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

Seiver Silenced By Cyndy

Scott Seiver eliminated
Scott Seiver eliminated


Scott Seiver's last chips went into the middle during stud against Cyndy Violette. The cards were on the backs when we arrived to the table and here's what we saw:

Seiver: {A-Spades}{Q-Spades}{10-Spades}{10-Clubs}{5-Spades}{8-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}
Violette: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}

Queens up for Violette was too much for Seiver and he was sent to the rail. Violette is now sitting behind a stack of 220,000.

Tags: Scott SeiverCyndy Violette

Seiver Can't Out-Draw the Nuts


Matt Lefkowitz: (X-X) / {2-}{5-}{4-}{q-} / (X)
Scott Seiver: (X-X) / {7-}{9-}{5-}{7-} / (X)

Scott Seiver called a bet on every street to get to his final card. Matt Lefkowitz bet in the dark on seventh, and Seiver called that one too. Lefkowitz showed {a-}{3-} for the nuts, and Seiver sighed. "Seven-five I actually made," he said sadly. Seiver is down to 70,000 while Lefkowitz moved up to 140,000.

Tags: Scott SeiverMatt Lefkowitz

Smith Out



With Jordan Smith all in on third street, Pawel Andrzejewski continued to fire bets into the side pot against Dario Alioto. Andrzejewski fired on fourth and fifth, before Alito bet on sixth and was all in on seventh.

Andrzejewski: (X-X) / {8-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{6-Spades} / (X)
Smith: (X-X) / {A-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{Q-} / (X)
Alioto: ({A-Hearts}{J-Spades}{3-Spades}) / {7-Spades}{8-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}

Alioto showed an eighty-seven low to go with his aces which was good to scoop as both opponents tossed their cards into the muck.

Smith hits the bricks, Andrzejewski is down to 145,000 as Alioto is now up to 130,000.

Tags: Pawel AndrzejewskiDario AliotoJordan Smith

Big One for Brunson


Todd Brunson: (X-X) / {5-}{9-}{6-}{4-} / (X)
Matt Glantz: (X-X) / {5-}{K-}
Al Barbieri: (X-X) / {5-}{8-}{4-}{9-} / (X)

Brunson opened the action with a bet, and Glantz and Barbieri both called. On fourth, it was Glantz' turn to bet out, and the other two came along. On fifth, Sugar Bear took his turn at leading, and Brunson called while Glantz gave up. Brunson bet sixth, and Barbieri called. Brunson fired a final bullet on seventh, but after peeling his down card, Barbieri decided against wasting a bet and folded.

After the hand, Brunson was up to 300,000. Barbieri's on the ropes with 50,000, and Glantz is looking solid with 220,000.

Tags: Al BarbieriTodd BrunsonMatt Glantz

Here Comes The Matador!

Carlos Mortensen
Carlos Mortensen


Carlos Mortensen is now a clear chip leader after collecting a massive Stud-8 hand against Jordan Smith and Dario Alioto. We didn't catch the action, but the result was clear as Mortensen scooped with {K-Clubs}{2-Spades}{5-Spades}{9-Hearts}{4-Spades}{7-Spades}{8-Spades} for a flush to go with an eighty-seven low.

Mortensen is now up to 540,000 with Smith now crippled on the short stack.

Tags: Carlos MortensenJordan Smith

Some Razzle From Cyndy



Richard Ashby completed before Cyndy Violette announced a raise. Ashby made the call. On fourth, Violette fired a bet as Ashby bricked but made the call.

Violette led again on fifth before pairing up on sixth. Ashby checked but Violette fired a bet with Ashby calling. On the river both players checked it down.

Violette: ({4-}{6-}{6-}) / {3-}{9-}{8-}{8-}
Ashby: ({K-}-X-X) / {4-}{Q-}{3-}{10-}

Ashby couldn't improve as Violette took it down with her nine low. She's up to 160,000 with Ashby back down to 115,000.

Tags: Cyndy VioletteRichard Ashby

Chow on the Nuts


Eugene Katchalov raised from late position, and Michael Chow defended his big blind. The drawalicious flop fell {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{10-Hearts}, and Chow check-raised. Katchalov called, and the {j-Diamonds} on the turn made things even more interesting. Chow bet, and Katchalov called. Same action after the river bricked off the {3-Spades}. Chow turned over {q-Clubs}{j-Spades}{9-Hearts}{9-Clubs} for the flopped nut straight. Katchalov flashed {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}, but his top set was no good and landed in the muck.

Katchalov slipped to 143k, overtaken by Chow's 150k. The players at his table may want to steer clear of Chow during rounds of Omaha-8. He earned his first bracelet a few weeks ago in the $1,500 O-8 event and has a talent for hitting big hands when he needs to.

Tags: Eugene KatchalovMichael Chow

Mackey Gets Fold From Mosseri



On fourth street, James Mackey led the betting before Abe Mosseri caught better on fifth to take the lead. Mosseri bet again on sixth but when the river was dealt, Mosseri checked, Mackey bet and Mosseri folded.

Mackey: (X-X) / {8-}{A-}{J-}{2-} / (X)
Mosseri: (X-X) / {8-}{2-}{4-}{9-} / (X)

Mosseri is down to 75,000 with Mackey up to 100,000.

Tags: Abe MosseriJames Mackey

Dario Dances With The Ladies



Dario Alioto led the betting on fourth and fifth streets before checking down sixth and seventh against Nick Schulman.

Alioto: ({Q-Spades}{J-Hearts}{5-Clubs}) / {Q-Clubs}{4-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}
Schulman: (X-X-X) / {9-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{8-Clubs}

Schulman's board was connecting but he couldn't find a hand to beat Alioto's trip queens. Alioto is up to 140,000 with Schulman back down to 106,500.

Tags: Dario AliotoNick Schulman

Break Something

The TD just announced that we're on a 20-minute break. "What'd he say? Break!" shouted Barbieri. "Great! I can go kill myself now."