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Event #87: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.

Harold Klein Tops Day 1 of $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. as 127 Players Survive

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Hal Klein

Day 1 of the Event #87: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. has come to a conclusion at the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) with Harold Klein holding the chip lead over the remaining 127 players.

With the WSOP down to the final days of the schedule for another year, just a few events remain including the conclusion of the WSOP Main Event final table. So far in 2019, there have been two H.O.R.S.E. events with Murilo Souza winning the $1,500 buy-in and Greg Mueller winning his third WSOP bracelet when he took down the $10,000 buy-in.

Last year, Brian Hastings won this event after he defeated the 354-player field to capture the $233,202 first-place prize. For the 2019 installment, a total of 301 players took to the felt and created a prize pool of $812,700 that would pay the top 46 finishers as first place was reserved at $206,173 and the coveted WSOP bracelet.

Throughout the day a plethora of establish tournament pros, and mixed game enthusiasts took to the felt to try and grab one last saving grace from the 90-event WSOP. Once the dust settled, the likes of Anthony Zinno, Randy Ohel, David "ODB" Baker, Andrew Brown, Perry Friedman, Dan Zack, Mickey Appleman, Frank Kassela, Jesse Martin, Andre Akkari, Mike Leah, James Obst, Adam Friedman, Nick Schulman, David Bach, and Eli Elezra all found themselves on the rail.

Just 127 players would survive into Day 2 and it would be Harold Klein leading the charge with 123,200. Sitting on his heels include Justin Liberto (116,900), Yueqi Zhu (115,000), David Levi (108,200), Christopher Wallace (108,000), and Nicolas Milgrom (101,500).

Brian Hastings
Brian Hastings

Also surviving into Day 2 include WSOP bracelet winners Andrey Zaichenko, Kevin Song, Ryan Riess, John Monnette, Chris Ferguson, Ron Ware, Daniel Negreanu, Gary Benson, Greg Mueller, Benny Glaser, Jim Collopy, John Cernuto, Max Pescatori, Dominik Nitsche, Tommy Hang, Phillip Hui, Scott Clements, Brandon Shack-Harris, Linda Johnson, Mike Matusow, and defending champion Hastings.

Day 2 is set to begin on Monday, July 15, at 2 p.m. (PDT) with the PokerNews Live Reporting Team provides continuous live coverage of all the Event #87 action. So stay tuned right here to for all the Event #87 updates, and the conclusion of the 2019 World Series of Poker.

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