Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E
Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E
Day 2 Completed

Anthony Zinno Dominates on Day 2 of $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

dsalituro • Level 25
Anthony Zinno
Anthony Zinno

Day 2 of Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. belonged to one man: three-time bracelet winner Anthony Zinno.

Zinno finished the night with 2,565,000, more than one million ahead of his closest competitor, and in prime position to pick up his second bracelet of the 2021 WSOP and fourth overall. He knocked out two players in one hand to get over the two million chip barrier — at the time more than double the rest of the field — then made a straight flush in a pot against Randy Ohel to close out the session.

The day began with 199 players still in the mix and ended with only 18 still with their dreams of winning the coveted WSOP bracelet. In addition to Zinno, past bracelet winners Ohel (1,040,000), Max Pescatori (850,000), Joe McKeehen (835,000), and Ari Engel (300,000) are in the mix as well.

Trailing just behind Zinno on the leaderboard are Kao Saechao (1,495,000), Curtis Phelps (1,355,000), Darren Kennedy (1,330,000), and Paul Holder (1,160,000).

Day 3 Seat Chart

TableSeatPlayerChip Count
4061Koray Aldemir335,000
4062Curtis Phelps1,335,000
4063Joe McKeehen835,000
4064Ari Engel300,000
4067Max Pescatori850,000
4068John Holley255,000
TableSeatPlayerChip Count
4141Randy Ohel1,040,000
4143Darren Kennedy1,330,000
4145Tim Frazin240,000
4146Paul Holder1,160,000
4147Anthony Zinno2,565,000
4148Michael Rosenberg930,000
TableSeatPlayerChip Count
4211Ben Landowski305,000
4062Brock Parker395,000
4064Kai Hicks435,000
4065Christopher Adams920,000
4067Roland Israelashvili300,000
4068Kao Saechao1,395,000

Not everyone was fortunate enough to survive the day. Phil Hellmuth was an early casualty, as were Chino Rheem, Barry Greenstein, and David "Bakes" Baker. Norman Chad was eliminated on the first hand of hand-for-hand play and split 90th-place prize money.

Once the money was reached, bustouts came in fast. Allen Kessler (71st), Jason Somerville (63rd), Shaun Deeb (49th), and Brian Hastings (48th) all finished in the money. Actor James Woods finished in 28th place, while 94-year-old Constantine Zdanowich was eliminated in 21st place.

Day 3 will resume tomorrow at 2 p.m. PST and play down to a winner. PokerNews will be on hand to provide all the live updates as a new WSOP bracelet winner is crowned.

Tags: Anthony ZinnoAri EngelCurtis PhelpsDarren KennedyJoe McKeehenKao SaechaoMax PescatoriPaul HolderRandy Ohel

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

dsalituro • Level 25
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 2,565,000
Kao "Flexx" Saechao US
Kao "Flexx" Saechao
US 1,395,000 795,000
Curtis Phelps us
Curtis Phelps
us 1,355,000 305,000
Darren Kennedy ca
Darren Kennedy
ca 1,330,000 180,000
Paul Holder us
Paul Holder
us 1,160,000 210,000
Randy Ohel us
Randy Ohel
us 1,040,000
Michael Rosenberg us
Michael Rosenberg
us 930,000 -270,000
Christopher Adams us
Christopher Adams
us 920,000 -205,000
Max Pescatori it
Max Pescatori
it 850,000 150,000
Joe Mckeehen us
Joe Mckeehen
us 835,000 -15,000
Kai Hicks US
Kai Hicks
US 435,000 185,000
Brock Parker us
Brock Parker
us 395,000 -105,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 335,000 -165,000
Ben Landowski us
Ben Landowski
us 305,000 140,000
Roland Israelashvili us
Roland Israelashvili
us 300,000 -380,000
Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
ca 300,000 -175,000
John Holley us
John Holley
us 255,000 -20,000
Tim Frazin us
Tim Frazin
us 240,000 15,000

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Bag and Tag Time

DougChase • Level 25

The remaining 18 players will now bag and tag for the night. Please stay tuned to PokerNews for a recap of all of today's action as well as full chip counts coming your way soon.

Zinno Ends the Night With a Straight Flush

dsalituro • Level 25

Limit Hold'em

On the last hand of the night, Anthony Zinno raised, then called a three-bet from Randy Ohel. Ohel bet the {8-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{7-Hearts} flop and Zinno called.

Zinno took the lead on the {9-Clubs} turn and Ohel called to see the {2-Diamonds} on the river. Zinno bet again and Ohel called after a brief tank.

"Straight flush. Just giddy," Zinno said, turning over {10-Hearts}{9-Hearts}.

Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 2,565,000 765,000
Randy Ohel us
Randy Ohel
us 1,040,000 -310,000

Tags: Anthony ZinnoRandy Ohel

Holder Puts a Dent in Zinno

dsalituro • Level 25
Paul Holder
Paul Holder

Stud Hi-Lo

Paul Holder: {x-}{x-}/{q-Hearts}{5-Spades}{2-Spades}{6-Hearts}/{x-}
Anthony Zinno: {x-}{x-}/{k-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}/{x-}

Anthony Zinno bet on fifth street and was called by Paul Holder to his immediate right. When Zinno bet again on sixth, Holder came back with a raise.

Zinno called, then both players checked seventh. Zinno had a pair of kings with {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{x-}, but Holder had him beat with {2-Hearts}{5-Hearts} for two pair, fives and deuces, to win the pot.

Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 1,800,000 -570,000
Paul Holder us
Paul Holder
us 950,000 270,000

Tags: Anthony ZinnoPaul Holder

Holley Gets Boost Versus Aldemir

dsalituro • Level 25

Seven Card Stud

John Holley: {x-}/{7-Spades}{q-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}/{x-}
Koray Aldemir: {x-}/{a-Clubs}{9-Spades}{2-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}/{x-}

With two threes showing, John Holley bet on sixth street and was called by Koray Aldemir. Holley checked on seventh and Aldemir checked behind after a long pause.

Holley showed {q-Spades}{8-Spades}{5-Spades} for two pair, queens and threes. "That's good," Aldemir said as he mucked.

"I was trying to represent trip threes," Holley responded.

John Holley us
John Holley
us 600,000 175,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 420,000 -280,000

Tags: john holleyKoray Aldemir