Event #43: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
Event #43: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
Day 1 completed

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Sergey Altbregin ru 143,000
Carlos Mortensen es 125,800
Scott Bohlman us 117,600
Scotty Nguyen us 113,800
Mikael Thuritz se 107,700
Todd Brunson us 105,500
John Racener us 103,500
Matt Glantz us 97,500
Sebastian Ruthenberg de 96,100
Jason Lester us 92,200
Soheil Shamseddin 92,000
Daniel Alaei us 88,300
Greg Raymer us 88,000
Chris Ferguson us 86,900
Thor Hansen us 84,700
Sirous Jamshidi us 83,700
Scott Seiver us 79,700
Steve Billirakis us 78,700
Marcus Golser 77,200
Christopher Tryba 73,600
Marco Johnson us 70,500

Day 1 Comes to an End


The day started with 241 hopefuls who forked over the $10,000 buy-in for this year's H.O.R.S.E. Championship. Most of the big names in poker could be found in the Amazon Room today including Doyle Brunson, Erik Seidel, Daniel Negreanu, Joe Hachem, Annie Duke and Ted Forrest. All of whom managed to make it through Day 1, but not all were so lucky.

Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Howard Lederer, Andy Black, David Benyamine, Lex Veldhuis, Dan Heimiller, David Steicke, Maria Ho and David Bach, last year's $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. Champion, were among the notables who met their demise. Heading into Day 2, around 170 players remain. Among them are 2004 Main Event Champ, Greg Raymer; L.A. Lakers owner, Jerry Buss; fan favorites, Chris Ferguson and Jason Mercier; and high stakes pro, Eli Elezra. However, all of these players are chasing the big stacks of Carlos Mortensen, Scotty Nguyen, Matt Glantz and Sergey Altbregin.

Players are set to return tomorrow at 3:00 pm local time. Check back then for all the latest action from the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship, provided by PokerNews.

Juanda vs. Barbieri



John Juanda: (X-X) / {A-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} / (X)
Al Barbieri: (X-X) / {5-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{K-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} / (X)

Juanda completed the bet on third street and was called by Barbieri, who then turned around and bet fourth. Juanda raised and Barbieri made the call.

On fifth street, Barbieri checked and allowed Juanda to throw out a bet. Barbieri called and both players checked sixth street. Juanda threw out one more bet on seventh street and this time it was enough to take it down as Barbieri folded.

Juanda is up to 20,000 while Barbieri dropped to 40,000.

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PokerStars Pros Headline Table 286


Table 286 is currently home to three of the biggest names in poker. PokerStars Team Pro Canada member Daniel Negreanu and Team Pro USA member Greg Raymer have been joined by the 2005 Main Event Champ and Team Pro Australia member, Joe Hachem.

This is certainly a table that'll attract a lot of attention; unfortunately, the last level of the night is ticking down and the table won't last for long as the players will redraw seating assignments for Day 2.

Speaking of Day 2, all three PokerStars Pros are primed to make it. Negreanu and Hachem are both sitting with around 45,000 while Raymer is up to 85,000.

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Some New Dynamics


If Annie Duke thought her day would get easier with the elimination of Phil Ivey from her direct right, she was probably a little disappointed to see John Juanda fill that seat.

Joe Hachem's table has also now broken and he finds himself to the direct left of Greg Raymer.

Meanwhile Russian Sergey Altbregin has emerged through the pack to currently sit atop our chip count leaderboard with 133,000 chips.

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Various Chip Counts

Scott Seiver 100,000 40,000
Annie Duke 65,000 5,000
Erik Seidel 61,000 5,000
Mike Wattel 60,000 2,000
Richard Ashby 60,000 15,000
Dario Alioto 58,000 -2,000
Hasan Habib 54,000 36,000
Ted Forrest 53,000 1,000
Jean Robert Bellande 52,000 -2,000
Gary Benson 50,000 -8,000
Al Barbieri 49,000 29,000
James Mackey 44,000 -10,000
Alex Kravchenko 42,000 16,000
David Oppenheim 42,000 -4,000
Abe Mosseri 40,000 17,000
Toto Leonidas 40,000 -6,000
Chad Brown 40,000 5,000
Brock Parker 38,000 -12,000
John Monnette 35,000 -6,000
Michael Binger 34,000 18,000
Dewey Tomko 31,000 -4,000
Brandon Adams 31,000 -4,000
Sorel Mizzi 30,000 -7,000
John Cernuto 30,000 -3,000
Eric Buchman 29,000 23,000

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