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

Some Shorties


With six eliminations needed until the players hit the money, here are just a few of the short-stacks that will be looking either to survive or find a much needed double, triple or quadruple-up so that they are a chance of collecting (at a minimum) a $21,905 payday.

Mike DeGilio 75,000 -65,000
Daniel Alaei 60,000 -55,000
Chris Klodnicki 55,000 -90,000
Yuval Bronshtein 53,000 8,000
Eugene Katchalov 47,000 -48,000
Tom McCormick 21,000 -139,000

Sagstrom Has O'Dell's Number


In the last four hands of Omaha-8 at table 277, Erik Sagstrom and Frankie O'Dell have been getting into it with each other pretty hard. All but one quarter of one of those pots have gone to Sagstrom who is up 150,000 in those hands almost solely on O'Dell.

O'Dell now has 270,000 and Sagstrom is up to 390,000

Erik Sagstrom 390,000 160,000
Frankie O'Dell 270,000 -140,000

Tags: Erik SagstromFrankie O'Dell

Williamson Dancing on Broadway

• Level 17


By the time we got there, Tom Dwan and Robert Williamson III had put in enough bets on sixth street to have Williamson all in. They flipped over their hands before the river to find that Dwan had a wheel and a flush draw. Williamson already had the nut straight and needed to fade a spade.

Robert Williamson III: {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{5-Spades}
Tom Dwan: {a-Spades}{2-Spades}{3-Hearts}{4-Spades}{5-Hearts}{j-Spades}

Dwan flipped his {a-Clubs}, and Williams was safe before he showed the irrelevant {10-Hearts}. He is up to 210,000. Dwan still has over 300,000.

Tags: Robert Williamson IIITom Dwan

Don't Look Now . . . Hellmuth Leads WSOP Player-of-the-Year Race

[user80015] • Level 17
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

Current 2011 WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

Phil Hellmuth393.7520$500,140
Sam Stein385.7531$690,451
John Juanda33621$410,067
Amir Lehavot330.7521$578,454
Sean Getzwiller32521$647,854
Steve Landfish317.7020$330,044
Viacheslav Zhukov31511$465,216
Jake Cody313.1321$856,427
Eric Rodawig311.5021$446,954
Daniel Idema309.5021$384,738
Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier299.2531$364,565
Allen Bari292.6331$883,469

*Standings through Event #33

Monnette Finds River in Razz



John Monnette completed and Tommy Hang made the call. Monnette led fourth with Hang making the call before Hang led fifth and sixth with Monnette making the call. Hang checked seventh dark and then proceeded to call Monnette's 16,000-chip bet.

Monnette: (X)(X) / {6-}{A-}{6-}{A-} / (X)
Hang: (X)(X) / {9-}{4-}{8-}{9-} / (X)

Monnette tabled his {9-}{7-}{2-} to scoop the pot with his nine-seven low as he moved to 315,000 while Hang took a dip to 225,000.

John Monnette 315,000 55,000
Tommy Hang 225,000 -95,000

Tags: John MonnetteTommy Hang

Pescatori Doubles


Max Pescatori got it all in versus Matthew Ashton on fifth street and by the end his hand showed {10-}{9-}{8-}{4-}{3-}{2-}{a-} His eight-four low was enough to take down the pot and double up to 110,000

Max Pescatori 110,000 40,000

Tags: Matthew AshtonMax Pescatori

Stern Surrenders to Binger

[user80015] • Level 17


With the board reading {2-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{A-Spades}{9-Spades}{J-Hearts}, Michael Binger fired out a bet of 16,000 and Jason Stern called all in.

Binger tabled his {A-}{K-}{J-Spades}{3-} to take the high with two-pair and send Stern to the rail while moving to 430,000 in chips.

Tags: Jason SternMichael Binger

Soulier On A Tear, Seed Out

Huck Seed
Huck Seed


Fabrice Soulier has been on an absolute tear lately and just knocked out Huck Seed in Omaha-8.

The two got it all in on the turn with the board reading {j-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{4-Spades} and Soulier showed {a-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} for trip fours. Seed was drawing dead and mucked, but his hand had to be turned up per the rules and he showed, {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{2-Spades} the river was the {10-Spades} and Soulier now has 470,000 and is our chip leader.

Fabrice Soulier 470,000 40,000
Huck Seed Busted

Tags: Fabrice SoulierHuck Seed

Ducks for Daniel

[user80015] • Level 17


"It's ok to fold Chau!" stated Daniel Alaei after raising the button to 16,000 into Chau Giang's big blind.

"Ok, ok, I will" responded Giang as he flashed his {6-Clubs}{3-Spades}.

Alaei was pushed the pot and tabled his {2-Spades}{2-Diamonds}.

"Oh my god I had two overs. Two overs!" added Giang.

Tags: Chau GiangDaniel Alaei

Bust 'Em!


Two players made a quick trip to the rail to reduce our field to just thirty-three players.

Matt Hawrilenko Busted
Matt Grapenthien Busted