Event #37: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
Event #37: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
Day 1 completed

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Ron Ware 122,300
Dustin Leary 114,000
Eugene Katchalov 101,600
Daniel Negreanu 99,900
Thomas Koral 98,400
Brett Richey 88,000
Barry Greenstein 86,900
Anton Allemann 85,800 35,800
Jan Suchanek 85,100 34,100
Chris Tryba 84,400
David Baker 83,500 50,500
Chau Giang 80,700 -4,300
Jared Davis 77,000
David Singer 76,700 11,700
Robert Mizrachi 75,400
Michael Binger 73,800 27,300
Erik Sagstrom 72,600
Ram Vaswani 70,900 56,900
Fabrice Soulier 70,100 10,100
Kyle Loman 70,000
Thomas Weideman 69,300
Alexander Dovzhenko 68,500
Daniel Ospina 68,300
Mori Eskandani 68,000 -8,000

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The Course Walked in the H.O.R.S.E. Championship; Ron "Grumpy" Ware On Show

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Chip leader Ron Ware
Chip leader Ron Ware

Another day in the halls of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino has come to a close for the 2011 World Series of Poker with the Event #37: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship and its remaining players bagging their chips for the evening.

Following the numbers set in the previous mixed game championships, many were sceptical of the number that would be attracted to one of the final big buy-in events of the series. Although we didn't surpass the number set last year, this year's field fell just one shy as 240 players took to the felt.

Not too many eliminations were expected today, but nearly sixty players found themselves on the rail with Ron "Grumpy" Ware sitting atop with an amassed 122,300 in chips. Of the two other players (that we are aware of) that sit in the six-figure club was also located on Ware's table with Dusty Leary bagging 114,000 ahead of Eugene Katchalov (101,600). Daniel Negreanu (99,900) Tom Koral (98,400), Barry Greenstein (86,900), Chris Tryba (84,400) and Robert Mizrachi (75,400) are just a few more of the notables possessing an ample amount of chips.

With a $609,130 first prize and coveted gold bracelet on the line, the short stacks of Mike Matusow, Mickey Appleman, Frank Kassela and David Baker cannot be ignored as anything can happen over the next two days. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be back on the floor tomorrow from 3:00 p.m. PDT providing continuous live updates as we aim to play down until just a final table of eight remain in Event #37: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship!

Sarah Grant talked to Mike Matusow. Check it out.

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Chips Ahoy! Who's Got The Most?


A quick look around the room, and here is who we've discovered as being some of the chip leaders.

Ron Ware 126,500
Dusty Leary 117,000 87,000
Eugene Katchalov 95,000
Daniel Negreanu 95,000
Barry Greenstein 89,000
Chau Giang 85,000
Fabrice Soulier 84,000
Daniel Ospina 79,000
Robert Mizrachi 79,000
Mori Eskandani 76,000
Marco Traniello 73,000

Klodnicki Bests Singer



Action folded to the button and Chris Klodnicki raised. David Singer three-bet from the small blind and Phil Laak called from the big blind. Klodnicki also called.

The flop came down {A-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{4-Clubs} and Singer bet. Laak folded and Klodnicki called.

The turn was the {A-Spades} to pair the board. Singer bet and Klodnicki called.

The river was the {6-Hearts} and Singer checked after thinking for a little bit. Klodnicki fired a bet and Singer gave it up.

David Singer 65,000 35,000
Chris Klodnicki 58,000 10,000

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Updated Chip Counts

Ron Ware 120,000 7,000
Daniel Negreanu 82,000 24,000
Tom Koral 77,000 6,000
Chris Klodnicki 48,000 -1,000
Phil Laak 39,000 -4,000
Shaun Deeb 37,000 7,000
Steve Zolotow 34,000 -1,000
Ed Tonnellier 32,000 2,000
Jerry Buss 25,000 -29,000
Mark Dickstein Busted

Lex Legged by Lester

Lex Veldhuis exits
Lex Veldhuis exits


With the board reading {5-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{8-Clubs}, Lex Veldhuis found himself all in holding {10-Spades}{8-Spades} against Jason Lester's {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}.

The river of the {J-Spades} wasn't what Veldhuis was hoping for as he was bundled to the rail while Lester moved to 59,000 in chips.

Jason Lester 59,000 20,000
Lex Veldhuis Busted

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Ramdin Getting Low


Victor Ramdin is getting severely low. He's down to just 8,000 in chips here in the last level of the night. We'll see if he can run it up or not. With Ramdin, anything is possible.

Victor Ramdin 8,000 -19,000

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Hang Chips Up



Tommy Hang just picked up some more chips. We got to the table with the board of {Q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{K-Hearts} laid out in the middle of the table and Hang fired a bet. His opponent thought for a minute or so and then gave it up, allowing Hang to chip up about 6,000 or so.

Tommy Hang 55,000 16,000

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