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

Zaichenko Makes an Offer Alaei Can't Call

• Level 17


Daniel Alaei: (X)(X) / {7-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{9-Spades} / (X)
Andrey Zaichenko: (X)(X) / {8-Hearts}{q-Spades}{10-Hearts}{9-Hearts} / (X)

We arrived on seventh to some of the scariest boards we've seen all day. Daniel Alaei and Andrey Zaichenko each had 56,000 in bets in front of them from the first four rounds of betting. Zaichenko put in a river bet, and despite the pot odds, Alaei just couldn't make the call. He slipped to 115,000, and Zaichenko is up to 345,000.

Tags: Andrey ZaichenkoDaniel Alaei

Fricke Crippled



We were unable to catch the action, but Jimmy Fricke has just beeb scooped in a massive pot by Frankie O'Dell.

The result. Fricke slides down to 43,000 as O'Dell soars to 410,000 in chips.

Frankie O'Dell 410,000 95,000
Jimmy Fricke 43,000 -75,000

Tags: Frankie O'DellJimmy Fricke

Updated Chip Counts

Fabrice Soulier 430,000 145,000
Shawn Buchanan 320,000 115,000
Frankie O'Dell 315,000 5,000
Matthew Ashton 305,000 -28,000
Fu Wong 300,000
John Monnette 260,000 80,000
Chau Giang 250,000 40,000
Felipe Ramos 250,000 180,000
Andrey Zaichenko 245,000 45,000
Erik Sagstrom 230,000 50,000
Jacobo Fernandez 230,000 145,000
Ram Vaswani 225,000 -65,000
Daniel Alaei 165,000 -15,000
Mike DeGilio 140,000 100,000
Jimmy Fricke 118,000 -132,000
Chris Tryba 115,000 5,000
Max Pescatori 70,000 -13,000
Viacheslav Zhukov 35,000 -145,000
Matt Grapenthien 8,000 -62,000

Updated Chip Counts

Michael Binger 390,000 165,000
Tommy Hang 320,000
Joe Cassidy 270,000 -80,000
Tom Dwan 250,000 -5,000
Daniel Ospina 220,000 85,000
Kyle Loman 210,000 60,000
Tom McCormick 160,000
Chris Klodnicki 145,000 35,000
Robert Williamson III 145,000 -5,000
Brett Richey 135,000 -60,000
Sam Silverman 130,000 -80,000
Pawel Andrzejewski 115,000 20,000
Eugene Katchalov 95,000 15,000
Huck Seed 90,000 -30,000
Matt Hawrilenko 85,000 -20,000
Yuval Bronshtein 80,000 10,000
David Oppenheim 50,000 10,000
Jason Stern 25,000 -55,000


• Level 16

We are on our last 20-minute break of the night. Two more levels left to play.

Ramdin Max'd to the Rail

[user80015] • Level 16
Victor Ramdin will have to wait for his fifth cash of the series
Victor Ramdin will have to wait for his fifth cash of the series

It seems as though the PokerNews blogger's curse has come true again, and on this occasion it is Victor Ramdin that has suffered.

Earlier in the day, we wrote a piece on Ramdin as he chased his fifth cash of the series, but unfortunately for the Team PokerStars USA Pro, it will have to wait another day.


Ramdin found himself all in on fourth street against Max Pescatori, and when the Italian made aces full of sevens, Ramdin mucked on seventh while making a swift exit to the rail as Pescatori moved to 83,000 in chips.

Tags: Victor RamdinMax Pescatori

Texas Dolly Hits The Rail

Doyle Brunson
Doyle Brunson


Doyle Brunson raised it up preflop, Eugene Katchalov re-raised, and Doyle re-raised all in with Katchalov calling.

Katchalov: {q-Spades}{3-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}
Doyle: {a-Hearts}{4-Spades}{q-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}

The board ran out {10-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{k-Spades} and Katchalov's two pair was enough to send Doyle to the rail. Doyle was close to the money, but was eliminated about 20 people short. This elimination continues his WSOP cashing drought as he hasn't cashed since the 2009 $10,000 World Championship Seven Card Stud H/L-8.

After the knockout, Katchalov is back up to around 80,000

Eugene Katchalov 80,000
Doyle Brunson Busted

Tags: Doyle BrunsonEugene Katchalov

Juanda Exits


The Tournament Director has just broken another table to leave us with five tables containing slightly less then forty players.

One of those players that was unable to make the final five tables was multi-bracelet winner John Juanda who was unable to gather momentum after being crippled in a hand down to one big bet just several orbits ago.

John Juanda Busted

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Benyamine Busts

David Benyamine (from day one)
David Benyamine (from day one)


David Benyamine found himself all in against Matthew Ashton on fifth street as both player's boards ran out as follows.

Benyamine: {A-}{8-} / {2-Hearts}{6-Spades}{9-Clubs}{3-Hearts} / {J-Diamonds}
Ashton: {3-}{2-} / {6-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{k-Spades} / {10-Spades}

It would be Ashton's ace-king high that would see him scoop the pot - with his seven-six low being superiour to Benyamine's eight-six - and send Benyamine to the rail as Ashton moved to roughly 330,000 in chips.

Matthew Ashton 333,000 23,000
David Benyamine Busted

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