Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
The top of the field heading to Day 2 of Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. will be tightly packed, but Qinghai Pan vaulted above everyone in the last two levels of the night to take the biggest of the big stacks into Thursday’s play with 373,000 chips.
Several others were in contention for the chip lead before Pan soared past the field including Scott Seiver (261,000), Andrew Yeh (229,500), Randy Ohel (219,500), David Benyamine (219,000), and Brett Richey (215,000).
Pan started his run to the top earlier in the day by eliminating Daniel Negreanu in a hand of Razz. He’ll be looking to improve on his recent 7th place finish in the $3,000 version of this discipline in Event #32.
Wednesday’s event drew 139 entries through the first 10 levels of play, with 71 surviving, and late registration still open until Day 2.
Adam Friedman and Phil Hellmuth could be among the last entrants after they did battle in Event #36: $10,000 Dealer’s Choice, with Friedman defeating Hellmuth to become a three-time defending champion of that event.
Top 10 Chip Counts After Day 1
|1||Qinghai Pan||United States||373,000|
|2||Scott Seiver||United States||261,000|
|3||Andrew Yeh||United States||229,500|
|4||Randy Ohel||United States||219,500|
|6||Marco Johnson||United States||218,000|
|7||Jerry Wong||United States||217,500|
|8||Brett Richey||United States||215,500|
|9||Jesse Klein||United States||199,500|
|10||Nate Silver||United States||197,000|
Elite Field Shows Up
The $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship always draws an elite field of mixed-game superstars, and this year was no exception, with 2019 WSOP Player of the Year Robert Campbell (181,500), Scott Bohlman (180,000), Max Pescatori (125,500), Yuri Dzivielevski (100,000) and defending champion Greg Mueller (30,500) among those surviving the day.
Others such as Eli Elezra, Daniel Negreanu, Brian Rast, Matt Glantz, David “ODB”, Baker, and David “Bakes” Baker were not as fortunate.
The atmosphere in the room was generally light as well, with plenty of conversation and an interesting table involving mixed-games star Brandon Shack-Harris (177,500) keeping things playful in the early stages of this battle for a bracelet.
Business will get far more serious Thursday however, as the players battle into the money, beginning at 2:00 pm local time with level 11, which comes with limits of 4,000 and 8,000. The levels also move from 60 minutes to 90, and the players will take a 60-minute dinner break after level 14.
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|Amazon||427||2||Peiwen Wang||United States||189,000|
|Amazon||427||3||Shaun Deeb||United States||71,000|
|Amazon||427||4||Benny Glaser||United Kingdom||184,500|
|Amazon||427||5||Jerry Wong||United States||217,500|
|Amazon||427||6||Randy Ohel||United States||219,500|
|Amazon||427||7||Christopher Vitch||United States||155,000|
|Amazon||427||8||Marco Johnson||United States||218,000|
|Amazon||428||1||Kyle Montgomery||United States||51,000|
|Amazon||428||3||John Racener||United States||29,000|
|Amazon||428||4||William Klevitz||United States||45,500|
|Amazon||428||5||Ryan Laplante||United States||39,000|
|Amazon||428||6||Tommy Hang||United States||168,500|
|Amazon||428||7||Derek McMaster||United States||6,500|
|Amazon||428||8||Tom McCormick||United States||19,000|
|Amazon||429||1||Brandon Shack-Harris||United States||177,500|
|Amazon||429||2||Yehuda Buchalter||United States||149,500|
|Amazon||429||3||Allen Kessler||United States||19,000|
|Amazon||429||4||Richard Sklar||United States||196,500|
|Amazon||429||5||Kevin Gerhart||United States||110,000|
|Amazon||429||7||Jesse Klein||United States||199,500|
|Amazon||429||8||Ryan Boyle||United States||36,000|
|Amazon||430||1||James Woods||United States||189,000|
|Amazon||430||2||Qinghai Pan||United States||373,000|
|Amazon||430||3||Raymond Henson||United States||192,000|
|Amazon||430||5||Hansu Chu||United States||46,000|
|Amazon||430||7||Matt Grapenthien||United States||113,000|
|Amazon||430||8||Perry Friedman||United States||87,500|
|Amazon||436||2||Aaron Kupin||United States||28,000|
|Amazon||436||5||Scott Seiver||United States||261,000|
|Amazon||436||6||Eddie Blumenthal||United States||65,500|
|Amazon||436||7||Kevin Song||United States||111,000|
|Amazon||436||8||Christopher Chung||United States||165,000|
|Amazon||437||3||Nate Silver||United States||197,000|
|Amazon||437||4||Brock Parker||United States||24,500|
|Amazon||437||7||Scott Bohlman||United States||180,000|
|Amazon||437||8||Thomas Hammers||United States||180,500|
|Amazon||438||1||Alexander Harris||United States||71,000|
|Amazon||438||3||Chad Campbell||United States||189,000|
|Amazon||438||4||Chris Bell||United States||40,000|
|Amazon||438||5||Andrew Kelsall||United States||91,000|
|Amazon||438||8||Wendy Freedman||United States||116,000|
|Amazon||439||5||Nick Schulman||United States||60,000|
|Amazon||439||7||Brett Richey||United States||215,500|
|Amazon||439||8||Cary Katz||United States||70,500|
|Amazon||445||1||Yuebin Guo||United States||78,000|
|Amazon||445||3||Andrew Yeh||United States||229,500|
|Amazon||445||5||Todd Ivens||United States||160,000|
|Amazon||445||6||Eric Rodawig||United States||151,500|
|Amazon||445||7||Michael Trivett||United States||155,000|
|Amazon||445||8||John Monnette||United States||35,500|
|Amazon||446||3||Jesse Hampton||United States||68,500|
|Amazon||446||5||David Singer||United States||69,500|
|Amazon||446||7||Bryce Yockey||United States||156,000|
|Amazon||446||8||Mark Gallo||United States||46,000|
|Amazon||447||1||Dan Shak||United States||154,500|
|Amazon||447||5||John Hennigan||United States||30,000|
|Amazon||447||6||Frankie O'Dell||United States||47,500|
|Amazon||447||7||Craig Chait||United States||95,500|
Play has ended for the night. The tournament clock shows 71 players remaining, with registration open until the start of day two.
A full recap of the day's action will be posted shortly.
The floor director has announced three more hands to conclude play for the night.
Shaun Deeb has taken his seat in the final 20 minutes of Day 1. There are currently 75 players remaining, with late registration open until the start of the day 2.
Forty minutes remain on the clock before the surviving players bag up for Day 2.
David Benyamine has built himself a decent chip lead as the final 75 players grind through the final level of the night.
Limit Blinds: 1,500/3,000
Stud Blinds: 1,000/3,000 Ante: 1,000
After raising to begin the hand, Felipe Ramos committed his last big bet on sixth street against the calls of Richard Sklar and Hansu Chu.
Felipe Ramos: / /
Richard Sklar: /
Hansu Chu: /
Ramos was relieved to find that his two pair were good, as he tripled up ahead of the last level of the night.