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

Bach Nearing 300K

[user68268] • Level 17


David Bach just scooped a big Razz pot that put him up to 295,000 in chips. Bach made a {10-}{9-}{5-}{3-}{2-} and called Eli Elezra who mucked his hand. Another player in the hand had a jack low. Elezra slipped back to 190,000 in chips.

Tags: David BachEli Elezra

Updated Chip Counts

David Bach 240,000 35,000
Eli Elezra 198,000 -17,000
Adam Friedman 145,000 57,000
David Baker 130,000 10,000
Ken Aldridge 55,000 -20,000
Ylon Schwartz 34,500 -15,500
Kyle Loman 30,000 6,000

Updated Chip Counts

Andrew Prock 200,000 -5,000
Michael Chow 160,000 117,000
Jonathan Tamayo 132,000 78,000
Josh Schlein 90,000 30,000
John D'Agostino 76,000 -11,000
Brett Jungblut 15,000 -47,000

Loman Makes It Two In A Row To Stay Alive

• Level 17

Coming back from our last break, Kyle Loman was playing the extreme short stack and needed to make some moves in order to survive. On a hand of Stud-8, Loman got it all-in against two opponents who checked it down trying to eliminate the vulnerable player. Loman's final board read {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}and his two pair were good enough for a chop, after one opponent tabled the {K-Hearts}{7-Spades}{7-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{8-Clubs} for a 2-4-6-7-8 low.

In the very next hand, this time playing Hold'em, Loman raised to 8,000 from late position and was three-bet to 12,000 by the button. Loman made the call and we saw a flop of {7-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}. The button bet enough to force Loman all-in and showed down the {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}, which was far ahead of Loman's {A-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}.

Turn: {A-Spades}
River: {5-Clubs}

With fortunate cards on both the turn and river, Loman finished with a wheel straight and picked up the pot, putting him back into contention as Day 2 rolls on.

Tags: Kyle Loman



• Level 16

The players are on a 20-minute break.

Rouhani Runs Another Right Out Of The Room

• Level 16


Rouhani: (X)(X) - {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}
Opponent: (X)(X) - {4-Hearts}{10-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{9-Spades}

On third street the action began to heat up, as the opponent bet 3,000 and Rouhani raised to 6,000. This move was met by a three-bet to 9,000 and a four-bet to 12,000 by Rouhani. The opponent tried to go all-in for his last few chips but the betting had been capped and he would have to wait until fourth street was dealt to risk his tournament life.

Rouhani made the easy call and both players received their seventh street cards. Rouhani quickly tabled the {5-Clubs}, meaning he was playing a pair of aces for the high and an A-3-4-5-7 low. His opponent squeezed his last card for a few seconds but could not find any improvement, and he mucked his cards face down before standing to shake Rouhani's hand.

Tags: Farzad Rouhani

Bronshtein Busts

Stud 8:

David Bach has collected more chips, sending Yuval Bronshtein to the payout desk in the process.

We picked the action on sixth street, so let's take a look at what each player's board looked like.

Bach: ({X-}{X-}){6-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{6-Hearts}{6-Spades}({X-})
Bronshtein: ({X-}{X-}){A-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Spades}({X-})
Opponent: ({X-}{X-}){7-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{8-Spades}({X-})

Bronshtein was already all in and Bach bet his trips, getting called by the other player in the hand. On seventh street Bach bet, again getting called by the third player in the hand. Bach tabled {2-Spades}{3-Spades}{4-Clubs}, completing a 6-4-3-2-A low to go with his trip 6's, good enough to scoop the entire pot.

David Bach 205,000 25,000
Yuval Bronshtein Busted

Tags: David BachYuval Bronshtein

H.O.R.S.E. Rookie Tim Sullivan Soaring on Day 2

• Level 16


We caught up with the action as Timothy Sullivan and an all-in Edward Espino were involved in a hand of seven card stud, with Sullivan's opponent squeezing his seventh street card to see if he had made a flush.

Sullivan: {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{K-Hearts}{A-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{4-Hearts}
Espino: {5-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}

With Sullivan showing two pair, aces and kings, Espino knew exactly what he needed to catch in order to survive: any diamond for a flush or any queen for trips. As is tradition in stud games, Sullivan exposed his seventh street card first to show Espino if he was drawing live or not. The {6-Clubs} changed nothing and Sullivan stood up in anticipation, yelling "make it a black card dealer, no red, no red!"

Espino squeezed his last down card as slowly as possible, praying to see a shiny diamond or a beautiful queen. When he began to frown and shake his head, Sullivan knew he was safe and retook his seat. Espino flipped up his {5-Hearts} and knocked the table, offering a "good game sir" as he departed for the cashier's cage for a 50th place finish.

Sullivan later told us that he "had never played this game before, except for a $100 satellite yesterday" which he used as a primer to teach himself the basics of H.O.R.S.E. With over 150,000 chips after this hand, Timothy Sullivan will likely have plenty of time to keep learning as he advances deeper and deeper in this event.

Tags: Timothy SullivanEdward Espino

David Gets Some Chips Bach

• Level 16
David Bach
David Bach


David Bach has upped his stack to about 180,000 after winning a nice razz pot. On seventh street, Bach got action with a board of {2-}{2-}{5-}{6-} against an opponent with {8-}{2-}{Q-}{A-} showing.

Bach tabled down cards of {A-}{4-}{K-} for a 6-5-4-2-A to take down the pot.

Tags: David Bach