Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Day 2 of Event #84: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. at the 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas has reached a finish.
The day started with 179 gold bracelet-seeking hopefuls. That number has been cut to just 22 players who found bags. Leading the pack is David Bach with 1,094,000.
The 2009 WSOP $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. Champion is no stranger to mixed-game success, and he looks to add another bracelet to the three already in his collection.
Closest on his tail is Perry Friedman with 985,000. Friedman donned his staple LED hat and mask as usual, with virtual bubbles when on the bubble and a dollar sign to celebrate the bubble bursting.
Event #84: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||David Bach||United States||1,094,000|
|2||Perry Friedman||United States||985,000|
|4||Roberto Marin||United States||968,000|
|5||Mike Wattel||United States||843,000|
|6||Andrew Brown||United States||827,000|
|7||Joseph Thomas||United States||796,000|
|8||Kevin Gerhart||United States||778,000|
|10||Richard Tatalovich||United States||738,000|
Taking place in Bally's Event Center for Day 2, the H.O.R.S.E. players were surrounded by the electric energy of the World Series Main Event at the main stage. Some players were not a fan of the distracting sounds that come with that spectacle, and others loved having the room's energy for the day. They will be near the spotlight again tomorrow as players in the Main Event will return to the main stage tomorrow as well.
Not everyone was lucky enough to find a bag, early casualties were Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Mike Matusow, Eli Elezra, Allen Kessler, and Scott Seiver. Eric Kurtzman felt the pain of being the stone bubble when his two pair wasn't good enough for the high or low of a stud eight or better hand. Later in the day saw the falls of Adam Friedman, Brad Ruben, and David Williams.
Players did reach the final three tables redraw before the end of the night and will come back tomorrow at 2 p.m. local time in Bally's Event Center once more.
That does it for today's action, be sure to tune back into PokerNews tomorrow to see who can become the final mixed-game champion of the summer here at the 2022 World Series of Poker.
|Bally's||646||1||David Bach||United States||1,094,000|
|Bally's||646||2||Greg Mascio||United States||286,000|
|Bally's||646||3||Daniel Ratigan||United States||321,000|
|Bally's||646||4||Lawrence Brandt||United States||606,000|
|Bally's||646||5||Kevin Gerhart||United States||778,000|
|Bally's||646||6||Mauricio Ferreira Pais||Germany||200,000|
|Bally's||646||8||Mike Wattel||United States||843,000|
|Bally's||654||1||Yarron Bendor||United States||480,000|
|Bally's||654||3||Lena Wang||United States||400,000|
|Bally's||654||4||John Racener||United States||71,000|
|Bally's||654||5||John Bunch||United States||178,000|
|Bally's||654||6||Jonathan Williams||United States||427,000|
|Bally's||654||7||Andrew Brown||United States||827,000|
|Bally's||654||8||Kristan Lord||United States||599,000|
|Bally's||662||1||Roberto Marin||United States||968,000|
|Bally's||662||2||Joseph Thomas||United States||796,000|
|Bally's||662||3||Cody Espeseth||United States||326,600|
|Bally's||662||5||Richard Tatalovich||United States||738,000|
|Bally's||662||7||Jordan Siegel||United States||389,000|
|Bally's||662||8||Perry Friedman||United States||985,000|
Play has ended for Day 2.
Following the eliminations of Christopher McHugh and Christopher Carney in the last few minutes of the night, a total of 22 players found bags.
A full recap of today's action will be posted shortly.
|646||6||Mauricio Ferreira Pais||305,000|
Stud 8 or Better
Michael Gagliano: //
Cody Espeseth: //
Tomasz Gluszko: / - folded fifth street
Michael Gagliano committed the last of his chips on third street against Cody Espeseth and Tomasz Gluszko.
Espeseth bet fourth and fifth streets, which got Gluszko out of the pot.
Gagliano was actually ahead for the high hand with a pair of deuces, but a seven on sixth street gave Espeseth the lead, and Gagliano couldn't improve on seventh street to send him to the rail.
Mike Wattel completed and Owais Ahmed said, "Let's gamble," as he moved his 44,000 into the middle with Wattel.
"I've got a baby pair," said Ahmed, and showed his deuces in the hole.
Ahmed couldn't improve at all, while he saw Mattel make two pair to take it down.