Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
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Highlights

Highlights

Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
Day 3 Completed

Gerhart Leads the Final Five; Johnson, Yockey and Shack-Harris Also Eye Repeat Bracelet Win

MattHansen • Level 23: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante
Kevin Gerhart
Kevin Gerhart

After over eight hours of play in a back-and-forth Day 3, Kevin Gerhart leads the final table into Day 4 of Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship at the 2021 World Series of Poker. The remaining players survived a penultimate day that started with 16 players and played down to the final five that will return tomorrow to play to a winner on PokerGO. The popular H.O.R.S.E. Championship attracted 149 entrants to a field that generated a prize pool of $1,389,425, of which $361,124 will go to the winner along with the WSOP gold bracelet.

Behind Gerhart are Eddie Blumenthal, two-time bracelet winner Marco Johnson, and bracelet winner Bryce Yockey with Brandon Shack-Harris returning on the short stack for a chance to spin it up to win his third bracelet.

Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship Final Five Seat Draw

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Bets
1Brandon Shack-HarrisUnited States540,0005
2Eddie BlumenthalUnited States2,400,00020
3Bryce YockeyUnited States1,445,00012
4Marco JohnsonUnited States1,840,00015
5Kevin GerhartUnited States2,720,00023

Day 3 Action

Eric Rodawig, Michael Trivett, Max Pescatori, Kevin Song, Jerry Wong, Randy Ohel, and Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier all hit the rail in the first two levels of the day, and the remaining players were quickly down to an unofficial final table of nine.

Gerhart built his lead throughout the day at a volatile final table that took more than three hours before Benny Glaser was eliminated in ninth place by Gerhart’s two-pair. It was another three hours of lead changes and doubles before the table saw its next elimination, David Benyamine, fall in in eighth place. Just a short time later, Jake Schwartz and Chris Vitch were ousted just a few hands apart to set the final five for tomorrow’s finale. When the dust settled, Gerhart held a small chip lead over Eddie Blumenthal, who made a late charge after struggling to find traction all day.

Final Table Results and Remaining Payouts

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in USD)
1  $361,124
2  $223,194
3  $155,971
4  $111,701
5  $82,033
6Chris VitchUnited States$61,819
7Jake SchwartzUnited States$47,835
8David BenyamineFrance$38,035

The button will be on Shack-Harris and there is one more hand to be played in Limit Hold'em when the action resumes at 4 p.m. local time. There are 23 minutes left in level 23, which features limit blinds of 30,000/60,000 and limits of 60,000/120,000. The final table will be broadcast with hole cards exposed at 5 p.m. at PokerGO.

Be sure to join us tomorrow for live updates on the final table of Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. from the PokerNews live reporting team.

Tags: Benny GlaserBertrand GrospellierBryce YockeyChris VitchDavid BenyamineEddie BlumenthalEric RodawigJake SchwartzJerry WongKevin GerhartKevin SongMarco JohnsonMax PescatoriMichael TrivettRandy Ohel

Chris Vitch Eliminated in 6th Place ($61,819)

zedmaster84 • Level 23: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante
Chris Vitch
Chris Vitch

Limit Hold'em

Chris Vitch raised and Kevin Gerhart three-bet in the small blind, Brandon Shack-Harris called in the big blind and Vitch called. On the {a-Spades}{9-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} flop, Gerhart bet and earned two folds to reveal the {q-Hearts}{q-Spades} for a pair of queens.

One hand later, Vitch raised once more out of a stack of 255,000. Marco Johnson three-bet and Vitch then said "I don't think I am getting away from it" before getting it in preflop, Johnson looked him up.

Chris Vitch: {k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Marco Johnson: {a-Diamonds}{9-Spades}

Vitch spiked a gutshot on the {q-Spades}{10-Spades}{6-Hearts} flop but the {4-Clubs} turn and {q-Hearts} river were both blanks to oust Vitch in 6th place. The remaining five players are now bagging up for the night.

Kevin Gerhart us
Kevin Gerhart
us 2,720,000 -580,000
Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
us 1,840,000 315,000
Chris Vitch us
Chris Vitch
us Busted

Tags: Chris VitchKevin GerhartMarco Johnson

Yockey Chips Up on Gerhart Fold

MattHansen • Level 23: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante

Marco Johnson: {x-}{x-} / {2-Hearts} / fold
Kevin Gerhart: {x-}{x-} / {5-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{7-Spades}{10-Diamonds} / {x-}
Bryce Yockey: {x-}{x-} / {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}{9-Hearts}{k-Clubs} / {x-}

Marco Johnson brought it in and Kevin Gerhart completed. Bryce Yockey called and Johnson folded.

