Carlos Mortensen completed and Jason Young and Jeet Shetty made the call before Young took the lead by betting fourth, fifth and sixth street. Shetty folded on fifth, as Mortensen called Young down before both players checked seventh.
Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and the 2011 World Series of Poker for Day 2 of Event #37: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship!
A stellar field took to the felt yesterday to form a $2,256,000 prizepool where over $600,000 and a coveted gold bracelet was up for grabs. The 240 players that went to battle in a game that is widely agreed to be one of the toughest to play saw the field reduced to 173 after just eight levels of play.
Ron "Grumpy" Ware sits atop the leaderboard with an amassed 122,300-chip stack, but snapping at his heels is Dustin Leary with his 114,000-chip stack. Team PokerStars Pros Eugene Katchalove (101,600), Daniel Negreanu (99,900) and Barry Greenstein (86,900) sit in the top ten alongside Tom Koral (98,400), Brett Richey (88,000) and Chau Giang (80,700).
The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on the floor providing continuous live coverage from 2:30 p.m. PDT, so make sure to stay tuned right here as we begin writing the story of the next H.O.R.S.E. Championship winner!
Be sure to check out the June 22nd update from our very own Sarah Grant.