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

Su and Benyamine Chop



On the {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{2-Spades}{Q-Hearts} board, David Benyamine and Joe Tehan checked to Stephen Su. Su bet and only Benyamine called to see the river, which was the {6-Clubs}. After Benyamine checked, Su bet. Benyamine called.

Su tabled the {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} and Benyamine showed the {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{4-Spades} and the two chopped up the pot.

David Benyamine 42,000 22,000
Stephen Su 20,000

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Amaral Chips Up


Chris Amaral opened with an early position raise to 1,600 only to have his opponent on his immediate left three-bet. Amaral made the call before check-raising the {3-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} flop.

His opponent wasn't too worried, and made it three bets to go with Amaral making the call as the {J-Spades} landed on the turn. Amaral bet, his opponent raised all in and Amaral made the call.

Amaral: {K-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}
Opponent: {Qs]{Q-Hearts}

The river of the {10-Spades} saw Amaral scoop the pot to send his opponent to the rail while moving to 60,000 in chips.

Chris Amaral 60,000 3,000

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Eslami Sweating Last Longer

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Ali Eslami
Ali Eslami

"Did you guys catch that?" asked Ali Eslami after our PokerNews field reporter returned to the tournament floor.

Responding with a stern nod of the head, Eslami added, "It's so sick because David Baker gave me twelve-to-one when I had 2,000 in a last longer!"

As we walked off, Eslami let out a little chuckle knowing that he may be a little richer if he can survive and then outlast Baker.

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Eslami Alive



[Removed:163] opened the button with a raise to 1,600 which was called by both Ali Eslami and the big blind.

Eslami led the {Q-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} flop with the big blind dropping out before Sheikh two-bet. Eslami called before finding himself all in on the turn for his final 400 when the {6-Spades} landed. Sheikh made the call.

Sheikh: {10-Spades}{7-Spades}
Eslami: {Q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

The river of the {Q-Hearts} would see Eslami improve to a full house while more than doubling through to 9,000 as Sheikh slips to 37,000 in chips.

[Removed:163] 37,000 -6,000
Ali Eslami 9,000 -26,000

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Wahlbeck Elects to Fold



Tommy Hang: (X)(X) / {A-}{2-}{K-}{Q-}
Ville Wahlbeck: (X)(X) / {3-}{9-}{2-}{A-} - fold

When we got to the table, sixth street was being dealt to each player. Ville Wahlbeck checked and Tommy Hang tossed out a bet. Wahlbeck tanked long and hard, but eventually folded this hand.

Tommy Hang 56,000 19,000
Ville Wahlbeck 25,000 -6,000

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Baker Slides

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David Baker raised to 1,600 and was called by the cutoff and Jen Harman from the small blind.

The flop of {7-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{3-Spades} saw both Harman and Baker check as the cutoff bet out 800. Harman folded, but Baker made the call as the {2-Diamonds} landed on the turn and Baker check-called 1,600.

The river blanked out and both players tapped the table with Baker's {10-Spades}{9-Spades} losing to his opponent's {As]{J-Spades} as Baker slips to 30,000 in chips.

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Stern Scoops Oppenheim

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David Oppenheim opened with a raise to 1,600 only to have Jason Stern three-bet the button. Oppenheim made the call to see a {5-Clubs}{10-Spades}{k-Spades} flop fall as Oppenheim check-called a bet from Stern as the {K-Diamonds} landed on the turn.

Oppenheim took the lead with a bet of 1,600 which Stern followed by two-betting as Oppenheim made the call. Both players checked the {7-Diamonds} on the river as Stern tabled his {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{5-Diamonds} to scoop the pot and move to 39,000 as Oppenheim slips to 34,000 in chips.

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Team PokerStars Update

Eugene Katchalov 96,000 37,000
Barry Greenstein 61,000 17,000
Noah Boeken 45,000 8,000
Alexander Kravchenko 43,000
Chad Brown 32,000 12,000
Pat Pezzin 32,000 7,000
Ville Wahlbeck 31,000 -1,000
Victor Ramdin 27,000 -12,000
Andre Akkari 17,000 -11,000
Lex Veldhuis 15,000 4,000

Books, Books, Books

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Phil Laak
Phil Laak

"How can you beat a guy that carries that many books around!" stated Tommy Hang as his friend Amnon Filippi showed him the collection that Phil Laak carries around.

"It adds good weight to my backpack!" responded Laak as some of the books included mixed game strategy and the bible of poker; Doyle Brunson's Super System 2.

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