: {x-}{x-} / {4-}{5-}{7-}

Greg Mueller ca
Greg Mueller
ca 810,000 70,000
Ville Haavisto fi
Ville Haavisto
fi 193,000 53,000

Tags: Greg MuellerVille Haavisto

Tim Marsters Eliminated in 22nd Place ($15,176)

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Tim Marsters
Tim Marsters

Omaha Hi-Lo

Tim Marsters raised under the gun to 30,000 and David Brookshire three-bet from the small blind. Marsters made it 60,000 to go and Brookshire called.

The flop landed {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{j-Spades} and Brookshire led out for 15,000. Marsters raised all in for his last 29,000 and Brookshire called.

Brookshire: {j-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{4-Spades}{2-Hearts}
Marsters: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{8-Diamonds}

The turn and river landed the {j-Diamonds} and {7-Clubs}, and Marsters was eliminated in 22nd place for a $15,176 payday.

David Brookshire us
David Brookshire
us 618,000 109,000
Tim Marsters au
Tim Marsters
au Busted

Tags: David BrookshireTim Marsters