Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
Day 2 of Event #37: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship of the 2011 World Series of Poker has to a conclusion with 23-players remaining in chase for the coveted gold bracelet.
Starting the day with 173 players, action flew fast as players jostled for a place high on the leaderboard. Bracelet winners David Bach, Todd Brunson, Frank Kassela, Barry Greenstein, Carlos Mortensen, Mike Matusow, Daniel Negreanu, Doyle Brunson and John Juanda all fought hard, but unfortunately were unable to sneak into the money as Eugene Katchalov became the unfortunate bubble boy.
The story of the day however was the controversy that occurred between Daniel Negreanu and Michael Binger over a possible angle shoot, and whether or not a particular player should be bound to a raise. With that particular hand lasting close to ten minutes, Binger eventually tank-folded the turn to keep just several big bets in his stack. Although severely rattled, Binger managed to regain his composure and fight hard to eventually end as the chip leader with an amassed 742,000 in chips.
With 23 players remaining in the field, snapping close at his heels is Fabrice Soulier (560,000), Daniel Ospina (532,000), Jacobo Fernandez (526,000) and Ram Vaswani (505,000). Bracelet winners John Monnette (325,000), Chau Giang (262,000) and Max Pescatori (243,000), along with talented mixed game players Brett Richey (142,000), Yuval Bronshtein (135,000) and Tom Dwan (135,000) still remain.
The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be back on the floor providing continuous live coverage from 3:00 p.m. PDT as we look to play down until the Event #37: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship winner is crowned!
|292||7||Robert Williamson III||22,000|
|Robert Williamson III||22,000||-88,000|
Daniel Alaei got it all in on third street against Daneil Ospina and their boards read out as follows (in no particular order)
Ospina's flush took it down and Alaei is our first player eliminated in the money.
The clock is paused with 10 minutes remaining in the level. Each table will play three more hands before quitting for the night.
"It's always three hands. It's never four," lamented Max Pescatori. "Why never four?"
|Robert Williamson III||110,000||-100,000|
|7||Robert Williamson III|
Felipe Ramos was in the big blind with only 2,000 behind after he was crippled in a previous hand. John Monnette called under the gun, Yuval Bronshtein called on the button, and Fabrice Soulier joined from the small blind. Ramos tossed in his extra 2,000, as did everyone else.
All three players with chips checked the flop and the turn. The river was the , and Monnette checked. Bronshtein put out a bet, and Soulier and Monnette both folded. "I got it," Bronshtein said, tabling for the nuts.
While Ramos was all in, Eugene Katchalov busted on another table. That means the remaining players are in the money and we get to skip hand-for-hand.