Event #17: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

Rouhani Rivers a Wheel for the Scoop

• Level 11


Farzad Rouhani and an unknown opponent were involved in a heads-up pot. The flop fell {5-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{3-Clubs} and Ronhani called his opponent's bet of 1,000. The turn came {10-Clubs} and again Rouhani called his opponent's bet, this time for 2,000 chips.

River: {A-Clubs}

After the opponent fired another bet of 2,000 into the middle, Rouhani raised it up to 4,000, prompting the other player to stand up and stare his man down. He eventually decided to make the call and was shocked to see Rouhani table the {2-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{J-Clubs} for a rivered wheel straight.

The opponent only recognized the low and asked the dealer "no high hand?" The dealer calmly pushed Rouhani's {2-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} to the forefront of the table and said, "He has a straight for a high hand, sir." The opponent was crestfallen and told Rouhani "I had trip tens and a six-low there... nice catch."

Rouhani responded with "I had a flush draw there too, what can I do?" as he scooped the huge pot.

Tags: Farzad Rouhani

Bach Loses to Ace High

[user68268] • Level 11


David Bach raised and the small blind called to see the flop come down {J-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{3-Spades}. The small blind bet, Bach raised and the small blind called.

The turn was the {K-Diamonds} and the small blind check-called a bet from Bach to see the {3-Diamonds} fall on the river. The small blind checked, Bach bet and the small blind called.

Bach tabled the {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts} for a busted straight draw and the small blind showed the {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}. The small blind's ace high was the winner and Bach dropped back to 31,000 in chips.

Tags: David Bach

Elezra Continues to Dominate, Scoops Pot With Wheel

• Level 11


We caught the action as Eli Elezra was involved in a hand with two other players, one of whom was all in for his tournament life.

Elezra: (X)(X) - {4-Hearts}{2-Spades}{10-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}
Opponent # 1: (X)(X) - {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}
All-In Opponent: (X)(X) - {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}

Eli Elezra bet out on third, fourth, fifth, and sixth streets and was called by both opponents each time. By fifthe street, one of his opponents stood up to await his fate, as he was all in an at risk. His double-paired board appeared to be a strong one, but on seventh street Elezra again fired out a bet and opponent # 1 made the call. Elezra happily announced "Wheel!" as he flipped up his down cards: {A-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{5-Clubs} for the nut straight and the nut low.

Neither opponent could table a full house to beat Elezra and the Day 1 chip leader continued his torrid pace, eliminating one player and taking a healthy stack of chips from another.

Tags: Eli Elezra

D'Agostino Scoops

[user68268] • Level 11


John D'Agostino: (X)(X) - {3-Clubs}{5-Spades}{5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} - (X)
Player 1: (X)(X) - {2-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} - (X)
Player 2: (X)(X) - {6-Diamonds}{4-Spades} - fold

John D'Agostino fired all streets and was called all the way down. When the hand got to showdown, D'Agostino's opponent announced that he had a low and a flush with the {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{2-Spades} from his down cards. The player did have a flush, but actually didn't have a qualifying low. D'Agostino tabled the {6-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{4-Clubs} from his hole four fives full of fours and scooped the entire pot. He's up to 49,000 in chips now.

Tags: John D'Agostino


Welcome to Day 2

Eli Elezra (Event #9)
Eli Elezra (Event #9)

Welcome back for Day 2 of Event #17: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.. With 185 players remaining from the whopping field of 963 players, today is going to be another great day on the felt. The money line is set at 96 and that will surely be reached today. The man with the best chance to make the money — at least chips wise — is Eli Elezra. He leads the field with 92,100 in chips.

There's plenty of other big names remaining in the field, including Victor Ramdin, Lyle Berman, Patt Pezzin, John D'Agostino, David Chiu and Bryan Micon. We'll be sure to keep you updated to their progress throughout the day as well as everyone else that we can.

The plan for the day will be to play down to a final table is reached or through an entire ten levels. We're going to go out on a limb here and say that it will be the latter that causes play to stop for the day, but you never know. Play is set to kick off shortly at 2:30 PM PT, so stay tuned for all of the action straight from the floor!

Be sure to check out the June 11th update as well from our very own Nicki Pickering.

