Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
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 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.
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.
|Amazon||409||3||Matthew Gonzales||United States||551,000|
|Amazon||409||5||Jen Harman||United States||126,000|
|Amazon||409||6||Nick Guagenti||United States||537,000|
|Amazon||409||7||David Brookshire||United States||611,000|
|Amazon||410||4||Tom Koral||United States||425,000|
|Amazon||410||5||Phil Galfond||United States||734,000|
|Amazon||410||6||Marco Johnson||United States||631,000|
|Amazon||410||8||Craig Chait||United States||295,000|
|Amazon||411||1||Yehuda Buchalter||United States||369,000|
|Amazon||411||2||Mike Ross||United States||300,000|
|Amazon||411||3||Anthony Zinno||United States||390,000|
|Amazon||411||5||Justin Bonomo||United States||200,000|
|Amazon||411||6||Scott Clements||United States||343,000|
|Amazon||411||8||Brian Hastings||United States||1,125,000|
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.
Phil Hui had the bring-in and Greg Mueller completed. Hui raised to 30,000, and Mueller announced raise and Hui called all in.
Hui: / /
Mueller: / /
Mueller's split aces held against Hui's ace-high, and the WSOP bracelet winner was eliminated in 21st place for $15,176.
On the flop, Phil Galfond check-called a bet by Marco Johnson and then bet the turn, which Johnson called. The 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.
Ville Haavisto: / /
Greg Mueller: / /
Ville Haavisto called bets by Greg Mueller on fourth and fifth, both then checked sixth and seventh. Haavisto showed and Mueller mucked the .
Scott Clements: / /
Mikhail Semin: / /
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 , Semin mucked .
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.
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 and Brookshire led out for 15,000. Marsters raised all in for his last 29,000 and Brookshire called.
The turn and river landed the and , and Marsters was eliminated in 22nd place for a $15,176 payday.
Anthony Zinno and Ville Haavisto were involved in a three-bet pot and Zinno ended up check-calling bets on the board to show for the nut flush. Haavisto also had a flush with , and received the low portion of the pot with his ace-seven.