Yockey bet fourth, fifth, and sixth streets and got a call from Gerhart on each.

"You win," Gerhart said as Yockey fired at seventh street. Gerhart folded and Yockey chipped up just over 1 million late in Day 3 play.

Kevin Gerhart us
Kevin Gerhart
us 2,500,000 -800,000
Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
us 1,030,000 480,000

Tags: Bryce YockeyKevin Gerhart

Jake Schwartz Eliminated in 7th Place ($47,835)

MattHansen • Level 23: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante
Jake Schwartz
Jake Schwartz

Stud Hi-Lo

Jake Schwartz: {x-}{x-} / {2-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} / {x-}{x-}
Eddie Blumenthal: {x-}{x-} / {3-Hearts}{8-Spades}{q-Spades} / {x-}{x-}

Jake Schwartz brought it in and Eddie Blumenthal completed it. Schwartz called.

Blumenthal bet fourth street and Schwartz called. On fifth street, Blumenthal put out a bet and Schwartz raised with a little less than two bets. Blumenthal called.

Schwartz turned over {5-Spades}{5-Clubs} and Blumenthal had {j-Clubs}{8-Clubs}. Schwartz got a {j-Spades} and a {a-Spades} but it was not enough to beat Blumenthal's pair of eights and Schwartz was out of the tournament in seventh place.

Eddie Blumenthal us
Eddie Blumenthal
us 2,475,000 275,000
Jake Schwartz us
Jake Schwartz
us Busted

Tags: Eddie BlumenthalJake Schwartz

David Benyamine Eliminated in 8th Place ($38,035)

zedmaster84 • Level 23: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante
David Benyamine
David Benyamine

Stud Hi-Lo

Jake Schwartz: {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} / {2-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{k-Clubs}{2-Spades} / {6-Clubs}
David Benyamine: {6-Hearts}{3-Spades} / {5-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} / {k-Diamonds}
Eddie Blumenthal: {a-Hearts}{4-Clubs} / {5-Spades}{a-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} / {8-Spades}

Jake Schwartz and David Benyamine got it in on third street and Eddie Blumenthal looked them both up. As the tides changed back and fourth, Schwartz ended up with two pair. Blumenthal had a par of aces and low draw to improve to an eight-seven low and Benyamine caught nothing whatsoever to depart in 8th place for $38,035.

Eddie Blumenthal us
Eddie Blumenthal
us 2,200,000 300,000
Jake Schwartz us
Jake Schwartz
us 370,000 90,000
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr Busted

Tags: David BenyamineEddie BlumenthalJake Schwartz

Blumenthal Charging; Yockey Getting Short

MattHansen • Level 23: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante

Stud Hi-Lo

Jake Schwartz: {x-}{x-} / {3-Clubs} / {x-}
Eddie Blumenthal: {x-}{x-} / {6-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{k-Diamonds} / {x-}
David Benyamine: {x-}{x-} / {8-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds} / fold
Bryce Yockey: {x-}{x-} / {a-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{4-Hearts} / {x-}

Jake Schwartz brought it in and Eddie Blumenthal completed it. David Benyamine came along and Bryce Yockey raised. Schwartz folded while Blumenthal and Benyamine called the raise.

Yockey bet fourth street and both players called. Benyamine and Yockey checked fifth street and Blumenthal bet. Benyamine folded and Yockey called.

Yockey fired at sixth street and Blumenthal called.

Both players checked seventh street. Yockey turned over {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} for a pair of aces, but Blumenthal turned over {3-Spades}{4-Clubs} to scoop the pot with threes and fours.

Eddie Blumenthal us
Eddie Blumenthal
us 1,900,000 1,100,000
Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
us 250,000 -590,000
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr 225,000 -370,000

Tags: Bryce YockeyDavid BenyamineEddie BlumenthalJake Schwartz

Benyamine More Than Doubles

zedmaster84 • Level 23: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante

Seven Card Stud

David Benyamine: {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} / {4-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{6-Hearts}{4-Clubs} / {k-Hearts}
Eddie Blumenthal: {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} / {k-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{7-Diamonds} / {q-Clubs}

David Benyamine was all-in after third street for 205,000 total and Eddie Blumenthal had his jacks in the hole crushed with split kings. However, Benyamine nailed running cards to a full house and more than doubled.

Brandon Shack-Harris us
Brandon Shack-Harris
us 1,000,000 -165,000
Eddie Blumenthal us
Eddie Blumenthal
us 800,000 -260,000
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr 595,000 195,000

Tags: David BenyamineEddie Blumenthal