Tags: Eli Elezra

Day 2 Table and Seat Draw

2751Matthew Solberg7,600
2753Andreas Krause26,400
2754Andre Akkari42,000
2755Zachary Bush21,800
2756Trai Dang23,000
2757Frankie Odell32,300
2758Michael Noori11,300
2761Timothy Sullivan14,500
2762Jean Gaspard15,600
2764Andrew Barber39,600
2765Justin Laugherty6,400
2766Arlene Berezansky7,500
2767Kerry Knoll39,400
2768Charles Foehl7,900
2771Meikle Partin11,800
2773Chad Brown4,500
2774Mikhail Savinov14,500
2775Scott Lake22,800
2776Dennis Brent28,500
2777Gretchen Brummer4,000
2778Thor Hansen11,400
2782Alexander Schwartz20,700
2783Richard Tatalovich48,000
2784Jack Rosenfeldt33,700
2785Cody Munger55,500
2786Robert Toft13,300
2787Jeff Freedman9,500
2788Dale Phillips44,500
2791I Alexander Freitez40,600
2792Tristan Clemencon46,700
2793Francis Cagney2,100
2794Amnon Filippi9,900
2795Kevin Marcus30,100
2796Steven Diano14,200
2797Eric Sclavos7,700
2801Jonathan Hales3,700
2802Patrick Pezzin38,500
2803Kyle Milam19,100
2804Nicholas Verkaik9,300
2805Layne Flack28,700
2806Steven Burkholder20,200
2807Rajesh Vohra3,500
2808Lawrence Birk10,600
2811Michele Limongi16,000
2812Dustin Leary26,400
2813Edward Espino19,100
2814Andrew Prock9,200
2815John Hoang15,500
2816Joseph Stanski27,600
2817Josh Schlein50,800
2818Roy Shimada4,400
2821David Chiu29,500
2822Julien Renard67,600
2823Richard Bondi6,600
2824Michael Horowitz29,000
2825Ben Tang14,600
2826David Arsht4,100
2827Victor Ramdin52,100
2828Bill Schonsheck9,500
2831Miguel Proulx13,400
2832Mehdi Messadi8,300
2833Denise Molloy24,900
2834Pearce Arnold18,800
2835Aaron Steury29,400
2836Bonnie Damiano Leinhos29,900
2837Ylon Schwartz31,300
2838Bryan Micon6,300
2841Austin Marks49,900
2842Ken Aldridge37,500
2843Sebastien Sabic36,500
2844Paul Edwards13,300
2845Lyle Berman49,700
2846Ryon Nicholson13,900
2847Art Duncan17,400
2848Allen Green14,000
2851Jean-Daniel Pessina10,000
2852Jorge Walker26,500
2853Sokchheka Pho21,600
2854Ian Hiaring7,000
2855Svetlana Gromenkova56,800
2856Mikal Blomlie6,000
2857Owais Ahmed42,400
2858William Smith16,600
2861David Bach38,000
2862Neil Yekell10,400
2863Sergey Altbregin26,100
2863Larry Stjean19,200
2864Kathryn Bohrer45,500
2865Jason Tackitt22,700
2866Yuval Bronshtein49,500
2867Antoine Amourette51,500
2868Matthew Mueller6,400
2871Scott Clements9,400
2872Cyndy Violette13,200
2873Brian Lives4,400
2874Jason Mencher25,200
2875Peter Dirksen2,000
2876Shawn Van Asdale7,100
2877Frank Rasile14,300
2878Ronald Mcmillan21,100
2881Valentino Morella50,700
2883Ron Ware45,800
2884Carlos Mortensen17,900
2885Cory Zeidman14,000
2886Max Pescatori5,500
2887Thayer Rasmussen16,200
2888Eli Elezra92,100
2891Christian Kohl14,400
2892Mark Castagnini20,400
2893Kirill Gerasimov6,300
2894Drew Boyett46,300
2895Farzad Rouhani38,300
2896Jonathan Tamayo38,400
2897Steve Simmons12,000
2898Stephen Su26,700
2901Michael Conti6,400
2902Eric Rodawig40,300
2903Russ Salzer38,600
2904Daniel Colpoys46,000
2905Ben Yu8,500
2906Jeanne David30,500
2907William Adler27,200
2908Alan Enciso18,000
2911Jason Helder36,100
2912Akio Ishii3,800
2913Richard Hodgkins14,000
2914Denis Ethier46,000
2915Kristan Lord33,100
2916Ryan Hughes38,000
2917Clayton Prinster4,600
2918Steve Weiss25,800
2921Allen Bari28,400
2922Nicholas Kost73,600
2923Gerald Arnerich20,300
2924Edward Fishman19,300
2925Charles Janney5,500
2926Travis Atkins9,000
2927Dan Heimiller26,500
2928Tim Marsters5,400
2931Thomas Besnier10,100
2932Ken Lennaard21,500
2933Keith Correll16,600
2934Aaron Duczak16,300
2935Sonu Sharma9,600
2936Andrew Weisner14,000
2937Francesco Barbaro4,600
2938David Baker17,500
2941Samuel Ngai66,300
2942Robert Lauria37,700
2943Bruce MacGregor23,100
2944Ivo Donev19,000
2945Todd Brunson12,100
2946Kyle Loman37,200
2947Bill Graffis14,900
2948Kyle Miaso26,500
2951Marshia Shutt13,000
2952Roy Thung18,800
2953Alexander Kostritsyn49,900
2954Timothy Chappell38,700
2955David Fox46,800
2956Matthew Stenger27,400
2957Andrew Brown24,900
2958Chiori Gannon10,200
2961David Miscikowski46,900
2962Justin Schwartz54,700
2964Yosh Nakano20,600
2965Adam Friedman9,700
2966Brian Schwartz400
2967Antoine Chuzeville7,200
2968Paolo Compagno45,200
2971Parviz Razavian17,200
2972Scott Abrams4,200
2973Richard Digiorgio11,100
2974Danny Scott24,900
2975John D'Agostino37,600
2976Daniel Medeiros16,000
2977David Eisendrath19,200
2978Alexander Dovzhenko38,500
2981Justin Truesdell34,900
2982Jose Razocabrera26,000
2983Ronald Brown5,500
2985Mayu Roca Uribe30,300
2986Brett Jungblut14,800
2987Andrew Yeh34,600
2988Michael Chow48,200
Event #17: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
Day 2 started